Back to the Origin – Lhasa-Tsedang 7 days

    Get off the beaten tracks, explore Tibet's origin in the south. Stretch your legs in the mountains. Enjoy the wild open grassland up north. Overnight by the highest lake with surreal sunset and sunrise, only accessible in summer.

    Day 01: Shanghai-Chengdu-Lhasa-Tsedang

    Altitude: 3,658m-3, 100m.
    Hotel:Yarlung River Hotel (3-star)
    Meal: dinner
    Depart from Shanghai in the morning, fly to Lhasa via Chengdu.   You will be greeted by our guide at the airport and get transferred to Tsedang for about 1.5 hours’ drive. Enjoy the great scene of Yarlung Tsanpo Valley along the way.

    Day 02: Tsedang-Samye-Tsedang

    Altitude: 3,100m.
    Est. Distance:70km, about 1.5 hours’ drive.
    Road Conditions: mostly tar road.

    Hotel: Yarlung River Hotel (3-star) 
    Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Depart from Tsedang in the morning, and visit Tibet’s very first monastery Samye Monastery and the oldest palace Yongbulakang.  Get back to Tsedang in late afternoon.

    Day 03: Tsedang-Yamdroktso-Lhasa

    Altitude: 3,100m-4,441m-3,658m.
    Est. Distance: 330km, about 6 hours’ driving.
    Road conditions: mostly tar road.

    Hotel: Gang Gyan Hotel (3-star)
    Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Leave Tsedang in the morning, drive up the winding roads to the top of Kambala mountain, and view the dazzling holy lake Yamdroktso. Get to Lhasa in the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery which is famous for its ‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating’.

    Day 04: Lhasa

    Altitude: 3,1658. 

    Hotel: Gang Gyan Hotel (3-star)
    Meal:breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street. Have a rickshaw ride in the Old Town for about 20 minutes.

    Day 05: Lhasa-Namtso

    Altitude: 3,658m-4, 718m.
    Est. Distance: 240km, about 6 hours’ driving.
    Road Conditions: tar road, grassland and winding mountain road.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse
    Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Depart from Lhasa in the morning, drive through the vast Dangxumg Grassland and clime over the 5,150m Nagenla mountain.  The first sight of this Sky Lake Namtso leaves you in awe.  Enjoy the sunset by the lake.

    Day 06: Namtso-Lhasa

    Altitude:4, 718m-3,658m. 
    Est. Distance: 240km, about 6 hours’ driving.
    Road Conditions: winding mountain road, grassland and tar road.

    Hotel: Gang Gyan Hotel (3-star)
    Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Watch the sunrise at Namtso.  Drive back to Lhasa, en route visit the Yam Ba Jing Hot Spring. Farewell dinner will be companied by Tibetan folk performance.

    Day 07: Lhasa-Chengdu-Shanghai

    Meal: breakfast
    Get transferred to the airport in the morning, fly back to Shanghai via Chengdu.  End of the tour.


    • all required permits and documents,
    • Shanghai-Lhasa round trip airfare (including tax),
    • English-speaking guide,
    • land transport by jeep,
    • hotel as indicated based on twin-bed room (except the night at guesthouse),
    • 1 night in Namtso guesthouse with sleeping bag,
    • meals as indicated,
    • sightseeing entrance fees,
    • rickshaw ride,
    • Oxygen can to Namtso.


    • bathing fee in Yam Ba Jing Hot Spring,
    • tips,
    • personal expenses like phone bill, laundry etc.

    1. This is a group of 8 people minimum. If less than 8 people book the tour, we reserves the rights of tour cancellation or raising the price.
    2. People who require to have single room occupancy need pay single room supplement.
    3. The schedule and price listed above are subject to minor changes. Please contact us for update.
    4. Hotels proposed in the itinerary are subject to change, but remain the same standard.
    5. People with heart or lung disease, hypertension or serious anemia are advised NOT to enter Tibet. It’s also advised to check with your doctor if you’re not sure of your physical status.
    6. You’re advised to check Payment & Terms before booking.

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