11 Days Ganden to Samye Trek

11 Days: Ganden to Samye Trek

Starting from 1560 USD/person

An amazing trek from Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery.

Tour Type: Small private group tour

Group size: Minimum 4 People. Max 12 People

Tour Duration: Small private group tour

Price: 1560$ + 100$ for single supplement

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  • All travel permits for Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  • All administrative fees
  • All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
  • Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Camping Equipment
  • One Tent for Two people, A mattress and sleeping bag per person.
  • Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • One Yak per person
  • One box of mineral water, shared Oxygen tank in car.
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  • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips to the driver and guide
Tour Cost Table
Months April to June July  to Aug Sept to Oct Nov to Dec
Cost per person 1560 USD 1560 USD 1560 USD 1560 USD

Departure dates

Departure Dates Price (per person)/Status
 2017-04-27  USD 1560 / 5 Confirmed 
2017-05-19 USD 1560 / 2 Confirmed 
2017-06-12 USD 1560/ Open
2017-07-15 USD 1560/ 2 Confirmed
2017-08-09 USD 1560/ 2 Confirmed
2017-09-05 USD 1560/ 1 Confirmed

Day 1: Lhasa Arrival

Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit

Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city. The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Afterwards, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 3: Potala Palace and Sera Monastery

In the morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete.

Day 4: Drepung Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the Tibetan Quarter

This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the 3 most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, we will visit Ramoche Temple as well as a small nunnery in the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 4: Drepung Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the Tibetan Quarter

This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the 3 most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, we will visit Ramoche Temple as well as a small nunnery in the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 5: Lhasa-Ganden; Trek from Ganden Monastery to Yama Do 17kms, 5 to 6 hours

In the morning, you will drive the 55kms from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery. Ganden was founded in the 15th century and is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet. You will depart from Ganden and trek to the meadows of Yama Do, elevation 4456.

6: Trek from Yama Do to Gampa La Pass  12kms, 6 to 7 hours

Hike up out of the bowl crossing the pass at Tseb La (5220m). After crossing a broad valley and another pass (5000m), descend to our camp beside the Gampa La  at 4820m.

Day 7: Trek from Gampa La Pass to nomad encampment near Gen Do 14kms, 5 hours

Continue the trek to Samye passing through more valleys and nomadic areas.

Day 8: Trek from Gen Do to Samye Monastery  37kms, 10 hoursDay 9: Samye Monastery

You will take the day to explore Samye Monastery, the first monastery in Tibet.

Day 10: Samye-Lhasa 200kms, 5 hours

You will return to Lhasa with enough time to wander around the Old Tibetan Quarter one final time.

Day 11: Depart from Lhasa

This itinerary can be modified in any way. Contact us for prices and more information regarding this trip.

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