Ganden monastery to Samye Monastery is an arduous trekking adventure that takes you through enchanting central Tibetan high country across ecstatic 5000+ meter high mountain pass. Blessed with magnificent glaciated valleys, gigantic snow-capped peaks this side of Tibet offers a unique trekking experience. Ganden monastery to Samye Monastery trekking adventure begins after an insightful excursion to the key attractions of Lhasa's cultural and historical importance.
Pleasant overland drive to Ganden, the trailhead point follows the scenic barley fields, nomadic pastureland and alpine meadows. The total 80 kilometer trekking trail skirts through alpine meadows, plunges into gorge, crosses two high passes i.e. Shug La at 5250 meter and Chitu La at 5100m. Yaks follow you entire way carrying food supplies, tents etc and your trek guide chooses the best campsite. This 12 days Ganden monastery to Samye monastery Tibet trekking adventure concludes with a thorough exploration Samye monastery and Tsedang in Yarlung valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
Ganden to Samye Monastery Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3660 m) Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa Day 04: Drive to Ganden (4500m) 45 km Day 05: At Ganden for acclimatization Day 06: Trek to Yama Do Day 07: Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley across 5250 meter Shug La. Day 08: Trek to Herder's Camp Day 09: Trek to Wango Day 10: Trek to Samye (2 Hours) & drive to Tsedang Day 11: Explore the Yarlung Valley Day 12: Drive to Gongkar Airport and Depart