This journey will take you around the most sacred monasteries and places in and around Lhasa,and will also include a trek from Shalu Monastery to Nartang Monastery.Shalu Monastery is located next to Shigtase,around 14km away.The trek from Shalu Monastery to Narthang Monastery,which takes 4-5 days,is a good option if your time is limited or if you want a taste of trekking in Tibet without committing to one of the longer or more difficult routes.The trek includes two passes,though neither is particularly high.
Destination: Lhasa, Gyantse, Shalu Monastery, Shigatse.
Maximum Altitude: 4480m
Best Season: March, Aprill, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct,
Photo Sport:Monasteries in Lhasa and Bharkor street,Yakdok Tso lake.
OUTLINE TREKKING ITINERARY:
Day 01: FLY TO GANGGAR AIRPORT AND DRIVE TO TSETHANG (3650 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight - After breakfast, we will transfer the group to Tribhuvan International Airport to board Air China's Flight No.CA 408 to Lhasa at 10:25 am. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport,the group shall be met by our local representative and transfer provided to your hotel in Tsethang,Overnight at Tsethang Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Ferry station and cross the Yalong Tsangpo river (Bharmaputtira) by ferry around 45 minites to get other side of the river and continue take the bus to monastery (15minites), Samye monastery is the frist monastery all over in Tibet and built in the 8th century by the Tibetan king Tesong Ditsang,Under the suporting of Indian Master Palma Sambhava(Guru Ringpoche).O/N Tsethang Hotel
Day 03: Drive over the Khambala Pass (4970m) and where you can have wonderful view of natute lake and Mount Nyicheng Gansang,O/H Gyantse Hotel
Day 04: Excursion around the monastery and prepare the necessary things for next day trek or manage the yaks and yak men,
Day 05: TREK - Shalu Monastery-Upper Lungsang O/N Camp
Day 06: TREK - Upper Lungsang-Ngor Monastery O/N Camp
Day 07: TREK - Ngor Monastery-Nartang Monastery O/N Camp
Day 08: TREK - Nartang Monastery-Shigatse O/N Guest House
Day 09: DRIVE TO LHASA - Drive to Lhasa Northern Highway (280km) O/N Guest House
Day 10: SIGHTSEEING - AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor
Day 11: AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka Palace