Ganden to Samye 11 Day Trek


Trekking is the best way to witness the hidden beauties of Tibet. Trekking helps to keep a healthy body and mind.

One of the best Treks from Lhasa city is the 11-Day Ganden to Samye Monastery Trek. The duration of the Trek is 4 days in total. The trek will start from Drupchi village near Ganden Monastery and ends at the Yemalung retreat area near Samye Monastery. 

The highlight of the Trek

Travelers can witness the beauties of Nomads, grassland, and fresh river from the mountains.  Stunning view of two lakes namely Shou Tso, and Palang  Tso. They are no vehicle routes so the trek is peaceful.


Photo: Two lakes ( Shou Tso, and Palang  Tso )


Photo: Two lakes ( Shou Tso, and Palang  Tso )

The difficulty of the Trek 

No need for professional gear for this trek.  Travelers will have to cross two high passes namely Chitula at 5200 meters and Shaola at 5100 meters so we highly recommend a few minutes of daily exercise before traveling to Tibet for the trek. 

Best Month to Trek 

The best month to trek will be from the beginning of September for the best view. Travelers can also trek from mid-May to mid-October. 

Photo: Yaks and Yak man on the trek 


 Photo: Food for the Trek from Tibetan Cook

Two Important Monasteries 

Ganden monastery is built by Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school.

Samye monastery is the first monastery in Tibet. Built by King Trisong Deutsen and Maha Guru Padmasambhava during the 8th century.

Two Retreat areas

Yemalung and Chimpuk retreat areas are the two retreat areas. 

Our Recent Trek Tour

Recently Tibet Travelers has arranged a private tour for two Travelers Sharon and Alan from the United States. Thanks to Sharon for sharing the photos.

Photo: Trek Traveler ( Sharon and our Tour Guide Gelek )


Photo: Trek Traveler ( Alan )

Photo: Beauties of nature from Ganden to Samye Trek 


Photo: Yemalung nunnery retreat area


Opting for a trekking tour is an excellent choice for travelers who spend the majority of their time in offices or at home, as it promotes both physical and mental well-being.

Check out our article about the 8 Expat Travelers 2021 trek from Ganden to Samye Monastery

We arrange a Join Group Trekking Tour with a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 12 people. Email us for more information regarding our join group trekking.

Written By :Tenzin

Jun 25, 2023


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