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Starting Price: $ 1000

  • Trip Grade: Hard
  • Total Duration: 10

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Gaden to Samye Trekking

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$ 1000 USD

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Tour Fare Include:
    Local Tibetan-English speaking tour guide
    Transportation service during whole trip, include picking and dropping to airport
    All necessary permit and permit delivery fee
    All entrance fee as per the itinerary
    Accommodation 4 stars standard hotel
    top private service with best service quality
    Tour guide and driver accommodation
    All the trekking equipment (Dining tents, Kitchen Tents)
    All the cooking equipment
    Experienced Trekking cook
    Yaks for transportation during the trekking

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
    Train & Flight ticket
    Daily lunch & dinner
    Gratitude to your guide and Driver ( but it's depend on you no forced )
    Expenses of a personal nature (beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
    Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.
Day 1  : Arrival in Lhasa by train or air
Day 2  :  Exploring Lhasa
Day 3  : Further Exploration of Lhasa
Day 4 : Drive to Ganden (4500m)
Day 5  : Trek from Gaden to Yamo do (5 hrs)
Day 6  : Trek from Yamado to Tsotop Chu valley ( 4 to 5 hrs )
Day 7  : Trek from Tsotop to Herders Camp ( 6hrs)
Day 8  : Trek from Herders Camp to Wango ( 6hrs )
Day 9  : Visit Samye Monastery and drive back to Lhasa ( 4 hrs )
Day 10  : End up your tour & Flight back to Home

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Day 1  : Arrival in Lhasa by train or air

Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination of the traditional Yak Hotel or Shangbala Hotel, etc. The remainder of the day can be spent in relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.

Please be aware of that you can take overland train tours from China side, and of course you can enter Tibet by air.

Day 2  :  Exploring Lhasa

Haven’t you always dreamed of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries? Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you everything there is to see in some of these renowned sights. First off we will explore the beautifully preserved Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you see of Tibet are of these buildings with their white washed walls and golden roofs. To this day several hundred monks live and study in this architecture. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka.
The Norbulingka is another astounding piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of Lhasa, the Barkor, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you can experience more Tibetan culture and even purchase some amazing crafts.

Day 3  : Further Exploration of Lhasa

To explore some of the ancient quarters of the Dalai Lama we will visit Potala Palace in the morning. Be prepared for astonishment as this grand palace has been around since before the 17th century. To add even more history and culture we will also visit Drepung Monastery. Once home to over 10,000 monks, the Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to see. Miraculously it was one of the few sights to escape the Cultural Revolution without widespread damage.

Day 4 : Drive to Ganden (4500m)

After only a short drive we will arrive in Ganden. The day will be spent acclimatizing further and exploring this wonderful area. There are many attractions in this ancient town. However, the highlight for most is the first Gelugpa Monastery. Although this monastery has been destroyed over the years, there is still much to see. Many pilgrims walk the kora around this holy place and one can observe their many rituals along the way.

Day 5  : Trek from Gaden to Yamo do (5 hrs)

Our first day of trekking begins at the highest point on the Ganden Kora. From here we walk along a saddle trail. After leaving this trail with wondrous views we traverse the west side of the ridge before passing through an ancient Hepu village. Later in the day we pass through Ani Pagong, a narrow bottleneck in the trail and former site of a nunnery. We will end the day with an ascent towards Yama Do, where we will set up camp.

Day 6  : Trek from Yamado to Tsotop Chu valley ( 4 to 5 hrs )

In the morning we leave the valley floor and make our way through a steep gully rising form the stream bank. Finally, we climb over the Shug La and begin our climb down through treacherous boulder fields. Later, we cross Tsotup Chu, a large stream winding through the valley floor. A comfortable camp will be set up in one of the many herder fields.

Day 7  : Trek from Tsotop to Herders Camp ( 6hrs)

Today we follow the Tsotup Chu down through its tributary and head towards the Chitu La pass. After ascending this rocky pass we will quickly descend down and find a beautiful place to camp in one of the fields surrounding the stream. To find our campsite we will meander through quiet herder camps for nearly an hour. Another beautiful day of our trek is over!

Day 8  : Trek from Herders Camp to Wango ( 6hrs )

The trail gets wider and easier as we follow it through scrub forests in the main valley. Beautiful streams and lush forests surround us as we walk. However, the desert is close by. The next few hours are arguably the most beautiful part of our trek. More than 15 types of scrub trees, blooming rhododendrons, and vast meadow will amaze you every step of the way! After passing through this wondrous landscape we will trek pass the Changtang village. Less than an hour away participants can choose to make the one-hour hike to the Yamalung Hermitage. Yamalung is an ancient and holy Buddhist meditation site, but is completely up to you whether you want to go. Later in the day we join the Samye valley along the babbling tributary stream. The night will be spent at another comfortable campsite, not far from Samye.

Day 9  : Visit Samye Monastery and drive back to Lhasa ( 4 hrs )

In the morning we will visit to Samye monastery, representing the Buddhist universe, is the highlight of the trip for many. There will be plenty of time to explore this intricate network of buildings. At the end of Samye we will get in Jeeps and Drive back to Lhasa . Enjoy the beds and hot showers!

Day 10  : End up your tour & Flight back to Home

This remarkable flight last only an hour while crossing the Himalayan range. As you may expect the striking mountain views surround you the entire time. An amazing way to end a life-changing journey! Come join us in this land of religion and history!

Dates and Cost

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
October 6th October 14th trekking experience US $ 1250 USD Book Now

Our Travel Expert Teams

  • Office Manager and Senior sales. I am a Tibetan born in Tibet, with a strong likeness of being a travel advisor. I like to choose tourism management course in college. now I am working in the Tibet Native Travel company. Our team is fully dedicated to our client's service.

    Sonam Gyatso( Travel Advisor )

  • I am your travel consultant and had worked as a tour guide for 9 years in TNT and had been to every corner of Tibet. with this fruitful experiences, I was appointed as the travel consultant in since 2010

    Jamyang Thinley ( Travel Advisor )

  • I have been working as a public relations for last 14 years, I love my work and handle it very easy way. I was professional for these works. such as, applying for the permit, booking air tickets and train tickets.

    Migmar ( Permit Man )

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