Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us on a 5-day journey that will take you through the heart of Tibet, where ancient traditions and breathtaking natural beauty come together. Our Lhasa & Namtso Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Lhasa and the remote wilderness of Namtso Lake. Let’s dive into the details of this unforgettable journey.
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
As your plane touches down in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our friendly guide. Your first stop is your hotel, where you can relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this ancient city.
In the afternoon, we’ll visit the majestic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll be captivated by its grandeur and rich history as you explore its intricate interior, adorned with stunning murals and sacred artefacts. From its lofty heights, you’ll witness panoramic views of Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa City Exploration
Today, our journey takes us to the spiritual centre of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple. Admire its beautiful architecture and join the locals in their daily prayers and pilgrimage. Stroll through Barkhor Street, an ancient market that surrounds the temple, and immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere. You’ll have the chance to discover unique Tibetan handicrafts and religious artefacts.
In the afternoon, we’ll visit the peaceful Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet’s largest monastic universities. Wander through its courtyards and appreciate the vibrant murals on its walls. Observe the monks as they engage in their daily studies and rituals, deepening your understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 3: Lhasa to Namtso Lake
Prepare for a remarkable journey as we leave the city behind and venture into the pristine wilderness of Namtso Lake. Situated at an elevation of 4,718 meters, Namtso is one of the highest saltwater lakes in the world. The drive through the rugged Tibetan plateau will mesmerize you with vast landscapes and snow-capped mountains.
Upon arriving at Namtso Lake, you’ll be awe-struck by its beauty. The crystal-clear waters shimmer under the sun, reflecting the surrounding mountains and creating a picturesque scene. Take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore, breathing in the fresh mountain air and soaking in the tranquillity of this remote paradise. As evening approaches, witness a magnificent sunset over the lake, painting the sky with vibrant shades.
Day 4: Namtso Lake to Lhasa
Wake up early to watch the sun rise over Namtso Lake, revealing the captivating beauty of the Tibetan plateau in the morning light. Take in the stunning scenery before saying goodbye to this enchanting location. On your way back to Lhasa, we’ll make a stop at the renowned Yangpachen Hot Springs. Enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs, known for their healing and rejuvenating qualities. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, and feel your worries disappear.
Day 5: Departure from Lhasa
After an enriching journey through Lhasa and Namtso Lake, it’s time to bid farewell to the Land of the Snows. Our guide will transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
The 5-day Lhasa & Namtso Tour offers a blend of ancient traditions and breathtaking natural beauty. From exploring the vibrant streets of Lhasa to immersing yourself in the serenity of Namtso Lake, this tour promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you enchanted by the charm of Tibet.
Are you ready to embark on this unforgettable journey? Book your adventure now and experience the wonders of Tibet with us.
1. Is the high altitude a concern during this tour?
Our itinerary is designed to allow for acclimatization in Lhasa, reducing the risk of altitude-related issues. Our guides are trained to handle such situations, and we carry the necessary medical supplies.
2. What is the best time to take this tour?
The best time to visit is during the spring and autumn when the weather is milder. Summers can be crowded, and winters are quite chilly.
3. Are there vegetarian meal options available?
Yes, we can accommodate dietary preferences, including vegetarian meals. Please inform us in advance.
4. Can I extend the tour or customize it to my preferences?
Yes, we offer customization options to tailor the tour to your preferences. Contact us for details.
5. Do I need a visa to visit Tibet?
Yes, a Tibet Travel Permit is required for all travellers to Tibet. We will assist you in obtaining this permit as part of the tour package.