Tibet Highland Expedition

Namtso Lake Tour

Namtso lake, situated in the nomadic county of Damshung, is one of the highest and spectacularly beautiful lakes in Tibet. While there, you can meet nomads and see the nomads' way of life, as well as get a great view of Mt. Nyencheng Thangla and visit the famous hot-spring in Yangbacheng.

This is a 8 days Namtso Lake tour,Visit all major places in Lhasa and day trip to Ganden Monastery with little hike,Drive to Namtso Lake and via biggest source of hot spring in Tibet with Karmapa's Monatery which is named Tserpu.

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Duration: 8days
Destination: Lhasa,Ganden,Namtso Lake.
Maximum Altitude: 5500m
Best Season: Jan, Feb, March, Aprill, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
Photo Spot: Lhasa,Ganden, Namtso Lake

Day01:FLY TO LHASA
Arrival Gangar Airport and drive to Lhasa,Yarlong Tsanpo river is the one of the biggest or longgest river in Tibet, Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (62km)1hr

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM:Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street,
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple.

Day03:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka,
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.

Day04:DRIVE TO GANDEN MONASTERY
Drive to Ganden Monastery and hike around mountain and back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (70km) 1hr

Day05:DRIVE TO NAMTSO LAKE 250KM 4HRS
Drive to Namtso Lake and sightseeing around the lake Overnight Tashi Duo Guesthouse.

Day06:EXCURSION
Exploring at Namtso Lake and from where you can get wonderful view of Mt.Nyincheng Thangla

Day07:DRIVE TO LHASA
Visit Yangbacheng Hot spring (The biggest source of Tibetan hot-spring in Tibet) and Tserpu Monastery and back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (250km)5hrs

Day08:DRIVE TO AIRPORT
Fly next distination
- Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city as per above programs.
- Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser & Deluxe bus.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Monasteries entrance or Grassland fees as per program
- Travel insurance
- Cold drinksalcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner
- Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Tips for guide, porters, driver.
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