Ningchentangla Namtso Lake Trek

  • Ningchentangla Namtso Lake Trek

Code TH-TB-028 •   11 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Departure City: Lhasa
  • Max Altitude: 5100m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking


Trip Information

Ningchentangla Namtso Lake Trek, Namtso Lake Trek or Ningchentangla View Trek is a fabulous trek of traversing the Ningchen Tangla Mountains to the famous holy Lake Namtso. In this trekking, a number of small river stream needs to be crossed along the way. A tundra-filled upper valley gradually climbs to the Kyang-la (Onager pass), followed by a steep descent onto the Changtang plains. Fantastic views of sparkling Namtso and Tashi Do are visible from many vantage points on the trail. And colourful drokpa camps nomadic tents are dotted along the way. Most tourists who travel to Tibet will drive from Lhasa to visit the heaven lake Namtso. But if you want to see the ecological mosaic of northern Tibet and its splendor is by walking, this trek is designed for you to get close encounters with the mysterious drokpa nomad stones, the seminomadic shepherds of the region with their ancient customs and traditions with surrounded views of Mt. Nyingchentangla and the majestic Namtso lake itself are the major atraction of the trek. 

Starting from Reting Monastery founded 900 years before by Reting Rimpoche It is one of the famous monastery of Kadampa lineage which lies northeast of Lhasa city. After a short drive to Damxung the trek starts. This 4 days treks gives you the deep expereince of Nomadic lifestyle, cultural sights and magnificent views of lakes and mountains. All in one the trip would be your life time experience in a very short time.


You will be staying at  good reviewed  3 star in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse if you prefer better hotel there is always option to upgrade the hotel and if you prefer to get booked own prefer hotel we are always ready to book for you. There will be camping during trekking period. Our camping tents are well maintained two men tents for group members, dining and kitchen tents along with kitchen table and other necessary equipements.

Altitude Problem and Physical Fitness Required

It is a easy trekking, There is no level of physical fitness is required, everyone could join on the trek. It would be more helpful if you have previous trekking experience as the trail follows average altitude of 4000m one should prepare acordingly. We also advise our guest(s) to consult their doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements before taking the trip. Regular exercise, jugging, stretching and medication or yoga may be good idea before taking the trip.


We provide hygenic full board food prepared by our own experienced cook during trekking. All meals during trekking and only breakfast during the driving or touring sessions are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners in the city in Lhasa on your own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). It is advisable to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (USD10 to USD16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. Only basic meal choices like Tibetan bread and tsampa porridge will be available in remote locations. Freshly cooked full board food will be served by trained and experienced cooks on full-board basis during camping.

Recommended Clothing & Accessories

As the tempreture varies greatly between day and night (from Max. 20 degrees celcius to Min. -10 degrees celcius) one should prepare accordingly. Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen sockes, Personal Towel, Light and Warm parka Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, Torch with extra batteries, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, T-Shirt, Sleeping bag and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for Ganden to Samye Trekking.

Travel Insurance

Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation, if in case of immergency, lost of belongings and trip cancilation is strongly recommended for this trek.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best seasons for this trip. 

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Lhasa will be your starting city for this trek. You could even check our fixed group joing trips. Check available trip dates and cost for Namtso Lake Trek or Please contact us for your customized Itinerary, departure date and cost. We are always welcome for customization as per your preference. 


Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.

Our guide will assist you to check in Tibet with your permit at Lhasa airport. After completion of immigration formalities, you will be dropped to your hotel. The distance between airport to Lhasa city where you hotel is located is 65km, 1 hrs drive is required.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: N/A

Day 02: Lhasa full day sightseeing [B]

Full day guided tour in Lhasa. In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet? In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship every day. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Lhasa full day sightseeing [B]

It is another full day sightseeing in Lhasa, In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect., which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Lhasa - Reting Monastery Drive

In the morning, head for Reting Monastery 180 kilometers north to Lhasa and have lunch on the way. The monastery Reting lies in the midst of an expanse of cypress forest. It was established in 1057 by Drom Toenpa, Atishas most important pupil. It was said the cypress forest had developed from a tuft of hair from Drom Toenpa, who buried that beneath the soil. The visitors can take part in such activities, like walking outside of the monastery, and hiking along the Lingkhor (outside Zhuanjing route; approx. 1 hour). In the afternoon, visit the Reting Monastery or villages down the Kyichu River valley.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 6: Reting-Damxung Drive and Begin trekking.

In the morning, drive on rugged road before reaching Damxung (4130 m) along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, where our trek begin. Today we will not only have a short trek and go through a beautiful meadow, but also visit a monastery en route. Damxung is small Tibetan village town from where our trek start.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Herders 7-8 hours.

Pass through glaciated valley and reach a herder's camp, where we camp for the night.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Kong La Base Crossing Kong La Pass, 6-7 hours.

Cross Kong La from where you have spectacular views of Nam Tso Lake and the Nyenchen Thangla ranges. Descend to a broad basin and hike along green meadows.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Tashi Dorje and Nam Tso Lake 7-8 hours.

Hike along green meadows and pass through several nomad camps and their herds of animals. Have lunch by the lake. Then follow the jeep trail all the way to Tashi Dorje hermitage. Nam Tso, the biggest salty lake of Tibet, is 70 kilometers long from east to west and 30 kilometers wide from north to south, covers an area of 1,920 square kilometers with an altitude of 4,700 meters above sea level. It is said the holy lake and the holy mountain Nyenchentangla are a couple of lovers, who guard the vast pasture and cattle together.


Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10: Drive back to Lhasa via Yangbachen Hotspring

Today we will Explore Namtso Lake and Tashi Dho monastery after that we will drive back to Lhasa via Yangbachen hotspring one could have bathing at hotspring then evening you will be dropped to your Lhasa hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet trek program on twin sharing basis
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide
  • Transportation by Jeep/Van/Bus as per group size
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • BB inside the hotel and full board during the trek
  • All camping equipments except sleeping bag
  • All camping fee
  • Camping and kitchen crews including experienced cook
  • Oxygen in the vehicle and during the trek incase needed.

What is not included?

  • Both international and domestic flight/train tickets. (Note: We can help you to book your flight or train tickets, especially domestic ones)
  • Lunch and Dinner in the hotels
  • Sleeping bag
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Tips for the staff
  • Travel insurance inclduing trip cancellation, medical and emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides or any other personal nature expenses that are not mentione above

USD 1,270

USD 250 -408% OFF

11 days

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