From Lhasa to Namtso Lake via Gyantse and Shigatse

In the sacred city of Lhasa, visit the grand Potala Palace, the holy Jokhang Temple, and the colorful Barkhor Square. Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery and join pilgrims in exploring the temples and prayer halls at Drepung Monastery. From Lhasa, drive to the town of Gyantse, stopping at the stunning, turquoise Yamdrok Lake along the way. In Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo Monastery and see the giant Buddha. Next, pass by the misty Yangbachen hot springs and on to Namtso, a pristine lake surrounded by snow mountains. On the way back to Lhasa, pass by blooming rapeseed fields and snow-capped mountains.


  • Historic sites of Lhasa
  • Beautiful countryside scenery
  • Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake


  • 8-day trip begins and ends in Lhasa, Tibet
  • 7 nights in hotels and guesthouses
  • Altitude from 3000-4700m

Tour Costs


  • Private tours: any time from April to October
  • Group tours 2015: June 20th, July 3rd