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- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
- Personal knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide
- Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver, vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size
- Trekking Map
- Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu /Tibet on a twin share bed with B/B plan
- Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary
- All meals listed in the above itinerary
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- First aid kit
- Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
- All necessary officials pepper work.
- Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
- Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
- Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days) .
- China entry visa (US$ 30 Single Entry for 3 Months)
- International Airfare
- Your Travel Insurance
- Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
- Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek.
- Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
- Personal gear & clothing
- Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
- Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
- Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek is a rugged walk beginning at Tsurphu Monastery and crossing several high valleys like Leten valley and Bartso valley before coming into the broad and windswept Yanpachen valley, ends at Yanpanche Monastery which overlooks part of the Trans-Himalaya range. As you start your trip to Tsurphu Monastery, this rugged walk crosses several alpine valleys before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen valley which is situated above the altitude extending from 4400m to even above 5300m at the Lasar-la. Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visit to monasteries and a nunnery, Tsurphu to Yangpachen trekking nicely provide the visitors to observe cultural and wilderness activities closely. this trek nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities. Tsurphu Monastery has an annual festival around the time of the Saga Dawa festival, on the 9th, 10th and 11th days of the 4th Tibetan month (around May). There is plenty of free-flowing chang (Tibetan barley beer), as well as ritual cham dancing and the unfurling of a great Thangka on the platform across the river from the monastery. Yangpachen is famous with its geothermal scenery Throughout the year, hot water at 70℃ boils and bubbles amid a thick fog. The grandest sight appears when the throttle valve is turned on, boiling water and steam will burst straight into the sky.
April to October is the best time to do this trek because of the flourishing grass and wildflower in grassland. This trek perfectly balances cultural and wilderness activities and tourists can have a close eye to Tibetan nomads lifestyle.
Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
O/ N Hotel -BDB
Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
O/N Hotel B/B
Day 03: Fly or Drive to Lhasa (3650m)
Day 04: Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple
Day 05: Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung monastery, Sera monastery
Day 06: Lhasa-Tsurphu Monastery (4480m/2-3hrs)
Day 07: Tsurphu Monastery-Leten (5105m/4-5hrs)
Day 08: Leten-Bartso (5300m/3hrs)
Day 09: Bartso-Dorje Ling Nunnery (15km/4hours)
Day 10: Dorje Ling Nunnery-Yangpachen Monastery (4300m/4hrs) – Lhasa
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest of time free for either relaxation or shopping
Day 12: Final Departure to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek
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Clothing and Equipment
- A woollen hat that can cover your ears
- Long sleeved cotton shirts/blouses
- Heavy woollen sweater/polarfleece jacket & lightweight wool sweater/polarfleece pullover
- Waterproof and wind proof jackets and pants for in some places the wind can be very strong and cold
- Light scarf or neckerchief
- Cotton walking shorts for hot days (knee-length or almost knee-length), one pair of polarfleece pants.
- Trekking trousers should be light and quick drying.
- Several pairs of underwear
- Long Thermal Underwear
- Woollen or synthetic gloves, preferably Wind Fleece Gloves
- Good quality socks, preferably woolen for your hiking boots, and also some thin cotton socks
- A pair of cotton long pants and a long cotton skirt is recommended for women
- Synthetic or Down Insulated Jacket rated to at least -7 degrees C (approximately 20 degrees F)
Tibet Trekking Gear
The following trekking gear will make your trip convenient and comfortable.
- Good light-weight sleeping bag
- Sun glasses with UV protection and goggles for higher altitude
- Drinking water bottle
- Torch or headlamp with spare batteries and bulb
- Water bottles
- Walking poles
- Sturdy and well fitted back pack and day pack with water proof cover
- A couple of small towels - the more absorbent the better
- Toilet kit: Just the essentials—toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, biodegradable soap,and small metal mirror
- Camera and spare batteries
- Journal, reading book, and writing materials for quiet moments
- Umbrella: For rain and hot sunshine
- Footwear appropriate to the trip