Tibet Ganden Samye Trek

9 Nights 10 Days
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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 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.


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Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Trip Ends in: Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Activities: Trekking

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa

    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 hotal. 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.

  • Day 02/03: Two full days sightseeing in Lhasa Holy City

    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.

  • Day 04: Lhasa - Ganden & Trek to Hebu Valley

    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.

  • Day 05: Trek from Hebu Valley to Shogarla Pass

    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.

  • Day 06: Trek from Shogarla Pass to Gambala

    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.

  • Day 07: Trek from Gambala to Molong

    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.

  • Day 08: Trek from Molong to Samya

    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.

  • Day 09: Drive from Samya to Tsedang

    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.

  • Day 10: Fly back home Or other destination

    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.


  • 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


  • 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

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