Ganden to Samye Trek




18 days


May till October


From 2 person

TRIP Altitude

5250 meters


On Request

Trip Highlights

Touring of palace and Monasteries in Lhasa, trek from Ganden to Sayme, Visit Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, excursion to Everest B C & Glacier, Superb mountain views, great passes, Nomad, spectacular scenery, picturesque Tibetan village, friendly people and many more......

Trip Overview

Ganden to Samye trek programme we will explore great palaces, monasteries and temples in Tibet before driving to Gyanden. After visiting Ganden Monastery we start our 4 days trek over the Tibetan mountains to Samye, the first and holiest monastery of Tibet. The trek through highland yak pastures and over Shugu La pass (5200m/17000ft) takes us to a sacred mountain where many great Buddhist saints and teachers meditated, including Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ganden to Samye Trek, after visiting Sayme we drive through central Tibet via Yamdrok Tso, to the historical towns of Gyantse and Shigatse and further by 4-WD jeeps to the famous Rongbuk Monastery and day-hike to North Everest Base camp from where the views of the North Face of Mt. Everest is awesome. After exploring North Everest Base Camp and surrounding area we will follow the 2-day drive over the beautiful Tibetan landscape and get to Kathmandu

The breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks as well as the views of Tibetan countryside will make the journey an unforgettable one. Witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local Tibetans and observe religious customs to help understand the Tibetan religion and life.
  • Day 01 Upon arrival transfer to hotel/welcome dinner followed by brief
  • Day 02 Day at leisure/hotel
  • Day 03 Arrive in Lhasa (3660 m) - 45 minutes drive from Gonggar airport to Lhasa – 93 km
  • Day 04 Sightseeing in Lhasa - (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square)
  • Day 05 Sightseeing in Lhasa - ( Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace)
  • Day 06 Drive from Lhasa to Ganden (4500m) 45 km – Ganden Monastery
  • Day 07 At Ganden for acclimatization
  • Day 08 Trek to Yama Do
  • Day 09 Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley across 5250 meter Shug La.
  • Day 10 Trek to Herder's Camp
  • Day 11 Trek to Wango – (Yamalung Hermitage)
  • Day 12 Trek to Samye & drive to Tsedang (before leaving Samye visit to Samye Monastery)
  • Day 13 Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok lake/hotel
  • Day 14 Drive to Shigatse/hotel
  • Day 15 Drive to Old Tingri
  • Day 16 Drive to Friendship Bridge and to Dhulikhel/hotel
  • Day 17 Day at Leisure/shopping day/evening farewell dinner/hotel
  • Day 18 Drive to airport for return journey

Note: Customized itineraries for private groups are also available. Please contact us for details.
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star in double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • Accommodation in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Flight ticket to Lhasa
  • Transportation by 4500 model Land-cruiser / Mini coach as per group size
  • Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Tibet visa and travel permit
  • Grassland fees for Kharta Valley
  • Fully catered camping trek supported by Nepalese (Guide, Cook, Helpers) crew & Tibetan guide

  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee 

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • All bar bill

Personal Information