• ENQUIRE
  • CONTACT
Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Tablet banner5
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4
Mobile banner5

Unlocking Tibetan Spiritual Secrets: A Journey to Nam Tso Lake and Tidrum

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy in major cities and dormitory-style rooms in rural guesthouses. Price includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, Tibet travel permits, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $5,000 PER PERSON
(VIEW MORE DETAILS)

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

COUNTRY

Tibet

INTERESTS

Spirituality

SHARE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Lhasa’s most spiritual sites, including the country’s most sacred temple
  • See if there really are dragons in Namtso Lake
  • Visit historically-important monasteries and nunneries
  • Spend time at the plush St. Regis in Lhasa

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Those who wish to take a closer look at Tibetan spirituality will love this itinerary, designed to satisfy such curiosities. Starting in what is known as the center of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa, the journey will take you from the city’s great spiritual sites, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and more, to the holy waters of Namtso Lake. You’ll continue onwards to Tidrum, stopping in important monasteries and nunneries along the way. You’ll wind up your journey once again in Lhasa, where you can spend a final night at the luxurious St. Regis hotel.

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Lhasa

Arrive in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, where you’ll be greeted and driven to your luxurious hotel, the St. Regis. Along the way, you’ll enjoy your first view of Potala Palace - an important religious site for Tibetans. Once you’re all checked in to your room, you may enjoy spending the rest of the day at your leisure.

DAY 2: Lhasa

Wake up this morning and enjoy a pleasant breakfast at your hotel. Next, you’ll head out into the city, where you’ll start your sightseeing tour with Potala Palace, the one-time home of the Dalai Lama. Continue onwards to Barkhor Square, a bustling pilgrimage site made up of busy, cobbled lanes. Finish off your tour with Jokhang Temple, considered by many Tibetans to be their country’s most important and sacred temple. Overnight once again in your plush room at the St. Regis.

DAY 3: Lhasa

For your final day of touring in Lhasa, you’ll visit the magnificent Sera Monastery, home to hundreds of monks from all over Tibet. Continue your spiritual exploration to Drepung Monastery, which was once the mother temple of Dalai Lamas. If you like, we can also arrange a visit to a local Tibetan family’s house. Alternatively, you may choose to receive sacred blessings from high Lamas.

DAY 4: Namtso Lake

Now that you’re acclimatized to the altitude of the plateau, you’ll take a journey over the northern nomadic grassland, driving along the Qinghai-Tibet highway, where you’ll merge into the Changthang-Northern nomadic plain. From here, you’ll cross the Legan La Pass, 5,190 meters above sea-level. Now you’ll get your first sighting of Namtso Lake, believed by local families to house dragons. If you feel up to it, take a walk around the pilgrimage trail around the hill, fringed by mani-stone walls and mystical caves.

DAY 5: Mt. Gangi Rarwa

Today you’ll embark on a journey off-the-beaten-path, deep into the alpine valleys. You’ll pass isolated villages and nomadic tents, before arriving at Reting Monastery. This historically-important monastery is nestled amongst juniper trees, at the base of Mt Gangi Rarwa. Spend the night at a simple but comfortable local guesthouse.

DAY 6: Tidrum

Hit the road again today, this time for around six hours, tracing the Reting river. You’ll pass Kampa stupas along the way, with beautiful scenes as their backdrop. The Tidrum valley is replete with prayer flags, and famous for its medicinal hot springs. Pay a visit to the nunnery, before checking in to a local guesthouse and resting your head for the night.

DAY 7: Lhasa

You’ll head to Drigung monastery today, perched on a cliff 4,150 meters above sea-level, towering over the valley below. You’ll also see Gandan Monastery, also perched high in the sky - this one, at the top of Wangbur Mountain. You’ll then journey back to Lhasa today, where you can check in to your plush room at the St. Regis hotel once again, ahead of tomorrow’s departure.

DAY 8: Lhasa

Today you’ll check out of the St. Regis and be transported by your guide and driver to the airport in time for your departure flight to wherever you are headed next.

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Honeymoons
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

Golden Eagle’s New Tibet and China Rail Discovery Route Set to Take Off

Golden Eagle’s New Tibet and China Rail Discovery Route Set to Take Off

Author : Travelogues
A new journey from the luxury train brand Golden Eagle takes riders on a journey from Lhasa to Urumqi aboard the Shangri-la Express.
Read More
Tibet’s Second City: Highlights of Shigatse

Tibet’s Second City: Highlights of Shigatse

Author : Jay Tindall
Located at the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Nyang rivers, Shigatse is the ideal spot to overnight on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu...
Read More
From Monks to Michael Jackson:  6 Things to Do in Lhasa

From Monks to Michael Jackson: 6 Things to Do in Lhasa

Author : Jay Tindall
Lhasa makes an ideal springboard to Tibet’s hidden, remote corners. Here are my suggestions for things to do in Lhasa, based on my recent experiences there...
Read More
Dance of the Dunes:  A Journey to Tsetang

Dance of the Dunes: A Journey to Tsetang

Author : Jay Tindall
Tsetang is one of Tibet’s largest cities, and as the seat of Tibet’s ancient emperors, contains significant historical importance. Flanked by Mt Gongbori, in the Yarlung Valley, with colorful prayer flags strewn about, the area is beautiful...
Read More
The Road to Gyantse

The Road to Gyantse

Author : Jay Tindall
They say that travel is not about the destination, but the journey. I learned the true value of this statement on the long road from Lhasa to Gyantse in Tibet.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida
“ All the logistics and ground transportation were executed flawlessly. ”
More Testimonials
Tour Southeast Asia and Japan from the Comfort of a Private Jet
Tour Southeast Asia and Japan from the Comfort of a Private Jet
  by Robb Report
The lost world: Myanmar
The lost world: Myanmar
  by Financial Times

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India
April 15 - May 6, 2018
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
instagram  Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2017 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up