Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour

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  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Private guided tour
  • Max altitude: 5150m.
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: April to December

The beautiful tour which is combined with outstanding culture of Tibetan city “Lhasa” and the pristine beauty of Namtso Lake is Lhasa and Namtso Lake tour. This is a 6 days private guided tour including arrival and departure days. This tour allows you to get a closer look at the enchanting holy Namtso Lake and the life of Tibetan Nomads. Beginning with the cultural sightseeing in Lhasa city, you will impress with the art and architectures of historical sites and the story behind it. The cultural tour of Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Derpung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and devotees in Barkhor Street let you to the next level to understand Tibetan Buddhism and its practice.

After the Lhasa sightseeing tour, the journey head to the Namtso Lake which is the most popular in Tibet and also the highest altitude salt lake in the world (4718m.). The journey to Namtso Lake passing through Nagela Pass(5150m) which offer magnificent view of Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges. The Tibetan nomads are tent scattering on the grassland and yaks and sheep grazing along the lake-shore. Most of travelers enjoy the taking a photograph with a Yak and some of them even take a yak back ride. After the lake visit you will enjoy to have a leisurely walk around Tashi Dor Island. ON the way back to Lhasa make a short visit to Chimelong Nunnery and Tsurphu Monastery which allow you to understand about different Buddhist studies & ‘Black Hats’, the Karma Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism. On the way to Namtso Lake and back you may get a chance to see Sky burial which is Tibetan practice of funeral.

Lhasa & Namtso Lake tour highlights

  • Private guided tour to Lhasa and Namtso Lake for 6 days
  • Enjoy the beautiful Lhasa city sightseeing by visiting Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Sera monastery, Derpung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and holy Barkhor Street
  • Visit the Salt Lake which is situated at highest elevation (4718 meters) ‘Namtso Lake’ & enjoy its pristine beauty
  • Visit Chimelong Nunnery to get an idea of different Buddhist studies
  • Learn about the ‘Black Hats’, the Karma Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Observe the Sky burial (A funeral practice in Tibet)
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3656 m) Gonggar Airport

Up on arrival at Gonggar Airport meet our Tibet tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to Lhasa city (3650m). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the main city center. Checking in your hotel, be refresh, rest for acclimatization to get fit with Lhasa’s high altitude.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: None
  • Overnight at: Lhasa
  • Maximum Elevation: 3656m.
Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Early morning after breakfast brief on the day’s program by your guide and proceed tour to Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and the Barkhor Square. Drive to visit the Norbulingka palace which is summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. The palace building construction completed in 1956 and it is elaborately decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings. Then drive to the famous Sera Monastery allows you to get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You can observe the monks are taking the part of religious chanting and discourse there. Then head to Jokhang Temple and explore rich Tibetan cultural heritage of this site as well visit city center of Barkhor market and after visiting of the day back to hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Overnight at: Lhasa
  • Maximum Elevation: 3656m.
Day 03: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa

After breakfast meet your guide & transfer to visit Potala Palace. This is the main attraction of Tibet forever and it is an impressive structure of Tibetan architecture. The Potala Palace has various types of Tibetan arts and crafts collection which are some many centuries of old. After visiting this outstanding Dalai Lama’s palace transfer to visit popular Drepung Monastery which is lies at the foot of the Gambo Utse Mountain and takes around 10 minutes drive from downtown Lhasa. Drepung Monastery located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the "great three" Gelug university gompas (monasteries) of Tibet. Drepung Monastery used to be the largest monastery and most powerful monastey in Tibet.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Overnight at: Lhasa
  • Maximum Elevation: 3656m.
Day 4: Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake and back to Damxung County - 340km

Early morning drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso, which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake in the world. On the way, you will be impressed with the beauty of snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland (during summer). Besides, you can enjoy the view of the 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. Then we can enjoy our time doing a leisurely walk around Tashi Dor Island and along the lakeshore. After the beautiful day out drive back to Damxung County for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Overnight at: Damxung County
  • Maximum Elevation: 5150m.
Day 05: Drive from Damxung to Lhasa via Chimelong Nunnery & Tsurphu Monastery - 164KM

After breakfast, join the tour guide to visit Chimelong Nunnery (Phyirmil Lung Nunnery). Walk around the peaceful small nunnery and get an idea of different Buddhist studies in Tibet; you may also spot a sky burial site (Tibet funeral site) in the distance. Then the journey head to the Tsurphu Monastery, the seat of the Karmapa branch of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, you can learn more about the ‘Black Hats’, the Karma Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Overnight at: Lhasa
  • Maximum Elevation: 3656m.
Day 06: Final departure

You will be transferred to the airport or train station and catch the flight or train to join onward program.

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Overnight at: -
  • Maximum Elevation: 3656m.
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Inclusion in the Package

Included

  • Travel alien permit fee of Tibet
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Hotel accommodation in BB Basis
  • Private transportation during the trip

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner along the trip
  • Flight to train tickets to/from Lhasa
  • Personal travel insurance & emergency rescue evacuation cost
  • Photography charges
  • Tibet / China visa fee

Availability

This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

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