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Ganden to Samye Trek
Ganden to Samye Trek

This short four or five day trek is one of the most popular treks in Tibet and links two of the Tibet's most important monasteries Ganden and Samye.It involves crossing two passes Shuga la(5250m) and Chitu la(5100m). It is a strenous trek but the rewards are worth the effort. .The trek starts from the famous Ganden monastery some 50 km from Lhasa , passes through many small villages , sheep herder's camps and exotic sceneries and ends in the Samye monastery in Yarlung valley.Like in all our trekking programme in Tibet it starts after we explore the heritage sights in Lhasa.

 
Itinerary:
Day 01: Flight to Lhasa
Flight to the holy City of Lhasa. Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Take rest for acclimatization. Accommodation in Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Lhasa
Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Norbulingkha Palalce, Jorkhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Accommodation in Hotel.
Day 03: At Lhasa
Sightseeing of Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Accommodation in Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa-Ganden.
Drive to Ganden Monastery, one of the major Gelug Monasteries of Tibet. Visit the monastery and take warm up hike along the pilgrimage path, kora, of the monastery. Accommodation camping or guesthouse.
Day 05-09: Ganden to Samye trekking.
Trek 4 days with well supplied team, to the Samye Monastery. We walk , six to seven hours a day and complete the distance of 80 kmo reach Samye Monastery in 4 days. The trek involves crossing of two demanding passes, Chitu La (5, 100m) and Shuga La or Zhukar La (5210m). It's a medium to difficult graded trekking
Day 10: Samye To Tsetang and take the tour of its highlights.
In the morning, visit the Samye Monastery. We meet our transport and drive to Tsedang-the gateway city to the Yarlung Valley. Overnight hotel.
Day 11: At Tsedang
Explore the highlights of Tsedang such as Tradruk Temple, Yambulakhang Palace and visit the tombs of ancient Yarlung Kings
Day 12: Departure
We are transferred to the Gongar airport of Lhasa for our flight to next destination.
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