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8 Days Tibet Namtso Tour

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Leon Zhang

TIBET VISTA

Tibet Local Travel Agency

  • Local time:22:50

8 Days Tibet Namtso Tour

This is a classic multi-day tour that provides the opportunity to visit Lhasa and Everest Base camp. The tour will get you acquainted by covering all main tourist sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung and Sera monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Tashi Lhunpho monastery.

DAY 1

Arrival in Lhasa

Your guide will pick you up at the airport/ train station and take you to the hotel.

Lhasa
DAY 2

Lhasa City (B,D)

You will first head to the Potala Palace. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. Afterwards you take lunch and head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Around the temple is there is a Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. You will stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 3

Lhasa City (B)

In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “Three Greatt” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. You will stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 4

Namtso Lake (4718m)

You will drive to Namtso Lake. It is the "Heavenly Lake" which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trek around the lake and Tashi Island. You will stay overnight in Namtso Guest House.

Namtso Lake
DAY 5

Namtso - Lhasa (B)

Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, and you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. You will drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (optional) which has both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs´ water. Then you will drive back to Lhasa and stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 6

Lhasa - Shigatse (B)

You will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, you will catch a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can enjoy spectacular views of Holy Mountain Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) - the highest mountain near Lhasa. Then you will head to visit the famous Pelkor Monastery (also known as Gyantse Kumbum). After one and a half hour's driving, you will arrive to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet and stay overnight in Tashi Choeta Hotel. Read more

Shigatse
DAY 7

Shigatse - Lhasa (B)

In the morning, you will visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect - the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama containing plenty of jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you drive back to Lhasa and stay overnight in Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 8

Day 8: Departure (B)

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 4
Location Namtso
Hotel Guest House
Day 5
Location Lhasa
Day 6
Location Shigatse
Hotel Tashi Choeta Hotel
Day 7
Location Lhasa
Hotel Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
  • Entrance fees for all attractions listed in itinerary
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • Local Tibetan private guide
  • 7 nights of accommodation at a 4-star hotel or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • First aid kit
  • Liability travel insurance

Package Excludes

  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller
  • Chinese visa
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Gratuities to driver and tour guide

More Information

  • 1.Please notice that you will only be allowed to enter Tibet with a Tibet travel permit. We will help you apply for a Tibet permit, but be sure you have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a Chinese Visa prior to booking.
  • 2.Please book at least 20 days in advance because we need around 7-14 business days to process your Tibet permit. Any booking made after this time will not be confirmed.
  • 3.Upon booking you will receive a confirmation voucher that contains our contact information so that you can send your passport and Chinese Visa to us.
  • 4.Minimum age is 13 years

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Kevin, United States

My tour guide was Cho Don - Small. She was an amazing tour guide. Worked hard to accommodate what the entire group wanted. One of the biggest highlights of the trip was having the chance to personally have lunch and tea with a monk. I'd highly recommend booking your tibet dream vacation through Tibet Vista. Read more

Nick, China

Life-changing experience You hear a lot of cliches about how unique Tibet is but when you go you realise it's true. Right from when you get off the plane there is a special feeling in the air (literally, because you're 3,600m above sea level in Lhasa) and you suddenly feel a million miles away from the rest of the world. The people are so calm, open and friendly, and it's just fascinating to see a place where Buddhism (or indeed any religion) is so woven into the fabric of everyday life. The landscape throughout was the most breathtaking of any I've seen and, while there are a lot of monasteries to visit, each one has its own charm and surreal atmosphere so the equivalent of "temple fatigue" that you can get in a lot of East Asia doesn't really apply. One of the peculiarities of Tibet is that as a foreigner you are obliged to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide and a driver at all times and you need to be ready to produce your Tibet traveller's permit at various checkpoints and sites. This wasn't as onerous as I'd expected. They recommend you take at least a day to acclimatise to the altitude when you arrive. Turns out they're right. We arrived a day late due to flight delays and so launched straight into our itinerary. We were fine at first but the guide ended up needing to rush off to get a can of oxygen for my wife as we were walking around Lhasa and then later in the day I ended up in bed for a good 15 hours with what I would describe as a cross between the flu and the worst hangover of my life. Most people are fine though, as long as you take it easy to begin with. We did an 8-day tour with Tibet Vista, starting in Lhasa, then visiting Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse and Namtso Lake. You can do this as part of a tour group. My wife and I chose to form a 2-person "group“ of our own, which obviously works out more expensive but gives you more flexibility. The company were really helpful in setting up an itinerary for us (which you have to do before you arrive due to all the government controls). Our guide, Namgyal Gyap, deserves a special mention; couldn't recommend him more highly. Right from the start he encouraged us to ask as many questions as we wanted about Tibetan culture and history (note: you need to be mindful that you are putting local people in a potentially difficult position if you insist on talking about politics given the situation in Tibet). A devout Buddhist himself, Namgyal patiently explained the relationship between the different schools of Buddhism, the meaning of the various rites and features at the monasteries, and all manner of everyday stuff that we saw happening. He even helped translate for us when we wanted to ask an old monk a few questions, and taught us to meditate. He spoke good English and had an instinctive understanding of what we (I'm British, my wife's Chinese) might find difficult/interesting. Highly recommend Tibet, and recommend looking these guys up if you do. Read more

Stephie, Singapore

An absolutely amazing experience from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp! Tibet was breath taking in every single way. Amazing views greeted us daily, from mountains to lakes and the many beautifully constructed monasteries. A place truly rich in culture and history. What made our trip even more amazing was our guide Penpa! He is very thoughtful and made sure we were well taken care of throughout our entire trip. His knowledge of all things Tibet was impressive and coupled with the many interesting stories shared, made this trip a extremely memorable one and gave us a good glimpse of TIbet and what she has to offer. Thank you Tibet Vista and Penpa for making this trip such a special one! :) Read more

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