5 days
1-10 days Duration
Lhasa and Around
Destination
1-4/10
Tour Physicality

Day 1 Arrival, free transfer to Lhasa at 10 am and 4 pm

Day 2 Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Sera Monastery

Day 3 Winter and Summer Palace of Dalai Lama (Potala Palace, Norbulinka)

Day 4 Lhasa- Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa

Day 5 Free airport transfer at 8 am and 1 pm

Tour Service Included:
All required travel permits to Tibet (entry from China, if from Nepal, surcharge of Tibet Group Visa is to be charged);
English speaking local Tibetan guide and experienced driver;
Tourism Licensed vehicle;
Vehicle gasoline;
All breakfasts (optional);
Accommodation: local standard four star hotel;
All admission fees for attraction spots specified in the program above;
Accommodation and meals for your guide and driver;
Oxygen canisters: 1 canister for each person;
Liability travel insurance;

Tibet tour service not included:
Chinese Visa;
Travelers’ Individual Travel Insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended);
Travelers’ personal expense (such as: alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
International air/train tickets and domestic flight/train tickets. (Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the newest cost and ticket availability with your travel advisor);
Meals that are not specified in the program (meal budget estimate ranges from $5 to $20 per person and per meal);
Tips for your guide, driver

1

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization


Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
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Day 2: Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery


We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
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Day 3: Summer and Winter Palace of Dalai Lama


Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
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Day 4: Lhasa- Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa


Today we will drive to Yamdrok Lake and you have the chance see the holy lake in Tibet. The distance between Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake is around 150 km and usually it takes us 2 hours to get there. Along the way, you can enjoy the landscape and take some pictures. When passing over the Kamba La Pass (5,050 m), we can stop and you can see the whole view of Yamdrok Lake. There are yaks there and you can take a ride on them. Then we go down to be close to the lakeside. The altitude of the lake surface is 4,441 meters and you have about one hour to walk aside the river and take as many photos as you want. Then we go back to Lhasa. On the way, we will have lunch and see Nyethang Buddha near Lhasa. There is also Nyethang Monastery near the Buddha, we can take a visit there after seeing the Buddha.

Tips: 1. The altitude of Yamdrok Lake is a little bit high, so please bring some AMS medicine and do not exercise heavily.
2. It will be a little cold near the lake, so please bring some warm clothes.

Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel

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Day 5 Final Departure, tour ends


Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa by your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.
Lake Yamdrok-Tibetan landscape
Potala Palace Attraction Tour
Potala Palace, highlight attraction of Lhasa, welcome to explore.
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Wild animals near Yamdrok Lake
Lake Yamdrok Sightseeing attraction in Tibet

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