Namtso Lake Tour
Namtso Lake Tour is to visit the second-largest saltwater lake in China, which is with altitude of 4730 meters. It is about 70 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide; its deepest point is about 35 meter. “Namtso Lake” is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the Nyan Qen Tang Lha mountain range. Its cave hermitages have for centuries been the destination of Tibetan pilgrims. The mountains beside the lake is with elevation of 5190 meters. Tashi Dor peninsula is the main destination that the most of the visitors will visit to, on this peninsula, one Gelug pa monastery is named after this peninsula and located at the southeastern corner of the lake.
The journey from Lhasa to Namtso lake is about 240 kilometers, which takes about 3.5 hours one way drive
|Arrive||Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
|Departure||Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
Minimum 4 people, maximum 16 people
Arrive in Lhasa
Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.
Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street
Sera Monastery, one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelug Pa, located at the foot of Hill Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which had a longer history. Sera in Tibetan means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.
Drepung monastery once housed 10,000 monks and if we’re lucky, we’ll ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the sutras, or sit under a willow tree and watch the monks engage in theatrical debate.
Nechung Monastery the seat of Nechung, Tibet’s State Oracle. Major decisions of the state are made in consultation with the Nechung Oracle.
Namtso Lake excursion
Overnight | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner