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Samye Valley Tour

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Duration: 16 Days

Highest access: 5200m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Tibet

Grade: Moderate

Best season: Spring, Autumn

Transportation: Flight/Bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House/Camping

Meals: Bed/Breakfast plan

  • Overview
  • Samye Valley tour itinerary
  • Cost Info

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.
Day 05
Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5,200m) Overnight at Camp
Day 06
Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Overnight at Camp
Day 07
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
Day 09
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.
Day 10Gyantse.
Drive to Gyantse enroute visiting Yamdrok - Tso Lake. Overnight at Hotel
Day 11
Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12
Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery on the route overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13
Drive to Nyalamu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14
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.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop
  • Three Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City as per above Itinerary
  • 4WD Land Cruiser & experienced driver during the tour.
  • Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation during the tour (including breakfast).
  • Monasteries entry permits.
  • Lhasa city tour as per the program
  • One way flight Ticket from  (Kathmandu - Lhasa)
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Culture

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa, Nepal Re- entry visa, Travel insurance.
  • Any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
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