Lhamo Lha tso Oracle Lake Trekking Facts – 12 days Trip
• Group size: 1+
• Best Season: April to October
• Tour Grade: moderate
• Trip Type: Popular
• Start : Samye
• End In: Tsedang
• Activities: Trekking and Hiking
• Highest Point (altitude): 5200m, Chkorgyel Pass
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
Lhamo Lha tso Oracle Lake Trekking is the most unexplored trekking that hidden its beauties in the remoteness, but due to its prominent religious value in Tibetan Buddhism, hundreds of Tibetans make their pilgrimage to the Oracle lake Lhamo Lhatso every year, the thrilling trip travel through the most historical capital Yarlung in the southern Tibet by visiting the first Buddhist monastery and first king’s palace in the fertile Yarlung valley.
Tthen we extend the way to the remote villages into the southern alpine terrain, in the five days trekking over the nomadic pastures and photogenic villages, we cross several passes beyond 5000m and stunning lakes in the alpine valley, the trail pass through couple of historical monasteries and then finally a steep climb over a ridge from Chokor Gyal monastery lead us to the view point remarked with heaps of prayer flags, from the 5250m high ridge of the view point it offers a picturesque view of the turquoise colored visionary lake Lhamo Lhatse down in the bottom of the basin valley. Lhamo Lha tso Oracle Lake Trekking need to book in advance.
This pilgrimage to Lhamo Latso is richly varied and has much to offer: high snow mountains, a magnificent monastery, seldom visited cave hermitages, nomads and their black-tent culture, and a sacred ‘oracle lake. Being at the radiant Oracle Lake of Lhamo Latso is a high point of this journey. It is the foremost ‘vision’ lake in Tibet and sitting Dalai Lamas were obligated to come here at least once in their lifetimes.
Besides the high passes, this pilgrimage goes through areas noted for their warm, dry climate. Rain can be expected in July and August, less in June and September, and virtually none during the rest of year. Heavy snow, however, can blanket the passes from December through February. For nine months of the year this pilgrimage is a good bet.
• Potala Palalce, Drepung Monastery, Jorkhang Temple, Sera Monastery etc in Lhasa.
• Samye Monastery
• Nomadic people and their encampments.
• Chokhorgyel Monastery
• Lhamo Lha-tso Lake
• Yambulakhang Palace, Tradruk Temple and Chongye Valley
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa.
Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Take rest for acclimatization. Overnight Dhod Gu or similar hotel.
Day 02-03: At Lhasa. Spend two full days in Lhasa, visiting its highlights that include Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street etc.
Day 04: Drive to Samye Monastery (100miles, 4-5 hrs)
Drive along the bank of Yarlungdzanbo River. 30 km before Tsedang, cross the river by ferry and take local transport the monastery. Samye is the first Buddhist Monastery of Tibet. Overnight camping.
Day 05: Begin the trek.
Drive to Olka Valley. En route, pass by several hotsprings and visit some Gelugpa Sect monasteries such as Cholung and Chosang. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Trek to Amando. It’s a long day to Amando. You will see some Nomadic encampments on the way. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek to Chokorgyel Monastery.
From Amando walk up about 1/2 hour to the Gyelung-la (5180m) and about 4 hours trek to Chokorgyel Monastery, built in 1509 by the 2nd Dalai Lama Gendan Gyatso. Overnight camp.
Day 08: To Lhamo Lhatso-the Vision Lake.
Today, you will finally make to the holy Lake of Lhamo Latso. Every Dalai Lama and Panchen Lamas had come here at least once in their lifetime for a vision about their next incarnation. Overnight camping.
Day 09-10: Return to Chokkhorgeyl Monastery and the next day drive to Tsedang.
Day 11: An extra day in Tsedang.
Today, explore the highlights of Tsedang. Visit the first building of Tibet-Yambulakhang Palace, Tradruk Temple and visit the tombs of Tibetan Kings in Chongye Valley. Overnight hotel.
Day 12: Depart Tsedang
Transfer to airport for departure.
Dates and Prices Start and End dates – Flexible Trekking Cost: For best and reasonable cost, contact usTrip Cost Includes
• Mid range hotel in Lhasa amd Tsedang and rest of the places tented camping.
• Daily breakfast in Lhasa and Tsedang and full board during trekking.
• All transfers and sightseeing by a 4WD jeep and support truck for gears and supplies.
• All camping gears that include sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows etc.
• Service of English speaking tour guide, cook, driver and necessary helps.
• Pack-animals to carry luggage, gears and supplies
• Tibet entry permits.
• Sightseeing admission fees
Trip Cost Does Not Include
• Lunch and dinner during hotel stays.
• Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone etc.
• Airfares into and out of Lhasa.
• Airport taxes
• Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
• Travel insurance