Samye Ganden Trek - 19 Days

The highlight of the Samye Ganden trek –
  • Samye Ganden Trek is trekking to one of the most remote areas through the Tibet trail. This trek provides you the best chance to observe and analyze holy lakes, stunning mountains, lush alpine meadows along with amazing cultures.
Trip Summarize
Samye Ganden trek through highland yak pastures and over Shugu La pass (5200m/17000ft) takes us to a sacred mountain. Where many great Buddhist saints and teachers meditated, which is very popular and remote area.
Tibet first opened for travelers in 1985, this trek consists of the crossing of the 2 mountain passes, beautiful alpine lakes, and nomads. The trek begins from The Ganden Monastery (4180 m), 32 km by road from Lhasa high above the Kyichu River and ends at The Samye MonasteryYou can do sightseeing in Kathmandu before or after the trek. Visit some monastery, ancient temples, with beautiful art and artistries of the medieval period during your tour.
We can take good time acclimatizing in Lhasa and Ganden before we start out on this trek. The nature of the terrain on the trek to Samye can create serious difficulties for anyone suffering from AMS while crossing Shug La (5250m) or Chitu La (5100m) en-route to Samye. The valley was mostly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist cultures. Samye Ganden trek is the eco-friendly trek.
Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure. Explore the great landscape and beautiful nature and hidden wilderness trek. Finally, while you finish your trek back to Kathmandu.
Day 1
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Take off from Kathmandu Airport at 10: 00 hrs (Nepal Standard Time). During the flight (weather permitting) you will see the following: Yarlang Tsampo, Yamdrok Tso, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586m)m, Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m).Transfer from the airport to your Hotel. Complete rest.

Day 2
Days 02-03 :In Lhasa

These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace ,The Jokhang Temple, surrounding Barkhor market area, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Overnight in Hotel Mandala.

Day 3
Days 04:In Lhasa

Rest day in Lhasa for acclimatization. Overnight in Hotel Mandala.

Day 4
Day 05 : Lhasa - Namsto Lake

Drive from Lhasa to Namtso. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 5
Day 08 : Namsto Lake - Lhasa

Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6
Day 09 : Lhasa- Ganden - Gayme

Drive to Ganden. Visit monasteries and drive further to Gamye and the Trek starts. Overnight in Camp.

Day 7
Day 10 : Trek, approx 5 / 6 hrs walk. Overnight at Camp.

Day 8
Day 11 : Trek, approx 5 / 6 hrs walk. Overnight at Camp.

Day 9
Day 12 : Trek, approx 5 / 6 hrs walk. Overnight at Camp.

Day 10
Day 13 : Trek, After Approx 4 / 5 hrs walk, the Trek ends at Samye. Overnight in Camp.

Day 11
Day 14 : Samye - Gyantse

Drive for approx 7 hours via Yamdroktso Lake. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12
Day 15 : Gyantse- Xigatse

After breakfast visit the Khumbum Stupa and the Palkhor Monastery. After Lunch drive for 1 and 1/2 hours to Xigatse. After arrival in Xigatse we will visit the famous Tashi Lumpo monastery and the Local Xigatse Market. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 13
Day 16 : Xigatse- Sakya - Tingri

Drive towards Tingri via Sakya monastery. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 14
Day 17 : Tingri - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Rongbuk

Drive to Rongbuk for 4 hrs. From Rongbuk group will walk to the Everest Base Camp and again walk back to Rongbuk. This back and forth walking will take 5 & ½ hours and driving will take 2 hours. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 15
Day 18 : Rongbuk - Nylam

Drive to Nylam for 8 hrs. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 16
Day 19 : Nylam- Kathmandu

Drive for 7 hours and back to Kathmandu .

  • 1. How difficult is trek to Everest Panorama and how can we prepare?

    Trekking to Everest Panorama is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.

  • 2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Panorama trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  • 3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 4. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.

  • 5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

  • 6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Everest Panorama trek?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.

  • 7. How many hour should I walk per day and what happened if I am slow walker in the group?

    Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.

  • 8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

    Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.

  • 9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

    You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  • Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal & Tibet
  • 5630m
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy to moderate
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • September- December and March - May
  • 1-18
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Hotel
  • 16

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