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Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek

This is a tour full of trekking and driving. Perfect for those who love to camp and walk in the midst of beautiful mountains, up and down the hills. This trek is a great way to explore and be with the nature. You can watch the sunset in Everest, walk and drive along the great lakes at the top of the world. This tour is perfect for an adventurous family or a group of people who love to explore together. This trek is a combination tour of Lhasa and various famous places inside Tibet.

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Outline Itineraries:

Day 01: Arriving Lhasa

Day 02-03: Lhasa

Day 04: Damsung

Day 05: Herder’s camp

Day 06: Namtso Lake

Day 07: Tashi Do and Namtso Lake

Day 08: Tashi Do

Day 09: Namtso - Lhasa

Day 10: Lhasa-Gyangtse

Day 11: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse

Day 12: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri

Day 13: Shegar-Rongbuk

Day 14: Rongbuk-Nylam

Day 15: Nylam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu

Detail Itineraries:

Day 01: Arriving Lhasa
Fly from Kathmandu to reach Lhasa and let your body adjust to the high altitude. Take rest, drink plenty of fluid and simply stroll around your hotel to get ready for the trek.

Day 02-03: Lhasa
Lhasa is a big city and has lots to offer. It deserves at least three days of attention. You can visit various places while in Lhasa.

Potala Palace: Political and religious centre of Tibet, Potala palace is one of the most beautiful monuments. With 1000 rooms and 13 stories to explore, this is probably the most popular tourist attractions 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.

Jokhang Temple: Jokhang temple which was constructed back in the 7th century attracts hundreds of tourists every year. This temple has a very huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet.

Sera and Drepung monasteries: 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 used to have 8,000 monks to teach traditions of Vajrayana, Mahayana, and Sutrayana, the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism.

Norbulingka palace: Constructed by the 7th Dalai Lama, Norbulingka Palace is not just one palace. This is a huge garden with numerous palaces built by many Dalai lamas in different period of time.

Barkhor Market, the busiest place in Lhasa and offers anything you want to buy. Here you can buy Tibetan Souvenirs to take back home.

Day 04: Damsung
Begin your trek. Drive along the Tibet-Qinghai highway to Yangpachen and further to Damsung which is at the altitude of 4130m. Later, you will have a short hike through the beautiful Tibetan meadow and call it a day and camp.

Day 05: Herder’s camp
Day consists of 7-8 hours trek. You will pass through glaciated valley and herder’s camp.

Day 06: Namtso Lake
Descending to the Broad Basins and hiking along green Tibetan Meadows, today you will cross the Kong La from where you can have a amazing view of Namtso Lake and Nyenchen Thangla Ranges.

Day 07: Tashi Do and Namtso Lake
You get to witness the nomadic camps and their herds of animals as you hike through green carpet of grasses. We will have a lunch by the lake and follow the jeep trail all the way to Tashi Do hermitage and finally camp at the end of the day.

Day 08: Tashi Do
You will explore around Tashi Do Hermitage and the lake the entire day.

Day 09: Namtso - Lhasa
Drive back to Lhasa via Yangbachen. Spend the night at hotel.

Day 10: Lhasa-Gyangtse
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass (5050 mts) and Karo la (5045 m) passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery.

Day 11: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse
Drive to Shigastse and visit Shalu Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. Panchen Lama is considered as the second highest Buddhism Tutor in Tibet after Dalai Lama.

Day 12: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri
Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) and Gyatso la pass (5220 M). En route visit Sakya Monastery.

Day 13: Shegar-Rongbuk
Drive via Pangla pass (5200 M) to Rongbuk Monastery which is the world's highest Monastery situated at 5200 mts.

Day 14: Rongbuk-Nylam
Watch sunrise over Everest in the Ronbuk which is about 4 Km away from the northern base of the camp of the Everest. After watching sunrise over Everest, drive to Nylam and settle there for the night.

Day 15: Nylam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu
On the final day of this trek, you drive to Zhangmu from Nylam and to Kathmandu from there. Visit Milarepa Cave while on your way. On this day, you get to descend from the high Tibetan Plateau to the lush greenery of Nepalese country side.

Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek Highlights

Tibet Trekking :
Lhasa Namtso Lake Trek

Cost Includes

  • Lodging and fooding during the entire trek.
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees.
  • Transportation
  • Travel and Trekking permits

  • Trekking equipments including mattress and tent
  • All arrangements to carry your luggage

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal re-entry fees
  • Laundry, telephone and bar bills, gratuities
  • Medical fees in case of emergency
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any expenses due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

Upon Arrival

When you arrive at Tribhuban International Airport, our staff will greet you and transport you to your accomodations. After resting, the next day you will have a sightseeing tour of the city's most influential cultural landmarks. Before departing for your trek, we will review your itinerary, introduce you to your guide and help with the final preparations for your journey.


You will be spending four nights at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast and while Everest Base Camp Trek, we provide the best available lodges/guesthouses on a twin-sharing basis. We provide private bathrooms with hot shower whether possible normally at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.

Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible.

Meals and Drinking Water

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. During the Everest Base Camp Trekking; your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

The general travel information that may help your journey to and through Nepal make comfortable and hassle free.

Visa requirement:

Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

International flight accessibility to Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal situation in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal.

Flying From Europe: Best connecting to Kathmandu are Silk Air via Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha, Thai Airways via Bangkok, Dragon Air via Hongkong. Flying From USA: North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal Airlines (RA) to Kathmandu.

Flying From Australia: Silk Air and Dragon Air connect directly to Kathmandu or fly by Quantas to Bangkok and connect with Thai Airways to Kathmandu.

Airport tax: Airport tax is not applicable for international flight. NRP 200 per person per sector is payable for domestic flight only.

Customs Formalities

All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs of the port of entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. The duty on articles brought by the visitor varies according to the volume and value of the goods. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotic, arms, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to fill up disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.

Green Channel

Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.


Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarettes (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.


It is illegal to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. 1 Nepal Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 500, 1000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the foreign exchange counters at the airport. It is advised to exchange foreign currency only through the banks and authorized forign exchange. Daily foreign rates as determined by Nepal Rastya bank are published on daily newspaper or its official site www.nrb.org.np

Travel Insurance

It is strongly advised to have travel coverage insurance while traveling to Nepal. You should leave a copy of your insurance while you are away on tour.

High Altitude sickness:

Whilst on the trek, one can suffer mild to serious symptoms of high altitude sickness which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Major initial symptoms of high altitude sickness are Nausea, vomiting Loss of appetite, Insomnia/sleeplessness, Persistent headache, Dizziness, light headedness, confusion, Disorientation, drunken gait, Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs, Slight swelling of hands and face, Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity, Reduced urine output. Symptoms of AMS can appear at altitude above 300 meters. As we ascend in the mountain, air pressure becomes thin and consequently the amount of available oxygen also falls. Adequate acclimatization is always recommended in the mountain. Plenty of daily liquid intake is essential to minimize AMS effect. Our trekking team crews also carry First aid Kit along with them. In case of any difficulty When trekking in the Himalayas, you will be suggested to halt the trek rest at the guesthouse or if the symptoms cause any serious concern, it is necessary to descend to the lower altitude. In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted to Kathmandu city for further treatment.

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