Samye Monastery Trek ( 18 Days / 17 Nights )
 

The Ganden to Samye trek route has proved to be one of the most captivating of all Tibetan treks with a rich variety of scenery from high snowy passes to lush alpine meadows to the desert like environs of the Samye monastery. Camping along the way is excellent. There are secluded valleys inhabited by nomads and yaks This pilgrimage route is well-used by Tibetans who combine a visit to Ganden, the principal monastery of the yellow hat sect with a hard but reasonably direct walk to Samye, the very first monastery of Tibet founded between 775 and 9 BCE and which is laid out in the shape of a giant Mandala

 
LEVEL: Moderate
Generally good for families with older children and for seniors who are fit in addition to most adults.
 
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Itinerary
Day 01 Your passport will be collected from you by our representative to process your special Chinese visa for Tibet. Depending on the arrival time of your flight sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 02 In Kathmandu to make final preparations for your trip to Tibet. If you are sufficiently prepared then sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.
Day 03 Drive the 114 km from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
Day 04 Drive through Nyalam , via the the Lalung Leh to Old Tingri.
Day 05 Drive to Shigatse and visit the Tashilunpo Monastery.
Day 06 Early morning departure for Gyantse, sightseeing before continuing on to Lhasa via Yamdrok Tso (the Turquoise Lake).
Day 07 Sightseeing in Lhasa including the Potala Palace and the Norbulinkha
Day 08 Sightseeing of Lhasa including the Drepung monastery, the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Bazaar.
Day 09 Drive eastward to Ganden and on to Gyama and camp near the village of Jogsumba
Day 10 Trek to the village of Hebu.
Day 11 Climb up to the Jooker La for stunning mountain views, descend.
Day 12 Trek up to Sukhe La, descend to a valley and grassy meadows.
Day 13 Descending to the left bank of the river.
Day 14 Trek to Samye Monstary and Sightseeing.
Day 15 Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River by ferry and drive to Tsetang.. Sightseeing of Tsetang.
Day 16 Transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 17 Sightseeing in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Day 18 At an appointed time transfer to the airport and for your departure from Nepal.