Namtso lake trek itinerary, cost, map & difficulty details

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Amazing Namtso lake trek in Tibet

The Namtso Lake trek comprises of trekking across the Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain as well as shores of the Namtso Lake. This trek starts and ends at Damshung valley. Damshung valley is 160 Km north of Lhasa. The trekkers take the Trans Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Tibet - Where is Tibet located

Namtso Lake is one of the most famous holy lakes in Tibet. In Tibetan language Namtso lake means “Heavenly Lake”. This lake is a very important pilgrimage sight in Tibet. The Namtso Lake is a sanctuary of many different species of local birds as well as migratory birds. This is the second largest saltwater lake in Tibet. The Namtso Lake trek takes 6 to 7 days. Namtso Lake is about 70Km long and 30Km wide.

From the city of Lhasa, the trekkers can easily reach this Lake. The trekkers first climb the Damzhung valley via Largen-La which is at a height of 4970m. From Largen La, they get down to Tashi do hermitage and then reach the Namtso Lake. The trekking trail passes through the remote regions of Nyenchen Thanglha and the Kang La pass this is at a height of 5150m.

Trekking in Tibet offers highly spectacular views of the Himalayas, the grand Buddhist monasteries and the high plateau and the trekkers get the opportunity to meet the very interesting people of Tibet. Trekking in Tibet is one of the greatest travel experiences one can have the world over.

Tibet borders with India, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal. The Tibetan Plateau with an area of 1.22 million sq km is surrounded by the highest mountains. The Himalayas is to the south of Tibet and Karakoram to the west. Kunlun is to the north of Tibet. Tibet is the highest country in the world with an average elevation of 14000 feet.

The great rivers like Indus, Mekong and Brahmaputra have their headwaters in Tibet. Tibet has a unique ecosystem thanks to the high mountains, plains and forests. In Tibet, one can view rare wildlife like blue sheep, Tibetan wild ass and the snow leopard. Nam Tso Lake is the sanctuary of many species of migrating birds and local birds; it is easily accessible from Lhasa a popular excursion destination among Tibet travelers
Namtso lake trek offers fantastic views of Mt. Nying Cheng Thangla (7210m) In addition to enjoying the stunning beauty of the lake and the surrounding grasslands. Tibet offers very great trekking facilities. The various aspects of Travel in Tibet make it so exciting.

They include climbing the mountains, visiting the beautiful monasteries, horse-riding across the green meadows and hiking through the holy snow mountains as well as the awe-inspiring national parks. Tibet offers some excitement for everyone. Those who have no trekking experience also can enjoy Namtso lake trek in Tibet. Proper acclimatization and previous alpine walking experience is required.

Best time if the year for Namtso lake trekking are late May to October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. Explore cultural and heritage sites of Lhasa then trek to Namtso Lake; remember us to organize this trip as per your desire and duration of holidays.

Namtso lake trek itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, after arrival in Nepal airport our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Namtso Lake trek.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, explore around Lhasa.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa-Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa-Drepung and Sera Monastery.

Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Damshung.

Day 07: Trek from Damshung to Namtso Lake.

Day 08: Rest and exploration day at Tashi Do

Day 09: Drive back to Lhasa via Yangbachen.

Day 10: Drive from Lhasa to Gyangtse (3990 m)

Day 11: Drive from Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m)

Day 12: Drive from Shigatse to Lhatse via Sakya Monastery.

Day 13: Drive from Lhatse to Tingri.

Day 14: Drive from Tingri to Zhangmu.

Day 15: Cross China border then drive to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.

Day 16: After this amazing Namtso Lake trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Service include

#Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle

#Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 Nights twin sharing with breakfast

#Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

#Domestic flights and airport taxes

#All meals and accommodation during the trekking period

#An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal

#Highly experienced trekking staffs

#All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes

#Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, medical kit etc

#Travel and rescue arrangements

#Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant

Service exclude

*Travel Insurance of Guest

*Personal expenses bar bill and beverages

*Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu

*Emergency evacuation cost in case of emergency

*Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary

*Pony hiring cost

*Trips for Driver and staff

Trip note

Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety, it is our paramount concern. When you are planning Namtso lake trekking trip to Tibet, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that group leader has the authority to cancel any part of Tibet, Namtso lake trek itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required. Otherwise group leader follow the above itinerary. Namtso lake trekking can be operated in camping basic on request. Before departing to Tibet Consult your personal Doctor and check your health condition, involve in regular physical exercise, reduce drinking alcoholic beverage and smoking habits also.

Additional information

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Holiday Trip Fact

Price: On request
Grade: Moderate
Season: April to November
Duration: 16 Days
Operation: Lodge / Camping
Activities: Trekking, sightseeing
Group Size: Min 4
Highest access: Gyatso la 5220 M
Start From: Kathmandu
Ending at: Kathmandu