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Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:5 Days

Destination:Tibet

Trip Grade:Easy

Meals:Breakfast

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel

Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour is exploration of historical city Lhasa and Namtso Lake. Namtso Lake in Tibet is second largest lake in Tibet. It is situated at 250 Km northern from Lhasa. Namtso lake extent 70 km from east to west and 30 km from south to west. This lake is covering as area of 1920 sq km and situated at 4748m altitude. Small himalayan peaks are surrounding and well hanging of Tibetan praying flags makes more beautiful. This lake is also regarded as a holy Lake in Tibet. Namtso lake from Lhasa can be a day tour or night stay at simple guest house near by lake.

Historical city Lhasa and sight seeing around is exploring important Tibetan monuments. Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery are the listed of most visiting place in Lhasa. Lhasa is connecting with international airport. Flight is only possible from any part of China and from Nepal. It is also connected with train route from main cities of China. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours offer private Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour either direct from China or from Nepal.  

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft). Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:02nd day sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Drive Lhasa to Namtso Lake & back to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 05:Departure from Lhasa

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement in Lhasa
  • Accommodation in Lhasa on twin sharing hotel with breakfast 
  • An english speaking Tibetan guide 
  • Private transportation in entire trip
  • Sightseeing entrance fees 
  • Tibet travel permit

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tipping and extra program
  • Your flight to and from Lhasa 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft). Overnight at Hotel Arrive in Lhasa (Gonggar) airport or train station and be greeted by our airport representative who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hrs drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatized yourself to high latitude.

Day 02Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel We begin our sightseeing tour that includes Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating.

Day 0302nd day sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel This morning we make sightseeing tour of the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. The next sightseeing spot is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After that, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we drive back to the hotel.

Day 04Drive Lhasa to Namtso Lake & back to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel Drive to visit the second largest salt water lake in China.Namtso Lake is the biggest lake located at the highest altitude in the world. The Lake maintains its levels from rainfall and melted snow flowing from high mountains. Namtso is also popular for being a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site where Zhaxi Temple is situated. The Lake's beauty should not be missed by any traveler during the visit in Tibet.

Day 05Departure from LhasaAfter breakfast you will be transferred to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu or other destinations OR drop to train station.

Trip Note

You can arrive direct to Lhasa or from Kathmandu for Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours can arrange your train ticket, flight ticket from China or from Kathmandu Nepal. 

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.

 

  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 

DOCUMENTS:

  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.

COMMON ITEMS

  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra

CLOTHING

  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra

FOOTWEAR

  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers

TOILETERIES

  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,

CAMPING ITEM

  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks

PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE

  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea

FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE

  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

 

Usefull Info

If you are entering from any part of China for your Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour, you need to send us your passport copy and Chinese visa copy by scan. You also have to provide us a night hotel reservation of China part to send your original Tibet permit copy.

If you are entering in this tour from Nepal, we only need your passport copy for preparing permit and also need original passport at last day at Nepal for Tibet visa.  

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Trip Highlights

  • Historical city Lhasa and sightseeing in main monuments of Lhasa
  • exploration of 2nd largest and holy Namtso Lake

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