Namtso Lake and Yangpachen | Tsurphu Trek -Royal Mountain Travel - Nepal

Namtso Lake and Yangpachen – Tsurphu Trek – 21 days

An excellent trip for those interested in the semi-nomadic lifestyle of the Tibetan herders (drokpa).
After exploring some of the many wonders of Lhasa head north to the spectacular turquoise blue lake, Nam-tso. The lovely Tashi Dor peninsula is home to myriad species of migrating birds, a small gompa, hermitage caves and it is a popular place for herders to camp.
The rugged walk from the broad, windswept Yangpachen Valley, through alpine valleys to cross the Lasar-La (5,300m) takes place at over 4,400m, a scenically stunning combination of sweeping mountain panoramas and alpine tundra.
From Tsurphu, one of the most important monasteries in Tibet, return to Lhasa to either fly back to Kathmandu or continue on an amazing overland journey across the roof of the world.


  • Vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
  • Spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Jeep drives at high altitudes, almost deserted trail
  • Trekking through the Tibetan villages
  • Yangpachen and many other monasteries
  • Nam-Tso Lake, second greatest Lake of China
  • Trekking in Tibet at high altitudes, above 5,000m
  • Lhasa, the Roof of the World, at an altitude of 3,650m
  • Several monasteries, Tibetan Buddhism, religion of Tibet
  • Potala Palace, once the palace of Dalai Lama
  • Trekking in Tibet at higher altitudes above 5,000 meters
  • Rongbuk Monastery, one of the highest monasteries
  • Scenic drive to Kathmandu

Trip Details

  • Trek Grade: 4
  •  Trek Code: RMT-LZT-YAN-21
  •  Duration: 21 days
  •  Trek Style: Combination of guest house and camping
  •  Best time to go: May-October


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu or Chengdu
Day 02: Kathmandu or Chengdu
Day 03: Fly Gongkar (1 hr), Drive to Lhasa (3658m, 1½ hrs)
Day 04: Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa
Day 06: Lhasa
Day 07: Namtso (4718m, 6 hrs)
Day 08: Yangpachen (4250m, 3 hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Dorje Ling (4300m, 4 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Bartso (5 hrs)
Day 11: Trek Lhasar-La (5300m, 5 hrs), Trek Leten
Day 12: Trek Tsurphu (4480m, 4 hrs)
Day 13: Lhasa (3658m, 2 hrs)
Day 14: Gyantse (3950m, 9 hrs)
Day 15: Shigatse (3900m, 3 hrs)
Day 16: Xegar (4050m, 6 hrs)
Day 17: Rhongphu (5000m, 6 hrs)
Day 18: Everest Base Camp, Lao Tingri (4390m, 4 hrs)
Day 19: Zhangmu (2300m, 6 hrs)
Day 20: Kathmandu (1300m, 6 hrs)
Day 21: Depart

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