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Ganden to Samye is the most popular trek in Tibet connecting two of its most important monsatries: Ganden Monastery and Samye Monastery. Though popular, it is also a challenging one as it requires to camp in higher elevation, one at Shug-la (5250m) and other at Chitu-la (5100m).

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29° 45' 28.9224" N, 91° 28' 30.8604" E

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Lake Manasarovar Kora Trek is a sacred circuit following the edge of the lake Manasarovar which displays brilliant colour at the height of 4560m elevation. This 4-5 day trek is not much popular among the western travelers. The main problem is the marshiness of the ground around the lake, and there are also many streams to cross, some of which become quite problematic during summer. But those who does this trekking is satisfied. The lake represents the female or wisdom aspect of enlightenment and is a symbol of good fortune and fertility.

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30° 45' 14.1228" N, 81° 34' 12.4392" E

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Mt. Kailas is the most renowned and holiest pilgrimage sites of Western Tibet.


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Shalu to Nartang trek begins at the historic Shalu Monastery and passes through west over a couple of small ranges to Ngor Monastery. From Ngor, it is a downhill trek to Nartang Monastery. This two-three day trek is a good opportunity to get the experience of trekking in Tibet. Because the two passes, Showa-la and Char-la, are not very high or difficult and trail routes are easily accessible form Shigatse.


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Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek begins at Tsurphu Monastery. This rugged walk crosses several alpine valleys like Leten valley, Bartso valley before emerging into broad and windswept Yangpachen valley. This trek combines alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visits to monasteries and a nunnery, nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities.

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30° 5' 7.2852" N, 90° 33' 9.342" E

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