Jokhang Temple Lhasa, Tibet

Namtso Lake Lhasa Tour

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Easy 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: April - June and Oct - Nov
  • Activity: Tour and Sightseeing
  • Max. Altitude: 5200m


  • Tibetan Plateau
  • Century-old Potala palace
  • Barkhor Square and Lhasa Market
  • Witness traditional monks debate
  • Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Palace
  • Astonishing turquoise tone Namtso Lake
  • Passing by Mt. Tanggu-la (7500m) and Largen la pass (5200m)

Tibet's cultural and religious capital is Lhasa. Lhasa is home to some of Tibet's most famous and sacred temples. Every day, thousands of pilgrims prostrate in the vicinity of the Jokhang Temple. Lhasa, along with the famous monasteries of Sera and Drepung, is a must-see for anyone interested in Tibet. This itinerary will allow you to spend four days in the city and see everything it has to offer. Following your time in Lhasa, you will travel to Nam Tso, a high-altitude lake. Along the way, you'll see magnificent views of the Nyenchen Tanglha Range as well as nomad herders in traditional yak wool tents.

For ages, Namtso Lake has been regarded as Tibet's greatest lake, and its formation has been awe-inspiring in its magnificence. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was produced by the extrusion of the Eurasian Plate and the Indian Plate, with its continental crust set on a basement that was shaped around 1 billion years ago. Namtso Lake was produced at the bowl-shaped sunken area due to the unstable rising and sinking of tectonic movements on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which was followed by some glacial actions.

Namtso Lake covers an area of 1920 sq km and rises to a height of 4718 m above sea level on the Plateau's snowcapped Nyaiqentanglha mountain range. The Lake's average depth can reach more than 30 meters. From a satellite image, Namtso Lake appears to be a vast piece of land rising into the sky, confirming its Tibetan name of "heavenly lake."


  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsN/A

Travel to Tibet's capital, Lhasa, by plane or train. Your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver will greet you when you arrive in Lhasa (3700m) and transport you to your accommodation.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We visit the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's primary monastery, and Bhakor Street, which is home to the lively Lhasa market, in Lhasa (3700m). In the afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery to witness the monks debate traditionally.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today We visit the Potala Palace, which stood in the 17th century, and Norbulinka Palace, built in the 18th century in Lhasa (3700m).

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After breakfast, drive to Damxung, passing by Mt. Tanggu-la (7500m) and across grasslands to Namtso Lake, also known as "Heavenly Lake." We will travel through the (Largen la pass (5200m) before arriving at the lake, where we will have a distant glimpse of the lake and then drive another 35km to arrive at the lake. We will see Nomads along the road, and after spending some time at Namtso Lake, we will return to Lhasa.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Transfer to the railway station or the airport in Lhasa. Farewell

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.

Cost & Estimation

The cost of a Tibet trip is largely determined by the different Tibet travel seasons, just as it is elsewhere. Tibet travel is more expensive during the high season, which runs from April to October, than during the offseason, which runs from late October to early February. (Find out when is the best time to visit Tibet.)

The monsoon season in Tibet runs from mid-June to early September, which coincides with China's summer vacation. Summer is the most expensive period to visit Tibet because of the enormous influx of both Chinese and international tourists.


High Season:

Jun.26 to Aug.25 normally starts from 1200 USD

Aug.26 to Oct.15 normally starts from 1100 USD

Stand Season:

Apr.1 to Jun.25 normally starts from 1000 USD

Oct.16 to Nov.15 normally starts from 1000 USD

Low Season:

Nov. 16 to Mar.31 normally starts from 900 USD

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

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