Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek

14 Nights 15 Days
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Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek- 14 Nights 15 Days is a kind of full of trekking and driving. Best for those who love to camp and walk in the midst of beautiful mountains, up and down the hills, this tour offers you a great prospect to get along with nature. The whole time you are on this tour; you will be very close to nature and you will practice a feeling second to no other when you watch the wonderful view of Namtso Lake. During this Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek, you walk and drive along the beautiful turquoise lakes in the highest part of the world and when you move through the glacier valley in the Tibetan Plateau. Also, you can take your flight back to another destination from Lhasa if you no longer wish to drive to EBC via friendship highway, and this shortens your trip as well.


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Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Trip Ends in: Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Activities: Trekking

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

    This day you will fly form Kathmandu to Gongkar airport, over the greatest mountains in the world, absorbing their timeless beauty. Upon the arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will rest and get acquainted with the Tibetan Environment.

  • Day 2-3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

    The second and the third day of the tour are dedicated to the Lhasa city and its marvelous architectural beauty. You will be visiting the Jokhang temple, Sera and Drepung monasteries and Potala Palace along with the Barkhor Street and the Lhasa streets. Jokhang temple which was constructed back ion 7th century attracts hundreds of tourist every year. This temple has a very huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet. Sera and Drepung monasteries were founded in 1419 which are actually numerous white temples and Buddhist buildings in the foot of a rocky hill. Back in its days, Drepung monastery use to have 8,000 monks to teach traditions of Vajrayana, Mahayana, and Sutrayana, the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Potala palace with 1000 rooms and 13 stories to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet. Elegantly decorated with hundreds of Thangka paintings, frescos and images created hundreds of years ago the Potala palace is a perfect example of how ancient monuments should be preserved.

  • Day 4: Begin trek in Damsung in Tibet

    This is the day you will begin your trek. After a drive along the Tibet-Qinghai highway to Yangpachen and further to Damsung which is at the altitude of 4130m, we will have a short hike through the beautiful Tibetan meadow and call it a day and camp. We will also visit a monastery on the way.

  • Day 5: Trek through Glaciated Valley (7-8 hrs) 

    This day consists of 7-8 hours trek. In this day we pass through glaciated valley and herder’s camp where we’ll camp for the night.

  • Day 6: Trek cross through Kong La (6-7 hrs) 

    Descending to the Broad Basins and hiking along green Tibetan Meadows, today we will cross the Kong La from where we can have a amazing view of Namtso Lake and Nyenchen Thangla Ranges.

  • Day 7: To Tashi Do and Namtso Lake (7-8 Hrs)

    His day we get to witness the nomadic camps and their herds of animals as we hike through green carpet of grasses. We will have a lunch by the lake and follow the jeep trial all the way to Tashi Do hermitage and finally camp at the end of the day.

  • Day 8: Rest and exploration day at Tashi Do

    This day is put aside for self exploration of Tashi Do Hermitage and the lake.

  • Day 9: Namtso - Lhasa

    We drive back to Lhasa via Yangbachen. Spend the night at hotel.

  • Day 10: Lhasa-Gyangtse (3990 m), 350 kms

    This we will 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 11: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m), 90 kms

    On the 11th day we will drive to Shigastse and on the way we will visit Shalu Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. Panchen Lama is considered second highest Buddhism Tutor in Tibet after Dalai Lama.

  • Day 12: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri(4350 m)

    Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) and Gyatso la pass (5220 M). En route visit Sakya Monastery.

  • Day 13: Shegar-Rongbuk(5050 m)

    Drive via Pangla pass (5200 M) to Rongbuk Monastery which is the world’s highest monastery situated at 5200 M. we call it a day and rest in Rongbuk Guest House.

  • Day 14: Rongbuk-Nylam

    We will get a fabulous opportunity to watch sunrise over Everest in the Ronbuk which is about 4 Km away from the northern base camp of the Everest. After watching sunrise over Everest, we drive on to Nylam and settle there for the night.

    {You will drive back to Lhasa because of border closure due to numbers of earthquakes in 2015 and it will be resumed once border is open.}

  • Day 15: Nylam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu

    On the final day of this tour we will drive to Zhangmu and on to Kathmandu. On the way we aill stop by to visit Milarepa Cave. Descending from the high Tibetan Plateau to the lush greenery of Nepalese country side will be the perfect ending of this fantastic tour.


  • All necessary Tibet Travel permit
  • Accommodation in Hotel, Guest House, and Tent Camp Basis
  • All transfers by Deluxe land cruiser (04 pax in each)
  • One Tibetan English speaking tour guide
  • One Supporting Sherpa and cook during trekking
  • All conservation entry fees for clients & Sherpa
  • Meal Plan on Full board Basis (B/L/D) during stay in Camp and B/B basis during stay in Hotel or Guest House
  • All Sightseeing and Monastery Entrance Fee
  • All trekking equipment


  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Hotel or Guest House
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry, Telephonic service
  • Personal Expenses and Bar bill
  • Tips for Supporting Staff
  • Any extra cost due to weather of political related problem
  • International air tickets fee, Airport tax, China visa fee, Nepal entry visa fee, tips, hard drinks or any extra drinks

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