Lake Namtso Landscape Tour 5 days-Classic Tibet Tour Package
This 5 days’ golden and classic Tibet journey includes the highlighted tourist attraction of Namtso and all famous sites in Lhasa city. You will take in magnificent scenery while learning about a fascinating culture in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. This classic and golden Tibet travel route combining the Namtso landscape and Tibet culture is a perfect get away. Monasteries with fantastic works of art, holy lakes, mountain vistas, Tibetan nomad’s culture and hot springs await travelers who embark on this easy adventure.
5 days classic Tibet Lhasa Namtso Lake journey outline
Day01 Arrival & transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Day02 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar
Day03 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Drepung & Sera Monastery
Day04 Lhasa Yangpachen Geothermal-Damxung County-Lake Nam-Tso-Lhasa (500 km round-trip of landscape and Nomad culture experience)
Day05 Final Departure (fly onward to Kathmandu, Nepal or extend to China by air or train)
Classic Tibet Tour: Lhasa Namtso highlight tour detailed arrangements
Day 1 Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Newwu Train Station, your Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up with your name sign, and then they will transfer you to Lhasa city safely. Please be not so anxious to walk much around hotel to see this that, but you do need a good rest in your hotel for needed acclimatization, otherwise you maybe under the weather little bit and easy get mountain sickness. Accommodation: 3 stars standard and centrally located hotel (or any kinds of accommodations as per your idea)
Day 02 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinities. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and she a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment which will be remembered for your rest life time. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once the home to the Dalai Lama. Well another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locoates at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where is the residence of many local people.
Day 03 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
After breakfasts in hotel, we will drive to west Lhasa city section (about 11km) and give a visit to the Drepung Monastery, which was once the world's largest monastery. Housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years.
In the afternoon, the site we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every working day, we will not give it a miss.
Day 4 Lhasa Yangpachen Geothermal-Damxung County-Lake Nam-Tso-Lhasa (500 km roundtrip)
To experience the natural views of Tibet is a dream of many tourists. This one day roundtrip tour will offer you great opportunity to see the real Tibet. You will see the great mountains, huge grasslands, local nomads, sheep, yaks, goats, horses, most importantly, you will feel the pure huge lake-Nam-Tso, which is 4718m high. It is the second-largest saltwater lake in China, the first being Koko Nor (Qinghai-Lake) in Qinghai province. More and more people want to visit this holy lake. In clear weather the water is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains. The wide open spaces, dotted with the tents of local drokpas (Nomads) are intoxicating. On the way back to Lhasa, we can stop in Yangpachen Hot spring where we can enjoy the Hot sping service on our own if we want.
Day 5 Departure (fly onward to Kathmandu, Nepal or extend to China by air or train)
Your personal driver and the guide will see you off to airport or train station, your Tibet tour with us ends. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory in your whole life.