Ganden-Samye Trekking 10 days

    This trek has much to offer: lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centers of Tibetan religious culture. The best time for the trek is from mid-May to mid-October. Summer can be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wild flowers spangle the alpine meadows. Before you start the trek you need a couple of days in Lhasa to acclimatize.

    The Trek At A Glance

    Duration: 4-5 days

    Distance: 80km

    Standard: medium to difficult

    Start: Ganden Monastery

    Finish: Samye Monastery

    Highest Point: Shug-la (5,250m)

    Nearest Large Towns: Lhasa and Tsetang

    Accommodation: camping

    Summary: this demanding trek crosses two passes over 5000m,

    connects two of Tibet's most important monasteries and begins less than 50km from Lhasa.

    Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa.

    Altitude: 3,658m

    Get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Streets. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 04: Lhasa-Ganden.

    Altitude: 3,658m-4,500m

    Est. Distance: 60km, about 1.5 hour's driving

    Road Conditions: tar road, then bumpy mountain road approaching Ganden

    Visit Ganden Monastery. Camping.

    Day 05: Ganden-Hepu-Yama Do.

    Trekking 5-6 hours, 17km. Camping

    Day 06: Yama Do-Tsotup Chu Valley.

    Trekking 5-7 hours, 10km. Camping

    Day 07: Tsotup Chu Valley-Herders' Camp.

    Trekking 5 hours, 14km. Camping

    Day 08: Herders' Camp-Nyamgo-Samye.

    Trekking 5-6 hours, 9km. Overnight in Samye guesthouse

    Day 09: Samye-Tsedang.

    Altitude: 3,600-3,100m

    Est. Distance: 70km, about 1.5 hours' driving

    Road Conditions: gravel road

    Drive to Tsedang to relax and refresh, en route visit Tibet's first palace Yongbulakang. Overnight in Tsedang

    Day 10: Leave.

    Get transferred to the airport/train station and leave. End of the tour

    RMB 13,710 per person


    all required permits and documents,

    English-speaking guide,

    land transport by van,

    3-star hotels based on twin-bed room,


    sightseeing entrance fees,

    full trekking equipment (camps, yaks, porters, cook, cooking equipment, food etc).


    airfare or train tickets,


    personal expenses like phone bill, laundry etc.

    This is a group of 2 people minimum. It can be customized to meet your specific dates, group size and other requirements.

    The price excludes any airfare or train ticket. we will include them after you decide the flight or train schedule.

    People with heart or lung disease, hypertension or serious anemia are advised NOT to enter Tibet. It’s also advised to check with your doctor if you’re not sure of your physical status.

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