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Tibet- 11 Days Trekking Tour of Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery

Tibet- 11 Days Trekking Tour of Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery

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Startng City: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou...
Ending City: Lhasa
Duration: 10N11D
Tour Catalog: Every day depature tour
Best Time to Go: April- Oct.
A trek from Ganden to Samye is the most popular trek 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 trek 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 you start this trek you need a couple of days at Lhasa to acclimatise.

Itinerary Briefing:

Day01: Arrive at Lhasa
Day02: Lhasa
Day03: Lhasa
Day04: Lhasa- Namtso Lake
Day05: Namtso- Ganden Monastery
Day06: Trekking
Day07: Trekking
Day08: Trekking
Day09: Trekking
Day10: Tsedang
Day11: Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, end the trip.


Day01: Shanghai/Beijing/Chengdu/ Xian flight to Lhasa ( 80km, asphalt road, 3595m,  15-19centigrade)    Overnight at Lhasa standard room
- Depature from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu or Chongqing: You will use your copy of your Tibet Entry Permit, your passport and flight ticket change the broding pass flight to Lhasa by yourself.

Our Tibet local guide will pick you up from airport to Lhasa city. Rest in hotel. 

Day02: Lhasa city tour     Overnight in Lhasa
Morning time visit Potala Palace. Then visit Jokhang Temple, walk around Barkhor Street. 

Day03: Lhasa city tour     Overnight at Lhasa standard room
Morning time visit Norbulingka Palace,afternoon to Tibetan Museum.Night time have chance taste Tibetan cuisine and Tibetan culture show(at your own expense)


Day04: Lhasa- Namtso Lake-Yangpachen Hotspring- Lhasa( 500km, 7 hours driving, asphalt road in good condition, 4178m, 5-15centigrade)  Overnight at Lhasa
In the morning around 08:00am, our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel, then you will leave Lhasa to Namtso Lake. On the way you will see the huge grassland of Naqu and have a chance see the sky road- Qinghai Tibet Railway passing through it look likes a dragon. Then the Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges in front of you, and also you will pass the Nagela Pass. Then on the way back to Lhasa you have a chance enjoy the Yangpachen hotspring, back to Lhasa. 
Depends on how long times you arrive in Lhasa and your body health, suggestion the traveler whol just arrive in Lhasa for few day don't take the hot spring that maybe you will get the high altitude sickness.


Day05: Lhasa- Ganden Monastery(120km, 4hours driving)  Overnight at Ganden Monastery dorm bed.
Morning driving from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery.Then on the way to Ganden the altitude will up to 4500m. Today you will be spent acclimatizing further and visiting this wonderful Monastery.


Day06: Ganden- Hepu- Yama Do(Trekking, 5-6 hours, 17km)   Overnight in Tent
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 traverse 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.


Day07: Yama Do- Tsotup Chu Valley(Trekking, 5-7hours, 10km)   Overnight in Tent
In the morning leave the valley and make your way through a steep gully rising form the stream bank. Finally, you will climb over the Shug La (5250m) and begin your climb down through treacherous boulder fields. Later, you will 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.


Day08: Tsotup-chu Valley- Herders' Camps(Trekking, 5 hours, 14km)    Overnight in Tent
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.


Day09: Herders' Camps- Nyango- Samye Monastery( Trekking, 10 hours, 39km)  Overnight at Samye Monastery dorm bed.
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 trek. 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.


Day10: Samye Monastery- Yumbulakang Palac-  Trandruk Monastery- Tsedang  Overnight at Tsedang
Drive from Samye to Tsedang, afternoon visit Yumbulakang Palace and Trandruk Monastery near the town. 

Day11: Tsedang to Lhasa Gongkar airport dropping off( or back to Lhasa train station)
Morning time Lhasa airport dropping off, take the flihgt back to Chengdu or Beijing, Shanghai,Xian...

Cost description
Group number
(private group)
1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 persons
Apr. - Nov.  /  1775USDP.P.  1360USDP.P.  1530USDP.P.  1300USDP.P  1260USDP.P.
Dec. - Mar.  /  /  /  /  /  /

If you go between Dec.-Mar. please contact us directly.

This is the suggestive price, please contact us to get the accurate price .


Price Include

1. Tibet Entry Permit
2. Tibet travel permit
3. 3N standeroom; 3N dormbed;3N tent
4. Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
7. Travel accident insurance
8. Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
5. Boat ferry fee to Samye Monastery
6. Flight & train tickets
7. Entrance fees

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