Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks. Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
Days 4-7: Ganden – Samye Trek [max. altitude 5260m]
In the morning we visit Ganden Monastery, 50 km from Lhasa. It is the main seat of the Gelug Sect and was founded by Tsongkhapa in 1409. We can also do kora around monastery. After lunch, we start trekking from Trubsi village. Trek finishes at Yamalung meadows, where a vehicle pick-up and transfer us to Samye. Visit Samye Monastery, which is the first monastery built in Tibet and built in 779by padmasambhava and Trisong Detsen.
Overnight in tents during trek and Samye Monastery Hotel.
– Day 4: Start trekking from Trubsi. Camp before Shuga-la pass (3 Km)
– Day 5: Trekking and camp in the valley after Shuga-la pass (7 Km)
– Day 6 Trekking and camp near hearders camp after Chitu-la pass (13 Km)
– Day 7: Trekking to Yamalung (11 Km). End of trek.
Day 8: Tibet departure
Early morning all group will be transfered to the airport. You can extend your stay in Lhasa if prefered.
End of our services.
This is trekking tour is one of best hikes in Tibet and this tour an itinerary designed by us after many years of experience and excellence of our guides who have been leading hundreds of our now beloved friends from all over the world.
Tour price for 4-12 people, 1400USD per person.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 150USD. In Lhasa and Samye.
Rates shown above include all permits, english speaking tibetan guide, confortable accomodation, transportation and entrace fees, etc.. Please, contact us for further details.
All our fixed departure tours for this itinerary start in Lhasa. All participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Lhasa. We take care of all VISA process if coming from Nepal. The size of the group is between 4-12 people and the kind of transportation varies according to the size of it: minivan or minibus.
Hotel in Lhasa is Shambhala Palace / House of Shambhala in Barkhor area; In Samye, Samye Monastery hotel which is baisc. ALWAYS in double room sharing basis with bathroom and breakfast,
Please, check our upcoming departures.
Price varies according to the number of people in your group, category of hotel, transportation and other services you request. Please contact us with these important details first.
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We’re expecting that borders will be open to international tourists anytime this year. At the moment, only Foreign China residents are allowed to visit Tibet. Please contact us by email to check the latest group availability and any further information during 2023. ➜ Read more