Lhasa and Holy Lake Namtso 6 Days Tour

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★ No shopping. Pure sightseeing.
★ Officially registered Tibetan English guide.
★ High quality service provided by our professional team.
★ Small group tour to guarantee the service and quality.
★ Comfortable tourist vehicle with oxygen and water supply to make sure the safety and comfort.
★ Use fingertip blood oxygen meter to follow guests’ health condition.
★ Hand-picked Tibetan restaurants with safe food and local flavor.
★ Comfortable hotel with good location.
★ Traditional...
★ No shopping. Pure sightseeing.
★ Officially registered Tibetan English guide.
★ High quality service provided by our professional team.
★ Small group tour to guarantee the service and quality.
★ Comfortable tourist vehicle with oxygen and water supply to make sure the safety and comfort.
★ Use fingertip blood oxygen meter to follow guests’ health condition.
★ Hand-picked Tibetan restaurants with safe food and local flavor.
★ Comfortable hotel with good location.
★ Traditional Tibetan welcome dinner and use Tibetan restaurants during the tour as much as possible.
★ Pay more attention to interaction and activities with local communities rather than just tour.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to hotel. The rest time is for you to relax or explore the city on your own.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Lhasa City Sightseeing

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. Potala, named after a holy hill in South India, is a Sanskrit word meaning "Abode of the Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Mercy)." The Potala Palace is said to be used for greeting a Han Princess. Legend has it that in the 7th century, to greet his bride Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) of China, the Tibet King Songtsen Gampo built a 9-storey palace with a thousand rooms up on the Red Hill and named...
Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to hotel. The rest time is for you to relax or explore the city on your own.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Lhasa City Sightseeing

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. Potala, named after a holy hill in South India, is a Sanskrit word meaning "Abode of the Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Mercy)." The Potala Palace is said to be used for greeting a Han Princess. Legend has it that in the 7th century, to greet his bride Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) of China, the Tibet King Songtsen Gampo built a 9-storey palace with a thousand rooms up on the Red Hill and named it Potala. The palace was mainly made of stones and woods, and decorated with special local willow branches called Baima Grass.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
It's said that in 647, the first Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617 - 650) built the Jokhang Temple. Due to its magnificence, it quickly attracted thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. As a result, a trodden path appeared. That is the origin of Barkhor Street. Today many pilgrims still hold the prayer wheels to walk clockwise there from dawn to dark. Also, you can see some pilgrims walking or progressing body-lengths by body-lengths along Barkhor Street.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Optional
1. After the standard tour ends, time permitting, our guide may take you to visit the Tibetan handicraft workshop or Tibetan traditional medicine center.
2. Wencheng Princess Show (starting from 60 USD per person)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: We will arrange a welcome dinner for the whole group.
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 3: Lhasa City Sightseeing

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. Everyday, Lamas will debate in the courtyard with each other to discuss the Tibetan sutra. You cannot miss this amazing scene when visiting Tibet.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Situated at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery). Covering an area of 250,000 square meters (299,007 square yards), it held 7,700 monks in total and possessed 141 fazendas and 540 pastures in its heyday, and is the largest-scale monastery among the ones of the same kind.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 4: Lhasa-Namtso

Stop At: Namtso Lake National Park, Namtso Lake, Damxung County China
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.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Namtso Lake National Park, Namtso Lake, Damxung County China
Afterwards we will drive back to Damxung or Yangpachen instead of staying onvernight 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.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 5: Damxung/Yangpachen-Lhasa

Stop At: Yangpachen Hot springs, Yangpachen Town, Lhasa China
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 havng hot spring spa a feasible chance for local people and travelers.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
After the relaxed spa, we will drive back to Lhasa city.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 6: Tibet departure

Pass By: Tibet, Tibet
Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time. Tour ends.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Drinking water
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Yangpachen Hot springs
  • Entry/Admission - Namtso Lake National Park
  • 1x Dinner
  • Service fee
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Accommodation Lhasa: 3-star twin room Damxung/Yangpachen: Local basic hote
  • Tourist vehicle depending on the group size
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service at designated time
  • Oxygen supply when needed
  • Yangpachen hot spring fee
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Oxygen supply at Tibet
  • Government tax
  • Entrance tickets of the sites mentioned above
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Not Included
  • International/domestic train/flight to and leave Tibet
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Meals
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our group tour offers free pick-up service for train station at all times and the airport at following times: 10:00 am, 13:30 pm and 17:00 pm.
Our group tour offers free drop-off service for train station at all times and the airport at following times: 06:30 am, 08:00 am and 12:00 pm

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.