Ganden to Samye Trekking
Code TH-TB-105 • 12 Days •
- Trip Duration: 12 Days
- Group size: 1 - 22 Pax
- Ends in: Lhasa
- Departure City: Lhasa
- Max Altitude: 5210m
- Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking
Ganden to Samye trek explores Central and south Tibet including the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Additionally it includes a short 5 days trek. Ganden-Samye trek is a 5 days trek that connects two of Tibet's most important monasteries of Ganden and Samye. It offers fantastic walking, superb scenery, and interaction with Tibetan villagers and highland nomads. It is a fairly demanding trek and crosses two passes over 5000 meters. Participants must be physically strong and in good health. This trip is for those who have limited time to have experience both trekking and sightseeing tour. This trip completes 5 days wonderful trip near Lhasa and it is the only option to take trekking arround Lhasa. And also it completes sightseeing in Tsedang and Lhasa valley.
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.
After your arrival at Lhasa, Our guide will be waiting to assist you at the airport with necessary permit to check in Tibet. You will be cleared immigration and then drive to your booked hotel at Lhasa city. Lhasa city is 65km far from the Gongar Airport.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
Today fully guided sightseeing will be commenced, Today first you will visit Norbulinka the summer palace of HH Dalai Lama and then Drepung Monastery and then Nechung Monastery and Evening Jokhang Temple.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing
Today another fully guided sightseeing of Potala Palace and Then Sera Monastery and Tibet Musium after that Evening walk arround Barkhor Tibetan Market.
Day 04: Drive Lhasa - Ganden Monastery
Today after breakfast we will drive to Ganden Monastery which is about 45km east of Lhasa. Ganden Monastery is the first Gelukpa sect monastery. Today you will visit Ganden Monastery and then preparation of trek.
Day 05: Trek Ganden to Hepu Nomad Camp - 7 hrs - Camping
A fantastic trekking toward Hepu valley which is one of the nomadic valley near Lhasa. You could enjoy with Yaks and local Tibetan people along the way. Overnight stay will be at camping.
Day 06: Trek Hepu to Yema Do (4450m) - 7 hrs - Camping
Trek Hepu to Yema Do (4450m) - 7 hrs - Camping
Day 07: Trek Yema Do to Chitup Chu (4907m) - 6 hrs - Camping
Trek Yema Do to Chitup Chu (4907m) - 6 hrs - Camping
Day 08: Trek Chitup Chu over Chitula Pass (5210m) to Herders Camp - 8 hrs - Camping
Trek Chitup Chu over Chitula Pass (5210m) to Herders Camp - 8 hrs - Camping
Day 09: Drive from Herders to Samye and visit Samye Monastery. - Guest House.
Drive from Herders to Samye and visit Samye Monastery. - Guest House.
Day 10: Drive to Lhasa enroute visit Yumbulhakhang and Tsonge Tomb.
Drive to Lhasa enroute visit Yumbulhakhang and Tsonge Tomb.
Day 11: Lhasa Free day for personal purpose.
Lhasa Free day for personal purpose.
Day 12: Final Departure
Free unti flight or train reporting time. You will be dropped off to airport or train station for final departure.