Ganden to Samye Trek
- Total Duration: 15 days
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
- In Tibet: 11 days
Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north of the Himalayas, and the home to the indigenous Tibetan people and its related ethnic groups. With an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), it is the highest region on Earth and has in recent decades increasingly been referred to as the “Roof of the World”. The term Roof of the World has been previously applied to the Pamirs.
In the history of Tibet, it has been an independent country, divided into different kingdoms and states, and a part of China each for a certain amount of time. Today it is part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) while a small part, according to the government of the People’s Republic of China, is controlled by India. Since what constitutes Tibet is a matter of much debate (see map, right) neither its size nor population are simple matters of fact, due to various entities claiming differing parts of the area as a Tibetan region.
Tibet, being extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges, remains still one of the most captivating but least developed parts of the world. With its very short history of tourism (approximately only 8 years) the facilities for tourists, although being upgraded, are still basic and limited. Therefore, visitors are requested not to have high expectations in terms of facilities in Tibet. However, Gorkha Encounters will put every effort into making your holiday and journeys in Tibet as pleasant as possible. We offer advice or, indeed, create bespoke adventure trekking and tour packages that will include a travel and trekking guide or tour leader who will guide you through the administrational avenues once in Tibet