Off-the-Beaten Track Tour: Hiking along the Holy Lake Yamdrok

Off-the-Beaten Track Tour: Hiking along the Holy Lake Yamdrok

5 Days You Choose Departure!
Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery-Yamdrok Lake
Trip Day By Day
Day 1 Arrival and acclimatization
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing
Day 4 Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa
Day 5 Departure transfer
Day by day itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and acclimatization

Highlights: No visiting today, better take rest in hotel.

Schedule:

Arrive at Lhasa train station or airport, your guide and driver will pick you up there in person with a warm Tibetan style welcome ceremony by presenting you Khata and afterwards transfer you to the hotel, suggest you stay at hotel to have good rest for better acclimatization.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street

Schedule:

In the morning, visit Lhasa's landmark-Potala Palace, in which myriad chapels, audience halls, Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of Mandela, figures of the Buddha stored. In the afternoon, visit the Johkang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of the Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. After the Johkang Temple, we will start a circular pilgrim route along Barkhor Street where you can purchase traditional Tibetan and Nepalese artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, music instrument, Thangkas, and etc.

Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule:

In the morning, drive to Drepung monastery which used to serve as the government center in Tibet until the fifth Dalai Lama moved to the famous Potala Palace. It is the biggest Buddhism College in Tibet and once homed to more than 10000 monks. In the afternoon, drive to visit Sera monastery which is famous for its scripture debate session among monks that starting every afternoon except Sunday

Day 4 Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Lhasa

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake

Schedule:

In the morning after the breakfast, we will drive to Yamdork Lake which is one of three holy lakes in Tibet, regarded as a Goddess among Tibetans. Unlike many ordinary itineraries to the lake, we will drive you to the seldom visited part of this lake to show you the original and authentic part of this holy lake, you will have opportunity to hike two hours along the shore of this virgin land. Afterwards, we will drive back to Lhasa.

Day 5 Departure transfer

Schedule:

Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station, tour ends.

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