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Ganden Monastery, Lhasa

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At Ganden Monastery, explore one the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, perched high on the 4,200 m (13,779 ft) Wangbur Mountain. Founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the great preacher, saint, and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, the monastery would go on to teach thousands upon thousands of monks, and give rise to the "yellow hat" section of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. Look for yaks as you take the scenic winding road up the desolate mountain to the site; once there, you'll gain an authentic look at an ancient, still-functioning spiritual society. Choose from several walking paths traversing the monastery, including one that circumnavigates the entire site, affording panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. See Ganden Monastery and all Lhasa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lhasa trip builder site.
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  • One has to take a fairly long car trip through the mountain roads to visit and witness the grandeur of this beautiful monatery. Most of the monastery has been renovated and still undergoing...  more »
  • The monastery looks amazing from afar. I was so lucky that the rain stopped and the sun revealed when I was there. It is just a short walk to the monastery. The view and atmosphere here are great...  more »
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  • I love the way to go to Ganden Monastery. The view is really great. It is a good start to getting well with acute mountain and avoid the sickness with 1 day trip to Ganden to challenge yourself at 4,800m and then come back to Lhasa at 3,600m before taking any higher location
  • Loved visiting and hiking the mountain. Favorite day!

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