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5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Tour

from: $559Duration: 5 Days

Group Size: 2-15 pax

Visiting: Lhasa & Namtso Lake

Departure Date: April to October

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jorkang Temple, Barkor, Ganden Monastery, Sera Monastery

Itinerary Details Includes & Excludes Date & Price
Sacred Potala Palace, vast grassland with yaks, snow-capped mountains standing nearby the crystal heavenly lake in the pure blue sky, this tour gives a comprehensive experience of Tibet culture, history & nature.

Detailed Tour Itineary

Day1 Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]
You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa. 
 
Day2 Lhasa City sightseeing [B]
拉萨.jpgToday is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. Overnight in Lhasa.
 
Day3 Lhasa sightseeing [B]
甘丹.jpgMorning you will make an excursion trip to Ganden Monastery (about 70km drive from Lhasa), which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. In addition to its magnificent architecture and religious importance, there is an extremely fabulous view on top of the Ganden Wangpo Hill, and Kyichu valley is behind Ganden Monastery, it is strongly suggested to hiking around the monastery and taking a bird's-eye view of the valley. Early afternoon, drive back to Lhasa to visit Sera Monastery for its famous monks debating between 3pm to 5pm (unavailable on Sunday). Overnight in Lhasa.
 
Day4 Lhasa / Namsto Lake / Lhasa [B]
On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass[5150m]. It’s the highest salt lake. It means “holy lake” in the Tibetan language. In the early summer, flocks of wild ducks fly to inhabit here and breed their offspring. Wild animals such as black bears, yaks, wild donkeys, bharals, foxes, roe deer and marmots can often be found around the lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side.
 
Day5 Lhasa airport / train station dropping off [B]
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.
 
Note: B=Breakfast

 

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Welcome Tibetan dinner
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Group Tour Departure Dates for 2017
Apr   8    10   13  17  20   23  27  30 
May 2  4  7   11  15  20  23  27 
Jun 3  5 10 13 15 20 23 27
Jul 2  6 8 11 14 18  20   29 
Aug 1  5 8 12 15  18  22  30 
Sep 2  4 9 12 16  23   28   30 
Oct 2  5 8  12  17  21  24  28 
Nov                 
Dec                 

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