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5-Day Lhasa & Namtso Lake City Tour

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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Your guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to 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.

Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:None
  • Day 2:Lhasa Suburb

    Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by us. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery.

    Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.

    Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.

    Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the
    Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon
    ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:Breakfast
  • Day 3:Lhasa City

    This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

    Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

    The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:Breakfast
  • Day 4:Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa

    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 after pass Nagela Pass[5150m]. Namtso Lake is the highest salt lake. It means “holy lake” in the Tibetan language. In the early summer, flocks of wild ducks fly to inhabit here and breed their offspring. Wild animals such as black bears, yaks, wild donkeys, bharals, foxes, roe deer and marmots can often be found around the lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:Breakfast
  • Day 5:Leave Lhasa

    Your 5-day Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Guide and driver will collect you at your hotel around noon to transfer to Lhasa Airport. For Lhasa Railway, we will arrange free individual transport.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:Breakfast
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