Lhasa, Sky Lake and Lake Namtso
Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as MonpasQiang, and Lhobas, and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft.).
Of all the Tibetan areas in China, the TAR is a special case. Along with a visa, foreign visitors are officially required to have a permit issued by the PSB to enter the province. Without it, you'll be unable to buy air or bus tickets. However, you don't have to worry about where and how to get these permits. If you take common routes, such as Chengdu - Lhasa (Air) or Kathmandu Lhasa foreign travellers must buy both the permit and the ticket together through a travel agency who provide the travel permit.
Lhasa City tour is yet another popular 4 day tour package to the Holy city of Lhasa in Tibet. Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is a historically worthy town dated back to more than 1300 years in the history of Tibet. The city of Lhasa is located between 29o 36'N and 19o 06' E at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level towards the northern bank of Kyichu river. Lhasa city tour is also popular because the city of Lhasa has been the hub of politics, economy, culture and religion in Tibet.
The age old monasteries and temples in the city have preserved many historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts. Lhasa city tour is one of the shortest and refreshing trips which are also very cheap and memorable.
Lhasa city tour starts after you take an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa which is more reminiscent to mountain flight. This flight will offer you the most spectacular mountain views of the beautiful mountain ranges. In Lhasa our representative will receive you in airport and transfer you to hotel. On the next two days of your tour you will enjoy the sightseeing tour to Lhasa city where you will explore the Jhokhang Temple, the bustling Barkhor Streets, the wonderful Potala palace and the Holy Derpung and sera monasteries.
This is the great packages for people with short time frame to visit Lhasa and the holy lake Namtso lake. Meanwhile, if you are not used to the high altitude, then this is one of the very good itineraries that cover the all the main tourist sites in Lhasa like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and sera monastery.
Highlight of your tour would be the one of the must-see attractions sacred lake Namtso.The heavenly lake is the second largest alpine saline lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4,780 meters above sea level. Its surrealistic beauty will take your breath away in no time. Just as a tourist noted:" It is one of those rare places on Earth where you feel the beauty of Nature as something material. You can drink the air and taste the wind admiring mountains in a place where you feel reluctant to leave place and contury.
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Local transportation according to group number
- English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
- Comfortable Hotel Accommodation
- All the local and national government taxes
- Welcome dinner in Lhasa
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Drinking water during the trip
- One shared big oxygen bag or tank in the car
- All the breakfasts
- International flight in and out of Lhasa
- Comprehensive travel insurance with helicopter cover plan
- The tour price does not include single room supplement
- We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the best deal, please contact us
- Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay by yourself, usually it costs about $10-20 per person
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone calls, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
Arrival at Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
You will arrive in Lhasa and be transfered to hotel Yabshi or Kiychu to relax after jetlag. When you arive in Lhasa Adventure Hub Nepal or our partners representative will pick you from the airport and transfer you to hotel.
Sightseeing around the spectacular Lhasa
We will do sightseeing around Lhasa and have an acclimatization day. It’s very important that everyone becomes used to the high altitude. We will go to visit the famous Patala Palace and some amazing monasteries where all the monks do their meditation and prayers.
Visit to famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street
We will visit a few world heritage sites including; The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. You can visit the Dalai Lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can enjoy the sweet tea and chat with locals or bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.
The Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century and symbolizes Tibetan Buddism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the white and red palaces with their ancestry buidlings, is built on the red mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley at an altitude of 3700 metres.
Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (230km)
After breakfast in our hotel in Lhasa we will drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso, one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, you can see snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tents with grazing yaks and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland ( in summer). You can enjoy the view of the Sky-Road Railway with snow mountains background; while standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), you can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake.
If you want we can do a leisurely trek around Tashi Island and enjoy the sunset of Namtso. Stay overnight in a tent, you enjoy the night view of the milky way at the lake shore.
Namtso Lake and drive back to Lhasa via Yampachen (210km)
You really dont want to miss out on this world best sunrise view of the Namtso Lake at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.
On the way back to Lhasa you will be visiting Yangpachen hot springs which have both indoor and outdoor swimming pools filled with hot springs water. After enjoying the hot springs, drive back to Lhasa stay overnight in hotel.
Depart Lhasa for your next destination or home
Your guide will transfer you to the airport and help you get through check in at the airport and say good bye.