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Home >> Tibet Tours >> Tibet Lhasa Package Tours >> China Trip Travel To Yumbu Lakang, Trekking From Ganden To Samye Monastery
Tibet & Lhasa location
Tibet & Lhasa location
Ganden Monastery
Ganden Monastery
Lhasa Ganden Monastery
Ganden Monastery
Tibet Hiking Tour
Tibet Hiking Tour
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Hike from Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Tsotup Chu Herder's Valliage to Yamalung Valley
Samye Monastery
Samye Monastery
Tibet Samye Monastery
Samye Monastery
Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Norbulingka
Norbulingka
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street

10-Day Tibet Hiking Tour: Ganden To Samye Monastery


Destinations: Lhasa, Ganden Monastery
Tour Code: PT_04
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa
You'll be met by our English-speaking tour guide at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station and then be escorted to your hotel. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you! Visit the Nietang Buddha on the way.
Day 02 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
After a leisurely breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka.

Potala Palace: The symbol of Lhasa and even Tibet, it stands on the Red Hill overlooking the city of Lhasa. Potala Palace was first built in 7 century by Tibetan king Songtsan Gampo as a gift to his wife Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty. It covers an area of 36 thousand square meters, and was listed into the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.

Sera Monastery: A representative of the Yellow Sect monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, it was founded in 1419. Located 3 kilometers in the northern suburb of Lhasa, the monastery covers an area of 115,000 square meters. Wonderful murals, scriptures written in gold powder, statues, and scent cloth can be found in the halls of its main buildings.
Norbulingka: Built in 18th century, it was Dalai Lama's summer palace from 1751 to 1959. Norbulingka covers an area of 360,000 square meters, with 374 rooms. It is situated in the west of Lhasa, meaning Jewel Park in Tibetan. It is the largest man-made garden in Tibet, there are some fabulous murals fusing Tibetan history and myth in the palace.
Day 03 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, we tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: Situated in the center of Lhasa, it is the most ancient monastery in Tibet and the ultimate destination for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. The Jokhang Temple was built in the 7th century and was the first temple built by Songtsen Campo to commemorate the arrival of Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty 1,300 years ago. Famous for its exquisite architecture and vivid mural paintings, the temple is included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000.
Drepung Monastery: The monastery covers an area of 250,000 square meters; it is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries, and is also the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1416, the Drepung Monastery used to be the palace of the Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala palace.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet. With a nice soothing music and lighting throughout, the museum is home for a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues, Thangka pictures, gold albums, imperial jade seals, Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, music and ritual instruments.

Barkhor Street: The oldest street in Lhasa. It is a circular street with a history of over 1,300 years, where you can see best-preserved traditional residential styles and Tibet customs. The street is a must-see for tourists to Lhasa,
Day 04 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive 45 kilometers to visit the Ganden Monastery. After sightseeing, we'll hike an hour to the village of Dupshi. One hour of moderate hiking transports us to Ani Pangong - the site of a former nunnery. Total hike: Three miles, two hours.


Ganden Monastery: One of the three great monasteries in Lhasa and one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug Sect. Ganden means happiness and contentedness in Tibetan. The monastery was built in 1409 under the supervision of Zonggaba, the founder of the Gelug Sect.
Day 05 Yama Do - Tsotup Chu Valley trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Yama Do to Tsotup Chu Valley trekking (4 hours): Two hours of steep hiking leads us along to Shug-La Pass where we make the final steep ascent to the rare air of 17,220 feet! The route continues across Shug-La Pass following a cairn-lined trail. We descend gradually, reaching the valley in ninety minutes from the pass. We cross the Tsotup Chu, a long stream winding along the valley floor. Nomad herders with their yaks, goat and sheep dot the landscape. Tonight camp is near a stream crossing. Total hike: Six miles (4-5 hours).
Day 06 Tsotup Chu Valley To Chitu-La Pass trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Tsotup Chu Valley to Chitu-La Pass trekking (5 hours): From the Tsotup Chu Valley, we follow along a small tributary entering from the southwest. Our path rises steeply for 30 minutes, finally reaching the mouth of a large basin. The terrain ahead is not particularly difficult as we reach Chitu-La Pass (16,728 feet), marked by several large cairns. A short steep descent leads us into a basin holding three small lakes. Our trail is not always clearly marked and passes seasonal campsites before finally reaching the valley floor and our well-deserved camp. Total hike: Nine miles, about five hours.
Day 07 Tsotup Chu Herder's Village to Yamalung Valley (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Tsotup Chu Herder's Village to Yamalung Valley (6 hours): Our trail is now wide and easy to follow - meandering through forest of shrubs and rhododendrons for three hours. We amble through a series of meadows before reaching Gen Do, a stone structure in ruins. The forest thins rapidly and we reach the first permanent village of Chantan (13,776 feet) after leaving Hebu. In 30-40 minutes we arrive at the trail fork for Yamalung Valley. The Yamalung Hermitage is another one hour steep climb from the valley floor. Total hike: Nine miles, about five - six hours.
Day 08 Tsetang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Samye Monastery.

Samye Monastery: Located in the quiet plateau area of the Shannan Region, the Samye Monastery was the first temple built in Tibet at the foot of Mt. Haibusi, on the north bank of the Yaluzangbu River in Jialang county. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors from both China and abroad.
Day 09 Tsetang - Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to the Yumbu Lakang and the Trankdruk Monastery. Drive to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Yumbu Lakang: Reputed as the first palace in Tibet history, is also the oldest extant building in Tibet. Lying 12 kilometers southwest of Tsedang Town of Lhoka Prefecture in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, it sits atop a small hill east of the Yarlong River and faces west.
Trankdruk Monastery: Tran means roc and druk means dragon in Tibetan. The monastery got is name from the legend that it could only be built after Songtsan Gampo had turned into a roc and conquered an evil dragon. It's said that renowned figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism, such as Padmasambhava and Milariba, had practised Buddhism nearby after it was built and the remaining relics are Sacred land for the devotees.
Day 10 Departure from Lhasa (Breakfast)
Be transferred to Lhasa airport to board your onward flight. Thank you for being our guest!


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Lhasa Xin Ding Hotel
Yuanfeng Hotel
Xiangbala Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company if your tour include Yangtze River cruise.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.



5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

 
 
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