from US$1608 per person

Xi'an to Tibet Tour with Trekking from Tsurphu to Yangpancheng in Tibet, from US$1608

(Hong Kong), Xi’an, Tibet, (Hong Kong)

This trekking tour offers a good chance to get a close look at the Tibetan herders and their nomadic lifestyles. The trek exceeds 4400m in average with a maximum elevation at 5300m. It nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities and available in Mid April-Mid Oct.  
                
Hiking Duration: about 4-6 Hrs per day, 4 days total
Hiking Distance: about 6.8 Km-15 Km (9.3 Miles) per day, 4 days total
Hiking Starting Point: Tsurphu
Hiking End Point: Yangpancheng
Tour Type: Private and Guided
Meals: Picnicking meals for the trekking part

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  • Tour Code:
  • CET-HK03
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • (Hong Kong), Xi’an, Tibet, (Hong Kong)
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Barkhor Square, Jokhang Monastery, Potala Palace, Tsurphu Monastery
  • Experience & Features:
  • Train Ride to Tibet, Tibetan Family Visit, Hiking from Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpaccheng
  • Physical Rating : 3
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 3
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Hong Kong-Xi'an

Fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an. You will be picked up at airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 2: Board on the train in Xi'an

In the morning go to the railway station to get the train heading for Lhasa.

Stay overnight on the train (hard sleepers).

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon or evening. Our local guide will welcome you in the train station and then we transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa It is better to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude as soon as possible.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Visit the renowned [Potala Palace], [Jokhang Temple], [Barkhor Street] and a [local Tibetan family]. The rest time of the day will be free on your own.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 5: Lhasa-Tsurphu Monastery

Filling with the fresh morning air, we'll drive from Lhasa to [Tsurphu Monastery] for about 2hrs. After arrival, you may visit the monastery and be prepare for next few days trekking tour.

Stay overnight in tent.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 6: Trek Tsurphu Monastery to Leten, 11km (6.8 miles), 4hrs

After breakfast, start the first-day trek up a green valley to Leten. On the way, you could pass through various species of mountain goats and some small nomadic community camps for summer herding, and sometimes, you may stop into the herder's tent for a cup of salt butter tea or fresh yak milk, which would be unfamiliar to you. Most important is that the classic beauty of Tibet will be with you for the entire trek tour.

Stay overnight in tent.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 7: Trek Leten to Bartso, 15km (9.3 miles), 5-6hrs

Climb over the Damchen Nyingtri pass and descend into a beautiful valley. After three hours, you'll pass the Lasar La to the Yangpancheng valley, followed is Bartso, a drokpa village with several houses. Today's view is also breathtaking with streams, wide open plateaus, powder-blue sky, etc.

Stay overnight in tent.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 8: Trek Bartso to Dorje Ling Nunnery, 15km (9.3 miles), 4hrs

Follow a wide trail across the valley to another ridge, from where you'll be rewarded with views of Mt. Nyianchengtangula (over 7000m). After pass the Tajung village, you may see some young nomadic boys and girls having a picnic on the plateaus while watching their yaks and sheep graze. In the afternoon, we will set up camp near the small Dorje Ling Nunnery.

Stay overnight in tent.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Trek Dorje Ling Nunnery to Yangpancheng Hot Spring, 14km (8.7 miles), 4hrs

Leaving Dorje Ling Nunnery behind, you'll have easy trek along the Nyango Chu River through the grassy valley to Yangpancheng Gompa. Our Land cruiser will be waiting for you at the monastery and guide you to the [hot spring]. After that, drive to the beautiful [Namtso Lake], the biggest highland lake in Tibet.

Stay overnight in tent.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 10: Drive back to Lhasa from Namtso Lake
We need to take a quite long drive from Namtso Lake back to Lhasa.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 11: Lhasa-Chengdu (via)-Hong Kong

There will be a private drive taking you to the airport for your homeward flight. Your wonderful Tibet tour ends.

Meals: (B)


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