Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour

5 Days
From $530
Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa
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Group Size:
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This tour will not only show you the top attractions in Lhasa such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Street, Drepung Monastery, etc. but also take you to enjoy the stunning scenery of Yomdrok-tso Lake. As the top 3 holy lakes in Tibet, dazzling Yamdro-tso is at an altitude of 4441 meters. It lies tens of meters below the road, and it's a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. You will see some Tibetan villages nearby and the huge Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m) in the distance.

1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa - Yamtrok -Lhasa
5 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

When you arrive in Lhasa, our staff will pick you up at Lhasa Airport/ Railway and transfer you to the hotel. From the airport, it takes about 1.5 hours. From the train station, it only takes 20 minutes. Afterward, it's best to relax and take it easy on the first day to get acclimatized to high altitude and alleviate the jet lag. You might go to the local market and wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so our guide will meet you at the hotel. Enjoy your easy travel by visiting Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

In the morning, the first station is the Drepung Monastery, which is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.

Then after lunch, you will head to the Sera Monastery, which is another one of the ‘Great Three’ Gelug monasteries. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of "Monks Debate" for around 3 to 5 PM in the afternoon. Also, inside the monastery, the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha is the hot attractions.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

On your third day, you will be feeling much more acclimatized to Lhasa’s high elevation. It is an excellent idea to spend the day exploring the Potala Palace, which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. It is best to explore the inside of the Potala in the morning for 2-3 hours. Afterward, you will walk the pilgrimage route around the Potala.

In the afternoon, you will head to the Jokhang Temple, which is well known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Also, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple and do kora with local pilgrims.

After visiting the Jokhang Temple, you will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.

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.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa - Yamtrok -Lhasa

After your amazing journey in Lhasa city, the next destination is the Yamdrok Lake. Not long after having breakfast, we will pick you up in the hotel. The travel distance is about 105 kilometers away from Lhasa. On the way, you can have a glimpse of Ngachu Valley in the morning lights, and after pass over the Kamba La Pass (5030m), we will finally arrive at the holy lake Yamdrok.

Located in the north of the Himalaya Mountains, Yamdrok Lake is the largest fresh lake in the district with an area of 675 square meters. According to local Tibetan, the lake is the transformation of turquoise earrings scattered by Goddess. You will be stocked by the natural beauty but can’t get a whole view here. If you look it on the map, you will find the lake panorama like a shape of eardrop surrounded by the mountain. The scenery appears different color of blue from different moment in one angle as a dreamland. Looking around, you can also find other scenery. Local animals are walking along the fertile lakeshores and Tibetan villages can be seen in the valleys near Yamdrok Lake.

In the afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.
Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Lhasa departure
Tour ends today. Tour guide and driver will drop you to the Lhasa airport or railway station for your next stop.
  • 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 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$550 $570 $650 $620 $570 $530

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 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$650 $660 $750 $720 $660 $670

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 traveller1 Person, 90-day prior
2 Persons or above, 60-day prior
Not Listed as 1st travellerA minimum of 2 persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 30-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★;

*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 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

*Free 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.)

* 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.


*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 the 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



5-day Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake tour


In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are interested in our 5-day Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake tour. We happen to have a set tour with a departure data on Aug. 26th. We can open this group tour for you if you book it 90-day in advance.

I'll quote for you after you confirm the itinerary.



I prefer to arrive on Sept. 4 and depart on Sept. 8. Please send proposal.



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour with the departure date on Sep.4th. We can open this group tour to you with the departure date on Sep.4th for you if you book the tour with us 90 days in advance.  

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 



Hi I'm looking at the 5 day Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour for 2 people departing 30/9/2019. Could you please provide details of the 4 star hotels you use so that we can see if this will work for us? i.e. is it twin share or single supplement? Thanks in advance Georgia



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour with the departure date on Sep.30th. We can open this group tour to you. 

It is twin share. 

The 4-star hotel in Lhasa: Shangbala Hotel    https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-hotels/shangbala-hotel-144

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 



Hello, We are a group of students that are studying already in Xi An, we have a resident permit for studies with two years of validity, I don't know if this resident permit is okay for the Tibet because I read that students are not allowed to go there with student visa. So I am little bit confused, we would like to organize a trip in Tibet, and any suggestions from you will be well accepted as you know for sure what is the best way to do this trip. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Chen Jiaming



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet. Yes, you could use your Student Visa to apply for the Tibet Permit. Just need a certification letter from your school to prove your identity. We could help you with it after you book a tour with us.



We would like to join the 5 days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour at that specific date (April 29). We are residents in China. Please, let me know if there is a group available. Best regards



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join this Lhasa &Yamdrotso Lake Tour. We can open a new group tour with the departure date Apr.29th for you if you book the tour with us 60 days in advance. 

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