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Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen Trek



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Tibet Wind Horse Adventure

Tibet Wind Horse Adventure (Lung-ta) began in 1997. Always ready to offer the best service for you .

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Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen Trek

The Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek is an excellent choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Although they have permanent winter homes they spend much of the year camping with their animals. Beginning at Tsurphu Monastery this rugged walk crosses several alpine valleys before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen valley. This is a high elevation trek exceeding 4400m for the entire duration and a maximum elevation of 5300m at the Lasar-la. Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, this trek nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities.



Arrive in Lhasa airport, greet by your guide, and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa.

Yabshi Phunkhang or Kyichu

Potala Palace Jokhang Temple

B Today after breakfast we will head to the center of the city and visit Potala Palace, the 13-storeyed edifice was among the world’s tallest buildings prior to the advent of the 20th century skyscraper, and the grandest building in Tibet. In terms of global perception, it is this relic of Tibet’s past, present, and future national aspirations, more than any other, which uniquely symbolizes Tibet, like the Great Wall in China or the Vatican in Italy.  After the visit we will go east to the Barkhor market, by the heart of the old town of Lhasa, visit Jokhang Temple, which is Tibet’s most sacred shrine, the focal point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau.  Afternoon visit Norbulingka Summer Palace, the site was developed as the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas, from the mid-18th century, when Dalai Lama VII selected it on account of a medicinal spring where he would bathe owing to his frail disposition. Read more

Yabshi Phunkhang or Kyichu

Drepung and Sera Monastery tour

B Morning we will visit Drepung Monastery, located 8 kilometers northwest of Lhasa.  It was founded in 1416.  In the early years of the 16th century, Dalai Lama II took possession of the Ganden Podrang at Drepung, which was later to become an importan centre of political power in Tibet.  At the time when Dalai Lama V assumed power in 1641, Drepung had over 10,000 monks.  After lunch we head north of the city about 10 minutes to Sera Monastery, located at the base of Mt. Purbuchok, which forms part of the watershed between the kyi-chu and the penpo-chu rivers, the Monastery is found in 1419.  Read more

Yabshi Phunkhang or Kyichu

Tsurphu monastery

B.L.D Driving from Lhasa to Tsurphu Monastery takes about 2 hours, and the altitude will go up to 4480m. Today will be spent acclimatizing and visiting this Tsurphu Monastery. Overnight at Tsurphu Monastery.


Leten trek

B.L. D Tsurphu Monastery – Leten 4800m (trekking 5 hours, 5km) A spectacular first day of trekking up a green valley crisscrossed with mountain streams. Be on the look out for various species of mountain goats. Several small nomadic communities camp here for the summer herding months, and you may have a stop into a yak-hair tent for a cup of salt butter tea or some fresh yak milk! Crest the ridge top four hours later, emerging onto a high plateau with a scattering of rock-enclosed huts, and look for a flat area for camping. From day one, the scenery is breathtaking, classic Tibetan beauty. Read more


Bartso trek

B.L.D Leten – Bartso (trekking 5-6 hours, 15km) Have your first small pass, the Damchen Nyingtri, bear to the left at the cairns at the crest, and descend into a magical valley of lichen-coated boulders, meandering streams and expansive, powder-blue sky. Three hours later, you will cross the Lasar La and descend into the Yangpachen valley, with its wide open plateaus, spiky grass hummocks and tundra-like parched, cracked patches of earth, and head towards Bartso. The views of Brize (translated as female yak herder) and Tarze (horse keeper) are superb, and you will feel safe in the care of the local mountain god, Nyenchen Tanglha. Camp near Bartso, a drokpa (nomad) village of five or six houses, surrounded by the juniper used for incense all over the Tibetan world. Read more


Dorjie Ling Nunnery trek

B.L.D Bartso – Dorje Ling Nunnery (trekking 4 hours, 15km) Leaving the village of Bartso behind, head towards a wide trail leading across the valley and over another ridge, from where you will be rewarded with views of Nyenchen Tanghlha (7111m), the holiest mountain in central Tibet. Emerge at Tajung village, and then climb gently up rolling hills where young nomadic boys and girls picnic on the plateaus as they watch their yaks and sheep graze. The vistas are, again, just amazing! Mid-day, you should reach the small Dorje Ling Ani Gompa (nunnery), near which you will set up camp. It is possible that these nuns, some of the friendliest in Tibet, will drag you into the gompa’s tea-house and pass around a heaping plate of yak meat (use the bowie knife provided to hack a piece off) before getting into the requisite photo session. Read more


Yangpachen trek

B.L Dorje Ling Nunnery – Yangpachen Monastery and Hotsprings-Lhasa (trekking 4 hours, 14km) Today, walk for three or four hours, following the ox-bow Nyango Chu River snaking its way through the grassy valley, and head for Yangpachen Gompa. This old Kagyupa monastery, with Tibetan mastiffs keeping guard, overlooks part of the Trans-Himalaya range. Our Vehicle will wait for you at the monastery, pick you up, take you to the hot springs at Yangbachen, and then back to Lhasa. Read more

Yabshi Phunkhang or Kyichu


B Transfer to airport .


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 1
Location wilderness
Hotel comfort camp


Package includes

  • Tibet entry permit and all Tibet travel permits. (Couriered to ---)
  • All transport from Lhasa airport pick-up to drop-off and throughout the trip using well maintained and safe Toyota Land cruiser or Business Van. (Includes all fuel, maintenance, driver expenses etc) 
  • Local Tibetan guide (good English with excellent cultural knowledge)
  • Twin share (double bed) accommodation  with Breakfast
  • All meals outside of Lhasa . 
  • Entry fees to all monasteries and sights as listed in itinerary. (Extra sites may be visited; time permitting, at the clients expense)
  • All camping equipments as :  Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, sleeping bag, etc.    with 1 equipment truck
  • 1 trekking cook with all cooking equipments
  • Yak or horse rental during trekking. 
  • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder
  • Lhasa breakfast include only  
  • Full meals arrangement during trek and camping 

Package excludes

  • Chinese tourist visa. (Must arrange in home country)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Flights or train to or from Tibet.
  • Items of a personal nature (such as laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc)
  • Lunches and Dinners when in Lhasa, snacks and extra drinks throughout trip.
  • Tips to guides and drivers etc.
  • Lhasa lunch and dinner by client own .

More information

  • Single room supplement =204us$ each room


4 Reviews

Cecile, France

Dear Mr. Jampala, thank you and thanks to all of your tibetan team for the beautiful journey in Tibet that we could do. We were very satisfied. The guide Pingping, the 2 drivers Kelsang and Dorje and the cook Seunam were all excellent. Everything was perfect in the organization. We could do all was important in our program. It was a very good atmosphere and feeling with each member of the team. Tashi deleks to you and all of your team. In Kathmandu all was also very well organized. It was long to organize this trip before departure but it was fully successful. Thanks a lot. Yours sincerely, Cecile, Jesus and Jean Merci beaucoup. Read more

John Moore , Australia

Hi Jampala, Just wish to thank you and your staff for an amazing trip just now. I would like to highly congratulate Pasang , he one of the best and Wind Horse Adventures are so fortunate to have him . His knowledge , passion and caring goes without saying, just an awesome guide. Lhakpa is another great guy , an excellent driver and the miles we did , we are fortunate to have not had any incident, Just a terrific driver and a true gentleman, both of them . We will recommend Wind Horse Adventures to anyone we hear of wanting to make the journey to Tibet. Your Hotel is great and the food excellent, just a great place to relax. Many thanks again for your organisation Cheers Read more

Jean-Pierre DUPRIEU, France

Lhassa Beaucoup à dire concernant l’hôtel St Regis. Un hôtel au design remarquable sur le même mode que la chaine de grand luxe Aman. Hall superbe, chambre magnifique. Vraiment un bel endroit. ……mais une qualité de service plus que déplorable ! Concernant la chambre, impossible d’avoir un conditionnement d’air qui fonctionne malgré 3 demandes 3 jours d’affilée, vitres non lavées, fenêtres fermées mais non hermétiques avec beaucoup de bruit de la rue la nuit…. Mais elle était belle. Le pire est sans doute le service du restaurant principal « Social ». C’est un service d’hôtel chinois standard avec tentative de mimer un service haut de gamme sans y parvenir : table à peine lavée pour le petit déjeuner, un verre ébréché, desserte des tables sur chariot avec tous les débris des petits déjeuners des autres sous nos yeux, non desserte des assiettes terminées qui restent donc sur la tableau à côté de l’assiette du plat suivant, vitres non lavées, le chef verse par mégarde de la soupe par terre et personne ne nettoie, ...... ce ne sont que quelques exemples. Tout cela pris un à un est bien sûr sans gravité mais le voyage que vous nous avez vendu est un voyage cher. La qualité du service doit aller avec sinon ce prix n’est pas justifié Par ailleurs, il importe de prévenir vos clients que, malgré l’image remarquable de cette chaine d’hôtel, le service à Lhassa n’est pas au niveau requis. Je serais curieux de savoir si c’est endémique compte tenu de la localisation ou si le Shangri La avec lequel nous avions hésité est sujet aux mêmes problèmes. Il faut admettre que nous ne sommes à l’évidence pas le public pour cet établissement. Nous avons vu surtout des jeunes, chinois, nouveaux riches, un peu conquérants et ils ne doivent pas aider, par leur comportement, à un service raffiné il faut le reconnaître. Encore une fois c’est une question de rapport qualité/prix car le restaurant du monastère de Ganden à 36 RMB par repas nous va aussi très bien dans son contexte. La guide est excellente. Très compétente, très professionnelle. Elle était au contraire de celle de Pékin, très chaleureuse et attachante. Le programme était parfait. J’ai personnellement beaucoup souffert du mal de l’altitude. C’est une question très personnelle puisque mon épouse n’a elle rien ressenti. Peut-être pourriez-vous mieux prévenir vos clients ? Joka, notre guide, qui vous apprécie beaucoup, nous a confié quelque chose pour vous que mon épouse viendra vous remettre personnellement la semaine prochaine. Ces commentaires vous sont destinés à toutes fins utiles. J’espère que vous les prendrez sans irritation car ils ne sont rien d’autres qu’un questionnaire de satisfaction clients personnalisés. Au plaisir d’un prochain voyage par votre intermédiaire. Cordialement. Read more


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