8.00 AM - 10.00 PM

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Airport or train station in Lhasa on clients' convenience.

Booking notes

The trek tour is available from Mid April to Mid October. We can organize it for any group size. Please let us know how many people there will be in your group and your travel time, we'll send the quote for you accordingly. Contact us or click the "customize it" button below to get more information for your own planning for trekking in Tibet!

Trek from the famous Gandan Monastery to the great Samye Monastery is among the most popular trekking tours in Tibet. During the trip, you’ll enjoy the beautiful landscape of Himalayas with lakes, forests, meadows and valleys.

We’ll first have several days of sightseeing in Lhasa for acclimatization and then drive to Gandan Monastery to start our trek there. Our jeeps will then leave and wait for us at our ending point – Samye Monastery. To not be so tight on road, we may start with the trek right after visitting Gandan Monastery. The trek usually takes about 5 days and is available from April to November. In the summer time, it offers its best scenery in the year with green forests, alpine meadows and wild flowers..


  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.


    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.


    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.


    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.


    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.


    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.


    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: 4 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Airport or train station in Lhasa on clients' convenience.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Airport or train station in Lhasa on clients' convenience.

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM - 10.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (8.00 AM - 10.00 PM)


Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa

Private arrival transport to your hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatization for the rest time. O/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2 - 3 Sightsee in Lhasa

Acclimatization and sightseeing in Lhasa, visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. O/n hotel in Lhasa [B].

Day 4 Lhasa - Gandan Monastery, trekking to Yama Do, O/n Tent [Full Meals]

Drive to Gandan Monastery and our trekking starts after sightseeing at the monastery. We’ll trek to Yama Do via the village of Hepu.

Day 5 Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley, O/n Tent [Full Meals]

Day 6 Trek to Herder’s Camp, O/n Tent [Full Meals]

Day 7 Trek to Yamalung, O/n Tent [Full Meals]

Day 8 Trek to Samye Monastery, O/n Guest House at Samye Monastery [Full Meals]

Complete the last part of the trekking to our destination – Samye Monastery.

Day 9 Samye - Tsedang (Yarlung Valley)

Visit Yumbulakhang and Tandruk Monastery in the Yarlung Valley which is recognized as the Cradle of Tibetan Civilization. O/n hotel in Tsedang [B].

Day 10 Leave [B]

Today we'll transfer you to the airport / train station for the plane / train to your next destination. Your wonderful Tibet trekking tour ends.