Lhasa & Namtso Lake Tour

Duration:
5 Days
Destination:
Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Just a few hours north of Lhasa, spectacular Namtso Lake epitomizes the dramatic but harsh scenery of northern Tibet. the deep blue Namtso is fringed by prayer flag-draped hills, craggy cliffs and nesting migratory birds, all framed by a horizon of 7000m peaks. It’s devastatingly beautiful…

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
5 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 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, 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.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

In the morning, we will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. The park is where the annual Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival' is held.

In the afternoon, you are heading to Drepung monastery, which means Monastery of Collecting Rice in the Tibetan language. It’s a white magnificent construction that looks also like a pile of rice in the distance. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, where lived more than 10 thousand monks before Tibet liberation.

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sera Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
Day 4 Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa

On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass(5150m).

Namtso, located in the central Tibet autonomous region, is the second largest lake in Tibet.
Namtso Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
Day 5 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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2017-06-01

Aug 21 Take train @19:20 from Xian Aug 22 overnight in train Aug 23 Arrive Lhasa Aug 22 Lhasa tour Aug 24 Lhasa - Namtso for overnight Aug 25 Namtso- Lhasa Aug 25 Dep for flight @ 11:55 Pls quote for two option 1)vehicle , train ticket one way 2) vehicle , train ticket one way, hotel i twin sharing The pax will be 4, 5, 6 , 7,8

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Dear Wasana, thanks for telling us your travel plan for Tibet! Since you plan to take the train from Xian to Lhasa, it will only take about 32 hours. It means you can arrive in Lhasa on Aug 22 if you leave Xian by train on the 21st of Aug.

I suggested you an itinerary and please find it in the email. Kindly let me know if you like it. If no, please inform me your further demands and I'll redesign for you accordingly. If yes, I'll provide you the price as soon as I hear from you. Before that, please tell me what kind of accommodation you would like to stay in, the Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star)/economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest, thank you!

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