5 Day Legends of Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake

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

5 Day Legends of Lhasa and 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.

To ensure a fantastic stay in Tibet, we have secured lodging at the luxurious Shambhala Hotel. This upscale 4-star hotel offers oxygen in every room and is conveniently situated just 50 meters from the renowned Lhasa Old Town Jokhang Temple and Bhakor Street. Be sure to explore Lhasa's Old Town and engage with the welcoming pilgrims who visit daily.

Throughout your journey, our knowledgeable Tibetan tour guides, fluent in English, will accompany you and provide valuable insights into Tibet's rich culture and religion. The Trip Advisor rating system has awarded us with a 5-star rating. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Group Price & Size

880 US dollars per Person

Minimum 4 People & Maximum 9 People 

Single room occupancy supplement: 250USD (hotels only)

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

As you step out at Lhasa airport or train station, your Tibetan guide will be there to welcome you. The journey to Lhasa city spans 60km, and within just an hour of driving, you'll find yourself in the sacred city of Lhasa. Along the way, soak in the picturesque views of the Yarlung Tsangpo and Lhasa Kyichu Rivers. If your arrival is by train, a quick 20-minute ride will whisk you to your cozy hotel in Lhasa City. Check-in, unwind and take some time to adjust to the high altitude of 3650 meters.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple.

Tibet from sky

Day2. Lhasa City 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. 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 the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Day3. Lhasa City Sightseeing (3700m)

Today, we visited the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala Palace is the Winter Palace, built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. It provides fantastic views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand staterooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Day4. Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake day trip

Today, travelers will journey from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s most sacred and breathtaking lakes sitting at 4450m with a distinct turquoise hue. En route, they will pass by the Yarlung Tsangpo River and numerous quaint villages. After covering approximately 90km, they will traverse the Gambala Pass at 4900m, offering a panoramic view of Yamdrok Lake before descending to explore its surroundings through hiking. The return journey to Lhasa spans 180km and takes about 2 hours each way, concluding the excursion at 4800m above sea level.

Stay at the luxury Shambhala Deluxe Oxygen Room Hotel, a 4-star accommodation in Lhasa city, just 50 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B: Breakfast)

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Day5. Ending of Tibet Travel Journey

Thank you for traveling with Tibet Travelers. We recommend buying the late afternoon flights so you will have free morning time in Lhasa to visit the market or walk around Bhakor Street. Tibet Travel Guide will assist Travelers to the airport or train station two hours before their departure schedule. End the Tibet tour, and have a safe trip home. 

Tour Type: Group Tours

Group Size: 4 to 9 People

Tour Duration: 5 Days

Price: 880 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)

Day3.Lhasa Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Norbulingka)

Day4.Day trip to Yamdrok Lake

Day5.Depart from Lhasa

The Potala Palace


Yamdrok Lake full view Tibet Tour

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