This Ganden to Samye Trek is offered by Ammonite Adventure. The details in this Ganden to Samye Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.
- Trip Code: TIBGAN
- Duration: 9 Days
- Trip Level: Demanding
- Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,769 ft
- Starts at: Lhasa
- Ends at: Lhasa
- Best Season: May to Mid October
- 1st Day Arrival in Lhasa
- 2nd Day Sightseeing around Lhasa
- 3rd Day Sightseeing around Lhasa and Pre-trip meeting
- 4th Day Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Trubshi
- 5th Day Trubshi – Hepu – Yama Do
- 6th Day Yama Do – Shug-la – Tsotup Chu Valley – Chitul Gang
- 7th Day Chitul Gang – Chitu La – Nyagarsumdo – Herders Camp
- 8th Day Herders Camps – Yarmalung – Samye Monastery – Tsedang
- 9th Day Tsedang – Lhasa airport – fly out
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Local transport as required.
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Tibet Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Tibet (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
Ganden to Samye Trek Description
A trek from Ganden to Samye is the most popular trek route in Tibet. During this trek, you will see lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centers of Tibetan religious culture. The best time for this trek is from May to Mid of Oct. Summer will be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wild flowers spangle the alpine meadows. Before you start this trek you need a couple of days at Lhasa to acclimatize.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »