Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From $740
Tour Code:
G02
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).

This is one of our best itineraries that cover main tourist sites in Lhasa city, but the most highlight of this tour would be one of the must-visit attractions holy Namtso Lake, it is a second largest saltwater lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4718 meters above sea level and acreage more than 1920 square kilometers, Tibetans look at it as one of the famous Buddhist holy lands.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! Then transfer you to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Potala Palace
This shrine is sacred to the Sakyamuni's 8 years sculpture. Blessing by Sakyamuni himself.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m) ,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of NyenchenThanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass NagelaPass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake.

Stay overnight at Namtso Guest house

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Namtso- Lhasa,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, enjoy the sunrise of the lake at the shore and do leisure trek around Tashi Island. After that, we will go back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Yampachen hot springs
Yampachen hot springs
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$840 $740 $740

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$910 $820 $820

Discount Policy

You can enjoy one or both discount policies below, if you situation fits the terms.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 8% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 4% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2017-08-21 $840 open for booking Book
2017-08-25 $840 open for booking Book
2017-08-28 $840 open for booking Book
2017-08-30 $840 3 Book
2017-08-31 $840 2 Book
2017-09-01 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-04 $840 1 Book
2017-09-08 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-11 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-15 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-16 $840 2 Book
2017-09-18 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-21 $840 2 Book
2017-09-22 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-25 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-29 $840 open for booking Book
2017-09-30 $840 2 Book
2017-10-02 $840 open for booking Book
2017-10-03 $840 open for booking Book
2017-10-06 $840 open for booking Book
2017-10-09 $840 open for booking Book
2017-10-13 $740 open for booking Book
2017-10-16 $740 open for booking Book
2017-10-20 $740 open for booking Book
2017-10-23 $740 open for booking Book
2017-10-27 $740 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $740 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

*Lodgings: 4 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★,  1 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

*Meal: 4 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Lunch & Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast Express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities to guide and driver according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

EKA ***

2017-08-21

6days Lhasa+Natmso Lake Tour 4 May 2018 : Soft Sleeper from Chengdu to Lhasa 6 -11 May 2018 : 6days Lhasa+Natmso Lake Tour 11 May 2018 : Airport Lhasa to Xi an Pls kindly quote the best price with 2 option : 1. Tibet Tour only 2. Tibet Tour + Tibet Train tq

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amy

2017-08-21

Dear EKA KARTIKA,

Very nice to hear that you are interested in joining our 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Group Tour for May 2018, I will quote with detailed cost inclusions & exclusions by email soon. 

Juba***

2017-08-18

Hello my girlfriend and I will be Shanghai or Xian on the 22nd of december and would like to take this tour but would need to be in Chengdu by the 29th to depart for bangkok. Also we are wondering what your discount packages are for december? Thank you for your help and assistance.

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amy

2017-08-18

Dear Jubal Bewick,

I’m glad to hear that you are interested in joining our 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Group Tour in later Dec, but we usually don’t suggest travelers take this tour in winter because it most probably be snowing during that period of time in Namtso based on our past years’ experience, if it’s snowing and Namtso would be unavailable for travelers to visit, so you could think about taking our similar 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour, this tour is available all year round and very popular here too. 

The price for our group tours between Nov and March next year is very reasonable and cheap as it’s tourism low season in Tibet, so the prices you saw on our website are discount packages. 

Mich***

2017-08-10

Hello We would like to do a 7-10 days including at least half of the days hiking as well as seeing monasteries and countryside with 2-3 days in Lhasa We would like to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Is this possible to organize? Do you arrange our visa for Tibet? Thank you.

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amy

2017-08-11

Dear Michelle Lahey,

Travel to Tibet as foreign travelers, Tibet Entry Permit(Tibet visa) is the most basic document required to be applied before your coming, we have been recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best reputed local travel agencies with over 10 years Tibet tour running experiences for both domestic and foreign travelers, so we could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need both of your passport and China visa copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau usually 30 days(shortest 16 days) before tour starts and get them for you usually in 8 working days. 

Yes, we could organize this tour for you for sure, according to your preference & schedule, joining our 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour starting on 16th Oct is a good choice. 

Lind***

2017-07-15

We are hoping to fly into Lhasa from Hong Kong. We would like an extra night if possible when we arrive to acclimatise. THANKS LINDA & Brian

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penny

2017-07-18

Dear Linda Baker, thanks for telling us your travel plan for Tibet! I got them all. Could you postpone your travel time a littler later? Maybe arrive in Lhasa on Aug 6? To be honest, I'm afraid there is no enough time for us to arrange the necessary Tibet permits for you if you only can travel to Tibet around July 24. More information please find in the email, thank you!

Lind***

2017-07-15

We are interested in the 6 day Lhasa and lake tour with an extra day at 4 star hotel. Please advise cost we are hoping to fly into Lhasa from hong kong

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penny

2017-07-18

Dear Linda Baker, no problem for you to do our 6 days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with an extra day at 4 star hotel. Could you kindly tell me when you plan to do this tour so that I can quote to you accordingly? Many thanks in advance!

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