Tsurphu to Yangpachen

  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - reaching the Yangpachen valley - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu monastery - © Copyright Flickr user reurinkjan
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Nyenchen Tanglha mountain - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - plateau on the trek - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Dorje Ling nunnery - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - summit cairns - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu monastery - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu monastery - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu monastery - © Copyright Flickr user reurinkjan
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Dorje Ling nunnery - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Yangpachen - © Copyright Flickr user B_cool
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Yangpachen valley and the Nyenchen Tanglha mountains - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Yangpachen valley - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Yangpachen valley - © Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu valley - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Prayer flags across the Tsurphu valley - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - stream, Tsurphu - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - the road to Tsurphu - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu, the kora and hermitage - © Copyright William Mackesy

Key information: Tsurphu to Yangpachen

     
    • A fine trek along herders' tracks across the vast, empty, barren Tibetan plateau from Tsurphu monastery to Yangpachen.
    • Mountains, high pastures, rough hamlets, monasteries
    • Start with a kora (sacred circumambulation) around one of Tibet's great monasteries, set in a magical valley deep in the mountains of the high plateau.
    • This is a tough walk in remote country where the altitude can cause trouble. Come prepared.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points3
  • Total rating83
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 3-4 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,300m
  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult

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Tsurphu to Yangpachen - Tsurphu monastery - © Copyright Flickr user reurinkjan
Tsurphu to Yangpachen - plateau on the trek - ©Copyright Flickr user mckaysavage

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