Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

6 Days
From $740
Lhasa - Lake Namtso – Lhasa
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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.

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 is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
  • 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★

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
  • 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)

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

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

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

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

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


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

Our Service


*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;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* 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.)

* 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. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


*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



We are hoping to do your 6 day tour to Lhasa & Namtso Lake group tour commencing the 7th September. We are looking to catch the train from xining & are hoping you may be able to assist with this. Our plan was to arrive in Xining on 3rd September & catch train on the 5th to arrive on 6th. We would need an extra nights accommodation for 6 & 12th in Lhasa. Thank you looking forward to hearing from you. Debbie



Yes, we arrange this 6 days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour on September 7th for you. Here is the itinerary



Hi,i'm travelling for 3 weeks in China rom the 20th of march to the 9th of april 2018. I will land in Guangzhou the 20th of march and i will take-off from Guangzhou too the 9th of april. I would like to spend the last week of my trip in China, in Tibet. I would be interested to join your Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour between the 1st and the 8th of april before to fly back to Guangzhou. Do you have a tour's starting at this date? Sincerely. Christophe Pin.



For the Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour you mentioned, we don't have departure dates on April 1st currenlty. And we are still not sure if April 1st will open to foreign guests or not as we are told to wait for the official notifications. So I suggest you don't choose the tour starting on April 1st at present. If you are intending to see Lake Namtso, you may join our Lhasa City Group Tour starting on April 4th, plus 1~2 days Namtso private tour before the group tour, then you can get back to Guangzhou on April 7th. Here's the itinerary,



Hi We are planning to visit Tibet, travelling by train from Chengdu 30th May, and arriving in Tibet 1st June for the Lhasa & Namsto Lake tour. We're looking to fly out of Tibet to Hong Kong on the last day (5th June). One of us will be travelling on a HK identity card and the other is a New Zealand passport holder so will get a China Visa and will need a Tibet visa arranged.Can you confirm whether this tour has been confirmed yet for the 1st of June. Thanks



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to join our 6-day Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour from June 1st. Please check the following itinerary and quotation.

For an HK resident, he/she could enter Tibet with ID card and Hongkong citizen's return permit.



I would like to also book a train ticket from Beijing leaving on the 2018-06-08 in a soft sleeper. Please send me some information on this trip. Thank you, Brian



Yes, we can buy the train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa for you. Train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure, it's very hard to purchase the tickets. It's almost impossible for both you and us to get tickets on the internet. So we have to get the ticket from ticket scalper by paying them very high handing fee to guarantee the ticket for you, we have NO profit at all to book any flight/train tickets for clients, we provide tickets booking service and just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after tour booked with us.



What are the possibilities here for different types of hotels and private vs. group tours?



Due to the rapid development of the tourism industry in Tibet recently years, the number of hotels & hostels level from the budget guesthouse to luxurious 5-star hotels have been increased, so, you have many choices on lodgings. And the hotels we provide have a good location and good reputations. But frankly speaking, the service qualities in Tibet are not the same as it in big cities such as New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. The private tour with private car & tour guide, and the group tour with the fixed itinerary, departure date, sharing the total cost of the vehicle, tour guide, etc. Most people who have a group of 1-3 pax usually join the group tour to reduce cost. While, people who have a group more than 3 people, they are intending to choose the private tour.

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