Is Lhasa Expensive?

Is Lhasa expensive to visit?

Lhasa is a frequently visited and budget-friendly place to visit. With a daily average travel cost of $71, it's somewhat less expensive than most other destinations in the world. When compared to the rest of Asia, it is a moderately priced destination. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as Shenyang and Mount Kailash.



Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

How expensive is Lhasa?

Travelers spend an average of $71 per day when visiting Lhasa (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Lhasa here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Lhasa?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Lhasa costs around $212 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $423.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Lhasa?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Lhasa will cost around $494 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $988.

Is it expensive to backpack in Lhasa?

Lhasa attracts a few backpackers, but traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a small number of hostels found here. The average cost of a dorm bed in a hostel in Lhasa is $24 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $24 and the most expensive are more than $24 per night. (See hostel prices in Lhasa here.)

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Lhasa?

In Lhasa, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $17 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is more than the country's average of $17.

    • 4 Days Lhasa City Essence Tour: $745
    • 4 Days Lhasa City Tibet Tour included Permit issued: $760
    • Lhasa: Private Full-Day Tour w/ Lunch: $800
    • 5 Days Classic Lhasa Tour with Yamdrok Lake in Tibet: $999
    • Nepal Tibet Tour 8 Days: $2,736

    Is food expensive in Lhasa?

    In Lhasa, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $26 per day on food, which is more than the country's average of $23.

    Is transportation expensive in Lhasa?

    The prices of local transportation in Lhasa can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $3 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $16. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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