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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included
Day 1: Lhasa - Namtso Lake Meet your guide at 8:30am at the meeting point in central Lhasa and climb into your Tibetan vehicle for the journey to Lake Namtso, 70 miles (112 km) away. Drive through the Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain range and admire the scenic views peppered with grazing yak and sheep. Namtso Lake is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also contains the highest concentration of salt. On arrival, take a walk with your guide around the lakeside and Tashi Island. Stay overnight at a traditional Tibetan guesthouse, and the next morning visit the lake for a trek to Tashi Dor Island. Day 2: Namtso Lake - Lhasa Explore the meditation caves belonging to the small monastery on the island, which are still in use today. Then drive to Dumxung for lunch before an optional trip to the Yangpachen Hot Springs. Situated at the foot of a glacier, Yangpachen's indoor and outdoor swimming pools are fed with water from the hot spring and offer a unique opportunity to bath or swim in warm water at the foot of grand snow mountains, 4,200 meters above sea level. At the end of the tour, your guide will return you to the original departure point in Lhasa. Please note that all meals on both days are at your own expense, but your guide will be able to give you ideas and recommendations.
Small-group (maximum of 12)
1 night accommodation at a Namtso guestroom
English-speaking Tibetan guide
Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
Liability travel insurance
Drinking water provided during the trip
Small Group (2-12 persons)
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Yangbachen Hot Spring (Optional, $15 - $25)
Tibet Travel Permit (USD$50/person)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Travelers who got a Tibet Travel Permit from another travel agency cannot book this day tour
Travelers are required to book multiple day tours from the same suppliers if their plan includes multiple destinations in Tibet
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Please arrange Lhasa arrival one day before your travel date and Lhasa departure one day after your travel date, because foreign travelers can not visit Tibet alone.
Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.