Lhasa-Namtso-Yamdruk trek

Lhasa-Namtso-Yamdruk trek

This adventure trek combines a cultural tour of Lhasa, Nam Tso Lake, Palchoe monastery in Gyangtse, Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse as well as an easy trek around part of Yamdrok Lake from Langthang Dewachen to Kangru, one of the most remote monasteries in Tibet. Yamdrok Lake, to the south of Lhasa at the altitude of (4,488m), is one of the four biggest holy lakes in Tibet. This lake has eleven arms and is surrounded by villages, living off both farming and some livestock, including yaks.

Trip Facts:

Country: Tibet autonomous region
Destination: Everest Base camp Tibet
Activities: Sightseeing, Jeep drives & Trekking
Start/End: Lhasa / Kathmandu
Trip Duration: 13 Days 
Accommodation: standard hotel in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse best available, rest in tents
Max. Altitude: 5220 Meters

Group Size: Min. 02 / Max.15
Trip Grade: Moderate + challenging
Cost: Please contact us

Lhasa-Namtso-Yamdruk trek – itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lhasa Gongkar Airport and drive to Lhasa. Hotel (3650m)
Day 02: Am visit Potala Palace and pm Jokang temple and ancient Barkhor market. Hotel
Day 03: Am visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. Hotel
Day 04: Drive to Namtso Lake (4-5hrs drive/4718m). Camp or guest house
Day 05: Drive back to Lhasa. Hotel
Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Lang Thang Dewa Chen (3hrs/3900m) enroute Dopue Chokor monastery and trek to Gyawo Nong as an acclimatization (1hrs/3950m)
Day 07: Trek to Lhema Chen (4600m/3-5hrs). Camp
Day 08: Trek to Kangru monastery (4400m) via pass called Jeshul la (4900m/5hrs). Camp
Day 09: Trek across the Kangru village - Kangmar vilagea and then to Tsayul village. Camp near by the lake Yamdrok (3-5hrs/4250m)
Day 10: Drive to Gyangtse along the lake Yamdrok via many beautiful villages with a fantastic view of Rido Island and mount Noejin Kangsang and it’s glacier (6-5hrs drive/3950m)
Day 11: Am visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then drive to Shigatse
(1-5hrs drive)
Day 12: Am visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and pm Old market of Shigatse
Day 13: Drive to Lhasa along the Bharmaputra river (4-5hrs drive)
Day 14: Drive to Airport.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

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Tour Cost:

In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.

Flight Fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.

Train Fare:

You can take a train journey from any parts of Mainland china to Lhasa. Let us know from which city you want to come to Lhasa by train then we will provide you train fare with all necessary details. Contact us for more info on train.

Food on the trip

While staying in cities, every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (US$10 to US$16) per day.

During the camping, your cook will provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelets, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals.

We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.


Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Clothing & Equipment

During the day a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings. Sleeping bags for trip also highly recommended. Comprehensive list of equipments will be provided by Mission Eco Trek once you book your trip.

Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.


Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Rescue & Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen, you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.

Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).


Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA