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Namtso Lake Trek | With Botanical Treks-16 days

The main attractions of Namtso Lake treks are nomad life, monasteries, the holy salt lake, Namtso excursion, high pass Largen- La (4,970 m) & Camping in Tibet. The Namtso Lake trek starts from Lhasa to the famous salt Lake in Tibet "Namtso". It is situated 190 km north of Lhasa. Namtso Lake is the sanctuary of many species of migrating birds and other local birds. Thus lake is second largest salt Lake in Tibet. Namtso Lake trek across the Nyenclien Thangla Mountains to pebbled shores of holy Namtso Lake takes 6 to 7 days of walking.



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu /Hotel transfer

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Lhasa, sightseeing. Visit Drepung, Sera Monastery and Norbulingkha (summer palace of the Dalai Lama)

Day 05: Drive to Nizhong; arrange yak for trekking. Overnight in tented camp

Day 06-11: Trek to Nam-tso Lake, overnight in tented camp.

Day 12: Explore around Namtso Lake. At 4,718 meters, Nam-tso (Lake) is approximately 190 km north of Lhasa. Its salty water has a stunning shade of turquoise. Overnight in tented camp

Day 13: Drive back to Lhasa and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Drive to Gonggar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: One could do this trip one way drive or both way drive too instead of both way flying! It takes more days though.

Service Includes


  1. Airport picks up & drops off by private vehicle
  2. Airfare between Kathmandu- Lhasa-Kathmandu (2 flights each participant)
  3. Tibet travel permit
  4. Chinese visa fee
  5. Monasteries entrance fees
  6. Land transfer as per itinerary
  7. An English-speaking guide (Tibetan)
  8. Necessary numbers of trekking staffs & camping equipments
  9. All accommodation as per the itinerary.
  10. All meals during Tibet trek (breakfast, lunch& dinner)
  11. All government & local taxes.
  12. All official paper works.
  13. Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (optional too)
  14. An emergency rescue evacuation arrangement service (Jeep or Horse), in case of required.

Service Excludes


  1. Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu valley.
  2. All meals in Kathmandu
  3. Airport tax at any Airport
  4. Travel insurance
  5. Nepal visa fee & re-entry visa fee
  6. Expenses of personal nature (such as laundry service, telephone call, beverages, alcoholic drinks, etc.
  7. Tipping for trekking staffs.
  8. An emergency evacuation charges, in case of required!
  9. Others than what are included.

Trip Dates

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