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6 Days Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour


6 Days

Starting at

Lhasa Airport or Train Station

Ending at

Lhasa Airport or Train Station

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3 star Hotels


Daily Breakfast


Lhasa, Potala Palace, Namtso Lake


Tibet Cultural tour

Explore the Serene Beauty of 6 Days Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour

Join this captivating journey through the heart of Tibet with our exclusive 6-day Lhasa and Namtso Lake tour. This classic itinerary combines the cultural richness of Lhasa with the pristine natural beauty of Namtso Lake, offering you an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions.

Tour Highlights

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa Your adventure begins with a warm welcome in Lhasa, the spiritual and administrative capital of Tibet. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel, where you can acclimatize to the altitude and prepare for the days ahead.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street (B, D) Immerse yourself in Lhasa’s cultural wonders as you visit the iconic Potala Palace, former residence of the Dalai Lama. Marvel at its majestic architecture and delve into its rich history. Continue to the sacred Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhists, followed by a stroll through Barkor Street, where traditional Tibetan markets and bustling shops await.

Day 03: Lhasa Tour – Drepung and Sera Monastery Explore the ancient monastic universities of Drepung and Sera, where monks have pursued Buddhist teachings for centuries. Gain insights into Tibetan Buddhism as you wander through tranquil courtyards and witness monks engaged in religious debates and rituals.

Day 04: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours) (B) Venture beyond Lhasa to the mystical Namtso Lake, nestled at an altitude of 4,400 meters amidst breathtaking mountain landscapes. Experience the serene beauty of this sacred lake, known as the “Heavenly Lake of Tibet,” and immerse yourself in its tranquil ambiance.

Day 05: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yangpachen (230km, 5 hours) After a peaceful morning at Namtso Lake, journey back to Lhasa via Yangpachen, renowned for its hot springs and picturesque Tibetan plateau scenery. En route, take in the expansive vistas and reflect on the natural splendor of Tibet.

Day 06: Depart from Lhasa (B) As your journey comes to a close, cherish your final moments in Lhasa before transferring to the airport for your departure. Depart with memories of a lifetime and a deeper understanding of Tibet’s cultural heritage and natural wonders.

Considerations for Your Journey

Planning for this tour includes important logistical details:

  • Visa Requirements: If obtaining a China/Tibet visa in Kathmandu, plan for at least 3 days for processing, as the Chinese Embassy requires your passport physically for this duration. Visa processing occurs on weekdays from 11 am onward, with passport return typically on the afternoon of the 3rd day.


Join us on this meticulously crafted journey to uncover the spiritual and natural treasures of Tibet. From the ancient splendor of Lhasa’s monasteries to the pristine shores of Namtso Lake, each day promises a blend of cultural immersion and breathtaking landscapes. Our commitment to personalized service ensures that you receive the utmost care from planning to execution, allowing you to focus on embracing every moment of this extraordinary adventure.

Book your Lhasa and Namtso Lake tour today and embark on a journey of discovery unlike any other.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3656m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can see Yarlung Tsangpo River/Bhamaputra river - the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on your way to hotel.After arriving at hotel, you may take a rest and get acclimatized with Lhasa’s high altitude. If you wish to explore some close by then you can go to the Potala Square or close market. Stay overnight in Lhasa. Evening free.

Notes to the first time visitors: to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet it is advised to have a proper sleep in your hotel, drinks lots of water, not to rush and relax in visiting to the monuments.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa.

Next visit after lunch is Jokhang Temple that has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhang temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1416, and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived here and were entombed. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea.

In the Afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction would be to see is the Monks debate which happens around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Beside these you can visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery,see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. It is very impressive and well preserved monastery that has white-washed walls and golden roofs.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours ) (B)

After breakfast leave Lhasa, driving through the vast prairie in Damxung, where you can see the closest nomads area to Lhasa, with herds of yaks and sheep. Besides, you can also enjoy the view of the Qinghai-Tibet railway against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
While crossing the snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Rainges, pause at the renowned Lagenla Pass (5190m) to marvel at the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake from a distance. Descend the road to reach Namtso Lake, one of the ‘Three Holy Lakes’ in Tibet. For a panoramic view of Namtso Lake, climb to the top of the hill on Tashi Dor Island, where the circular lake resembles a boundless blue sea surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the magical stone pillars and peaks, and explore meditation caves and Buddhist holy sites on the island with your local guide.

Day 05: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230km -5 hours )

Enjoy the sunrise view of the Namtso Lake at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.

In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional,Price $25 not included in package) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 06: Departure from Lhasa (B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. End of tour.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 3 $925.00
4 - 5 $790.00
6 - 9 $600.00
10 - 15 $520.00
Single - Supplement $145.00


  • 01. Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis using 3 star Hotel like Hotel Dhoodgu or Yak or similar
  • 02. Daily breakfast
  • 03. English speaking experienced Tibetan guide
  • 04. Transportation as per itinerary
  • 05. Entrance fees at monasteries
  • 06. Tibet Travel permit
  • 07.  Mineral water – 2 bottles each day


  • 01. China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu (applies as per nationalities)
  • 02. Any Airfare
  • 03. All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
  • 04. Lunch and Dinner at hotels
  • 05. Alcoholic beverages and bar bills
  • 06. Personal health and accident insurance


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