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Nam Tso Lake Trekking

Explore the highest salt lake in Tibet

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11 Days Lhasa to Lhasa

  • Max. Altitude: 5200 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: Apr. to Dec
  • Trip type: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Lodge, camp

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate Plus Level

This trip grade involves trekking up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters for the duration of 15-19 days trip.

Nam Tso Lake is 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 the one of the best place to ride the Horse or Yak and also you can have a cup of tea at their home in tent.

Nam Tso Lake Trekking – Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa: 
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing:
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing:
Day 04: Lhasa - Damxunga:
Day 05: Acclimatization:
Day 06: Trek to herder's camp:
Day 07: Cross Kong La:
Day 08: To Tashi Do and Nam-tso Lake:
Day 09: Namto lake Excursion:
Day 10:
Namto lake to Lhasa:
Day 11: Lhasa - Departure:

Trip cost: In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Nam Tso Lake Trekking – Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Lhasa airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing:
Visit Potola Palace, Johkang temple, and Barkor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing:
Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa - Damxunga:
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.

Day 05: Acclimatization:
Today, explore the nomad camps and a nearby monastery and stay overnight here for acclimatization. We stay at Tent.

Day 06: Trek to herder's camp:
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).

Day 07: Cross Kong La:
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.)

Day 08: To Tashi Do and Nam-tso Lake:
We start our Trekking after breakfast on the way we visit few herders' camps. walking distance 7-8 hrs.

Day 09: Namto lake Excursion:
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.

Day 10: Namto lake to Lhasa:
Drive back to Lhasa, on the way we will visit Tsurpu Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Lhasa - Departure:
After breakfast at Hotel transfer to the Airport for your next destination.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Service Includes

  • 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 Land cruiser 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.

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in cities.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa,
  • 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.

Flight fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.


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 breads. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, 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 & Equipment

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.


Acclimatization

Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except 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 air. Your body needs 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 & 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.


Insurance

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

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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