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Tour code: RET-LT03

5-Day Best Tibet Tour Lhasa , Namtso Lake


All Year Around


Namtso Lake





 Easily schedule the flight or train to Lhasa from Chengdu/Beijing/Xining/Xi'an/Shanghai

 Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple Monastery 

 Discover the fate of Tibetan Buddhist monks at Sera Monastery

 Find treasures at Barkhor Street

Travelling from the bustling stalls of Barkhor Street to the quiet solace of sacred Namtso Lake

● Gain insight about Tibetan culture and history from your friendly local Tibetan guide

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info

Namtso Lake, Lhasa Tibet

Lake Namtso: literally means “Heavenly Lake”; a result of Himalayan tectonic plate movements. The lake lies at an elevation of 4,718m(15,479ft), and has a surface area of 1,920km2 . This salt lake is the largest lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region. However, it is not the largest lake on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. That title belongs to Qinghai Lake (more than twice the size of Namtso)

Potala Palace: Was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.The 5th Dalai Lama started its construction in 1645 after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel pointed out that the site was ideal as a seat of government, situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa It may overlay the remains of an earlier fortress called the White or Red Palace on the site, built by Songtsan Gampo in 637. Now this place is a icon in Tibe

                                                                                                                                            Potala Palace,Lhasa, Tibet

butter tea , Lhasa, TibetTibetan Food Butter Tea: Drinking butter tea is a regular part of Tibetan life Traditionally, it is made from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and salt, although butter made from cow's milk is increasingly used, given its wider availability and lower cost. The highest quality tea is made by boiling the tea leaves in water for half a day, achieving a dark brown color. It is then skimmed, and poured into a cylinder with fresh yak butter and salt which is then shaken. The result is a purplish liquid that is about the thickness of a stew or thick oil. It is then poured into clay tea-pots

Day 01  Arrival in Lhasa 

Upon your arrival in Lhasa, Redearth tour staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. welcome dinner will be held tonight or tomorrow

Day 02  Lhasa  Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street

In the morning, visit the Tibet's colossal Potala Palace, a striking thousand-room monument that dominates the Lhasa skyline Potala Palace, Visit the sacred Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple and join thousands of pilgrims from all over Tibet and rest of Himalayas on a stroll through Barkhor a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, Lined with shops, restaurants and many tucked away temples and monasteries.

Day 03  Lhasa  Norbulingka Summer Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

Visit the Norbulingka the official summer residence for the Dalai Lamas and their families from the mid-18th century. It is a park-like enclave surrounded by trees, ponds, and pavilions on the outskirts of Lhasa. Explore the grounds, which include gardens, fountains, and a small zoo. Afterwards, visit Sera monastery, where you can watch monks debate in the courtyard. And then Kora (pilgrim trail circling a sacred place) that offers a panoramic one-hour walk with views of the Lhasa Valley

Day 04  Lhasa -- Namtso Lake -- Lhasa

On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso after pass Nagela Pass[5150m]. Namtso Lake is the highest salt lake. It means “holy lake” in the Tibetan language. In the early summer, flocks of wild ducks fly to inhabit here and breed their offspring. Wild animals such as black bears, yaks, wild donkeys, bharals, foxes, roe deer and marmots can often be found around the lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side. Head off  to Lhasa. 

Day 05  Departure

Enjoy your last morning in Tibet and say farewell to your guide. You will be transferred to the airport or train station to end your incredible week in Tibet.


  • ●  Accomodation as listed or similar  (4 Nights twin room en suite in Lhasa3★/4★)
  •  4 breakfasts,  1 welcome dinner in Lhasa
  •  All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  •  Airport/Train station transfer
  •  Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
  •  Entrance fees for sights, parks, restricted areas covered by the trip
  •  Tibet Travel Permit   Check here to see how to apply your Tibet Travel Permit
  •  Travel accident insurance


  •  Chinese visa
  • ●  Flight/Train into or out of Lhasa
  •  Lunch, dinner 
  • ●  Single Supplement
  • ●  Optional tips and gratuities

  •  The certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance.

  • ●  Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  •  An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommende

  •   Get a special price if you have more than 3 people join in the group

  •  The traveller will pay for etra cost due to any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective situation