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1 Day Namtso Lake Tour
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Price notes:

  • 1. based on double occupancy
  • 2. 3 star accommodation level in low season
  • 3. international airfare is not included
  • 4. price is subjected to change according to group size and payment methods

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Tour code: TD-LT-01B

Is this trip for you?

  • Physical Demands

    Physical Requirements

    • Capable of walking short to medium distances by oneself in high altitudes. Must be capable of minor ascents and descents.
    • Capable of light walking and hiking in high altitudes. Suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Average fitness level. High altitude hiking for several hours.
    • Possibly includes high altitude hiking of up to 6 hours per day or activities of a similar nature. Requires an elevated level of fitness.
    • Features demanding high altitude treks or cycling. Only suitable for those with a high level of physical fitness and endurance.

    Note: If you have any questions concerning the requirements or the unique demands for your particular tour package, please feel free to contact one of our helpful Travel Consultants for further information.

    It's advisable to have a body check-up or have your doctor's advice before visiting Tibet. Visitors with a record of heart, lung, liver, or kidney problems must seek medical advice before making the decision to go to Tibet Also, people with any of the following problems should not go to Tibet.

    • Have already caught a cold
    • Have severe anemia
    • Have high blood pressure or severe heart disease
    • Have pneumonia, tuberculosis, tracheitis, or bronchitis
  • Tour Pace
    Leisure

    Tour Pace

    • Leisure: enjoy your tour in a slow pace, allowing plenty of time for photography, you will see the most famous attractions, and spend plenty amount of time in each destination.
    • Comfortable: enjoy your tour in a comfortable pace, you will see most popular attractions, and spend reasonable amount of time in each attraction.
    • Tight: enjoy your tour at a tight pace, as you will be able to see as many tour attractions as possible in the available amount of time.
  • Max Altitude

    Altitude

    High Altitude Sickness is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. According to our experience, most people will be fine up to 3500m above sea level, as the altitude go higher up to 4500m, mild symptoms as shortness of breath, headache might occur. Adverse reactions may vary from person to person. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and will subside in several hours to several days as the body acclimatizes.

    Mild Symptoms of AMS include:

    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath with exertion
    • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Poor sleeping
    • Dizziness or light-headedness
    Definition of High Altitude
  • Journey at a Glance
  • Day1: Namtso

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

Day 1 Lhasa
Beautiful Namtso Lake

Want to explore some other features of Tibet instead of the monasteries? Let's take an exciting trip to the holy lake Namtso which is about 5 hours driving from Lhasa City. You will arrive at Namtso Lake around the early afternoon. Take some rest and throw yourself into the incredible landscape of holy lake.

Namtso Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world with an altitude of 4718 meters, also the second largest saltwater lake in China (after the Qinghai Lake). It’s quite common for tourists who are awestruck at the Namtso at the first sight. With the snowy mountains in the background, the crystal-clear dazzling blue water, Namtso is stretching to the horizon. In clear days, the lake looks like a beautiful turquoise surrounded by magnificent snow-capped Tanggula Mountains, and the lakeshore is green, wide and open, dotted with tents, yaks and sheep of local nomads. For travelers, Namtso is the ideal place for photography, while for Tibetans, it is a scared and magical lake for pilgrimage.

Lastly, drive back to Lhasa for accommodation.

Tips of Today: 1) the altitudes of Namtso Lake region is about 5, 000 meters, so you should be fully prepared for high altitude sickness. Do remember to keep warm all the time and avoid strenuous activity; 2) if you want to spend longer time and watch sunset and sunrise, you can also accommodate at Namtso for a night, but the accommodation condition is very basic, so is the food supply.

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"Our Expert Says"

This trip is ideal for those with limited time but still want to see the Namtso Lake. From a day spent exploring the unique beauty of Namtso Lake, experience Tibet the way it is meant to be experienced.

  • Recommended Groups: All groups. Best for youth, couples, and photographers.
  • Conditions: tour is moderately challenging, as the maximum altitude is over 5,000 meters above sea level. The drive from Lhasa to Namtso, about 250km, takes around 4 hours. The road is in good condition, but it is a bit hilly and has many turns. The scenery you will see during the ride is impressive, so be sure to take the opportunity to take pictures! The conditions near Namsto Lake can be harsh. Some customers may have mild high altitude sickness symptoms, but most people don’t have any problems.
  • Best time: Namsto Lake will be closed from December to March, so the best time to take this tour is from April to November. In April the lake is frozen and tends to have a unique appearance, though it is quite cold.

Tailoring your trip

This itinerary can be designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can change the tour paces to meet your travel style: leisure, comfortable, or tight.
  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements.
  • Itinerary can be altered, from daily activities to accommodation.
  • You can either shorten this tour to meet your planning travel time, or extent the journey to other Chinese cities.

Price & Service Guide

What's included in this price?

  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary. Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

What's excluded in this price?

  • China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.

Value for money:

While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to enjoy the lowest possible price is to invite more people to join your trip to share the travel experience as well as the tour expense. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.

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Hi Wendy,

Replies to your questions below. You are welcome to use the attached photos on your website if you wish.

Communication from my travel consultant was excellent. Wendy, you were very helpful in setting out options for the tour, answering my questions and helping me make the right choices. She always responded promptly and with clear, concise information.

I was very happy with the tour. The guides and driver were great. My girlfriend and I both had a good time. We saw a lot of unforgettable sights in 6 days but we also had opportunity to rest and to do our own thing.

  

I only hope that Tibet can become easier to visit in the future while at the same time being protected from overdevelopment so it retains its unique charm and heritage. I think managed tourism is good for the local economy for everyone’s benefit.

Tibet Tour

Regards

Gary

 November 27, 2019
Hi Wendy,

Thanks for your email requesting some feedback about our recent trip to Tibet.

We really did have a great time and made some wonderful memories.

We found the whole experience of arranging the holiday with you via email very easy and enjoyable.  We always received prompt and clear responses to all our queries that supported us with decisions about the holiday itenary and arrangements and through the visa and permit process.  The train journey booking went very smoothly. Thank you for this.

The tour in Tibet was excellent. We were very happy with the range of places we visited and the standard of the hotel.

Our guide Tenzing and our driver Mr Chao were both really friendly,helpful and reliable. Tenzing's English was excellent and his knowledge extensive.  He was very patient and happy to ask our many questions!

Thank you again - We would definitely recommend booking a holiday to Tibet with you to any of our friends.

Best wishes

Lynn

 November 22, 2019
Hi Wendy,

As my travel consultant, you answered my questions fast and patient enough. Satisfied with the tour you arranged for me. Good choice of activities on the limited time we had overall. Local guides and drivers were excellent, and we felt very safe and looked after at every stage, including pick-ups and drop offs. Hotel choices excellent.

Kind regards

Stephen

 November 20, 2019

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Price notes:

  • 1. based on double occupancy
  • 2. 3 star accommodation level in low season
  • 3. international airfare is not included
  • 4. price is subjected to change according to group size and payment methods