Samye Valley Trek - Tibet

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When Tibet first opened for travellers in 1985, The Ganden - Samye trail was the most popular trekking route crossing 2 mountain passes, beautiful alpine lakes and nomads. The trek begins from The Ganden Monastery (4180 m), 32 kms by road from Lhasa high above the Kyichu River and ends at The Samye Monastery. The main temple Utse at Samye represents Mount Meru, centre of the Universe.

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  1. Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, you shall be met and transfer provided to Lhasa City. O/n at Hotel.
  2. LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.
  3. Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu. Camp.
  4. Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5200m). Camp.
  5. Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Camp.
  6. Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute. Camp.
  7. Trek to The Samye Valley. Visit the Samye Monastery. Camp
    The drive today, only 90 km, takes us to the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. As a group we will explore the local market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery. Tahilhumpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to last through the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. It is a great pleasure to spend some time exploring the busy cobbled lanes twisting around these ancient buildings. O/N Shenkang Hotel (***) or Manasarover Hotel (***) or similar.
  8. Cross the Brahmaputra River and drive to Tsetang to explore The Yambhulhakhang, Tibet's first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery. O/nt at Hotel Tsetang.
  9. Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok - Tso Lake. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.
  10. Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..
  11. Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..
  12. Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery enroute. O/nt at Sakya Guesthouse.
  13. Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel Snowlion.
  14. Drive downhill to Zhangmu and proceed further to The friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the group's journey to Kathmandu.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hi Babu,
It wasn´t the first or the second trip - It was the third (-: And for sure, a pleasure to meet you guys again. The trip, as the last two times, was pretty amazing and an experience that i wouldn´t miss. I will not talk about your professional acting in guiding and explaining for us guys - i would like to thank you for an adventure, for memories i will never forget, for an amusing time with the porters and guides and for a lot of nice pics to show my friends. It was a great time also for my travelmates - thats for sure (-: But there is no need for worries - we will see us next year again. Thank you again Regards
Hagen, Nico & Christof
Germany
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Dear all,
"On behalf of my own (Maciej Jurczyk) and my son (Mateusz Jurczyk) I would like to thank You for providing and organising a magnificant trekking journey. The adventure provided a lot of expreriences and positive emotions. We were able to experience new culture, new cousine as well as marvellous landscapes and views. Thanks to our lovely and professional guides (Ram and Mile) we felt safe and comfortable and were able to discover the Nepalese culture. They were very helpful and always there for us to help. We will definately recommend those two guides to all our friends who will decide to visit Nepal in the future." Thank you once again. Best regards
Maciej Jurczyk
Poland
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