Tibet Nature Tour

10 Days

Ganden - Samye Trekking

A Plateau Trekking from Ganden To Samye, a nomad's path

10 Days Ganden Samye Trekking
10 Days Ganden Samye Trekking


10 Days Ganden Samye Trekking gives you a real taste of Tibetan highland adventure and an insight into Tibetan Buddhism. This journey will include visits to historic monasteries and authentic Tibetan nomadic life. Trekking in Tibet provides a unique experience. 

The trek from Ganden to Samye will offer you a breathtaking view of harsh Tibetan terrain, and historic locations with colorful prayer flags. This trekking path covers around 44 km, and the highest elevation will cross 5,250 m. 

You may get a genuine experience of Tibetan life and a walking path that crosses barley farms and nomadic pastureland.


Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet

Our Tibetan guide and Tibetan driver greet you at the airport or train station with a white scarf. This is a very traditional way of greeting a friend in Tibet.

The distance from the airport to Lhasa city is around 60 kilometers, while the distance from the train station to Lhasa is approximately 15 kilometers. We take it easy on the first day to acclimate to the altitude.

Lhasa City Tour

ATTRACTIONS:- Potala Palace (Winter Resistant of the Dalai Lama), Norbu Lingkha Palace (Summer Resistant of the Dalai Lama), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets & Sera Monastery;

The tour program for Days 2 and Day 3 is designed to help you acclimatize to the altitude in Lhasa City. You will be touring some of Tibet’s most beautiful landmarks in the meantime. These icons include the Potala Palace (Dalai Lama’s Winter Palace), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Norbu Lingkha Palace, and Sera Monastery.

The Sera Monastery is one of the most intriguing places to see, and I strongly advise you to go there in the afternoon while the monks are debating Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.

We must obtain a Visiting Time Ticket to enter the Potala Palace. We must plan accordingly based on that. Due to this, when you get to Lhasa, kindly give our guide your passport.

Lhasa - Ganden - Camping Site

ATTRACTIONS:- Ganden Monastery & Drupshi Village;

On Day 4, You will leave Lhasa today for the trek from Ganden to Samye. You will go to the Ganden Monastery in the morning. Tsongkapa, the founder of the Gelug Pa Sect, established the Ganden Monastery in the 15th century. 

Ganden Monastery was the first Gelug Pa monastery, and it is where the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama’s reincarnation traditions began. You will hike around the monastery for approximately two hours after touring the monastery. The trekking from Ganden to Samye will cover 44km in total. The day will end at the Drushi Camping Site. For the trek to Samye, you will meet our cook, yak man, and yaks.


MEALS:- Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner;

Trekking From Ganden - Samye

ATTRACTIONS:-Yamado Nomad Camp, Shug Ga La Pass, Plateau Pasture, Alpine Valley, Samye Monastery;

Day 5 trekking will cover 10km in around 4 hours to Yamado, with an elevation rise of 4500m from sea level. You will encounter numerous nomads along this trekking path and get a stunning glimpse of the Tibetan Plateau. You will also experience the authentic life of Tibetan nomads. 

On Day 6, after enjoying morning bed tea and breakfast, you will begin trekking, covering over 10 km in around 6 hours. You will go across the enormous, 5,250-meter-high Shug Ga La Pass. After crossing the pass, the panorama on the plateau will change. The day will come to an end at the 4,500-meter-high Chi Tu Valley.

Day 7 will be very easy trekking, descending to an elevation of 3,600 m. The trekking path is beautified with lots of alpine trees and streams. After being out in nature for a few days, it will be lovely to be among lively Tibetan agricultural villages and visit a large monastery on a gorgeous day! 

After lunch, we go to the monastery, which was constructed in the 8th century by the 37th ruler of the Yarlung Dynasty with the assistance of the great Indian tantric scholar Guru Rinpoche and Kenchen Shiva Tso. The monastic complex’s construction is so unique and fascinating. It served as the site of the ordination of Tibetan monastic traditions and the translation of Buddhist texts from Sanskrit and Pali into Tibetan. 
A fantastic day with some hiking and a visit to a magnificent monastery!


MEALS:- Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Yarlung Valley

ATTRACTIONS:-  The longest River of Tibet (Yarlung Tsangpo), Samye Monastery, Hepo Ri Hill, Chimbu Hermitage, Trendruk Temple, Yumbu Lakhang. 

Day 8 and 9 will be spent exploring the Yarlung Valley. Yarlung Valley is a historically and spiritually significant region of Tibet because it is the birthplace of Tibetan civilization. 

In around 200 BC, King Nyatri Tsanpo was appointed as the first king of Tibet, and the first palace (Yumbu Lhakhang) was also erected. You will also explore the first temple in Tibet, Trendruk Temple, which was established in the 7th century, as well as the Samye Monastery, which was built in the 8th century. 

Tibet began to develop the monastic system at the Samye Monastery, with just seven monks at the time. Samye Monastery is the monastery where the monastic system began in Tibet. In the beginning, there were only seven monks in all Tibet. 
If time allows, you will also go to the Chong-Gye to witness the royal tombs of Tibet.

You will also go to the Chong-Gye, if time permits, to witness the tombs of Tibet’s Kings. 
You’ll also be escorted to the Samye-Chimbu for a visit, where Tibetan yogis meditate. You will need to hike for two to three hours to get to Chimbu because it is located on the Chimbu mountain’s lap. You’ll see most of these meditation caves and a nunnery.

Today is the last day of your journey. It’s time to say goodbye to your tour guide and driver. They will meet you at your hotel lobby and drive to the Lhasa Gongar Airport and Train Station to depart from Tibet.


Today is the last day of your journey. It’s time to say goodbye to your tour guide and driver. They will meet you at your hotel lobby and drive to the Lhasa Gongar Airport and Train Station to depart from Tibet.


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During our journey to China, we went with the Tibet Nature Tour agency. Kalsang had a well-organized a trekking tour from Ganden to Samye. All were beyond words, and Kalsang, our tour guide, was friendly and well-informed. He helped us a lot during the trekking. I would suggest your services.

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