5 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality
US$ 195.00
Single Supplement

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

  • Departure Date: Daily departure
  • A confirmation of 25 days prior to your departure is needed for applying Tibet Travel Permits
  • Arrive Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
    Departure Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
    Activity Culture sightseeing
    Group size

    Minimum 4 people, maximum 16 people

    INCLUDED
    Licensed English-speaking guide
    Tibet Travel Permits
    Accommodation based on double occupancy
    Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
    Arrival and departure airport transfers
    Private Transportation
    Walking and driving tour per itinerary
    Breakfast
    NOT INCLUDED
    Medical costs China visa fees
    Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
    Single supplement
    D1

    Arrive in Lhasa

    Arrive in Lhasa airport, meet your guide, and then drive to your hotel. En route, we’ll visit to Nie-Tang Buddha, a Buddha image engraved in the face of the mountain. In the afternoon we’ll take a walk to Norbulingkar, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama.

    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
    D2

    Lhasa

    We’ll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street.
    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


    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

    D3

    Lhasa

    Visit Sera, Drepung, and Nechung monasteries.
    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.

    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

    D4

    Namtso Lake excursion

    Deaprture from Lhasa, along Amdo-tibet highway for about 160km to reach Damxung County, where the road turns to northwest about another 60 kilometers to reach Namtso Lake that lies beside snow-capped Mt. Nyainqentanglha, which in legend, is the son of Namtso and leader of sacred mountains. Namtso Lake is with the highest sea level in the world and being far away from the pollution of modern civilization. Natural wildlife – animals, birds and fish – is a summer attraction. Return to Lhasa in the late afternoon, en route detouring of Tsurphu monastery.

    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

    D5

    Lhasa departure

    We will drive you to airport or train station for your departure

    Overnight | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

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