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5 Days Tour to Namtso Lake

Trip Length
5 Days
Route
Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Attractions
Namtso, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Debating, Norbulingka
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Overview

In Nov. 14, 2005, Namtso Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Potala Palace, the hight palace in the worldToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Drepung Monastery, Sera Debating, Norbulingka

Details:

Morning time will be spent visiting Drepung monastery which is on the hillside west of Lhasa. Drepung is a Gelugpa monastery. To reach it, you have to climb up a small hill which will be a kind of interesting.

Later, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given.

Rest time would be spent in Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace.

Day 04 Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa

Namtso Lake is the heavenly lake in TibetToday's highlights:

Namtso Lake

Details:

Drvie to Namtso Lake (Heavenly Lake). In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake".The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Besides the beautiful scenery in Namtso, it is also a famous sacred Buddhist place. Back to Lhasa today.

Day 05 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer, Say Goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Transfer to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Optional (Overnight at Namtso)

Day 04 Lhasa/Namtso

The tibetan girl is washing clothes in Namtso LakeToday's highlights:

Namtso

Details:

Drvie to Namtso Lake (Heavenly Lake) In Tibetan, Namtso means "Heavenly Lake". The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Besides the beautiful scenery in Namtso, it is also a famous sacred Buddhist place.

Stay overnight in the tented camp at Namtso.

Day 05 Namtso/Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Namtso, Yangpachen or Tsurphu Monastery

Details:

On the way back to Lhasa, you can fully enjoy the beautiful landscpae through Yangpachen hot spring or en route to Tsurphu Monastery.

Day 06 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer, Say Goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Transfer to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

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