This is a 8 days Namtso Lake tour. Visit all major places in Lhasa and day trip to Ganden Monastery with little hike. Drive to Namtso Lake and via biggest source of hot spring in Tibet with Karmapa's Monatery which is named Tserpu.
Day 1: 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 (62 km, 1 hr).
Day 2: Sightseeing. AM: Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street, Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple (FB).
Day 3: Sightseeing. AM: Visit Potala Palace. PM: Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka, Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo. Drepung monastery. Built in 1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa (FB).
Day 4: Drive to Ganden Monastery. Drive to Ganden Monastery and hike around mountain and back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala and Keychu Hotel (70 km, 1 hr).
Day 5: Drive to Namtso Lake (250 km, 4 hr). Drive to Namtso Lake and sightseeing around the lake Overnight Tashi Duo Guesthouse.
Day 6: Excursion. Exploring at Namtso Lake and from where you can get wonderful view of Mt. Nyincheng Thangla.
Day 7: 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 and Keychu Hotel (250 km, 5 hrs).
Day 8: Drive to airport. Fly next destination.
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