Lhasa- Nam-Tso - Yamdrok Tour is an easy tour fuses the cultural Buddhist sites in Lhasa city, Gyantse and Shigatse in middle Tibet. Also, apart from visiting monasteries, you will also view natural places of interest such as Lake Yamdrok-Tso and Nam-Tso. We Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks organize your Lhasa- Nam-Tso - Yamdrok Tour which bestows an unforgettable experience.
Yamdrok Lake located to the south of Lhasa at the elevation of 4488m is one of the four largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The Yamdrok Lake has 11 arms and is encircled by villages, where you will see people farming and some cattles, including yaks. You will meet local people, understand the culture, nature and enjoy the way of life of local people. Also, you will visit Panchen Lama's home-Tashilhunpo Monastery and go around the tombs of Panchen Lamas. Panchen in Tibetan means great scholar. And after visiting Shigatse city, you will also go around Gyantse Dzong and Pelkor Choede Monastery. Moreover, you will also have a glimpse at the vast flat areas of Changtang, Tibetan landscapes, nomads, snow-capped mountains, Brahmaputra River and more.
Moreover, you will be visiting Jokhang Temple which is regarded as the most holy spot in Tibet. Also, visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to perceive in Lhasa which has essential milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Drepung Monastery which was once upon a time renowned as the world's biggest monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city.
Choosing to make trip to Lhasa- Nam-Tso - Yamdrok Tour combines historical, cultural and natural tour and you will be accommodating at hotel or guesthouse or lodge in this 7-days tour designed by Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks.
Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will welcome you either in airport or train station depending on you. After around an hour drive you will arrive to the Lhasa city and check into the Tibetan style hotel. You will have a free afternoon for resting and relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.
Today you will go for sightseeing around Lhasa and take a trouble-free visit to Jokhang Temple. The temple is regarded as the most holy spot in Tibet and devotees go to visit the temple from different areas of the Tibet. Also, you will go around the Barkhor Bazaar, the swarming mid market of Lhasa. As you drive little miles north of Lhasa, in the afternoon, you will arrive at Sera Monastery belonging to fifteenth century and located 5 km to the north of central Lhasa city has whitewashed walls and is covered with golden roofs. It is also home to numerous monks. The prominent debating activities go on frequently every day. After visiting Sera monastery, you can lengthen our tour further to Pabonka Monastery which takes an hour long walk from the Sera Monastery.
Today also, you will make trip to Lhasa and we will visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to observe in Lhasa. This fortress is Lhasa's fundamental milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Since the 5th or 6th century it has been a fort and was formerly residence to the Dalai Lama. This really astonishing day will conclude with the visit to Drepung Monastery lying about 8km west from central Lhasa which was some time ago the world's biggest monastery where 10,000 monks accommodate. It lies veiled in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Also, marching up to the hill is an enjoyable experience. From the plane roof of hillside, you can see amazing views of the whole Lhasa city as well the far-away mountains. Descending down the hill, you will visit Nechung Monastery.
The trip today will put forward a great opportunity to see the huge mountains, enormous grasslands, local wanderers, sheep, goats, yaks, horses, and most significantly, you will be rewarded with the huge chaste lake-Nam-Tso lying at the altitude of 4718m which is the second-largest lake in China. In clear weather conditions the water has an astonishing turquoise color and wonderful views of the huge mountains captivates you. Also, you can go for meditation in the cave on Tashi Dor Island in Nam-Tso Lake. Then, in the afternoon, we will drive to Damxung Jinzhu Hotel or Damxung Nyenchen Tanglha Hotel or analogous one.
Today is a wonderful day you will be going around the natural sites of Tibet. We will also have a glimpse at the vast flat areas of Changtang, Tibetan landscapes, nomads, snow-capped mountains, Brahmaputra River and more. We reach Shigatse where you have your lunch, and then we will go around Tashilhunpo Monastery.
In the morning, you go for trouble-free stroll to visit Panchen Lama's home-Tashilhunpo Monastery. You will also go around the tombs of Panchen Lamas. Tibetan meaning of Panchen is great scholar and the name was by tradition presents on abbots of Tashilhunpo. After visiting Shigatse city, we drive 90 km to reach Gyantse, then Gyantse Dzong and Pelkor Choede Monastery. After that, you drive along the southern way to witness picturesque Lake Yamdrok and drive to Lhasa.
Today, our guide will take you to train station or airport and this is the last day of your Lhasa- Nam-Tso - Yamdrok Tour. The tour will leave you with memorable moments in your whole life.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph