05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple

Tour Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Tso - Lhasa
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Duration 05 Days
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Accomodation Hotel BB
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Start Lhasa
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
End Lhasa
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Max Altitude 5,100 m
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Best Season April - November
05 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Explore the world’s loneliest Temple
Group Size 1 - 15
Grade Easy

Trip Overview

The Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour provides a chance to explore the sacred Yamdrok Tso Lake and the natural, historical, and cultural wonders surrounding Lhasa. This tour will allow you to witness the breathtaking trans-Himalayan scenery.

The journey starts with sightseeing in Lhasa, which includes Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery. Then, we will travel to Yamdrok Tso Lake, Tibet’s most revered and charming lake, offering stunning views from four distinct viewpoints. This itinerary is ideal for those with limited time and who want to visit Tibet’s natural and cultural beauties simultaneously.

With breathtaking landscapes and its culture and traditions, this is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime tour. We at Tashi Delek have organized the itinerary so that you can quickly enjoy the tour of famous and historical places.

Contact our expert directly to learn more about the packages and customization of itineraries.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover Tibet’s rich history, culture, architecture, and art.
  • Explore Potala Palace; chapels, rooms, and furnishing are worth exploring.
  • Visit the reverent and spiritually serene Jokhang Temple.
  • Witness the debate of monks in Sera Monastery.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive to Yamdrok Lake
  • Stroll along one of Tibet’s beautiful Yamdrok Lake beach
  • Take in the breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake while traversing the S307 pass
  • Witnessing the breathtaking views of the Lhasa city and snow-capped mountains from Drepung Monastery.
  • Visit Barkhor Street, a famous market in Tibet, to get a taste of the native way of life. The Street has numerous shops offering traditional and cultural items.
  • Experience Tibet’s vast, unspoiled environment and the Himalayan panorama.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 01

Fly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa O/N Hotel (BB)

Once you land at Gonggar Airport, one of our representatives will pick you up and drive you to the hotel.

While transported to the hotel in Lhasa, you can enjoy the fantastic view of Tibet’s largest river, the Brahmaputra/Tsangpo River.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02

Lhasa - Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market O/N Hotel (BB)

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up and drive you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Dalai Lama’s winter palace. When first constructed in the seventh century by King Songtsen Gampo, it was considered nine floors high. However, a large fire destroyed the palace in the ninth century. Upon taking power as Tibet’s ruler in the 17th century, the illustrious fifth Dalai Lama built the current Potala Palace. This palace has two halves: the White Palace (built in 1653) and the Red Palace (built in 1694). It is thirteen floors high with over a thousand rooms. This is the most visited and one of the favorite locations in Tibet. Once you reach the top of the Palace, you will be mesmerized by the bird-eye-view of the whole of Lhasa.

Later, we will have lunch and then visit the sacred Jokhang Temple, a 1300-year-old temple. The Jokhang Monastery is supposed to have been constructed for Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti, the two wives of King Songtsen Gampo. It is home to the world’s most valuable life-size figure Buddha statue of the 12-year-old Sakyamuni and the holiest location for Buddhist pilgrims.

We will wrap our day with a visit to Barkhor Market, where we can find handicrafts and gifts from different cultures. We also get to dress in traditional Tibetan attire for a picture. Once you reach Jokhang temple, never forget to stroll around the Barkhor market.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03

Day trip to Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), return back to Lhasa O/N Hotel (BB)

After breakfast, we will visit Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s most beautiful and sacred lakes. Yamdrok-Tso Lake stands at 4400 m and is one of the four holy lakes in Tibet. We will pass through Gampala Pass (4900m) and Nyangchu Valley and view the stunning turquoise-toned lake, which looks even more dazzling during sunlight. We will take a short break on Gampala Pass, enjoy the breathtaking view, click some photos, and then continue towards the shore of Yamdrok Lake.

Several snow-capped mountains encircle this beautiful lake, and we can also view Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), a holy mountain and the highest mountain in the area.

Later, we will get back to Lhasa.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04

Lhasa - Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery O/N Hotel (BB)

In the early morning, you will eat a decent breakfast at your hotel; later, our guide will pick you up and take you to two of the three great Gelug monasteries in Tibet, Drepung and Sera Monastery.

Drepung Monastery, built in 1416 by Jamyang Choeje, was home to 10,000 monks and was the dwelling place and place of burial for the second, third, and fourth Dalai Lama. When the Dalai Lama relocated to the Potala Palace, Ganden Palace became his residence in Drepung. This monastery also offers a bird’ s-eye view of Lhasa.

Later, we will visit another large monastery, Sera Monastery, located at the base of Tatipu Hill. This monastery was established in 1419 by Tsongkapa. Additionally, you’ll see the three Sand Mandalas and a vibrant rock artwork of Buddha. Later, we will visit the Tibetan sacred text printing house. The most fascinating sight in this monastery is the monks’ debate in the courtyard. It has long served as the hub for spreading Buddhist teachings and the enlightenment of several Buddhist masters.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 05

Drive to airport for flight to onward destination

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the Gonggar airport to catch the flight to your home or any other destination.

Please Note

We have updated our dates and price list, which you can find above. But if you cannot find a perfect date for the trip or want to customize it, then you can Contact Us here.

Also, we are offering a discount for those travelers who come in a group of 3 or more. You may also get a discount if you book the trip earlier. Contact Us for more.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers to hotel.
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Private and public vehicles used for the trip
  • Any required permits and entry fees during the trip
  • Professional guide, profound in English, and approved by the Tibetan Travel Bureau.
  • All meals that are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any International flights and China Visa Fee (not included in the trip)
  • Travel and medical insurance or any evacuation during the trip.
  • Any gratitude or tips in any form to guide, porters, or any other.
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, groceries, liquors, etc.
  • Extra day staying or traveling expenses other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen events such as illness or a delayed or canceled flight.

We value your well-being and comfort trip

Surely, you may have researched a lot regarding the trip to Mt. Kailash and have gathered much more information. But, with all the information and your confidence in completing the trip will not be enough. We, our team, and guide with years of experience will do anything to make sure that you are safe and you experience a comfortable travel. Also, we have some other value-added services that will assure you had the perfect trip of lifetime.


Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging on this Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour. We will book you a 3-star hotel for this tour, but if you want a more luxurious one, you must mention it earlier, which may cost you extra.

Hospital and medical facilities

Hospitals and medical facilities are entirely available. This tour is leisurely, and you do not have to walk for hours to get somewhere. Our guides are professionals and ready for any emergencies.

Communication facilities

After you reach Tibet, you’ll need a Chinese SIM card. Once specific procedures are completed, Chinese SIM cards can be purchased and recharged while traveling. Lhasa has internet facilities, but you can also use a Chinese SIM card to connect to the internet.

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