Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour

Duration5 Days
Maximum Altitude4748m Namtso Lake

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.  


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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

After breakfast you will be transferred to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu or other destinations OR drop to train station. 

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

Essential Information

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.