5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Small Group Tour

Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa

From USD689 p.p

This classic Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake group tour includes a 2-day Lhasa city sightseeing and a day trip to the holy Yamdrok Lake, enabling you to see both the natural splendor and cultural heritages of Tibet. You will first visit the world-famous Potala Palace, revered Jokhang Temple, explore the bustling Barkhor street, and discover the mistery of Tibetan Buddhism in Drepung and Sera monastery. Then, you will travel to Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, to immerse yourself in the splendid view of green water and snowy mountains. Definitely a perfect Tibet tour you have dreamed for so long, just come to join us right now!

Itinerary Day by Day

Day1 Arrive in Lhasa

Start your amazing trip as you land in Lhasa, Tibet's heart. You'll be warmly welcomed at the airport or train station by our local guide who'll present you with a Hada, a traditional scarf that's a sign of good luck for your journey.

On your way to the hotel in downtown Lhasa, enjoy the beautiful sights of the Yarlung Tsangpo and Lhasa Rivers, and see quaint Tibetan villages.

Once you get to your hotel, take it easy to get used to the high altitude. Rest up, move around at your own pace, and drink plenty of water to help your body adjust the high altitude.

Later in the day, your guide will give you some cool Tibetan gifts and useful tips for your trip. You'll also meet the rest of the people in your tour group.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Note:

If you need any help or have special needs, our service center at the Gangjian Hotel is here for you.

Day 2: Exploring Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B, D)

After having breakfast, we’ll keep exploring Lhasa with a trip to Drepung Monastery, the biggest in Tibet and once home to over 10,000 monks. Here, dive into Tibetan Buddhism at Coqen Hall, where your guide will share insights into its teachings and the lives of its most famous figures.

Then, take a stroll through Loseling College, or a similar place, within Drepung Monastery. This gives you a peek into how monks live and study, including a look at their dorm rooms.

In the afternoon, head over to Sera Monastery, established in 1419 and an important place for Buddhist study. The monk debates are the highlight of this spot, a key part of their learning process that your guide will explain.

End your day with a welcome dinner in a local Tibetan style restaurant.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3: Exploring Lhasa - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B)

After breakfast, begin your day with a trip to the magnificent Potala Palace, which offers stunning views of Lhasa. Listen as your guide recounts the histories of the Dalai Lamas and shows you around the palace's many halls and treasures. And then, you’ll participate in the folk activities of the local Tibetan people at the Longwangtan Park near the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon, head to the sacred Jokhang Temple, home to the remarkable statue of the 12-year-old Shakyamuni Buddha. Afterwards, take a walk around Barkhor Street to see the religious customs of the local Tibetans.

Finish your day with a tour to visit a bustling Tibetan tea house in Lhasa to enjoy some sweet tea and learn about Tibetan social customs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa (B, L)

In the morning, you’ll start an exciting journey from Lhasa to the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's "Three Holy Lakes."

Commence your exploration of Yamdrok Lake from the Lurila Platform, where the turquoise waters and the imposing Gulha Kangri Snow Mountain unveil a breathtaking panorama.

Next, pay a visit to the Rutog Monastery and the solitary monk inhabiting the small island at the heart of Yamdrok Lake. From Rutog Island, soak in a wider perspective of Yamdrok Lake and its surrounding islands.

For lunch, savor local delicacies at a family restaurant by the lakeside.

At noon, move on to the Southeast Corner Platform, enjoying the stunning views from this southeast spot. On the platform, treat yourself to a cup of coffee, relishing moments of leisure while taking in the stunning vista of Yamdrok Lake from the southeast corner.

Afterwards, return to Lhasa via the renowned Gampala Pass (4900m). From the Gampala Pass platform, marvel at the expansive stretch of Yamdrok Lake resembling a wide blue ribbon, extending to the foot of Noijin Kangsang Peak (7191m).

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5: Finish Your Memorable Journey and Depart from Lhasa (B)

Today, your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. Please confirm your departure flight or train details in advance with your guide.

The tour ends.

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Please Note:
The Tibet train ticket is not included in this group tour package. Please feel free to tell us your preferred train route and departure date, we will help you get the Tibet train ticket.

Service Inclusion

  1. Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary permit to Tibet
  2. All lodging listed in the itinerary. If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist. If you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement
  3. Meals listed in itinerary
  4. Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  5. Local Tour Transfers according to group size
  6. Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
  7. One shared big Oxygen tank in the car

Service Exclusion

  1. Chinese visa
  2. International flight to and out of China
  3. Domestic train/flight out of Tibet.(We offer domestic train/flight ticket booking service, please contact our travel experts for the details.)
  4. Meals not specified the itinerary
  5. Tips and gratitude to tour guide and drive
  6. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.

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All train tickets are not included in our package, which offer you more flexibility to choose your favorite train to Tibet. Just tell us your preferred route to/from Lhasa and the ticket class you want when you enquire the tour.

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