Ganden to Samye Monastery Trekking

This short trek of four/ five days is one of the most popular treks in Tibet and links two of the Tibet’s most important monasteries Ganden and Samye.

It involves crossing two high passes Shuga la (5250m) and Chitu la (5100m). Like most treks in Tibet it is strenuous and requires proper attention to altitude sickness but the rewards are worth the effort. The trek starts from the famous Ganden monastery some 50 km from Lhasa, passes through many small villages, sheep herder’s camps and exotic scenery and ends in the Samye monastery in Yarlung valley.

Like in our entire trekking program in Tibet it starts after we explore the heritage sites in Lhasa.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 04: Guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa
Day 05: Guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa for 2nd Day
Day 06: Free Day in Lhasa for preparation of trek and to walk around on your own
Day 07: Drive Lhasa to Ganden
Day 08: Trek to Yama do
Day 09: Trek to Tsotup Chu valley
Day 10: Trek to Sheep herder’s camp
Day 11: Trek to Wango
Day 12: Trek to Samye Monastery and drive to Tsetang
Day 13: Explore around Yarlung valley
Day 14: Drive to Gongkar airport and fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Fly home

Note: The itinerary is just for the guideline. It can be changed at any point as per the situation and need of the client and staff.

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