Short Trekking Near Lhasa City

  • Short Trekking Near Lhasa City

Code TH-TB-018 •   9 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Departure City: Lhasa
  • Max Altitude: 5300m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking


Trip Information

If you want to have a short trekking besides visiting Lhasa city, This trek would be perfect for you starting from Tsurphu Monastery and ends at Yangbachen. This short trekking around Lhasa would be an ideal choice to have great experience while you are in Lhasa that is Tsurphu to Yangbachen Trek as it is just 60km far from Lhasa city. This trek is an ideal choice to everyone who would like to have a short trekking near Lhasa to explore countryside and Tibetan village as well as it combines heavenly lake Namtso.  Starting from the seat of Karmapa the Tsurpu monastery the trek leads toward Yangbachen hotspring crossing mangfifient Tibetan landscape and remote villages meeting with Nomads. It is a very romantic and panoramic trek near lhasa perhaps best trekking experience. Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek begins at Tsurphu Monastery walk crosses several alpine valleys like Leten valley, Bartso valley. This trek combines with alpine Valleys and mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, cultural and wilderness. At the end combining Namtso lake is the most remarkable and cherishful experience which is sarrounded by Mt. Nyinchen Tangla range and beuty of Namtso itself.


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.. In Tshurphu it is a local guesthouse clean room with attached bath. After that the trekking starts from Tsurphu Monastery, There will be camping during trekking period about 4 nights. Our camping tents are well maintained two men tents for group members, dining and kitchen tents along with kitchen table and other necessary equipements. Once you arrive Yangbachen You will be staying at Guesthouse similar like at Tsurphu.

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 4200m 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 our 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 Ganden to Samye 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

Trip can be started either from Kathmandu or Lhasa. You could even check our fixed group joing trips. Check available trip dates and cost for Everst Advance Base Camp North  or Please contact us for your customized 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

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

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 03: Lhasa (3650M) / Tsurphu Monastery (4,500M):

Today we start trekking up the Valley. Follow the kora trail 10 minutes west to the Lingka( 4,550m) and  continues walking through a rocky gorge to Shupshading ( 4,700m), Leten ( 5,090m) Same valley of drokpa (herders)families . Over night at Camp. ( if you want peace and quite, camp below Leten valley). 

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Leten (5,090M) / Bartso (4,950M) 6 hrs (15 KM):

Today we have to trek for 5 hours. After 3 hours walk from Leten, we reach Lasar-la(5,400m) superb views of the surrounding mountains and south side of the Yangpachen valley. Continues trek to Bartso (4,950m). This is small Drokpa village.Overnight at Camp. or similar.  

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Bartso to Dorje Ling Nunnery (4,474M) 4/5 hrs (15 KM):

We starts trek towards to Dorje Ling Nunnery passing Tajung(4,660m) , Nyinga Ri(4,800m). The centerpiece of this friendly nunnery, home to 68 nuns, is the red dukhang ( assembly hall). We can camp southwest of the Nunnery, by a small chapel or stay in a room at the Nunnery.  

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Dorje Ling Nunnery to Yangbachen Monastery 5/6 hrs (15 KM) Drive to Namtso (4500M ) 3 hrs (150KM ):

Drive to Yangpachen. Visit Yangpachen monastery. Yangpachen is headed by Shamar Rinpoche (known as Shamapa – wearing a red hat) drive to Yangpachen hot springs ( 07 km ) is great to ease aching body. and further drive to Namtso. Stay at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House / Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Namtso Lake - Lhasa Drive (250km) & Lhasa Free day Shopping.

Explore Namtso Lake & Tashi Dho Kora. And Drive back to Lhasa and rest day free for your personal purpose.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 09: Final Departure

Free until airport time and our guide will drop off to train station or airport to connect your train or flight toward either mainland China or toward home.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All travel permit and all other necessary permits for this trekking;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local tour guide;
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary;
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary;
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • First aid kit;

What is not included?

  • Flight or train to and out of Tibet;
  • Domestic flight/train to Tibet not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your trip), optional tour activities, etc.


Tibet tour and our short trekking near Lhasa city was greatest experience of our lives.. All arrangements were greatly organized, Thank you for Tibet Holidays team for such a great organization of our trip. We are thankfull and will return with you some day!

Robert Cody & Family, New York, USA


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