Tibet Highland Expedition

Bird Watching at Yamdoktso Lake

Yamdrok Yumtso (or Yamdrok-tso),one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet,lies at Nhagartse,located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the southwest of Lhasa and birds Island is located around 170km.According to legend,it was a fairy that descended to earth.Her husband followed suit and transformed into Mt.Kampala.Besides Mt. Kampala, Yamdrok Yumtso is also surrounded by Mt.Nyincheng Gansang,Mt.Gyithang Sansong and Mt.Changsam Lhamo ,Befitting its mythical feminine origins,the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty,prompting the Tibetans to compare it with the fairyland in heaven.The lake is also called Coral Lake of the Highlands due to its shape. The charming lake produces abundant aquatic life. On the surrounding expansive pasture,animals and birds flourish in huge numbers.There are dozens of islets in the lake,on which flocks of birds roost. During the herding season,the local herdsmen will ferry their herds of sheep across to these islets since there aren't any predators on these islets, and leave them there until the onset of winter.

Highlights:

Duration: 10days
Destination: Lhasa,Yamdok Tso lake, Gyantse, Shigatse.
Maximum Altitude: 5050m
Best Season: May to End of Sept. Special season for Black nick crown is Aug to Sept.
Photo Spot: Lhasa,Yamdoktso lake.

Day01:FLY TO LHASA
Arrive to Lhasa and drive to Hotel

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Drepung Monastery PM:Sera Monastery

Day03:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Potala PM:Jokhang Temple & Norbulingka

Day04:DRIVE TO YAMDOKTSO LAKE
Drive to Yakdoktso lake O/H Camp

Day05:EXCURION
Excursion the birds

Day06:EXCURSION
Excursion the birds

Day07:DRIVE TO GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse and visit Palcheo Monastery with Kubum Stupa O/H Gyantse Hotel

Day08:DRIVE TO SHIGATSE VIA SHALU MONASTERY
Drive to Shigatse and visit the Tashi Lunbu Monastery with Shalu Monastery enroute,

Day09:DRIVE TO LHASA
Back to Lhasa

Day10:TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
Drive to airport & Train station
- Sightseeing tour as per above programs.
- Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser.
- Supporter Truck.
- Tibet travel & Entry permit.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Camping gears,two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
- Full board meal during the camping section.
- Cook, helpers.
- Staff insurance
- Monasteries entrance fees and Grassland fee/Pax and Vehicles,Kailash Kora fee.
- Cold drinks alcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner (besides camping section),
- Nepal visa,
- Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Travel insurance,
- Tips for guide,porters,driver.
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