Namtso Lake Tour

Namtso Lake Tour
  • Duration09 Days
  • Max. Altitude4,718 m


Trip Grade:Strenuous (****)

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane


Activity:Cultural Spiritual/ Hiking

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Namtso means heavenly lake. This is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso Lake is the beautiful, turquoise, crystal-clear, blue water lake, situated at an altitude of 4,718 m and it has covered 1961 square km. Hiking to Namtso Lake is the favored among the visitors in Tibet. The salt water lake is 70 km long and 30 km wide. Nyechen Tangla, 7000 m high mountain ranges further beautifies the lake from its background. Namtso has five uninhabited islands of reasonable size and are treasure like for this area. Local Nomads are scattering around the Lake in tents, show their approving smile and wave hands, make this scenario really live.

It is 190 km far from Lhasa to Namtso Lake. It is 4 hours drive and one has to cross the Yangpachen Pass (5,630 m). Proper acclimatization for this hike is necessary. The appropriate time for Namtso trek is late May to October. It is a remote part of the Tibet and one has to carry all the required things.

This is an hour scenic Trans Himalayan flight with majestic view of Mt. Everest and other high and lesser Himalayan peaks. After arrival in Gonggar airport, our English speaking Tibetan Guide will receive you and guide you as per our itinerary.

Trip Highlights

  • An exciting scenic Trans-Himalayan flight with superb mountain views
  • Sightseeing around Lhasa and Famous Monasteries
  • Hike to Namtso Lake crossing Yangpachen Pass (5630 m)
  • Drive to Zhang Mu and exotic land view and cultural activities

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu (1,350 m) to Lhasa (3,660 m)

Day 02:Sightseeing around Lhasa (3,660 m): The Potala Palace, Barkhor & Jokhang Temple. O/N at Hotel

Day 03:Sightseeing in Lhasa (3660m): Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery. O/N at Hotel

Day 04:Drive to Shigatse (3900m) / 250km. O/N at Hotel

Day 05:Shigatse to Namtso Lake (4718m) Bali Village/Droja Monastery. O/N at Camp

Day 06:Drive back to Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo Monastery. O/N at Hotel

Day 07:Drive to Lhatse (4050M) 90km, 3 hrs. O/N at Hotel

Day 08:Drive to Zhangmu (3600m). O/N at Guest house

Day 09:Drive to Kodari – Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Tibet Visa and Permit
  • Transfer by 4WD Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation as per itinerary on B/B basis
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • All necessary transport from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Air tickets Kathmandu to Lhasa one way

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch, Dinner during the tour
  • Personal Expenses like: drinks, telephone, bar bills, laundry etc.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fees
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Extra cost incase for an emergency
  • Tips for the Guide and the driver
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