6 Days Holy Sky Lake Tour

6 Days Holy Sky Lake Tour

6 Days 2-12 Pax Price from $620 per person
Lhasa - Namtso Lake -Yangpachen Hotspring - Lhasa
Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake, Yangpachen Hotspring
Trip Day By Day
Day 1 Arrival & Acclimatization
Day 2 Lhasa City Tour
Day 3 Lhasa City Tour
Day 4 Lhasa - Namtso Lake
Day 5 Namtso Lake - Lhasa
Day 6 Tour Ends
Tour Features
1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Three days’ acclimation before reaching the sky lake
3. Nomad grassland views along the snow-capped mountains in northern Tibet
4.Enjoy the amazing sunset and sunrise views over the sky lake
5. A chance to dip yourself in the most famous hot-spring in Tibet
Trip Overview
This 6 days Holy Sky Lake small group tour features the historic holy city of Lhasa as well as the picturesque holy Sky Lake of Namtso. Start easy in Lhasa from its historic palaces and monasteries, tourists can smoothly acclimatize themselves while visiting the city for the first 3 days. No matter visit the sacred sites of Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, stroll on the bazaar-like Barkhor Street full of pilgrims, or step into a tranquil monastery of only sutra chanting, you can easily tell the difference of this awe-inspiring plateau holy city from others. Namtso Lake, nearly 5000 meters high, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It’s more commonly known as the Sky Lake as it’s just so high, so pure and so blue, just like sky falls on earth. Leaving Lhasa northward to Namtso Lake, you can see stylistic northern Tibet nomadic views with flocks of yaks and sheep grazing on endless pastures, the huge snowcapped Nyinchen Tangula ranges extends all the way till the holy lake. With impressive Nyingchen Tangula Mountain in background, the holy Sky Lake looks more magnificent. The highlights of this tour then will be the sunset and sunrise view over the Namtso Lake; also on the way back, one can choose to dip himself into the most famous hot spring in Tibet under the snowy mountain to relax.
Itinerary Price & Dates Departures 2017 & 2018
Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & ACCLIMATIZATION

Schedule today: Arrival in Lhasa at airport or train station, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

DAY 2: LHASA CITY TOUR (TOUR OF THE WORLD HERITAGES AND TIBETAN HISTORY)

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, you will have your own free time wandering around the Barkchor Street, the oldest bazaar in Tibet.

DAY 3: LHASA CITY TOUR (TOUR OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MONASTERIES IN TIBET)

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and under the meaning of their gestures with the help your guide.

DAY 4: LHASA-NAMTSO LAKE (250KM)

Highlights: Nomad views, Namtso Lake (sunset)

Schedule today: In the morning after breakfast around 9 AM, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then drive north towards the Sky Lake of Namtso. The landscapes from Lhasa to Namtso Lake are impressive. After passing Yangpachen, Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges stands left all the way, at the foot of the mountain is vast grassland. In summer (May to August), the nomads settle down on grassland with their tents, flocks of sheep and yaks here and there. Namtso Lake is 1 of 4 holy lakes in Tibet and also the highest salt lake (alt.5000 meters), which earns its name as Sky Lake. Sometimes, you could see pilgrim do a kora around this holy lake, and hiking around the lake and Tashi Island is very enjoyable. The sunset and night views by the lake is so amazing that attract many photographers each year.

DAY 5: NAMTSO LAKE-LHASA (250KM)

Highlights: Namtso Lake (sunrise), Yangpachen Hotspring

Schedule today: If you want to watch the fabulous sunrise views over the Namtso Lake, wake up early, you will never regret doing that if weather permits. You may take a short rest or hiking before driving back to Lhasa. We will have lunch in Damxung, on the way, if you are interested in taking a bath at Yangpachen hotspring besides the snowy mountain; you could do that on your own, self-paid for the hotspring fee.

DAY 6: TOUR ENDS

Departure transfer to train station or airport. Welcome to Tibet next time.

Price & Dates
April - June.25 June.26 - August September - Oct.15 Oct.16 - March
USD 630 p/p USD 720 p/p USD 680 p/p USD 600 p/p
What's included in this price?
1. Free group pick-up from airport & free group drop-off from hotel, BUT only three times available, surcharge (RMB 450) occurs if your flight schedule does not meet the free transfer time. Stay at airport for 1-2 hours to await other tourists is possible since this is a group pick-up service.
Group Pick-up Time at airport 09:30 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 15:30 - 16:30
Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel 06:30 from hotel 08:30 from hotel 12:30 from hotel
A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
2. English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
3. Well maintained vehicle throughout the whole tour.
4. All Tibet traveling permits concerned, such as TTP and PSB.
5. Clean and comfortable 3 star standard hotels with private bath room and breakfast in Lhasa, guesthouse (dorm bed) at Namtso Lake.
Lhasa (Day1,2,3,5) Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel 3*
Namtso Lake (Day4) Guesthouse or Yak hair tent Basic
6. Oxygen supply on Vehicle.
7. Delivery fee of Tibet permits.
8. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Entrance fee to all the scenic spots mentioned.
(Potala Palace = RMB200, Johkang Temple=RMB 85, Drepung Monastery = RMB 60, Sera Monastery= RMB 50, Namtso Lake= RMB 150, amounts to RMB 535 = USD 80 totally)
2. Lunches and dinners.
3. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
4. Bank service fee when you transfer deposit to our company.
5. Air or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Departures 2017 & 2018

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