Nam Tso Lake Trekking - 15 Days
Nam Tso Lake , situated 190 km north of Lhasa is one of the most famous lakes in Tibet. In Tibetan language, "Nam" means Sky and "Tso" means Lake, and it is one of the famous pilgrimage lakes in Tibet. Also, Nam Tso Lake is the sanctuary of many species of migrating birds and other local birds. Nam Tso is the second largest saltwater lake in China and Tibet, and is approximately 70km long and 30km wide. The Lake is easily accessible from Lhasa. Trekking across the Nyenchen Thanglha Mountains to the pebbled shores of the holy Nam Tso takes 6 to 7 days. The trek commences and ends at Damzhung valley, which is situated 160 km north of Lhasa on the Tibet-Quinghai highway.
The spectacular trek calimbs out of the Damzhung valley via Largen-La (4970 m.) then descends to the mystical environs of Tashi Do hermitage and the vast Nam Tso. From Tashi Do, we trek back to Damzhung valley via the remote region of Nyenchen Thanglha and Kang-La (5150 m.) pass.
The best season for trekking in Nam Tso Lake is late May to Mid-October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. Nam Tso situated at an altitude of 45980 meters at the edge of the Chang Tang, Tibet's vast Northern Plateau. Summer rain can be quite persistent during the July and August; also snow fall may block the way at Largen-La some times.
Since the region is very remote, we should carry camping & kitchen equipment and provision for the entire trekking part. we can customize the trekking program According to your time frame. You can combine Nam Tso lake trek with Lhasa tour or any other Tibet tour that end or commences in Lhasa.
Day 01: Fly, to Lhasa. We meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel
Day 02: Lhasa tour including Potala Palace, Sera Monastery & Norbulingkha Palace
Day 03: Lhasa tour including Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery & Barkhor Market
Day 04: Morning drive to Damxung and start trekking; overnight camping
Day 05: Trekking around Nam Tso Lake, overnight camping
Day 06: Trekking around Nam Tso lake, overnight camping
Day 07: Trekking around Nam Tso lake, overnight camping
Day 08: Trekking back to Nagenla Pass then drive back to Lhasa
Day 09: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Gyantse
Day 10: Jeep tour: Gyantse to Shigatse
Day 11: Jeep tour: Shigatse to Lhatse via Sakya Monastery
Day 12: Jeep tour: Lhatse to Mt. Everest Base Camp
Day 13: Explore around the Base Camp
Day 14: Jeep tour: Everest Base Camp to Nyalam
Day 15: Jeep tour: Nyalam - Zhang-Mu then drive back to Kathmandu