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  Ganden to Samye Trek [ 2049 views ]

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Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures and its Thankas are special and similar with embroidery of south China. The most important and valuable arts left are the paintings of Buddha and Jataka stories drawn by the First Panchen Lama. The trek begins from Ganden Monastery, traversing south along the ridge to reach the first village, Hepu, the  heading south to Samye monastery, which is built with the shape of a huge mandala. The different buildings are arranged according to a complex symbolism, around the Utse, the central hall, housing the hall of prayers.

Duration: 15 Days

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Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Day 02: Sightseeing Lhasa.
Day 03: Sightseeing Lhasa.
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.
Day 11: Tour of the Monastery and Tsetang.
Day 12: Drive to Gonggar and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 13:Departure.

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