Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From USD720
Destination:
Lhasa - Lake Namtso – Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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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.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m) - Yampachen , 430km, Approx. 8hrs
5 Yampachen - Lhasa, 100km, Approx. 3hrs
6 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking a 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! And 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 the 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★

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 the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the 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 the 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 a crowded central market of Lhasa, 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★

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m) - Yampachen , 430km, Approx. 8hrs

In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake. 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 passing 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. In the afternoon, you will do leisure trek around Tashi Island. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake. Then we will drive to Dangxiong for and accommodation. Starting from 2019, all the guesthouses at the lakeside will be removed due to the environmental protection.

Stay overnight in Yampachen Town, Guesthouse

Namtso Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
Enjoy your visual feast at Lake Namtso.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Yampachen - Lhasa, 100km, Approx. 3hrs

In the morning, we will enjoy the natural indoor hot spring bath here. 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. After enjoying a relaxing spa, we will drive back to Lhasa.

We will arrive in Lhasa at noon. The rest of the day is free. You can have a good rest at your hotel or explore the Lhasa city with your guide.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

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

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-08-31 2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31
USD720 USD760 USD770 USD880 USD840 USD770

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-08-31 2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31
USD820 USD820 USD830 USD940 USD900 USD830

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

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 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.

Confirmed Dates Book at least 12 working days ahead of time
Dates Listed2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

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2019-10-28 USD720 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;

* Meal: 4 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

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

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

* Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in the 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;

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

 
 
EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the 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 handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* 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 travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled 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 travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded.

* All members of the same group must be with the same tour guide during the whole trip. So all members must follow the same itinerary and visit the same attractions. If anyone requests to change the scheduled arrangement for own reasons, you need to get permission from other members and accept the possible payment change if any.

Asked Questions from our Clients

MARI***

2019-07-31

Hi, I was hoping you would have the Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour starting sometime in November, on the 15th or later. Thank you!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with the departure date on Nov.15th. There is no Namtso Lake tour from November to next March. Namtso Lake is frozen in winter. If it snows, the road to Namtso will be closed. May I recommend 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour for you? We have this group tour with the departure date on Nov.18th. Is it available to you?

Ilan***

2019-07-24

Hi For the 6 days tour to Lhasa & Namtso Lake - group tour, What would be the single supplement for 3* hotel and for the 48 hotels. How does the payment breakdown goes, while boking the tour Ilana

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Catherine

You mentioned you will take a tour in October, right? The single supplement in Oct. is USD100 3-star, USD190 4-star.

Our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travelers, a single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded.

Another choice, if you can accept a guesthouse, no single supplement will be charged. But the condition is not that good, 4-6 person a room, public bathroom, no breakfast.

Paul***

2019-06-21

Hi there, I am planning on visiting Tibet and would appreciate your advice and a quote on some tours. Ideally I would like to arrive on Monday 8 July, for either a 5 or 6 day tour. I am on my own and would like to join a group. Could you please tell me the options I have (itinerary and price?) I would like to see Lhasa and a lake (Namtso if possible but not mandatory). I am adventurous and would like to see traditional areas if possible. Would arriving on 8 July give me enough time to get the necessary Tibet permit? I already have a Chinese visa. I will be flying from Beijing. I am quite pressed with time and would really appreciate a response as soon as possible (tomorrow 21 June if possible). Many thanks in advance and kindest regards, Pauline

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to visit Tibet on July 8th. We happen to have a 6 days group tour on that date. It includes the traditional area and Yamdrok Lake, which is regarded as one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.

It usually takes 12 working days to obtain your Tibet permit. We can expedite the process and get the permit for you. Please send a color-scan copy of your passport and China Visa photo page by email to us ASAP.

Mona***

2019-05-08

My father and I are both US citizens but I have a 10 year Chinese visa and my dad lives in Hangzhou and has a Chinese green card. We would like to book a 6-8 day tour to depart either 6/30 or 7/1. Can you share more information on our options? We would like to join a group tour. Please email me with more info!

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 6-8 days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour on June 30th or July 1st. We can arrange this tour for you on July 1st. For your visas, can you please provide me the color scan of your visas, then I can tell if any further document will be needed for the application of Tibet permit.

Nanc***

2019-05-01

Hello, I am interested in the 6 Day Lhasa and Lake Namtso small group tour for me and a friend starting on 5/20/2019. How much would this be? Also, I just wanted to confirm that we would be able to get sunset views of Lake Namtso on this tour? Thank you!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with the departure date on May.20th. May I remind you that we need at least 12 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. There is no much time left. You can enjoy the sunset at Namtso Lake. 

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