Lhasa Tsetang Lhamo Latso Tour

8 Days
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In this tour, the most attractive tourist site is Lhamo Latso Lake which is one of Ü s most important pilgrimage destinations; Lhamo Latso has been revered for centuries as an oracle lake. The Dalai Lamas have traditionally made pilgrimages to Lhamo Latso to seek visions that appear on its surface. The lake is considered the home of the protectress Palden Lhamo. (But not available to foreign travelers at the moment)

1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa - Samye - Trandruk - Yumbulagang - Tsetang(3580m), 280km, approx 5hrs
5 Tsetang - Gyatsa – Chökorgye, 360km, approx 6hrs
6 Chökorgye - Lhamo Latso(5000m) - Chökorgye, 350km, approx 7hrs
7 Chökorgye - Lhasa, 200km, approx 4hrs
8 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Welcome to Lhasa! Our local Tibetan guide and driver will wait you at Lhasa Airport/Railway Station by holding your name sign. You will be greeted with a warm Tashidelek (meaning hello with blessing), and be presented with a white Hada (traditional Tibetan ceremonial by giving you a white scarf). Then transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa city while you enjoy the stunning views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River. After checking in your hotel, the rest of day is free for you to have a good rest and acclimatize to the high altitude at the top of the world. If you physically feel good, you can visit the Potala Palace Square, far view the Yaowang Mountain and take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light and high carbohydrate food which will be helpful to you to adapt to the high altitude better and quicker.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning, you are heading to Drak Yerpa, a place may not be that famous but with its own advantage. It consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves. There are some holes that kind of arrows left in the cliffs are believed to prove that the legendary hero Gesar of Ling had visited this valley.

In the afternoon, tourists will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, which is one of the "great three" Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Monks debate starts around 3 to 5 p.m.. It's very attractive even if you don't understand what they are talking about at all. If the debate is not your type, you can also see the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Budda inside of the monastery. Besides, the sight in Sera monastery is very good because you can see roses around. That's why people also call it "the court of wild rose".

Stay overnight in Lhasa

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 3 Lhasa City

Your tour guide will meet you at lobby of hotel and then 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.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
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.
Day 4 Lhasa - Samye - Trandruk - Yumbulagang - Tsetang(3580m), 280km, approx 5hrs

Head from Lhasa to Samye along the famous Yarlung Tsang River, we will visit Trandruk Monastery is one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, having been founded at the same time as the Jokhang Monastery and Ramoche Monastery in Lhasa. It’s around 7km south of Tsetang Hotel. Trandruk Monastery dating back to the 7th-century reign of Songtsen Gampo, Trandruk Monastery is also one of Tibet’s demoness-subduing temples. In order to build Trandruk Monastery here, Songtsen Gampo had first to take the form of a hawk in order to overcome a local dragon, a miracle that is commemorated in the monastery’s name.

Then we will go to visit Samye Monastery is deservedly the most popular destination for travellers in Tsetang. This monastery is surrounded by barren mountains and dramatic sand dunes and a beautiful river crossing the monastery. As Tibet’s first monastery and the place where Buddhism was established, Samye Monastery is also of major historical and religious importance.

We continue to visit Yumbulagang Palace, as it’s considered the oldest building in Tibet, which is a remarkably impressive sight, with a lovely setting.

Stay overnight in Tsetang

Lot of precious murals have been kept well in Samye Monastery. The murals are telling the ancient famous stories of Tibetan Buddhism and historical events of monasteries.
Trandruk Monastery
Day 5 Tsetang - Gyatsa – Chökorgye, 360km, approx 6hrs

The Chökorgye Monastery is located in the City of Tsetang County and also the nearest accommodation to Lhamo Latso where only guesthouse with basic dorm room are available. 

Stay overnight in guesthouse with basic dorm rooms in Chökorgye.

  • Chökorgye Monastery
Day 6 Chökorgye - Lhamo Latso(5000m) - Chökorgye, 350km, approx 7hrs

The Lhamo Latso Lake is the most legendary lake in Tibet, means a fairy lake or goddess lake. The lake lever is 5000 meters high, one of the freshwater alpine lakes in Tibet. The lake shapes like an ellipse with an area of one square kilometer, and looks like a mirror surrounded by mountains. In autumn and spring, the lake will freeze for about 7 months. In summer, the lake sometimes shows her peaceful appearance, sometimes rises waves without any breeze. But the road condition from Chökorgye to Lhamo Latso is bumpy, total around 350km for return but takes around 7-8 hours by driving.

Stay overnight in a guesthouse with basic dorm rooms in Chökorgye.

The most mysterious Tibetan lake Lhamo La-tso.
Day 7 Chökorgye - Lhasa, 200km, approx 4hrs

To see family life is one of the most interesting things during your stay in Tibet, the local Tibetan people will welcome you to their houses, greet you in their traditional way and entertain you with their typical food and tea. Through this way, you will experience the real Tibetan culture, explore the Tibet civilization and discover the beautiful landscape of Tibet with your families or friends. 

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 8 Depart from Lhasa
Today your guide and driver will escort you to the Lhasa 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, tour ends.

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I am travelling tibet now and will go to shigatse and come back to lhasa on 6.20 I want to go to lhamo latso lake and wonder if i can join after lhasa trip. I might need a another permit



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join a tour on June 20th to visit Namtso Lake. Usually, it takes 12 working days to get your new permit, so I'm afraid the time is not enough. Sorry, we cannot help you on that.

If you have any further questions or doubts please let me know without hesitation, it is my pleasure to work with you at any time.

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