from US$1688 per person

11-day Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trekking

Tibet

Hiking from Ganden to Samye is one of the most popular hiking routes in Tibet. This tour covers crystal clear lakes, breath-takingly beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centers of Tibetan religious culture. The starting point of this hiking is about 50km from Lhasa but it requires 4-5 days, covering a distance of 80km and crossing 2 high passes over 5000m.
 

Hiking Duration: about 6 Hrs per day, 5 days total
Hiking Distance: Totally 80 KM (50 miles), about 10 Km-20 Km (6-12 Miles) per day, 5 days total
Hiking Route:Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery 

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  • Tour Code:
  • HTB-GSVT
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Tibet
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Square, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka
  • Experience & Features:
  • Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Ganden Monastery and Samye Monastery
  • Physical Rating : 4
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 3
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Upon your arrival to Lhasa, you will be welcomed at the airport or the train station by your local guide and then transferred to your hotel. Relax and acclimatize yourself to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Meals: (D)


Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Visit the renowned Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and a local Tibetan family. The rest time of the day will be free at leisure.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Meals: (B/L/D)


Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Do sightseeing in Lhasa and visit some other highlights of Lhasa-Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and the Norbulingka (Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama), to get further acclimatization.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Meals: (B/L/D)


Day 4: Lhasa-Ganden

Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, visiting the monastery, and then start the trek from Ganden to Samye.

Stay overnight en route. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 5: Ganden-Yama Do

Hike from Ganden to Yama Do (6-7 hrs, 17km, 450m descent, 300m ascent).

Stay overnight en route. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 6: Yama Do to Tsotup-chu Valley

Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup-chu Valley Yama Do to Tsotup-chu Valley (5-8 hrs, 10km, 1000 ascent, and 450m descent). Cross the Shug-la pass (5250m) today.

Stay overnight en route.

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 7: Tsotup-chu Valley to Herders' Camp

Hike from Tsotup-chu Valley to Herders' Camps (5-6 hrs, 14km, 300m ascent, 400m descent). Cross the Chitu-la pass (5100m) today.

Stay overnight en route. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 8: Herders' Camps to Samye Monastery

Continue to hike from Herders' Camps to Samye Monastery (10-12 hrs, 39km, and 1200 descent).

Stay overnight in the guesthouse near the Monastery or camp. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 9: Herders' Camps to Samye Monastery 

Continue to hike from Herders' Camps to Samye Monastery (10-12 hrs, 39km, and 1200 descent).

Stay overnight in the guesthouse near the Monastery or camp. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 10: Samye Monastery-Lhasa

Have a leisure day visiting the Samye Monastery before driving back to Lhasa (about 4 hours’ drive).

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Meals:  (B/L/D)


Day 11: Lhasa- departure

Meals:  (B)


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Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons
Tour Cost $2350 $2060 $1888 $1688

* Price in every box above is for each person.
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.

Service Included:
A. Personal English-speaking Guide and a local to help with luggage for the hiking part
B. Experienced Driver +Private cross-country van for the driving part
C. Picnicking meals during the hiking parts

Service Excluded:
A. Gratuities, Tips to local people, the guide and driver
B. Other Personal Expenses.
 

How to Dress (only for reference):
Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shirts/T-shirts
Warm enough clothes
Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain

What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses (very important in Tibet)
Insect Repellent
Bottled Water
Small towel
Camera, film and memory chip, battery
Binoculars
Pocketknife
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
 

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