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Yamdrok Lake, also called Yamdrok Yumtso, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is also the holy lake closest to Lhasa. It is an alpine lake with two long arms of water, giving it the shape of a scorpion. It is also surrounded by snow-capped mountains and exudes incomparable sacredness. At a high altitude of 4441m, Yamdrok Lake attracts thousands of visitors every year with its breathtaking beauty. Our Yamdrok Lake day tour brings you to witness this natural wonder you should not miss on your Tibetan trip.

The Yamdrok Lake day tour covers a total of 240km beautiful Tibetan landscape during the round trip. The entire trip will take 8-10 hours depending on traffic. You will spend most of the journey in the car, but also enjoy plenty of leisure time by the lakeside . You can take pictures, hike around, or simply relax by the water and take in the stunning views. Yamdrok Lake day tour is a must-do on during you time in Tibet and it will create memory of your lifetime.

What you can expect

We will leave Lhasa in the morning around 9am. Our local Tibetan English tour guide and driver will pick you up from Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel parking lot on Beijing East Road in the historic center. If you have a special request for meetup location we can happily accommodate that as well.

On your way to Yamdrok Lake, you will enjoy the landscape of the grand Tibetan Plateau and see the living habitat of rural Tibetans. We arrive at Yamdrok Lake before noon. Once there, you can either take a stroll by the lake, climb up to Gambala Pass, enjoy lunch in front of the great view, or ride yaks. You can spend the leisure time any way you want. We will start heading back in the afternoon and arrive at Lhasa around 4-5 pm.

If you feel like spending some time visiting Tibetan rural village or having a unique Tibetan home dinner on the same day, you can refer to our Sambhu Village Tour or Lhasa Food Tour itinerary and customize your Yamdrok Lake tour the way you want!

Available departures

This tour is available every day.
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Service Details

Price includes

  • One licensed tour vehicle (according to final group size)
  • Licensed tourism driver
  • Local Tibetan English speaking tour guide (if there is only 1-4 pax, the driver would be the guide)
  • Bottled mineral water (500 ml) 1 bottle per person
  • Entrance ticket

Price excludes

  • Meals
  • Tibet travel permits-50 USD per person (please book your permits at least 15 working days in advance)
  • Gratuities (optional)