Ganden Samye Trip at a Glance:
Duration: 10 days
Standard: medium to difficult
Start: Ganden Monastery
Finish: Samye Monastery
Highest Point: Shug-la (5,250m)
Nearest Large Towns: Lhasa and Tsetang
Summary: this demanding trek crosses two passes over 5000m, connects two of Tibet's most important monasteries and begins less than 50km from Lhasa.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa. Altitude: 3,658m
Get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing.
Visit Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing.
Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 04: Lhasa-Ganden Altitude: 3,658m - 4,500m
Est. Distance: 60km, about 1.5 hour's driving
Road Conditions: tar road, then bumpy mountain road approaching Ganden
Visit Ganden Monastery . Overnight in monastery guest house
Day 05: Ganden-Hepu-Yama Do.
Trekking 5-6 hours, 17km. Camping
Day 06: Yama Do-Tsotup Chu Valley.
Trekking 5-7 hours, 10km. Camping
Day 07: Tsotup Chu Valley-Herders' Camp.
Trekking 5 hours, 14km. Camping
Day 08: Herders' Camp-Nyamgo-Samye.
Trekking 5-6 hours, 9km. Overnight in Samye guesthouse
Day 09: Samye-Yongbulakang-Tsedang. Altitude: 3,600m
Est. Distance:150km, about 2.5 hours' driving
Road Conditions: gravel road
Visit the first palace Yongbulakang, than back to Tsedang. Overnight in Tsedang
Day 10: Leave Lhasa. Get transferred to the airport/train station and leave.
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Mission Eco Trek has been organizing Trekking and tour in Tibet since many years. We specialize in the Ganden Samye Trekking. On our Ganden Samye trekking, the entire group treks/tours led by our highly experienced guide. All the permits, entry fees, bed and breakfast in cities and full board on remote part of trek on the Ganden Samye Trekking in Tibet are provided. We stay in lodge on the Ganden Samye Trekking. The Ganden Samye Trekking takes 10 days, with some time in Lhasa.