Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

6 Days
From $690
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.

1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)- Dangxiong, 340km, approx. 6hrs
5 Dangxiong - Lhasa, 164km, approx. 4hrs
6 Depart from Lhasa
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! 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 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 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.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • 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 Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)- Dangxiong, 340km, approx. 6hrs

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. 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 Dangxiong, Guesthouse/3★

It's the third largest saltwater lake in China.
Enjoy your visual feast at Lake Namtso.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Dangxiong - Lhasa, 164km, approx. 4hrs

In the morning, we will head 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 is located in Dangxiong county, 90 kilometers away from Lhasa.
The mineral content of the hot springs is high. Soaking can treat a variety of diseases.
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)

2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31
$690 $720 $810 $790 $720

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31
$800 $820 $940 $920 $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

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


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2019-04-27 $690 2 Book
2019-04-29 $690 open for booking Book
2019-05-06 $720 open for booking Book
2019-05-13 $720 open for booking Book
2019-05-20 $720 open for booking Book
2019-05-27 $720 open for booking Book
2019-06-06 $720 open for booking Book
2019-06-10 $720 open for booking Book
2019-06-17 $720 open for booking Book
2019-07-01 $810 open for booking Book
2019-07-08 $810 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 $810 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 $810 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 $810 open for booking Book
2019-08-05 $810 open for booking Book
2019-08-12 $810 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 $810 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 $810 open for booking Book
2019-09-02 $790 open for booking Book
2019-09-09 $790 open for booking Book
2019-09-16 $790 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 $790 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 $790 open for booking Book
2019-10-01 $790 open for booking Book
2019-10-07 $790 open for booking Book
2019-10-14 $720 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 $720 open for booking Book
2019-10-28 $720 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


* 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;

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

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

* Drop-off from hotel to 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 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.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 60/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 --- 7.36%);

* 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 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 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.

* 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



Hello, after looking around your site, I'm interested with your 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour. I'm solo traveller and want to start the tour between 30 may to 2 june.. thank you



For our 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour, now, we don’t have confirmed departure date on May 30th,2019. And also,  for this 6 days group tour, a minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is require. 

So how about having our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on May 30th, 2019? 

Mia ***


We are a young couple, currently staying in Chengdu. As we want to travel back to Europe by train, we wish to take a detour to Tibet on our way. Unfortunately, our budget is quite limited. Therefore, we would like to be part of a small group. We are interested in your "Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour". Although, a perfect tour for us would look like the following: train from Xining to Lhasa (stay 2 nights; enjoying local life and seeing main attractions), train, bus or car to Namtso Lake and the Hot Springs (1 to 2 nights). From there we would like to take the train directly back to Xining (without making the detour via Lhasa). Thank you for your offer in adavance!



In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to visit Tibet at the end of December. Yes, you are correct. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down.


It’s too cold to visit Namtso in late December.


We have a 6-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with a departure date on 28th. December. Please check if you like the following itinerary.



Dear Sir or Madam, Do you offen 6-day tours to Lhasa and Nam Tso in March 2019? All the best, Markus



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour in March 2019. According to the regulations, Tibet is closed for the foreigners in the whole of March. How about doing this group tour in April. We have this group tour with the departure date on Apr.3rd. Is it available to you?



Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with the departure date on Oct.15th. According to our company's booking policy, we can open this group tour to at least two travelers. So, I am afraid we can't open this group tour to you. We have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour and 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour with the departure date on Oct.15th. Which one do you prefer?



Hello, I would like to join this tour for the first week of October. I am living in Chengdu and I have a student visa. My dad will come from Colombia to visit me in China and we would like to visit Tibet. My dad went to the consulate in Colombia and the Chinese consul told him he doesn’t need a visa for China as he has an official passport as he is a retired general. He will be going to China just for tourism but he doesn’t need a visa. I asked before to another agency and they told me they had no idea how to get his permit so I write you instead to see if you can help us. Best regards, Diego Camelo



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 6 Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour in the first week of October. We have this tour with the departure date on Oct.1st. 

I am not sure if we can apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for your father at present. Could you please send me his passport so that I can get the answer from my colleagues?

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