Price from:
Route:
Lhasa
Trip transfers:
mini van or coach
Group size:
start from 2 pax
Guide for the trip:
English, local people

Overview

This exciting 5 day tour showers you with the riches of Tibet. Come and walk in the mysterious footsteps of this ancient civilization and culture around Lhasa. On this tour you’ll also have a chance to visit the home of a local Tibetan, where you can see how they live and ask them questions over an unending glass of yak butter tea. You’ll also have a chance to step off the map and take a walk around the sandy shores of the emerald Lake Yamdrok. Staring into the lake’s crystal reflection you’ll see a new cathedral in the sky, and then, you’ll understand why Tibet is such a holy place.

At a Glance

    • Day 1: Arriving Lhasa

    • Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

    • Day 3: (There are 4 options in day three, I bet you can find one meets your needs)

    • Day 4: (There are 3 options in day four, I bet you can find one meets your needs)

    • Day 5: Departure

Daily Itinerary

Upon arrival at airport, be greeted and offered a white scarf (called Kada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck. Then drive to the city proper (3650 m). Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high attitude upon your arrival. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink more water than before. (be noted the first day’s acclimation is extremely to ensure you a good health status for the following tour, so please make sure you have yourself lie in bed for all the rest time of the day right after check-in of hotel)


Lhasa River


In the morning visit Potala Palace, then walk on the Jokang Monastery and Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.


Potala Palace 


Option one : Lhasa sightseeing
Visit Drepung monastery in the morning ; then in the afternoon, have a view of the Sera Monastery.

Option two : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa
In the morning, drive to Gandan Monastery. Have a hiking around Gandan and it is called “Gandan Kora”, it is a simply stunning walk and should not be missed. There are superb views of the Kyi-chu Valley along the way and there are usually large numbers of pilgrims and monks offering prayers, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path. Right after that, drive back to Lhasa, and go for a family visit on the way.

Option three : Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa 
Drive to Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa in the morning. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery. Yamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m)

Option four : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa
In the morning, drive to Namtso, you can appreciate Namtso Lake at there and take photos,then drive back to Lhasa. Namtso Lake With an area of 1,940 square kilometers, the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake. In the lake, there are 3 islands, which is an ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture. Wild life is having a good time there. 


Option one : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa
In the morning, drive to Gandan Monastery. Have a hiking around Gandan and it is called “Gandan Kora”, it is a simply stunning walk and should not be missed. There are superb views of the Kyi-chu Valley along the way and there are usually large numbers of pilgrims and monks offering prayers, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path. Right after that, drive back to Lhasa, and go for a family visit on the way.

Option two : Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa 
Drive to Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa in the morning. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery. Yamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) 

Option three : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa 
In the morning, drive to Namtso, you can appreciate Namtso Lake at there and take photos,then drive back to Lhasa. Namtso Lake With an area of 1,940 square kilometers, the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake. In the lake, there are 3 islands, which is an ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture. Wild life is having a good time there.

In the morning, our driver and guide will come to hotel to pick you up to the train station or airport.

Service Included

Service Excluded

Transportation to and from Tibet.

Other services of non-Tibet parts

Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.

Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)

Meals not specified in the tour itinerary

Tips for the tour guide and driver


Attractions in this trip

Drepung Monastery , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Heavenly Lake Namtso, Nakchu , Sera Monastery , Ganden Monastery , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street 

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