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Tibet- 11 Days Trekking Tour of Namtso Lake

Tibet- 11 Days Trekking Tour of Namtso Lake

Tour Code:TK-05

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Destination:Tibet- 11 Days Trekking Tour of Namtso Lake

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Situated at an altitude of 4718 m Namtso is an extremely beautiful lake with turquoise blue water. HiKing excursion to Namtso lake is getting popular among visitors in Tibet . The lake is 70 km long and 30 km wide and is the biggest salt water lake in Tibet . It has the Nyechen Tangla mountain range(7000 m peaks) on its back ground to enhance its beauty. The wide open spaces around the lake , dotted with the tents of local nomads is interesting to see. The 190 km drive from Lhasa to Namtso lake involves the high Yangpachen pass( 5630 m), so proper acclimatization is very important to do this hike successfully. Never take this trip lightly because it is short. The best season for trekking in Nam Tso Lake is late May to October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. It is a very remote region and all the supplies must be carried by ourselves.

Itinerary Briefing:
Arrive at Lhasa
Day02: Lhasa
Day03: Lhasa
Day04: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Day05: Shigatse- Namtso Lake
Day06: Trekking
Day07: Trekking
Day08: Trekking
Day09: Trekking
Day10: Damxung- Lhasa
Day11: Lhasa dropping off, end the trip.

Day by day Itinerary:

Day01: Shanghai/Beijing/Chengdu/ Xian flight to Lhasa ( 80km, asphalt road, 3595m,  15-19centigrade)    Overnight at Lhasa standard room
- Depature from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu or Chongqing: You will use your copy of your Tibet Entry Permit, your passport and flight ticket change the boarding pass flight to Lhasa by yourself.

When you arrive at Lhasa Gongga airport. Tibet local guide will pick you from airport to Lhasa city. Rest in hotel. 

Day02: Lhasa city tour     Overnight in Lhasa standard room
Morning time visit Potala Palace. Then visit Jokhang Temple, walk around Barkhor Street. 


Day03: Lhasa city tour     Overnight at Lhasa standard room
Morning time visit Norbulingka Palace,afternoon to Tibetan Museum.Night time have chance taste Tibetan cuisine and Tibetan culture show(at your own expense)


Day04: Lhasa- Yamdrotso Lake- Gyantse- Shigatse( 440km, 6 hours driving, asphalt road in good condition , 3700m, 10-17 centigrade)   Overnight at Shigatse
Driving pass Gangbala Mt. which is over than 5000m, then to Yamdrotso lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Arrive at Gyantse, visit Gyantse Kumbum, far view of Gyantse Dzong. Then driving to Shigatse. After lunch visit TashiLumpo Monastery which was Built in1447 , spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas.


Day05: Shigatse- Namtso Lake- Bali Village- Droja Monastery(550km, 7 hours driving, rough road, 4718m)  Overnight in Tent
Head for Namtso Lake by bus. The Mani Gounds and streamers at the pass of Galmud are very splendid. Droja Monastery, which was built in 1716, was the biggest monastery around the lake.


Day06: Namtso Lake-Droja Monastery- Buguzari- Ampa Komlong Island( Trekking)    Overnight in Tent     
Start to trek. Visit the caves in Buguzari, where many animals, plants and special letter-shaped patterns can be seen. Camping.


Day07: Buguzari- Kado Nanka Island- Ampa Komlong Island(Trekking)     Overnight in Tent  
Kado Nanka Island is a holy land, where there are lots of figures of Buddha and cave. There was Kado Monastery on the island but it was ruined during the Cultural Revolution. Fortunately there are the traces. Here is exactly the opposite side of the Mt. Tanggula and there are several grand stone standing so they are called the Gate of Tanggula that are very splendid. We can see many mongolian gazelles.


Day08: Ampa Komlong Island- Jiachangcuiguo- No. 1 Camp(Trekking)    Overnight in Tent    
Jiachangcuiguo Yumen, which means the place to bath, is one of the four famous Yumens of Namtso Lake. It is said that people who bath here can get rid of evils and have good luck. The sand road around the lake many make you tired. Camping.


Day09: No. 1 Camp- Nam Township- Zhaxi Peninsula(Trekking)      Overnight in Tent      
At this moment, you have rounded the lake. Zhaxi Peninsula is the largest peninsula around the lake, which is a tent town now. A great number of Tibetan people from different pastoral areas come here to meet and pilgrimage. It is very lively. Dorm bed.


Day10: Zhaxi Peninsula- Damxung- Lhasa     Overnight in Lhasa           
In the end, you will round the the Zhaxi Peninsula. That is the whole trekking stuff. Then you will drive back to Lhasa.


Day11: Lhasa airport or train station dropping off.
Dropping off end the trip.

Cost description
Group number
(private group)
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons
May - Oct.  /  1280USDP.P.  1520USDP.P.  1210USDP.P.  2005USDP.P.  1920USDP.P.
Nov. - Apr.  /  /  /  /  /  /

If you go between Dec.-Mar. please contact us directly.

This is the suggestive price, please contact us to get the accurate price .


Price Include

1. Tibet Entry Permit
2. Tibet travel permit
3. 5N 3 star standard room; 5N tent
4. Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
7. Travel accident insurance
8. Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
5. Flight & train tickets
6. Entrance fees

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