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Lhasa and Nam Tso Lake Tour

Nam Tso, approx. 190 km. North-west of Lhasa, It is the 2nd largest salt water lake in China, the 1st one being KOKO nor Nor (Qinghai Lake) in Qinghai province. It is over 70 km long and reaches a width of 30km. The Nyenchen Tanglha range, with peaks of more than 7000m, towers over the lake to the south-It was these mountains that Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter crossed on their incredible journey to Lhasa. Nam Tso is a tidal lake and the ring marks of earlier lake levels are clearly visible by the shoreline.

Visits to Nam Tso have become increasingly popular with independent travelers over the past few years. In clear weather the water is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains. The wide open spaces, dotted with the tents of local drokpas are intoxicating.

Tashi Dor Monastery: Most travelers head for Tashi Dor, situated on a hammerhead of land that juts into the south-eastern corner of the lake. Here at the foot of two wedge-shaped hills are a couple of small chapels, with views back across the clear turquoise waters to the huge snowy Nyenchen Tanglha massif. The monastery is really just a small chapel to the east of the accommodation area. Inside is an image of the local deity, Nyenchen Tanglha, which has its roots in Bon belief and resides in the nearby mountain of the same name. There are several other chapels and retreats honeycombed into the rock face.

Namtso and Lhasa Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly to Lhasa: Arrival Gangar Airport and drive to Lhasa,Yarlong Tsanpo river is the one of the biggest or longgest river in Tibet, Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (62km)1hr

Day 02: Sightseeing: AM:Drepung Monastery PM:Jokhang Temple
Drepung Monastery is one of the three larggest Gelukpa monasteries in Tibet.

Day 03: Sightseeing: AM:Potala Palace PM:Sera Monastery and Norbulingka (Summer Palace)

Day 04: Drive to Ganden Monastery: Drive to Ganden Monastery and hike around mountain and back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (140km) 3hrs

Day 05: Drive to Namtso Lake: Drive to Namtso Lake and sightseeing around the lake Overnight Tashi Duo Guesthouse (250km) 5hrs

Day 06: Sightseeing: Exploring at Namtso Lake and from where you can get wonderful view of Mt.Nyincheng Thangla

Day 07: Drive to Lhasa: Visit Yangbacheng Hot spring (The biggest source of Tibetan hot-spring in Tibet) and Tserpu Monastery and back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (250km)5hrs

Day 08: Drive to Airport: Fly next destination

Tibet travel permit / Private land transfers as per itinerary / Accommodation as per itinerary on twin sharing with BREAKFAST Only / Monasteries entrance fees / Sightseeing tours as per itinerary / A local English speaking guide throughout the tour.

Airfare (Applicable) / Excess baggage charge if any/Travel insurance / Chinese visa fee (Normal Visa Cost: US$ 85 Per Person for all nationalities (For USA, US$ 198 Per Person) / Lunch & Dinner / Nepal re-entry visa fee / Expenses of private nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, Beverages, Tips, etc./ Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ACCIDENTS, ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides, FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS due to weather or technical problems, etc.

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