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6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Tour

Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa

from US$ 740

TOUR CODE: TCT-PT-06A
TOUR TYPE: Private Tour with private Tibetan guide & Vehicle

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OVERVIEW
This tour allows you to explore Tibet's old and sacred Buddhist culture, and get a glimpse of local Tibetan's lifestyle. During this 6-day tour, you’ll not only visit the most mysterious monasteries of Tibet, but also enjoy the spectacular high plateau landscape such as the holly Namtso Lake, . yaks, sheep, grasslands, snow mountains.
  • Day 1Lhasa airport/train station pickup and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Day 3Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery + Debate
  • Day 4Drive 250km to Namtso Lake for overnight
  • Day 5Morning visit at Namtso Lake, then drive back to Lhasa
  • Day 6Transfer to airport/train station for next city
6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Tour Map
ITINERARY
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Welcome to Lhasa! Today upon your Lhasa arrival, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to hotel. Rest of the day you will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. 

Tips: 

The altitude in Lhasa is about 3,650m above sea level. Take time out to relax and acclimate to the high altitude after arrival at your hotel. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activity for the first few days. It is advisable that you not take showers. For first time visitors, it is common to have different degrees of high altitude sickness symptom. Drink more water, have fresh fruit and plenty of rest will help to prevent the sickness. Have a good rest tonight, and get ready for tomorrow's journey. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa City (B)

Elevation: 3500m 

Highlights: Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street 

Potala Palace: Which is known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Stands 13 stories high and owes over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues, the Potala Palace formed a small world in it. 

Jokhang Temple: Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The temple is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top, with the combination of  Tang Dynasty, Tibetan and Nepal architectural styles. Every day, pilgrims come from every corner of Tibet worship here, make it a perfect site for photograpers.

Barkhor Street: As the oldest street in Lhasa, Barkhor Street is considered as the center of the old city, and a perfect place to lear Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts. The street is full of handicarfts, such as ornaments, knives, tangka,  religious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, masks and a lot more. If you intend to buy some souvenirs for friends or famiy, Barkhor Street will be an ideal place.

Tips: 

1) Some visitors might feel a bit hard to breath when climbing the Potala Palace, so please climb slowly. 

2) Some places are not allowed to take photos, please kindly inquire your guide for details. 

3) When shopping around Barkor Street, you can compare and bargain for the unique souvenirs 

4) During the summer time, the musical fountain show at the Potala Plalace Square is 19:30—22:00PM. 

5) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
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    potala palace

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    jokhang temple

Day 3 Lhasa City (B)

Elevation: 3500m 

Highlights: Today you will visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate. 

Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, 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. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name 'Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means 'Collecting Rice.. 

Sera Monastery: Which is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.

Tips: 

1) Today's road condition is good. The tour involves some easy walking and climbing

2) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
Day 4 Lhasa - Namtso Lake (B)

Distance: 250km    Drive: 5 hours    Elevation: 4730m 

Highlights:  This morning you will get up early to catch a 4hrs drive to visit the Tibetan holy lake-Namtso Lake. The high plateau sceneries of yaks, sheep, grasslands, snow mountains will certainly impress you. Stay overnight at Namtso Lake tonight. 

Namtso Lake: Which is the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake.  Namtso Lake was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. Its touching beauty should not be missed by any visitors there. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake.' It is considered one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet and famous for its high altitude (4730 meters), vast area (1961 square kilometers) and beautiful scenery.  In clear weather the water is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains. The wide open spaces, dotted with tents of local nomads, are intoxicating.

Accommodations: Overnight at Namtso Lake guetshouse
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    namtso lake

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    namtso lake

Day 5 Namtso Lake - Lhasa (B)

Distance: 250km    Drive: 5hours    Elevation: 4730m 

Highlights: This morning you can get up early to witness the beautiful sunrise view of Namtso Lake. Afterwards you will ben driven back to Lhasa. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
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    namtso lake

Day 6 Lhasa Departure (B)
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Today our guide will send you to train station or airport for your next destination. Your lifetime Tibet tour is completed now. 

WHAT IS INCLUDE

All Tibet travel permits

Meals as listed in the itinerary

Accommodation of shared basis 

Transportation with experienced driver

Lisenced Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 

Entrance ticket fees for attractions listed in the itinerary

Oxygen for emergey usage (Only for the groups going to Everest or Kailash area)

WHAT IS EXCLUDE

Personal expense

Travel insurance (Recommended)

Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver

Flights to and out of Lhasa (We offer flight/train bookings if you need)

Meals that not specified in the itinerary (Average meals cost in Tibet is USD5-8/per)

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