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Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour (G02)

From Lhasa to Namtso Lake then back to Lhasa is abt 500km, that’s why it’s so hard for local operators as us to keep the price low for private tour especially if you are travelling alone. That’s why this 5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour is so favourited by most travellers. We have strict rules of 12 persons maximum for each of our group tours to ensure the quality of service. You wont get a better deal than this. What are you waiting for?

Tour Route

Lhasa-Lhasa Suburb-Lhasa City -Namtso - Lhasa

Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa 
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. For our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfer, pls
check the Inclusions for the information of our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfers.
Overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★


Day 02: Lhasa Suburb (B+D) 
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery 
Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery. You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.
Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang that you are going to travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, culture and background.
Located abt 8km west of central Lhasa, Drepung Monastery was once one of the world’s largest monasteries. The word Drepung literally translates as ‘rice heap’, a reference to the huge numbers of white monastic buildings that once piled up on the hill side. 
Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the
Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of
Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
Overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★


Day 03: Lhasa City (B) 
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
Overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★


Day 04: Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa (B)
Highlisht: Namtso Lake
Optional: Yampachen Hot Spring 
On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass(5150m).
Namtso Lake is the highest salt lake. It means “holy lake” in the Tibetan language. In the early summer, flocks of wild ducks fly to inhabit here and breed their offspring. Wild animals such as black bears, yaks, wild donkeys, foxes, roe deer and marmots can often be found around the lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side.
On the way back to Lhasa, we can visit Yampachen Hot Spring (Entry Fee: CNY 40/person; Bathing Fee: abt CNY 50~98/person for different pools) at your own expenses if the whole group agrees. Yangbajain lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yangbajain Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath. 
Overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★


Day 05: Departure from Lhasa (B)
Your 5-day Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.

End of tour!

See what our Customers say about Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour (G02)

"We were very pleased to avail ourselves of the services of M/s Overland Escape, Fort Road, Leh, Ladakh, during the Fourth Regional Workshop of the UNESCO supported " Development of Cultural and Eco-tourism in the Mountainous Regions of Central and South Asia" project, held in Ladakh between 25th and 30th August 2003. As provider of logistical services in Delhi and support for workshop in Ladakh, we were very appreciative of the services provided by Mr. Tundup Dorjey (Overland Escape) arranging accommodation, transportation and other necessary services all helping to ensure a successful and productive workshop. We wish M/s Overland Escape all the best for their future business operations."

Francis Childe, Chief of Section for Europe. Asia and the Pacific Division of Cultural Heritage, UNESCO



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