Ganden Samye Trek

  • Trip duration 12 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
  • All Inclusive Price Contact us

Trip Overview:

Ganden Samye trek, is one of the best natural beautiful, Culture; monastery in Tibet region. It is the most popular treks trail in Tibet connecting the famed Ganden and Samye monasteries. Its closest trekking routes to Lhasa and also one of the best trail option for those with less time. Despite the relative ease of logistics it has great mountain panoramic views and is a adventure challenging trek that includes crossing over Chitu La and Shug La, both these passes exceed (5000m/16404ft). The ruins of Ganden at the start are built high on a cliff and are attraction for many on day trips from Lhasa. One reaches the Samye Monastery at the end of the trek which is significant as the first Buddhist monastery to be built in Tibet and many Buddhists make a pilgrimage from across Tibet to visit this site. It is trekking trail will cover Tibetan culture Monastery as wel as you can discovery Local life style of their people. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Lhasa, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Ganden to Yama Do, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Tsotup Chu Valley to Herder’s Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Herder’s Camp to Wango, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Wango to Samye and drive to Tsedang, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Rest and explore day Yarlung Valley, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Drive to Gongkar airport and departure to your nest destination or home, (Hotel + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu accommodation (3* or 4* or 5*) Hotel (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu,
  • Transfer by 4WD Land Cruiser and a supporting truck for Tibet Part (we use no truck for 2 pax group),
  • Accommodation in guest house and camp in Tibet as per the itinerary,
  • Sherpa supporting staff,
  • Nepalese Tour Leader,
  • Tibetan local guide,
  • Chinese Visa,
  • TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau),
  • Officers fee,
  • Sightseeing & Monastery entrance fees in Tibet,
  • Portable oxygen cylinder in case of emergency,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the journey,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Chinese government rule or any other unavoidable situation,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control & visitors have to directly incur these additional unforeseen expenses,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02 Sightseeing around Lhasa, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06 Trek from Ganden to Yama Do, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Trek from Tsotup Chu Valley to Herder’s Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Herder’s Camp to Wango, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10 Trek from Wango to Samye and drive to Tsedang, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Rest and explore day Yarlung Valley, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 12 Drive to Gongkar airport and departure to your nest destination or home, (Hotel + B).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.

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