Ganden Monastery Day Tour in Lhasa takes you to Ganden Monastery located 57 kilometers northeast of Lhasa is one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries in Tibet. It was founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa Lozangdragpa, founder of the Gelug order. Lying at an altitude of 4,300m Ganden Monastery offers the dramatic views over the valley that surrounds it. Ganden Monastery is the main dwelling of successive Gelug abbots and their tombs which were built into pagodas for over 90 number, Ganden Monastery is arranged well with vivid colors of black windows, white walls and the golden roofs, like a castle under the heaven.
Day 01: Lhasa-Ganden Monastery-Lhasa
We drive for the Ganden Monastery which is about 57 km northeast of Lhasa, passing through the winding road yet enjoying the beautiful views. The kinds of architectural buildings and a large quantity of cultural relics and handicrafts are worth visiting. Along the winding twisty road up, we can appreciate the authentic holy land under the blue sky. Monastery is arranged well with vivid colors of black windows, white walls and the golden roofs, like a castle under the heaven. In the afternoon we drive back to Lhasa.