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5-Day Tibet Private Tour of Lhasa includes Yamdrok Lake

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Overview:

Tibet’s dramatic beauty can’t be summed up by the few names of iconic places there— Potala Palace, the Himalayas, and the majestic Tibetan Plateau. One must see Tibet to understand why it is on every traveler’s bucket list. The clouds like cotton scattered in the blue sky, crystal lakes, silvery snow mountain, vast grasslands, and the yaks in the backdrop of colorful Tibetan decorations are some of the sights that have delighted visitors to Tibet and made this place one of the most legendary destinations in the world.

Tour Code

TB5D4N-LS-221

Duration

5 Days/4 Nights
Itinerary

Day 1Lhasa Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you get checked in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.

Day 2Lhasa

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa.

After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism.

To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.

Day 3Lhasa

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery  
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Today features visits to 2 of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung Monastery is located on the hillside west of Lhasa – at one time the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks living there. A pleasant walk up the hill leads to the solemn ambience inside the monastery’s many halls and chapels.

After Drepung, we will move on to the Sera Monastery. The main highlight of the Sera Monastery is watching the crowd of monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day except Sunday, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills – a very impressive sight to behold, as the monks are very animated in their debates about the various attributes of Buddhist scriptures.

Day 4Lhasa - Langkazi - Lhasa

Attractions: Yamdrok Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Today we will have an extraordinarily scenic drive to visit on of the three holy lakes of Tibet – Yamdrok-tso (Yamdrok Lake). We will travel from Lhasa to Gyantse, driving through the Gampala Pass (elevation 4790 meters) where we will have a spectacular view over the crystal blue waters of Yamdrok Lake. The lake is surrounded numerous snow-capped mountain and in the distance you will be able to see the beautiful and holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (peak elevation 7191 meters), which is the highest mountain near Lhasa. After a great day of sightseeing, we will return to Lhasa for the night.

Day 5Lhasa - Departure

Attractions: No 
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned
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