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Ganden to Samye Trek 10 days

A trek from Ganden to Samye is the most popular trek route in Tibet. During this trek, you will see lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centers of Tibetan religious culture. The best time for this trek is from May to Mid of Oct. Summer will be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wild flowers spangle the alpine meadows. Before you start this trek you need a couple of days at Lhasa to acclimatize.

The tour itinerary:
Day 01 Lhasa airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02 Lhasa sightseeing
 Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing
 Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04 Lhasa / Ganden Monastery
 Drive from Lhasa to Ganden, takes about 2 hours, and the altitude will up to 4500m. Today you will be spent acclimatizing further and visiting this wonderful Monastery. Overnight at Ganden monastery guesthouse

Day 05 Ganden / Hepu / Yama Do, trekking 5-6 hours, 17km
 The first day of trekking begins at the highest point on the Ganden Kora. From here walk along a saddle trail. After leaving this trail with wondrous views traverse the west side of the ridge before passing through an ancient Hepu village. Later in the day pass through Ani Pagong, a narrow bottleneck in the trail and former site of a nunnery. You will end the day with an ascent towards Yama Do, where will set up camp.

Day 06 Yama Do / Tsotup Chu Valley, trekking 5-7hours, 10km
  In the morning leave the valley and make our way through a steep gully rising form the stream bank. Finally, we climb over the Shug La (5250m) and begin our climb down through treacherous boulder fields. Later, we cross Tsotup Chu, a large stream winding through the valley floor. A comfortable camp will be set up in one of the many herder fields.

Day 07 Tsotup-chu Valley / Herders' Camps, trekking 5 hours, 14km
  Today follow the Tsotup Chu down through its tributary and head towards the Chitu La pass (5100m). After ascending this rocky pass quickly descend down and find a beautiful place to camp in one of the fields surrounding the stream. Camping.

Day 08 Herders' Camps / Nyango / Samye Monastery,  5-6 hours trekking,
 The trail gets wider and easier as following it through scrub forests in the main valley. Beautiful streams and lush forests surrounded. However, the desert is close by. The next few hours are arguably the most delightful part of the entire trek. More than 15 types of scrub trees, blooming rhododendrons, and vast meadow will amaze you every step of the way! After passing through this wondrous landscape arriving at the first permanent village Changtang since Hepu. From Changtang walking another 1.5 hours to arrive Nyangohere where you can take a tractor to Samye Monastery. Visit Samye Monastery in the afternoon. Overnight at Samye Monastery guesthouse.

Day 09 Samye Monastery / Yumbulakang Palace & Trandruk Monastery/ Tsedang
 
Drive from Samye to Tsedang, afternoon visit Yumbulakang Palace and Trandruk Monastery near the town. Overnight at Tsedang.
 
Day10 Lhasa airport dropping off, end the trip.

The tour service includes:
  1. Transport: Landcruiser
  2. Accommodation: 4N in hotels with standeroom, 2N dorm beds, 3N camping
  3. Guide: Chinese, English speaking guide available
  4. Entrance tickets
  5. Tibet entry permit
  6. Tibet Travel Permit
  7. Yak and Yak porters for Luggage during trekking
  8. Airfares: Chengdu-Lhasa-Chengdu
 
The tour service excludes:

  1. Your international flight
  2. Your own expense
  3. Tips for the guide and driver
  4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
  5. Meals

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