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Shalu Narthang Trek

SHALU NARTHANG TREK

- 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.

Shalu Narthang Treks Itinerary:
This is 4 days short trek in Tibet and one of the famous trek in this region. We begins our trek from Shalu Monastery to Narthang Monastery. It cover mountain, Lakes, Tibetan Village, Monasteries etc.

Fact Profile
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.

Suggested Tour 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,(Veg lunch & Dinner)

EXCURSION
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

DRIVE TO GYANTSE
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

DRIVE TO SHALU MONASTERY
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

SIGHTSEEING - AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street
Day 10: Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple,O/H Shangbala or Keychu Hotel

SIGHTSEEING
Day 11: AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka Palace
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo. Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa,O/H Shangbala or Keychu Hotel

DRIVE TO AIRPORT
Day 12: Lhasa-Airport 63km (1hr)/ destination by flight

TOUR COST INCLUDES:
Tibet travel permit / Private land transfers as per itinerary / Accommodation as per itinerary on twin sharing with BREAKFAST Only / Monasteries entrance fees / Sightseeing tours as per itinerary / A local English speaking guide throughout the tour/ All meals and fully camping equipment with support truck during trekking period.

TOUR COST EXCLUDES:
Airfare (Applicable) / Excess baggage charge if any/Travel insurance / Chinese visa fee (Normal Visa Cost: US$88 Per Person for all nationalities (For USA, US$ 198 Per Person) / Lunch & Dinner / Nepal re-entry visa fee / Expenses of private nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, Beverages, Tips, etc./ Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ACCIDENTS, ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides, FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS due to weather or technical problems, etc.

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