The best trekking near Lhasa would be Tsurphu to Yangbachen Trek as it is just 60km far from Lhasa city. This trek is an ideal choice to everyone who would like to have a short trekking near Lhasa to explore countryside and Tibetan village as well as it combines heavenly lake Namtso. Starting from the seat of Karmapa the Tsurpu monastery the trek leads toward Yangbachen hotspring crossing mangfifient Tibetan landscape and remote villages meeting with Nomads. It is a very romantic and panoramic trek near lhasa perhaps best trekking experience. Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek begins at Tsurphu Monastery walk crosses several alpine valleys like Leten valley, Bartso valley. This trek combines with alpine Valleys and mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, cultural and wilderness.
April to Late November
Detail Outlined Program
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.
Our guide will meet at Lhasa airport and after Check in you will be transfered to the booked hotel.
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing - Visit, Norbulinka, Drepung and Nechung Monastery.
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing - Visit, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and sera monastery.
Day 03: LHASA(3650M) /TSURPHU MONASTERY (4,500M):
Drive to Tsurphu, visit Tsurphu monastery. It is a good place to spend a night acclimating. Check in to Guest House.
Day 04: TSURPHU /LETEN (5,090M) 5 HOUR (11 KM):
Today we start trekking up the Valley. Follow the kora trail 10 minutes west to the Lingka( 4,550m) and continues walking through a rocky gorge to Shupshading ( 4,700m), Leten ( 5,090m) Same valley of drokpa (herders)families . Over night at Camp. ( if you want peace and quite, camp below Leten valley).
Day 05: LETEN (5,090M)/BARTSO(4,950M)6 HOURS (15 KM):
Today we have to trek for 5 hours. After 3 hours walk from Leten, we reach Lasar-la(5,400m) superb views of the surrounding mountains and south side of the Yangpachen valley. Continues trek to Bartso (4,950m). This is small Drokpa village.Overnight at Camp. or similar.
Day 06: BARTSO (4,950M)/DORJE LING NUNNERY (4,474M) 4/5 HOURS (15 KM):
We starts trek towards to Dorje Ling Nunnery passing Tajung(4,660m) , Nyinga Ri(4,800m). The centerpiece of this friendly nunnery, home to 68 nuns, is the red dukhang ( assembly hall). We can camp southwest of the Nunnery, by a small chapel or stay in a room at the Nunnery.
Day 07: DORJE LING NUNNERY (4,474M) YANGPACHEN MONASTERY- 5/6 HOURS ( 15 KM) LHASA (3,650M ) 3 HOURS (90KM ): -
Drive to Yangpachen. Visit Yangpachen monastery. Yangpachen is headed by Shamar Rinpoche (known as Shamapa – wearing a red hat) drive to Yangpachen hot springs ( 07 km ) is great to ease aching body. and further drive to Namtso. Stay at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Namtso Lake - Lhasa Drive (250km) & Lhasa Free day Shopping.
Explore Namtso Lake & Tashi Dho Kora. And Drive back to Lhasa and rest day free for your personal purpose.
Day 09: Free until airport time and transfer to airport for final departure.