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1-Day Ganden Monastery Tour

One Day to visit Ganden Monastery

(TTD-003) The first Gelupa monastery of Tibetan Buddhism

  • Price from

    USD179 p.p.

      Price Notes:
    • based on double occupancy;
    • 3-star accommodation level in low season;
    • international airfare is not included;
    • price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
  • Tour Type:

    Join-in small group with fixed departure!

  • Group Size:

    around 10 Pax

  • Trip Level:

    Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.

      Trip Level Guide:
    • easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
    • Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
    • Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
    • Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
  • Season:




Highlights (Visiting Places) One by One

Day 1
Pick up from your hotel in Lhasa
Golden pond wetland on the roadside;
Beautiful mountain winding road;Winding road of Ganden Monastery
Splendid monastery complex on the top of the mountain;Bird View of Ganden Monastery
Visit chapels of Gender;Chapels of Gender in Gandan Monastery
Visit the tomb of Tsongkhapa; the tomb of Tsongkhapa
Hike around the Gender Kora; Gender Kora Hiking
View the wide Kychi valley;
Drop you off to your hotel in Lhasa.

“Circumambulation of a Lifetime”

Ganden Monastery was my favorite monastery out of all the monasteries we visited in Tibet becuase of the fantastic views we managed to see while doing the kora around it.

The view unfolds in front of you as you ascend the montain, one switch back after another to reach the monastery which is at about 12,500 feet. One fabulous view after the other. This was definitely a highlight of my trip.

-- Lindax from Singapore

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1View the Wetland on the roadside follow the kychi river golden pond

Driving northward along Lhasa river to wetland, tourists will enjoy the fantastic Lhasa river bathed in cozy sunlight. Winter is also a great time to watch all sorts of wild birds like black-necked cranes and wild ducks, etc.

2Follow the winding road to Ganden Monastery on the top of the mountain

Ganden Monastery has an altitude of 3800m. We need to drive up along the beautiful winding road to reach the top of the mountain where Ganden monastery was built.

Winding Road to the Ganden Monastery
The Bird View from the Ganden Monastery
Pilgrimage at Ganden Monastery

3Visit the first Gelupa monastery

The monastery has over 600-year history and is the first Gelupa monastery. The complex is huge including dozens of chapels, and the main chapels have fresh red walls with golden roof shining under the sun. The monastery, built by religious saint Tsongkhapa, does have many Monks and pilgrims.

local monk of Ganden Monastery

4Hike around the Gander Kora to have a bird view of Kyichu Valley

After visiting the monastery, we get ready to hike a bit around it, on the hiking path. You can see lots of carved Buddhist scriptures on the rock and pilgrims circling the monastery. In some lookouts, you can see the whole Kyichi valley below you and the miles of mountainous range.

Bird View of Whole Kyichi Valley from Ganden Monastery Mountain
Ganden Monastery Hiking

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1. All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
2. English-speaking local Tibetan tour guide;
3. Tourist vehicles from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus according to the group size;
4. Tibetan dishes dinner at local restaurant;
5. Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

Customer Care

1. To take care of clients healthy condition with finger fingertip blood oxygen pulse monitor.
2. Drinking water provided on tour.

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