- Trip Code: TIBSHA
- Duration: 9 Days
- Trip Level: Demanding
- Max Altitude: 4,060m / 13,320 ft
- Starts at: Lhasa
- Ends at: Lhasa
- Best Season: April to October
- Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
- Day 2 Sightseeing around Lhasa
- Day 3 Sightseeing around Lhasa and Pre-trip meeting
- Day 4 Lhasa – Yamdrok-tso – Gyantse
- Day 5 Gyantse – Shalu Monastery – Upper Lungsang
- Day 6 Upper Lungsang – Ngor Monastery
- Day 7 Ngor Monastery – Nartang Monastery Shigatse
- Day 8 Shigatse – Lhasa
- Day 9 Lhasa airport – fly out
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Local transport as required.
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Tibet Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Tibet (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
The Shalu to Nartang Trek 2 or 3 day walk is a good opportunity to get a feel for trekking in Tibet. The two passes en route, Showa-la and Char-la, are not very high or difficult and the trail heads are easily accessible from Shigatse.
This trek begins at the historic Shalu Monastery and traverses west over a couple of small ranges to Ngor Monastery. From Ngor it is a downhill slog to Nartang Monastery. The route passes through several villages as well as uninhabited dry canyons. It is about a 10 hour walk to Ngor from Shalu, which is best divided into two days and another seven hours from there to Nartang.
Shalu to Nartang Trek Level
Shalu to Nartang 9 Day Trek is considered Demanding and a good level of fitness and trekking experience is strongly advised.
In a scale of 1 to 10, the Shalu to Nartang 9 Day Trek is rated 7. You will spend at least 1 night sleeping at altitudes above 13,000ft (4000m) so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Lhasa.
The safety of the support team and yours on every trek is our highest concern. All treks, strenuous, Demanding and Easy are all treated and planned as an expedition.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »