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 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
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.
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.
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:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE
FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE
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.