Ganden Monastery

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Ganden Monastery
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The name Ganden means "paradise" in the Tibetan language.

Pilgrimage route

Hikers should reserve a few hours for a walk on the pilgrimage route near Ganden. It reaches an altitude of 4,500 meters (15,000 feet) and offers breathtaking views of the river valley below. The path is picturesquely lined with prayer flags fluttering in the brisk mountain wind. A moving stream of devoted pilgrims adds mystique to your hiking experience.

Nearest major city

The Ganden Monastery is 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet (Xizang is its Chinese name).

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