26-day Trek to Nangpa La, Nepal
21-day hike to the Saga Dawa Festival
The northern slopes of the Himalayas are just as breathtakingly beautiful as the southern ones. On the Chinese side of the Himalayas, snow-capped peaks, deep valleys and pristine lakes dot the landscape. The combination of mountain splendor and rugged terrain of the high plains is quite special.
Best time to visit:
June to September
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, average daily temperatures in the Chinese Himalayas range from 11 ºC to 15 ºC and tend to decrease as you gain elevation. The summer is also the wettest time of the year in the Chinese Himalayas with an average of 60 to 150 millimeters of rain falling each month
How to get there:
In spite of sitting on the Chinese side of the border, many hiking trips to the Chinese Himalayas begin with a flight into the international airport in Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal. From here, your guide will arrange transport across the border and on to the starting point of your trip
There are plenty of reasons to come and visit the Chinese Himalayas. Hiking in Nyalam is just one of them. When in this borderland region, take time to explore the Lalungla Pass and the Brahmaputra River, camping in the heart of the Himalayan foothills. From here, continue on to the base of Mount Kailash and explore the shores of Lake Mansarovar, heading through the Dayumla pass. Incredible views await at every turn. Trekking up to Dolma-la Pass (5,636 m) is also a treat and the views from there are even better than before, something you will find hard to believe at the start of the trek, but is assuredly true. Heading to the Chinese Himalayas does require some careful planning. In order to get an entry visa you must have a government-approved guide and detailed itinerary of where you will stay. Without a visa, your entry to the region will be barred
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