Namtso Lake Trekking(12days )

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In this 12 day trip, you will not only visit the the most famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery,but also see Yumbulakang, Trundruk Monastery,and Samye Monastery. You can even do lots of trekking around the monasteries. This trip will give you a vivid image to the real aspect of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Day 1: Getting into Lhasa

Transfer from Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa to your hotel, have a good rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing

Visiting Potola Palace in the morning, Johkang temple and Barkor Market in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa.


Potola Palace

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing

Visiting Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery,Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa/ Tsedang

Visiting Yumbu Lakang Palace, Trandruk Monastery and Samye Temple.

Day 5: Tsedang/ Yamdrok Lake / Shigatse

Up to Kambala pass which is 4794m high, you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso there. It is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then drive back to chushul, along Nepal Friendship way to Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in the afternoon. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 6: Shigatse/Namtso Lake(4718m)/Bali Village/Droja Monastery

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. Camping.

Day 7: Trekking around Namtso Lake-Droja Monastery/Buguzari/Ampa Komlong Island

Start to trek. Visit the caves in Buguzari, where many animals, plants and special letter-shaped patterns can be seen. Camping.

Day 8: Buguzari/Kado Nanka Island/Ampa Komlong Island

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. Camping.

Day 9: Ampa Komlong Island/Jiachangcuiguo/No. 1 Camp

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.

Day 10: No. 1 Camp/Nam Township/Zhaxi Peninsula

At this moment, we 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.

Day 11: Zhaxi

Peninsula/Damxung/Lhasa

In the end, we will round the the Zhaxi Peninsula. That is the whole trekking stuff. Then we will drive back to Lhasa.

Day 12: Leaving Lhasa

Transfer from your hotel to Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa in the morning, trip ends.

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