4-Night Lhasa and Lake Yamdrok Explorer Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA) to Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA)

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Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, with the other two being Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. It is the largest inland lake on the northern foot of Himalayas with a surface altitude of 4,441 meters. Yamdrok is reputed for its beautiful and charming scenery of pure lake, snow mountains, islands, vast pastures. Note: Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advise which city office is convenient for you upon booking.   TTP can also be delivered by Express Mail Service to your hotel in mainland China.
Day 1: Lhasa Meet your tour guide at the Lhasa airport.  The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4pm daily. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star) Day 2: Lhasa (B) Pickup from your hotel lobby around 8am to start your Lhasa city tour. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, You'll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism.  Free time on  Barkhor Street..  Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star) Day 3: Lhasa (B) Today's tour includes two of the “great three” Gelug sect monasteries: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera, not far from Lhasa, was famous for its debates.  Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)Day 4: Lhasa to Lake Yamdrok (B) Visit Lake Yamdrok, a lake hidden on high mountains. Gampala Pass You will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m),and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso Lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. Lake Yamdrok Yamdrok Tso in Tibetan.  It is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, with the other two being Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. It is the largest inland lake on the northern foot of Himalayas with a surface altitude of 4,441 meters. Yamdrok is reputed for its beautiful and charming scenery of pure lake, snow mountains, islands, vast pastures. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star) Day 5: Depart (B) The airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30am and 11am from downtown Lhasa. You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to the airport.  Actual pickup time will be informed by your tour guide. Fixed Departure Dates in 2018 Apr: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May:  2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Sep: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30 Oct: 17, 21, 24, 28, 30 Nov: 6, 13, 20, 23, 27 Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 If your preferred tour date is not in the list, please check with local tour operator if any person has signed up the same day.  A new group will be created if 5 adults sign up for the new tour date eventually (Plan A), or full refund guarantee (plan B).

What’s included

  • Tibet Travel Permit (TTB) 
  • Chinese visa invitation letter if required
  • 4-night accommodation and daily breakfast at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4*
  • Escorted sightseeing tour with service of English-speaking tour guide
  • Climate-controlled coach for sightseeing and transfers
  • Entrance fees to all attractions listed on the itinerary
  • Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa airport

What’s not included

  • China visa
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airfare and train ticket
  • Taxi fare from/to airport if you choose not to take airport shuttle
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Extra bed for child
  • Over sized and excess baggage storage surcharge
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver (recommended)

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Breakfast included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa Meet your tour guide at the Lhasa airport.  The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4pm daily. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)
Day 2: Lhasa (B) Pickup from your hotel lobby around 8am to start your Lhasa city tour. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, You'll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism.  Free time on  Barkhor Street..  Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)
Day 3: Lhasa (B) Today's tour includes two of the “great three” Gelug sect monasteries: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera, not far from Lhasa, was famous for its debates.  Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)
Day 4: Lhasa to Lake Yamdrok (B) Visit Lake Yamdrok, a lake hidden on high mountains. Gampala Pass You will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m),and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso Lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. Lake Yamdrok Yamdrok Tso in Tibetan.  It is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, with the other two being Namtso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. It is the largest inland lake on the northern foot of Himalayas with a surface altitude of 4,441 meters. Yamdrok is reputed for its beautiful and charming scenery of pure lake, snow mountains, islands, vast pastures. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)
Day 5: Depart (B) The airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30am and 11am from downtown Lhasa. You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to the airport.  Actual pickup time will be informed by your tour guide. Fixed Departure Dates in 2018 Apr: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May:  2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Sep: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30 Oct: 17, 21, 24, 28, 30 Nov: 6, 13, 20, 23, 27 Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 If your preferred tour date is not in the list, please check with local tour operator if any person has signed up the same day.  A new group will be created if 5 adults sign up for the new tour date eventually (Plan A), or full refund guarantee (plan B).
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