Duration: 16 Days
Highest access: 5200m
Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14
Best season: Spring, Autumn
Transportation: Flight/Bus/private vehicle
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House/Camping
Meals: Bed/Breakfast plan
Samye Valley Tour is link of the two momentous monasteries in central Tibet and traverse the Yatro Drak range of the mountains that divide the Tsangpo basin from the Lhasa Valley. Samye Monastery is located in the Northern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River within the border of the Drangang Country; the Samye Monastery was erected in 779 AD. It was shielded over for being constructed by Padmasambava (Guru Rimpochhe) and Trisong Detsen. It is the first monastery permitting tonsured monks to become real Buddhists.
Samye Valley Trek from Ganden is situated 45 km East part of the Lhasa on the highway that follows through the south bank of the Kyi Chu to Medro Gongkar. It is one of the most alluring trekking sites of the central Tibet. It is deemed as an abode of Champa, the future Buddha and Ganden monastery is perched on a ridge (Gokpo Ri). It was chosen by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419) for his first meditation and the monastery was built later. A trek from Ganden to Samye is one of the well-known trekking destinations of the Tibet. This region is still taken as restricted area so that you need a guide and special permit for trek.
|Day 01||Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400m. Welcoming by Himalayan Magic Treks Member on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport than direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast Plan.|
|Day 02||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa.|
Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, you shall be met and transfer provided to Lhasa City. Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 03||Lhasa Sightseeing Tour.|
Visit The Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazar. Over night at Hotel in Lhasa.
|Day 04||Drive to Ganden.|
Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu Overnight at Camp.
Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5,200m) Overnight at Camp
Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Overnight at Camp
Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute. Overnight at Camp
|Day 08||Samye Valley.|
Trek to the Samye Valley. Visit the Samye Monastery. Overnight at Camp
Cross the Brahmaputra River and drive to Tsetang to explore The Yambhulhakhang, Tibet's first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery. Over night at Hotel Tsetang.
Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok - Tso Lake. Overnight at Hotel
Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery on the route overnight at guesthouse.
Drive to Nyalamu. Overnight at Hotel.
Drive downhill to Zhangmu and proceed further to the Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the group's journey to Kathmandu.
|Day 15||Rest of the day City sightseeing in Kathmandu, Afternoon will be Free for you. Evening will together dinner with typical Nepali Culture.|
|Day 16||Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.|
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