Shalu Monastery to Narthang Monastery Trekking - 9 Days
Shalu to Narthang Monastery trekking is a great trekking in Tibet: Follows ancient trade route between Shalu and Narthang Monastery. This trip you will see not only many beautiful palces in Lhasa,but also you can see Shalu Monastery,Ngor Monastery,Nartang Monastery,Tashilunpo Monastery and have many trekkings around these famous monasteries. This two or three days walk is a good opportunity to get a feel for trekking in Tibet. The two passes en route, Showa-la and Char-la, are not panicularly high or difficult and the trail heads are easily accessible from Shigatse.
This trekking begins at the historic Shalu Monastery and traverses west over a couple of small ranges to Ngor Monastery. From Ngor it is a downhill slog to Nartang Monastery. The route passes through several villages as well as uninhabited dry canyons. It is about a 10 hours walk to Ngor from Shalu, which is best divided into two days and another seven hours from there to Narthang.
Day 01 Lhasa airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa
Day 02 Lhasa sightseeing
Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing
Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 04 Lhasa /Yamdrok-tso / Gyantse
Heading to Kambala pass which is 4794m high, you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso there. It is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then drive back to chushul, along Nepal friendship way to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumpum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. Overnight at Gyantse.
Day 05 Gyantse / Shalu Monastery / upper Lungsang, trekking 5-6 hours, 14km
Driving to Shalu Monastery from Gyantse, only 70km away. Visit Shalu Monastery. Then start trekking. Camping to upper Lungsang.
Day 06 Upper Lungsang / Ngor Monastery, trekking 4 hours, 8km, camping
Day 07 Ngor Monastery / Nartang Monastery / Shigatse, trekking 5 hours, 18km
Today trekking from Ngor to Nartang by passing several villages, saddles, and one electric utility. After arriving at Nartang Monastery, our driver will pick you up to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse
Day 08 Shigatse / Tashilhunpo Monastery/ Lhasa
Visiting Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, afternoon drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 09 Lhasa airport dropping off, end the trip.