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Ganden To Samye Trek
Ganden To Samye Trek
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Though this trekking route is popular, the walk is a challenge and the altitude gains are higher than what is often recommended. We start our trek at 13,940 feet at Ganden and head toward the Samye Monastery. The highest pass we cross is Shogu La at 17,220 feet.

The trek provides a rich variety of scenery: from high snowy passes to lush alpine meadows — finally culminating at the barren, desert-like surroundings near the Samye Monastery. Along the high passes we discover secluded valleys — only inhabited by high-altitude nomads and their yaks. This pilgrimage route is well used by Tibetans, who find it convenient to combine a visit to Ganden (the principal monastery of the Gelugpa) with a reasonably direct but hard walk to Samye (Tibet's first monastery). With a slow amble, this trek is fulfilling and pleasant. Its two passes are moderate, while displaying beautiful views.

Day 01
Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Day 02-03
Sightseeing of Lhasa

Day 04
Drive from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery.

Day 05-08
Trek from Ganden to Samye

Day 09
Samaye to Tsetang

Day 10
Transfer to airport for departure



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