A 5-6 hour hike to Gyalthang’s protector mountains lying on the west side of the valley. The white Rocky Mountains are considered Protectors of many of the communities in the Gyalthang valley—they are so attached to these hills that they sing about them nostalgically during journeys or pilgrimages to far away places like Lhasa. The main peak is around 4800 meters high. Our trek begins on the grasslands at the base and then follows a beautiful path up the mountain ridges here you will behold panoramic views of the Gyalthang plains below and the surrounding mountain ranges. You will then reach the wide meadows of Tsowakha where nomads graze their cattle and set up temporary camps through the summer. If you still want a challenge and have the time, you can climb further up onto the base of Mountain Shikha before descending down to the plains where you will be picked up by a vehicle. On our drive back, we visit Trinyi village community center and make a family visit to one of those massive adobe houses.
Please, bring your own packed lunch.
End of the trek : 4.00PM
Meeting point : Khampa Caravan office
Min : 2 people
Max : 20 people
Price/person for 2 people : RMB450
3 people : RMB400
Price includes : English Tibetan guide, transportation
Price excludes : Meals, Entry fees
Please, book the tour at least one day in advance