9days Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Trek

Short itinerary;

9 Days: Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Trek (Highest point is (Lasala pass  5444m)

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 -Drepung monastery -Sera monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Potala palace-Norbulingka summer palace

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Lhasa- Tsurphu monastery (160KM)(Camp )

ELEV: 4522M

Overnight in Camping

Day 06: Tsurphu monastery-Leten  TREK

4HOURS/11KM/500M ASCENT

ELEV: 5149M

Overnight in Camping

Day 07: Leten to Bartso( two passes Damchen la (5303m) and Lasa la( 5444m) TREK

7HOURS/15KM/300M ASCENT/ 600M DESCENT

ELEV:4994 m

Overnight in Camping

Day 08: Bartso to Dorje ling nunnery trek

4HOURS/ 15KM/ 150M ASCENT/ 150M DESCENT

ELEV:3650M

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 09: Depart Lhasa or you can possible to add extra places to see like Mt Everest and Mt Kalaish.  

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
  • train or flight ticket both way.
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary;

9 Days: Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Trek (Highest point is (Lasala pass  5444m)

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

 3ELEV: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

Jokhang temple

Jokhang temple

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 -Drepung monastery -Sera monastery

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery

Morning visits Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion, the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace was home for the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala Palace.  Drepung monastery is one of the biggest Gelugpa sect Buddhist monasteries in the Lhasa area.

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Potala palace-Norbulingka summer palace

Potala Palace

Potala 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 05: Lhasa- Tsurphu monastery (160km)((Camp )

ELEV: 4522M

First camping night near Tsurphu monastery

First camping night near Tsurphu monastery

Drive to Tsurphu monastery and explore around the monastery and prepare for the next day’s trek. Tsurphu monastery is the seat of the Karmapa branch of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It’s was founded in 1187 by Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa.

Overnight in Camping

Day 06: Tsurphu monastery-Leten  TREK

4HOURS/11KM/500M ASCENT

ELEV: 5149M

Trek to Laten nomad

Trek to Laten nomad

The first-day trekking is only 4 hours, 11km, walk along a green valley crisscrossed with mountain streams. Be on the lookout for various species of mountain goats disguised in gray rocks. Several small nomadic communities camp here for the summer herding months, and you may have a stop into a yak-hair tent for a cup of salt butter tea or some fresh yak milk! Crest the ridge top four hours later, emerging onto a high plateau with a scattering of rock-enclosed huts, and look for a flat area for camping. From day one, the scenery is breathtaking and the landscapes are classic Tibetan beauty.

Overnight in Camping

Laten nomad camping area

Laten nomad camping area

Day 07: Leten to Bartso( two passes Damchen la (5303m) and Lasa la( 5444m) TREK

7HOURS/15KM/300M ASCENT/ 600M DESCENT

ELEV:4994M

Lasar La pass

Lasar La pass

Today, you will walk along a long big valley, up to the highest spot Lasar La(5444m). Have your first small pass, the Damchen Nyingtri(5303m) bear to the left at the cairns at the crest, and descend into a magical valley of lichen-coated boulders, meandering streams, and expansive, powder-blue sky. Three hours later, you will cross the Lasar La(5444m) and descend into the Yangpachen valley, with its wide-open plateaus, spiky grass hummocks, and tundra-like parched, cracked patches of earth, and head towards Bartso. The views of Brize (translated as female yak herder) and Tarze (horse keeper) are superb, and you will feel safe in the care of the local mountain god, Nyenchen Tanglha. Camp near Bartso, a drokpa (nomad) village of five or six houses, surrounded by the juniper used for incense all over the Tibetan world.

Overnight in Camping

Bartso camping area

Bartso camping area

Day 08: Bartso to Dorje ling nunnery trek

4HOURS/ 15KM/ 150M ASCENT/ 150M DESCENT

ELEV:3650M

Dorjeeling nunnery

Dorjeeling nunnery

Leaving the village of Bartso behind, head towards a wide trail leading across the valley and over another ridge, from where you will be rewarded with views of Nyenchen Tanghlha (7111 m), the holiest mountain in central Tibet. Emerge at Tanjung village, and then climb gently up rolling hills where young nomadic boys and girls picnic on the plateaus as they watch their yaks and sheep graze. The vistas are, again, just amazing! Mid-day, you should reach the Dorjeeling nunnery, and after that our car and driver will come to pick you up from Darjeeling nunnery and drive to Yangpachen hot spring. You can take the show in the hot spring and after that drive back to Lhasa

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Yangpachen hotspring

Yangpachen hot spring

Day 09: Depart Lhasa or you can possible to add extra places to see like Mt Everest and Mt Kalaish.  

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
  • train or flight ticket both way.
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.