Ganden Samye Trek
Ganden to Samye Trek is among the most popular and challenging trek in Tibet. It was first opened to foreign travelers in 1985. Ganden to Samye Trek offers stunning Himalayan views including Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Kailash (6638m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Shishapagma (8013m). Besides these astonishing Himalayan views, the trekker can also witness high altitude pristine lakes, amazing high altitude alpine forest, and observe wonderful Tibetan history and culture. Along the way, you will encounter two high passes and experience some astounding and remote regions of Tibet. Crossing two high passes: Shuga la pass (5250m) and Chitu la pass (5210m) is the most challenging part of this trek. However, if you are well acclimatized then you can easily cross the passes without any difficulty.
Best time for Ganden to Samye Trek
Between May and October is the best time for Ganden to Samye Trekking.
During your trek
Drive from Kathmandu to the city of Lhasa via Nyalam, Shegar, Shigatse, and Gyantse. Sightseeing in Lhasa where you will explore The Potala Palace and other monasteries. Then a 32km drive from Lhasa to Ganden where we begin our trek. Ganden to Samye Valley trekking begins from the Ganden Monastery (4180m) and ends at the Samye Monastery, the first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.
Group or private
Ganden to Samye Trek is one of the most popular and challenging trekking destinations in Tibet. We operate this trek in an organized group. A Customized itinerary with personalized travel and accommodation is also available on request.
Would you like to go on the Kailash Trek ? Please take a look at the Tibet Kailash Tour.
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) then picked up from the airport to Hotel||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)|
|02||Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation||8||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B)|
|03||Drive to Nyalam (Nepal – Tibet border town)||7-8||O/N at Guest Houe (A.B, L, D)|
|04||Drive to Shegar||5-6||O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)|
|05||Drive to Shigatse||5-6||O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)|
|06||Drive to Gyantse||5-6||O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)|
|07||Drive to Lhasa||3-4||O/N at 3-star Hotel (A, B, L, D)|
|08-09||Sight Seeing in Lhasa||7-8||O/N at 3-star Hotel (A, B, L, D)|
|10||Drive to Ganden monastery and sightseeing||3-4||O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)|
|11-13||Trek to Samye monastery and sightseeing||3-4||O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)|
|14||Trek to Nigu river and drive to Gongar Airport||1||O/N at Hotel (A, B, L, D)|
|15||Early morning fly to Kathmandu||O/N at 3 Stear Hotel (A, B, D)|
|16||Final Departure||( B)|
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car / Jeep
- Two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in whole trekking
- An experienced Government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/ Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Basic camping gear like tents, mattresses, and sleeping bags.
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
- Necessary entrance fees
- Tibet visa fee
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
- Your travel insurance
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipment
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