Ganden to Samye
Key information: Ganden to Samye
- Start with a kora (sacred circumambulation) around one of Tibet's greatest monasteries.
- Journey along herders' tracks across the empty, barren Tibetan plateau from Ganden monastery in the Lhasa valley to the ancient Samye monastery near the Yarlung Tsangpo river.
- Mountains, high pastures, herders and occasional rough hamlets. This is grand, empty scenery.
- This is a tough walk in remote country where the altitude can cause trouble. Come prepared. See www.besthike.com for further good information.
- Walkopedia rating80
- Natural interest14
- Human interest8
- Negative points4
- Total rating80
- Note: Tough, carrying packs at altitude.
- Length: 80km
- 4-5 days
- Maximum Altitude: 5,250m
- Level of Difficulty: Difficult
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