Nyenpo Yurtse trek is a holistic package to experience Tibet plateau as whole. Explore Tibet with camping with nomads, overnight stay with locals, hiking in the nomadic regions and visiting historical monasteries. This 12 days trek package will give you an overall insight of Eastern Tibetans and their lifestyle.
Note: If your arrival time is different from others and you don’t want to wait for the free shuttle bus, then we can arrange private airport pick up/transfer for additional cost CNY400. It is free for train station pick up / transfer. Please let us know your arrival time and detail information of flights/train.
Meals & Accommodations: As Specified in the itinerary
Our representative will receive you from Xining airport/ train station and will be transferred to your hotel. Take a good rest at your hotel and get more familiar with new environment.
We will have a smooth drive to Rebkong to visit Upper and Lower Sanggeshong Monasteries. Rebkong is famously known to their skillful Tibetan traditional thangka paintings and you will see few of the most well-known master pieces in these monasteries. In the afternoon, we are visiting Gomar Stupa and Rongwu Gonchen Monastery. It is mother monastery of 35 other monasteries in this region.
Accommodation: Homestay in Rebkong.
Right after your fresh breakfast, we are driving for 93 miles (150 kilometers) to Sanggchu (Xia’he) to visit Labrang Monastery. Enjoy the differently beautiful villages and scenery of Eastern Tibet throughout the way. Our guide will escort you in and around Labrang Monastery which is one of the biggest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Labrang street is touched with different culture and art crafts. You will have a good time around this colorful street.
After 4 hours of drive, you will reach to Taktsang Lhamo or Lang’mu’si. Taktsang means “Tiger Cave” in Tibetan. Lhamo lies in a beautiful valley surrounded by alpine forests and amazing mountains. You could also visit Kirti Monastery situated in the hills of Sichuan side.
Taktsang Lhamo is mostly attracted towards it’s surrounding mountains for hiking and beautiful grasslands for horse riding. Normally people do trekking around this wonderful place for 1 – 5 days so 1 day hike here is quite short yet you will gain beautiful experiences in the end of the day.
After your breakfast, we will be heading towards Shetso Lake via Machu County by cab. You will meet your Yaks and nomad crew to assist you to get ready for Nyenpo Yurtse trek. Shetso Lake is the most beautiful lake in the Geo-park. The shores are carpeted with wild flowers unleashing intoxicating perfume aroma. You could also walk along the shore and wander into nearby mountains on your own. Tonight we are camping at this shore. Enjoy nature!
Accommodation: Camping at Shetso Lake shore
Facts of the Day
• Average altitude: 13,255 ft (4,040 m)
• Walking distance: around 9 kms
Now, you must be well prepared to trek against Nyenpo Yurtse after 6 days of familiarizing with the plateau weather, altitude and environment. Take pleasure in nature and romance with nature. This would be a very beautiful beginning of your trekking at Nyenpo Yurtse.
Facts of the Day
• Average altitude: 12,467 ft (3,800 m)
• Walking distance: around (10 km)
Non stop aesthetic valleys and mountain peaks would steal your heart. You would come across with so many lovely wild flowers and landscape while strolling up and down. Tonight too, we are camping with nature.
Facts of the Day
• Average altitude: 13,429 ft (4,093 m)
• Walking distance: around (15 km)
Today is the last day of trekking and your driver would be waiting you at your lunch time. Driving back to Jigdril or Machen County.
Overnight: Hotel, Machen County
Tracing back with adventure camp at nomad tent through the Southern shore of Qinghai Lake (Konor Lake).
Overnight: Nomad Tent Camp near the lake
Today, we are hiking up to Shala Pass 12,467 ft (3,800 m) to have a look of the panoramic view of splendid Qinhai Lake with animals and camp sites of Tibetan nomad herders. In the evening, you will be installed to your hotel at Xining.
You will be transferred to the Airport or Train Station in Xining by our tour guide and driver. Thank you for trusting us!