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Yamdruk Lake Trekking

Witness the crystal clear blue lake of Tibet

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14 Days Lhasa to Lhasa

  • Max. Altitude: 4900 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.

Yamdruk lake trekking is one of the stunning and beautiful treks in Tibet that combines a cultural tour of Lhasa, Nam Tso Lake, Palchoe monastery in Gyangtse, Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse as well as an easy trek around part of Yamdrok Lake from Langthang Dewachen to Kangru, one of the most remote monasteries in Tibet. Yamdrok Lake, to the south of Lhasa at the altitude of (4,488m), is one of the four biggest holy lakes in Tibet. This lake has eleven arms and is surrounded by villages, living off both farming and some livestock, including yaks. Yamdruk lake trek can start from both cities either from Kathmandu or Lhasa.

Yamdruk Lake Trekking – itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Gonggor airport (Lhasa) 3650m, meet Alpine Eco Trek's guide and transfer to Lhasa city.
Day 02: Am visit Potala Palace and pm Jokang temple and ancient Barkhor market.
Day 03: Am visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.
Day 04: Drive to Namtso Lake (4-5hrs drive/4718m).
Day 05: Drive back to Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Lang Thang Dewa Chen (3hrs/3900m)
Day 07: Trek to Lhema Chen (4600m/3-5hrs).
Day 08: Trek to Kangru monastery (4400m) via pass called Jeshul la (4900m/5hrs).
Day 09: Trek across the Kangru village - Kangmar vilagea and then to Tsayul village.
Day 10: Drive to Gyagtse along the lake Yamdrok via many beautiful villages
Day 11: Am visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then drive to Shigatse
Day 12: Am visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and pm Old market of Shigatse.
Day 13: Drive to Lhasa along the Bharmaputra River (4-5hrs drive).
Day 14: Drive to Airport, fly to Kathmandu or mainland china.

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.

Yamdruk Lake Trekking – itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Gonggor airport (Lhasa) 3650m, meet Alpine Eco Trek's guide and transfer to Lhasa city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Am visit Potala Palace and pm Jokang temple and ancient Barkhor market. Hotel

Day 03: Am visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. Hotel

Day 04: Drive to Namtso Lake (4-5hrs drive/4718m). Overnight at guest house

Day 05: Drive back to Lhasa. Hotel

Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Lang Thang Dewa Chen (3hrs/3900m) enroute Dopue Chokor monastery and trek to Gyawo Nong as an acclimatization (1hrs/3950m)

Day 07: Trek to Lhema Chen (4600m/3-5hrs). Camp

Day 08: Trek to Kangru monastery (4400m) via pass called Jeshul la (4900m/5hrs). Camp

Day 09: Trek across the Kangru village - Kangmar vilagea and then to Tsayul village. Camp near by the lake Yamdrok (3-5hrs/4250m)

Day 10: Drive to Gyagtse along the lake Yamdrok via many beautiful villages with a fantastic view of Rido Island and mount Noejin Kangsang and it's glacier (6-5hrs drive/3950m). Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Am visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then drive to Shigatse (1-5hrs drive). Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Am visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and pm Old market of Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 13: Drive to Lhasa along the Bharmaputra River (4-5hrs drive). Overnight at hotel.  

Day 14: Drive to Airport, fly to Kathmandu or mainland china.

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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