5 Day Ganden hike & Yamdrok Lake

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Our 5-day join group journey from Lhasa sightseeing tour is perfect for Travelers loving hike and nature with some spiritualism and Tibetan culture.

In addition, we use expert English-speaking Tibetan guides who are there to help you learn more about the uniqueness of Tibet’s culture and religion.

4 of your 4 nights in Tibet are in 3-star Kyichu hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with many great reviews in Trip Advisor, Tibetan-owned hotels.

This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the city including Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace. 

You will also be able to explore the Old Town of Lhasa and rub shoulders with some of the thousands of pilgrims who are here each day. Altogether, you will spend 4 nights in Lhasa. Next, you will have a 1-day tour outside of Lhasa city to Yamdrok lake, on the 5th day transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

This will be an amazing journey that will allow you to see the main sightseeing in Lhasa.

Season Price on Group size:

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 2,600 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 900 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 800 US Dollar Per person

June 20th to October 25th:

1 Person: 2,700 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 900 US Dollar Per person

October 26th to Next Year April 14th:

1 Person: 2,600 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 900 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 800 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 750 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 650 US Dollar Per person 

Notes:

Below price is two people shared one room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 250 US Dollar extra. 



Tour Type: Small Group

Group Size: 1 to 6 People

Tour Duration: 5 Days

Price: Lowest 650 USD

  • All travel permits for Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
  • Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  • All administrative fees
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • One box of mineral water plus shared 
  • Oxygen tank in the car
  • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips to the driver and guide

 

Day1. Arrive To Lhasa


You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the hotel, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

 

Day2. Lhasa


After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple.

Today you will also visit one of the wonders in Tibet, the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site.

After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

 

Day3. Lhasa - Ganden Monastery hike - Drakyerpa meditation cave day trip (120km, 1 hour drive one way)


Today we start the day traveling to Ganden monastery, the most important monastery in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The highlight will be the 1-2 hours hike from the back side of the mountain to see the whole Ganden valley. Since there is only vehicle trip on most of the tours so to make the tour special, arranging the hiking tour is one of Tibet Travelers specialty for the Travelers. The hiking route is also known as pilgrim kora route for the local Tibetans. Very few Travelers can be seen so it's special. 

We will also visit the tomb of Tsongkapa and the Throne of Ganden, the Great Hall of Ganden Monastery, and Ganden Tsogchen, where monks perform prayers. 

In the afternoon, in the after we visit the 7th Century meditation caves of the previous great master in DrakYerpa, we will also do meditation in the great master's meditation caves. We will also have a 1-2 hours hike to the meditation cave to see the beauties of Yerpa valley.  Later we will drive to Lhasa through the high pass Nachen la pass near Lhasa. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

 

Day4. Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake day trip (180km, 2hours drive one way)


Today Travelers will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 4450m and is an amazing turquoise color. On the way to the lake, we will be driving near the Yarlung Tsangpo River and also lots of small villages along the way. After driving about 90km then we will drive through the Gambala pass (4900m) See the view of the lake Yamdrok and drive down till the lake, Spend lots of time hike around and then drive back to Lhasa. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

 

Day5. Depart Lhasa


In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

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