Trekking in Tibet is a perfect way to explore Tibet and a wonderful experience of a lifetime that you can’t get anywhere else on earth. By trekking Tibet, you can enjoy the unique scenery in secret places of Tibet and have a full insight of Tibetan culture.
Tibet trekking can be classified into Tibet pilgrimage trek, Tibet culture trekking and sightseeing trek. For instance, Mt. Kailash Trek is a typical pilgrimage trekking tour in Tibet. It is also a tour of hiking Tibet.
For some trekkers, it is also a great challenge to trek at over 4000 meters above sea level in average. A hiking Tibet tour requires good fitness condition, well preparation and strong perseverance. Besides, Tibet trekking is not feasible from December to March as the temperature goes very low and also the days becomes much shorter. Generally from April to October is the best season for opting a Tibet tour. But it really depends on your route and a normal winter Tibet tour schedule is quite comfortable, because in winter, the tourist rush is not much and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery freely.
For foreign tourists, there are some special requirements. Chinese Visa issued by Chinese Embassy and Tibet Travel Permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau are indispensable trek permits in Tibet. Besides, no independent tours are allowed in Tibet. Therefore, even you want a budget trek tour in Tibet, a tour guide is a must. Of course, a professional trekking tour guide can be quite helpful for he/she is much more familiar with the route and experienced in getting rid of emergencies.
We offer various trekking packages in Tibet, combined with other tour routes in Tibet, like Lhasa tours, and tailor-made trekking tour to meet your specific requirements. It can be as short as one day and as long as one month. We also can offer you professional trekking support including expedition cook, well prepared meals, trekking animals and porters, high quality trekking equipment, trained trekking tour guides.
Most importantly, we highly suggest you read the trekking advice and have a good preparation for your hiking in Tibet.
- 10-12 Days Ganden to Samye Trekking
- 12 Days Tingri to EBC Trek
- 8 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Hotspring Trek
- 11 Days Tibet Nam Tso Lake Trekking
1 – 10-12 Days Ganden to Samye Trekking
It is 80km trek between Ganden and Samye Monastery, the hard journey on foot for the tough trekking from Ganden to Samye monastery is awesome. Ganden to Samye trek is one of the most popular Tibet trekking which leads you cross high passes and experience some amazing and remote regions of Tibet.
Our trek involves a steady climb over a pass to the high altitude (above 5000m) pastures only used by nomads in the summer months. We continue in these highlands through gentle hills and past remote lakes before crossing another pass and dropping into the sheltered valley of Yamalung. Finally we turn into the wide Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) valley and its rolling sand dunes. Finally we will reach to a Samye valley where our trekking ends. Samye valley is famous for a Samye monastery one of the oldest monastery in Tibet. After spending a day at Samye valley we will drive toward the Gonggar Airport for our final departure.
This 80 km trekking trail can be finished in 4 or 5 days, it depends on the tourists health situation and trekking experiences. Normally, for aged people, we suggest that 5 days for the trek will be more suitable, but for those with some trekking experience and tight schedule,4 days will be enough (a few guys even finished in 3 days, but not advised this way).
Day 01: Arrival at Lhasa, rest for acclimatization
Day 02: Highlights Lhasa walking tour: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple, Barkhor
Day 03: Highlights Lhasa tour by van or car: Drepung & Sera Monastery
Day 04: Free day in Lhasa, get full acclimatization before the trekking
Day 05: Lhasa-Ganden Monastery (70km), hiking at Angkor Ri Mountain near Ganden Monastery, then drive 7 km to camp at Trubshi Village (Nomad people)
Day 06: Trekking: Trubshi Village-Hepu-Yama Do (4800m),5-6 hrs,17 km (450m descent,300m ascent)
Day 07: Trekking: Yama Do-Shuga la (5250m)-Chitul gang (4907m)-Tsotup Chu Valley [4700m], 5-7 hrs,10km
Day 08: Trekking: Tsotup Chu Valley-Chitul La (5100m)-Nyagarsumdo- Herder’S Camp, 5 hrs,14km
Day 09: Trekking: Herder’s Camp-Nyango (4-5hrs)-Yamalung Hermitage (forests view)-drive to Samye (total of 39km today, route:Herder Camp-Gen Do-Yamalung Hermitage-Nyango-Wango-Pisha-Dragmar-Sangbu-Samye)-Samye monastery hotel
Day 10: Samye-Tsetang (Tibet culture cradle), rest (or we transfer to Airport and leave Lhasa for next stop)
Day 11: Explore Yarlung Valley: Yumbulagang Palace, Tibetan kings Tombs, Tramdruk Monastery
Day 12: Drive to Gonggar airport and Departure
2– 12 Days Tingri to EBC Trek
Tingri to Everest Base Camp trekking adventure provides a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sighting and physical challenge, naggers and gazelle throve around the trail, and you might even get lucky and see a Tibetan brown bear rambling in the pastures. You will accomplish 70 km in 4 whole days on foot; the route of trekking is in a high-elevation region with altitudes ranging between 4400m and 5300m, on the way to Everest Base Camp you will have enough time to explore the valleys and glaciers below the massive north-face of Mt. Everest and view the most magnificent world’s highest mountain scenery.
Day 01: Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa[3650m], check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Day 02: In Lhasa, visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery
Day 03: In Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery
Day 04: Lhasa-Shigatse city[3900m], the 2nd largest city in Tibet
Day 05: Drive to Old Tingri
Day 06: Trek to Lungthang [4510m] Day 07: Trek to Lamna La [5150 m] Day 08: Trek to Zommug [4790 m] Day 09: Trek to Rongbuk-Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Rongphu-Everest.B.C further excursions, and then drive back to Shigatse, o/n in Hotel
Day 11: Shigatse-Gyantse-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa
Day 12: Lhasa-Airport or train station transfer, leave Tibet for Nepal or China for both of which we can organize the additional tours.
3 – 8 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Hotspring Trek
If you are still looking for a Tibet trekking adventure, why not come to enjoy the trekking discovery between Tsurphu and Yangpachen Hotspring?
5300m at the Lasar-la. Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visit to monasteries and a nunnery, this trekking nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities. The Best time for this trekking is from Mid- April to Mid of October.
Day01 Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Day02 In Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
Day03 In Lhasa, visit Drepung & Sera Monastery
Day04 Lhasa-Tsurphu Monastery
Day05 Tsurphu Monastery- Leten, trekking 4 hours,11km
Day06 Leten-Bartso, trekking 5-6 hours, 15km
Day07 Bartso-Dorje Ling Nunnery, Trekking 4 hours,15km
Day08 Dorje Ling Nunnery-Yangpachen Monastery/Yangpachen Hotsprings/Lhasa, trek 4 hrs,14km
Day09 Depart Tibet for next destination
4 – Nam Tso Lake Trek
One of the most beautiful high alpine sacred lake in the world hidden behind the Himalayan fortress is called the Namtso Lake 4580m above sea level. It is second biggest salty lake in Tibet lies about 190 km north of Lhasa. Trekking to this region is an amazing experience in life- the fantasies of this trek includes stunning beauty of the lake surrounding, nomad wildness, yaks herds, high plain open grass land and stunning views of snow clad peak Mt Nying Cheng Thangla 7210m.
Trekking to the Namtso Lake road follows driving from Lhasa to Damxung River valley first and the entire trekking days will be exploring altitude above 4300m for the most of journey and one high pass above 5150m. The spectacular trek climbs out of the Damzhung valley via Largen La pass (4970m) and 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 crossing above Kang La pass 5150m. Nam Tso Lake trekking also offers trekkers to see some beautiful birds in summer days and very remote nomad landscapes on planet.
Trip Facts of Tibet Nam Tso Lake Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 4790 m.
Main Season: April – November
Entry & Exit Point: Lhasa
Suggested Itinerary – Tibet Nam Tso Lake Trekking
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa, transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa-Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa-Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 04: Free day in Lhasa, get full acclimatization or personal activities
Day 05: Drive Nam Tso Lake (4718m)/Bali Village/Droja Monastery,Camping
Day 06: Trek to Namtso Lake-Droja Monastery/Ampa Komlong Island,Camping
Day 07: Trek Buguzari/Kado Nanka Island/Ampa Komlong Island, Camping
Day 08: Trek Ampa Komlong Island/Jiachang cuiguo/No.1 Camp, Camping
Day 09: Trek No.1 Camp/Nam Township/Zhaxi Peninsula, dorm bed
Day 10: Trek Zhaxi Peninsula/Damxung & drive to Lhasa and transfer to hotel
Day 11: Lhasa airport drop or Train station for final departure