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7 Days Central Tibet Group Tour with Namtso

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TOT: 7 Days Central Tibet Group Tour with Namtso
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Highlights:
  • Walk around Barkhor Street to experience life like the locals
  • Visit two of Tibet’s most important monasteries – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries
  • Visit two of the tree holy lakes in Tibet - Yamdrok lake & Namtso Lake
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Day 1  Arrival in Lhasa Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.

Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you get checked in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or Himalaya Lhasa Hotel

tibet tour

tibet tour

Day 2  Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa. After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism. To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or Himalaya Lhasa Hotel

potala palace

barkhor street

Day 3  Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery

Today features visits to 2 of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung Monastery is located on the hillside west of Lhasa – at one time the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks living there. A pleasant walk up the hill leads to the solemn ambience inside the monastery’s many halls and chapels. After Drepung, we will move on to the Sera Monastery. The main highlight of the Sera Monastery is watching the crowd of monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day except Sunday, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills – a very impressive sight to behold, as the monks are very animated in their debates about the various attributes of Buddhist scriptures.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or Himalaya Lhasa Hotel

sera monastery

drepung monastery

Day 4  Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Monastery(B)

This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karola Pass. Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier before continuing along the southern Friendship Highway to Gyantse, where you will be able to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late in the afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse where we will spend the night.

Accommodation: Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar

yamdrok

yamdrok

Day 5  Shigatse - Lhasa Tashilunpo Monastery(B)

We will get an early start today to visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. After visiting this ancient monastery, one of the most important sites in Tibetan Buddhism, we will head back to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or Himalaya Lhasa Hotel

shigatse tashilunpo monastery

shigatse tashilunpo monastery

Day 6  Lhasa - Namtso Lake – Lhasa (500 kilometers, 10-hour drive time) Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain, Sunset at Namtso(B)

We will leave your hotel early in the morning and it takes about 4 hours to get to Lake Namtso. Along the way there are some places to stop for taking pictures. When we get to the Lake, it is around lunch time and we can enjoy the view to the Lake. about 2 hours leisure time beside the lake, we will drive back to Lhasa around 8 pm. To experience the natural views of Tibet is a dream of many tourists. Today is a great day for witnessing Tibet’s natural beauty. Mountains, grasslands, and the holy Namtso are on order for today. Namtso, one of the famous Tibet tourists’ attractions, is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans.

Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or Himalaya Lhasa Hotel

namtso

namtso

Day 7  Depart from Lhasa Airport Drop off(B)

Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.

Accommodation: None

lhasa airport

lhasa airport

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Price Includes.
    • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, border Pass
    • Private professional English-Speaking tour guide
    • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
    • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by the hotel
    • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
    • One Welcome dinner in Lhasa
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • Places not listed in the itinerary
    • Flight/Train tickets in and out of Tibet
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
    • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
    • Single room supplement
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