Tibet Ganden Samye Trek


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT067
Trip Duration
10 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Culture
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Lhasa
Max Altitude
3650m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April to Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 1N Tsedang Hotel in Tsedang
  • 5N Teahouses/Camps
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 5 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Location Covered

  • Lhasa
  • Ganden, Hebu
  • Shogarla Pass
  • Molong
  • Samye
  • Tsedang

Overview


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 to…

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 to Samye where Samye Monastery is located.

Itineraries Expand All


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 to our hotel. For the rest of the day, we get time to acclimatize to the 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 visit we will be in following places: Potala Palace: Political and religious centre 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 ion 7th century attracts hundreds of tourist 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 in 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 period 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.

Here you can pick up some Tibetan Souvenir for you and some gifts for your loved ones.

Today we will drive from Lhasa to Ganden. Herea t 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 photo graph the Tibetan Plateaus in the sunset. We call it day and camp here.

Today we will trek from Shogarla pass to Gambala. After the days trek we will rests at the river side and camp there for the night. You can have fun at the river side in the evening.

This day we will trek from the river side of Gambala to Molong. After about 6-7 hours 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 me one of most popular monastery in Tibet and one the 6 biggest Monasteries in Tibet. The same day after Samya monastery visit we will drive from Samya to Tsedang and rest at the hotel.

After the breakfast, we will have time to explore Tsedang and visit Yambulakhang palace and 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 other destination as you plan.

What's Included


  • Accommodation on Hotel/Guest House and tent Camp as per the requirement
  • Transportation by 4WD Land cruiser
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • All Necessary Travel and Trekking Permit
  • All trekking Equipment in including mattress and tent
  • Yak and Yak man During the Trek to bring Luggage and food
  • Daily Breakfast during stay in Hotel in Lhasa and full board (B/L/D) Basis during whole trekking
  • Necessary Government taxes and Service charge

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Hotel Lhasa
  • Nepal Re-entry visa fee
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket (Good Quality thick one)
  • Laundry, Telephone call and hot water Bottle
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide, Driver, and Sherpa Staffs
  • Travel expenses
  • Gyammow Bag (Pressure Bag)
  • Medical fee if in case of emergency
  • Hiring porter or Horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any additional cost due to Natural calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

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 prior to the travel 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 prior to 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 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to 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 Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

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