Best Trekking Near Lhasa

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.

Duration: 9 Days

Primary activity: Tsurpu to Yangbachen Trek

Group size: 1 to 15+ Person

Country: China

Arrival on: Lhasa

Meals: BB in Lhasa / AP while trekking

Trip Code: TH-TB-C107

Secondary activity: Lhasa sightseeing

Max-Altitude: 5090m

Departure from: Lhasa

Trip grade: Moderate

Accomodation: 3* Hotel in Lhasa / Guesthouse in Namtso / Caming during trekking.

Best Season

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.  

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.

Price Includes:

  • Necessary all Tibet permit
  • All camping equipment
  • All cooking equipmentWell trained western cook with kitchen helper
  • Camping supporter Crew
  • English speaking Local Tibetan Guide
  • All sightseeing tours wherever required
  • All monastery entrance fees
  • Full board food during 5 days trekking
  • Yak and Yak man for Baggage, food, equipment and fuel supply.
  • Transportation by Luxury Jeep
  • And Experience local Tibetan Driver
  • Hotel with daily breakfast while touring

Price Excludes: 

  • Lunch & Dinner while in Tour
  • Any flight and train fare
  • Travel InsurancePersonal expenses
  • Extra bar billEvacuation cost in case of immergency
  • Pony hiring cost
  • Single room or tent suppliment.
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items
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