Nam-Tso Lake Tour-17 Days
Namtso is an extremely beautiful lake with turquoise blue water which is situated at an altitude of 4718 m.
Hiking excursion to Namtso Lake is getting popular among visitors in Tibet. The lake is 70 km long and 30 km wide and is the biggest salt water lake in Tibet.
It has the Nyechen Tangla mountain range (7000m peaks) on its back ground to enhance its beauty. The wide open space around the lake, dotted with the tents of local nomads is interesting to see.
The 190 km drive from Lhasa to Namtso lake involves the high Yangpachen pass (5630m), so proper acclimatization is very important to do this hike successfully. No one should ever take this trip lightly because of the short distance it possesses.
The best season for trekking in Nam Tso Lake is late May to October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. It is a very remote region and all the supplies must be carried by us.
Our trip starts with a sensational Trans Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa .We explore different cultural and other heritage sites of Lhasa and then we start the trek. After the trek we drive for overland journey to Kathmandu. En route we visit the magnificent Gyantse fort and Kumbum monastery in Gyantse and Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse, cross high passes and visit nomad camps, see the world’s highest peaks and conclude our trip in Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 04: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Day 05: Guided Sightseeing tour in Lhasa for 2nd Day
Day 06: Free Day to walk on your own around Lhasa
Day 07: Drive to Damxung and trek to camp spot
Day 08: Trek around Nam Tso Lake. Halt overnight in camp.
Day 09: Trek around Nam Tso Lake. Halt overnight in camp.
Day 10: Trek back to Nagen La Pass and drive to Lhasa.
Day 11: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse.
Day 12: Drive to Shigatse.
Day 13: Drive to Lhatse.
Day 14: Drive to Tingri.
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Nepal China border
Day 17: Fly back home