A Trek to Lapchi Region


Lapchi lies to the southwest of Tingri and east of Nyalam. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, poet & singer from the 12 th century, lived and died in this region.       This made this region one of the most sacred destinations in the Tibetan Himalayas. People usually know about Milarepa's Cave near Nyalam, but there are various other cave hermitages in Lapchi.


We start our trekking from Pelgyeling, a village near Nyalam, which is situated on the friendship highway. From Pelgyeling, we trek to Tashigang (the cave of Sang Phuk) and Jamgang La, eventually reaching Lapchi. In Lapchi we take an extra day to explore the region before returning to Nyalam via the same route. 



(Fly in / drive our tour) 


Day 1 


Day 2-3 



Day 4 


Day 5 


Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Day 9 

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12-14

Day 15 

Day 16

Flight Kathmandu to Gonggar airport - meet at the airport and transfer to Lhasa - Evening, free. 

Sightseeing in Lhasa: We visit Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple & Barkhor street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Palace. 

A full day sightseeing trip to Ganden Monastery. Evening come back to Lhasa 

Drive to Tsurpu Monastery, o/n guest house in Yangpacheng or Tsurpu 

Tsurpu Monastery 

Drive back to Lhasa. Free in the afternoon  

Drive Lhasa/Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, o/n in Gyantse

Visit Pelku Chode and Kumbum, drive to Shigatse, o/n in Shigatse 

Visit Tashilunbo Monastery, drive to Tingri, o/n in Tingri 

Drive to Nyalam, free. 

Commence trekking from Nyalam-Tashigang-Jamgangla-Lapchi, visit Milarepa's Caves. En route, we will camp. 

Back to Nyalam 

Drive to Zhangmu, cross border then drive back to Kathmandu.