Tibet, Ganden to Samye Trek

Historically, the majority of Tibetans were nomads, and they were constantly moving to find new places for their herds. They were travelling through the mountains on foot, covering great distances. Nowadays we can walk these historic routes and enjoy the views of untouched nature, the highest mountain ranges, fast rivers, and crystal clear lakes.

The Ganden to Samye trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Tibet. The level of difficulty is tough, you will go over two high passes: Shuga-la Pass (5,250m and Chitu-la Pass (5,210m).

The Ganden to Samye itinerary allows time for acclimatising before the trekking. We will spend time in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet at the altitude of 3,900m before heading towards Ganden monastery, where our adventure begins! We aim to reach Samye monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

Best time of year: April to May & September to October

Grade: Tough 

Number of days: 11

We are not currently running this event but if you are interested in this challenge for your charity, organisation or group please contact us on 020 7386 4680 or email events@theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk for more details.

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