Ganden to Samye Trek

Ganden to Samye Trek

Ganden-Samye is one of the most beautiful and popular trekking destinations in Central Tibet and it takes about 4-5 days to pass through Shuga-la (5250m). This adventure partly makes it very appealing as you would start the trekking from Ganden monastery and end in Yarlung valley where you can visit Samye Monastery and Yumbulhakhang. You will have an opportunity to explore Lhasa while you acclimatize and rest and shop a few days after this medium to difficult trekking.


The best time for the trek is from mid-May to mid –October. Summer can be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wildflowers color the alpine meadows. Barring heavy snow, it’s also possible for those with a lot of trekking experience and the right gear to do this trek in the colder months. This demanding trek crosses two passes over 5000m, connects two of Tibet’s most important monasteries and begins less than 50km from Lhasa. It has emerged as the most popular trek in Central Tibet. Please click here to inquire about this trip

Day by Day Itinerary

Ganden to Samye TrekDay 01: Flight Chengdu-Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa
Day 03: Lhasa
Day 04: Flight Lhasa- Gandan(B/L/D)
Day 05: Gandan - Samyetrekking Camping(B/L/D)
Day 06: Gandan - Samyetrekking Camping(B/L/D)
Day 07: Gandan - Samyetrekking  Camping(B/L/D)
Day 08: Gandan - Samyetrekking  Camping(B/L/D)
Day 09: Arrival at Samyemonastery - Tsedang(B/L)
Day 10: Flight Tsedang - Chengdu

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