Ganden / Samye
Trek in Tibet
Day 01 :
Arrival in Kathmandu.
Transfer to Hotel. Time permitting
half day sightseeing tour of some
Kathmandu Durbar Square &
Day 02 :Full day sightseeing
of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Patan.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 03 :
Early morning flight
from Kathmandu (1300 m) to Lhasa (3650 m)
Arrival in Gongor Airport and
tranfer to the hotel in Lhasa after 2 hrs drive.
Rest of the day free acclimatization.
Day 04 :
day sightseeing in Lhasa of Sera
Monastery, Jokhang Temple and
Day 05 :
Sightseeing in Lhasa of Potala
Palace and Drepung Monastery.
Day 06 :
Drive to Ganden (4500m).
After breakfast drive to
Ganden and visit Ganden monastery
established by Tshong Khapa, the
founder of Gelug Pa sect.
Day 06 :
from Ganden to Yama Do.
The trekking begins at the
highest point on the Ganden Kora.
En route we pass through an ancient
Hepu village. Later in the day we
pass through Ani Pagong, a narrow
bottleneck in the trail and former
site of a nunnery and end in Yama
Day 07 :
from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley.
In the morning trek starts
en route crossing many adventurous
places and ends to Tsotup Chu
Day 08 :
from Tsotup Chu Valley to Herder's Camp.
Today we follow the Tsotup
Chu down through its tributary and
head towards the Chitu La pass and
descend down in a beautiful place
Herder's Camp, one of the field
surrounding the stream.
Day 09 :
from Herder's Camp to Wango.
During the trek to Wango one
can see more than 15 types of scrub
trees, blooming rhododendrons, and
vast meadow. After passing through
this wondrous landscape we will trek
passing the Changtang village and
Yamalung Hermitage. Yamalung is an
ancient and holy Buddhist meditation
site. Later in the day we join the
Samye valley along the babbling
Day 10 :
from Wango to Samye and drive to Tsetang.
In the morning we will admire
the widespread views from Pisha. The
entire Samye valley can be seen from
here. After reaching the summit of
Dragmar we can explore the numerous
temples nearby. Visit Samye
monastery, which represents the
Buddhist universe. At the end of the
day we will drive to the Tibet's
third largest city, Tsethang.
Day 11 :
Explore the Yarlung Valley.
After breakfast trek to
Yarlung Valley. This majestic area
is widely believed to be the cradle
of all of Tibetan civilization. The
valley of the tombs is located at
the origin of the Tibetan people.
You can visit Yumbulakhang, which is
an amazing architectural site
perched on a cliff. It is one of the
oldest buildings in all of Tibet.
Day 12 :
from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu
(1300m). Early morning
breakfast and 2 hrs drive to the
Gongar airport to catch a Lhasa /
Kathmandu flight. Arrival in
Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot.
Day 13 :
Drive back to Kathmandu and en route visit
Evening Nepali Dinner with
Day 14 :
Free until Departure time.
Transfer to Airport for onwards flight. End of the
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