Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour

Yamdrok Gyantse Shigaste Namtso Lake to Lhasa

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: april -feb
  • Activity: Sightseeing and Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 5300m


  • Tibet's holiest city
  • Old Barkhor circuit
  • Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous sanctuary
  • century-old Potala palace
  • Great Sera Monastery
  • massive hilltop military fort and the Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Yangpachen hot springs and Namtso Lake
  • sunrise over the lake
  • ancient pilgrim circuit with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers

Lhasa is the social and spiritual center of Tibet. Lhasa is home to Tibet's famous and most sacred shrine. Every day, many travelers bow down around Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most important sanctuary. The Yamdrok Gyantse, Shigatse Namtso Lake to Lhasa Tour is a short Tibet tour that is intended for visitors with limited time. The Potala Palace, 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, this Tour is a great choice. It allows visitors to see Lhasa city and take in the breathtaking beauty of beautiful refreshing Lakes.

In addition, proceed to Gyantse to explore the Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa, Tibet's largest stupa, Gyantse is one of Tibet's most authentic towns, with little influence from Chinese culture. Gyantse was the site of a series of deadly fights between invading British forces and Tibetan resistance in the twentieth century; later, the town was severely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, when monks were punished and the famed Pelkhor Chode Monastery was damaged. The next day, drive to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, and stroll through the giant Tashilhunpo Monastery. The next day we drive through the friendship highway, turning from Tadruka Village, crossing a bridge, and driving through a beautiful valley to the Shug la pass (5300m) and Yangpachen hot springs and Namtso Lake and finally in the last day before your departure to a home you'll watch the sunrise over the lake and spend a lot of time there. You can take a stroll around the lake to the monastery. Drive back to Damxung until Yangpachen, then south to Lhasa through Tashidor monastery.


  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Lhasa welcomes you today and our Tibetian guide and your driver will pick you up from the railway station or airport and transport you to your comfort hotel.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Lhasa, at 3650 meters above sea level, is Tibet's holiest city, with pilgrims arriving daily from all across the Tibetan Plateau to pay their respects at one of the city's countless sanctuaries. You'll spend two days in the city researching it. On the first day, you will go to Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous sanctuary. You may see harsh pioneers prostrating in front of the Jowo Buddha monument within the religious community from the housetop. After a while, you'll study the endless maze of business sectors and cafés that line the old Barkhor circle. You will come into contact with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter while exploring the Barkhor circuit. And Drepung Monastery: Drepung was once the world’s largest and is still one of Tibet’s three most important monasteries.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The Potala Palace, Tibet's most recognizable structure, will be visited in the morning. The Potala Palace, which was built in 637, is 13 stories tall and has over 1000 rooms. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera's great monastery, where monk debates are held every day. There is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete if you are interested in hiking.

  • Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

From Lhasa, you will travel to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake is located at 4450m and is a stunning turquoise color. Mt. Nojin Kangtsang, at 7191m, can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to Gyantse, a medium-sized town. Gyantse (3950m) is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which houses Tibet's tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa. You will leave Gyantse and travel to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city.

The Tashilhunpo Monastery is located in Shigatse, at an elevation of 3840 meters. You can hike the ancient pilgrim circuit with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers in addition to exploring the monastery.

  • Altitude4718m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Drive through the friendship highway, turning from Tadruka Village, crossing a bridge, and driving through a beautiful valley to the Shug la pass (5300m) and Yangpachen hot springs and Namtso Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On this day, you'll watch the sunrise over the lake and spend a lot of time there. You can take a stroll around the lake to the monastery. Drive back to Damxung until Yangpachen, then south to Lhasa through Tashidor monastery. Trekking takes about 4-5 hours.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Today we officially complete the journey, our guide will drop you at Airport or Train Station.

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 info@yolohike.com

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