Lhasa & Yamdrok Lake Tour

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Trip Introduction

This tour covers the major places in Lhasa City: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery, and you can see Yamdrok Lake is one of the biggest and beautiful lake in Tibet. Yamdrok means torquise in Tibetan language. In fact, the lake looks exactly as beautiful as torquise blue during the good weather days. This freshwater lake, unlike other Tibetan lakes, is sweet and non-saline, extending for 624 sq. km., in the shape of two pincers of a large scorpion. You can have a stop on its bank and enjoy photography here.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Lhasa arrival (3650m)
Fly to Gongkar Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa
Visit Potala palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Bazar.

Day 03: Lhasa
Visit Drepung Monastery and  Sera Monastery.

Day 04: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake (4400m) - Lhasa
Day tour to Yamdrok Lake.

Day 05: Departure
Free till departure. Transfer to airport, fly to onward destination.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River).

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century.  Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m),and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok - tso Lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. Then drive back to Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Departure from Lhasa
Departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a holiday according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Trip Price Status
23 October 2017 27 October 2017 US$ 630
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28 October 2017 1 November 2017 US$ 630
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31 October 2017 4 November 2017 US$ 630
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7 November 2017 11 November 2017 US$ 630
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9 November 2017 13 November 2017 US$ 630
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14 November 2017 17 November 2017 US$ 630
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18 November 2017 22 November 2017 US$ 630
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23 November 2017 27 November 2017 US$ 630
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28 November 2017 2 December 2017 US$ 630
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2 December 2017 6 December 2017 US$ 630
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7 December 2017 11 December 2017 US$ 630
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12 December 2017 16 December 2017 US$ 630
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16 December 2017 20 December 2017 US$ 630
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21 December 2017 25 December 2017 US$ 630
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26 December 2017 30 December 2017 US$ 630
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30 December 2017 3 January 2018 US$ 630
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What is Included in the Cost

    • Airport/Train station pickup and drop
    • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
    • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
    • English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
    • Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size;
    • Hotel accommodation using Economic Class (3-Star Hotels), If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
    • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet.
    • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
    • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight to and out of China;
    • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about US$ 3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
    • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
    • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

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trips information

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  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftt002
  • Trip duration: 5 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 1-12
  • Max-Altitude: 4400m.
  • Activity: Tours
  • Starts in: Lhasa
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: April - November
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