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8 Days Ancient Cities and Namtso Lake Tour

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Tibet Faces Travel

Tibet Faces Travel is a tour operator specialized in private tours and join-in-group tours to Tibet

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8 Days Ancient Cities and Namtso Lake Tour

This 8 day tour will first take to the major urban centres of Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You'll visit the most important monasteries and temples and you'll immerse yourself in the ancient Tibetan culture. You'll drive along one of the most scenic and high highways in the world that will offer you the most stunning views of the Roof of the World! This tour will then take you to "heavenly" Namtso Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the world.

DAY 1

Arrival in Lhasa

You're warmly welcome to Tibet: 'Tashi Delek'! Get picked up at the airport or the train station and driven to your hotel in Lhasa. Here you can rest to acclimatize to the high altitude for the rest of the day. In the evening you're invited to a Tibetan style dinner!

Lhasa, 1 night
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DAY 2

Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor

In the morning we'll visit the famous Potala Palace and explore its stunning chapels. Residence of the Dalai Lamas until the 1959 Tibetan uprising, it's now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its magnificence and architectural wonder will leave you breathless. In the afternoon we'll visit the spiritual heart of Tibet, Johkang Temple, and its surrounding kora, Barkhor. Here traditional Tibetan products and souvenirs can be bought. Read more

Lhasa, 1 night
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DAY 3

Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery

On the third day, we'll visit the two most important Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet, which to this day are renowned places of learning and training of scholars. If we're lucky, we may witness debating monks in the Sera Monastery. This is an old tradition that takes place in a garden near the assembly hall in the afternoon. Read more

Lhasa, 1 night
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DAY 4

Yamdrok Lake - Karola Glacier - Gyantse

On the fourth day of your tour, we'll drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. Along this beautiful road we'll pass through the green farmland of the Nyang Chu Valley, across the Gampala Pass (4790 m) to get to Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier. We will then continue westward to Gyantse, where we'll pay a visit to the local Kumbum. After the visit, we'll head to Shigatse, where we'll spend the night. Read more

Shigatse, 1 night
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DAY 5

Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery - Lhasa

Before driving back to Lhasa, we'll visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, the largest monastery in Western Tibet and home to the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet.

Lhasa, 1 night
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DAY 6

Lhasa - Namtso Lake

On the sixth day of the tour, we'll drive the scenic route to Namtso Lake, past Nagenla Mountain (5190 m) which is the perfect spot to admire the lake. Enjoy the unique beauty and peace with a stroll along the lakeside. In the evening we'll watch the breathtaking sunset and spend the night in a guesthouse or tent. Read more

Namtso Lake, 1 night
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DAY 7

Namtso Lake - Lhasa

The day begins with the fantastic sunrise over Namtso Lake. We'll then make our way back to Lhasa. We'll drive past Yangpachen Hot Springs; if interested, we can stop for a bath before heading back.

Lhasa, 1 night
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DAY 8

Departure from Lhasa

After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will drop you off at Lhasa airport or train station according to your travel plans. Your Tibet tour comes to an end today.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Hotel YAK Hotel
Day 4
Location Shigatse
Hotel Zangba Hotel
Day 5
Location Lhasa
Hotel YAK Hotel
Day 6
Location Namtso Lake
Hotel Namtso Lake Guesthouse
Day 7
Location Lhasa
Hotel YAK Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 4
Location Shigatse
Day 5
Location Lhasa
Day 6
Location Namtso Lake
Hotel Namtso Lake Guesthouse
Day 7
Location Lhasa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Requested travel permits for Tibet
  • Transfer from/to the airport or train station
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation including breakfast (as per chosen category, based on twin-bed room for 2 pax)
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • 24/7 English speaking customer service
  • Entrance fees to all listed attractions
  • Drinking water and oxygen provided when necessary
  • Tibetan style welcome dinner on the first or second evening

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Chinese visa
  • Surcharges for upgrades from standard twin-bed rooms to double-bed rooms
  • Tips
  • Breakfast at Namtso Lake
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum number of 2 participants.
  • Please note that this tour is only available from April 1 to November 15.
  • Please note that single room supplement is not included.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Nicole Shilkofski, United States

Everything was wonderful, very well organized. Excellent guide and driver.

Ana, United States

The attitude and English of the tour guide was excellent and very professional´╝îalways caring about our comfort and helping us to eat well.

Josef Barak, Germany

Yes, we liked it very much. Perfect organization, very nice hotels selected, and above all, The tour guide was perfect! Very informative, always caring about us, writing addresses for taxi driver in Chinese etc. Just great.

Experienced tourism specialists

Tibet Faces Travel
3 Reviews
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Sales Manager

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Marketing Department

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Travel Consultant

Shirley Zeng

Travel Consultant

Rebekah Zhang

Travel Consultant

Linda Lin

General Manager

Tibet Faces Travel is a tour operator specialized in private tours and join-in-group tours to Tibet

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