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5 Days Landscape Group Tour from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake

Visual Feast & Spiritual Journey

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If you want to join in a budget tour with Lhasa landmarks visits as well as a glimpse of beautiful nature of Tibet, this small group tour is what made for you. This 5 Days tour will take you to explore holy city Lhasa's famous palace and monasteries, and then enjoy a day tour to visit the one of Tibet’s three most sacred lakes - Yamdrok Lake. The featured Tibetan architecture, thick Buddhist atmosphere and marvelous plateau lake views will make your trip to Tibet memorable.

Best time: available all year around, but April to October is the best time.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Get amazed by the breathtaking landscape of the azure Yamdrok Lake and enjoy a leisure walk around the lake;
  • Climb up the grandiose Potala Palace, one of the most spectacular architectures in the world, and explore its mysterious inner world;
  • Pay a spiritual visit to the holy monasteries like Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, and enjoy the wonderful Buddhism debating in Sera.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $511
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on 2 adults sharing one double-bed room;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, hotel class and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Lhasa
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-TGT-05
Group Size:
≤ 12 PAX
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingPhotographReligious
Departure:
Fixed Departure

Your tour - at a glance

Full Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Welcome to Tibet! Your local guide will pick you up upon your arrival at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, then escort you to your hotel in Lhasa. Enjoy the heart-stopping views along the road.

After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city.

High altitude acclimatization tips: 1) Keep taking medicine for preventing high altitude sickness 2 days before going to Tibet; 2) Go for some walking to acclimate but avoid strenuous activity after arrival in Lhasa; 3) You’d better not have bath; 4) Drink more water.

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour (B, D)

After breakfast, go to visit the No.1 attraction in Tibet - Potala Palace. It is known as the highest palace in the world and one of the most famous architectural works in the world. Standing on the Red Hill of Lhasa, the Potala Palace is a treasure house of Tibetan history, religion, culture, and art. The palace is well worth visiting for its artistic value, historic purposes, and cultural awareness. Importantly Potala Palace is the winter palace of Dalai Lama. You will see many chapels in which Dalai Lama used to study, meditate, work and rest. Many famous past Dalai Lama's stupa are also housed here and decorated with golds, jades and jewels.

There are two attractions for you to visit in the afternoon. First, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple. As the house of the Buddha, Jokhang is the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims; as the spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple is the perfect place for you to experience the devotion of Tibetans. Last activity is wandering around the bustling Barkhor Street. Whether you are there to visit the religious site, to do a bit of souvenir shopping, to taste some Tibetan or Chinese food or just for simple sightseeing, the Barkhor Street area is the right place to go.

This evening, a welcoming dinner will be held to welcome all the members in your group tour.

Tips of today: Wear hat and sunglasses to prevent ultraviolet radiation, but remember to take off when visiting in the monasteries.

  • Potala Palace Magnificent Architecture of Potala Palace
  • Meet with Tibet locals at Barkhor Street Meet with Tibet locals at Barkhor Street
  • Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple

Day 3 Lhasa City Tour (B)

After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel. Then drive about 30 minutes to visit the Drepung Monastery. This Gelug monastery has a history of more than 500 years. It used to be the largest monastery in the world with totally 10,000 monks there. Many precious stupas, sculptures, paintings, Thangka...are displayed in the hundreds of chapels. And the annual Shoton Festival is organized here.

In the afternoon, you will visit another famous Gelug monastery around Lhasa city - Sera Monastery, which is famous for its Buddhism Scriptures Debating. It is only 3km away from Lhasa city. Enjoy the debating.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Tips of today: 1) Feel free to ask tour guide questions about Buddhism or else; 2) If you have no idea where to have dinner, ask your guide for suggestions. Restaurant in your hotel is one of the choices.

  • Monks at Drepung Monastery Entrance Monks at Drepung Monastery Entrance
  • Buddhism Scriptures Debating at Sera Monastery Buddhism Scriptures Debating at Sera Monastery

Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa (B)

Today, you will start your lifetime journey to Mount Everest. After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours via Nyangchu Valley to visit Yamdrok Lake. With an altitude of 4,441 meters, Yamdrok Lake is known as one of the "Three Holiest Lakes", also one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet. The turquoise pure lake overlies among snow-capped mountains. Surrounding the lake shores are some peaceful Tibetan villages situating in the flat valleys. Looking to instance, you can still see clearly dotted yaks and sheep grazing on the grassland.

After the happy Yamdrok Lake exploration time, drive back to Lhasa city. Accommodate in Lhasa city.

Tip of today: 1) Wear warm clothes to prevent from cold and wild.

  • Clear Yamdrok Lake Holy Yamdrok Lake

Day 5 Lhasa Departure (B)

Today is free for you until your driver transfer you to catch your flight (or train) leaving Tibet. Please check your luggage and make sure everything is packed, and then check out from your hotel before 12pm.

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