Lapchi (Milarepa Cave ) Trekking - 16 Days
Lapchi trekking, which is so called Milarepa's Hermitage, is situated to the southwest of Tingri and east of Nyalam. Milarepa Cave, the famous Tibetan Yogi (poet & singer as well) lived and died in this region, so the region became one of the most sacred destination in the Himalayas after Kailash and Tsari. We usually know about the Miparepa's Cave of it, actually there are verities of cave hermitages in Lapchi. We commence our trekking from Pelgyeling (near Nyalam) which is situated on the friendship highway. From Pelgyeling, we trek to Tashigang (the cave of Sang Phuk and chapel founded by Dhuldzin Rinpoche) and Jamgang La (Kang-La) then eventually reaching Lapchi. In Lapchi, we take an extra day to explore around the region then return to Nyalam via the same route.
Nyalam is situated about 35 km inside of Tibet from the Nepal boarder (Kodari), so it is practical to commence this trek from Kodari (border town of Nepal). Kodari is 115 km north-east from Kathmandu. It requires a 5 hours overland journey to reach there there from Kathmandu.
Alternatively, travelers can fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu or from mainland China then travel to Tashigang on 4WD Jeep via Gyantse and Shigatse then commence trekking to Lapchi. The best time for trekking in Lapchi is between May and September.
Day 01: Fly, to Lhasa. We meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa tour. You visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Norbulinkha Palace
Day 03: Lhasa tour. You visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Tibetan Medical Center
Day 04: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Ganden - Lhasa tour
Day 05: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Tsurpu Monastery - Lhasa
Day 06: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake and sightseeing tour
Day 07: Jeep tour: Gyantse to Shigatse and sightseeing tour
Day 08: Jeep tour: Shigatse to Lao Tingri
Day 09: Jeep tour: Lao Tingri to Nyalam
Day 10: Nyalam trek to Tshigang
Day 11: Tashigang trek to Jamgang-La
Day 12: Jamgang-La trek to Lapchi
Day 13: Explore around the caves in Lapchi
Day 14: Trek Lapchi to Jamgang
Day 15: Trek Jamgang to Tashigang and drive to Nylam
Day 16: Nyalam drive to Zhangmu, cross border then drive back to Kathmandu