Nam Tso Lake Trekking

Duration: 11 Days   |   PhotosDownload

Trekking to Nam Tso Lake, this is the second biggest salt lake and one of the holy and beautiful lakes in Tibet. Situated around 250 km to the north of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, it offers splendid views of Mt. NyingCheng Thangla (7210m.

In addition to enjoying the stunning beauty of the lake and the surrounding grasslands and mountain peaks, you can also visit Tibetan nomads' tents and ride a horse or yak around the Lake. This is one of the best place to ride Horse or Yak and also you can have a cup of tea at their home in a tent. 


Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa:

Lhasa Airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

Visit Potola Palace, Johkang temple, and Barkor Market. Overnight at Lhasa. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, overnight at Lhasa. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

After breakfast we Drive about 3 hrs to Damxunga via Yangpachen Hot spring and begin trek. Alpine Eco trek’s staff will fix the tented camp. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Damxunga

Today, explore the nomad camps and a nearby monastery and stay overnight here for acclimatization. We stay at Tent. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Damxunga

After breakfast we start trekking about 7-8 hours, We cross several rivers on horseback; trail passes through sparse vegetation, rocky terrain, hummock fields, meadows and wild flowers. Camping at herder's camp at 4, 725m (15,500ft).

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:herder's camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4725m

Conquer Kong La (17,187 ft) with spectacular views of Namtso Lake, Tibet's second largest saltwater lake with a surface area of 798 square miles. Descend to a broad basin of red hills and green meadows intersected by large, rolling moraines. Camp at an elevation of about 4, 940m (16,200 ft.)

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Kong La

We start our Trekking after breakfast on the way we visit few herders' camps. walking distance 7-8 hrs. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Nam-tso Lake

Today we explore hermitage cave on the lakeshore, remarkable monastery, also we make short circuit around Tashi Do Chung, and enjoy the view of Nyenchen Tanglha mountain range. Overnight guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Namto lake

Drive back to Lhasa, on the way we will visit Tsurpu Monastery. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

After breakfast at Hotel transfer to the Airport for your next destination.


    • Accommodation on twin sharing BB basis during tour as per hotel plan.
    • Two men a tent with foam & thermal mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, expert Cook & Sherpa during camping.
    • Freshly cooked vegetarian full board meals, continental: - any meals Chinese, Tibetan, and western style.
    • All the sightseeing tours of main cities in Tibet including Lhasa by an experienced English Speaking tour guide inclusive of private vehicle and all entrance fees.
    • Experienced and friendly English speaking Tibetan guide during tour.
    • Supporting Van and truck,
    • Chinese visa fees, Tibet Travel Permit and Monastery entrance fees
    • Basic first aid Medical kit bag
    • Required number of crew during the tour.
    • Enough Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
    • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while trekking.
    • Lunch and Dinner in cities.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc...
    • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
    • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
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    Useful Information

    Food on the trip 

    While staying in cities, every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget Yuan 95 to Yuan 150 (US$15 to US$20) per day. 
    During the camping, your cook will provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by omelets, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3-course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

    Clothing and Equipment 

    During the day a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings. Sleeping bags for the trip also highly recommended. A comprehensive list of equipment will be provided by Alpine Eco Trek once you book your trip. 


    Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to the highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except for Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in the air. Your body needs a few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

    Guide and staffs arrangements

    Throughout your time in Tibet, you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.

    Rescue and Evacuation

    In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.


    Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation.

    Ram Kumar Adhikari
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