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10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour

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USD 1400 p.p

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Group Size

4-12 pax

10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  • All administrative fees
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging, 4 star Gangyen hotel in Lhasa and Guest house at Samye
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car
  • Camping Equipment (1 tent for 2 people share) (1 Mattress and 1 Sleeping bag per pax)
  • Cook for the trek
  • Food in the trek
  • 1 Yak per each person

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver and guide
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (On average a meal in Tibet cost USD 5 per person)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended)

Important Notes:

If you are a solo traveller, you will need to share a room with another tourist; for the option to have a room to yourself you will be required to pay the single room supplement.

Summary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa

Day 2 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang Temple, barkhor Square

Day 3 – Lhasa cultural tour: Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa -> Ganden Trek -> Yama Do

Day 5 – Yama Do -> Tsotup Chu Valley

Day 6 – Tsotup Chu Valley -> Herders’ Camp

Day 8 – Herders’ Camp ->Nyango

Day 9 – Nyango -> Samye Monastery

Day 10 – Samye – Yumbulagang Palace & Tsedang

Day 11 – Departure from Lhasa

Pricing

April – June: 1400USD P/P

July – Sept: 1500USD P/P

Oct- Feb: 1400USD P/P

Single supplementary fee: 100USD

10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Trek Group Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa Welcome to Lhasa!

Welcome to Lhasa, Tibet! This is day 1 of our 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour.

Our guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

 

Day 2: Lhasa city tour: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square

Day 2 of our 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour will be focusing on Lhasa city tour.

Lhasa is the capital and the holiest city in Tibet. Each day, many pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau come to worship at one of its many temples.

First and foremost, you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop, you can see pilgrims prostrating at the front compound to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery.

Next, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor Square.

In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day. If you are keen in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes around an hour to complete.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 2_Jokhang Temple

Credit: @theiere.co.jp

 

Day 3: Lhasa cultural tour: Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery

As we move into day 3 of our 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour, we will discover more of Lhasa through a comprehensive city tour.

In the morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 1637, the Potala Palace rises to 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms.

After lunch, you will explore Drepung Monastery. Besides Ganden Monastery and Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery is one of the 3 most important Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet.

Right below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle.

Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: @etaporamaxplore

 

Day 4: Lhasa-Ganden, Trek from Ganden Monastery to Yama Do (17km, 5 to 6 hours)

Finally, we will go out of Lhasa starting from day 4 of this 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour.

In the morning, you will drive the 55kms from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery. Ganden was founded in the 15th century and is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet. You will depart from Ganden and trek to the meadows and valleys of Yama Do (4456m).

Overnight in a camp.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 5_Ganden Monastery

Credit: @katarina46j

 

Day 5: Trek from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley (6 to 7 hours)

Day 5 of our 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour will be about hiking and camping!

We will first hike up out of the bowl crossing the pass at Shugu La Pass (5200m). This is the highsest pass on the Ganden to Samye trek.

After crossing a broad valley and another pass, we will descend to our camp site at Tsotup Chu (4800m).

Overnight in a camp.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 6_Gampa La Pass

Credit: @raskorak

 

Day 6: Trek from Tsotup Chu to Herders’ Camp (14km, 5 hours)

Today, we will continue the trek to Samye passing through some valleys and nomadic stretches. The halfway point of this trek is the herders’ camp. We will reach the camp after crossing the 5200-meter Chitu La Pass and descending the valley.

Overnight in a camp.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 7_Samye2

Credit: @detourdiaries

 

Day 7: Trek from Herders’ Camp to Nyango (18km, 6 hours)

The 7th day of this 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour will be on completing the rest of the trek to Samye Monastery.

Our trek today will be relatively relaxed and pleasant. We will move downwards and go past some small villages and rhododendrons forest.

Overnight in a camp.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 8_Samye journey

Credit: @jenniferkoat

 

Day 8: Trek from Nyango to Samye Monastery (18km, 5 hours)

After arriving at our destination, we will take the day to explore the 8th-century Samye Monastery, the first monastery in Tibet.

Overnight in Samye monastery hotel.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 9_Samye

Credit: @carrot_hu1986

 

Day 9: Samye – Yumbulagang Palace & Tsedang

On Day 9 of our 10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour, we will drive along Yarlung Valley to Yumbulagang Palace. Many consider Yumbulagang to be the oldest building in Tibet.

After exploring Yumbulagang, we will proceed to Tsedang city, where we will stay for our last night in Tibet.

11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Day 10_Barkhor Square

Credit: @thaistours

 

Day 10: Depart from Lhasa

This is your final day in Tibet. After breakfast, we will transfer you to Lhasa train station or airport.

See you soon!

The private version of this tour will be our 10-Day Ganden to Samye Trek Private Tour

Otherwise, you can consider our other private & non-Everest Base Camp tour like the 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour

10 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour

Group Tour Dates

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5 Sep 2018 @ USD 1500Book Now!
14 Oct 2018 @ USD 1500Book Now!

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