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7 Days Lhasa - Shigatse - Namtso Lake

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Khangyul Tibet Highland Tour

Tibet Highland tours is one of the oldest surviving local travel agency in Tibet.

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7 Days Lhasa - Shigatse - Namtso Lake

This Classic Tibet adventure will introduce you to Tibet’s in depth history, rich culture, and stunning scenery. This week long trip is the perfect introduction to the Tibetan Plateau. From high altitude emerald blue lakes, ancient temples, yak butter tea with locals, and hidden Himalaya wonders. This Tibet excursion is guaranteed to check of your Land of Snows list!

DAY 1

Welcome to Lhasa!

Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Lhasa
DAY 2

Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit

Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 2 full days exploring the city. The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Afterwards, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter and Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the 3 most important monasteries in Tibet. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 3

Potala Palace and Sera Monastery

In the morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 4

Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigats

350kms, 6.5 hours You will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 4450m and is an amazing turquoise color. The 7191m Mt. Nojin Kangtsang can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Gyantse. Gyantse, elevation 3950m, is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and for the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Tibet. you will depart Gyantse for Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Shigatse, elevation 3840m, is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Along with exploring the monastery, you can also hike the ancient pilgrim circuit along with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers. Read more

Shigatse
DAY 5

Shigatse - Namtso lake

7 hours Drive through friendship highway and turn from Tadruka Village and cross bridge and drive through a beautiful valley.

Namtso Lake
DAY 6

Namtso lake - Lhasa

4-5 hours This day you will see the sun rise at the lake and spend lots of time at the lake. You can walk towards the monastery near the lake. Tashidor monastery and then drive back to Damxung til Yangpachen and then turn south to Lhasa.

Lhasa
DAY 7

Depart from Lhasa

Transfer to train station or Airport

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Hotel Gangyan Hotel
Day 4
Location Gyantse
Hotel Gesar Hotel
Day 5
Location Namtso Lake
Hotel Natmso Lake
Day 6
Location Lhasa
Hotel Gangyan Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All the required Tibet permit
  • Tibetan English speaking Tour Guide
  • Price for the car transportation inside Lhasa and outside Lhasa (Vehicle)
  • Administrative fee
  • Tour Driver and Tour Guide meals
  • Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
  • Accommodation listed above
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fee for the places listed in the Itinerary
  • 2 boxes of water in car plus oxygen tank in car for the tour.

Package excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses of clients (flight ticket or train ticket etc.)

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Angela, United States

One of the best tours I have so far! My friend, my sister, and I joined the Tibet Highland 6 days 5 nights tour starting on June 29, 2017. As non-Chinese citizens, we were required to have a permit to enter Lhasa. The tour company provided very professional service that made the process super easy. We really enjoyed the tour – the agenda was very well planned, the hotel was located in the heart of old town Lhasa, and our tour guide DamDul was the best!!! Read more

Emily, Korea, Republic of

An unforgettable trip! My husband and I traveled to Lhasa for 5 days with Tibet Highland Tours. Prior to arriving in Lhasa, Passang was very helpful over email. He suggested a wonderful itinerary for our short time in Tibet. Once we arrived our guide Tenzin was extremely helpful. We found our guide to be kind, welcoming and very knowledgeable about Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Both Passang and Tenzin's English was of a very high standard. For us the highlight was the beautiful Potala Palace and watching monks debate scripture. I wish we could have stayed longer and seen more Tibet. I emailed a number of tour companies prior to going with this one and they were much more expensive for the same itinerary. I would recommend this company and if I returned to Tibet I would use Tibet Highland Tours again. Read more

Evan, Australia

We joined 10 Days Lhasa-Everest Base Camp- Namtso lake with Tibet Highland Tours and it was excellent. It's always my dad's dream to go to Tibet and finally his dream came true, in such an incredible way. I am glad that chose Tibet Highland Tours, their well designed itinerary and brilliant service left us the memory for life. They are a lovely team with group of beautiful people. Passang has been my consultant from the start and he is very patient and prompt with every of my question. He has tried to give me as much detail as I need. Tibet is a special place with a totally different culture and all different rules, I asked many questions before hitting on the road to ensure a stress-free trip like many of the Tibet first timers. Passang was polite and patient with all my concerns. But I would not have worried so much if I knew this was such a great and experienced agent. Lobsang was our tour guide and he is a young man that ready for his clients at all times. He is a little shy, but it doesn't mean that he is not a good guide interpreter. We were all benefited from his knowledge, especially when there were many aggressive souvenir sellers along the way and Lobsang gave us all the tips needed for an enjoyable time. Nice breakfast provided every morning, comfortable accommodation with 4 stars at the majority, experienced driver Zhaxidawa gave us a very safe journey, all these are indispensable parts to make an unforgettable experience, along with the amazing and second to none scenery of Tibet! The only thing was when we were being transferred to the airport. We were supposed to be sent directly to the airport by the tour organiser but got sent to a bus station instead, they asked us to take the airport bus ourselves at their expenses. They put us in a taxi and prepaid for us in the end but we got held by the taxi driver as he tried to get more passengers on the road to go together before he wanted to leave. Our tour organiser had to pay some additional fare to the driver to get us on the road eventually. It wasn't the biggest drama, and the tour organiser has been responsible that they stayed at the station until saw us leaving with the taxi. But we got stressed as we needed to catch the flight and the taxi driver was not a friendly looking guy, we were just hoping that in good hands and get to the airport on time with no other issues on the way. This could have been a smoother ending if the tour organiser arranged in a better way. Overall, Tibet Highland Tours is highly recommended to anyone who wants to see Tibet with a tour, for their itinerary, experience, no forced shopping at all, small group are all the reasons that you want to choose them. Read more

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