Tibet Highland Expedition

Ganden Samye Walking & Trekking

Ganden Monastery, 45 km east of Lhasa, was first built in 1409. At least 10 buildings have been restored, and the monastery looks splendid with barley fields sprawling the valley floor, which is dotted with small villages. It takes 4 days to walk from the Ganden to Samye, and this is one of the finest soft treks in central Tibet. You can experience Tibetan culture as you walk in the high altitude. You will also explore Tsedang and the tombs of the Tibetan Yarlung Kings, and the city of Lhasa and its monasteries.

Highlights:

Duration: 14days
Destination: Ganden, Samye,Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse,Tingri,Nyalam,Zhangmu.
Maximum Altitude: 5200m
Best Season: March,Aprill,May,June,Aug,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Ganden,Samye,Kambala Pass,Karola Pass,Lalungla Pass.

Day01:ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Transfer to hotel O/H Manang

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Day03:DRIVE TO AIRPORT (2000m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
After breakfast, we will transfer the group to Tribhuvan International Airport to board Air China's Flight No. CA 408 to Lhasa at 10:25 am. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport(3650m),the group shall be met by our local representative and transfer provided to your hotel in Lhasa. The group will reach the Hotel Lhasa at approx 5 pm. The first day will be spent resting to acclamatize with the altitude because Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650 m.So it needs some time to acclimatize with the altitude,O/H Shangbala Hotel or Keychu Hotel (Veg lunch & Dinner)

Day04:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple.

Day05:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka Palace
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery built in 1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.

Day06:REST DAY AND SHOPPING
Walk around Bharkor street.

Day07:DRIVE TO GANDEN MONASTERY
Ganden Monastery, 45 km east of Lhasa, was first built in 1409. At least 10 buildings have been restored, and the monastery looks splendid with barley fields sprawling the valley floor, which is dotted with small villages. It takes 4 days to walk from the Ganden to Samye, and this is one of the finest soft treks in central Tibet,Order the yak and yak men for next day O/H Camp

Day08:TREK
Trekking to Hebu Nomad Camp 7hrs O/H Camp

Day09:TREK
Trekking around Shugula Pass 8hrs O/H Camp

Day10:TREK
Trekking to Under Chutula Pass 7hrs O/H Camp

Day11:TREK
Trekking to Yamalung Valley and By Tractor to Samye Monastery 7hrs

Day12:TREK
Walk to the Samye Monastery and By truck to Chimpu,Trek to Mount.Heburi O/H Yarlong Hotel

Day13:DRIVE TO TSETHANG
Drive to Yarlong valley,Excursion the Yambulakhang and Tibetan king's Tombs

Day14:DRIVE TO ARPORT
Have the breakfast very ealry in the morning and drive to aiport,Fly out
* Sightseeing tour as per above programs.
* Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser.
* Supporter Truck.
* Tibet travel permit.
* Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
* Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
* Camping gears,two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
* Full board meal during the camping section.
* Yak and Yak men,cook, helpers.
* Staff insurance
* Monasteries entrance fees.

* Cold drinks alcoholic beverages,
* Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet (besides camping section),
* Nepal visa,
* Nepal Re- entry visa,
* Travel insurance,
* Tips for guide,porters,driver,and yak men.
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