Classic Tour Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse plus Namtso Lake
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Itinerary

Overview

Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigates plus Namtso Lake is a very classic route in Central Tibet. Famous Monasteries, World Culture Heritage, Holy Lake Yamdrok Yumtso, Family Visit for Tibetan daily life, Local Market and Heavenly Lake Namtso. Each selective spot has its own vista.

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

Today'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 Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso-Gyantse

Today's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karola Glacier

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yumtso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable. Down to the Lake to have a picnic or hike.

On the way to Gyantse, have a look at the Karola Glacier.

Day 04 Gyantse-Shigatse

Today's highlights:

Dzong Castle, Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Nunnery, Shalu Monastery, Family Visit

Details:

Morning visit the historical city Gyantse, you will have great chance to appreciate the Old Town's sunrise at Dzong Castle.Visit the Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda. Besides Pelkhor, we will also visit a Nunnery to watch the chanting. After some time spent in Shalu Monastery.

Drive to Shigatse. On the way to Shigates have a mountain village family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life.

Day 05 Shigates-Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Tashilumpo Monastery, Local Market

Details:

Visit Pachen Lama's seat palce, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet, then take a look at the Local Market. Back to Lhasa.

Day 06 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say Goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Optional (Namtso Lake plus)

Day 05 Shigates/Dunxum or Namtso

Today's highlights:

Tashilumpo Monastery

Details:

Visit Pachen Lama’s seat palce, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet, then take a look at the Local Market. Head to Dunxum, otherwise drive to Namtso directly to camp there if you are adventure people.

Day 06 Dunxum/Namtso

Today's highlights:

Namtso Lake

Details:

Drive 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.

Day 07 Namtso/Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Yangpachen, Tsurphu Monastery

Details:

On the way back to Lhasa, you can fully enjoy the beautiful landscpae through Yangpachen hot spring. Then make a detour to Tsurphu Monastery. Have a good rest in Lhasa for next day’s flight or train

Day 08 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.


Inclusions