SAMYE VALLEY TREK

SAMYE VALLEY TREK

(13NIGHTS/14DAYS )

overview

Ganden – Samye Valley Trek is Tibet’s prime route when Tibet was first opened for travelers in 1985. The Ganden – Samye trail was the most popular trekking route crossing 2 mountain passes, beautiful alpine lakes and nomads. The trek begins from The Ganden Monastery (4180 m), 32 kms by road from Lhasa high above the Kyichu River and ends at The Samye Monastery. The main temple Utse at Samye represents Mount Meru and it is consider as a centre of the Universe.

Ganden – Samye Valley Trek covers one of the traditional trail exploration trip in Tibet, was used by locals years and years back. Ganden – Samye Valley Trek first two days allow you to comprehensive guided sightseeing in Lhasa. In Lhasa you will be exploring all major highlighted spots of around including popular Potala Place, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka summer place of Dalai Lama and Tibetan traditional Bharkhor market. Probably it is the best way for acclimatization halt day for further safe journey.

 

itinerary

  • Day 01

    FLY KATHMANDU TO LHASA

    Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, and transfer provided to Lhasa City. O/nt at Hotel.

  • Day 02-03

    LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

    Visit The Potala &Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung& Sera Monastery, and Barkhor Bazaar. O/nts at Hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 04

    DRIVE TO GANDEN

    Drive to Ganden Monastery. Trek to Hebu. Camp

  • Day 05

    ZHUKAR

    Trek over Zhukar La Pass (5200m). Camp

  • Day 06

    CHETUR

    Cross Chetur La Pass through alpine Lakes. Camp.

  • Day 06

    YOMALUNG

    Trek visiting Yomalung meditation cave enroute. Camp.

  • Day 08

    SAMYE VALLEY

    Trek to The Samye Valley. Visit the Samye Monastery. Camp.

  • Day 09

    BRAHMAPUTRA

    Cross the Brahmaputra River and drive to Tsetang to explore The Yambhulhakhang, Tibet’s first castle and Cha-Duk Monastery. O/nt at Hotel.

  • Day 10

    GYANTSE

    Drive to Gyantseenroute visiting Yamdrok – Tso Lake. O/nt at Hotel.

  • Day 11

    SHIGATSE

    Drive to Shigatse. O/nt at Hotel.

  • Day 12

    TINGRI

    Drive to Tingri visiting Shakya Monastery enroute. O/nt at Guesthouse.

  • Day 13

    NYALAMU

    Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel.

  • Day 14

    ZHANGMU

    Drive downhill to Zhangmu and proceed further to The friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the group’s journey to Kathmandu.

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Tibet entry Chinese visa.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lhasa or vice versa depending on the route.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • Accommodation in 3 Star hotels on twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour as per itinerary in Tibet with English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • All entrance fees of visiting places.
  • Land transfer by latest model land cruiser during the tour.
  • Chinese Government taxes.
cost exclude
  •  Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Travel insurance, emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Porters at the border.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.
  • Extra services not mentioned in tour itinerary.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost.
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost.
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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