Gov Regd. No: 81255/067/068 Tourism Regd. No.: 1278/067

Ganden To Samye Tibet Trek

Samye Ganden TrekThough this trekking route is popular, the walk is a challenge and the altitude gains are higher than what is often recommended. We start our trek at 13,940 feet at Ganden and head toward the Samye Monastery. The highest pass we cross is Shogu La at 17,220 feet.

The trek provides a rich variety of scenery: from high snowy passes to lush alpine meadows  finally culminating at the barren, desert-like su rroundings near the Samye Monastery. Along the high passes we discover secluded valleys &mdash only inhabited by high-altitude nomads and their yaks. This pilgrimage route is well used by Tibetans, who find it convenient to combine a visit to Ganden (the principal monastery of the Gelugpa) with a reasonably direct but hard walk to Samye (Tibet's first monastery). With a slow amble, this trek is fulfilling and pleasant. Its two passes are moderate, while displaying beautiful views.

  • Start Date End Date Cost In US Dollar   Availability Book Your Trip

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Day 02:
Sightseeing Lhasa. Overnight hotel.

Day 03: Sightseeing Lhasa. Overnight hotel.

Day 04: Free day, optional excursions

Day 05: Driven to Ganden, visit Ganden Monastery. Start camping trek

Day 06:
Ganden to the base of Shuga La Pass

Day 07: Trekking cross Shuga La Pass

Day 08 & 09: Trekking cross Chitu La Pass

Day 10: Trekking to Samye monastery. Overnight in guesthouse

Day 11: Tour of the Monastery and Tsetang. Overnight in hotel

Day 12: Drive to Gonggar and fly back to onward destination.


     Hotels with breakfast

    All Required transportation

    English speaking Tibet Guide

    Monastery entry fees

    All trekking equipments

    All meals during trekking

    Tibet permit

    Yak & Yak Men required during trek


    Sleeping bags

    Any international airfare and airfare tax

    Tips, expenses of personal nature