This unusual trip to Tibet begins in Lhasa, the center of the Tibetan mandala. Here you can explore some of the holiest sites to all of the Buddhists – the Jokhang, Potala and other key places. Then, traveling northeast, you cross the Nyanchan Thangla Mountains to Lake Nam Tso, the second largest saltwater lake in Tibet. Heading back south, you travel first to Reteng Monastery and then stop at Ganden before trekking from Trupshi to Chimpu in the Tsetang area. Here, in the summer, you meet and get to know nomads with their herds of yaks and sheep, and enjoy the incredible scenery.
After a stop at Samye, a model of the Buddhist universe, you head back to Lhasa and fly home.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Fly to Lhasa (About 5 ½ hours). Slow walk around Jokhang and evening service at Ranoche.
Visit Jokhang, Potala, Norbulinkha and Lhukhang.
Visit Phabonkha and Sera.
Drive Lhasa to Lake Nam Tso (About 6 hours).
Explore Lake Nam Tso.
Drive Nam Tso to Reteng Monastery (About 4 hours).
Explore Reteng and do the kora around it.
Drive Reteng to Ganden (about 2 ½ hours) and on to Drupshi. Trek to herders camp (About 3 hours).
Trek Herder camp to valley beyond Zukur La Pass (About 6-7 hours).
Trek meadow camp across Chetur La down to the Drokpa Camp (About 6-7 hours).
Trek Drokpa Camp to Yamalung Meadows (About 5 hours).
Trek Yamalung Meadow to Nyengo Village. Drive Chimpu and hike to cave. (About 1 ½ hours walking).
Hike to Samye and visit monastery. Drive Tsetang (1/2 hour).
Visit Yombulakhang and Valley of the Kings. Return to Lhasa (2 hours).
Free until time to fly to Beijing.