Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour 5 Days

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration5 Days
  • DestinationTibet
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Activities Cultural Tour
  • Max. Altitude 4400m
  • Best Time April-June, August-November
  • Count the steps up to the Potala Palace
  • Exhilarating experience of flying over Himalayan Range (if you are flying from Kathmandu)
  • Enjoy the authentic local Tibetan Food
  • Follow in the track of pilgrims at the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
  • Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery
  • Stroll around the local market of Lhasa and See the lifestyle of locals
  • Discover the awe-inspiring scenery of one of the sacred lakes – Yamdrok Lake

Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour 5 Days is an unforgettable journey through the Tibetan Himalayas that covers the most tourist sites Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakor street, Drepung monastery and Sera monastery in Lhasa city and four sacred lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok lake. Being easy and short tour, you will have enough time to immerse yourself into to the culture and enjoy the sites. This tour can be a good choice for all those who wants to explore roof of the world along with excursion to holy Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok means torquise in Tibetan language. With these fact Yamdrok-Tso Lake (4441m/14570ft), looks exactly as beautiful as torquise blue during the good weather days.

Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour commence as you fly from kathmandu to Lhasa over the Himalayas. Upon your arrival at airport in Lhasa, you will be meeting up and greeted by our representatives who will assist you in transfer to your hotel. For the new-comers, to get acclimatized to the high altitude we recommend you to have a good sleep in your hotel. On the next two days sightseeing of Lhasa City which includes, Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street in the first phase. For the next day, Visit Drepung monastery where you visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. Moving towards, Sera Monastery you will experience the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. An overland trip to Lake Yamdrok is usually part of a longer tour. By road, Lake Yamdrok is around 114 kilometers from the center of Lhasa and takes around 2 hours 30 minutes to drive, surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and fed by numerous small streams. Then we will drive downhill to the lake and enjoy the free walk at the lake shore before heading back to Lhasa.

Being a local tour operator, you can use our one-stop service to book your flight tickets to and from Kathmandu to Lhasa. We use standard 3-star hotel and You may also choose your favorite hotels through our wide range of hotel choice. Our devoted and knowledgeable Tibetan guides will ensure your travel safety and bring you a mesmerizing journey in Tibet. These trip is suitable throughout the year, April to October is regard as best season. But, from November to March of the next year, water of Yamdrok Lake will freeze due to the weather condition. You may also Like: 4 Days Lhasa City Tour.

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Upon your arrival in Lhasa at the airport hall or train station, Our guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Lhasa is located on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods", the residence of the Dalai Lama. The guide will briefly introduce the itineraries. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the local areas and acclimatize yourself in high altitude. It is possible to walk around Potala Square or close market. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • Max. Altitude:3595m
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

Today is your first day sightseeing in Lhasa, Firstly we visit Potala Palace, the UNESCO world heritage site and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. You will get bird's-eye view of Lhasa city from the top of Potala Palace. After lunch then we will head to holy Jokhang Temple. It's the most sacred Buddhist site in Tibet. It is valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Then we do the kora by circling the Barkhor Street with pilgrims and locals. You may also buy local Tibetan souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

  • Max. Altitude:3595m
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

After Breakfast, In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Since, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery where you will also get impressive Tibetan religious scripture printing house, see Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Overnight at Lhasa.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

After Breakfast, we will drive from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake by crossing over the Gampala pass (4790m). Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake and one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Lake is over 72 km long and surrounded by many snow capped mountains. You will get spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. Yamdrok Lake has an outlet stream and turquoise due to its color. We will enjoy the free walk at the lake shore before heading back to Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel

Saying Good-Bye to Lhasa today. Our tour guide will transfer you to airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station. You will be leaving with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences of Tibet. If you are taking flight back to Kathmandu, we will pick up and transfer to your booked hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop as per the itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • Standard Hotel Accommodations on twin sharing basis with Breakfast Inclusive
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide
  • Tibet Visa Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle jeep/ van/ or coaster bus as per the group size
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
  • International airfare and airport taxes; Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu Flight tickets (Aspiration can provide you domestic flight/train ticket  booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us for the details)
  • Chinese visa fee USD 198 for American and USD 85 for non-Americans if traveling from Nepal only, subject to change.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Any losses incurred which is beyond our control
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tips to the guide & driver (Tips is not mandatory but expected)
Useful Information


At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience So, We provide you 3-Star Standard hotel accommodation during these 5 Days Lhasa sightseeing. Services and facilities are: Air-condition equipped in each room, which can relatively warm the room; 24 hours hot water supply; Breakfast buffet; Private twin & single room with attached bathroom; Free Internet Access. However the exact services available will vary from hotel to hotel. We ensure to provide you best standard accommodation. Our accommodation is planned by us to make it suitable for everyone in general. As the capital of Tibet, Lhasa has a wide variety of accommodations for you to choose from, ranging from the high-end hotels to the simplest guesthouses. Hotels ranges from economy class to luxury class, from traditional Tibetan hotel to luxury Western style hotel. If you want to customize it as your needs, budget and wishes, we can do it. Please inquiry us. We are flexible and happy to make that trip happen.