Lhasa to Namtso Lake Adventure (6 days 5 nights)

Tibet

Tour Code: JLS   This is an adventure tour from Lhasa to Namtso Lake.
Please check out the tour dates and prices next to the itinerary.
We will tour these places: Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake.
Stay in 3 star Hotels.

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Place, Johkang Temple, Barkor Street (B)
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which 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.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;

Optional:
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (from 60USD)

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Drepung and Sera Monastery

In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: 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.

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

Namtso Lake is also a famous sacred Buddhist site. Enjoy the spectacular starry sky at lakeshore

Day 5: 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 6: Depart from Lhasa(B)
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
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AB: American breakfast    L: Lunch    D: Dinner 

Start End Land Only Booking Status
The Year 2017
4/30/17 5/5/17 $750
5/2/17 5/7/17 $750
5/4/17 5/9/17 $750
5/7/17 5/12/17 $750
5/11/17 5/16/17 $750
6/6/17 6/11/17 $750
6/10/17 7/15/17 $850
7/19/17 7/24/17 $850
7/31/17 8/5/17 $850
8/8/17 8/13/17 $850
8/16/17 8/21/17 $850
9/9/17 9/14/17 $800
9/13/17 9/18/17 $800
9/17/17 9/22/17 $800
9/28/17 10/3/17 $800
10/19/17 10/24/17 $800
11/8/17 11/13/17 $800

Single Supplement: $180

The prices including:
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Help with hotel check in and out
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Meals listed in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide and professional driver
• Sightseeing and attraction admission fees

The prices not including:
• Arrival and departure flights
• China visa ($185) and Tibet visa ($20)
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips for tour guides

Unique experiences:
Visit Potala Palace
Buddhism debate in Sera Monastery
Tibetan art and traditional work on Barkor Street

Accommodations:      
Stay in decent three star hotel in Lhasa
Breakfast provided

Flights:
China Domestic flights available upon requests.
International flights available upon requests.

Tour operation:
English speaking tour guide escorted
Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Hotels check in and checkout assistance
Flight check in assistance
Optional programs available

Lhasa Yak Hotel 3*
Yak Hotel is in the heart of the city of Lhasa in Tibet-five minutes’ walk from Jokhang Temple, Ramoche monastery, and the Barkhor street.The hotel was officially opened in April 1986 and has received an average of over 6000 guests each year. It has 62 rooms and 185 beds, with standard, medium and deluxe rooms, and hot water available 24 hours a day. The hotel also offers services of car and bicycle rentals, a business centre which includes an IDD and Fax line, a banking counter, and restaurant

Address: No.100 Beijing East RoadLhasa.  Phone: 0891-6323496