fter 3 days sightseeing in Lhasa, get properly acclimatized. Then drive to northeast to Reting monastery. This famous Gelukpa complex originally Kampa monastery was founded in the 11th century by Dromton, the main disciple of Indian scholar-Atisha. From Reting, after a day trek to Joktsola, then drive to Damshung-the center of marsh. All the inhabitants here are herders. Trek to Namtso initially follows the road from Damshung. Most of the traffic consists of yak herders and horse riders. Camping at the edge of Namtso Lake will offer you the excellent views of Nianqingtangla Mountains, the sparkling water and the varieties of birds and then drive towards Shigatse, Zangmu.
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You reach Lhasa by a trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. You cross the main Himalayan Range before hovering over the massive Tibetan plateau savoring the breathtaking view of the majestic mountain range. The bird’s eye view of Mount Everest and other peaks like Langtang (7100m), Gauri Shankar (7245m), Melungtse (7100m), Xixapangma (8012m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8463m), among others, is truly spectacular. Your plane will be landed at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (93km from the main city) at 13: 40pm Chinese time. Transfer to Lhasa and check in. Afternoon free for acclimatization & O/N Hotel
DAY 02 – 03
Visit in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple & Barkor street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Rimoche Temple, Tibetan Medicine Institute & O/N Hotel
Lhasa – Reting Monastery, drive & O/N Camp
DAY 05 – 08
Reting – Joktso La, trek & O/N Camp
Joktso La – Damshung, trek & O/N Camp
Damshung – Namtso, trek 5/6hrs of walk every day & O/N Camp
Journey excursion around the lake & O/N Camp
Drive from Namtso Lake, the journey continues towards Shigatse through Yangpachen hot spring to Shigatse via Da Zhu Ka ferry, visit the Tashilhunpo monastery, previously the home of Panchen Lamas & O/N Hotel
Sigatse – Xegar (3900m), AM visit Tashilunbo Monastery, PM drive 244kms visit Sakya Monastery en route & O/N Hotel in Xegar
Xegar – Zhangmu (2500m), Drive (277kms) via Nyalam crossing two spectacular passes- The Lalunga la (5050m.) & Nyalamu-la (3800m.), visit Melaripa’s Cave en route, forwards to Zhangmu.
Going through the Zhangmu China Custom formalities, drive 123kms down to Friendship Bridge. From here, you will enter the lush green Sunkoshi valley, which leads you to Kathmandu. O/N Hote in Zhangmu (border)
Very well conducted yatra by team of Kailash Journeys. Personal touch at each and every moment. in fact team was helping other groups.