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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Qingdao

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. Learn the religion and culture in the captial city of Tibet then impressed by the breathtaking holy lake Namtso, known as the world highest saline lake and surrounded by magnificent views of Nyenchen Thanglha snow-capped mountain range. And Damxung Prairie----the home of Tibetan nomads and their animals live harmony with nature.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 5 nights accommodation
    • Admission of all the places list in the itinerary
    • Lhasa airport or train statin pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    • Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
    • Oxygen tank when tour out of Lhasa city
    • Permit of travel to Tibet
    • Transportation with experienced local driver
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Namtso
    What's excluded :
    • Airfare or train tickets(please contact us in advance if you prefer us to book for you)
    • Chinese visa
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Single room supplement 114 USD (if clients request a private room or due to odd group number)
    • Gratuities
    • Yangbajin Hot Spring
    • Entry/Admission - Yangbajin Geothermy

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

    Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    A local tour guide will welcome you at the airport or train station when you arrive in Lhasa, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Please take a rest and acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel and no need to rush for sightseeing.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 2: Lhasa City, Potala Place,Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Your tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace. As you approach Potala Palace, marvel at the 13-story fort, which dominates the Lhasa Valley at an altitude of 12,140 feet (3,700 meters). Established in the 7th century during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, Potala Palace was built as a winter palace of the Dalai Lama. The complex, built on Red Mountain, covers 101 acres (41 hectares) and includes many sutras and painted scrolls -- a treasure of traditional Tibetan culture and Buddhism.

    Pass through the massive walled gates and turrets with your guide and visit the private rooms, shrine room and audience hall of the present Dalai Lama on the uppermost level of the White Palace. View the most sacred shrine, the Phakpa Lhakang Temple, as well as the entombed stupas of past Dalai Lamas. Marvel at the Namgyal Monastery assembly hall and its fascinating murals!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Designated as part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. . A renowned pilgrimage destination for Tibetans, the Buddhist religious complex was founded by Queen Bhrikuti in the 7th century. Look with awe at the temple’s rich ornamentation, beautiful murals and harmonious integration with the striking landscape. Your guide will take you to the temple's most important chapels and point out the sacred Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha statue, which represents the Buddha at the age of 12.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    Next, continue to Barkhor Street, which runs through the heart of the old city and filled with pilgrims and street vendors. Life here has changed little over the centuries. As you walk in a clockwise direction along the circuit, you’ll find stalls selling everything from traditional Tibetan clothes to knives to prayer wheels and thangka, Tibetan scroll painting.

    In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner before retiring to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 3: Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning, visit Drepung monastery ---- the home temple of the Dalai Lama and known as one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Drepung monastery used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and developed over the centuries as a renowned place of scholarly learning. Admire the imposing complex, built in 1419 by one of the eight disciples of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa sect. As you explore the site, your guide will explain the significance of the picturesque green and gold design, typical of Tibetan architecture. Learn about the 1959 revolt that destroyed some of the monastery structures and caused many surviving monks to seek refuge in Mysore, India, where another Sera Monastery was established. The highlight will be monks debate around 3 pm - 5 pm.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake to Damxung (300km)

    Stop At: Lake Namtso, Nakchu Region, Damxung County China
    Drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso in the morning. You can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges ) and lots of nomads with yak and sheep grazing nearby. Known as the "Heavenly Lake" and one of the four holy lakes in Tibet also is the highest saline lake in the world. Have a relaxing trek around lakeside and Tashi Island. Integrate into this pure, solemn and stunning holy place.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Damxung County, Damxung County, Tibet
    Admire broad highland prairies surround Lake Namtso. White snowy mountains, blue lake, green grassland and black yak form a beautiful landscape complete an incredible picture.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Damxung Hotel

    Day 5: Damxung to Lhasa(180km)

    Stop At: Yangbajin Geothermy, Yangbajing Town, Damxung County 851500 China
    Yangbajin attracts visitors with its unique resources: hot springs. The hot spring geothermal field covers an area of 40 square kilometers and the 70°C hot water boils in the dense fog and generates bubbles throughout the year. In the background of the Nyenchen Tangula mountain range and vast green pastures, white steam dragons are clearly visible a few kilometers away. You can take a bath here(own expense) on the way back to Lhasa.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 6: Depart from Lhasa

    Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    Transfer from hotel to airport(at specified time) or train station(anytime).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note free picking up from the airport at 10:00, 13:30 and 17:00, if your flight arrive early please wait at the airport or can pay extra to be pickup upon arrival, free airport drop-off time is 06:30, 08:00 and 12:00 or can pay extra to be drop-off based on your flight time. Free pickup and drop-off service anytime between train station and hotel.Airports
    • Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Samtour of Chengdu OTC Travel

Activity ID: V-5489P403

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