Lhasa and Namtso Lake 5 Days Tour

Tour Code: CTA-XZ-02

Duration: 5 Days

Visit: Lhasa

Note: Explore the remote and sacred religious Tibet at famous imposing monasteries in Lhassa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. Also you will appreciate the heavenly beautiful Namtso Lake.

Starting From: $ 481 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Explore the remote and sacred religious Tibet at famous imposing monasteries in Lhassa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. Also you will appreciate the heavenly beautiful Namtso Lake.

  • Potala Palace visiting
  • Tibet culture
  • Barkhor Street walking
  • Namtso Lake
 
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Number of Travelers
Adults (>12):
Children(2-12):
Babies(0-2):
 

  • Itinerary
  • Price Details
  • Inclusions & exclusion
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Lhasa

    Arrival in Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Airport or Train Station to Hotel Transfer (Lhasa)

    Meals:

    No meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Manasarovar Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Gyanggan Hotel Tourist ★★★Himalaya Hotel

    Our guide will meet you at your arrival place, at Tibet Gonggar Airport or Tibet Railway Station. Then our guide will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in. Try to drink as much water as you can, and eat more vegetable and fruits to get yourself acclimatized to the high altitude. Have a good rest for the remainder of the day.

  • Day

    02

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Potala Palace,Sera Monastery,Tibet Museum

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Manasarovar Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Gyanggan Hotel Tourist ★★★Himalaya Hotel

    Your Tibet holy tour will begin with a visit to the Potala Palace in the morning. Potala Palace is considered as the landmark of Tibet. The Potala Palace is located in the northwest of Red Hill in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It is a large-scale castle-styled building with 13 floors and 110 meters tall, 3750 meters above sea horizon. The whole building occupied over 100,000 square meters and the steps of the palace are leaned to Red Hill from foot to peak. You will not only appreciate its remarkable construction, but also you will admire its numerous valuable cultural relics.

    The next scheduled destination will be Sera Monastery. The Sera Monastery is one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa university monasteries of Tibet. It is located at the foot of Taipu Hill at the northern suburb of Lhasa. Besides the magnificent construction, Sera Monastery has collected a large number of cultural relics like Buddha statues, Thangka, sutras, and many other religious tools. Sera Monastery is especially famous for its unique debate Buddhist doctrines. You will have chance to witness the debate.

    After that we will move to visit Tibet Museum. The Tibet museum is the largest national level modern museum in Tibet. The construction of the museum is a complex perfect combining Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. There are numerous cultural relics and treasures are housed in Tibet Museum and most of the exhibits are themed at Tibetan history, culture, religion, art and folk custom. Visiting the Tibet Museum is a great chance to get close to the history and culture of the sacred Tibet.

    At last, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.

    Note: As you may know, to protect the Potala Palace there is a restriction of 2000 tourists everyday and each tourist has only one hour for sightseeing. So to make sure everyone would have the chance to see Potala Palace, we may make adjustment for the order of tourists attractions to see.

  • Day

    03

    Lhasa

    Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Drepung Monastery,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Manasarovar Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Gyanggan Hotel Tourist ★★★Himalaya Hotel

    This morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to visit Drepung Monastery. The Drepung Monastery is one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa university monasteries of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, the monastery is only 5 kilometers from western suburb of Lhasa. With an occupation of 250,000 square meters and a house of 7,700 monks, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in the world.

    Then we will proceed to visit Barkhor Street, the most famous street in Tibet. The Barkhor Street was built to circle the sacred Jokhang Temple and it is one of the most sacred places in Tibet. You will see there are pilgrims from everywhere to worship in the street. Strolling along this street you will have a quick view of Tibet and Tibetan life. You will see houses and buildings of Tibetan styles standing alongside the street. Also you can buy various kinds of Tibetan-featured souvenirs and gifts at the stores along the street.

    Next we will move to visit the Jokhang Temple, which is located just on Barkhor Square. Jokhang Temple was constructed in the 7th century and it has a long history of more than 1,300 years. Jokhang Temple is the first Buddhist temple in Tibet and it was first built for the collection of real images of Sakyamuni brought to King Srongtsen Gampo of Tubo Kingdom by his Nepalese wife Princess Bhrikuti and Princess Wen Cheng from Tang Dynasty. The statue brought by Princess Wen Cheng was kept in this temple and it is a treasure from history. The Jokhang Temple is the religious heart for Tibetan Buddhism and there are many devout Buddhism adherents come from other places around Tibet to show their sovereign respect here by using their knees and hands pray on the floor. You will appreciate the magnificence of its architecture and experience its strong religious atmosphere at the Jokhang Temple.

    Afterwards, our guide will bring you back to the hotel.

  • Day

    04

    Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa

    Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Heavenly Lake Namtso,Yangpachen Hot Spring

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Manasarovar Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Gyanggan Hotel Tourist ★★★Himalaya Hotel

    After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and drive you to see Namtso Lake. We will pass by the beautiful Yangpachen Hot Spring during the journey. The Namtso Lake is the second largest saltwater lake in China. It is located in central Tibet and has an elevation of 4,718 meters above sea level. The Namtso Lake is an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains and broad vast prairies on all sides. There also habitats rare water birds like swans, egrets, sand birds and other animals around the lake. The Namtso Lake is also a sacred place for Buddhists. Pure, solemn and stunning as Namtso is, you will enjoy its gorgeous scenery and experience its solemn beauty.

    On the way back to Lhasa, you may have chance to visit a local Tibetan family for you to experience Tibetan life and know its unique culture if time permits. Our guide will drop you at the hotel.
  • Day

    05

    Depart Lhasa

    Depart Lhasa

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to Airport or Railway Station Transfer

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the airport or the train station for your departure. Have a nice trip!
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 Low Season
1 Person$ 1396$ 1326$ 1256- / - / -
2 Persons$ 923$ 854$ 784$ 227 / $ 160 / $ 93
3-5 Persons$ 748$ 678$ 608$ 227 / $ 160 / $ 93
6-9 Persons$ 620$ 551$ 481$ 227 / $ 160 / $ 93
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 Shoulder Season
1 Person$ 1640$ 1570$ 1465- / - / -
2 Persons$ 1089$ 1019$ 915$ 293 / $ 227 / $ 127
3-5 Persons$ 889$ 819$ 714$ 293 / $ 227 / $ 127
6-9 Persons$ 734$ 664$ 559$ 293 / $ 227 / $ 127
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. Please feel free to contact our tour advisors if you need any changes of itinerary, hotel or anything else, we would adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there are more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary. (Yangpachen and Hot Spring are not included)
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We will try to make sure both western and Chinese breakfasts are supplied. However, there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)