5-Day Lhasa Classics and Lake Yamdrok Tour

During the 5 Day Lhasa and Lake Yamdrok Tour, You will see the Lhasa's attractions and have a lakeside picnic by Tibetan holy Lake- Lake Yamdrok.

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5-Day Lhasa Classics and Lake Yamdrok Tour

  • lhasa
  • ganden monastery
  • lake yamdrok

5 Day

$ 590

Itinerary Highlights

    Count the steps up to Potala Palace – the holy palace of Tibetan Buddhism

    Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims at Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

    Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery

    Stay at a heritage hotel in Lhasa’s old town

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Hotel: Lhasa Hotel (4-star/5-star) Meals:Welcome Dinner

Your private driver and guide will be ready for you when you arrive in Lhasa. Sit back in a comfortable van, leave the hassles to your guide, and enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your Shambhala Palace hotel.

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour - Potala Place - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Street
Hotel: Lhasa Hotel (4-star/5-star) Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Today we will start off with the fantastic Potala Palace, which historically served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. It was first used in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet. The most valuable collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After lunch, we will move on to the Jokhang Temple, which was also founded in the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni as he was at the age of twelve – this is perhaps the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where you can perform the “Kora” (a religious circuit around a sacred building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals. The Barkhor market is also a great place to pick up locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.

Day 3 Lhasa Tour – Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
Hotel: Lhasa Hotel (4-star/5-star) Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

This morning we will visit the Drepung Monastery – one of the great three Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, on Tosngkhapa’s main disciples, the Drepung Monastery is home of Ganden Palace, which formerly served as the Dalai Lama’s palace before later moving on to the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon we will move on to see another of the great three of the Gelug monasteries in Tibet – the Sera Monastery. Founded in 1419 by another main disciple of Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Chojey, the main attraction of this monastery is the lively scene of the monks debating Buddhist scriptures in the courtyard behind the monastery in the afternoon.

Day 4 Picnic by Lake Yamdrok
Hotel: Lhasa Hotel (4-star/5-star) Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

After breakfast, drive about 2 hours to the holy lake, Lake Yamdrok. On the way enjoy the marvelous scenery around Karuola Glacier, one of three continental glaciers in Tibet.

Have a picnic of sandwiches, vegetables and fruit by the beautiful Lake Yamdrok. The lake is decorated by many islands and natural resources. As a major water-bird habitat in Tibet, it’s also a great place to see hundreds of swans and gulls in summer.

Day 5 Leave Lhasa
Hotel: None Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, your private guide and driver will take you to the airport for your departure.

Class/Price for Per Person  Jan.1 to
Apr.1 to
Jun.25 to
Aug.26 to
Oct.16 to
Nov.16 to
Comfort Class (4-Star Hotels) 590 US$ 640 US$ 685 US$ 680 US$ 580 US$ 580 US$


Price Include:

All Entrace tickets to the sightseeing places listed in the itinerary;

Transportation in Tibet: Ranging from minivan to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (Car Gasoline is included);

All Entrace tickets to the sightseeing places listed in the itinerary;

Airport (or train)pick up and drop off

Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace

bottles of drinking water per person per day

Accommodation as listed in the itineraray;

Meals specified in the itinerary (Breakfast provided by the hotel);

Guide: Excellent local Tibetan guide fluent both in Chinese and English;

Insurance: Liability travel Insurance and Vehicle seat insurance;

Welcome dinner in Lhasa

Price Exclude:

Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)

Flight/Train tickets in and out of Tibet

Sightseeing places not listed in the itinerary

Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.

Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.

Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)

Single room supplement

    1.Tibet Travel Permit;

    You will need a Tibet Entry Permit. Its cost is included in the tour quotation. Send your passport and China visa copies to us 20 days in advance, and we will apply for your permit once you book a Tibetan tour with us. In our experience, we can virtually guarantee to get your permit during times when Tibet is open to foreign travelers.


    We’ve selected heritage hotels in the more traditional area of Lhasa, near Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, so that travelers can experience more of the local life and culture. If you prefer to stay in a hotel with special oxygen supplies, other hotels in Lhasa are recommended (as above).

    The accommodation in Dingri is poor (see above).


    Our English-speaking guides are natives of Tibet with good knowledge of Tibetan culture, history, and Buddhism. Most are trained to offer Western-standard service.


    Enjoy local Tibetan, Western Chinese and Nepalese food on the tour.
    You will have standard western hotel breakfast in Lhasa, and specially prepared breakfasts outside of Lhasa: including butter, bread, coffee, tea, etc.
    After the first day, lunch is included every day. Your guide can recommend some good local restaurants for dinner. Outside Lhasa, we suggest you have dinner in the hotels where you are staying.

    5.Altitude Sickness

    Before your trip, ask your doctor for any suggestions in relation to altitude sickness and bring some medicine just in case. The most popular altitude medicine among foreigners is Acetazolamide/Diamox.
    We recommend that during the first two days after arriving in Tibet, visitors should keep warm, not take a bath, not smoke or drink alcohol. Drink plenty of water (>4 litres per day) before going and at altitude, and eat lots of vegetables and carbohydrates. Slow down, even if you feel energetic. Moving slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness.
    If you don’t feel well after entering Tibet, go and see a doctor as soon as possible. There are doctors in major hotels in Lhasa, and you can call your tour guide for help at any time. We offer a free oxygen bag in the car.

    6. What to Pack

    Seek medical advice about altitude effects and pack any medicine you might need. Sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block, walking boots, and down jackets are all recommended.


    Comfortable private cars/vans with experienced drivers will be arranged for you. All our vehicles meet the requirements of the Tibet Tourist Bureau, and are equipped with GPS and speed-limiting equipment.


    Take into consideration the time you need to apply for your Tibet Entry Permit. It’s best to book a tour with us at least 30 days before your tour starts.

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