Ganden cultural trekking

Ganden cultural trekking Ganden Cultural trek is one of the most stunning and popular trekking trips in central Tibet and it takes about 4 to 5 days to pass through Shuga-la pass (5250m). This adventure partly makes very appealing as you would start the trekking from Ganden Monastery and end in Yarlung valley where you can world famous Samye Monastery and Yumbulhakhang.

You will have an opportunity to explore Lhasa while you acclimatize and rest and shop few days after this medium to difficult trekking.

The best time for Ganden Cultural trekking is from May to October. Summer can be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and wildflowers color the alpine meadows. Barring heavy snow, it’s also possible for those with a lot of trekking experience and the right gear to do this trek in the colder months. Ganden Cultural trekking crosses two passes over 5000m, connects two of Tibet’s most important monasteries and begins less than 50km from Lhasa. It has emerged as the most popular trek in Central Tibet.

Ganden cultural trekking – itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m) - 45 minutes drive from Gonggar airport to Lhasa – 93 km. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa - (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square). Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa - ( Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace). Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Ganden (4500m) 45 km – Ganden Monastery. Overnight guesthouse

Day 05: At Ganden for acclimatization

Day 06: Trek to Yama Do. Overnight at tented camp

Day 07: Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley across 5250 meter Shuga-la pass. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 08: Trek to Herder's Camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek to Wango – (Yamalung Hermitage). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Samye & drive to Tsedang (before leaving Samye visit to Samye Monastery). Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Explore the Yarlung Valley – (Tandruk Monastery). Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Drive to Gonggar Airport and Depart.


Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Tour Cost: In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.

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Trip Facts:

Country: Tibet autonomous region

Destination: Ganden Tibet

Activities: Sightseeing, Jeep drives & Trekking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Lhasa

Trip Duration: 15 Days 

Accommodation: standard hotel in Lhasa, rest in tents

Max. Altitude: 4200 Meters

Group Size: Min. 02 / Max.15

Trip Grade:  Moderate + challenging

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