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Lhasa and Holy Lake Namtso 6 Days Tour

Price from USD 720 p/p

May to October Best Time
12 Group Size
4718 Max Altitude
Lhasa, Namtso lake, Potala place

This 6-day tour allows us to visit the holy city-Lhasa and the holy lake-Namtso, combining both culture and natural landscape together. In Lhasa city, we will visit the most important Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. During our stay in Lhasa, you will soak in the Tibetan religion and get to know the really Tibet. As for the Namtso Lake visit, we will experience utterly different atmosphere (nomad life) and it will bring you the uncomparable scenery you will ev

DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
Day 1:Arrive Lhasa
Day 2 : Lhasa sightseeing of Potala palace, Johnkang temple, bakor street
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing of Drepung monastery, sera monastery
Day 4: Lhasa - Namtso lake
Day 5:Namtso lake - Lhasa
Day 6: Lhasa departure
Itinerary Details

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the airport/train station and welcome you and take you back to Lhasa city for check-in. You will see the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa River on the way back. After you arrive the hotel, the rest day is for you to rest and get acclimatized. If you feel well, it's OK to walk around or nearby but it's suggested to take good rest so you can be prepared for the sightseeing next day.

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Toay we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.

Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.

Sera Monastery Sera Monastery

Optional: If you want to, we can arrange the Wencheng Princess Show at night. Price starting from 60 USD.

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Today we will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Potala Palace Potala Palace

Jokhang Temple is known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Around the temple, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple. If you want to, we can do kora with local pilgrims.

Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple

We will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.

Barkhor Street Barkhor Street

Later we will have welcome dinner together with the whole group members.

Day 4: Lhasa-Namtso Lake

This morning we will drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake. It is 1 of 3 holy lakes in Tibet and is the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. On the way to Namtso Lake, you will  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 Pass(5190m), you can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake. Timer permmitring, you can do an experience trekking around Tashidor Island along the lakeshore. 

Namtso Lake Namtso Lake

Notice: Afterwards we will drive back to Damxung or Yangpachen instead of staying overnight at the lake because starting from 2019, due to the local construction, all guesthouse nearby the lake is tore down for the sake for environmental protection. 

Day 5: Damxung/Yangpachen-Lhasa

This morning we will enjoy the hot spring at Yangpachen (Please prepare your own swimming suit). The famous Yangpachen lies on the southern slope of the Nyenchen Tangula Mountains and is famous for its geothermal scenery. Thanks to its special condition, a resort is built here, making having hot spring spa a feasible chance for local people and travelers. After the relaxed spa, we will drive back to Lhasa city.

Yangpachen HotspringYangpachen Hotspring

Day 6: Tibet departure

Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time. Tour ends.

Price Guide
TimeNov. 16-March 31April 1-June 25June 26-Aug. 25Aug. 26-Oct. 15Oct. 16-Nov. 15
Price720 USD740 USD840 USD790 USD740 USD

   

Discount
1. 3 pax booking together get 5% discount.
2. Booking 3 months in advance get 5% discount.
Notice: 2 discounts cannot be used together.

Price Includes
1.   Local Transfer: from 5-23 seat depending on the group tour size
2.   Accommodation (3-star sharing twin room)
3.   Local English speaking guide
4.   Entrance tickets listed above
5.   Tibet Travel Permit 
6.   Daily Water
7.   Oxygen supply when needed
8.   Welcome dinners
9.   Service fee
10. Government tax
11. Travel Accident Insurance
12. Pick-up service and drop-off service at fixed time
13. Permit delivery fee inside China
14. hotspring fee at Yangpachen

Price Excludes
1. Tips to guide and driver
2. Meals 
3. Your own expenses
4. Single room supplement
5. Domestic/international train/flight to and leave Tibet


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