Ganden to Samye Trekking

Ganden to Samye Trekking

 

Ganden Samye TrekkingDay 01 Flight Chengdu-Lhasa
In the early morning transfer to airport and fly to Tibet, upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, pick up and transfer to Lhasa(3650 m) with about 1 1/2 hours’ driving (100km), in the afternoon rest and acclimatize. 3N in 3* Hotel

Day 02 Lhasa: In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. In the afternoon visit Jokhang temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa.

Day 03 Lhasa
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelukpa sect., which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there.

Day 04: Flight Lhasa- Gandan(B/L/D)
Drive to Gandan monastery,45 km from Lhasa. Gandanwas founded in 1409 by Tsongkapa, Gandan was the first and foremost Gelukpamonastery, constructed by Tsongkhapa himself.1N in Guesthouse

Day 05: Gandan - Samyetrekking, Camping(B/L/D)

Day 06: Gandan - Samyetrekking, Camping(B/L/D)

Day 07: Gandan - Samyetrekking, Camping(B/L/D)

Day 08: Gandan - Samyetrekking, Camping(B/L/D)

Day 09: Arrival at Samyemonastery - Tsedang(B/L)
Visit Samye monastery, thendrive to Tsedang, in the afternoon visit Yongbulahlang Palace.1N in 3 starhotel

Day 10 Flight Tsedang -Chengdu
In the early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Chengdu