04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet

Tour Route: Gonggar Airport - Lhasa - Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Market - Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Duration 04 Days
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Accomodation Hotel BB
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Start Lhasa
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
End Lhasa
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Max Altitude 3,600 M
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Best Season April - November
04 Days Short tibet tour: Exploring the heart of Tibet
Group Size 1 - 15
Grade Easy

Trip Overview

The four-day short tibet tour is the shortest possible tour of Tibet. Encircled by massive mountains, including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, from the North and lit up by numerous Buddhist Shrines, Tibet is considered an unexplored region that is holy itself. It is also known as the “Roof of the World” and is the highest location globally, with an average height of more than 4,000 meters.

Lhasa, which translates as the place of God, is one of the highest cities globally. It stands at 3490m and is Tibet’s Administrative capital. It allows one to witness Tibet’s culture, traditions, art, and way of life and explore the most famous places, such as Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Barkhor Square, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery.

With breathtaking landscapes and its culture and traditions, this is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime tour. We at Tashi Delek have organized the itinerary so that you can fully enjoy the tour of famous and historical places quickly.

Contact our Expert directly to learn more about the packages and customization of itineraries.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover Tibet’s rich history, culture, architecture, and art.
  • Explore Potala Palace; chapels, rooms, and furnishing are worth exploring.
  • Visit the reverent and spiritually serene Jokhang Temple.
  • Witnessing the breathtaking views of the surrounding town and snow-capped mountains from Drepung Monastery.
  • Visit Barkhor Street, a famous market in Tibet, to get a taste of the native way of life. The Street has numerous shops offering traditional and cultural items.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 01

Arrival in Lhasa

Once you land at Gonggar Airport, one of our representatives will pick you up and drive you to the hotel.

You will rest for the day, eat decent food, and prepare yourself for the tour.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02

Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B)

Once you have a decent breakfast, we will visit the renowned Potala Palace.

Potala Palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. From here, one can have a fantastic view of the entire city. It is also the residence of the Dalai Lama. The stories connected with the Palace will mesmerize you. It used to be the epicenter of Tibet’s temporal and spiritual strength.

Later, we will have lunch and then visit the famed Jokhang Temple. It has priceless cultural artifacts, including a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. Many Buddhists gather here daily from around Tibet to burn incense as a form of worship. Every crevice of the Jokhang Temple reveals its spiritual importance, and you can witness the architectural combinations of three different communities: Tibetan, Indian, and Nepalese.

Later, we will end our tour today with a visit to Barkhor Market. The street is round and surrounds the Jokhang Temple. It is home to an unusual goods marketplace and a plethora of religious environments. When you are touring Tibet, you must not miss visiting this street.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03

Lhasa Tour - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel, and then our guide will drive you to one of the largest Tibetan monasteries, Drepung Monastery. The Drepung Monastery is the most significant Gelugpa monastery in Tibetan Buddhism, located at the base of the Mountain Gambo Utse. This monastery holds around 10,000 monks, 540 pastures, and 141 fazendas. It is also famous for its other name, “Rice Heap.” When viewed from a distance, the monastery’s imposing white structure resembles a pile of rice.

Later, we will visit another large monastery, Sera Monastery, located at the base of Tatipu Hill. Its three principal structures are Tsokchan Hall, Dratsang College, and Kamtsan Dormitory. Those rooms have unmatched paintings, exquisite statues, fragrance fabric, and scriptures inscribed in gold powder. Also, lively discussions on Buddhist philosophy are held in this location, which sets it apart from the other well-known monasteries in Lhasa.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04

Depart from Lhasa (B)

Today is the last day of your short tour to Lhasa. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Gonggar airport, where you can head back to your desired destination.

Please Note

We have updated our dates and price list, which you can find above. But if you cannot find a perfect date for the trip or want to customize it, then you can Contact Us here.

Also, we are offering a discount for those travelers who come in a group of 3 or more. You may also get a discount if you book the trip earlier.

Contact Us for more.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers to hotel.
  • Accommodation for three nights on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Private and public vehicles used for the trip
  • Any required permits and entry fees during the trip
  • Professional guide, profound in English, and approved by the Tibetan Travel Bureau.
  • All meals that are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any International flights and China Visa Fee (not included in the trip)
  • Travel and medical insurance or any evacuation during the trip.
  • Any gratitude or tips in any form to guide, porters, or any other.
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, groceries, liquors, etc.
  • Extra day staying or traveling expenses other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen events such as illness or a delayed or canceled flight.

We value your well-being and comfort trip

Surely, you may have researched a lot regarding the trip to Mt. Kailash and have gathered much more information. But, with all the information and your confidence in completing the trip will not be enough. We, our team, and guide with years of experience will do anything to make sure that you are safe and you experience a comfortable travel. Also, we have some other value-added services that will assure you had the perfect trip of lifetime.


Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging on the Lhasa Tour. We will book you a 3-star hotel for this tour, but if you want a more luxurious one, you must mention it earlier, which may cost you extra.

Hospital and medical facilities

Hospitals and medical facilities are entirely available. This tour is leisurely, and you do not have to walk for hours to get somewhere. Our guides are professionals and ready for any emergencies.

Communication facilities

After you reach Tibet, you’ll need a Chinese SIM card. Once specific procedures are completed, Chinese SIM cards can be purchased and recharged while traveling. Lhasa has internet facilities, but you can also use a Chinese SIM card to connect to the internet.

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