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5 DAYS TIBET TOUR WITH LHASA AND YAMDROK LAK

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    • Duration5 days
    • AccommodationStar Hotel
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityTouring
    • Max Altitude3650 meter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonAll
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal4 B | 4 L | 4 D
    Introduction

    5 days Tibet Tour with Yamdrok Lake is one of the shortest and most exciting tours we are offering in Lhasa. The itinerary allows you to observe all the historical and cultural sites in Nepal including Buddhist monasteries, lake and palaces.

    The tour features Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Samding Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Norbulingka and Yamdrok Lake. Learn about the exquisite Tibetan architecture, interact with monks and see them in live spiritual debates, Tibetan tea and cuisine.

    The sacred Yamdrok lake and Dadong village is a natural wonder of Tibet that attracts thousands of locals and tourists every year. The tariff covers Tibet tourist permit, local guide, and transportation and accommodation in 3-star hotel.

     

    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR ITINERARY

    Exclusively designed 5 days Tibet tour offers most of the must visit attraction in Lhasa and a day trip to Lhasa to Yamdrok lake. Below is the itinerary at it glance.

    • Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa.
    • Day 2: Lhasa city sightseeing | Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
    • Day 3: Lhasa city sightseeing | Dadong village, Sera Monastery.
    • Day 4: Yamdrok lake day trip from Lhasa.
    • Day 5: Departure.

    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    The major highlights of 5 days Lhasa tour are as follows:

    • Visit Sera Monastery, Samding Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street.
    • Explore the stunning Potala Palace.
    • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and interact with Tibetan monks.
    • Explore Dadong Village.
    • Visit beautiful Yamdrok lake and Blue ice.
    • Experience local Tibetan culture and cuisine.

    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR COST

    Package includes almost everything such as Visa, International Flight ticket, transportation, permit, necessary documentation, accommodation, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. However, entrance fees for monuments and festivals are to be paid separately.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Tibet Visa(Visa Fee for 5 days)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle (As per the group size | car, jeep, van or a bus)
    • Accommodation during tour(4 nights accommodation on clean star rated hotel)
    • Meal - Full board(Warm and fresh meal during tour|4 Breakfast | 4 Lunch | 4 Dinner)
    • 1 X English speaking Tour guide(Experienced, government licensed)
    • International Flights(2 way Kathmandu-Tibet, Tibet-Kathmandu Int Flight)
    • Arrangements for guide (All meals 3 times a day, salary, accommodation and insurance)

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    SHORT BHUTAN 3 DAYS TOUR PHOTOS

    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR MAP

    Please find the route map for 5 days Tibet tour package below.

    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR Itinerary in detail

    Here is a proposed itinerary that covers most of must visit destination in Lasha including a visit to Yamdrok lake. We are always happy to customize a tour according to your interests and schedule.

    Day 1Kathmandu to Paro and drive to Thimpu

    On your arrival in Lhasa, you will be received by our local Lhasa tour guide and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    3 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,650M

     
    Meals

     L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Star Hotel

    Day 2Lhasa sightseeing tour | Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

    Today you will enjoy full day sightseeing in Lhasa. First off you will visit the 7th century Potala Palace which was once used by Dalai Lama as a winter residence. Potala Palace has about 1000 rooms containing valuable Buddha literatures, Buddha sculptures, gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas, assembly and meditation halls. Next you tour Jokhang temple in Barkhor street which houses the statues of Buddha Sakyamuni, Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha. Barkhor street itself is an old market in Tibet dealing with a variety of products from incense to Tibetan medicine. In the evening you can witness Tibetan cultural show and visit Tibetan handicraft center (Note: entrance fee is US$60). Overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    8 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,650M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Star Hotel

    Day 3Lhasa sightseeing tour | Dadong village, Sera Monastery

    After breakfast, you will drive to beautiful Dadong Village that is home to Nyimatang Monastery. Later you go over to sacred Sera Monastery which practices Gelug branch of Buddhism and participate in monk debates. There are hermitages, nunnery, assembly halls and three colleges within the monastery premises along with images of Maitreya, Shakyamuni Buddha, Kwan-yin and Arhats. Overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,650M

     
    Meals

    B |L|D

     
    Accommodation

    Star Hotel

    Day 4Yamdrok Lake tour

    After breakfast, you will travel to Yamdrok Lake, one of the biggest freshwaters in Tibet. Guarded by goddess Dorje Gegkyi Tso, the lake is regarded sacred because of its association with Padmasambhava. There is a Samding monastery nearby which is also visited by Tibetans. This blue lake freezes during winter making it impressive to witness. By evening you will return to Lhasa.

    Optional:

    Alternatively you can drive to the 15th century Ganden Monastery at an altitude of 3800m. The chorten, gilded images and tomb of Tsongkhapa has been preserved here in this monastery along with his meditation cave. Return to Lhasa by late afternoon. Overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude,

    4,441M

     
    Meals

    B |L|D

     
    Accommodation

    Start Hotel

    Day 5International Departure

    Depending on your flight/train schedule, you will be transferred to airport/train station for your international flight/mainland China.

     
    Duration

    4 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

     
    Accommodation

    N/A

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    5 DAYS TIBET TOUR Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the day temperature in Tibet is about 20 degree Celsius and 5-10 degree Celsius in the morning/evening. The temperature in Nepal however is little bit warmer as compared to Tibet and Bhutan. So we suggest you to carry extra layer of warm clothing when visiting Tibet. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the day temperature in Tibet and Bhutan range from 5-10 degree Celsius while it is about 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening. Sometimes in unexpected weather condition, the temperature may drop below -5 degree Celsius. Travelers are therefore recommended to carry some extra warm clothes that can protect from extreme cold.
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)

    EYES ON NEPAL PROVIDES

    Eyes on Nepal provides some essential and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Duffel bags
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)

    INFO

    Here are some important information about 5 days Tibet Tour.

    Best time to visit Tibet?

    Tibet’s climate is a little different, and while it does have a monsoon season in the summer months, there is not much rain at all, and most of what does fall is in the evenings and overnight, making the peak season to travel from June to September. However, for the clearest skies, spring and autumn are the best times in Tibet,

    Entry requirements for Tibet.

    Following are the entry requirements for Tibet:

    A passport with six months valid period
    Pre-approval letter
    Covid-vaccination certificate
    Pre-arranged tour package

    Must do things of Tibet?

    Tibet, boasts unrivaled natural scenery and cultural enjoyment. This land of historical religion is the most legendarily beautiful Himalayan destination on the planet. The city of Lhasa is full of architectural heritage that takes more than a day’s visit. Exciting destinations such as Potala Palace, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery, Barkhor market, etc., are to be explored. Leaving the beautiful valley of Lhasa, we move to Gyantse, Shigatse and to Yamdrok Lake. This tour takes you further to the core of the Himalayan region- you will be standing at the base of the world’s tallest mountain.

    What to except during Tibet tour?

    Tibet is one of the most popular locations in South Asia for modern tourism, and despite having to be on an organized tour of the region, hundreds of thousands of travelers from around the world make the journey up to the high plateau every year. And those numbers are constantly increasing. One of the most beautiful places in the world, Tibet is a land of high mountains, crystal-clear lakes, ancient monasteries with devout Buddhist monks, and one of the most unique cultures on the planet.

    Which is the best month to visit Tibet?

    5 days Tibet Tour with Yamdrok Lake is feasible round the year. The best time to visit Tibet, however, is from May to October when the weather is sunny and warm. The temperature can go up to 25 degree Celsius in the day. The period between December and March is typically very cold as most parts of Tibet receive snowfall, which can create road blocks.

    Place to visit in Lhasa?

    Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and is the ancient city of Asia.  Here tourists find multitude of unparalleled attractions. Major places of interest include Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Jharkor Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Ganden Monastery etc.

    Best season to visit Tibet?

    Tibet is the roof of the world and the average altitude here is 5000m.

    The best time to visit Tibet is between May and October when the days are sunny with double digit temperature. The visibility is clear with superb mountain views and travelling over road is perfect. The period between April and November is also quite good for travel. The temperature can go up to 23°C in June.

    Be careful if you plan to go over there in Winter (December to Marcn) as the temperature may fall below zero degrees with snowfall in most parts. Snow may also block roads and highways and days are normally extremely cold.

     

    FAQS

    What kind of food is available during Tibet Tour?

    Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions with influences from neighboring countries like India and Nepal. Tibetan food is known for its use of noodles, goat meat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese (yak or goat milk cheese), butter, yogurt, and soups.

    Tour guide during Tibet tour?

    Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life.

    Many Tibetan guides have different accent of English speaking capacity due to their mother tongue and Tibetan language, which makes hard to understand while in the conversation with them. Hence, our travelers must consider these facts before you book for any trip to Tibet.

    Ways to travel Tibet from Nepal?

    Lhasa and Kathmandu are separated by 1000km distance. Both direct flights and overland transport are available between the two cities. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lhasa is around 90 minutes.

    Local private transportation are available from the Nepal-Tibet border all the way up to Lhasa and vice versa.

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