DAY 01: LHASA (3600m) – NAMTSO LAKE (4600m); 250 km, 5hrs
Attractions: Mt. Nyechen Thangla, Namtso Lake, nomadic tents and Tashi Do Peninsula
Drive to the holy Namtso Lake, one of the holiest lakes in Tibet. Namtso lake is the world’s highest salt water lake. It is not only known for its ritual value, but is also one of the most popular attractions for travelers on account of its sheer beauty. From the ridge of Legen la Pass (5190m), we will have a first glimpse of Namtso Lake. The rest of the day we will spend on the Tashi Do Peninsula with plenty of time to relax and explore. The colorful heaps of prayer flags on the hill make an excellent chance for some nice photo shots. Overnight at a local guesthouse.
DAY 02: NAMTSO LAKE –RETING MONASTERY (4300m); 220km, 7.5hrs
Attractions: typical Tibetan villages and farms, Reting Monastery
On day 02 we will retrace our steps back to Damshong and then take an unpaved road leading through a fertile valley. This remote area is rarely traveled by tourists. Our final destination is the totally remote Reting Monastery. This attractive monastery is surrounded by juniper trees and is in a peaceful region that is one of the main destinations of local pilgrims. Visit the monastery and spend the night at the guesthouse there.
DAY 03: RETING MONASTERY – TIDRUM NUNNERY (4500m); 200km, 6hrs
Attractions: Tibetan villages, Tidrum Nunnery
On this day we will drive to Tidrum Nunnery, which is famous for its natural hot spring. After driving through a number of villages and towns, we will arrive at our destination. Tidrum Nunnery is beautifully located in the bottom of a basin valley. If you are interested you can hike around the nunnery or simply enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot spring after a long day’s drive. Overnight at a local guesthouse.
DAY 04 TIDRUM NUNNERY (4500m) – DRIKONG TILL MONASTERY- GANDEN MONMASTERY –LHASA; 190km, 6hrs.
Attractions; Tidrum Nunnery, Drikong Till Monastery and Ganden Monastery