6 Days Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour

  • US$ 1090


Itineraries


Day 01: Arrive Lhasa

  • 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. 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 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. Then we can do leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy sunset of Namtso. At night, we you enjoy night view of the milky way at the lake shore. Stay overnight at Namtso Tent Guest house Day 04: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km - 5 hours ) (B) In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso, one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, you can see snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland ( in summer) . Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road Railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), you can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake. Namtso Lake is also a famous sacred Buddhist site. Enjoy the spectacular starry sky at lakeshore

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.

Includes


Includes

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

Cost does not include:

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

This tour is exclusively private and it is only you are on the tour. If you want to join with other travelers - the cost may be less. Let us know which month you wish to travel so we can put you in there.

Consider:

1. Chinese Embassy requires passport physically for 3 full days to process China/Tibet visa if visa is obtained in Kathmandu

2. Visa working days are Mondays to Fridays from 11 am onward; receiving visa time is in the afternoon of 3rd day

Excludes


Dates & Price

Private tour arrangement - exclusively you only in the group

2 person        US$1090 per person       

3-5 person     US$  900 per person

6-9 person     US$  720 per person

10-15 person US$  615 per person

Single room supplement: US$175

This tour is exclusively private and it is only you are on the tour. If you want to join with other travelers - the cost may be less. Let us know which month you wish to travel so we can put you in there.

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