Tibet Ganden Samye Trek is one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. This is the shortest and most popular trekking trail in Tibet. Best for those who love to camp and trek in the midst of beautiful mountains, up and down the hills, Tibet Ganden Samye Trek offers you a great prospect to get along with nature. The whole time you are on this tour; you will be very close to nature and you will practice a feeling second to no other when you watch the wonderful view of the Himalayas. The Tibet Ganden Samye Trek starts from Lhasa and ends in Tsedang, you will start trekking following the Hebu Valley and Shogarla Pass. After descending from Shogarla, you will reach the scenic Gambala and trek from the riverside of Gambala to Molong. On the last day of this Ganden Samye Trek, you will reach Samye…
Tibet Ganden Samye Trek is one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. This is the shortest and most popular trekking trail in Tibet. Best for those who love to camp and trek in the midst of beautiful mountains, up and down the hills, Tibet Ganden Samye Trek offers you a great prospect to get along with nature. The whole time you are on this tour; you will be very close to nature and you will practice a feeling second to no other when you watch the wonderful view of the Himalayas.
The Tibet Ganden Samye Trek starts from Lhasa and ends in Tsedang, you will start trekking following the Hebu Valley and Shogarla Pass. After descending from Shogarla, you will reach the scenic Gambala and trek from the riverside of Gambala to Molong. On the last day of this Ganden Samye Trek, you will reach Samye where Samye Monastery is located.
Today we will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Goggar airport over the tallest mountains in the world. There we will be picked by our travel agents and dropped at our hotel. For the rest of the day, we get time to acclimatize to Lhasa’s High Altitude and time to get ready for the upcoming visit and treks.
Lhasa is a pretty big city and it has loads of things to offer. It deserves at least three days of attention if someone wants to observe this city properly and we will spend three days here. During Lhasa’s visit, we will be in the following places:
Potala Palace: Political and religious center of Tibet, Potala palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet. With 1000 rooms and 13 stories to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet. Elegantly decorated with hundreds of Thangka paintings, frescos and images created hundreds of years ago the Potala palace is a perfect example of how ancient monuments should be preserved.
Jokhang Temple: Jokhang temple which was constructed back in the 7th century attracts hundreds of tourists every year. This temple has a very huge Sakyamuni Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet.
Sera and Drepung monasteries: Sera and Drepung monasteries were founded in 1419 which are actually numerous white temples and Buddhist buildings at the foot of a rocky hill. Back in its days, Drepung monastery use to have 8,000 monks to teach traditions of Vajrayana, Mahayana, and Sutrayana, the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism.
Norbulingka palace: Constructed by the 7th Dalai Lama this Norbulingka Palace is not actually just one palace. This is a huge garden with numerous palaces built by many Dalai lamas in different periods of time.
Along with these places, we will be visiting the Barkhor Market with is probably the busiest place in Lhasa and offers anything you want to buy.
Today we will drive from Lhasa to Ganden. Here at Ganden, we will visit the Ganden monastery and start Trek to The Hebu Valley. After trekking for a short time in beautiful Tibetan topography we will camp and that’s the end of our 5th day of the tour.
After the breakfast in Hebu Valley, today we will trek from Hebu valley Shogarla pass. You can photograph the Tibetan Plateaus in the sunset. We call it day and camp here.
Today we will trek from the Shogarla pass to Gambala. After the day’s trek, we will take a rest at the riverside and camp there for the night. You can have fun at the riverside in the evening.
This day we will trek from the riverside of Gambala to Molong. After about 6-7 hours of trekking, we will call it a day and camp.
Today we will trek from Molong to Samya. Reaching Samya we will visit the Samya monastery which happens to be one of the most popular monasteries in Tibet and one of the 6 biggest Monasteries in Tibet. The same day after the Samya monastery visit we will drive from Samya to Tsedang and rest at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will have time to explore Tsedang and visit Yambulakhang palace and the Tandruk monastery in the city. Again we will spend the night in Tsedang.
On the last day of our tour, we will drive to the Goggar airport according to the flight time and fly back to Kathmandu or another destination as you plan.
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Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the… Read More »