Shalu to Nartang trek would be an ideal choice to have both cultural tour and hiking adveture experience along the way to Lhasa. Not far away from Friend-ship highway, Shalu to Nartang trek follows the ancient trade route between two great Buddhist monasteries, the Shalu and the Nartang, while you trek through the route, you can feel the caravans laden with scriptures and treasures that once passed this way. The route passes through several villages as well as uninhabited dry canyons. It is also the shortest Tibet trekking route, just about 15 hours walking, you can divided into 2 or 3 days according to your personal physical condition. A easy trek on above 3800m from sea level on the Tibetan landscape which gives you a plenty of experience on Tibetan life style.
You will be staying at good reviewed 3 star in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse if you prefer better hotel there is always option to upgrade the hotel and if you prefer to get booked own prefer hotel we are always ready to book for you. There will be camping during trekking period about 4 nights. Our camping tents are well maintained two men tents for group members, dining and kitchen tents along with kitchen table and other necessary equipements.
Altitude Problem and Physical Fitness Required
It is a easy trekking, There is no level of physical fitness is required, everyone could join on the trek. It would be more helpful if you have previous trekking experience as the trail follows average altitude of 3900m one should prepare acordingly. We also advise our guest(s) to consult their doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements before taking the trip. Regular exercise, jugging, stretching and medication or yoga may be good idea before taking the trip.
We provide hygenic full board food prepared by our own experienced cook during trekking. All meals during trekking and only breakfast during the driving or touring sessions are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners in the city in Lhasa on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). It is advisable to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (USD10 to USD16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. Only basic meal choices like Tibetan bread and tsampa porridge will be available in remote locations. Freshly cooked full board food will be served by trained and experienced cooks on full-board basis during camping.
Recommended Clothing & Accessories
As the tempreture varies greatly between day and night (from Max. 20 degrees celcius to Min. -10 degrees celcius) one should prepare accordingly. Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen sockes, Personal Towel, Light and Warm parka Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, Torch with extra batteries, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, T-Shirt, Sleeping bag and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for Ganden to Samye Trekking.
Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation, if in case of immergency, lost of belongings and trip cancilation is strongly recommended for Ganden to Samye Trek.
Best Time to Travel
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best seasons for this trip.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
Trip can be started either from Kathmandu or Lhasa. You could even check our fixed group joing trips. Check available trip dates and cost for Everst Advance Base Camp North or Please contact us for your customized departure date and cost. We are always welcome for customization as per your preference.