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1 Day Lhasa to Ganden Monastery Hiking Tour

Highlights

Highlights:

  • Visit the 1st Gelugpa Monastery-Ganden Monastery
  • Hiking around Ganden Monastery and doing the Kora
  • Beautiful valley view on top of the mountain

Itinerary

Itinerary

Itinerary

We will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 am and drive to Ganden Monastery. The distance is about 60km and we will arrive at the monastery at about 10:40 am. Then we start to visit the monastery. With our knowledgeable tour guide, you will learn much about Gelugpa and Tibetan Buddhism. At noon, we will have lunch in the restaurant in the monastery.

In the afternoon, we will start the hiking and follow the Ganden Kora. Along the way, you will view the Kyi-chu Valley and the scenery is very stunning.

After the trekking, we will transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa.

Site

Ganden Monastery 

Ganden Monastery is the 1st Gelugpa Monastery built by Tsong Khapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect. It is located on the Wangbur Mountain, with an elevation of 3800 km, 47 km from Lhasa on the southern bank of Lhasa River. "Ganden" is the Tibetan name meaning Paradise of Maitreya Buddha. It is the ancestoral monastery of Gelugpa and enjoys a high reputation. Also, it is the main Gelugpa institution. Together with Drepung and Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery is one of the "Three Large Monasteries of Lhasa". 

There are about 50 buildings in the monastery, comprising a big complex. The main buildings include Coqen Hall, Tomb of Tsong Khapa, Chapel of Jampa and Assembly Hall.

Experience

Hiking around and Doing Ganden Kora

The Ganden Kora is famous for the sunning view. You can see Kyi-chu Valley along the way and doing the kora with devout pilgrims and monks. They hold the prayer wheels, rubbing the rocks and prostrated themselves along the path.

Dates & Price

Daily departure

April 5-June30
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 190/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 130/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12pax: US$90/p.p
July1-  Oct.31
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 200/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 135/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12pax: US$95/p.p
Nov.1-Jan.20 next year
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 180/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 125/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12 pax: US$90/p.p

Remarks: 

  1. Price Per Person in US Dollars based on the currency exchange rate: 1USD=6.9 RMB
  2. Final price will be based on the final group size per above 
  3. US$100 per person deposit by Paypal or western union or bank transfer for confirmation
  4. Hotels in Lhasa Downtown recommended for you to book: Snow Heaven Hotel, Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel, Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Rama Khapo Family Guesthouse, Tashi Takgye Hotel, Shambhala Palace, House of Shambhala, Cool Yak Hotel, The St. Regis, Shangri-La

Service Details

Price includes
  • Car Transfer between Hotel to Ganden Monastery
  • Entrance Fee of Ganden Monastery
  • Handpicked Tibetan tour guide
  • Travel agency liablity insurance
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation in Lhasa
  • Tipping

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