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.
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.
The major highlights of 5 days Lhasa tour are as follows:
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.
Please find the route map for 5 days Tibet tour package below.
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.
On your arrival in Lhasa, you will be received by our local Lhasa tour guide and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Depending on your flight/train schedule, you will be transferred to airport/train station for your international flight/mainland China.
Here are some important information about 5 days Tibet Tour.
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,
Following are the entry requirements for Tibet:
A passport with six months valid period
Pre-arranged tour package
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.