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.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.
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.