Namtso Lake Trek

Nam Tso Lake Trek

Situated at an altitude of 4718 m Namtso Lake is an extremely beautiful lake with turquoise blue water. Hiking excursion to Namtso lake is getting popular among visitors in Tibet. The lake is 70 km long and 30 km wide and is the biggest salt water lake in Tibet. It has the Nyechen Tangla mountain range (7000 m peaks) on its background to enhance its beauty. The wide open spaces around the lake, dotted with the tents of local nomads is interesting to see. The 190 km drive from Lhasa to Namtso lake involves the high Yangpachen pass (5630 m), so proper acclimatization is very important to do this hike successfully. Never take this trip lightly because it is short. The best season for trekking in Nam Tso Lake is late May to October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. It is a very remote region and all the supplies must be carried by ourselves.
Our trip begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. We explore several cultural and other heritage sites of Lhasa and then we begin the trek. After the trek we have the option to get back to Kathmandu through the drive.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Lhasa
  • Day 2 : Lhasa Sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Lhasa Sightseeing
  • Day 4 : Free day in Lhasa
  • Day 5 : Drive to Namtso Lake
  • Day 6 : Trek to Namtso Lake
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ampa Komlong Island
  • Day 8 : Trek to Jiachang Cuiguo/ No.1 Camp
  • Day 9 : Trek to Zhaxi Peninsula
  • Day 10 : Trek to Damxung and drive to Lhasa
  • Day 11 : Depart Lhasa

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Lhasa
    Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa's airport (Gongaar) and drive to Lhasa City. The flight will amaze you with a mesmerizing view of Himalaya including Mount Everest and many others. A short walk around the street and overnight at booked hotel
  • Day 2 : Lhasa Sightseeing
    Sightseeing around Lhasa. Visit the Potala palace, the residence of Dalai Lama. The Jokhang Lhakhang and stroll around the market area. Overnight in Lhasa hotel.
  • Day 3 : Lhasa Sightseeing
    This day visiting the Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet. This 14th century monastery once housed more than 10,000 monks. After Lunch Norbulingka -the Summer Palace of Dalia Lama will be visiting. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
  • Day 4 : Free day in Lhasa
    Free day in Lhasa, get fully acclimatized or personal activities
  • Day 5 : Drive to Namtso Lake
    Drive Nam Tso Lake (4718m)/Bali Village/Droja Monastery,Camping
  • Day 6 : Trek to Namtso Lake
    Trek to Namtso Lake-Droja Monastery/Ampa Komlong Island, Camping
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ampa Komlong Island
    Trek Buguzari/Kado Nanka Island/Ampa Komlong Island, Camping
  • Day 8 : Trek to Jiachang Cuiguo/ No.1 Camp
    Trek Ampa Komlong Island/Jiachang Cuiguo/No.1 Camp, Camping
  • Day 9 : Trek to Zhaxi Peninsula
    Trek No.1 Camp/Nam Township/Zhaxi Peninsula, dorm bed
  • Day 10 : Trek to Damxung and drive to Lhasa
    Trek Zhaxi Peninsula/Damxung & drive to Lhasa and transfer to hotel
  • Day 11 : Depart Lhasa
    Lhasa airport drop for final departure


  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis with Breakfast.
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during trek
    • 2cups of tea/coffee during trek
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • All entrance fees and permit as well as government tax or charges.
    • Trekking Guides and potter.
    • Duffle bag.
    • Medical insurance for guides and potter.
    • Camping equipments.
    • First Aid kits.
    • Map.
  • Excludes
    • All meals and dinner except welcome and farewell dinner.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee.
    • International Airfare, Airport taxes as well as extra baggage charges.
    • Personal stuff such as electronic device, phone call, internet charges, essential drugs, telephone and its charge etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and cold drinks.
    • Laundries.
    • Tips for tour Guide and Driver (not mandatory).
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides, cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, and accident etc.

Map of Trip

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 11 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude: 5200m
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Popular
  • Region: Tibet
  • Activity:Sightseeing, High Altitude Trekking
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