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5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

Lhasa – Namtso Lake - Lhasa

from US$ 720

TOUR CODE: TCT-GT-05A
TOUR TYPE: Tibet Group Tour of 12 persons at maximum.

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OVERVIEW
This is the classic tour to visit Lhasa and the holy lake Namtso lake. Meanwhile, if you are not interested of Evrest, then this is one of the best itineraries that cover the all the main tourist sites in Lhasa like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and sera monastery. Of course, the highlight of this tour would be the one of the must-see attractions sacred lake Namtso People said----:" It is one of those rare places on Earth where you feel the beauty of Nature as something material. You can drink the air and taste the wind admiring mountains in a place where you feel reluctant to leave."
  • Day 1Lhasa airport/train station pickup and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, group dinner
  • Day 3Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery with debate
  • Day 4Drive to visit the Tibetan holy lake---Namtso Lake, then drive back to Lhasa.
  • Day 5Transfer to Lhasa airport/train station
5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour Map
ITINERARY
Day 1Lhasa 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 2Lhasa City (B,D)

    Highlights: Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street. Evening is a group dinner for all members.

    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
    • Potala Palace

      Potala Palace

    • Jokhang Temple

      Jokhang Temple

    Day 3Lhasa 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.

    Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
    • Drepung Monastery

      Drepung Monastery

    • Sera Monastery

      Sera Monastery

    Day 4Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa (B)

    Distance: 500km round-way   Drive: 10 hrs    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. After spending some time at Namtso Lake,you will be driven back to Lhasa. 

    Namtso Lake: Located 250km aways from Lhasa, sitting at 4,718 meters above sea level, Namtso Lake is the highest lake in the world and one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet and one of the 5 most beautiful lakes in China. The Namtso Lake is highly adored by the local Tibetans, during the Tibetan year of sheep, pilgrims from far away come to walk around the lake for pilgrimage, which ttakes over ten days to complete. With the lake surface assuming sky blue, the lake and the sky seem to form a perfect picture, makes visitors feel themselves are strolling in a fairy land.  

    Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
    • Namtso Lake

      Namtso Lake

    • Namtso Lake

      Namtso Lake

    Day 5Lhasa 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. 

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      PLEASE NOTE:


      When you book 90 days ahead of time, we can arrange and guarantee the tour based on your travel dates! 


      Group Transfer Limits

      • Train Station Transfer:  Train station transfer can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city.

      • Airport Transfer:  For airport transfer not within the group transfer timeframe below, we will charge an additional RMB400=USD60/per vehicle per time, so you are strongly advised to book your ticket in accordance with our limousine service schedule.

      Group Free Pick-up:

      -Train station transfer can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city. 

      -Pick-up from airport: Vehicle leaves at 10:00AM,  14:00PM,  17:00PM 

      Group Free Drop-off:

      -Train station drop-off can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city. 

      -Airport drop-off: Pick-up times from hotel at 07:00AM,  09:30AM,  12:30PM


      WHAT IS INCLUDE

      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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