5-Night Tibet: Lhasa and Namtso Lake with Travel Permit

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) to Returns to original departure point

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Getting to know the sacred and solemn Tibet by visiting the holiest and sacred monasteries in Lhasa and also appreciate the extraordinary beautiful Namtso Lake. This group tour is available from April to October with fixed Departed Days. 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. It was built to circle the sacred Jokhang Temple. Spend time with pilgrims to worship.  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 Namtso (B) Transfer to the enchanting Namsto Lake.  6 hours on the road. You will pass the Nagenla Moutain Pass (5000m). Free time in the afternoon at lakeside.   Namtso Lake: 4,718 meters above sea level, it is the second largest saltwater lake in China. It's an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains, measuring over 30 kilometers from north to south and over 70 kilometers from east to west. The lake is hemmed in on all sides by broad prairies that could stretch out as far as the eye can see. The lake with the finest meadows is generally rich in natural fishpond and offers moisture and water for the highland pasture around it and a habitat for rare water birds like swans, egrets and sand birds. Pure, solemn and stunning as Namtso is, it is also a sacred place for Buddhism. Overnight in Tent or local guest house at Lake NamtsoDay 5: Lake Namtso to Lhasa (B) Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on Namtso Lake. Later today we will be transferred back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star) Day 6: 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 Departed Days in 2018 April: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May: 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 23, 27, 30 June: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 July: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug: 26, 29 Sep: 2, 5, 12, 16, 22, 26, 28, 30 Oct: 3, 7, 10, 14

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 *
  • 1-night accommodation and breakfast at Kent or local guest house at Lake Namtso
  • 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)Other personal expenseGratuities (recommended)

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Seasonal Offer
  • 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. It was built to circle the sacred Jokhang Temple. Spend time with pilgrims to worship.  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 Namtso (B) Transfer to the enchanting Namsto Lake.  6 hours on the road. You will pass the Nagenla Moutain Pass (5000m). Free time in the afternoon at lakeside.   Namtso Lake: 4,718 meters above sea level, it is the second largest saltwater lake in China. It's an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains, measuring over 30 kilometers from north to south and over 70 kilometers from east to west. The lake is hemmed in on all sides by broad prairies that could stretch out as far as the eye can see. The lake with the finest meadows is generally rich in natural fishpond and offers moisture and water for the highland pasture around it and a habitat for rare water birds like swans, egrets and sand birds. Pure, solemn and stunning as Namtso is, it is also a sacred place for Buddhism. Overnight in Tent or local guest house at Lake Namtso
Day 5: Lake Namtso to Lhasa (B) Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on Namtso Lake. Later today we will be transferred back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star)
Day 6: 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 Departed Days in 2018 April: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 May: 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 23, 27, 30 June: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 July: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug: 26, 29 Sep: 2, 5, 12, 16, 22, 26, 28, 30 Oct: 3, 7, 10, 14
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