Ganden is situated 45 km East of Lhasa on the Highway that follows the south bank of Kyi Chu to Medro Gongkar. This is one of the most beautiful sites in central Tibet, which is considered as an abode of Champa, the future Buddha. The monastery perched on the ridge called Gokpo Ri, the site was chosen by Tsong Lhapa (1357-1419) for his first meditation where the monastery built later. This is one of the great monasteries out of six, built by Gelukpa sect. This itinerary linking two of the most important monasteries in Central Tibet crosses the Yatro Drak range of mountains that divide the Tsangpo basin from the Lhasa Valley. The trek provides a superb means of access to Tibet's first monastery an institution founded in the 8th Century.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Day 02: Sightseeing Lhasa. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing Lhasa. Overnight hotel.
Day 04: Free day, optional excursions
Day 05: Driven to Ganden, visit Ganden Monastery. Start camping trek
Day 06: Ganden to the base of Shuga La Pass
Day 07: Trekking cross Shuga La Pass
Day 08 & 09: Trekking cross Chitu La Pass
Day 10: Trekking to Samye monastery. Overnight in guesthouse
Day 11: Tour of the Monastery and Tsetang. Overnight in hotel
Day 12: Drive to Gonggar and fly back to onward destination.
Please note that this itinerary is just an example of how your trek could look like. It can be customized to your wishes if you want to skip certain attractions, add other ones or make your trek longer or shorter.