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Trekking from Namtso Lake to Tashi Peninsula

The Namtso Lake is located  250km northwest from Lhasa. It is the biggest saltwater lake in Tibet, over 70km long and 30km width. This trekking tour will begin from Namtso and to reachTashi. Keep in mind that trekking on the vast northern plains of Changtang demands special preparation, as this is the coldest, most windswept, and most unpredictable part of Tibet. This is one the most popular trekkings in Tibet due to the beautiful scenery.

Duration: 10 Days

Tour Type: Trekking Tour

Difficulty Level: High-fitness level

Group Size: Max 2-8

Total Fair: $1680 Per Person

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Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 


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Day 1Arrival and pick up, either, at the Gongkar airport or at the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2Lhasa sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Market and Potala palace.

Day 3:  Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung and Sera monastery.

Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake. Bali village and Dorje Monastery.

Day 5:Trekking from Dorje monastery to Buguzari.

Day 6Trekking from Buguzari to Komlong Island.

Day 7Trekking from Ampa Komlong Island to Changtang.

Day 8: Trekking from Changtang to Nam Tashi Peninsula.

Day 9: Drive from Nam Tashi Peninsula to Lhasa.

Day 10:End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange transportation to either the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa.



Day 1:Your tour guide will welcome you, either at the airport or at the train station. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs. drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. After that, he will provide you with some necessary instructions about your tour arrangements in Lhasa.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or you own choice of hotel.

Day 2Today is your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have a headache. This is very common for all travelers because of the high altitude, so drink enough water and avoid strenuous activity during this first few days to help you adjust to it.
In the morning our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a visit to the Jokhang Temple which is the center of the holy city of Lhasa. Jokhang temple is one of the most sacred temples in Tibet and has always been bustled with earnest local pilgrims. After that, you will have time to walk around the Bakhor Street, one of the most devotional circuit as well as the most crowded central market in Lhasa. In the old days, it was the most famous local market but nowadays it has evolved into a very touristic gift shopping center. You will be impressed by the crowds of local pilgrims doing prostration in front of the temple, especially during the winter months.
In the afternoon you will visit the Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and, later in the 17th century, rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama. Since then, it served as the home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps is quite challenging, but it is worthwhile to leave your footprints in the spiritual palace on God’s compassion, listed in the world heritage.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or your own choice of hotel.

Day 3:This morning we will visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries Deprung monastery is one of the world’s largest monasteries, housing more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama prior to moving to the Potala Palace. Destruction has taken place at different times, but you can still fully enjoy it. You can walk through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes of monks’ apartments, which are more like a typical village.
This amazing day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery. It was built in the 15th century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who was a disciple of Tsongka pa. The monastic colleges in Sera house several hundred monks from different parts of Tibet. The famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks takes place every afternoon except on Sundays. Continue acclimatizing to the new altitude and alleviating your jet lag the rest of the day.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or another hotel of your choice.

Day 4: We will drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake 250km, about five hours, passing through the Galmud. Along the way we’ll visit Bali village and the Dorje Monastery. Droja monastery was built in 1716, the biggest monastery around Namtso lake.
Overnight camping Dorje monastery.

Day 5:We’ll continue our trekking from the Dorje monastery to Bugurazi, 20km, around six hours. We will also visit the caves in Buguzari, surrounded by animals, vegetations and special ancient letter-shaped patterns carved inside the caves.
Overnight camping in Bugurazi.

Day 6:We will keep trekking from Buguzari to Komlong Island, 22 km which could take six hours. Kado Nanka Island is a holy land, covered with caves and lots of figures of Buddha. Kado Monastery was on the island, but it was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. Fortunately, there are still traces of it. From here, we are exactly at the opposite side of the Mt. Tanggula with a splendid stone entrance, called the Gate of Tanggula.
Overnight camping in Komlong Island.

Day 7:TWe will continue our trek from Ampa Komlong Island to Changtang, Camp No.1, 17km, around four hours. Changtang Yumen, which means the bathing place, is one of the four famous Yumens in Namtso Lake. It is said that people who bathe here can get rid of evils and have good luck for life.
Overnight camping in Changtang, Camp No. 1.

Day 8:Our trekking will continue from Changtang, Camp No.1 to Nam Tashi Peninsula, covering 18 km which could around four hours. Tashi Peninsula is the largest peninsula around the lake, covered with very lively tent towns. A great number of Tibetan people from different pastoral areas come here to meet and pilgrimage.
Overnight camping in Tashi Peninsula

Day 9:We will drive from Tashi Peninsula back to Lhasa through Damshung, covering the entire Tashi Peninsula.
Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Day 10:End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange transportation to either the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa.



To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.


 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4:You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week


The following 16 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries permits     to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share a room with another member but if you prefer to be by yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

 16: Trekking staffs, mat, sleeping tent, kitchen tent, yak, yak herder and all meals during the trekking

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters


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