Kathmandu – Tibet - Tumbatse Trek

Group Size: 5-10 People Max Altitude: m
Destination: Tibet Difficulty:
Cost: $ Duration: 27 Days/26 Nights
Arrival at: Departure from: Tibet

Trip Introduction

This is an excellent short trek for nature lovers and amateur botanists. It includes the delightful Nyima La and the lushly forested Rong Valley. The trek begins in Pei, a small village that is also the staging post for treks to the great bend of the Tsangpo via Pelma Kochung and to Metog. Here a ferry crosses to Timpe on the north bank of the river, site of a revered Guru Rimpoche cave and monastery. A splendid trail leads to the Nyima La through some of the finest virgin forests and flower gardens in south eastern Tibet. The idyllic walk passes a nomad camp and groves of flowering rhododendrons along the way. Many plant species abound on the open moor lands near the pass. From the pass there are tremendous views of the Assam Himalayas, including the nearby Gyala Pelri and Namche Barwa. On the far side of the Nyima La is the Rong Valley, a heavily forested scenic valley that is generously carpeted with primulas and violet irises from May to July. The best time of the trek is from May to October.


Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel.
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Boudha, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur. O/N - Hotel.
Day 03 : Transfer to airport, fly Kathmandu/Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar Airport and drive to Tsetang. O/N - Hotel
Day 04 : Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Circuit. O/N - Hotel
Day 05 : Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries and Norbulingka Palace. O/N – Hotel
Day 06 : Drive to Basumtso Lake. O/N - Lodge
Day 07 : Boating and visiting the monastery on the Island. O/N – Lodge
Day 08 : Drive to Pei, the gateway to Metog, Pama Lochung and Rong Valley. O/N – Camp
Day 09 : Start trek from Pei to Tumbatse via Nyima La. O/N – Camp
Day 10 : Trek – O/N – Camp
Day 11 : Trek – O/N – Camp
Day 12 : Trek – O/N – Camp
Day 13 : Reach Tumbatse. O/N – Camp
Day 14 : Drive to Pailung – to 70 km. O/N – Camp
Day 15 : Trek to Gompo Ne via Karmala and Pangyan La where the river sharply bends west, creating the Great Bend off the Yarlung Tsampo. From this pass we can see the whole bend. O/N Camp
Day 16 : Trek – O/N Camp
Day 17 : Reach Gompo Ne. O/N – Camp
Day 18 : Day excursions. O/N – Camp
Day 19 : Day excursions. O/N -Camp
Day 20 : Trek back to Pailung. O/N – Camp
Day 21 : Trek – O/N Camp
Day 22 : Reach Pailung. O/N –Camp
Day 23 : Drive to Bayi. O/N – Hotel
Day 24 : Drive from Bayi to Lhasa. O/N – Hotel
Day 25 : Free day for shopping. O/N – Hotel.
Day 26 : Early morning transfer to Gonggar Airport for Lhasa/Kathmandu flight. Transfer to Hotel. O/N – Hotel
Day 27 : Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for departure flight for onward destination.

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