Ganden to Samye Trekking


Ganden Monastery lies 45 km east of Lhasa city, close to the highway that follows the south bank of the Kyi Chu river. Ganden monastery is perched on a ridge (Gokpo RI), which was chosen by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419) for his first meditation. This is one of the most important monasteries of the Gelukpa sect.


This tour takes you through one of the most beautiful trekking sites of central Tibet and is considered as the dwelling of Champa, the future Buddha. The Ganden to Samye trek links two of the most important monasteries in Central Tibet. It crosses the Yatro Drak range of mountains that divide the Tsangpo basin from the Lhasa Valley. The trek provides excellent scenery along with access to Samye; Tibet's first monastery, founded in the 8th Century by Padmasambhava and King Trisong Deuchen. 



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Arrival Kathmandu - transfer hotel - tour briefing  

A full day sightseeing tour within the Kathmandu valley  

Transfer airport - fly Lhasa - transfer hotel 

Lhasa sightseeing tour 

Lhasa sightseeing tour 

Free day at Lhasa 

Drive to Ganden, overnight camp.

Trek

Trek 

Trek to Samye Monastery. overnight camp 

Visit Samye Monastery -drive to Tsedang. overnight -hotel

Visit Yambulakhang, Thandrek and The Tombs of Tibetan Kings. overnight -hotel 

Transfer airport - fly Kathmandu transfer hotel  

At leisure in Kathmandu 

Transfer airport - flight to onward destination