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Yamdrok Lake Trek 21 days

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Yamdrok Lake Trek 21Day ITKT/004 2 – Above Yamdrok Lake -Tibet

Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people, the principle being that they are the dwelling places of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers. Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes, thought to be divinatory; everyone from the Dalai Lama to local villagers makes pilgrimages there. It is considered sacred as one of the four “Great Wrathful Lakes” guarded by the goddess Dorje Gegkyi Tso. The others such lakes are Lhamo La-tso, Namtso and Manasarovar. The lake is revered as a talisman and is said to be part of the life-spirit of Tibet. The largest lake in southern Tibet, it is said that if its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.

The lake, its islands, and the surrounding area are closely associated with Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, who brought Buddhism to Tibet in 8th century AD.[1] The lake is home to the famous Samding Monastery which is on a peninsula jutting into the lake. This monastery is the only Tibetan monastery to be headed by a female re-incarnation. Since it is not a nunnery, its female abbot heads a community of about thirty monks and nuns. Samding Monastery is where Samding Dorje Phagmo, the most important female incarnate Lama in Tibet, stayed and presided, and stands to the south of Lake Yamdrok Yumtso.

Both pilgrims and tourists can be seen walking along the lake’s perimeter. One of the lake’s islands contains an old fort or castle called Pede Dzong.

Day 01 The adventure begins in Lhasa. There are two ways to arrive—via Nepal and via mainland China. The flight from Nepal to Lhasa is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, as it provides sweeping views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. If traveling via mainland China, there are a wide variety of flights in addition to the world’s highest train route to reach Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. After approximately 1.5 hours of driving, you will reach Lhasa. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 02 The journey begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, accompanied by an experienced tour guide (who is also a translator). Sera is an exceptional space; its white-washed walls and golden roofs speak of Tibetan Buddhism’s ancient wisdom and tranquility. Equally breathtaking are the gardens and sacred spaces of the Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer residence. We will also visit the Jokhang Temple followed by Barkhor Markets – a bustling road lined with vendors where you can sample the smells and sounds of Tibet, or browse through the Thankas, masks, prayer beads and countless other treasures inherent to Tibetan custom and tradition. Overnight at Lhasa with BD Plan.
Day 03 After Breakfast visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. Overnight at Hotel with BD Plan.
Day 04 Drive from Lhasa to Lang Thang Dewa Chen (3hrs/3900m) enroute Dopud Chokor monastery.
Day 05 Trek to Lhema Chen (4600m/4-5hrs). Camp
Day 06 Trek to Kangru monastery (4400m) via pass called Jeshul la (5000m/5-6hrs). Camp
Day 07 Trek across the Penzi La Pass around (4650m/3hrs) and then Boat trip to Sido Bird Island (1hr). Visit different types of birds and then another boat trip to Sido ferry by half an hour. Camp at the other side of the lake.
Day 08 Trek to Bachoe grass land (5-6hrs). Camp
Day 09 Trek to Dargo via Soeke Village (4-5hrs). Camp
Day 10 Trek to Shuchung Pond via small pass called Nera la (4750m/4hrs). Camp
Day 11 Trek to Shagdi monastery (4hrs). Camp
Day 12 Trek to Rongpa Za monastery via Ja Chi La (4900m/5-6hrs) (Meet our jeeps here)
Day 13 Drive to Gyangtse enroute Taglung monastery. Hotel
Day 14 Trek to Shuchung Pond via small pass called Nera la (4750m/4hrs). Camp
Day 15 After breakfast visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. and drive to Shigatse and Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery.
Day 16 Drive to Rongbuk monastery and overnight at Guest house.
Day 17 Explore E.B.C and then drive to Zhangmu 2300m.
Day 18 Drive to KTM and transfer to designated hotel/Resort with BLD Plan.
Day 19 Full Day Kathmandu Valley explores and in the evening seven star fare well diner at the Nepalese classic restaurant.
Day 20 Relax day with long hour spa experience and in the evening final shopping at Thamel.
Day 21 Final departure to destination.

Accommodation As Per Required.

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  • Twin sharing accommodation on BB meal plan.
  • City Tour Guide
  • Well come drinks
  • Single supplement charges.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Lunch and dinner in each touring city.
  • International, Domestic, Trains airfare.
  • Cold drinks, beverages and other personnel expenses.

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