After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.Overnight in Lhasa
Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street (B,D).
The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. Its situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. Its a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.
Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera (B).
拉萨市内一日游 布达拉宫 大昭寺 八廓街
In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Lhasa - Namtso Lake (220km, 4 hours) (B) 拉萨至纳木错湖 宿湖边
Drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, clients will see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads with yak and sheep grazing nearby. Namtso Lake is the"Heavenly Lake" which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt-lake. You can do a very relaxing trek around lakeside and theTashi Island. Overnight you will stay at Namtso Guestroom.
Namtso Lake - Lhasa via Yampachen (230km, 5 hours) 纳木错湖至拉萨
After breakfast clients will enjoy morning at the lake shore and trek along to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Afterward, drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, tourists may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (optional) and both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot spring′s water. Then head back to Lhasa.
Depart from Lhasa (B). 离开拉萨
Transfer clients to the airport or train station.