GANDEN TO SAMYE MONASTERY TREK
Trekking in Tibet offers you an altogether different experience.
Trip Duration :12 Days
Highest Altitude :5250 m.
Activity :Tibet Trekking
Trekking in Tibet offers you an altogether different experience. As you hike along the rugged Tibetan terrain, you will be greeted with sights so different and new: from the arid Tibetan topography that resembles a lunar landscape to the ancient villages with their colorful prayer flags and magnificent monasteries. As you traverse along the 80km trekking trail that skirts barley fields and nomadic pastureland, you get an opportunity to observe Tibetan lifestyle at close quarters and experience the real Tibet. Before your trek commences, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour to Lhasa. During the trek you will be supported by an expert and dedicated trekking crew. With them you cross two high passes in the Tsotup Chu Valley, Shug La (5250m) and Chitu La (5100m). You will also get to explore the many monasteries that lie along the trekking trail. The chief highlight of this trek is the trekking trail which connects the two important monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, Ganden and Samye. Ganden Monastery, which lies 45 km east of Lhasa, is the first monastery of the Gelugpa sect. Built by Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa order, the monastery is renowned as one of the biggest and most important Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet. The Samye monastery with its gleaming facade is reached by crossing the Tsangpo River. Founded in 779 AD by Trisong Detsen, the monastery has a collection of pagodas and temples. Excursions to the Tandruk Monastery (which holds wonderful specimen of Tibetan art) and the Yambulakang castle (the home of the Yarlung Kings) are also included in your itinerary.
|Day 1 : Arrive in Lhasa (3660m).|
|Day 2 : Sightseeing tour|
|Day 3 : Sightseeing in Lhasa.|
|Day 4 : Drive to Ganden (4500m) 45 km.|
|Day 5 : Acclimatization day.|
|Day 6 : Trek to Yama Do.|
|Day 7 : Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley across 5250 meter Shug La.|
|Day 8 : Trek to Herder's Camp.|
|Day 9 : Trek to Wango – Yamalung Hermitage.|
|Day 10 : Trek to Samye and drive to Tsedang.|
|Day 11 : Explore the Yarlung Valley – Tandruk Monastery.|
|Day 12 : Final departure.|
- Hotels of your choice with breakfast.
- All Required transportation.
- English speaking Tibet tour and trekking Guide.
- Monastery entry fees.
- All trekking equipments.
- All meals during trekking.
- Tibet Travel Permit.
- Yak & Yak Men required during trek.
- Any meals during hotel stay.
- Tibet visa fee.
- Sleeping bags.
- Any international airfare and airfare tax.
- Tips, expenses of personal nature.
- Client's Insurance.
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