|6 Days||2-12 Pax||Click view Departure|
|Lhasa - Namtso Lake -Yangpachen Hotspring - Lhasa|
|Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake, Yangpachen Hotspring|
DAY 1: ARRIVAL & ACCLIMATIZATION
Schedule today: Arrival in Lhasa at airport or train station, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.
DAY 2: LHASA CITY TOUR (TOUR OF THE WORLD HERITAGES AND TIBETAN HISTORY)
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, you will have your own free time wandering around the Barkchor Street, the oldest bazaar in Tibet.
DAY 3: LHASA CITY TOUR (TOUR OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MONASTERIES IN TIBET)
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and under the meaning of their gestures with the help your guide.
DAY 4: LHASA-NAMTSO LAKE (250KM)
Highlights: Nomad views, Namtso Lake (sunset)
Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast around 9 AM, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then drive north towards the Sky Lake of Namtso. The landscapes from Lhasa to Namtso Lake are impressive. After passing Yangpachen, Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges stands left all the way, at the foot of the mountain is vast grassland. In summer (May to August), the nomads settle down on grassland with their tents, flocks of sheep and yaks here and there. Namtso Lake is 1 of 4 holy lakes in Tibet and also the highest salt lake (alt.5000 meters), which earns its name as Sky Lake. Sometimes, you could see pilgrim do a kora around this holy lake, and hiking around the lake and Tashi Island is very enjoyable. The sunset and night views by the lake is so amazing that attract many photographers each year.
DAY 5: NAMTSO LAKE-LHASA (250KM)
Highlights: Namtso Lake (sunrise), Yangpachen Hotspring
Schedule today: If you want to watch the fabulous sunrise views over the Namtso Lake, wake up early, you will never regret doing that if weather permits. You may take a short rest or hiking before driving back to Lhasa. We will have lunch in Damxung, on the way, if you are interested in taking a bath at Yangpachen hotspring besides the snowy mountain; you could do that on your own, self-paid for the hotspring fee.
DAY 6: TOUR ENDS
Departure transfer to train station or airport. Welcome to Tibet next time.
|April - June.25||June.26 - August||September - Oct.15||Oct.16 - March|
|USD 630 p/p||USD 720 p/p||USD 680 p/p||USD 600 p/p|
|Group Pick-up Time at airport||09:30 - 10:30||12:30 - 13:30||15:30 - 16:30|
|Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel||06:30 from hotel||08:30 from hotel||12:30 from hotel|
|A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
|Lhasa (Day1,2,3,5)||Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel||3*|
|Namtso Lake (Day4)||Guesthouse or Yak hair tent||Basic|
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