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.
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.