Tibet Trek

Tibet trek gives you a real taste of Tibetan highland adventure and an insight into Tibetan Buddhism. Interspersed with excursions to ancient monasteries, this trek is also recommended for the aficionado of Tibetan theology.

Trekking in Tibet offers you an altogether different experience. As you hike along the rugged Tibetan terrain, you will be greeted with sights so different and new: from the arid Tibetan topography that resembles a lunar landscape to the ancient villages with their colorful prayer flags and magnificent monasteries. As you traverse along the 80km trekking trail that skirts barley fields and nomadic pastureland, you get an opportunity to observe the Tibetan lifestyle at close quarters and experience the real Tibet.

Short itinerary;

13 days Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp 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 -Drepung monastery -Sera monastery

(Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Potala palace-Norbulingka summer palace

(Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Lhasa -Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier -Gyangste-Kumbum stupa & Phelchoe monastery -Shigatse(360km)

ELEV: 3900M

(Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 06: Shigatse-New Tingri-Old Tingri(Camping)(310km)

ELEV: 4250M

(Overnight in Guesthouse(Oldtingri)

Day 07: Trek to Lungthang(4510M)

3HOURS/12KM/150M ASCENT

Camping

Day 08: Trek to Lamna la(5150M)

5HOURS/21KM/200M/ ASCENT

Camping

Day 09: Trek to Zommug(4790M)

9HOURS/27KM/550M ASCENT/620M DESCENT

Camping

Day 10: Trek Rongbuk monastery (4980) and EBC(5200M)

(Overnight in Guesthouse(Rongpuk)

Day 11: Everest Base Camp-Lhatse-Shigatse(350km)

ELEV:3900M

(Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 12: Shigatse-Lhasa(280km)

ELEV:3650M

(Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 13: 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;

13 days Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp 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

Barkhore  khora

Barkhore khora

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

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

Norbulingka summer 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.

(Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

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.

Day 05: Lhasa -Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier -Gyangste-Kumbum stupa & Phelchoe monastery -Shigatse(360km)

ELEV: 3900M

Yamdrok lake

Yamdrok lake

Morning drive to Shigatse 60km from the friendship highway turn to Yamdrok lake ticket office and up to Kambala pass which is 4794m high. From the top of the pass Kangpa-la at 4700m in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise Yamdro-tso Lake that is shaped like a coiling scorpion with deep blue in color. Then drive along the mountain down to Gyangtse, visit the famous stupa – Gyangtse Kumpum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. After late lunch in Gyantse, we continue our drive to Shigatse city which is the second-largest city in Tibet.

(Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 06: Shigatse-New Tingri-Old Tingri(Camping)(310km)

ELEV: 4250M

Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse in the morning, then drive along Friendship Hwy to Old Tingri via Lhatse and Shegar Town. Your guide and driver as well as the cook will do preparations for the trek, while you may have a good view of Cho Oyu.
(Overnight in Guesthouse(Oldtingri)

Day 07: Trek to Lungthang(4510M)

3HOURS/12KM/150M ASCENT

Everest trek

Everest trek

Our trekking begins from Old Tingri, goes through the Tingri plain. Trekking along part of the Ra-chu Valley, we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and groups of sheep and goats. The rest of the day we can visit a small gompa in Chholun. Tonight will be spent in a comfortable campsite in Lunthang. This bleak region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.  Camping

Day 08: Trek to Lamna la(5150M)

5HOURS/21KM/200M/ ASCENT

The challenging trekking starts today as we go up into the mountains. Much uphill walking is done as we climb towards the top of Lamna La. And we camp beyond the top of this pass. Camping at beyond Lamna la pass

Camping

Day 09: Trek to Zommug(4790M)

9HOURS/27KM/550M ASCENT/620M DESCENT

In the morning we descend steeply into lush vegetation. The only other people we will encounter are yak herders and their families. Camp will be made in the small village of Zommug. Truly amazing views can be seen as the sun sets in this barren town. 

Camping

Day 10: Trek Rongbuk monastery (4980) and EBC(5200M)

On our last day of trekking, we will wind our way to the end destination of Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp. Along the way, we can also visit the Dza Rongbuk monastery and gompas. They are truly ancient sites, but nothing compared to our night camping at Everest Base Camp. 

(Overnight in Guesthouse(Rongpuk)

Day 11: Everest Base Camp-Lhatse-Shigatse(350km)

ELEV:3900M

We drive a short distance from Rongbuk to Lhatse, then follow the friendship highway back to Shigatse city. Have a good rest after the adventure above during which you may be really exhausted.  

.(Overnight in Hotel(Shigatse)

Day 12: Shigatse-Lhasa(280km)

ELEV:3650M

We are returning to Lhasa after lunch. On the whole, way, what will be permanently impressive are unique Tibetan customs, the small valley of River Brahmaputra, and alpine scenery.

(Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 13: Depart Lhasa

Depart from Lhasa by air or by train. Airport or railway station dropping off, end tour.

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.

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.

Short itinerary

11 days Gaden to Samye trek 

Day 01:  Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:650 M

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 -Gaden monastery drive to Drupshi  (Camping)

Overnight in Camping

Day 06: Trek  from  Drupshi to Yamado (10 km 3-4hrs walk)

3-4HOURS/10KM/150M ASCENT

ELEV:4500M

Day 06: Trek  -Yamado – Balang tso small lake -Chi Tu Valley TREK

5-7 HOURS/ 10KM/1000M ASCENT/450M DESCENT

ELEV:4980M

Overnight in Camping

Day 07: Trek Chi Tu Valley-herders camp

6HOURS/14KM/300M ASCENT/ 450M DESCENT

ELEV 4460M

Overnight in Camping

Day 08: Trek herders camp to a=Amalung nunnery (3hrs walk  drive to Samye monastery

ELEV:3630M

3HOURS/ 10KM// 550M DESCENT

Overnight in Hotel(Samye monastery hotel)

Day 09: Samye -Chimpu valley and it’s meditation cave for the former Tibetan and Indian master.(10km drive and after that 2 hrs hike around Chimpu hills.  and drive back to Samye monastery 

ELEV: 3630M

Overnight in Hotel(Samye monastery hotel)

Day 10: Samye to Lhasa  (160km)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day11: 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;

11 days Gaden to Samye trek 

Day 01:  Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:650M

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-Drepung 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

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 -Gaden monastery drive to Drupshi  (Camping)

A visit 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, 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 picnic lunch in the vicinity of the monastery. In the afternoon drive Drupshi and Camp very close to villages area and experience with local villages to acclimatize.

Overnight in Camping

Day 06: Trek  from  Drupshi to Yamado (10 km 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

Day 06: Trek  -Yamado – Balang tso small lake -Chi Tu Valley TREK

5-7 HOURS/ 10KM/1000M ASCENT/450M DESCENT

ELEV:4980M

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. We will continue to trek across a small river and head on to our camp, next to a tiny high-altitude lake at the entrance of Chi Tu Valley, which we are going to explore the next day!!! Arrival at the camp after the satisfying day and having some coffee and tea while looking out at stunning nature will be so relaxing. It will have been such a perfect day—but NOT yet! We are forgetting our special camp dinner, which will top off our day gloriously!

Overnight in Camping

Day 07: Trek Chi Tu Valley-herders camp

6HOURS/14KM/300M ASCENT/ 450M DESCENT

ELEV 4460M

This day we will trek through the Chi Tu Valley, crossing the Chi Tu Pass at 5090 meters. Passing a few tiny lakes at the pass, we have a beautiful, deep descent. The scenery changes a lot down the valley, which makes the day so different, beautiful, and easy! We will have lunch at a cozy meadow corner on our descent from the pass!!! Our camp will be at Nying Go Sumdo junction, a nice meadow campsite between two rivers. We can also have an evening fire if the weather permits!

Overnight in Camping

Day 08: Trek herders camp to a=Amalung nunnery (3hrs walk  drive to Samye monastery

ELEV:3630M

3HOURS/ 10KM// 550M DESCENT

An easy and beautiful day, it will be nice to be in bustling Tibetan farming villages and to visit a big monastery after being out in the nature for a couple of days! Arrival at Samye monastery. After our lunch break, we visit the monastery (the very first Buddhist monastery founded by the 37th king of the Yarlung Dynasty with the participation of the famous Indian tantric master Guru Rinpoche and Kenchen Shiva Tso in the 8th century. This is the monastery where the first 7 Tibetan monks were ordained and translated the Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit and Pali into Tibetan ), the structure of the monastery is so distinctive and fascinating!
An awesome day—a bit of trek and a beautiful monastery!

Overnight in Hotel(Samye monastery hotel)

Day 09: Samye -Chimpu valley and it’s meditation cave for the former Tibetan and Indian master.(10km drive and after that 2 hrs hike around Chimpu hills.  and drive back to Samye monastery 

ELEV: 3630M

This will be a beautiful and unusual day hike into the Chim Pu Valley and its meditation caves. Their history goes back to the times of the founding of the Samye monastery, 1200 years back! These hermitage caves are still in use for many Buddhist devotees, nuns, and monks mediators!
We will have a bit of a climb to make it to the caves, but it will be very worthwhile. Being at the caves and feeling the atmosphere—the peace will soak in. This will make our trekking tour so rewarding! A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Late evening we will return to the Samye monastery hotel.

Overnight in Hotel(Samye monastery hotel)

Day 10: Samye to Lhasa  (160km)

Morning drive to Samye and prepare for the depart

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day11: Depart Lhasa

Depart Lhasa or you can possible to add some extra trip like Everest base Camp, Mt Kailash tour, Eastern Tibet tour and northern Tibet tour.

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.

Short itinerary;

10 days: Samye Monastery to Chimpu Cave Trek

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

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-Drepung monastery -Sera monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Lhasa-Tsedang (Visit Yumbhulhakhang palace -Mindroling -Tsedang

Overnight in Hotel(Tsedang )

Day 06: Tsedang -Samye monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Samye )

Day 07: Trek from Samye to Chimpu meditation hill

Camping

Day 08: Trek Explore around the Chimpu meditation cave for whole day.

Camping

Day 09: Chimpu to Lhasa

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 10 : Depart Lhasa

Depart Lhasa by train or airport and end the Tibet part tour

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

10 days: Samye Monastery to Chimpu Cave 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.

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.

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery -Sera monastery

Morning visit the 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 05: Lhasa-Tsedang (Visit Yumbhulhakhang palace -Mindroling -Tsedang

Today drive to Tsedang. The ancient capital Tsedang is beautifully situated in the fertile Yarlung valley, this valley is the so said cradle of Tibetan civilization, in Tsedang, you will visit the 1st ever Palace Yambulakhang and Tradruk Temple and Mindroling monastery
First, visit the Mindroling Monastery
Mindroling monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Tendrak Lingpa’s lineage is known as the Nyo lineage. Mindrolling, in Tibetan, means “Place of Perfect Emancipation”.
Mindrolling was heavily damaged in 1718 by the Dzungar Mongols from East Turkistan. It was rebuilt during the reign of the Seventh Dalai Lama (1708-1757). Dungsay Rinchen-Namgyal and Jetsunma Mingyur Paldron, the son and daughter of Terdak Lingpa, supervised its reconstruction.
For nearly 300 years it is monastic university-trained Nyingma scholars and yogis from all over Tibet.
At Mindrolling, special emphasis was placed on the learning of Buddhist scriptures, astronomy, Tibetan lunar calendar, calligraphy, rhetoric, and Traditional Tibetan medicine. Monks traditionally studied thirteen major sutra and tantra texts of the Nyingma and learned the practices stemming from various terma, especially from the lineage of Terdak Lingpa. The monastery had at one time, over one hundred satellites, and its throne holder was one of the most revered in Tibet.
After Finished Visit Mondroling drive to Yumbhulhakhang Palace
Yungbulakhang Palace was the earliest palace built in Tibet between 400 BC and 200 BC, during the reign of the first King Nyatri Tsanpo, in ancient Yarlung Valley, in Nêdong County. It is 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) to the south of Zetang Town, the capital of the prefecture. It is stated to be “several ten meters high and its magnificent contour looks like a part of the cliff. It is built like a fortress, on the apex of Mt. Tashitseri on the east bank of the Yarlung River. The palace looks down over the entire beautiful Yarlung Valley. According to folk legend, the king Nyatri descended from heaven, as also the first Tibetan scriptures and few religious objects were set down here from the heaven, during the rule of the 28th King Lhatotorinyetsan. The palace walls are built in stone while the roof structure is made of earth and timber. It overlooks farmland which is stated to be the “first farmland in Tibet.” The palace is approached through a series of steps built as a measure to defend the palace from enemy attack
After that visit the Tradurk temple
Tradruk Temple, built-in 641 AD in Tsedang, is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Tibetan history. King Songtsan Gampo built this temple as a protection to his kingdom from the demoness or Ogresses. In later years, it was the winter palace of the King and Princess Wencheng. The temple has precious relics. The monastery also houses the Pear Tangka, which is 2 meters (6.6 ft) in length and 1.2 meters (3.9 ft) in width and made of 29,026 pears studded with precious stones. The Thangka was painted by Naidong during the reign of Pamodrupa Kingdom.

Overnight in Hotel(Tsedang )

Day 06: Tsedang -Samye monastery

Morning drive to Samye only 60km drive and visit the Samye Monastery is the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet. It was probably first constructed between 775-9 CE under the patronage of KingTrisong Detsen of Tibet who sought to revitalize Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsän Gampo in the 7th century. The monastery is in Dranang, Lhoka Prefecture. It was supposedly modeled on the design of Odantapuri in what is now Bihar, India. The 18th-century Puning Temple of Chengde, Hebei, China was modeled after the Samye Gompa. Samye Monastery is laid out in the shape of a giant mandala, with the main temple representing the legendary Mount Meru in the center. Other buildings stand at the corners and cardinal points of the main temple, representing continents and other features of tantric Buddhist cosmology. The main temple is full of Tibetan religious art in mural and statue forms, as well as some important relics. Many Tibetan Buddhists come on pilgrimage to Samye, some taking weeks to make the journey. After Noon explore the local town and short walk to Hipu ri hill From Hipu ri hill you can have a very good view of the Samye monastery. I recommended you hike this hill during sunset time.

Overnight in Hotel(Samye)

Day 07: Trek from Samye to Chimpu meditation hill

Morning hike about 4hours hike to Chimpu meditation cave and camp near the Chimpu nunnery

Day 08: Trek Explore around the Chimpu meditation cave for whole day.

Today explore around the Chimpu hill to see the some of the important hermitages.  you can have a nice top view of Samye villages.

Camping

Day 09: Chimpu to Lhasa

Drive back to Lhasa or depart from Chimpu to Lhasa airport or train station

Day 10 : Depart Lhasa

Depart Lhasa by train or airport and end the Tibet part tour

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.

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.