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Trekking the Monasteries of Tibet

Asia China Tibet, Tibet, Asia

from $3,495* per person 16 Days July, September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Myths and Mountains 24 people max
  • beijing airport, china
  • Active & Adventure trips
Your journey begins where Buddhism began in Tibet - the Tsetang region, east of Lhasa. Explore one of the oldest Nyingma-pa monasteries, Samye - a model of the Buddhist universe, and the meditation caves that served the likes of Guru Rimpoche and the 5th Dalai Lama. The trail, with lakes, meadows, tiny villages, and nomad camps takes you to the holy Guru Rimpoche cave of Chimpu. Stop at Lake Nam Tso, spend two nights in Reteng, then stop at Ganden on your way back to Lhasa. This is a trip of monks, monasteries and more salt tea than you imagined possible.

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Asia China Tibet, Tibet, Asia

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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Day 1     Arrive Beijing None
Day 2     Fly to Lhasa (About 5 hours); Slow walk around Jokhang and evening service at Ranoche BLD
Day 3     Visit Jokhang, Potala, Norbulinkha and Lhukhang, BLD
Day 4     Visit Phabonkha and Sera BLD
Day 5     Drive Lhasa to Lake Nam Tso (About 6 hours) BLD
Day 6     Explore Lake Nam Tso BLD
Day 7     Drive Nam Tso to Reteng Monastery (About 4 hours) BLD
Day 8     Explore Reteng and do the kora around it BLD
Day 9     Drive Reteng to Ganden (about 2 hours) and on to Drupshi. Trek to herders camp (About 3 hours) BLD
Day 10     Trek Herder camp to valley beyond Zukur La Pass (About 6-7 hours) BLD
Day 11     Trek meadow camp across Chetur La down to the Drokpa Camp (About 6-7 hours) BLD
Day 12     Trek Drokpa Camp to Yamalung Meadows (About 5 hours) BLD
Day 13     Trek Yamalung Meadow to Nyengo Village. Drive Chimpu and hike to cave. (About 1 hours walking) BLD
Day 14     Hike to Samye and visit monastery. Drive Tsetang (1/2 hour) BLD
Day 15     Visit Yombulakhang and Valley of the Kings. Return to Lhasa (2 hours) BLD
Day 16     Free until time to fly to Beijing B

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