Ganden-Samye Trek

Entry from Zhangmu boarder and exit by flight from Lhasa-14 days package
Trek and tours to Tibet can be operated drive or fly from Kathmandu to Tibetan land first. The package of Ganden-Samye Trek/Tour in Tibet begins with drive through the boarder land of Nepal-Tibet highway to Lhasa or direct fly over. As far if you have chosen to drive from Kathmandu along the friendship highway, you will be stopped in the major towns/settlements of enroute. Paying the visits of Sakya, Tashilumpo, Palcho monasteries Khumbum Stupa and many other attractions of around, which takes 5 days to reach in Lhasa the first step of journey. In Lhasa you will be stopped three days for acclimatization and sightseeing tours. You will be visiting main spiritual centers of Tibet and popular Potala Palace.

After main places visiting in Lhasa around you will be proceed for proposed trekking destination. The trekking begins 45 km drive to Ganden from Lhasa first and on the way you can see the monastery which is one of the main Gelugpa sect of Buddhism. This five days of trek crosses 2 over 5000m passes enroute and the total trekking distance is 80 Km. This trek offers a perfect combination of elevation, moisture, aspect and beautiful views of nomad land in Tibet. Last day of the trek you will be at Samye where you can see the only monastery that represents Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism red capped group one. This is the most popular and easy trekking Samye valley in Tibet and every level of trekkers can enjoy in-depth.

Ganden to Samye trek itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari boarder (5-6 hrs) after immigration formalities in Zhangmu 2300m, continue drive to Nyalam 3450m and O/N at guest house.

Day 02: Drive from Nyalam to Lhatse, visit Milarepa's cave enroute and O/N at guest house.

Day 03: Drive from Lhatse to Shigatse 3900m and O/N at hotel, enjoy magnificent views along the journey.

Day 04: Morning visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. Afternoon drive to Gyantse-3950m, visit Kumbum Monastery and O/N at Hotel

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa-3650m pass by the modern glacier and Yamdrok Lake, reach Lhasa and overnight at Hotel

Day 06-07: Sightseeing tours in Lhasa (Potala palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Bakhor street, Drepung Monastery)

Day 08: Drive to Ganden, visit the monastery and start trekking, overnight at tented camp

Day 09-11: Trekking days you will be crossing 2 passes over 5000m of elevation and exploring remotes of Tibet including amazing views and overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek ends at Samye, visit existing Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism red capped group one and overnight camp.

Day 13: Drive to Yarlung Tsangpo River, cross the river by a ferry and drive to Tsedang and overnight at hotel

Day 14: Transfer to the Gongkar airport and fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Last Updated: 2014-06-05 by
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Ganden Samye trekking trip highlights

Trip Duration: 14 Days

Mode of Tour: Drive to Lhasa & fly out after end the trek

Trekking Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging trek 

Trip starts: Kathmandu- Tibet boarder

Trip ends: From Lhasa fly out

Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 10-12

Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and tented camp

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck

Maximum altitude: 5150m Pass

Best of the Trip: Visiting Potala Palace, 2 days guided sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and trekking to Ganden-Samye valley in nomad land of Tibet

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Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Cost includes the following services

  • Travel alien permit fee of Tibet
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Standard hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
  • Meals 3 times a day in trekking
  • Accommodation in 2 men tent and porters during the trekking period
  • Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 and supporting truck in case need
  • Group visa fee for Tibet
  • Oxygen incase needed

 Cost does not includes

  • Lunch and dinner except trekking period
  • Flight ticket (Lhasa-Kathmandu) and airport taxes
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost
  • Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage hiring extra porters & additional transportation cost.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
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