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Ganden to SamyeTrek   15 Days

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Country : Tibet
Start/End: Kathmandu
Destination : Tibet
Trip Duration : 15 Days
Group Size : 1 - 16 Pax

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Ganden to SamyeTrek

Trip Overview

Ganden to Samye Tibet trekking route is regarded as one of the best hikes in the world. It is a fulfilling and pleasant pilgrimage trip with much to offer, an overview of Tibetan Buddhism and religious culture, blue holy lakes, high snowy passes and mountains, lush alpine meadows, sporadic herdersí camp, tranquil Tibetan villages, time-honored sacred sites, finally culminating at the barren, desert-like surroundings near the Samye Monastery. If you travel to Tibet, we highly recommend you to try this trek, which will make your Tibet tour more interesting.

Along the high passes, you will find secluded valleys ó only inhabited by high-altitude nomads and their yaks. This is also a well-used pilgrimage route for Tibetans for it is convenient to combine a visit to Ganden (the principal monastery of the Gelugpa) with a reasonably direct but hard walk to Samye (Tibets first monastery).
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Day 01: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for flight to Lhasa.
Day 02, 03: Sightseeing tours in Lhasa
Day04: Drive to Shigatse (approximately 4-5 hours) following the Lhasa River.
Day05: Drive to Kharta, you leave the highway and drive close to Kharta where your trekking crews will set the first camp.
Day 06: Trekking (4-5 hr) towards the mountain ranges.
Day 07: Trek to Tangmoche-4350m (4-5 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Sagar- approximately 4800m† (4-5 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Pola Valley- 4500m via Doya Ri- 5300m (7-8 hr)
Day 10: Trek for about 3 hour and drive to Everest base camp-5150m, overnight camp
Day 11: Excursion to the Rongbuk glacier for the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, return to BC for overnight camp
Day 12: Drive about 150 km to the Cho Oyu base camp, overnight camp at Driverís camp-4900m
Day 13: Excursion to Cho Oyu base camp† (approx. 5 hr)
Day 14: Trekking back to Driver Camp and drive to Zhangmu, overnight at hotel
Day 15: Clearing the Chinese customs, travel down to the Friendship Bridge
Day 01: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for flight to Lhasa.
Day 02, 03: Sightseeing tours in Lhasa
Day04: Drive to Shigatse (approximately 4-5 hours) following the Lhasa River.
Day05: Drive to Kharta, you leave the highway and drive close to Kharta where your trekking crews will set the first camp.
Day 06: Trekking (4-5 hr) towards the mountain ranges.
Day 07: Trek to Tangmoche-4350m (4-5 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Sagar- approximately 4800m† (4-5 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Pola Valley- 4500m via Doya Ri- 5300m (7-8 hr)
Day 10: Trek for about 3 hour and drive to Everest base camp-5150m, overnight camp
Day 11: Excursion to the Rongbuk glacier for the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, return to BC for overnight camp
Day 12: Drive about 150 km to the Cho Oyu base camp, overnight camp at Driverís camp-4900m
Day 13: Excursion to Cho Oyu base camp† (approx. 5 hr)
Day 14: Trekking back to Driver Camp and drive to Zhangmu, overnight at hotel
Day 15: Clearing the Chinese customs, travel down to the Friendship Bridge

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Price Includes

  • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
  • 3 star standard hotel on B.B in cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar
  • All accommodations, 8 nights hotel and 7 nights in Camps (tent)
  • After Rongbuk full camping
  • Bus transportation for land transfer
  • Truck transportation for equipments
  • Full service camping by Sherpa staffs from Nepal
  • All cost for a HHA leader and assistance while on trek
  • All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes if necessary
  • Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
  • Yak and Yakmen for carrying luggage

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation and Meals in China
  • Chinese visa fee {US$ 175 for the US client and US$ 85 for the other national people}
  • Lunch & Dinner in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for guides, cook and porters
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend in Nepal or China
  • Nepal visa/reentry fees
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa or Lhasa to China
  • International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa (USD 450 approx)
  • Personal clothing & accessories including sleeping bags
  • Others not specified in above cost inclusions list
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) + oxygen

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