Tibet Shalu Monastery to Nartang Monastery(9days)

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In this 9 days tour,you will see not only many beautiful palces in Lhasa,but also you can see Shalu Monastery,Ngor Monastery,Nartang Monastery,Tashilunpo Monastery and have many trekkings around these famous monasteries. This two or three days walk is a good opportunity to get a feel for trekking in Tibet. The two passes en route, Showa-la and Char-la, are not panicularly high or difficult and the trail heads are easily accessible from Shigatse. This trekking begins at the historic Shalu Monastery and traverses west over a couple of small ranges to Ngor Monastery. From Ngor it is a downhill slog to Nartang Monastery. The route passes through several villages as well as uninhabited dry canyons. It is about a 10 hours walk to Ngor from Shalu, which is best divided into two days and another seven hours from there to Nartang. This trekking tour can be done from April to the end of October.
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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

Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing

Visiting Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery,Overnight at Lhasa.


Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa / Yamdrok-tso / Gyantse

Heading 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 Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumpum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. Overnight at Gyantse.

Day 5: Gyantse / Shalu Monastery / upper Lungsang, trekking 5-6 hours, 14km

Driving to Shalu Monastery from Gyantse, only 70km away. Visit Shalu Monastery. Then start trekking. Camping


Shalu Monastery

Day 6: Upper Lungsang / Ngor Monastery, trekking 4 hours, 8km, camping
Day 7: Ngor Monastery / Nartang Monastery / Shigatse, trekking 5 hours, 18km

Today trekking from Ngor to Nartang by passing several villages, saddles, and one electric utility. After arriving at Nartang Monastery, our driver will pick you up to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse ( Manasarovar Hotel or Shigatse Hotel).

Day 8: Shigatse / Tashilhunpo Monastery/ Lhasa

Visiting Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, afternoon drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.


Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 9: Leaving Lhasa

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

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