Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour (G02)-6 Days

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Easy
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Min Pax: 1 Pax
  • Trip Style:Sightseeing
  • Meals:Breakfast
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This is one of our best itineraries that cover main tourist sites in Lhasa city, but the most highlight of this tour would be one of the must-visit attractions holy Namtso Lake, it is a second largest saltwater lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4718 meters above sea level and acreage more than 1920 square kilometres, Tibetans look at it as one of the famous Buddhist holy lands.

Trip Highlights

  • Attraction of Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
  • Amazing place of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple ,Barkhor Street 
  • Beautyfull Namtso Lake

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

Day 02:Lhasa Suburb

Day 03:Lhasa City

Day 04:Lhasa- Namtso (4718 m)-Lhasa, 250 km, Approx 5 hrs

Day 05: Namtso- Lhasa,250 km, Approx. 5 Hrs

Day 06:Depart From Lhasa

Cost includes:

    • Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room ensuite in 3★
    • Meal: 5 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 Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30 pm or 15:30 pm from Lhasa Airport on the first day;
    • Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30 am or 12:00 pm from hotel in Lhasa on 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;
    • One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight to and out of China
    • Train ticket
    • 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.)
    • Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.
    • China Visa
    • 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.
    • Optional sights
    • Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 
    • Additional days caused by unexpected natural disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
    • While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them at the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total.
    • Personal expenses
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

    Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! Then transfer you to the 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.
    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Another service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

  • Day 2
    Lhasa Suburb

    Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.
    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Including: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3
    Lhasa City

    In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit 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 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 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, 3★

    Including: Breakfast

  • Day 4
    Lhasa- Namtso (4718 m)-Lhasa, 250 km, Approx 5 hrs

    In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

    You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass Nagela Pass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake. Stay overnight at Namtso Guest house

    Including: Breakfast

  • Day 5
    Namtso- Lhasa,250 km, Approx. 5 Hrs

    In the morning, enjoy the sunrise over the lake at the shore and do leisure trek around Tashi Island. After that, we will go back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath. Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Including: Breakfast

  • Day 6
    Depart From Lhasa

    Our tours come to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight or train. We hope you have enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again.

    Including: Breakfast

Trip Note

  • 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 about USD 50~80/permit will be charged;
  • *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 pickup and drop off all tour 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 change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT wont be hold responsible for 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, single supplement will be refunded.
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