This tour features the best of Lhasa and the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, the biggest fresh water lake in north Himalaya.You’ll get a chance to immerse into the unique culture of Tibet in Lhasa as well as to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the plateau.
Day 1: Zhongdian/Lhasa (plane)
Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing [B]
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing [B]
Day 4: Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa
Day 5: Lhasa/Xining (train) [B]
Welcome to Tibet! Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Better not do any activities on the first day in order to acclimatize to Tibet environment. Better to drink some water and have a good sleep for next day’s holy sightseeing excursion.
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you will find the air is extremely pure and the sky is deep blue.
Visit Potala Palace for the whole morning, then in the afternoon, have a view of the Jokang Monastery, walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls selling local specialties.
1. Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery: Immerse yourself into the Tibetan religion and sense the unique culture.
2. Barkhor Street: stroll around an interesting market featuring Tibetan, Nepalese local products.
Visit Tibet Museum in the morning, later after lunch, visit Sera monastery. We can do the Sera Kora walk for about 1 hr and then catch the famous debate session of the monks before returning back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa city.
Sera Monastery: a place to meditate, a place to relax.
Today we drive to Yamdrok lake for a visit. On the old road between Gyanste and Lhasa, dazzling Yamdrok lake can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la (4794m). The lake lies several hundred metres below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m).
Lake Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest lakes of Tibet, lies about a hundred kilometers' distance to the southwest of Lhasa, is within Langkamu county, with an area of 638 square kilometers and a coastal line of 250 kilometers. The deepest point is 60 meters. To the interior of the lake ten or so hilly islands stand independently one from the other which give homes to flocks of wild ducks. A lot of colorful ducks and geese are swimming on the surface of the lake. There is also plenty of natural fodder for the fish in the lake. The lake has a fish reserve of about 300 million kilograms.That is why it is called "the Fish Store of Tibet". The coast of the lake is an ideal pasture. All these make an intoxicating quite picture.
Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
Accommodation: stay in comfortable hotels in Tibet
Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve
Transportation to and from Tibet.
Other services of non-Tibet parts
Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
Tips for the tour guide and driver
Tibet Museum , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake ,Sera Monastery , Potala Palace ,Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street