Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From $740
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.

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★

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 Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the 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★

As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace is an important religious landmark of Tibet.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • 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)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31
$840 $740

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31
$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

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

Confirmed Dates Book at least 12 works 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

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2018-08-17 $840 open for booking Book
2018-08-20 $840 open for booking Book
2018-08-24 $840 open for booking Book
2018-08-27 $840 1 Book
2018-08-31 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-03 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-04 $840 2 Book
2018-09-07 $840 2 Book
2018-09-10 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-14 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-17 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-21 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $840 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $840 open for booking Book
2018-10-01 $840 open for booking Book
2018-10-05 $840 open for booking Book
2018-10-08 $840 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $740 open for booking Book
2018-10-15 $740 open for booking Book
2018-10-19 $740 open for booking Book
2018-10-22 $740 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $740 open for booking Book
2018-10-29 $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;

*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.)

* 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;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 7%);

* 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 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

Paul***

2018-08-12

We will be flying from Sydney to Beijing first and stay there for three nights and would like to do 5-6 day tour in tibet. Kids are aged 10 and 14. We hold British passports. Do we need visa? Thanks

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned four of you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour. We have this tour with the departure date on Oct.5th. 

You need to apply for the China Visa in advance at the Chinese Embassy in your home country. We will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you after you book the tour with us. 

Rube***

2018-08-05

At 82 years old, I'm concerned about acclimating to a rather high altitude. We're planning a trip late October 2018 to early November 2018. Can you help with my concern?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet at the end of October. So far, we don’t have a set group including the Namtso lake during that time. I am afraid you have to have a private tour.

 

Regarding altitude sickness, We usually arrange first 2-3 days in Lhasa to adapt for the altitude. Most of the travelers will get used to it before heading to Everest. A good rest can help you stand up to the altitude sickness as long as you have no cardiovascular or respiratory disease. Besides, we always have the Oxygen tank in the vehicle for emergency use. Meanwhile, your experienced Tibetan guide will take measures according to different circumstances. We'll send you to the hospital if needed.

 

I cannot guarantee if it’s okay for you to visit Namtso (4720m). We have some elders did this tour before. But, it varies with different individuals. So, it's better to ask for the professional advice of your doctor.

Leis***

2018-07-29

Hi, Do you do 1 or 2 day tours to Namtso Lake? Thank you

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you asked if we do 1 or 2 days tour to Namtso. I am sorry, I didn’t get you well. Of course, we have tours to Namtso. But, what do you mean 1 or 2 days? You mean you only want to have two days tour in Tibet for visiting Namtso? Or, the whole tour in Tibet including 2 days to Namtso? Please advise.

Lucy***

2018-05-15

We are travelling to China from 19th May to 29th June. We are interested in a 6 day trip to Tibet, around the second week of June. We would like to travel to Lhasa by train from Xian to Xining for 2 nights to help us acclimatise to altitude, then on to Lhasa and to return after the tour to Xining. Can you help us with booking trains and with travel permit to Tibet?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you want to join our 6-day Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour in June. Yes, we could help you with all the necessary Tibet Permits and book the train tickets from Xining to Lhasa. We have two set groups, one is on 4th. June, another is on 11th. June. Which one do you prefer?

Maxi***

2018-04-26

Dear Sir or Madame,I am really interessted in doing a trip to Tibet. I am still in China and i would like to do a trip to tibet in July. My problem is i have just a student visa with a single entry. My question is if I enter tibet i thought i could book a flight to hongkong and after a few days in honkong i would fly back home to germany. but as far as i can see there are no non-stopp flights from Lahsa to Hongkong. And I need to konw if i am allowed to have a transit-stopp at a chinese airport again? Hopefully you can help me. Otherwise i think i am not able to do a trip to tibet.with kind regardsMax

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nance

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for them before the tour starts. If you have a student visa, you need to provide a School certificate for applying for your Tibet permits. Please find the sample in the attachment. Could you send your Student visa and Passport copies to me by email? 

As Tibet belongs to China, so you can enter Tibet from a China city, then fly back to Hongkong transit-stop at a Chinese airport again. 

For our 6 days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour, it needs at least people to book if there is no traveler booked. Unfortunately, there is no traveler book this tour in July so far. So I recommend you join our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour in July, 

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