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Lhasa / Namtso LakeTour 5 days small group tour

Tour Price: from $569 USD
Tour Length: 5 Days
Trip Available: Please See Note.
Visits: Lhasa - Naqqu
Attractions: Sera monastery, Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Namtso
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Join in the small group, guaranteed departure, best service with lower prices
Discount: 3 travelers or more book the tour at the same time (5% off)

Detailed itinerary

Day01 Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]

You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide upon your arrival. Afternoon have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day02 Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets and Lhasa old Town (B) – Walking tour is arranged today.

Sera MonasteryPotala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet locals people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day03 Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Ganden and Sera monasteries(B)

Potala Palace Morning you will make a excursion trip to Ganden Monastery(about 70km drive from Lhasa), which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. In addition to its magnificent architecture and religious importance, there is a extremely fabulous view on top of the Ganden Wangpo Hill, and Kichu valley is behind Ganden monastery, it is strongly suggested to hiking around the monastery and take a bird's-eye view of the valley. Early afternoon drive back to Lhasa to visit Sera monastery for its famous monks debating between 3pm to 5pm(not available on Sunday). Overnight at Lhasa.

Day04 Lhasa / Namtso Lake [4730m] / Lhasa, 500km, 8 hours drive (B).

Namtso LakeToday make a day tour to Namtso Lake. Driving along Northern Tibetan grassland, distance view of the Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and pass the Nargen-la pass[5190m]. Namtso Lake is one of the three most holy lakes in Tibet, also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lakeside. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa, en route stop and pay a visit to one of nomad families. Overnight at Lhasa.

Lhasa airport / train station dropping off (B).

Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or train station. Your Tibet tour ends.

Group Tour Departure Dates for 2012
Jan              
Feb              
Mar 8 16 24        
Apr 16 24 30        
May 4 8 16 20 24 30  
Jun 4 8 16 24 30    
Jul 4 8 16 20 24 30  
Aug 4 8 12 16 20 24 30
Sep 4 8 16 20 24 30  
Oct 2 8 16        
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Apr. to Jun. ¥3530 US$569 ¥580 US$94
Jul &  Oct ¥3840 US$619 ¥720 US$116

Lhasa: Tashitakge hotel;

Note:
1. Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy. Tour cost in USD is subject to exchange rate of the day you book the tour. (Rate in chart is 1:6.2)
2. Because you need original copy of the Tibet permits to board the plane, in this way, all the clients in one group who depart from the same city should take the same airplane. So please discuss with us first to fix the flight schedule before you issue the air tickets, sorry for any inconvenience it may cause.

Price Includes:
1. Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
2. Accommodation: 4 nights stay in comfortable hotels in Lhasa
3. Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
4. English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
5. Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
6. Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
7. Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites)

Price Excludes:
1. Transportation to and from Tibet.
2. Other services of non-Tibet parts
3. Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
4. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
5. Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
6. Tips for the tour guide and driver (General Standard: normally 50-80RMB/day for the guide, 30-50RMB/day for the driver).

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