The Best of Lhasa-Tibet-5 days package includes the exploration of the forbidden city in depth. In millennium Buddhism, Lhasa is known as the holy city of wonders. For this reason, the 5 days in Lhasa Tibet offer a full exploration of Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Drayerpa Cave, traditional Barkhor bazaar and religious monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung).

As we wander through the charming whitewashed Tibetan quarters, we are enchanted by the holy city. Tibet's heart, Lhasa, is the starting and ending point, and it includes all its beautiful landmarks. Tibet's former capital, Lhasa, lies at an altitude of 3600m (12,000 feet). Among the favourite destinations of international travellers is the old town. Travellers will discover the narrow streets of Tibet surrounded by the giant green and white mountains on the Best of Lhasa-Tibet-5-days itinerary. Buddhists flock to the city during the month of Losar, which marks the Buddhist New Year. 

January to June and October to December is the best time to visit Lhasa. During July and August, the city is facing heavy rainfall. Anyone can do this Lhasa-Tibet-5-day package. We can customize the trip for you or bundle it with our Eternal Himalaya Adventure with other cultural tours




Enjoy the scenic flight viewing the white trans of the white Himalayas (Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m).

Explore the bowels of Potala, the spiritual fortress of Dalai Lama.

Walk around the shrines of Jokhang.

Follow the mendicants and monks in Barkhor, the fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit.

Attend a prayer or meeting at the monasteries of Ganden, Sera, Drepung.

Explore the richly supplied traditional Barkhor Bazaar.

Enter the Drayerpa cave, the 50 different mini caves of the Lama meditators. 


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Day 1:Arrive at Lhasa from your stated destination

Tibet welcomes you. A 5-day trip to see the best of Lhasa and Tibet begins once you arrive in Lhasa. An agent from the Eternal Himalaya Adventure welcomes the travellers with a warm Tibetan greeting before escorting them to their three-star hotel rooms. While walking to the hotel room, we see the colourful prayer flags fluttering from Tibetan houses shaped like trapezoids on the flowing Kyichu River. In addition, one can view the nearby market or visit Lhasa's attractions upon reaching the hotel room. We prepare a lavish dinner of Tibetan cuisine for the travellers in the evening. 


  • Accommodation Yes
  • MealsNo
  • Maximum Altitude3656m

Potala and Norbulingka Palace are first on the sightseeing list in Lhasa. King Songtsen Gompa, the 33rd great king of Tibet, built the legendary palace on an anonymous hill. In addition to the magnificent room that was once the residence of the Dalai Lama and another Buddhist shrine, we explore another famous Buddhist temple. As we move onto Norbulingka Palace, the summer residence of Dalai Lama, this historic palace is considered one of the most extensive artificial gardens globally. Afterwards, we visit the Tibetan traditional hospital, research, training, and producing medicines. The night we shall stay in one of the finest hotels of Tibet.


  • Accommodation Yes
  • MealsNo
  • Maximum Altitude3656m

Ganden Monastery is located at the pinnacle of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m), 57km east of Lhasa. Gelug Monastery in Tibet is one of the oldest and most refined, featuring delicate murals and sculptures. A jewelled armour from Emperor Qianlong is found in the monastery. The afternoon is spent at the Drayerpa cave, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Tibet. There are more than fifty private caves for Lamas who seek solitude for meditation. Overnight we shall reside in Tibet.


  • Accommodation Yes
  • MealsNo
  • Maximum Altitude3656m

Our tour of Sera monastery and Drepung monastery, both constructed in the 14th century, takes place. Almost 10,000 monks are housed within these monasteries. Buddhist monasteries can be seen to reflect the beliefs, customs, and culture of Buddhist monks. Each monastery has a whitewashed exterior and golden roofing.  

Temples dedicated to lamas, monks and specific beings are located at Jokhang Temple. A finely crafted mandala and decorative pattern decorate the temple, which is sculpted and painted. 

Our next stop is Barkhor Bazar (the old Lhasa), where we look at its back alleys. As the 7th century Tibetan essence fills the street, the aroma of yak butter fills the air. If you are looking for Tibetan fabrics and local souvenirs, this is the place to go.


  • Accommodation Yes
  • MealsNO
  • Maximum Altitude3700

A conclusion has been reached to our Lhasa-Tibet 5-day tour. Depending on our flight time on this day, we will explore the streets of Lhasa before boarding the flight back to our respective destinations. 





    Cost Details

    Pickups and dropoffs from the airport and hotel

    Transportation by private vehicle

    Twin-sharing accommodation with breakfast in Lhasa 

    Professional English-speaking tour guide

    Entrance fees for museums and monasteries as per itinerary

    Taxes and service fees where applicable

    Cost of Chinese visa 

    Additional beverages apart from the ones included in Itinerary 

    Flight for an international destination

    Travel Insurance

    Tips for local guides and drivers accompanying you throughout the trips.

    Useful Info

    Flying from  Kathmandu to Lhasa

    Lhasa and Kathmandu have two direct flights, both run by Sichuan Airlines and Air China. The best part of flying from Nepal to Tibet sees the Himalayas from above, including the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest.

    By Road: 

    Tibet can be entered in this way most of the time. Many tourists fly to Kathmandu and then enter Tibet via land due to the many direct international flights available to Kathmandu. You can, however, enter Tibet through the Kerung, Simikot and Kodari borders if you are already in Nepal. The Kodari border is closed temporarily due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. An alternative route through Kerung, which is located 3 hours away from Kathmandu, is used. In particular, travellers who are interested in touring or trekking Kailash use the Simikot border. Near the Kerung border, you can find a lot of cars, vans, and buses.

    Mainland China


    The China-Tibet railway system includes five routes. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is a popular choice. Beijing to Lhasa is a two-day journey. Tibet gets reached in 21 hours from Xining. Tibet is connected to Shanghai by train every day. It takes about 43 hours for the Chengdu-Tibet train to depart every other day. In China, the longest train ride is from Guangzhou to Tibet, which takes 54 hours.

    Flights: Tibet can be reached within seven hours by air from Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu. The flight from Chengdu to Lhasa is especially popular in winter because of the discounts. Flying to Lhasa is accessible from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shangrila, Kunming, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, Xining and Kathmandu. Furthermore, Chengdu is also connected to Shigatse and Nyingchi in Tibet via several daily flights. The most popular way to enter Tibet is by land from mainland China, which takes seven to fifteen days. There are two major routes: the Qinghai-Tibet Highway (1937km, an estimated 5 - 7 days) and the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway (2086km, an estimated 10 - 15 days).

    Passport and Visa Information

    Tibet travel permits can be obtained in Kathmandu through a travel agency (Tibet via Nepal) and a Chinese visa. The Tibet Travel Permit is not the same as a valid visa for China. A Tibet travel permit is still required for those with Chinese tourist visas. For foreign travellers travelling from mainland China to Tibet, a permit is still needed. You will have to reserve a guide and pre-arrange private transportation for trips outside of Lhasa to receive the permit. In addition to the permits required outside of Lhasa.

    Travel Insurance

    Tibet is a remote location, so you may need to be evacuated by air if you are seriously injured or very ill. A lack of adequate health insurance isn't an option in these circumstances. It is essential to ensure you have evacuation coverage.

    Banking and Foreign Exchange

    Tibet follows the same currency policy as the rest of China: the Renminbi (RMB). Bank of China is the only financial institution that offers foreign exchange services. In Lhasa, several Chinese banks, including the Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China. Furthermore, some hotels with four or five stars provide exchange services. Coins are not used or accepted by Tibetans. Travellers to Shigatse, Shannan, Ngari, Nyingchi, and Nagqu, where banking services are limited, are advised to carry enough cash for their trip.


    Power sockets in Tibet are of types A, C, and I. There is a standard voltage of 220 volts and a standard frequency of 50 Hz. Consider your country has a standard voltage of 220 - 240 V (as does the UK, Europe, Australia, and most Asian and African countries). 

    If your country has a standard voltage in the range of 100 V - 127 V (like Canada, the United States and most of South America), a voltage converter is required in Tibet. Voltage converters might not be available in Tibetan stores so you can bring yours. Alternatives include buying them in Kathmandu (if travelling to Tibet through Nepal).

    Suppose the label on your electric appliance states' INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance is compatible with all countries. Tablet/laptop chargers, camera batteries, and cell phones often cause this situation.

    Drinking water

    The water from taps or ice made from fixtures is not consumed. In most hotels, including Lhasa, the water is boiled first before being served hot or cold. When trekking in remote areas, consuming boiled water or using water-purification tablets is recommended when travelling in remote areas. It would be best never to drink locally brewed alcohol as they are often made with contaminated healthy water. Tea, on the other hand, is always safe to drink. The majority of supermarkets sell large 5-litre bottles of drinking water.

    In Tibet, the water is hard, so it has to be boiled at least for ten minutes to be purified. Consider buying a water filter when travelling for an extended period (often more economical than buying bottled water). Using total filters, you can ensure that your water is safe to drink since they remove all parasites, bacteria, and viruses.


    The sodium chloride in chloroform tablets (e.g., Puritans, Steritabs) will kill most pathogens, but not giardia or amoebic cysts. Water can be purified with iodine in liquid (Lugol's solution) or tablet form (e.g. Potable Aqua). Use only a tiny amount of iodine and follow the directions carefully.

    Best Time to Visit Tibet

    Visits to Tibet are most prevalent from May to September. Clear skies and warm weather characterize the day. From April onwards, snow/ice begins to melt, clearing blocked roads, and making it easier to visit Tibetan townships. Due to the busy season, prices are at their highest level.

    Visiting Tibet between April and October to November is an excellent time to save about 20% of your money. Due to the minimal number of tourists, there are many hotel and vehicle options.

    Travel to Tibet is least prevalent in winter (Dec-Feb). It is freezing outside, but you have the entire place to yourself. In the off-season, hotels and vehicle rentals are considerably cheaper, which means you will pay half as much as when tourism is at its peak.

    Last-minute booking on Tibet tours 

    Booking is the best way to execute the whole trip without any hassle. However, Eternal Himalaya does provide a last-minute booking facility for those who are unable to book in advance. For this clients are required to pay 100% of the trip cost within 24hrs before the trip departure.

    In case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for the delays because of the events which are beyond our control, such as weather changes, unavailability of lodges and other unfavourable conditions which lead to trip delays and flight cancellations. Despite these unfavourable circumstances we do our best to manage a trek at any time.

    For more information, call us at +977 9851254672 (Ram Sharan) or email us.

    Trip extension 

    If you want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, after completing your trek. We recommend you to use your spare time exploring Kathmandu valley and neighbouring places. We can provide you with a lot of options such as enjoying adventure activities - Bungee jumping, rafting, zip-flyer, cycling, and paragliding. 


    You may want to give us feedback about our services after completing your trek. Please feel free to react and comment whether it is a positive or negative response we will take it as constructive criticism. After completing your Everest Base Camp Trek, our company will organize a farewell dinner and present you with a trek completion certificate.

    Equipment list for Tibet Tours 

    Here is the complete essential list of equipment for the Tibet tours. The weight of your luggage is limited up to 9 kg, so, therefore, we advise you to carry only essential items. In case you require to carry more than 9 kg, we can arrange porters.

    Head Wear

    Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat

    Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat


    Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)

    Neoprene face mask (Optional)

    Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)

    LED Headlamp × 2 and spare batteries

    Face/body care items

    Sunscreen with SPF above 50

    Sunglasses with UV protection × 2 pairs

    Face/body cleansing wipes (biodegradable wipes)

    Moisturizer lotion for face/body

    Lip balm

    Hand Wear

    Liner gloves × 2 pairs

    Fleece gloves × 2 pairs

    Body Wear

    Hiking shirts × 2 pairs

    Full-sleeved thermal undershirts × 2 pairs

    Fleece jacket

    Waterproof and windproof hooded rain jacket

    Down jacket (thick down jacket for winter treks)

    Polypropylene underwear × 5-6 pairs

    Synthetic material hiking pants × 2 pairs

    Long johns × 2 pairs


    Waterproof jacket and pants

    Lightweight cotton pants


    Foot Wear

    Woollen socks × 6 pairs (thick light socks)

    Lightweight shoes/scandals

    Hiking Boots

    Essential Gear


    Day pack for basics

    Waterproof covers for your bags and packs

    Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freezes in winter)

    Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)

    Water purification tablets, drops or portable water purifier/filter bottles or, gadgets

    Trekking pole


    Large plastic bags and stuff sacks

    Personal Toiletries

    Medium size towel



    Biodegradable bar soap


    Nail clippers

    Small mirror

    Toilet papers


    Personal accessories



    Cell phone



    Pocket knife

    Extra items / Travel gear

    First aid kit

    Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Travel insurance documents

    Notebook and pen 


    Personal entertainment


    International electrical adapter