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5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrok Lake Hiking Tour

Price from $590 per person
5 Days 2-12 Pax Click view Departure
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake
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Trip Day By Day

Day 1-3 Lhasa city tour
Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Day 5 Leave Lhasa

Tour features:
1. Visit world heritage sites of Potala Palace & Johkang Temple
2. Stroll around the bustling Barkchor Street of medieval atmosphere
3. Learn Tibet Buddhism by visiting the two most important monasteries in Lhasa
4. Embrace the nature by hiking alone the turquoise holy lake of Yamdrok Lake

Trip Overview

If you have only 5 days in Tibet and wish to experience more than a city tour inside Lhasa, then this holy lake hiking tour to Yamdrok Lake is very highly recommended. Not like other holy lakes very far from Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake is only 120km away southwest of Lhasa, that only takes 2 hours drive, and on the way, there are lots of stunning views too. The short drive can not only save your budget but also allows you more time to discover the site. The breathtaking holy lake is just like a turquoise jade belt inlaid on rolling Himalayas, with perennial sheer snow-capped mountain Ningjingkangsang (7191 meters) in background , looks amazingly beautiful. Hiking 2 or 3 kilometers along the lake to find the best photography point for the holy lake instead of taking a quick group photo and rush to the next stop.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival upon Lhasa 

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up & Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrival at Lhasa at airport or train station in the afternoon, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet 

Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service
Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service  Warm Tibetan Style Pickup Service 

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa- Potala Palace (video), the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism- Johkang Temple (video), 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, free time for you to wander through the Barkhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter.

Potala Palace Johkang Temple
Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Day 3: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

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 (video), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating (video) among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa 

Highlights: Hiking along Yamdrok Lake

Schedule today: After breakfast at hotel in Lhasa, we drive towards the holy Lake of Yamdrok that is only 120km away from Lhasa, enroute, we can view grand Lhasa river, some unknown snowy mountains and some really nice Tibetan small villages. The holy lake lies on the other side of Gangbala Mountain which is 5030 meters high, and the road leads to the lake zigzags up to the Gangbala Pass (4990m) which offers a panoramic view of the belt-like holy lake with lofty snow-capped Mt. Ningjingkangsang in far background. Unlike other hectic coach tour, we can do some relaxing hike here to find the best point for a panoramic picture of the lake. Then, drive down till the shore of the lake, there we can continue our hike to touch the water, to feel the breeze, to smile to the herdsman and even bring our tents and mattress for a rest and picnic. In the afternoon, we drive back to Lhasa.

Hiking Yamdrok Lake Hiking Yamdrok Lake
Hiking Yamdrok Lake Hiking Yamdrok Lake

Day 5: Leave Lhasa

Schedule today: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price Guide

April - June.25 June.26 - August September - Oct.15 Oct.16 - March
USD 615 p/p USD 700 p/p USD 680 p/p USD 590 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. Free group pick-up from airport & free group drop-off from hotel, BUT only three times available, surcharge (RMB 450) occurs if your flight schedule does not meet the free transfer time. Stay at airport for 1-2 hours to await other tourists is possible since this is a group pick-up service.
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
2. Entrance fee to all the above mentioned tourists attractions
3. English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
4. Well maintained vehicle throughout the whole tour.
5. All Tibet traveling permits concerned, such as TTP and PSB.
6. Clean and comfortable 3 star standard hotels with private bath room and breakfast. The quote is based on 0.5 room per person, twin sharing.
Lhasa (Day1-Day4) Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel  3*
7. Oxygen supply on Vehicle.
8. Delivery fee of Tibet permits.
9. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Lunches and Dinners.
(In Tibet, it's about USD 5 per meal per person if you order normal average food)
2. Tips to driver and tour guide.
(Not compulsory, but tips to guide and driver are encouraged)
3. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
4. Air or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
5. Single room supplement fee if you travel alone and occupy a single room.
(The single supplement occurred when solo traveler stayed in a twin room alone. To help our solo travelers to save money, you may agree to share a room with another independent traveler. In this way, no extra charge is needed. We offer the opportunity for tourists to share a room with others during the tour. So they do not need to afford the single room supplement. When you accept this offer, we would assume that tourists are willing to share the twin room with any group member. The gender and age difference is not taken into our consideration. If you do mind these differences or are sensitive to accommodation with strangers especially with opposite sex, you may pay single room supplement for a single room when booking.)

Departures 2019

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user portrait Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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