|Trekking from Ganden to Samye|
Tour Code: CM-TT09
is an excellent basic trek which combines important historical sites with
a beautiful hike through high altitude nomadic areas . The frist three
days will be spent in Lhasa visiting the vital Jokhang temple, the Potala
Palace and other sites aroued this ancient capital.These days also give
the group time to acclimatise with the comfort of hotel rooms ,restaurants
,shopping , and other urban amenities .On the fourth day we visit the
massive hilltop complex of Ganden monastery and camp at the star Ėoff
point for the trek.
frist day of the trek involves leaving behind the last village and a
gradual but steady walk up a side valley .We will cross the frist pass on
the second day nad come into the high altitude pastures inhabited only by
nomads and their Yaks in the summer months ,The next two days take us over
a lower pass and into a sheltered valley containing the hidden retreat
site of Yamalung .Finally, we shall enter the broad valley of the
Tsangpo,Tibetís major river which runs west to east draining all of
central Tibet before dropping south to become the Brahmaputra. We include
a visit to the active hillside hermitage of Samye Chimphu before setting
up camp in the fields near the main monastery of Samye itself, This is
Tibetís frist monastery founded in the 8th century by the
Indian master ,Guru Rinpoche. The entire monastic complex is designed as a
structural Mandala and contains a wide range of architectural and artistic
styles from India ,China and Tibet.
We regain motorized transport to leave this wonderous complex amidst sanddunes to cross the wide Tsangpo valley and spend our last night in Tsetang, the cradle of Tibetís early dynastic Kings.A early morning departure the Last day takes you drict to the airport and departing flights.
Day01, Arrive Lhasa, overnight in Shambala hotel. (B/L/D)
Day02-03, Visiting in Lhasa. (B/L/D)
Day04, visit Ganden monastery and camp.
Trekking and camping .
Camp at Samye monastery .
Arrive Tsetang, Hotel at Tsetang.
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