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5 Days Kyichu Relaxing Float Trip

Trip Length
2-3 hours on the water
Distance
20km
Grade
Class I float trip

Overview

Kyichu(Lhasa River) is the perfect run for those looking for a spectacular scenic trip and not too much action. It is an ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and gain a different perspective of Lhasa and the Lhasa Valley. We use oar rafts, which means the guide does all the work and all you have to do is sit back, enjoy the view and take photos. You do not have to be acclimatized to undertake this trip, as there is very little physical exertion required.

The Kyi Chu is a flat, but fast moving river during the wet season and a flat slow moving river during the dry season. It is the first major tributaries of the Yarlung Tsangpo ( from West to East) and drains much of the region north-east of Lhasa including the Reting Tsangpo and Drigung Chu. It is the perfect aclimatisation trip to both get a different perspective of the valley in which Lhasa lies and to loosen up the muscles ready for the harder stuff later in the trip.

Itinearary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

The cardinal landmark of Lhasa, Potala Palace, is a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. Potala Palace is a place where you can appreciate the Tibetan culture, religion and art of architecture as well.

Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple to pray for their now and future. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques.

Barkhor Street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.

Day 03 Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso-Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yumtso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable. Down to the Lake to have a picnic or hike.

Day 04 Kyichu Rafting Trip

Today's highlights:

Kyichu Rafting

Details:

Pick you up at your hotel at 08:00 a.m around. Drive 20min. to Kyichu. Full morning spent on rafting. Have a takeout picnic lunch. Back to Lhasa around 13:00 p.m after the float trip. Rest time is free at your disposal.

Day 05 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer, Say Goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Transfer to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

What we will provide for rafting

Transport to and from the river.
All personal rafting gear including: full length wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet and wetsuit boots.
Picnic lunch and snacks
English/Chinese/Tibetan speaking guides.
Water resistant container for personal essentials.
State of the art rafts and expert safety kayakers

What you need to bring

Bathing/swim suit
Towel
Sun hat and sunscreen (SPF 15 lip balm is recommended)
Sunglasses with strap
Refillable water bottle
Camera and protective camera bag
Pair of shorts to go over wetsuit

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