Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour

5 Days
From $530
Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa
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Tour Type:
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Group Size:
Max 12
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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).

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 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.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • 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 is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
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.
  • 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 of Goddess. You will be stocked at the beauty but can’t get a whole view here. As a high altitude or in a map, the lake panorama visible from a high altitude or in a map looks 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 from far beyond, you can 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★

Bathing in sunshine, Yamdrok lake is dispalying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
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)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 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
$530 $550 $570 $650 $620 $570 $530

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 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
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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



Please can you tell me if it is possible to travel to Tibet for Chinese new year. Thanks



Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. However, Tibet Travel Permit will not be issued for all tours from February 1st to March 31st beacuse of Tibet New Year. Chinese new year starts on Feb 5th, 2019. I’m so sorry to tell you that you can’t travel in Tibet during that time. 

How about having this 5 days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour in April, 2019? 



We are based in Shanghai and would be interested in a short trip to Tibet around the end of this month - say from the 26th on. What options are there - and what are the special permit issues? Thks in advance. Robert



Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. However, Tibet Travel Permit will not be issued for all tours from February 1st to March 31st. So you can enter Tibet on Jan 26th, after the tour ends, you can depart from Lhasa on Jan 30th. After your tour book with us, we will use your passport and China visa copies to apply for your Tibet Travel permits from Tibet Travel Bureau  before tour starts and get them to you usually within 4 working days. Once I get it, I will mail it to your Shanghai hotel before the tour starts so that you can board the flight to Lhasa. 



Hello, I have a question. We arrive to Beijing on 15 Apr. at 8:55 is there any possibility to get to Lhasa to join the group? Do you assist in buying plane tickets? Best regards Iwona Preciuk



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour. We can open this group tour for you. If you arrive in Beijing on Apr.15th at 8:55 am, you can't catch the flight to Lhasa on Apr.15th. Can you arrive in Beijing on Apr.14th? 

We can purchase the flight ticket for you. 

Here is the flight ticket information on Apr.15th. 

China airline CA4112 depart at 9:00 am and arrive at 15:00. 



Dear SIr, Madam, My family and I (3 adults) are looking into visiting China and tibet next July. WE would be travelling into Tibet from Xining by train. Could you tell me what the rate is going to be? Then for getting out of Lhasa: can I book the flight myself or do I have to do this through your agency (with regard to the foreigner permit). Kind regards, Michael



Have you received the email I sent you yesterday? I worry there are some problems with our company's e-mail system. Could you please write me a reply if you have received it?



Hi there! I was hoping a tour could run from the 2nd of December?



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do the 5 days  Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour with the departure date on Dec.2nd. We have this group tour with the departure date on Dec.3rd. Is it available to you? We can also arrange a private tour with the departure date on Dec.2nd for you.  

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