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9 day Tibet Trek Tsurphu to Yangpachen - 9 Days

This 9 day Tibet trek from Tsurphu to Yangpachen tour departing from Australia combines opportunity to explore Lhasa and trek in the remote Tibetan region. Beginning at Tsurphu Monastery, You will trek through the rugged path crossing beautiful mountains and valleys of Tibet before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen valley. The experience on the trek includes combination of alpine climbing, sweeping panoramic views of mountains and ancient monasteries. Guided by the locals, you will have opportunities to learn about Tibet culture and religion; Follow monk's lives in monasteries; and Trek around holy lake-Namtso.


This is a high elevation trek exceeding 4400m for the entire duration and a maximum elevation 5400m 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.


Best season for this trek: mid April to mid October.

Trekking duration: 4 to 6 hours per day; 4 days total

Trekking distance: About 7 Km - 15 Km (9.3 Miles) per day 

Trekking start point: Tsurphu

Trekking end point: Yangpachen

Length of the tour: 9 days and 8 nights

Cities Visited: Tibet



  • Potala Palace
  • Jokhang Monastery
  • Barkhor Square
  • Drepung Monastery
  • Sera Monastery
  • Tsurphu Monastery Experience
  • Leten
  • Damchen Nyingtri pass
  • Bartso
  • Mt. Nyianchengtangula
  • Tajung village and
  • Dorje Ling Nunnery
Day 01
Arrival at Lhasa [3,658m] Upon arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, to be met and transferred to your hotel / hostel in Lhasa. Afternoon have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa. (B)=breakfast
Day 02
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple (B)
Day 03
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung monastery, Sera monastery(B)
Day 04
Lhasa/ Tsurphu Monastery[4,500m] (79km, 2-3hrs drive) (B)
Day 05
Tsurphu Monastery/ Leten, (trekking 4 hours, 11km)
Day 06
Leten/ Bartso, (trekking 5-6 hours, 15km)
Day 07
Bartso / Dorje Ling Nunnery, (Trekking 4 hours, 15Km)
Day 08
Dorje Ling Nunnery / Yangpachen Monastery / Yangpachen Hotsprings / Lhasa, trekking 4 hours, 14km
Day 09
Lhasa airport /train station send-off (B)
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

Airport pick ups & drop offs, local guide, all government taxes and fees, Tibet permit and domestic travel documents, accommodations with breakfast in 3 Star hotels where available, entrance tickets as per itinerary, land transfers as per itinerary.

Exclusion Summary

Lunch and dinners, Visa fees, international flight, travel insurance, personal expenses, drinks, tips, and anything not mentioned in inclusion section.

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