Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, along with Lake Namtso in North Tibet and Lake Manasarovar in Purang of Ngari.Located at Nhagartse on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, about 100km southwest of Lhasa. With an altitude of 4,441m, Lake Yamdrok Yumtso streches 130km from east to west and 70km from north to south,covering an area of 638sqkm.Surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Nyinchenkhasa, Chetungsu and Changsamlhamo, the turquoise blue lake offers indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with the fairyland in heaven.
The lake is also called Coral Lake of the Highlands due to its shape. The charming lake produces abundant aquatic life. On the surrounding pasture, animals and birds flourish in huge numbers. There are dozens of islets in the lake, on which flocks of birds roost. During the herding season, the local herdsmen will ferry their herds of sheep across to these islets since there aren't any predators on these islets, and leave them there until the onset of winter.
The holy lake is also a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, gangs of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Pilgrims believe that its water can make the old young again, grant the middle-aged a longer life and make the children smarter.Being a sacred lake, the color of its water may be taken by the devout with spiritual meaning. Tibetans usually visit the lake before making important decisions. On one of the islets, stands a Nyinmapa monastery.
South of the lake, stands the Sangding Monastery, which is famous as the residence of the only female high lama in Tibet.
Day 01: Flight to Lhasa Gongkar Airport and drive to Lhasa (3650m). Hotel
Day 02: Am visit Potala Palace and Pm Jokang temple and ancient Barkhor market. Hotel
Day 03: Am visit Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. Hotel
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: Am visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. and drive to Shigatse and Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery. Hotel
Day 15: Drive to Rongbuk monastery. Guest house
Day 16: Explore E.B.C and then drive to Zhangmu 2300m.
Day 17: Drive to KTM (1300m)