A Taste of Tibet

A Taste of Tibet

TB-05: 4-day Yamdrok Lake and Lhasa Tour

Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is one of the holiest cities to numerous Buddhists all over the world to admire the many Buddhist monasteries. This 4-day tour will make sure that you get the best knowledge of the monasteries in Lhasa city, and the day tour to Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of a plateau lake.

CET Advantages

  • Local Tibetan Tour Guide speaking fluent English
  • Combined city tour and a visit to Yamdrok Lake
  • A picnic lunch by the Holy Lake
Quality

Quality

No Shopping Traps

Group Type

Group Type

Private

Tour Focus

Tour Focus

Buddhism, History, Culture

Meals

Included Meals

Breakfast:3; Lunch:2

Accommodation

Accommodation

Nights:3

Best Season

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Suitable For: School, Family, Solo, Group

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Lhasa airport (one hour’s drive from the airport to downtown)

Your Tibetan tour guide will greet you warmly by presenting a hata, which is a unique ceremony for welcoming distinguished guests from afar. Bend your head to accept it around your neck, and then you will be taken by private vehicle to your hotel for a good rest to get acclimated.

Day 2
Yamdrok Lake (B,L) (3 hours each way)
yamdrok lake

Yamdrok Lake

Today is a big day as we will travel out of the city to Yamdrok Lake. The Lake lies among gently rolling mountains, and after three hours on the winding mountain roads, when you reach Kambala Pass - one of the highest passes in Tibet -you will suddenly catch sight of the dazzling lake. Hold your breath and take as many photos as you like. There are also photo opportunities with yak and Tibetan mastiffs by paying a small fee (seasonal). A lunch box will be prepared for the day, and you can enjoy it sitting by the lake. An optional tour is available to visit a local Tibetan family if you are well acclimated to the altitude. Return to your hotel in Lhasa at end of the day.

Day 3
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang, Sera Monastery (B,L)
potala palace

Potala Palace

Today is packed with holy monasteries in the city. Potala Palace is no doubt the start of the day, and as there are quite a few steps up to the Palace, make sure that you have had a good breakfast. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on Barkhor Street where you may want to browse the shops and stalls for some Tibetan souvenirs. When you see the pavement with pilgrims kneeling down, you have reached Jokhang Temple, and you could try turning the prayer wheels and feeling a respect for the religion. The day will come to an end after a visit to Sera Monastery. Dramatic debates among monks on Buddhist doctrines is the highlight of the visit, so just tell your guide that you want to be a part of it and they will arrange it accordingly as part of the set schedule.

Day 4
Lhasa Departure (B)

When you are ready, your guide and driver will help you with the luggage, and head for the airport/railway station for your next destination.

What's Included:

  • Tibet Permit
  • Experienced bilingual Tibetan guide
  • 3 nights accommodation at well-selected hotels
  • Entrance fee to the listed sites
  • Meals as described in the itinerary

Hotel Options:

Standard Comfortable Deluxe
Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa Lhasa Hotel St Regis Lhasa Resort