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Tibet With Nam Tsho Lake

a fascinating trip leading to best and renown cities of Tibet.

Trip Summary

Tour Accommodation
Hotel or Lodge & Guest-House.
Tour Grade
leisure - moderate with high altitude experience
Activities
fly in and fly out-short drive and leisure walks.
Highest elevation
driving over Karo-la pass at 5,050 m.
Tibet Tour
08 nights & 09 days
Total Trip
11 nights & 12 days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season
April to June and September to November.

Trip Highlights

a spectacular flight to and from Lhasa with mind-blowing mountain panorama,
on world highest capital city in Lhasa with interesting sightseeing tours,
picturesque drive to famous Tibetan cities with Nam-Tsho and Yamdrok Tsho lakes.

Trip Overview

Tibet with Nam Tsho Lake certainly a mind blowing and exciting tour around famous cities of Tibet, visiting renowned historical and cultural sites in Lhasa-Gyantse and Shigatse cities with old interesting Drefung-Shera and Tashilumpo monasteries including majestic and stunning citadel “Potala Palace’.

This exciting tour  to Tibet with Nam -Tsho Lake starts with a panoramic flight to Lhasa, in Lhasa where you will be engrossed with interesting sightseeing around places of interest including the colorful Barkhor market square the hub of Lhasa where you can soak within Tibetan Buddhist cultures

After a delightful moment in Lhasa our journey leads beyond to observe Tibetan country life of traditional farm villages, as the scenic drive leads to huge Nam-tsho a holy lake after a visit of Ganden monastery.

This fabulous tour includes historical Samye Gompa with Tashilumpo monastery in Shigatse Tibets’ 2nd large city after Lhasa.

Best of Tibet with Nam-Tsho Lake concludes with a drive to Lhasa for the flight back to Kathmandu.

Tibet With Nam Tsho Lake: Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day tour and preparation for Lhasa tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa and transfer to hotel near Barkhor market square.
Day 04: In Lhasa with tour of Lhasa interesting places and Potala Palace.
Day 05: In Lhasa with tour of Lhasa interesting places and Potala Palace.
Day 06: Drive to Ganden Monastery 3,830 m and to Nam-Tsho Lake 3,800 m.
Day 07: Drive to Lhasa – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Drive to Gyantse 3,950 m & Samye Gompa 3, 600 m and – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m – 03 hrs and visit Tashilumpo monastery.
Day 10: Drive back to Lhasa via short route and transfer to hotel – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Drive to Gongar airport and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost includes

 
  1. A Tibetan English speaking guide
  2. Tibet travel permit / paper visa
  3.  Air fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
  4. hotel/guest house accommodation on bed and breakfast basis entire Tibet tour
  5. sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
  6. Transportation by  private vehicle Jeep/Bus during the tour
  7.  Monastery and monument entrance fee.
  8. A day guided tour in Kathmandu
  9. All pick up and drop to airport
  10. 3 night standard hotel in Kathmandu with break fast

Cost Excludes

 
  • lunch and dinner
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • personal insurance
  • Emergency evacuation or any charges in case
  • If required, expenses of personal nature etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Extra expenses in the case of bad weather, lands slide along the way, political unrest like strike etc.

Tibet With Nam Tsho Lake Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu airport received by View Nepal staff for short drive to you hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, with briefing of Kathmandu and best of Tibet tour includes welcome dinner in a authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural / folk programs.

Morning our city guide will pick you for half day tour around Kathmandu places of interest, as Kathmandu valley steeped with historical monuments with world heritage sites with afternoon free preparation for tour of best of Tibet tour.

Morning as per the flight to Lhasa transfer to Kathmandu international airport, during an hour airborne mind-blowing views of world’s highest mountains with Mount Everest at its closest, this super flight touches down at Gongar Airport which is just an hour drive to Lhasa city. At Gongor airport well received by our Tibetan guide and drivers for pleasant drive into heart of Lhasa city. Afternoon relax at this high altitude of 3,650 m and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where hotels are located.

Two days in Lhasa engrossed with interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.

The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

Two days in Lhasa engrossed with interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.

The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

Today one of the best way to see Tibetan country landscapes and rural life of villagers with chance to watch Yak grazing on wide open pastureland.

Morning a nice drive to Ganden Monastery area, a distance of 45 k.m. towards east of Lhasa, on leaving the main road heading uphill as Ganden monastery located 18 k.m from main highway, on reaching the top sacred ridge of Wangku Ri at Ganden area.

Ganden a foremost monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Yellow Hat),
all Great Six monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung,Tashilumpo, Labrang, Kumbum) are of Yellow Sects, none suffered as disastrously as Ganden during Cultural Revolution when artillery and vast quantities of dynamite where deployed, at present built into its original form after much destruction.

In early time over 2,000 monks lived here; now there are hardly 300 monks, after a nice and interesting tour of Ganden drive back to Lhasa.

After Ganden drive due north through Baka-area and reaching a junction at Largaan Do, the drive continues towards the Largaen-La at 5,180m is a half an hour climb from the last bridge Namtso lies to the north of Lagan-la, looking like a deep blue iceberg.

Nam-Tsho, beautiful Lake of huge body of water, the town of Nam Tsho Qu is on the plains to the right east of the lake Nam-Tsho's 113 k.m length regarded as salt lake.

After a pleasant time at Namtsho holy Lake and visit of Ganden Monastery area, morning drive back to Lhasa on passing farm villages and towns following the Kyuchi (Lhasa) River for some time to reach back at Lhasa.

Morning drive to outskirt of Lhasa and then another 100 k.m. drive reaching at the shore of Yarlung Tsangpo (Bhramputra River). From here we take a ferry across the river to Samye Monastery area.

Samye Monastery, the first monastery established in Tibet, located on the north bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River, south east of Lhasa.

It was constructed by Padmasambhava (Guru Ringboche) and Santarakshita between A.D. 763 and 775 in the reign of King Dristen Detsen. The Samye monastery was modeled on University of Odantapuri in India and was made on a plan representing the mount Sumeru (Rirab) which is considered the axis of universe.

After Samye continue drive to Gyantse city, leading over Khamba-la 4,800m with great views of Tibetan landscapes, then towards Yamdrok Tshso “The Torquoise Lake” and drive over Karo-La at 5,050m with views of Nazong-Khangtsa peak, after a great drive of five hours reaching at Gyantse for overnight stop, afternoon tour of Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and the local market.

From Gyantse a short drive of few hour to Tibet’s 2nd biggest city after Lhasa, and in Shigatse tour of Tashilumpo monastery. Traditional seat of Panchen Lama (2nd high order after Dalai Lama) this monastery contains a 27m high gold plated Buddha known as Mytaria (the future Buddha). The hotel in Shigtase is quite large and comfortable, afternoon visit the local interesting market.

After a great time visiting most of Tibetan cities and monasteries with superb landscapes and snowcapped peaks scenery, morning drive back to Lhasa following Yarlung Tsangpa or Bhramaputra River most of the way to Lhasa. On reaching Lhasa afternoon free for own individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

heading back to Nepal, (for others not returning back to Kathmandu can take a flight or train to other parts and cities of mainland China)

Farwell to our Tibetan guides and river on reaching at Gongor airport before flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport received by View Nepal staff for transfer back to your hotels after a fabulous time Tour of Lhasa.

Last day in Nepal as per your flight time transfer to Kathmandu international departure for flight back to countries after a great tour experience to Best of Tibet with Nam-Tsho Lake.

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