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Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour, 6 days Tibet Lhasa Namtso Tour

Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour, a great 6 days Tibet Lhasa Namtso Tour discovers a major scenic sites of Tibet including Potala  Palace, Sera, Drepung and Jokhang temple. Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour is designed to explore the historical city Lhasa and Namtso Lake, second largest lake in Tibet. Lhasa Tour with Namtso Lake creates a great opportunity to see a unique life and culture of Tibetan nomads. It is also one of the most popular tour to the most beautiful lakes in Tibet. You will see wonderful scenery and landscapes as you are driving from Lhasa to Namtso Lake. During Lhasa Sightseeing Tour, you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung Monastery and Barkhor street. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp +977 9851023742 to book and know more about Lhasa Namtso Tour information. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour cost from 1250 -$1590 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Tour Facts

Tour Name: Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour 

Tour Style: Group Joining Tour

Tour Duration: 6 Days

Tour Difficulty: Moderate

Tour Season: April to November

Trip Altitude: 3650m-5250m

Tour Cost: USD 1050 - USD 1250

Mode of Transport: Flight/Car/Jeep/Van/Bus

Tour Start/End: Lhasa

Accommodation: Standard/Budget

Lhasa Tour and Namtso Lake is a week tour in Tibet that explore around Lhasa and trek around Namtso Lake, the salt lake in Tibet.

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Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour explores Lhasa and Namtso Lake together. Namtso Lake is the most beautiful lake in Tibet. It is 260 km far from Lhasa. The lake extends 70km east to west and 30km south to north. Lhasa Lhasa to Namtso Lake Tour offers the real beauty of Tibet. The itinerary are as Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa, Day 2: Lhasa Tour Potala Place, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, Day 3: Lhasa Tour- Drepung and Sera Monastery, Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake, drive back to Dunxumg or to Yampachen, Day 5: Yampachen to Lhasa and Day 6: Depart from Lhasa

Lhasa Namtso Lake Tourdesigns for those travelers if you have not been at high altitude. This is one of the best itinerary which covers all historical sites of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and Sera monastery. Namtso Lake is a attractions of this tour. It is the second largest lake in Tibet. Its natural beauty will take your breath away. It is also one of those rare places on Earth as the beauty of Nature is something material.

Walk around the heavenly terrain of Namtso lake, witness an exotic Tibetan culture and make new friends. On the way to Namtso Lake tour, you will see lots of nomad families. This will give an experience of Tibetan locals' life style.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (3650m) 
Arrive in Lhasa either by flight or train. Tibetan guide will greet, receive you there and drive to your hotel. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa.  Take a rest to acclimatize in high altitude after check in hotel.  It also possible to walk around Potala Square, and get amazing photos of Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast, and sightseeing tour first visit the Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet Potala palace has 1000 chambers, the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After lunch, tour to Jokhang temple built by the 33rd great kind of Tibet in 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Barkhor Street is the local Tibetan street around Jokhang temple; you can walk with pilgrims and locals, and shopping local Tibetan souvenirs there.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast and continue Lhasa tour to visit Drepung monastery, one of the great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet built in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace.
In the Afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet built in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (5100m, 250km, 5 hours)
Breakfast and drive to Namtso Lake enjoying views of the snow mountain ranges, lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the heavenly one of the four holy lakes of Tibet also known as the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars. Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house
Day 5: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yangpachen (230km, 5 hours)
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, and it is also possible to trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch, and continue drive to Lhasa via Yangpachen hot spring to have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 6:  Lhasa Airport (3650m, 63 km, 1 hr 15 minutes )
Breakfast and your tour guide will transfer you to Lhasa airport or train station to continue travel to Kathmandu or mainland china.

Cost Included:
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  •  All necessary Tibet travel permit
  •  Chinese Visa assistance (if traveling from Kathmandu, Nepal)
  •  Tibet border to Kathmandu transportation by comfortable vehicle
  •  Lhasa to Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu transfer by private van or bus or 4WD Landcruiser
  •  3 nights hotel accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  •  English-speaking Tibetan guide
  •  All fees for sightseeing and monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  •  All applicable taxes and service charges
Cost not Included:
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  •  Chinese visa fee USD 198 for American and USD 85 for non-Americans if traveling from Nepal only, subject to change.
  •  Flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa USD 420, subject to availability or Mainland China to Lhasa
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  •  Tips for guides and driver
  •  Nepal visa, you can grant visa on border.
  •  Train ticket from China to Lhasa if traveling from Mainland China
  •  Meals and accommodation in Nepal, available to book on request.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Lhasa at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection 

Lower Body: Under Garments Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp 

Upper Body: T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket Down vest and/or jacket Hands: Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero DC Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottle (2) or camel bag Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) 

Toiletries: 1 medium sized quick drying towel Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) Deodorants Nail clippers Face and body moisturizer Feminine hygiene products Small mirror 

Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash 

Extras/Luxuries: Binoculars Novels Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen iPod Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)


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