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Gandan & Samye trek - 13 days

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This is an excellent trek, combining the historical and religious sites with the natural beauty of the high nomadic areas. This trek offers lakes, beautiful alpine forests, meadows and connects the two major religious centers of Tibet-Ganden and Samye monasteries.

Tsedang is the gateway town to the ancient Yarlung Valley civilization. We will take an extra day in Tsedang to visit the Tibet’s first palace-Yambulakhang, Tradruk Temple and other highlights.
At one time, the Kathmandu Valley was a huge lake. Legend has it that the hill on which the Monkey Temple stands was an island. There is evidence that the great Buddhist Emperor Ashoka visited the site 2,000 years ago which is why the Buddhist & Hindu temples there are so sacred.

The next day we fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu over the spectacular snowcapped Himalayan Mountains with great views of Mt Everest on a clear day.There is a free time in Lhasa to watch the devout pilgrims circle the temple or search for beautiful Tibetan souvenirs in the local markets.We visit the  Tibetan Monasteries which has colourful traditional architecture,  the famous 7th century Potala Palace in Lhasa and the bustling Barkhor bazaar.
The trek will be supported by a  team made up of  local English speaking Tibetan  guides yaks, yak herders and cooks.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – sightseeing
Day 2: Fly to Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa -sightseeing (aclimatisation)
Day 4: Lhasa -sightseeing (aclimatisation)
Day 5: Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – trek to Hebu Village
Day 6: Trek to Jookar La pass
Day 7: trek to Shukhu
Day 8: Trek /drive Yemalung Hermitage – Nyengo Village – Samye Monastery
Day 9:
Samye Monastery
Day 10:  Drive to Tesdang
Day11:  Tesdang (Traduk Temple)
Day 12: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu


Trip Dates

Start: Kathmandu     End: Kathmandu


Other dates available on request


Trip Details

Trip Code: T4W 57
Grade: Medium – Challenging
Group Size: small groups of up to 12
Accommodation: Camping /  Hotels
Deposit: USD$500

A further full payment is due 60 days before departure:
USD $3,240.00 per 4 – 8 pax,
USD $3,140 per 9 – 10 pax
USD $3,040.00 per 11 – 12 pax
Price includes  return flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa, sightseeing, cultural dinner, group permits, Tibet Visa, National Park permits, Entrance fees into Monasteries, transport, accommodation, guides, Tibetan guide, Cook support crew, Meals while on trek
Single supplement: USD$200


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