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5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Group Tour

Highlights

This 5-Day Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Group Tour takes you to explore the holy city Lhasa's famous attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, then take a day tour to visit the holy lake - Yamdrok Lake which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet at an altitude of 4441m above sea level (other two are Namtso and Manasarovar).

5-Day Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Group Tour Summary

DAY

ROUTE

ACTIVITIES

MEALS

ACCOMMODATIONS

01

Arrive in Lhasa

Free Lhasa Airport/Railway pick-up at designated time. Rest to acclimatize.

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Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing

02

Lhasa

Potala Palace on Marpo Ri (Red Hill), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

B+D

Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing

03

Lhasa

Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Watch Monk Debating

B

Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing

04

Lhasa > Yamdrok Lake > Lhasa

Drive along Yarlung Tsangpo River, Kamba-la Pass (4700m), Mt Nojim Kantsang (afar), Yamdrok Lake (4441m)

B

Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing

05

Depart from Lhasa

Free drop-off to Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated time.

B

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lhasa

Our local guide will wait you at Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated time to transfer you to hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend on your own. Rest to acclimatize the high altitude here in Lhasa is suggested.

Day 2

Lhasa (B+D)

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today is the most classic day tour of Lhasa city. We may not see these sites by the exactly same order below because at summer times Potala Palace has designated visiting hours.

Potala Palace sits on the 130m-high Marpo Ri (Red Hill) in the centre of Lhasa city. The fortress like Potala Palace is a structure of massive proportions -- 400 meters east-west and 350 meters north-south, with 13 stories containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.

Jokhang Temple is widely considered the most sacred and important temple in Tibet, situated in Barkhor Square of Lhasa Old Town, spreading over an area of 25,000 square meters with its shining golden roof.

Outside of Jokhang Temple, the surrounding area called Barkhor, including narrow streets and a public square. Barkhor is both the spiritual heart of the holy city and the main commercial district for Tibetans - a fascinating combination!

Day 3

Lhasa (B)

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Watch Monk Debating

We will visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, which is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, 5km from the western suburb of Lhasa. Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.

In the afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery, situated at the foot of Tatipu Hill, in the north of Lhasa City. One of the highlight of visiting Sera Monastery is watching the monks debating in a courtyard here (available between 15:00-17:00 from Mon-Sat). As part of their study, the monks hold debates to improve their understanding of Buddhism. It’s a sight of fascination even though you don’t understand a word of what they are debating about.

Day 4

Lhasa > Yamdrok Lake > Lhasa (B)

Attractions: Drive along Yarlung Tsangpo River, Kamba-la Pass (4700m), Mt Nojim Kantsang (afar), Yamdrok Lake (4441m)

A lovely day excursion outside Lhasa city by driving along the Yarlung Tsangpo River to today’s start attraction, Yamdrok Lake (4441m), which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet (other two are Namtso and Manasarovar) and lies to the south of Yarlong Tsangpo River in the Shannan Region. Yamdrok Lake is 130km long and 70km wide, shaped like a coiling scorpion. Its average depth is about 20-40 meters, and 60 meters at the deepest. From Lhasa, you will first see Yamdrok Lake at the summit of Kamba-la (4700m), in a fabulous shade of deep turquoise with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) in the distance. Yamdrok Lake lies several hundred meters below the road. Yamdrok Lake is said to be the female Guardian of Buddhism and home to wrathful deities. Devout Tibetan pilgrims circumambulate Yamdrok Lake in around seven days.

Day 5

Depart from Lhasa (B)

Your adventure in Tibet ends today. We will pick you up to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated time.

Dates & Price

Apr
2018-04-01 $680 8 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-04 $680 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-07 $680 6 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-09 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-11 $680 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-13 $680 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-15 $680 open for booking Book
2018-04-18 $680 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-20 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-22 $680 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-25 $680 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-29 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
May
2018-05-02 $680 open for booking Book
2018-05-05 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-08 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-10 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-13 $680 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-16 $680 6 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-21 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-23 $680 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-25 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-27 $680 open for booking Book
2018-05-30 $680 3 Guests Booked Book
Jun
2018-06-03 $680 5 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-06 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-09 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-11 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-13 $680 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-18 $680 open for booking Book
2018-06-20 $680 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-24 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-26 $750 open for booking Book
Jul
2018-07-02 $750 open for booking Book
2018-07-04 $750 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-08 $750 open for booking Book
2018-07-11 $750 open for booking Book
2018-07-15 $750 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-18 $750 open for booking Book
2018-07-22 $750 open for booking Book
2018-07-25 $750 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-29 $750 open for booking Book
Aug
2018-08-01 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-05 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-08 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $750 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-08-12 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-15 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-19 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-22 $750 open for booking Book
2018-08-26 $720 open for booking Book
2018-08-29 $720 open for booking Book
Sep
2018-09-02 $720 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-05 $720 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-12 $720 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-16 $720 open for booking Book
2018-09-19 $720 open for booking Book
2018-09-22 $720 open for booking Book
2018-09-26 $720 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $720 open for booking Book
2018-09-30 $720 open for booking Book
Oct
2018-10-03 $720 open for booking Book
2018-10-07 $720 open for booking Book
2018-10-10 $720 open for booking Book
2018-10-14 $720 open for booking Book
2018-10-17 $630 open for booking Book
2018-10-21 $630 open for booking Book
2018-10-24 $630 open for booking Book
2018-10-28 $630 open for booking Book
2018-10-30 $630 open for booking Book
Nov
2018-11-06 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-13 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-20 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $630 open for booking Book
2018-11-27 $630 open for booking Book
Dec
2018-12-04 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-11 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-18 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-25 $630 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $630 open for booking Book

Service Details

SERVICE INCLUSIONS

  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Accommodations as specified in the itinerary: 4 nights at economy hotel based on twin-sharing rooms
  • Breakfasts (B) at hotel as specified in the itinerary; one welcome or farewell Tibetan dinner
  • Tourist vehicle with experienced local driver as itinerary needed with free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfers at designated time
  • Experienced knowledgeable local Tibetan guide
  • All admission fees of attractions listed in the itinerary

SERVICE EXCLUSIONS

  • Flight/train to and from Tibet (We provide flight & train booking services.)
  • Chinese visa
  • Meals not specified above
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Single supplement if you prefer a private single room
  • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

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