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Tibet-10 Days Trekking Tour of Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Hotspring

Tibet-10 Days Trekking Tour of Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Hotspring

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Startng City: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou...
Ending City: Lhasa
Duration: 9N10D
Tour Catalog: Every day depature tour
Best Time to Go: April- Oct.
The Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek is an excellent choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Although they have permanent winter homes they spend much of the year camping with their animals. Beginning at Tsurphu Monastery this rugged walk crosses several alpine valleys before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen valley. This is a high elevation trek exceeding 4400m for the entire duration and a maximum elevation of 5300m at the Lasar-la. Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, this trek nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities.

Itinerary Briefing:
Day01: Arrive at Lhasa
Day02: Lhasa
Day03: Lhasa
Day04: Lhasa- Tsurphu Monastery
Day05: Trekking
Day06: Trekking
Day07: Trekking
Day08: Trekking- driver to Namtso
Day09: Namtso- Lhasa
Day10: 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 up from airport to Lhasa city. Rest in hotel. 


Day02: Lhasa ciry tour     Overnight at Lhasa standard room
Morning time visit Potala Palace. Then visit Jokhang Temple, walk around Barkhour 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- Tsurphu Monastery    Overnight at Tsurphu monastery.
Drive from Lhasa to Tsurphu Monastery, it takes about 2 hours, and the altitude will up to 4480m. Today you will be spent acclimatizing further and visiting this Tsurphu Monastery.


Day05: Tsurphu Monastery- Leten(Trekking, 4 hours, 11km)  Overnight in Tent
A spectacular first day of trekking up a green valley crisscrossed with mountain streams. Be on the lookout for various species of mountain goats. Several small nomadic communities camp here for the summer herding months, and you may have a stop into a yak-hair tent for a cup of salt butter tea or some fresh yak milk! Crest the ridgetop four hours later, emerging onto a high plateau with a scattering of rock-enclosed huts, and look for a flat area for camping. From day one, the scenery is breathtaking, classic Tibetan beauty.


Day06: Leten- Bartso(Trekking, 5-6 hours, 15km)  Overnight in Tent Have your first small pass, the Damchen Nyingtri, bear to the left at the cairns at the crest, and descend into a magical valley of lichen-coated boulders, meandering streams and expansive, powder-blue sky. Three hours later, you will cross the Lasar La and descend into the Yangpachen valley, with its wide open plateaus, spiky grass hummocks and tundra-like parched, cracked patches of earth, and head towards Bartso. The views of Brize (translated as female yak herder) and Tarze (horse keeper) are superb, and you will feel safe in the care of the local mountain god, Nyenchen Tanglha. Camp near Bartso, a drokpa (nomad) village of five or six houses, surrounded by the juniper used for incense all over the Tibetan world.


Day07: Bartso- Dorje Ling Nunnery(Trekking, 4 hours, 15Km)   Overnight in Tent
Leaving the village of Bartso behind, head towards a wide trail leading across the valley and over another ridge, from where you will be rewarded with views of Nyenchen Tanghlha (7111 m), the holiest mountain in central Tibet. Emerge at Tajung village, and then climb gently up rolling hills where young nomadic boys and girls picnic on the plateaus as they watch their yaks and sheep graze. The vistas are, again, just amazing! Mid-day, you should reach the small Djore Ling Ani Gompa (nunnery), near which you will set up camp. It is possible that these nuns, some of the friendliest in Tibet, will drag you into the gompa s tea-house and pass around a heaping plate of yak meat (use the bowie knife provided to hack a piece off) before getting into the requisite photo session.


Day08: Dorje Ling Nunnery- Yangpachen Monastery- Yangpachen Hotsprings- Namtso Lake(Trekking, 4 hours,14km) Overnight at Namtso Tent Guest House.
Today walk for three or four hours, following the ox-bow Nyango Chu River snaking its way through the grassy valley, and head for Yangpachen Gompa. This old Kagyupa monastery, with Tibetan mastiffs keeping guard, overlooks part of the Trans-Himalaya range. Landcruiser will wait for at monastery, pick up to have a hot springs at Yangbachen, then drive back to Namtso, enjoy the sunset from Namtso Lake side.


Day09: Namtso- Lhasa( 250km, 3hourse) Overnight at Lhasa
Morning time see the sunrise beside the holy lake , then back to Lhasa.

Day10: 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.  /  1680USDP.P.  1400USDP.P.  1550USDP.P.  1350USDP.P.  1199USDP.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. 4N standard room; 2N guesthouse; 3N 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

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