A Trek to Lapchi Region
Lapchi lies to the southwest of Tingri and east of Nyalam. Milarepa,
the famous Tibetan saint, poet & singer from the 12 th century,
lived and died in this region. This made this region one of the
most sacred destinations in the Tibetan Himalayas. People usually know
about Milarepa's Cave near Nyalam, but there are various other cave
hermitages in Lapchi.
We start our trekking from
Pelgyeling, a village near Nyalam, which is situated on the friendship
highway. From Pelgyeling, we trek to Tashigang (the cave of Sang Phuk)
and Jamgang La, eventually reaching Lapchi. In Lapchi we take an extra
day to explore the region before returning to Nyalam via the same
Outlined itinerary (Fly in / drive our tour)
||Flight Kathmandu to Gonggar airport - meet at the airport and transfer to Lhasa - Evening, free.
2 & 3
in Lhasa: We visit Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple & Barkhor street,
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Palace.
||A full day sightseeing trip to Ganden Monastery. Evening come back to Lhasa
||Drive to Tsurpu Monastery, o/n guest house in Yangpacheng or Tsurpu
||Drive back to Lhasa. Free in the afternoon
||Drive Lhasa/Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, o/n in Gyantse
||Visit Pelku Chode and Kumbum, drive to Shigatse, o/n in Shigatse
||Visit Tashilunbo Monastery, drive to Tingri, o/n in Tingri
||Drive to Nyalam, free.
||Commence trekking from Nyalam-Tashigang-Jamgangla-Lapchi, visit Milarepa's Caves. En route, we will camp.
||Back to Nyalam
||Drive to Zhangmu, cross border then drive back to Kathmandu.