Ganden – Samye
TREKKING AND CAMPING IN TIBET
There are countless amazing trekking routes and camping sites in Tibet offering gorgeous mountain views, crystal clear lakes, vast grasslands, and rivers. Trekking routes usually don’t require any climbing skills. However, some trekking routes include steep ascents or descents, some are going through high passes. Trekking in high altitude may require additional time for acclimatizing.
ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT:
POPULAR TREKKING TOURS
10 DAYS TOUR INCLUDING 5 DAYS OF TREKKING FROM GANDEN TO SAMYE
This trek goes along the incredibly beautiful route in Tibet. We start in Lhasa, where we visit the most important historical places and acclimatize before the trek.
During our trek, we will walk through high mountain passes (up to 5,250 meters), rocky mountains, vast green valleys, cross mountain rivers, and finally reach dense forest area.
We complete our trek at the Samye monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
For those who feel adventurous, there are some one-day trekking options available near Samye. They can be added to your tour.
9 DAYS TSURPU TO YANGPACHEN TREKKING TOUR
This four days trek is running through the Central Tibet. We start our adventure in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. We spend there two days to acclimatize and visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera monasteries. After that, we will drive to Tsurpu, one of the most important monasteries in Tibet and the seat of Karmapa. Karmapa is the head of the black hat sect in Tibet.
We start trekking from Tsurpu, going along the mountain river, crossing high passes until we reach the Yangpachen monastery. At the end we will stay one night at the hotspring area, where we can unwind and rest, swimming in the hotspring swimming pools.
11 DAYS OLD TINGRI TO EVEREST NORTH SIDE IN TIBET
A beautiful and exciting journey, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and going to the Everest Base Camp. The tour visits Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo monasteries, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake and Karola glaciers.
We arrive at the Old Tingri, from where our 3 days trek to the Everest Base Camp begins. We will hike over high passes, valleys, and rocky mountains before reaching the Base Camp.
15 DAYS MOUNT KAILASH TOUR INCLUDING 3 DAYS OF TREKKING
The Mount Kailash tour is more than a trekking tour. Kailash and nearby Manasarovar lake are sacred for four religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon and Jainism. That’s why thousands of pilgrims travel to the Western Tibet to visit them. Along the way you will see some of the best places in Tibet: historical and religious sites, incredible landscapes and learn about Tibetan culture.
Tours to Mount Kailash include 3 days of trekking around the scared mountain. The trek is 52 km long and the highest altitude on the trek reaches 5,640 meters at the Drolma La pass.
POPULAR CAMPING SITES
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN TREKKING TOURS
Below is the general list for most of the trekking and camping tours. Please refer to specific trekking tour for a complete list.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING TOUR PACKAGES
Below is the list of what typically is not included in trekking tour package. Please, contact us for details. We can also assist you with renting or acquiring some of the items that are not included.
- Passport and Chinese visa fees
- International airfare to and from China or Nepal
- Photography fees inside monasteries
- Flight or train tickets to Tibet
- Lunch and dinner in the cities and all meals outside of the cities
- Travel insurance
- Medical expenses
- Tips for guides, drivers, cooks, and porters
- Porter fees
- Sleeping bag
- Personal expenses: laundry, shopping, phone calls, etc.
PACKING FOR TREKKING TOUR
We are offering the generic packing list for trekking tours. Please, contact us for details regarding your specific tour and dates. Guides know all the current situation with treks and weather and will be able to answer your questions.
WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR TREKKING TOUR
Weather in mountain regions can be unpredictable. You should always assume that you might encounter snow when trekking at or above 4500m /16000 ft. The wind can be strong. During the daytime, the sun can keep you warm and even hot, while at nighttime it can get very cold. We advise carefully plan what you will wear and bring with you.
To feel comfortable during the trek, wear layers. It will provide the necessary flexibility and allow you to quickly adjust to various temperatures. Below is our suggested list, feel free to adjust it according to your preferences and contact us with any questions or concerns.