Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour

5 Days
Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa
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Dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundreds meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to 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. 

Day 2 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

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.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

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
Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa

A present drive from Lhasa to Yamdrotso Lake along the well-paved Friendship Highway via Kamba-la Pass (4790m). At far distance of Yamdrotso, the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) stands proud and tall, which is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Sacred Lake Yamdrok glows with various colors, like turquoise, when the sun is shining
Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
Other service: Local Tibetan Family Visit
Day 5 Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train

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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Asked Questions from our Clients



Hello, we are looking to visit Tibet in august for 5 or 6 days from the 18th of August to the 22nd of August. Could you please tell me the cost and which kind of transportation do you use.Regards,



We will use a 7-seat SUV vehicle. If you have any special requirement, please contact me freely.



Can we travel Tibet in March?



No, due to Tibet's unique background,Tibet Permit will not be issued for the tours from mid-February to March 31.



I am traveling to Beijing from NY and planning to go to Lhasa on September 12tb through the 16th because I need to get my flight back to NY on the 17th from Beijing. I heard that the offices will be closed due to the holiday from the 21th - 27th. If I am flying from Beijing to Lhasa, will be enough time to process my travel permit before the 12th? Thanks!



Dear Juliana, 

Yes, you are right, here we have a 7 days holiday for Shoton Festival from 21st to 27th Aug and all go back to work on 28th Aug, if you could get your China visa ready on 24th Aug, we would have enough time to process your Tibet permits here according to your schedule, so please no worry about this. In this case, I strongly suggest you join our 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour.



Dear Sir/Madam, I am very interested in the Lhasa and Yamdrotso Lake Tour. At August 12 I can leave Beijing. Could you please answer my following questions: -could you book a train ticket for me from Beijing to Lhasa? I prefer to leave Beijing August 12 in the afternoon or evening. -can I start the tour in Lhasa at August 14? -What will be the price of the train ticket (preferably soft sleeper, but hard sleeper is also fine) and the tour? Thanking you in advance for your reaction! Kind regards, Bart de Graaf.



Dear Bart De Graaf,  yes and we could help you book your train for Beijing - Lhasa for 12th Aug and arrive in Lhasa on 14th Aug, please check following:  

Soft sleeper: USD260/person.  Hard sleeper: USD182/person. 

Train/Z21  departure time: 20:00   arriving time: 12:10, it takes around 40 hours.  

I will send you the detailed itinerary and cost of our 5 Days-Lhasa and Yamdrotso Lake Tour by email soon. 



We plan to visit Lhasa during our stay in Beijing early July. Please let us know what will be the cost (we have two persons) if we just take this 5 days tour. We could stay for 6 days but no more then a week. Give us an idea how much the cost if we have a private guide (do need to speak English) and vehicle instead of group tour. Thanks!



Dear WENDY BAO, very nice to hear from you are interested in taking our 5 Days-Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour in July and okay as well with 6 days tour, if so I’d like to recommend you our 6 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour, both are private tours, i will email you it's costs soon. 

All our tour guides can not only speak good English and Tibetan, but also very fluent in Chinese, so please no worry about this. 

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