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Lhasa to Namtsho Lake Trekking

Trip Fact

Trip Mode: On Hotels-Lodge on Namtsho trek.

Trek Grade: Moderate with touch of High Altitude.

Activities: Scenic flight-exciting drive-sightseeing and trekking.

Highest point: Largaen-La at 5,180 m and on top Tashiy Dorje and Chungchhung at 4,720 m high.

Trekking: 01 Nights & 02 Days (Around Namtsho Lake)

In Tibet: 06 Nights & 07 Days.

Total Trip: 09 Nights & 10 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons: April to October includes monsoon months of July and August as well.

  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary


  • Sweeping flight to Lhasa with grand panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest
  • Cultural and Historical tour of Lhasa around places of great importance
  • Tour of Drefung-Shere-Jokhang and Potala Palace including Ganden monasteries
  • Trek on holy areas of Namtsho one of world largest lakes of great religious importance
  • Adventure over scenic high passes with tour of great historical monasteries”

Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour a wonderful combination of exotic destination within Tibet, considered as Roof of The World with vast and high plateau with incredible views of stunning landscapes, lakes and snowcapped peaks.
Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour includes cultural, historical and religious tour around Tibet’s most famous and important sites of Drefung-Shera-Jorkhang-Barkhor square and market with magnificent Potala Palace includes a large monastery complex of Ganden.
Dream Tibet with our well planned trips and adventure includes enough rooms and space for you to acclimatize before heading towards high areas of Tibet taking immense care that you fully enjoy our fabulous Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour in the comfort of nice hotels-lodge and nice scenic drive around Tibet.
Namtsho truly a most beautiful lake considered as salt water lake of 113 k.m length located North East of Lhasa where the nearest town is Tashi do where you find nice comfort in lodge with friendly hospitality of native Tibetan.
Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour beginning from former kingdom of Nepal in Kathmandu with cultural and historical tour around important world heritage sites and then flying into Tibet with breath-taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest.
A pleasant and enjoyable tour of Lhasa led by our expert Tibetan guide and drivers who will take care of you throughout the trip from arrival to departure, from Lhasa heading north east where you can observe rural and country farm life of Tibetans and then tour of great Ganden Monastery before heading towards Namtsho Lake.
Our last part of the adventure with drive, tour and trek around beautiful holy lakes of Namatsho before heading back to Lhasa for scenic flight to Kathmandu on completing a mesmerizing and delightful adventure in Tibet with Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Gongar international airport and drive to Lhasa 3,660 m.

Day 04: In Lhasa with guided tour in Lhasa at places of interest.

Day 05: Drive to Ganden 3,830 m and transfer to local guesthouse or hotel with tour.

Day 06: Drive to Namtsho 3,800 m and to Tashi do - 05 hrs.

Day 07: At Namtsho with Hike around its huge lake.

Day 08: Drive back to Lhasa - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Drive to Gongor airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be received by Dream Tibet guide and staff with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of the city, with time for talks and briefing regarding your stay in Nepal and of Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour with full information of the trip.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
In Kathmandu free day, where you can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, as Kathmandu valley steeped with history and culture with most of the world heritage sites of Pashupatinath a Hindu temple, Bouddhanath Stupa Buddhist sites also known as ‘Little Tibet’ or tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square of old palace courtyard and a temple resident of Kumari (Living Goddess).
Visit Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old also popularly called ‘Monkey Temple’ with free afternoon preparation for Tibet trip and Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour.

Day 03: Fly to Gongar international airport and drive to Lhasa 3,660 m.
Morning as per the flight to Lhasa transfer to Kathmandu international airport, during an hour airborne mind-blowing views of world’s highest mountains with Mount Everest at its closest, this super flight touches down at Gongar Airport which is just an hour drive to Lhasa city. At Gongor airport well received by our Tibetan guide and drivers for pleasant drive into heart of Lhasa city. Afternoon relax at this high altitude of 3,650 m and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where hotels are located.

Day 04: In Lhasa with tour of Lhasa interesting places and Potala Palace.
A day in Lhasa engrossed with interesting tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.
After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.
Next tour of famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.
The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

Day 05: In Lhasa with tour and drive to Ganden Monastery 3,830 m.
Today one of the best way to see Tibetan country landscapes and rural life of villagers with chance to watch Yak grazing on wide open pastureland. Morning a nice drive to Ganden Monastery area, a distance of 45 k.m. towards east of Lhasa, on leaving the main road heading uphill as Ganden monastery located 18 k.m from main highway, on reaching the top sacred ridge of Wangku Ri at Ganden area.
Ganden a foremost monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Yellow Hat),
all Great Six monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung,Tashilumpo, Labrang, Kumbum) are of Yellow Sects, none suffered as disastrously as Ganden during Cultural Revolution when artillery and vast quantities of dynamite where deployed, at present built into its original form after much destruction.
In early time over 2,000 monks lived here; now there are hardly 300 monks, after a nice drive transfer into local hotel or guest house with afternoon tour of Ganden.

Day 06: Drive to Namtsho and to Tashi do.
The drive passes Golmud highway turning north through the rough road passing by Baka-ara and coming to a junction at Largaan Do, drive continues to Largaen-La at 5,180 m is a half an hour climb from the last bridge Namtso lies to the north of Lagan-la, looking like a deep blue iceberg. Although only its eastern is visible through a rounded hills and ridges, it is still impressively huge body of water. The town of Nam Tsho Qu is on the plains to the right east of the lake. The caravan route skirts this end of the lake, entering the low hills beyond for the journey across the northern plateau. There are two way to approach Tashiy Dorje. Both choices take about the same amount of time, on reaching Tashiy Dorje which flat and arid at the shore of lake Namtsho,

Day 07: At Namtsho with Hike around its huge lake.
Today a hike and a trekking with holy circuit around the Tashiy Dorje, Chhungchhung which is about two hour lakeside walk under the sculpted limestone cliffs. The climb to the summit 4,720m takes less than 30 minutes and is best approached from the east side near the mani wall. Piles of carved prayer stones decorate the summit and the views outstanding in all directions. Nam-Tsho's 113 k.m length can now be appreciated, although the far end is still lost from sight. Nam Tsho is considered a salt lake.

Day 08: Drive to Lhasa - 05 hrs.
After a pleasant time at Namtsho holy Lake and visit of Ganden Monastery area, morning drive back to Lhasa on passing farm villages and towns following the Kyuchi (Lhasa) River for some time to reach back at Lhasa.

Day 09: Drive to Gongor airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
After an experience of a lifetime adventure on Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour drive to Gongor airport for scenic hour flight to Kathmandu with super views of Everest-Lhotse and Makalu as the plane lands at Kathmandu airport, and then transfer back to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure and shopping.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful memories of Tibet trip and Lhasa to Namtsho trekking and tour, then transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure homeward ward bound or to respective countries.

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