D7: Nyango Village-->Samye Monastery (Distance: 8km)
about three hours to the Samye Monastery (3600m above sea level) via Wango and
Dragmar. Walking through a forest and a small village, the trail becomes
increasingly barren when approaching the monastery. Then cross the Yarlutsangpo
River by ferry to visit the Samye monastery, the first Tibetan Buddhist temple
ever built in Tibet. Stay overnight at the campsite.
D8: Samye Monastery-->Tsedang(Distance: 30km)
Depart from the Samye
monastery to Tsedang. Pay a visit to Yumbulagang Palace,Tibet's oldest building,
and take in the fabulous view of the Yarlung valley. Then move to Trandruk
temple, which is located about 3km up the Yarlung Valley from the city of
Tsetang. Stay overnight in a hotel.
1) This trip is strenuous, and requires
camping and trekking skills as well as physical stamina.
2) Good clothing,
excellent mountain boots and basics such as sunscreen, sunglasses and lip balm
are a good idea to bring along.
3) The best season for trekking in Tibet is
from late May to mid-October, however you must be well-prepared at all times for
wet weather, snow and cold winds.
If you are interested in this trip,
please contact the China
Tibet Information Center