Ganden Samye Trek

Multi Country 16 Days 15 Nights

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Overview

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 forests, 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 upon request.

Alternative option
Would you like to go to the Kailash Trek? Please take a look at the Tibet Kailash Tour.

 

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Your Itinerary

DaySectionHoursPackage
01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) then picked up from the airport to Hotel O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 8 O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B)
03Drive to Nyalam (Nepal – Tibet border town) 7-8 O/N at Guest Houe (A.B, L, D)
04Drive to Shegar 5-6 O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)
05Drive to Shigatse 5-6 O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)
06Drive to Gyantse 5-6 O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)
07Drive to Lhasa 3-4 O/N at 3-star Hotel (A, B, L, D)
08-09Sight Seeing in Lhasa 7-8O/N at 3-star Hotel (A, B, L, D)
10Drive to Ganden monastery and sightseeing 3-4 O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)
11-13Trek to Samye monastery and sightseeing 3-4O/N at Guest House (A, B, L, D)
14Trek to Nigu river and drive to Gongar Airport 1 O/N at Hotel (A, B, L, D)
15Early morning fly to Kathmandu O/N at 3 Stear Hotel (A, B, D)
16Final Departure( B)

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.   

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.  

Customize your itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest. 

Our Expert guide: 

Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked. 

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly 

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes 

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged). 
  • All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.  

What's included

  • 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 the 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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If you already know who you would like to take your adventure with and would prefer to enjoy your ‘My Everest Trip’ experience with your own group of friends, then we’ve got good news! All of our trips are also available as private adventures! Our private adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk you through some of the different options that we offer.
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