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 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 was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
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 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★

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.
  • 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)

2019-05-01 ~ 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
$570 $650 $620 $570 $530

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

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
$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 --- 7.36%);

* 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



Hi ! I live in USA and i like to take an 5 days tour in Tibet , i will leave on the 28th of Jun , 2019 and arrive to Lhasa on the 30th of jun ( I guess ), can you put me in the small group for that date ? So would you please tell me what i need to do ? , how much it cost ? and i like to stay on my self in my Hotel room . Let me know soon as you can , please !



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Jun.30th to Jul.4th. We have this group tour from Jul.3rd to Jul.7th. Is it available to you?



How much is the single supplement for the Oct 21 tour please? Will be traveling from Kathmandu. Do I need a China visa too? Thank you



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour with the departure date on Oct.21st. 

From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo (passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Vias there within 3 working days).

May I know your nationality?

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 



I will be in China for a conference from June 15 to 17th, 2019. I would like to join a tour to Tibet in the period between June 18th to June 22nd. Is it possible to join any of your tours to Tibet? Thank you very much



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Jun.18th to Jun.22nd. We don't have this group tour with the departure date on Jun.18th. We can open the 4 Days Essential Group Tour with the departure date ob Jun.18th for you then you add the one-day private tour to Yamdrotso Lake Tour. What do you think?

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 



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. 

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