Gaden-Samye Trek including Lhamo Lhatso and Everest

20 Days
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This itinerary starts in Lhasa and ends at the Nepal Tibet border. It combines the southern part of Lhoka, the cradle of Tibet, and Shigatse and Everest region including Samye monastery, Traduk temple, Sightseeing in Gyangtse and Shigatse. The Ganden to Samye trek is an adventurous route, the highest pass crossing the Xugar la (5250meters), charming nomad camps dotted all about. Lhamo Lhatso is one of Tibet's most sacred lakes and believed to be the mental creation of Shiri Devi, the female state protector deity of Tibetan Buddhism. The lake is believed to contain an oracle which is always consulted when seeking the re-incarnation of a Dalai Lama or Panchen Lama. Road travel by four-wheel drive.



  • Day 1

    Flight KTM - Lhasa (3650m/60km) and drive to hotel.

  • Day 2

    Am visit Potala Palace and pm Jokang temple and Ancient Bharkor street

  • Day 3

    Am visit Drepung moanstery and pm Sera monastery

  • Day 4

    Drive Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4718m/250km) and back to Lhasa on the same day

  • Day 5

    Drive Lhasa to Gaden monastery (4500m/60km).Visit the monastery and walk around the monastery Kora. Camp

  • Day 6

    Drive Lhasa to Gaden monastery (4500m/60km).Visit the monastery and walk around the monastery Kora. Camp

  • Day 7

    Trek From Lheipu to the foot of Xugar La, a big mountain pass (5250m) by walking for around 5-6hrs. Camp at the foot of Xugar la

  • Day 8

    Trek from Xugar la to Sumdo kang by walking for around 5-6hrs.Camp at Sumdo kang

  • Day 9

    Trek from Sumdo kang to Nyenpu,a name of a village and then to Samye by small tractor. Samye monastery (3600m) camp or guest house

  • Day 10

    Visit Samye monastery early in the morning with the monks chanting and then leave for Tsetang.Pm Visit Yumbu Lhakang and Traduk temple. Hotel

  • Day 11

    Drive to Gyatsa county via Podrang la pass (5030m/127km). Guest house

  • Day 12

    Drive to Chokor Gyel monastery (4500m/35km) and visit the monastery on the same day. Camp or stay in the monastery

  • Day 13

    Walk up to the pass and back to Chokor Gyal moanstery. Ascending 5hrs and Descending 3-4hrs. You can view Lhamo Lhatso (4000m) from the pass top and see the vision if you are lucky enough. All the Tibetans are looking at the lake from the pass like shooting an arrow in order to get the vision for their life from the lake. Camp or stay at the monastery

  • Day 14

    Drive Chokor gyal Monastery to Tsetang (3600m/162km). Hotel

  • Day 15

    Drive Tsetang - Gyangtse (3950m/350km) via Yamdrok holy lake (4488m) and Karo La Glacier. Hotel

  • Day 16

    Am visit Palchoe moanstery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and pm Drive to Shigatse (3900m/90km) via visiting Shalu moanstery. Hotel

  • Day 17

    Am visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and pm Monastery Kora and the old market of Shigatse. Hotel

  • Day 18

    Drive Shigatse to Sakya monastery (4280m/150km) and visit the monastery. Hotel

  • Day 19

    Drive Sakya to Dzangmu (2300m/380km). Hotel

  • Day 20

    Drive Dzangmu to KTM (1300m/155km)

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