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.
Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Gonggar airport – meet at the airport and transfer to Lhasa – Evening, free.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa: We visit Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple & Barkhor street
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa: We visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Palace.
Day 04: A full day sightseeing trip to Ganden Monastery. Evening come back to Lhasa
Day 05: Drive to Tsurpu Monastery, o/n guest house in Yangpacheng or Tsurpu
Day 06: Tsurpu Monastery
Day 07: Drive back to Lhasa. Free in the afternoon
Day 08: Drive Lhasa/Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, o/n in Gyantse
Day 09: Visit Pelku Chode and Kumbum, drive to Shigatse, o/n in Shigatse
Day 10: Visit Tashilunbo Monastery, drive to Tingri, o/n in Tingri
Day 11: Drive to Nyalam, free.
Day 12-14: Commence trekking from Nyalam-Tashigang-Jamgangla-Lapchi, visit Milarepa’s Caves. En route, we will camp.
Day 15: Back to Nyalam
Day 16: Drive to Zhangmu, cross border then drive back to Kathmandu.