Gaden monastery to Takste town trek

Short itinerary;

9 days: Gaden monastery to Takste town trek

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple-Barkhore square

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa-Potala palace-Norbulingka summer palace

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Gaden monastery-Drive back to Drupshi villages (Camp near the villages area and wait for the yak and yak man to come

ELEV:4300M

Overnight in Camping

Day 05: Trek  to Yamado nomad area( 10km, 3-4hrs walk )

3-4HOURS/10KM/150M ASCENT

ELEV:4500M

Overnight in camping

Day 06: Trek to Shuga la pass(5240m) (14km, 5hrs

ELEV: 4600M

6HOURS/ 10KM/1000M ASCENT/450M DESCENT

Overnight in Camping

Day 07: Taktse nomad area to Taktse village -Lhasa (10km,3-4hrs walk )

3-4HOURS/ 600M/DESCENT

ELEV:3800M

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 08: Take rest in Lhasa and prepare for depart Lhasa 

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 09: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast but for the guesthouse breakfast is not inlcuded
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee
  • Camping equipment like tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen tent
  • Cooking stuffs and cook
  • food for the trek
  • porter or yak

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner plus guesthouse breakfast during the non trek
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary;

9 days: Gaden monastery to Takste town trek

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Arrive at the train station (20km) or airport(60km) in Lhasa.  Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out in this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple-Barkhore square

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths. Evening explores city by yourself.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa-Potala palace-Norbulingka summer palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Gaden monastery-Drive back to Drupshi villages (Camp near the villages area and wait for the yak and yak man to come

ELEV:4300M

Morning drive to the earliest Gelug Pa ( Yellow hat tradition of Buddhism ) monastery to be founded in Tibet by the great founder of the Yellow hat tradition master Tsongkhapa, the source of the great traditions of Dalai Lamas, Penchen Lamas, and various other highly respected Buddhist personages! Its history dates back to the 15th century. We will have a lunch in Gaden monastery and drive to Drupshi village and Camp near the area of the village (4300m)

Overnight in Camping

Day 05: Trek  to Yamado nomad area( 10km, 3-4hrs walk )

3-4HOURS/10KM/150M ASCENT

ELEV:4500M

Today walk up to Shugala valley and camp near the Yamado nomads area in summer you can see several nomads tent there

Overnight in camping

Day 06: Trek to Shuga la pass(5240m) (14km, 5hrs

ELEV: 4600M

6HOURS/ 10KM/1000M ASCENT/450M DESCENT

This is the day we tackle the highest pass on the trek ” The Shug Ga La pass at 5240 meters “, In the morning in the first hour we will have a steep ascent, but will take it easy and do it slowly, as we will have plenty of time. Our planned duration of the trek is for your holiday trek, NOT for local herders! Never push yourself too hard, particularly when you are at
such altitudes! You will make it to the summit of the pass in a reasonable time, benefiting from your exercises the previous days! Being at the pass after such a challenge on your legs is so beautiful, you have made it! We will have our lunch at the pass if it is not too windy and cold. Treks ahead will become easy for you now! As we descend from the pass, the scenery will be quite different. You are camping near the foot of Shuga la pass in here place of the Taktse nomads area

Overnight in Camping

Day 07: Taktse nomad area to Taktse village -Lhasa (10km,3-4hrs walk )

3-4HOURS/ 600M/DESCENT

ELEV:3800M

This morning easy walk to down to Taste village and on the way you can explore Takste nomads and Taktse village life and you can also have nice view of trees.  from the Taktse villages our driver will come to pick you up and drive to Lhasa

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 08: Take rest in Lhasa and prepare for depart Lhasa 

Rest day in Lhasa and explore city by yourself.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 09: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast but for the guesthouse breakfast is not inlcuded
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee
  • Camping equipment like tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen tent
  • Cooking stuffs and cook
  • food for the trek
  • porter or yak

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner plus guesthouse breakfast during the non trek
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.