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Ganden Samye Trekking in the valley – Explore Tibet’s prime trekking route

Ganden Samye Trekking enables you to explore Tibet’s prime route when Tibet was first opened for travellers in 1985. The Ganden Samye Valley Trek covers one of the traditional trail exploration trips in Tibet, which was used by locals years and years back.

Highlights of this Ganden Samye Trekking Trip:

  • Lhasa Sightseeing
  • Ganden Monastery
  • Zhukar La Pass and Chetur La Pass
  • Samye Monastery
  • The Yambhulhakhang, etc.
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Ganden Samye Trekking Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Ganden Samye Trekking.

Day 1 – Lhasa Arrival

Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa Or arrive Lhasa via main land of China Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, you shall be met and transfer provided to Lhasa City. O/nt at Hotel.

Includes: Airport-Pick Up and Accommodation

Day 2 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 3 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Visit Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 4 – Drive to Ganden

Drive to Ganden Monastery visit beautiful artifact of Tibet and trek to Hebu and overnight camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 5 – Trek to Zhukar

Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5200m), explore and enjoy beautiful sceneries and overnight camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner, Accommodation and Guide

Day 6 – Trek to Chetur

Cross Chetur La Pass via alpine Lakes, cross the pass and enjoy beautiful sceneries and overnight camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation and Guide

Day 7 – Trek to Yomalung

Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute along hiking and overnight camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation and Guide

Day 8 – Trek to Samye Valley

Trek to the Samye Valley. Visit the Samye Monastery and overnight camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation and Guide

Day 9 – Trek to Brahmaputra

Cross the Brahmaputra River and drive to Tsetang to explore The Yambhulhakhang, Tibet’s first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery. O/nt at Hotel Tsetang.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation and Guide

Day 10 – Drive to Gyantse

Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok – Tso Lake and O/nt at hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 11 – Drive to Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse, visit most highlighted attraction of around and O/nt at hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 12 – Drive to Tingri

Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery enroute. O/nt at guesthouse.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 13 – Drive to Nyalam

Drive to Nyalam, enjoy shopping or visit local town O/nt at hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide and Transport

Day 14 – Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive downhill to Zhangmu and proceed further to The friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the group’s journey to Kathmandu.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast and Transport

Custom Ganden Samye Valley Trek

Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always organisable. It’s always possible to extend the trek for example if you want to spend more time in Kathmandu and/or Lhasa.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs.

We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Ganden Samye Valley Trek.

Ganden Samye Trekking Cost

Included costs

Our Ganden Samye Valley Trek Package covers the following costs:

  • Lhasa- Kathmandu flight
  • Tibet visa and all entry permit
  • Guided city tour
  • Hotel with breakfast in cities such as Lhasa, Gantse, Xigatse
  • All camping gear and all meals on camping days
  • Supporting truck and jeeps
  • Kathmandu: 3 nights accommodations/twin sharing room with breakfast, airport pick up and drops.

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Ganden Samye Trekking Package:

  • Lunches & dinners during hotel stays
  • Refreshments, bottled/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staffs (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.)
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shorter down the tour by the weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons

Ganden Samye Trekking – Trip Facts

Ganden Samye Valley Trek – Best Time of Year

The best season to enjoy a Ganden Samye Valley Trek is from May – October.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

Highlights of the Ganden Samye Valley Trek

  • Lhasa Sightseeing
  • Ganden Monastery
  • Zhukar La Pass and Chetur La Pass
  • Samye Monastery
  • The Yambhulhakhang, etc.

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