Samye Valley Trekking
Samye valley trekking or Ganden Samye Trek has the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. The beautiful Ganden Samye Monastery trek tracing the ancient trails where there are still Tibetan herdsmen. The Ganden Samye Trek is an adventure and wilderness trek in Tibet that goes through the alpine landscapes, high lakes, and high passes, the camp of herders on the grazing land of Tibet and the sacred sites.
A Strenuous Trek
A strenuous trek Ganden Samye crosses the two high passes Shung La (5250m) and Chitu La (5100m) that glues the two most important monasteries Ganden and Samye of Tibet. This short adventure trek in Tibet begins at Ganden Monastery (4180m). It is 32km away from Lhasa and ends at Samye monastery. This is a Utse temple in Samye known as Mount Meru represents the center of the universe.
Ganden Samye Trek
Ganden Samye Trek in Yarlung valley is the only authentic way to experience Tibetan cultures and its landscape beauty. May to the middle of October is the best time for this trekking in Tibet. Summer will be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wildflowers spangle the alpine meadows. Before trekking to Ganden and Samye, we have a couple of days in Lhasa for Lhasa tour and it helps well acclimatized for Ganden Samye trekking.
we travel along the friendship highway
After the completion of Ganden Samye Trek, we travel along the friendship highway through historic Gyantse and Xigatse to Tigri where you will have a great view of Mount Everest and Cho Oyo before crossing the border into Nepal and on to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)
Day 04/05: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Day 06: Lhasa to Ganden, and trek to Gyana.
Day 07: Trek to Yama Do (4490m, 17km, 5 hours)
Day 08: Yama Do to Tsotup Valley (4980m, 10km, 5/6 hours)
Day 09: Tsotup Chu Valley to Herder’s Camp (5077m, 14km, 6/7 hours)
Day 10: Trek to Wangdo (4000m, 25km, 6 hours)
Day 11: Trek to Samye and drive to Gyantse (3990m)
Day 12: Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m, 90km, 3 hours)
Day 13: Shigatse to Nyalam (3700m, 490km, 7/8 hours)
Day 15: Nyalam to Kathmandu (1300m, 150km, 6/7 hours)
Day 16: Kathmandu Airport