• Route: Lhasa -- Tsedang -- Shigatse -- Namtso -- Lhasa

On this twelve days’ trip, tourists will experience three day’s trekking around Namtso Lake, which is the highlight of this trip. Besides, you will see lots of pretty views while your trek. What’s more, you will visit most of well-known places of interests, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Yumbulakang, Trundruk Monastery, and Samye Monastery. All of them are glorious monasteries with stunning views. This trip will leave you with an unforgettable memory. Attractions of the trip, Palkhor Monastery , Drepung Monastery , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Heavenly Lake Namtso, Nakchu , Yumbu Lakang , Tashilhunpo Monastery , Sera Monastery , Yangpachen , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Trandruk Monastery , Samye Monastery Availability of the trip, All year around

Additional Info

  • LocationTibet
  • Duration12 Days
  • Min Age12+
  • LandingLhasa
  • Min People3

Tour Description


Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 stars or the same level hotel

Lhasa airport or Train station pick-up by our local English-speaking tour guide and private van, then, transfer you to the hotel (3 star hotel). The rest of the day is free on your own.


Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 stars or the same level hotel

Today's activities: Lhasa escorted tour Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street This morning our tour guide will meet you at hotel .You'll wind your way up through the stunning, awe-inspiring Potala Palace,built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, it was the former winter residence for the Dalai Lamas and is truly a splendor of Eastern architecture. After lunch,we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century on the legendary pond of "Wothang." After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa.During the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to shopping center for tourists. We'll finish the day by taking a Kora around the Barkhor.


Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 stars or the same level hotel

Lhasa escorted tour - Drepung Monastery ,Sera Monastery Today we will visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, once the world's largest monastery that contained more than 10,000 monks, it was the resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, but several destruction were taken place in history. Even so ,you still have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane though the monks apartments is thrilling. The amazing day will ended with a visit to the Sera Monastery, it is built in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who is disciple of Tsongka pa, few different monastic colleges in Sera is the home of several hundred monks from different part of Tibet, the famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks are happening everyday in the afternoon except Sunday. Later today ,continue to acclimatize and alleviate jet lag in the rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.


Day 4: Tour from Lhasa to Namtso Lake

Lhasa -- Tsedang Our guide will drive you from Lhasa to Tsedang, you will visit Yumbu Lakang Palace, Trandruk Monastery and Samye Temple.


Day 5: sedang -- Yamdrok Lake -- Shigatse

On the way from Tsedang to Shigatse, you will via Kambala pass, which is 4,794 meters high and you can have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake. It is known as one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. After that, you will be driven to Chushul and on the Friendship highway to Shigatse, where you can visit Tashilumpo Monastery. Stay overnight in Shigatse.


Day 6: Shigatse -- Namtso Lake(4718m) -- Bali Village -- Droja Monastery

In the morning, you will leave for Namtso by tour bus, you can enjoy the stunning view of Bali Valley and visit Droja Monastery, which is the biggest monastery around Namtso Lake. Finally, camp in the wild and stay overnight there.


Day 7: Trekking around Namtso Lake

Start to trek around Namtso Lake and this trek will be done within three days. On the way, you can visit the caves of Buguzari, where many animals, plants and special letter-shaped patterns can be seen. Then camp there.


Day 8: Buguzari -- Kado Nanka Island -- Ampa Komlong Island

There are lots of figures of Buddha in caves of Kado Nanka Island, which is really a holy land. Besides, Kado Monastery was in this island before, however, because of Cultural Revolution, the monastery was heavily damaged only left some traces. What’s more, the island is the opposite side of Mt. Tanggula, you can see several splendid grand stone (Gate of Tanggula) and many mongolian gazelles. Then, camping in the wild.


Day 9: Ampa Komlong Island – Jiachangcuiguo

Three-day’s trek will be done today. Since you will be exhausted through the several days’ trek, you can enjoy bath at Jiachangcuiguo Yumen, which means the place to bath, it is one of the four famous Yumens of Namtso Lake. It is said that people who bath here can get rid of evils and have good luck. Finally, camp nearby.


Day 10: Nam Township -- Zhaxi Peninsula

You have finished Namtso Lake trekking, today our guide will take you to Zhaxi Peninsula, which is the largest peninsula around the lake. A large number of Tibetan people from different pastoral areas come here for meeting and pilgrimaging.


Day 11: Zhaxi Peninsula – Lhasa

Our guide will show you around the Zhai Peninsula, and then drive you back to Lhasa.


Day 12: Depart from Lhasa

Today our guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport or the railway station.


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Nicole Thank you and your team for a wonderful tour setup

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.

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Hans Everything was very well organised by ATT,Tks

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.

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Jana Midriakova Thank you for the amazing trip we had in Tibet!

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.

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Price Included

  • Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. and see off is at 12:00 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange for you. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights stay in comfortable 3 star hotels in Tibet (We can also upgrade your hotel according to your request, pls consult with our trip advisor.)
  • Meals: Breakfast only. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
  • English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you’ll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
  • Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type from 4WD to mini bus will be arranged according to group size.
  • Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
  • Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary

Services Excluded

  • Transportation to and from Tibet.
  • Other services of non-Tibet parts
  • Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
  • Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
  • Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver

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