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9 nights/10 Trekking Itineraries in Shalu Nartang Trekking

Shalu-Nartang Trekking

Day 01  Arrival Lhasa and acclimatization

Welcome to Tibet at Gonggar Airport! Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic, cultural and transport center of the region. Lhasa covers an area of close to 30,000 square km. It has a downtown of 544 square km and a population of 400,000; 140,000 of its people live in the downtown area. Lhasa is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui peoples, as well as many other ethnic groups, but the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population.

 Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Here, air is extremely pure and the sky is deep blue. This day would be kept for your acclimatization. It is advisable to drink plenty of water and have a good sleep for next day’s program. 

Day 02  Lhasa sightseeing [B]

Visit Potala Palace and Jokang Monastery today, then walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Day 03  Lhasa sightseeing [B]

Visit Drepung Monastery for the whole morning, later after lunch, visit Sera monastery.  We can do the Sera Kora walk of about 1 hr and then catch the famous debate session (if the debate session is in process) of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.

 Day 04 Lhasa/Yamdrok Yumtso/Gyantse, 300km [B]

Drive to Gyantse, the famous historical city in Tibet, along the Kyichu River. On the Ganba La (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of  Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m). 

Gyantse, some 200km southwest of Lhasa, is one of the least Chinese-influenced towns in Tibet and is worth a visit for this reason alone. Gyantse is famous for its wool carpets and palkhor choide chorten.

Visit  Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa.  

Palkhor Monastery built in 1427, is notable for its superb Kumbum (10,000 images) stupa, which has nice tiers and, according to the Buddhist tradition, 108 chapels. The lower tiers contain excellent murals. The dzong (old fort) that towers above the village offers a fine view over the valley. The monastery houses monks from Gelugpa, Sakyapa and Kahdampa order. It is very strange that they eventually got along with each other although they quarreled and fought. The monastery is the only monastery that houses monks from different orders in harmony. As a result, its structural style, deities enshrined and murals are very special.

Day 05 Drive to Shalu Monastery and start the trekking to Upper Lungsang  5.5 - 6 hrs
Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]

 Day 06 Trek from Upper Lungsang to Ngor Monastery 3.5 - 4 hrs
Overnight in Tented Camps [B+L+D]

 Day 07 Trek from Ngor Monastery to Nartang Monastery, then drive to Shigatse [B+L]
After finishing the trekking at Nartang Monastery, drive to Shigatse, upon arrival visit Tashilumpu Monastery and its free market.

 Day 08 Shigatse/Lhasa
In the morning, drive back to Lhasa along Yalung Tsangpo River, upon arrival, the free time at your disposal.

Day 09 Lhasa/Gonggar Airport ( Leave Tibet)  [B]
In time, transfer to the airport/train station for your onward journey to the next destination / back home. Thank you very much for choosing Oriental Vacations and Journeys for your Tibet Tour !

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