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11 Days Tibet Hightlights Trekking from Ganden to Samye

  • Trip highlights:

    Visit Lhasa's cardinal landmarks, the Potala Palace & Jokhang Monastery

    Trek from Ganden to Samye, with admiration to the famed Ganden Monastery & Samye Monastery

    Discover beautiful views of lakes, valleys, alpine forests and meadows, passes and mountains, ancient Tibetan villages and monasteries

    Offer you a great chance to get a close view to the real people of Tibet people

  • Tour price: From $ 0.00 Price including hotels, tours, meals...
  • Destinations: Lhasa, Tsedang, Lhasa
  • Tour code: CD-HT03      Private tour for a van with tour guide and driver, available every day
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Day 1  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be met by our tour guide at the airport or train station and transferred to hotel for chick-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and acclimatize.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

[ Today's Optional ]
The Potala Palace: The Potala Palace is a landmark of Lhasa and Lama Buddism. It is a 13 storey and 1000 rooms' palace and once winter residence of the Dalai Lama. The construction of the present structure began during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645 and took more than 50 years to complete.

Day 2  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

After breakfast, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace. Be ready to do some walking and steep stair climbing to the top levels of the palace, but it never fails to please your eyes. Potala Palace, the worldwide-known cardinal landmark of Tibet, is the highest palace of the world, over 3,700 meters above sea level. Atop the Palace, you will get a bird-view of the whole city.

Proceed to the Jokhang Temple in the afternoon. Situated in the old section of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet, originally built in 647AD. The architectural style of the temple features a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design. The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a shopper's paradise with famous local handmade crafts and souvenirs.

Stay Overnight in Lhasa

[ Today's Optional ]
The Barkhor Street: The Barkhor Street is Lhasa's inner pilgrim circuit shaped roughly like an octagon that runs around the Jokhang. The circuit is lined with markets, shops, stalls and street vendors providing every conceivable item a Tibetan could need. The best place to start the circuit is right outside the Jokhang in a clockwise direction.

Day 3  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

Today’s sightseeing begins with the Drak Yerpa Monastery, the holiest cave retreat which is described as the “life tree” or spiritual axis of Lhasa. It is built on a hillside of the mountain at the altitude of 4885 meters, with peaks covered by white clouds accompanied by huge number of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

Afterwards, continue to the magnificent Sera Monastery. The hill behind the monastery was covered with wild roses in boom when built originally and Sera means wild rose in Tibet language, hence the name. There are Buddhist Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloths and unparalleled murals.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

[ Today's Optional ]
The Sera Monastery: The Sera Monastery lies on the northern edge of Lhasa at the base of Tatipu Hill. 'Sera' means 'merciful hail' denoting its rivalry with the 'Rice Heap' (Drepong) since hail destroys rice. Sera was smaller than Drepong with about 7,000 monks but was very rich and comparable in power.

Day 4  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

Today you will be immersed in the Ganden Monastery all day. Ganden is about an hour and a half from Lhasa. The drive to Ganden Monastery takes you pass farms, greenhouses and villages then along a magnificent valley. There are lots of photo opportunities.

Ganden Monastery stands at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) above sea level and is among the earliest and largest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Every year, one of the grandest of Buddhist activities - Buddha Painting Unfolding Festival - is conducted in the monastery, attracting thousands of visitors and disciples.

Stay overnight near Ganden Monastery

[ Today's Optional ]
Gandan Monastery: Gandan Monastery: The monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps an armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa

Day 5  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

Trekking Route:  Ganden Monastery to Yama Do (5 hours, 17 kilometers)
From the highest point of the Ganden Monastery, you’ll trek along an ancient trail and with ultimate scenic views on the way. Walk along a ridge of reach the ancient Hubu Village. In the afternoon, keep hiking through Ani Pagong, a narrow part of the trail which was once home to a nunnery. Later, ascend to Yama Do.

Camping in Yama Do

Travel Tips
1.There are stores standing near the entrance of the Ganden Monastery. It’s wise to prepare some food for the upcoming hiking.
2.You are able to roam the ancient Circumambulation Road behind the Ganden Monastery, with a sky-burial site.

[ Today's Optional ]
Lhasa: Lhasa has an elevation of 3650 meters and sits at the center of the Tibet Plateau. It has a history of more than 1300 years. It towers as a huge magnet attracting those who want to explore its culture. Entry into Lhasa allows each traveler the chance to glimpse into Tibet.

Day 6  Lhasa
Today's Activities:

Trekking Route: Yama Do to Tsotup-chu Valley (4-5 hours, 10 kilometers)
Early this morning, you will start hiking from Yama Do through a steep gully to the banks of a stream. Then, climb to Shug-La Pass which stands 5250 meters (17,224ft) and descend from there through treacherous fields of glacial boulders. Tsotup-chu is actually a large stream flowing through the valley. Our goal today is to cross this stream.

Camping in Tsotup-chu valley.

[ Today's Optional ]
The Potala Palace: The Potala Palace is a landmark of Lhasa and Lama Buddism. It is a 13 storey and 1000 rooms' palace and once winter residence of the Dalai Lama. The construction of the present structure began during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645 and took more than 50 years to complete.

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