Yamdrok lake home stay tour is a very unique and localized Tibetan homestay tour. Tibetan homestay tour explores Lhasa (literally the 'place of the Gods') Lhasa is the center of the culture, religion, politics and administration of Tibet. The Tibetan homestay tour discovers the highlights of the cultural site of Lhasa city including the red and white Palace soaring above the holy city will raise goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavour of traditional Tibetan life.
It is here in front of the Jokang temple, you will witness flickering butter lamps, sweet smelled incense and prostrating pilgrims from all over Tibet and the ancient Bharkor street is the most popular and sacred pilgrimage trail in Tibet and the encircling Bharkor pilgrim circuit that most visitors first fall in love with Tibet. Visiting Drepung and Sera monasteries which are the two largest Buddhist monastic colleges in the central Tibet.
Tibetan home stay tour will continue lead you to Samye monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet, located to the south of Lhasa at the distance of 120km, driving along the Brahmaputra river which starts from the western Tibet near the most sacred mountain of Kailash. The Barhmaputra flows through the western and eastern forest region of Tibet and finally it goes into the bay of Bengal in India. After Samye, start your Tibetan homestay tour in the Do valley through Chedeshol twonship. Passing by beautiful Tibetan farmer's villages and their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses.
Enjoy your first night Tibetan home stay tour in Langthang Dewachen and have a dinner with the family members to have deeper and better understanding of the Tibetan culture and it's people's lives. After having a meaningful night in a Tibetan family, you will trek to Bumthang monastery through beautiful villages. Visit this small monastery and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the whole valley of Langthang Dewachen. Continue driving to Yamdrok lake through Gongkar chode monastery and passing Kyarola pass with an extraordinary overlooking view of Yamdrok lake
and Nojing Kangsang snow mountain from the top of the pass.
During your Tibetan home stay tour, you will enjoy driving around the entire Yamdrok lake and visiting the most remote and less visited part of Tibet, spending a night in a small monastery of Kangru near Yamdrok lake, having beautiful short hiking and trekking around Yamdrok lake and another unforgettable Tibetan home stay night nearby Yamdrok lake and have a Tibetan Momo cooking class with the family members. You will learn how to cook Tibetan Momo from your Tibetan home stay tour which is an amazing experience.
Drive continuously along the Yamdrok lake and reach the junction where you meet the main road to Gyantse and Shigatse, continue to the west, crossing Karola pass, over 5000m and beautiful Karola glacier and Nojing Kangsang snow mountain on the way when you are driving to Gyantse. On the way, you will visit Ralung monastery which is just after Karola pass, you will turn left from the main road for Ralung monastery. Trekking to Ralung monastery for 2 hours and visit the monastery. After visiting Ralung monastery, you will continue to Gyantse at the distance of around 80km and on the way, you will cross by Simila pass at the elevation of 4300m with a great view of beautiful man made lake.
Gyantse is one of the most beautiful Tibetan traditional towns, visiting Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa, then continue to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet and visiting Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of the Penchen Lama. After Shigatse, you will be driving to Lhasa along the Brahmaputra river which is started from the western part of Tibet near Mount Kailash, it flows via Shigatse, Tsetang, the southern part of Tibet, Kongpo, the eastern forest region of Tibet and finally empties into the bay of Bengal in India. Your Tibet trip
finally ends up in Lhasa and will fly back home.
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|01|| Arrival in Gongkar airport and travel to Lhasa. (3650m/55Km)||Yarlung Tsangpo-Kyichu river and Lhasa city||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|02||Lhasa sightseeing tour||Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor Bazzar||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|03||Lhasa sightseeing tour||Visit Drepung and Sera monasteries||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|04||Lhasa to Samye monastery (3600m/120km)||Excursion to Ganden monastery-Lhasa-Barhmaputra-Samye monastery||Monastery guest house||Local Tibetan||BB|
|05||Visit Samye monastery and hike to Chimpu cave-Samye monastery (3600mts/30Km, 2-3 hours walk )||Visit Samye monatery-Hike to Chimphu cave and the nunnery||Monastery guest house||Local Tibetan||BB|
|06||Samye monsatery-Gongkar Choede-Kyarola La-Drilung village-Rido monastery-Kangru monastery,4580Mts / 190Km/4 hrs drive/ 3-4hrs walk||Samye monastery-Gongkar Choede monastery with it's beautiful wall painting-Yamdrok lake-Kangru monastery||Monastery stay||Local Tibetan||BB|
|07||Drive from Kangru monastery to Rimpo grassland and Yamdrok lake shore-trek along the Yamdrok lake for around 2 hours, again drive to Kha village. 4480Mts 2 hrs drive 3 hrs walk||Rimpo lake shore and grassland-beautiful eastern part of Yamdrok lake-Karmaling grassland-Lhunposhol village-Kah village||Tibetan homestay||Local Tibetan||BB|
|08||Drive from Kha village to Gyantse ( 3950m/ 180km )||Round Yamdrok lake kora-Taklung monastery-Nojing Kangsang snow mountain-Karola glacier-Simila pass-Gyantse||Yuthok Tibetan hotel new wing||Local Tibetan||BB|
|09||Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse. (3900mts/ 90Km )||Visit Palchoe monastery-Kubum Pagoda stupa-Shigatse-Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery-old market of Shigatse||Mansarovar hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|10||Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa (3650Mts/ 280KM )||Shigatse-Brahmaputra river-Qushur county-Lhasa||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel||Local Tibetan||BB|
|11||Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/55km)||Lhasa-Kyichu valley-Barhmaputra-Lhasa airport|
- Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet trip program,
- Breakfast for entire Tibet tour,
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries,
- All necessary Tibet permits,
- 1 Local English speaking Tibetan travel guide,
- Transportation by tourist van
- Yamdrok lake conservation fee
- karola glacier conservation fee
- Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate during the monastery and home stay
- Oxygen in the car incase needed.
- Both international and domestic Air ticket and air tax,
- Lunch and dinner according to the program above
- China visa fee
- Service of Nepal and mainland China side
- Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
- Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
- Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.