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  • Duration
    14 Days
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Samye Valley Trek

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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The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

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Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa.

  • Day 02


  • Day 03

    Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu. Camp.

  • Day 04

    Trek over Zhukar La Pass

  • 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. O/N Shenkang Hotel (***) or Manasarover Hotel (***) or similar.

  • Day 08

    Cross Tibet’s first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery. O/nt at Hotel Tsetang.

  • Day 09

    Drive to Gyantse enroute. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.

  • Day 10 11

    Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..

  • Day 12

    Drive to Tingri. O/nt at Sakya Guesthouse.

  • Day 13

    Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel Snowlion.

  • Day 14

    Drive downhill to Zhangmu and return back to kathmandu

  • 01 Day
    Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa

    Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, you shall be met and transfer provided to Lhasa City. O/n at Hotel.

  • 02 Day

    LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Ganden

    Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu. Camp.

  • 04 Day
    Trek begins

    Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5200m). Camp.

  • 05 Day
    Trek through alpine Lakes

    Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Camp.

  • 06 Day
    Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute

    Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute. Camp.

  • 07 Day
    Trek and drive

    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.

  • 08 Day
    Cross Tibet's first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery

    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.

  • 09 Day
    Drive to Gyantse

    Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok – Tso Lake. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.

  • 10 11 Day
    Drive to Shigatse

    Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel Shigatse..

  • 12 Day
    Drive to Tingri

    Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery enroute. O/nt at Sakya Guesthouse.

  • 13 Day
    Drive to Nyalamu

    Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel Snowlion.

  • 14 Day
    Return back to Kathmandu

    Drive downhill to Zhangmu and proceed further to The friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the group’s journey to Kathmandu.

Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Many thanks to Babu, Rufus, and Bunda for ensuring that we had a fantastic time in Nepal. Everything went very smoothly – all the way from the airport pickup, touring in Pokara & Kathmandu, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, and the final airport drop-off. It was a great trip with spectacular scenery and something I would recommend to others. Keep up the service excellence. Regards

David and LisaAustralia

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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For the price of Samye Valley Trek on full board basis, please contact us.

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

Service includes in details

  • Private transportation by jeep/van as per the group size.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa side in Tibet at 2 stars level with breakfast.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) in Nepal part and Kailash part.
  • China/Tibet Visa Fee.
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Flight tickets from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • All the Government and local taxes.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips.
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.


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