Ganden to Samye Trek

Ganden to Samye trek explores Central and south Tibet including the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle  of Tibetan civilization. Additionally it includes a short 5 days trek. Ganden-Samye trek is a 5 days trek that connects two of Tibet\\\'s most important monasteries of Ganden and Samye.

It offers fantastic walking, superb scenery, and interaction with Tibetan villagers and highland nomads. It is a fairly demanding trek and crosses two passes over 5000 meters. Participants must be physically strong and in good health. This trip is for those who have limited time to have experience both trekking and sightseeing tour. This trip completes 5 days wonderful trip near Lhasa and it is the only option to take trekking arround Lhasa. And also it completes sightseeing in Tsedang and Lhasa valley.

Duration: 12 Days

Primary activity: Ganden to Samye Trek

Group size: 1 to 15+ Person

Country: China

Arrival on: Lhasa

Meals: Bed & Breakfast in Lhasa / Full board food during trekking

Trip Code: TH-TB-C105

Secondary activity: Lhasa & Tsedang Sightseeing

Max-Altitude: 5210m

Departure from: Lhasa

Trip grade: Moderate / Fairly Strenuous

Accomodation: 3* Hotel in Lhasa / Camping during trekking

Best Season

April to November

Outlined Program

DAY 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.
DAY 02: Lhasa sightseeing - visit Norbulinka, Drepung and Nechung Monastery
DAY 03: Lhasa sightseeing - visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Tibetan Market.
DAY 04: Lhasa - Ganden Drive and visit Ganden Monastery.
DAY 05: Trek Ganden to Hepu Nomad Camp - 7 hrs - Camping
DAY 06: Trek Hepu to Yema Do (4450m) - 7 hrs - Camping
DAY 07: Trek Yema Do to Chitup Chu (4907m) - 6 hrs - Camping
DAY 08: Trek Chitup Chu over Chitula Pass (5210m) to Herders Camp - 8 hrs - Camping
DAY 09: Drive from Herders to Samye and visit Samye Monastery. - Guest House.
DAY 10: Drive to Lhasa enroute visit Yumbulhakhang and Tsonge Tomb.
DAY 11: Lhasa Free day for personal purpose.
DAY 12: Free until airport time and Drop to airport for final departure.

Price Includes:

  • Tibet travel permit and Ganden Samye Trekking Permit
  • All camping equipment
  • All cooking equipmentWell trained western cook with kitchen helper
  • Camping supporter Crew
  • English speaking Local Tibetan Guide
  • All sightseeing tours wherever required
  • All monastery entrance feesFull board food during 5 days trekking
  • Yak and Yak man for Baggage, food, equipment and fuel supply.
  • Transportation by 4500 CC Toyota Land Cruiser
  • And Experience local Tibetan Driver
  • Hotel with daily breakfast while touring 

Price Excludes:


  • Lunch & Dinner while in Tour
  • Any flight and train fare
  • Travel InsurancePersonal expenses
  • Extra bar billEvacuation cost in case of immergency
  • Pony hiring cost
  • Single room or tent suppliment.
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items
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