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4 days Trekking from Ganden to Samye monastery
Tour Code: XZT06
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour, sightseeing, trekking tour, hiking tour, cultural journey
Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, Norbulingka park, Ganden monastery,
Yumbulakhang and Trundruk monastery
Highlight: Ganden to Samye Trekking is one of the most popular routes in Tibet. The visit includes the lakes, beautiful forests and pastures, as well as two centers of Tibetan culture. The route may be less than 50 km from Lhasa, but this is a 4-5 days at a distance of 80 km and 2 high alpine valleys than 5000m
Itinerary: (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner,)
Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa [D]

Meet your local guide at Gonggar Airport and drive along the Yurlong Tsangpo River, arrive in Lhasa city and rest for acclimatization.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala palace, Jokhang temple[B/L/D]

Visit Potala Palace today, it is the symbol of Tibetan people's wisdom and power. Beside the numerous art pieces it stores, you can also have a bird-eye view of the whole Lhasa City and the undulating mountain ranges in distance.

Today, you will also visit the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism - Jokhang Temple. You can find many religious pilgrams. Around the temple is the famous bustling Barkhor Bazzar where you can do some shopping and find some interesting local products.

Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa: Norbulingka park and Sera monastery. [B/L/D]

Visit Norbulingka park this morning, it is the summer palace of Dalai Lama.
In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, about 5km north of central Lhasa. There you can enjoy the interesting "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" between Lamas(monks).

Day 04 Lhasa - Gandan Monastery -Trekking to Gyama village(1hrs) Accommodation: Tent [B+L+D]

In the early morning, drive about 70km to Gandan Monastery, one of the six biggest monasteries in Tibet. You can find the extremely delicate murals and sculptures. After done the preparations for trekking , such as hiring yaks, loading equipments.etc. Trekking starts.

It takes about 1 hours to get Gyama village.

Day 05 Trek from Gyama village--YamaDo (5hrs)Accommodation: Tent [B+L+D]

Day 06 Yama Do - Tsotup Chu Valley (4-5hrs) Accommoation: Tent [B+L+D]

Pass the Shug-la pass (5250m) and go down gradually into the Tsotup Chu Valley.

Day 07 Tsotup Chu - Chitu-la (5hrs)Accommoation: Tent [B+L+D]

Day 08 Chitu-la - Samye (3hrs) Accommodation: Tent [B+L+D]

Day 09 Samye - Tsedang[B+L+D]

Visit Yumbulakhang and Trundruk monastery.

Day 10 Exit Tibet[B]
Say goodbye to your guide and take plane to continue your next destinations.

Get the price: This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request. 

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