Private 6-Night Tibet Yamdrok Lake Camping Tour
Visit all the main sights of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery, plus experience the Tibetan countryside on this private 6-night tour. With a private guide and driver, you'll explore World Heritage–listed religious landmarks, spend one night camping at Yamdrok Lake, see a renowned convent, and visit Shigatse to tour Pelkhor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Your guide shares insights into Tibetan culture and history throughout your tour, which includes accommodation, private vehicle, entrance fees and Tibet travel permits.
Your privately guided Tibetan adventure starts in the capital city of Lhasa, stops for a night in a small village on Yamdrok Lake, continues to Gyantse and Shigatse, and then returns to Lhasa.
The first few days are spent in Lhasa so you can become acclimated to the high altitude and see the city’s many monuments. Take it all in during sightseeing activities with your guide, as well as free time in the old city on your own. Then depart the city by private vehicle, marveling at the rural scenery with picturesque temples, monasteries, sacred lakes, small villages and snow-covered mountains.
Accommodation includes 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, plus one night of tent camping next to Yamdrok Lake. Breakfast is included every day, as well as lunch and dinner on Day 4. All other meals are on your own, giving you the flexibility to choose where to eat; your guide can suggest options throughout your trip.
Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for children 6 years and younger"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"On this tour, you will travel to demanding altitudes of approximately 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) above sea level in Lhasa, up to 13,451 feet (4,100 meters) above sea level at Yamdrok Lake and up to 15,420 feet (4,700 meters) above sea level as you cross Kamba-la Pass; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of age, gender and fitness; it is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure, and begin a regular exercise regimen in the weeks leading up to your trip"
"Rest breaks are available at any time throughout the tour if you find the walking to be too strenuous due to the elevation"
"After booking, the local tour operator will send you a packing list and other general information to help you prepare for your trip. You may also request more information about tips and prevention methods for altitude sickness"
"Be prepared for very cold weather; pack warm layers appropriately"
"In warm weather, please dress conservatively; shoulders and knees must be covered"
"There are no luggage restrictions for the trip, but Chinese domestic airlines only allow check in luggage of up to 44lbs (20kg) per person"
"Tour is not wheelchair accessible"
"Camping gear is provided but it is recommended that you bring your own sleeping bag, or purchase one in Lhasa or in mainland China before your tour"
"Food at the campsite is prepared by a cook who brings vegetables and other ingredients from Lhasa"
"There are no restrooms or shower facilities at the campsite; typically a restroom tent is dug in the ground"
"Passport name, number, expiration date and country are required at time of booking for all participants"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Tibet tours must be booked at least 25 days in advance; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour"
"Please note that if your Chinese visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more details"
"If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive"
"If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email"
"If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it"
"Single room or double room accommodation will be chosen at checkout. If a group with an odd number of people chooses double room accommodation, one person will stay in a single room and the extra single room price will be included in the overall price of the tour, single room supplement fee for this tour is USD215."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Hora de Inicio:
Varies depending on your arrival in Lhasa
Duración: 7 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Pickup from Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station on Day 1
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.