Tibet Ganden to Samye Trekking tour(10days)

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A trekking from Ganden to Samye is the most popular trekking route in Tibet. During this trek, you will see lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centres of Tibetan religious culture. The best time for this trekking is from May to Mid of Oct. Summer will be wet but the mountians are at their greenest and wild flowers spangle the alpine meadows. Before your start this trekking you need a couple of days at Lhasa to acclimatise.
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Detailed itinerary:
Day 1:

Transfer from Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa to your hotel, have a good rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 2:

Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.


Potala Palace

Day 3:

Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 4:

Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, takes about 2 hours, and the altitude will up to 4500m. Today you will be spent acclimatizing further and visiting this wonderful Monastery. Overnight at Ganden monastery guesthouse

Day 5:

The first day of trekking begins at the highest point on the Ganden Kora. From here walk along a saddle trail. After leaving this trail with wondrous views tranverse the west side of the ridge before passing through an ancient Hepu village. Later in the day pass through Ani Pagong, a narrow bottleneck in the trail and former site of a nunnery. You will end the day with an ascent towards Yama Do, where will set up camp.


Ganden monastery

Day 6:

In the morning leave the valley and make our way through a steep gully rising form the stream bank. Finally, we climb over the Shug La (5250m) and begin our climb down through treacherous boulder fields. Later, we cross Tsotup Chu, a large stream winding through the valley floor. A comfortable camp will be set up in one of the many herder fields.

Day 7:

Today follow the Tsotup Chu down through its tributary and head towards the Chitu La pass (5100m). After ascending this rocky pass quickly descend down and find a beautiful place to camp in one of the fields surrounding the stream camping.

Day 8:

The trail gets wider and easier as following it through scrub forests in the main valley. Beautiful streams and lush forests surrounded. However, the desert is close by. The next few hours are arguably the most delightful part of the entire trekking.More than 15 types of scrub trees, blooming rhododendrons, and vast meadow will amaze you every step of the way! After passing through this wondrous landscape arriving at the first permanent village Changtang since Hepu. From Changtang walking another 1.5 hours to arrive Nyangohere where you can take a tractor to Samye Monastery. Visit Samye Monastery in the afternoon. Overnight at Samye Monastery guesthouse.


Samye Monastery

Day 9:

Driving from Samye to Tsedang, afternoon visit Yumbulakang Palace and Trandruk Monastery near the town. Overnight at Tsedang.

Day 10:

Transfer from your hotel to Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa in the morning, trip ends.

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