Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (by flight or train from Mainland China)
After arrival at Gonggar airport, our English Speaking Tibetan Guide will receive you and transfer to Lhasa city on private coach which takes about 1/2 hours driving for 90 kilometers. Stay overnight at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa City (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bharkhor)
Today is the first day of sightseeing starts from famous Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. It takes about 2-3 hours to visit all places and chapels. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple, Which is the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. After that we visit Bharkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet. Stay overnight at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 3: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa City (Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka)
About 10 kilometers west of central Lhasa is the Drepung, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Today's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. From the roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. After returning to the city for lunch we will go to the Norbulinka, the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Surrounded by a lush green garden, it's a favorite place for Tibetan people to celebrate their festivals. Stay overnight at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 4: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa City (Sera Monastery and inside city)
The morning is free to relax or to explore the small alleys in the old Tibetan part of Lhasa. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera monastery, 5km outside Lhasa, where we can watch the monks debating. They do this in a very special way by making all kinds of gestures with their hands and arms. Stay overnight at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 5: Drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake 250km/4 hours
This day, we drive to Namtso Lake which takes about 4 hours to reach and visit this very beautiful Lake. Namtso Lake, situated in the nomadic county of Damshung, is one of the highest and spectacularly beautiful lakes in Tibet. It is also the highest altitude salt water lake in the world. The water here is crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an amazing view. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemn ness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake.' It is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso is famous for its high altitude 4720 meters, vast area 1961 square kilometers and beautiful scenery. Stay overnight at a local Guest-house in Namtso Lake.
Day 6: Sunrise and Explore Namtso Lake and drive back to Lhasa
Today we will explore sunrise over Namtso and Ninchentangla Mountain range. After that We will have a short pilgrimage walk at Tashi Dho and afternoon we will return back to Lhasa and evening shopping or walk around Lhasa Market. Stay overnight at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 7: Fly back Lhasa to your next destination or by train to Mainland China
This is the last day of our tour and we have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar airport or train-station for your next destination in Mainland China.
Tour Price on Group Size Basis (Private Trip)
1PAX - USD 2120
2PAX - USD 1300 Per Person
4PAX - USD 1140 Per Person
5-7PAX - USD 1025 Per Person
Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks and Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.