Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour

Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: April - Feb
  • Activity: Tour & Sightseeing
  • Max. Altitude: 4900m


  • Tibetan Plateau
  • century-old Potala palace
  • Barkhor Square and Lhasa Market
  • Sera monastery and Norbulinka
  • astonishing turquoise tone
  • Yamdrok Lake
  • Dune colored environment

The ancient city of Lhasa and its major sites are explored on the Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour. We also go on a day trip to Yamdrok Tso, Tibet's most famous landmark. The Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour is a short Tibet tour that is intended for visitors with limited time. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, and Sera monastery are all included on the Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour. Yamdrok Lake excursion provides breathtaking views of holy Mt Nyenchen Khangsar as well as rich pasture grounds used by local herders. If you're interested in Tibet's culture and natural surroundings, the 5-day Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour is a great choice. It allows visitors to see Lhasa city and take in the breathtaking beauty of Yamdrok Lake.

The Lhasa Yamdrok tour includes sightseeing in and around Lhasa as well as a visit to Yamdrok Lake. A trip to Yamdrok Lake is famed for its breathtaking Tibetan landscapes and encompasses the key sights of Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, and Sera monasteries. The 5-day Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake tour is ideal for exploring Lhasa and its surrounding areas. For Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour, we are a dependable and responsible tour agency. The travel itinerary is completely customizable.

Entering Lhasa: There are two ways to enter Lhasa one is from Kathmandu capital city of Nepal and another is via mainland of China. Please feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com for more inquiries, bookings, and tailormade itinerary.


  • Altitude3700m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Greetings from the Tibetan Plateau of Lhasa! Then we'll take a plane or train to Tibet. When you arrive in Lhasa (3700m), your experienced English-speaking guide will greet you and the Tibetan driver will transport you to your hotel, where you will spend the night.

  • Altitude3700m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

In Lhasa, we visit the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most sacred religious community, as well as the surrounding Barkhor Square, the bustling Lhasa market. We go to Sera Monastery in the early evening to watch the exceptionally historical monk’s banter. will spend the night in Lhasa

  • Altitude3700m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

In the early morning, we visit the Potala Palace and Norbulinka. These places tower in the sky of Lhasa. Explore the city and understand its history and culture.

  • Altitude4450m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today we will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holiest and most delightful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 4450m and is an astonishing turquoise tone. While heading to the lake we will be driving close to the Yarlung Tsangpo stream and bunches of little towns en route. After driving around 90km then we will pass through the Gambala pass (4900m) See the perspective on the lake Yamdrok and drive down till the lake, spend heaps of time climbing around and afterward drive back to Lhasa.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Today is the day we officially complete the Lhasa journey; we will transfer you to Lhasa Airport or train station as per your preference. If you have more days consider a visit at our best available package for Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Kailash Treks and Tours, or Simply email us at info@yolohike.com

What's Included
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • All necessary permits and all entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • All ground transportation by private Vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodations
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Twin sharing accommodation, if you are a solo traveler you must share the room with another traveler, if you prefer a single supplement the cost will be additional depending on the high or low season in Tibet 
  • Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Enough Drinking water
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
What's Excluded
  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. 
  • Lunch and Dinner, Normally cost about 3-15 USD per meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver. 
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (Alcoholic drinks are not recommended during Tibet Tour because of High Altitude)

Additional Info


Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay available for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is based on a Twin-to-Twin sharing basis and also a Three basis in some of the places due to the condition of Tibet’s standard. On the other hand, we supply the best hotels and guesthouses along the route but if you want more of the services you always have an option to upgrade package or pay extra cash.

Meals and Minerals

This package provides you with Breakfast for your meals, Throughout the tour. You will consume your breakfast in hotels where available which are specified for Health and Better Taste and have to pay on your own for Lunch and Dinner. If you need extra service than available you always have a choice to upgrade your package.

Bag Packing

We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

Tradition and Culture

This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.

Precautions to follow

Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

First Aid Kit

You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

Alternative Evacuation

The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com


  • Q1. What is the distance between Lhasa and Yamdrok lake?

    Lake Yamdrok, one of Tibet's Great Three Holy Lakes, is one of the most beautiful sights near Lhasa. This gorgeous lake, which is barely 75 kilometers from the Tibetan capital as the crow flies, is an amazing sight that can only be seen after a couple of hours of driving which takes around 2 hours 30 minutes drive. Lake Yamdrok is one of Tibet's most sacred lakes, located on the southern edge of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, southwest of the Tibetan capital. It is said to have been created by a goddess to save the Tibetan landscape and people.

  • Lhasa Yamdrok Lake journey is one of the most fabulous trips that you are pursuing in Tibet. Lake Yamdrok is one of the few spots in Tibet that can be visited all year and is a wonderful destination to visit in both summer and winter. The greatest time to visit Tibet is when you feel like it, while international tourists are prohibited from visiting during February and March.

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