Mt. Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour

The Guge Kingdom was founded in the 10th century by a successor of the King Lang Darma, who fled from Lhasa after the collapse of the Tubo Kingdom. The Guge Kingdom survived about 700 years and disappeared mysteriously in the 17th century. The Guge Kingdom, as symbol of a primordial Kingdom, became a crucial point for the conservation of Buddhism in Tibet until the 17th century. After the elimination of anti Buddhist King Langdarma in 9th century, the Buddhism in Tibet was completely snuffed out for nearly 100 years. This place can be visited, combining with Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, via the northern route (Ali) or the southern route via Saga - Paryang and Manasarovar.

The main highlight of this tour is tour to make the "eventual pilgrimage" to holy Kailash and Manasarovar. The tour usually starts from Kathmandu in Nepal & the tour includes travelling overland to the sacred Manasarovar Lake and Mount Kailash. The Mt. Kailash - Guge Kingdom tour offers the abundant chance to camp by the wraithlike waters of the holy lake Manasarovar and to take part in a 3-days ‘Kora’ around Mt. Kailash. The Mt. Kailash - Guge Kingdom tour includes precise overland driving, trekking and camping through remote regions of western Tibet, at altitudes of 2,745m/9,000ft and 4,880m/16,000ft, hiking to a maximum of 5600m/18,400ft. The main magnetisms of Mt Kailash - Guge Kingdom are the Hidden Guge Kingdom, Guge Valley, Tsaparang Castle, Tholing Monastery, Palaces and Monasteries under Guge Kingdom, Zhada country, holy Mt. Kailash, Trekking around Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, high passes, Land and golden hills on the way to Guge, walking and camping in Tibet etc.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, Samie Monastery. Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake visits the famous Gyantse Kumpum (300km, 7hours). Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Visit Tashilumpo Monastery and Sakya Monastery. Overnight at guest house.

Drive to Shigatse to visit Tashilumpo Monastery, afternoon drive to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery (240kms, 5hours).Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Drive from Lhatse to Saga (300kms, 9hours, and 4450m high). Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Drive from Saga to Paryang through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains (250km, 7-8hours, 4600m high). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herders camp, if lucky might come across a herd of Kang (Wild Ass (294km, 8hours, 4558m high), you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Manasarovar. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Rest and sightseeing at Lake Manasarovar. Overnight at guest house..

Day 12: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (60km, 2hours, 4560m high), prepare for trekking. Overnight at guest house..

Day 13: Trek from Darchen to Derapuk Monastery, 20km, takes about 5 - 6hours. Overnight at tent.
The first day's parikrama is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Derapuk (4,750 m.). Overnight at Tent.

Day 14: Trek from Derapuk Monastery to Zuthulphuk Monastery by crossing Dolma-la Pass, 15KM, takes about 6 - 7hours. Overnight at tent.

Day 15: Trek back to Darchen, 14Km, 4- 5hours.
The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage 5hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 16: Drive from Darchen to Zanda (250 Km, 7-8hours), overnight at tent.

You will have a chance to have Tirthapuri hot-spring on the way.

Day 17: Morning drive to Tsaparang (Guge Kingdom, 23km), and drive back to Tholing by the evening. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 18: Drive back to Darchen (250km, 7-8hours). Overnight at Guest House.

Day 19 Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Paryang ((4540m). Overnight at guest house.

Day 20 Drive from Paryang to Saga (4640m). Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 Drive from Saga to Nyalam (3800m). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22 Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu. 125 km. 6-7 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 23 Departure transfer to the airport. Farewell

The Cost Includes During the Trip:

Airport drop and pick up by car.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above programs.
3 nights delexue hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast. ( If you wish to stay more than 3 nights then extra cost will be charge USD 90.00 for double room)
Land Transfer by Jeep in Tibet Part.
Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour/trek.
Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program.
Camping gears for Kailash tour like two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
Full board meal during trip in Tibet.
Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash cora, supported , cook, helpers.
Staff insurance.
Monasteries entry permits, Lhasa city tour, Lhasa – Kathmandu flight as per the above itinerary
Pick up from friendship bridge to kathmandu by jeep.

Cost Does not Include During The Trip

Cold drinks/alcoholic beverages/Nepal visa, Nepal Re- entry visa, Travel insurance, tips for guide, porters, driver, and yak men.

NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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Trip Highlight

Exciting landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history & Tibetan cultures. 3 nights in Lhasa, staying near the city's the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world’ with best English speaking Tibetan guide. Spectacular flight Kathmandu - Lhasa passing right over Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,169ft), Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29.028ft), Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27,766ft) and many more

Trip Facts

Tour Code:
NHTTB 05
Trip Duration:
23 Days
Tour Arround :
KTM - LHA - Mt. Kailash
Tour Grade:
Adventure
Activities:
Tour/Hiking
Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge/Tent
Transportation:
4500 M. Land Cruiser
Group Size:
2 (minimum)
Best Time:
May - Oct.
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Trip Cost:
USD 3500.00 Per Person

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