Ganden Samye Trek -10 days
Day01: Arrival Lhasa and acclimatization
Drive to the Kathmandu airport to catch a flight to Lhasa. This one hour trans- Himalayan flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be transferred to the hotel (95km). It takes 2 hours drive on the way to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River. This day would be kept for your acclimatization. It is advisable to drink plenty of water and have a good sleep for next day’s program.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
After breakfast we will visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Llama in the 17th century. In the afternoon we will visit Sera monastery 5 kilometer north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. O/n at hotel
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing
After breakfast we will visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. In the afternoon we will visit Jokhang Tempale and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. O/n at hotel
Day 04: Drive to Ganden (4500m)
After going a short drive you will reach Ganden where you will spend the day acclimatizing further and exploring this wonderful area. Further, there are many attractions in this ancient town among them the highlight for the most is the first Gelugpa Monastery. Although this monastery has been destroyed over the years, there is still much to see. Many pilgrims wish to walk the kora around this holy place and one can enjoy the rituals along the way.
Day 05: Trek to Yama Do (5 hrs) 17 km.
The starting day of trekking begins at the highest point on the Ganden Kora. From here, you will pace towards a saddle trail with hypnotic views after which you traverse the west side of the ridge before passing through an ancient Hepu village. Later in the day move through Ani Pagong, a narrow bottleneck in the trail and former site of a nunnery. You will finish the day climbing up to Yama Do, where you will make camp to stay.
Day 06: Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley (5-7 hrs) 10km
As the day breaks, you will leave the valley floor and launch your way through a steep gully rising from the stream bank. Finally, you will ascend up the Shug La and begin to descend through treacherous boulder fields. Later, you will cross Tsotup Chu, a large stream winding through the valley floor. Finally, you will set up our your in herder fields.
Day 07: Trek to Herder's Camp (5 hrs) 14km
Today, you will move through the Tsotup Chu down along its tributary and pace towards the Chitu La pass. After ascending this rocky pass, you will quickly climb down to reach a suitable place to camp in the fields surrounding the stream. To find our campsite, you will hover through quiet herder camps for nearly an hour by which another day of our trek will terminate.
Day 08: Trek to Samye (2 hrs) and Drive to Tsetang
In the morning, you will enjoy the widespread charming sceneries from Pisha. From where the entire Samye valley can be glanced at once. After reaching the summit of Dragmar you will view the numerous temples nearby. However, the Cultural Revolution deteriorated the temples. You will then prepare yourself for a breathtaking site as you meet up with the jeep trail and get even closer to Samye. Samye monastery, representing the Buddhist universe, is the prime focus of the trip for most of the visitors. There will be plenty of time to explore this mushrooming number of buildings. At the evening, you will drive in Jeeps and spend the night in Tibet's third largest city; Tsethang. You can take shower for making your sleep cosier.
Day 09: Explore the Yarlung Valley
Yarlung valley; the majestic area is widely regarded to be the cradle of all of Tibetan civilization. The valley of the tombs is situated at the origin of the Tibetan people. You will get golden opportunity to explore this miraculous site where both the massive burial grounds and Yumbulakhang can be viewed. Yumbulakhang is a wonderful architectural site perched on a cliff and is one of the oldest buildings in all of Tibet. Then you will spend your night sleeping back in Tsethang at a hotel
Day 10: Drive to Gongkar and depart to Kathmandu or train journey to China.
The flight last only an hour while crossing the Himalayan range and you can catch up the glimpse of the striking snow-capped mountain surrounding you. This will certainly make you feel the amazing life changing journey in the land of religion and history.
· International arrival/departure transfers
· 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
· Monuments entrance fee while sightseeing in Lhasa with English speaking city guide
· Private transportation during sightseeing tour in Lhasa
· Tibet entry permit fee
· Trekking permit fee
· Supporting truck and jeeps
· Flight with tax: Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu (Fly in & out)
· Accommodation in Lhasa & other towns in Tibet on twin sharing basis with Breakfast
· Full-board Camping Trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on trek
· Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment , sleeping bags (with inner sheets) & foam mattresses
· Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowance
Country: China (Tibet)
Total Duration: 10 Days
Grade: Medium to difficult
Distance: 80km trekking
Trek Starts: Ganden Monastery (4180m)
Trek Ends: Samye Monastery (3540m)
Highest Point: Shogu-La Pass (5250m)
Best Months: April-Nov.
Group Size: Min 4 and Above
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Style of Trek: Full board Camping
- 1 Day Bhotekoshi River Rafting
Our guide will come to pick you up in the hotel and drive you to rafting starting point.( 3 hrs)
Enjoy rafting, in the afternoon have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu.(Trip ends)
- 2 Days / 1Night Nagarkot Sunrise Tour
Day 01: In the morning you are picked up at your hotel in Kathmandu and driven to Nagarkot. Upon arrival you are met and checked in resort. Excursion around the village. Dinner and overnight in Nagarkot
Day 02: Early morning wake up and enjoy Sunrise view. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.On the way stop in Bhaktapur.
- 3 Days/ 2 Nights Pokhara & Manakamana Darshan
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive to Pokhra 210 kms/6 hrs or fly 30 min.
After breakfast in hotel, departure for Pokhara. On the way enjoy the view of Himalayan Mountains and Trishuli River which is famous for rafting.On arrival in Pokhara ,relax in hotel with welcome drink. Evening walk around the lake & boating at Phewa lake. Overnight in Hotel
Day 02: Pokhara Sightseeing
Early morning drive to Saranagkot to see sunrise along with the view of Mt. Fishtail & Annapurna Himalaya. Back to hotel and have breakfast. In the afternoon, enjoy local sightseeing of Devi’s Fall, Seti Gorge, Mahendra Pool, Lake side and Bindabasini Temple. In the evening, enjoy a walk around Lake side Overnight in Hotel
Day 03: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Morning breakfast in Hotel. Departure for Kathmandu (Approx 210km take 6 hours drive) .On the way enjoy cable car ride and visit Manakamana Darshan (The Hindu Shakti Peeth Temple). Arrive in Hotel. Relax. Evening Free for Shopping. Overnight at Hotel
- 3 Days / 2 Nights Chitwan Wildlife Tour
Day 01: Kathmandu to Chitwan
In the morning you are picked up at your hotel in Kathmandu and driven to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your lodge located at Saura . This afternoon enjoy game viewing on elephant back.
Day 02: Chitwan jungle activities
Early morning game viewing on elephant back. Later, visit the educational elephant camp and participate in various other activities. This afternoon, enjoy a canoe ride on the Narayani River to see a different wildlife.
Day 03: Chitwan to Kathmandu
After breakfast you are taken to a nature walk. Then, depart for Kathmandu.
- 2night/ 3 days Canyoning & Rafting activity
This is the most exciting new adventure sport recently introduced in Nepal. It is an amazing full body and mind-blowing experience which requires technical skills of scrambling, wading, boulder hopping, rock climbing, abseiling and climbing down the waterfalls on steep canyon cliffs and swimming through crystal clear pools using special rope system and safe techniques. Canyoning involves nearly 80% of the time need to be spent in the water.
Our guide picks you up from the hotel and drive you to The Last Resort (4hrs) Enjoy rafting in the Trisuli River on the first day and Canyoning on the second day. The trip concludes on the third day.
- 30-45 Minutes Paragliding
Pokhara is one of the top places in the world to experience paragliding. Using Sarangkot at the height of 2,000 meters as a take- off point gliders get incredible views of the Annapurna mountain range behind them while under and ahead is the beautiful lake Phewa Tal. Flights last for 30-45 minutes, depending upon the cost..
- 1 Hour Everest Flight
One of the best ways to get close to the Himalayas and to Everest in particular is to take a mountain flight that lasts for an hour. It offers an incredible close-up aerial view of the magnificent Himalayan peaks from the window seat. Domestic airlines operate every day round the year, ensuring a window seat for all passengers..
- 1 Day Bungy Jump
In Nepal you can experience the ultimate thrill and excitement of bungy jump from the artificially constructed bridge at the height of 160 m over the Bhote Koshi River. This exciting sport is designed and introduced by one of New Zealand's leading Bungy consultants and operated by some of the most experienced local jump masters . It is mishap-proof. Safety is taken very seriously
- Ultra-Light Aircraft
It offers spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to experience Nepal from a new perspective. One should fly like birds in the sky and experience the spectacular aerial views.
- Mountain Biking
It offers an environmentally sound way of exploring the magnificent countryside, its landscape and living heritage. There are plenty of dirt roads and trails in Nepal to explore by every mountain biker.
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