Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes. It is over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Tour and hike round Yamdrok, you can visit not only the natural sightseeing, but also culture and people on Tibet.
Minimum number of people for the trip : 3 person
How we are DIFFERENT?
spectacular scenery and typical Tibetan villages along the way Welcome to Tibet! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted with a Tibetan scarf Hada in a traditional way which will bring you good luck in the following days. Then transfer to your hotel. Just lie on bed for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink more water. Look forward to the second day’s sightseeing in Lhasa.
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
First day of sightseeing from Lhasa’s cardinal mark—Potala Palace. You first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. Drop a visit of Jokhang Temple in the afternoon, which is the spiritual center of Tibet and one of the oldest building. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple which is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then you will visit Barkhor Bazaar nearby the temple, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet also there is a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, catch the famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery
Today visit once world’s largest monastery housing with about 10,000 monks--Drepung Monastery, about 8km west of center Lhasa. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Then drive to Sera Monastery to catch the “Buddhism Scriptures Debating Session” in Sera which is very famous.
take all your belongings with you and drive to the nature of Tibet, the spot is around Yamdrok Lake and Langkatse. Hiking, trekking, bird watching(mainly in Spring), enjoy the fresh air in the nature, and such kind of activities out in to the Tibet nature. The most interesting thing is that you can visit the exclusive interesting monastery where the master is a female while her followers are monks, named as Samding. Before the sunset, photo the beautiful views, and have the dinner cooked outside in the nature. And stay overnight in the tent. But today’s lunch is either meal box or eat in the same restaurant with the local people, decision of which is to your taste.
Dear Janet, I would like to thank you and your team for a wonderful tour setup. Begging with your professionalism, warm support and willingness to make our group tour successful one.And great thanks to Dhargye our tour guide who took care of whole group and especially myself during a night of vomiting. He and Mr. Namla- the driver were superb. I will send you some photos separately. Feel free to use them on your company's website. Am happy to give references as required.
Dear Janet,We are safe and sound home and are looking back at a very impressive trip to Tibet and Zhangye. We have between us some 3000 pictures – some quite stunning. Yesterday the four of us expressed what an unforgettable trip this has been. We want to share our appreciation for the way the trip has been organised. Like clockwork. All guides appearing at the right time and place. Everything was very well organised. It was a bit double for us when we were in Lanzhou hearing about the earthquake creating havoc in Nepal, but not leaving Tibet unaffected either. Thank you again for a trip to be remembered for a long time.
Dear Nancy,I feel embarrased that I am answering only now but another couple of weeks of travelling and the beginning of the next semester at the university made me really busy. However, me and Olaf wanted to thank you for the amazing trip we had in Tibet! The organization was simply excellent, thank you for a very quick and informative communication from your side. Many thanks go also to our guide, Danluo as well as to our driver; both of them acted very professionally and kindly towards us. It was really great that our guide was of the Tibetan origin, providing us with a unique cultural insight and first-hand information. His English language skills were just perfect and the communication with him very pleasant.