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.

  • Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, you shall be met and transfer provided to Lhasa City. O/n at Hotel.
  • Day 02: LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.
  • Day 03: Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu. Camp.
  • Day 04:strong class="title"> Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5200m). Camp.
  • Day 05: Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Camp.
  • Day 06: Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute. Camp.
  • Day 07: 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.
  • Day 08: 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.
  • Day 09: Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok - Tso Lake. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.
  • Day 10: Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..
  • Day 11: Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..
  • Day 12: Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery enroute. O/nt at Sakya Guesthouse.
  • Day 13: Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel Snowlion.
  • Day 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 in in tea house. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).