Trekking to Lhasa

Trip Overview

We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from anywhere. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or any nearby hub. You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters).

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa 

Day 3 Drive to Tingri (4390m) 304 km. 

Day 4 Trek to Lung Thang [4510m] 

Day 5 Trek to Lamna La [5150 m] 

Day 6 Trek to Zommug 

Day 7 Trek to Rongbuk (5000m) 

Day 8 Drive Base Camp to Shigatse 3900m

Day 9 Drive Shigatse to Lhasa  /hotel

Day 10 Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)
We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from anywhere. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing , Shanghai, Xian or any nearby hub. You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes around an hour to reach the old city. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy. Drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa 
After an early breakfast, you will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see the best of Tibetan art. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Later in the day you will visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses.
Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square and Jokhang temple provides yet another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy Barkhor Square, the nerve centre of Lhasa. After the day’s tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Day 3 Drive to Tingri (4390m) 304 km. 
After breakfast, you will drive to Tingri.

Day 4 Trek to Lung Thang [4510m] 
The trail heads away from Tingri plain towards Cho Oyu. As you near the village of Chholung, a small Gompa is visible. Further on, barren plains open up. Amazingly, even in these barren fields local villagers yield good harvest of barley. Mostly, you will find herders in this territory. You can select a superb campsite at Lung Thang to spend the night.

 Day 5 Trek to Lamna La [5150 m] 
As you ascend to Lamna La pass at 5150m, you may find the trail quite strenuous. But as soon as your eyes bask in the splendor of majestic vistas of surrounding mountain peaks, you will realize that this trek has indeed been very self-rewarding and worthwhile. Camping atop this pass dwarfs other materialistic pleasures.

Day 6 Trek to Zommug 
Further away from Langma la pass, you have to take steep descent through verdant vegetation. En route, you encounter yak herders. The trail continues towards the whitewashed walls and barren fields of Zommug village. Amazing vistas of Mount Everest and Gyachung Kang visually rejuvenates you as you enter Zommug. Since lands being infertile are unable to yield agricultural crops, local villages are largely dependent on animal husbandry for livelihood. At a superb location, you will camp for the night.

Day 7 Trek to Rongbuk (5000m) 
As the morning seeps in, you march towards Rongbuk. Within few hours along Rongbuk Glacier, North Face of Everest becomes visible flaunting its unparalleled beauty. Rongbuk Monastery lies ahead 15 kilometers below Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 4980 m, at the foot of the Rongbuk Glacier.In a way, Rongbuk is regarded as a gateway to Mount Everest. From this outstanding location you get breathtaking views of the magnificent Mount Everest.

It is a 9 km walk along dirt road to the base of Mt. Everest. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you.

Day 8 Drive Base Camp to Shigatse 3900m
You take a 215 km drive from Base Camp to Nyalam along Friendship Highway traversing past Pang La pass. On the way you can halt at Tingri for lunch. Further away amidst the stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks, you accelerate past Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. The trail further commands far-reaching views of enchanting Shishapangma, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar enchant as you leave behind arid Tibetan Plateau. The route then progresses towards pristine and fortified town of Nyalam where you can find a suitable accommodation at a hotel.

Day 9 Drive Shigatse to Lhasa  /hotel

Day 10 Departure
Fly to Kathmandu/Beijing or train to Chengdu/Shanghai/Xian/Xining/ etc.

Detail Itinerary

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1. Service Includes

1) Accomodation (Hotel) with breakfast in Lhasa & surrounding as per itinerary
2) Tibet Travel Permit
3) Monastry entry permit
4) English spoken Tibetan guide
5) 4500 landcruiser
6) One truck for 4 pax above trip
7) All trekking equipment like tent, mattress, cooking pot & —-
8) Food during the trek period, cook will be managed for fresh food.

2. Service Excludes

1) Lunch & dinner during the tour
2) Insurance in case of emergency
3) Nepal entry visa fee
4) Additional expenses due to natural and political causes

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Trip Overview

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  • Trip Region: Other Region
  • Trip Start From: Lhasa
  • Trip End In: Lhasa
  • Activity Level: Easy Trek