Visit to highest salt lake, which is called Namtso Lake with Lhasa city.
Lhasa to Namtso lake tour covers the major tourist sites of Lhasa City: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakor street, Drepung monastery and Sera monastery, and you can see Namtso, 180km Northwest of Lhasa, is one of the most beautiful places in the Nyenchen Tanglha mountain range. Namtso means "Heavenly Lake" In the Tibetan "Nam" means Sky and "Tso" means Lake.
Namtso Lake is at an elevation of 4,718 meters, covering an area of 1,940 square kilometers. Namtso Lake is the highest salty-lake in the world, and one of the 3 holy lakes of Tibet. It is also the second largest salt lake in China. The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Soul of every visitor who has ever been here seems to be cleansed by the pure lake water.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River). Overnight Hotel.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. Overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours)
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars. Overnight Guest house
Day 5: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230km, 5 hours )
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.
In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, drive back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.
Day 6: Departure from Lhasa
Departure from Lhasa to airport and fly to your next destination.
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The only hiccup was we went specifically during Holi week because we wanted the full immersion of the culture and on Holi day everything was closed so we paid for a day but did not really get to do much. But our driver/guide was Buddhist instead of Hindu so he took us around for a few hours and then we were on our own the rest of that day.
But otherwise Nepal was the most amazing experience ever and this tour company helped make it that way.
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• Airport pickup & drop off using appreciate vehicle
• Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) Basis
• Local English speaking guide (Other languages speaking guides also available on request)
• All sightseeing tours transfer using appreciate vehicle (depend on group size)
• Necessary entrance fees as per itinerary
• International flight ticket
• Tibet Visa fee - (We travel agent will process if you are traveling to Tibet from Nepal)
• Beverage and expenses of personal nature
• Any Optional Tours, extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
• Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
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