1 day Lhasa - Yamdrok Tso Lake tour

This short tour will take you to Yamdrok Lake, which is one of (3) Holy Lakes in Tibet, but only 2 hours' drive from Lhasa. At the Lake side you will visit Samding monastery, and one of the local Tibetan families to touch the real Tibetan life.
1 day
Trip code
From ¥ 1,000 per person
This day trip is accessible for seniors as well as kids, a 2.5 hours' drive brings you to Kampala pass to have the first glimpse of the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok and the snow-capped Mt. Nojin Kangtsang. Combining with a visit to Samding Monastery, which is a Kagyupa sect monastery with 300 years.
Day 01 :
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4441m] / Tibetan local family visiting / Lhasa, 300KM , 5-6 hours' drive

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Descend to the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake and drive to Samding monastery along the lake shores. Samding monastery is on a ridge that separates the northern arm of the lake from Dumo-tso, it provides excellent view of the Dumo plain and the mountains to the south. If you are pretty fit, then you can consider to hike from Nangartse county to Samding, which should take about 1-2 hours. Then drive back to Lhasa.

Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

Domestic travel accident insurance.
Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
All required government taxes and fees.
2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Hotel in Lhasa.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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Tue, 04/24/2018

We are 2 adults arriving to Lhasa May 18th (afternoon) and leaving on May 20th (afternoon). We'd like to get 1day tour and the rest time just wolk around Lhasa. Of course, Permit to Tibet for us also is needed. Could you please provide prices and conditions. Thanks.

Tue, 07/25/2017

I'm interested in the YAMDROK TSO LAKE DAY TOUR. I would like to know the price for 1 adult male.
I'll be in Lhasa from September 12th - 16th. The tour can be on September 14th or 15th.
I will need a Tibet travel permit for my entire stay as well!
Thanks and look forward to hear back from you!

Replied by
Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Tue, 07/25/2017

In reply to by PHIL LUANGRATH (not verified)

Hi Phil,

This is Alice from Windhorse Tour, thanks for contacting us!

I have sent some tour proposal and quotation to your e-mail, please kindly check it. I look forward to your reply!

Best regards