5 Day Legends of Lhasa, Ganden monastery, & Yamdrok Lake

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5 Day Legends of Lhasa, Ganden monastery, & Yamdrok Lake

 

5 Day Legends of Lhasa, Ganden monastery, & Yamdrok Lake!

Join our amazing 5-day Group Tour and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Ancient city of Lhasa and its surroundings, including a day trip to Yamdrok Lake & Ganden Monastery. You will stay in a cozy 3-star Hotel in the heart of Lhasa city for all four nights.

Our hotel has fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor and is Tibetan-owned. We are proud to offer such high-quality accommodation for our budget-priced group tour! Our expert English-speaking Tibetan guides are there to help you learn more about Tibet's unique culture and religion. Take advantage of this unforgettable adventure!

Group Price & Size

780 US dollars per Person

Minimum 4 People & Maximum 12 People 

Single room occupancy supplement: 250USD (hotels only)



Tour Type: Group Tours

Group Size: 4 to 10 People

Tour Duration: 5 Days

Price: 780 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

Short Itinerary

Day1.Pick up and Transfer to Hotel

Day2.Lhasa Sightseeing (Jokhang, Sera, Potala Palace)

Day3.Day trip to Ganden monastery, Drakyerpa 

Day4.Day trip to Yamdrok Lake

Day5.Depart from Lhasa

 

Detail Itinerary

Day1. Arrive In Lhasa (3700m)


You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the hotel, an elevation of 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 200 meters from Jokhang Temple

 

 

Day2. Lhasa Sightseeing  (3700m)


After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalayas. 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 of 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 essential rooms on this famous UNESCO site.

After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old massive 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 alone.

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

(B)=breakfast

 

Day3. Lhasa - Ganden Monastery hike - Drakyerpa meditation cave day trip (120km, 1-hour drive one way)  (4500m)


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

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

Ganden monastery

In the afternoon, we will 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 hour 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 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

 

Day4. Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake day trip (180km, 2 hours drive one way)  (4800m)


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 a unique turquoise color. On the way to the lake, we will drive near the Yarlung Tsangpo River and many small villages. After going about 90km, we will go through the Gambala pass (4900m). See the view of Lake Yamdrok and go down to the lake; spend lots of time hiking around, and then go 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 200 meters from Jokhang Temple

(B)=breakfast

Yamdrok Lake full view Tibet Tour

 

Day5. Depart Lhasa


We recommend buying the late afternoon flights so you will have free morning time at Lhasa for the market or walk around Bhakor Street.

Travel to the airport or train station 2 hours before your departure schedule.  End of the tour and have a safe trip home. 

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