Nam Tso Lake Trek
It is a very remote area trekking and the trek is named after one of the most famous lakes in Tibet. It is situated in a mountainous area at an altitude of 4718 m. It is about 190 km north of Lhasa. According to Tibetan calendar, the Namtso Lake Fest ...
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|Duration: 13 Days | Trip Grade: Moderate | Maximum Altitude: Namtso Lake 4748m | Starting Point: Tashi Do | End Point: Dhamshung | Number of Pax: 4 + pax | Style of Trek: Hotel & Camp|
It is a very remote area trekking and the trek is named after one of the most famous lakes in Tibet. It is situated in a mountainous area at an altitude of 4718 m. It is about 190 km north of Lhasa. According to Tibetan calendar, the Namtso Lake Festival is held every year and countless pilgrims from far away visit this sacred lake to pay homage. It takes almost a week to trek to this holy lake after crossing Nyenchen Thanglha Mountains. The trek ends at Damzhung valley which is situated just 160km north of Lhasa.
Nam Tso Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m)
On arrival at Gonggar airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel in Lhasa. Rest of the day free for rest and acclimatization Overnight at hotel
Days 02 & 03: Lhasa Sightseeing
With a relaxed pace to allow for the effects of altitude we spend two days in Lhasa and during the period we visit the great Potala Palace the residence of the Dalai Lamas of Tibet; Norbulinka, the Summer Palace; Drepung Sera, two of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Tibet; the Jokhang Temple, the holiest shrine in Tibet; and the bustling Barkhor Tibetan Bazaar. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Trek begins
We drive to Nam Tso Lake and our trek begins from here. Today we will only have a short trek and goes up through a beautiful meadow. We will see a spectacular view en route. Camp.
Day 05: Trek continues
Today we pass through glaciated valley and reach a herder's camp where we camp for the night.
Day 06: Trek continues
We cross a few passes and descend to a broad basin and hike along green meadows.
Day 07: Trek continues
We hike along green meadows and pass through several nomad camps and their herds of animals. We will have lunch en route. We then follow the jeep trail and drive back to Lhasa.
Day 08: Lhasa-Gyangtse (3990 m), 350 km
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m and Karo la (5045 m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day 09: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m), 90 km
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery.Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the second in the Buddhist religious hierachy and Shigatse Market.
Day 10: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Tingri (4350 m)
Drive to Shegar across Tsoula Pass (4500 m) and Gyatso La Pass (5220m). En route visit Sakya Monastery.
Day 11: Shegar-Rongbuk (5050 m)
Drive via Pangla pass (5200 m) to Rongbuk Monastery, world's highest monastery situated at 5200 m. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Rongbuk-Nyalam
After watching sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Nyalam En route visit Milarepa Cave. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13: Nylam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Drive to Zhangmu & Kathmandu. We descend from the high arid Tibetan plateau into the lush greenery of Nepal.
Airport transfers, transport to Lhasa by air and return to Kathmandu by road; Sightseeing as per itinerary, all meals on trek, services of a professional Sherpa team, and all equipment including sleeping/dining/toilet tents, sleeping bags (with inner sheets) and foam mattresses; trek staff insurance. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Lhasa with breakfast English speaking guide in Tibet and all land transportation inside Tibet, trek permit & entrance fees etc.
All arrangements in Kathmandu; Nepali visa and Tibet entry permit, Chinese visa; personal insurance; train tickets, personal tips; unexpected expenses in the event of emergency evacuation and price rises beyond our control.