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Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour

Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour

Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  • Trek around Mount Kailash - cross Drolma La Pass at 5,630 meters
  • Excursion of Guge Kingdom - Tholing and Tsaparang
  • Manasarover Lake - One of the sacred lakes in Tibet
  • Drive through several high passes with stunning views of towering mountains and beautiful landscapes. 

Trip Introduction: 
Mount Kailash - one of the sacred peaks of Asia is located in the far west corner of Tibet. Mt Kailash and Guge Kindom is one of the famous tour in Tibet. Historians believe that a renowned Indian Pandit named Atisha arrived in Guge Kingdom and spent sometimes at Tholing Monastery where he created a resurgence of interest in Buddhism which eventually spread all over Tibet. Excursions of Tsaparang and Tholing at Guge Kingdom is an excellent way to explore the remains of a huge complex of caves and temples which are in an excellent state of preservation. Besides, the tour includes a trek around Mount Kailash - also known as Parikrama or Kora and a visit to one of the serene and sacred lakes of Tibet - Manasarovar Lake. Mt Kailash and Guge Kingdom is an opportunity to explore the mystical jewels of Tibet, making your holiday trip truly memorable. 

Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour with Nepal Guide Treks starts with sweeping flight to Lhasa. After exploring around Manasarover Lake, we continue on our journey with a trek also known as Kora or Parikrama around Mount Kailash passing through Drolma La Pass at 5,630 meters. After completing the trek our forward journey leads to Guge Kingdom.

Finally our memorable journey to Mt. Kailash and Guge Kindom with Nepal Guide Treks ends in Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu[PashupatiNath, Monkey temple(swayambhunath), Durbar Square, Bouddhanath]
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa flight[1:20m hours flight]
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa [3658m]: Norbulingka palace, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Drepung and sera Monastery [overnight at Hotel]
Day 05: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse[267km] through Kamba la(4794m), the Karo la pass(5010m, Yamdork lake(4300m) [overnight at Hotel]
Day 06: Drive Gyantse[3900m] to Shigatse[3800m] [94km] [overnight at Hotel]
Day 07: Drive to Lhatse through Sakya(200km, 5hrs) [overnight at Hotel]
Day 08: Drive Lhatse to Saga(4500m)(300km, 7 hrs) [overnight at Hotel]
Day 09: Drive Saga (4600m) to Lake Manasarovar(4560m) via Parayang(4750m)(505km, 7-8hrs) [overnight at local guest house]
Day 10: Drive Manasarovar(4558m) To Darchen(4600m)(60km,1.5hrs) [overnight at local guest house]
Day 11: Trek from Darchen To Dira Phuk Monastery (20km, 6hrs) [overnight at Local guest house or Camping]
Day 12: Trek From Dira Phuk Monastery to Dzutul Phuk Monastery(4790m) through Drolma-la Pass(15km, 6-7hrs) [overnight at Local guest house or Camping]
Day 13: Trek Back to Darchen(14km, 4-5 hrs) [overnight at Local guest house or Camping]
Day 14: Drive from Darchen To Zanda(228km, 5-6hrs approx) [overnight at Zanda]
Day 15: Drive Zanda To Kingdom Of Guge(18km, 45min) [overnight at Zanda]
Day 16: Drive Zanda to Manasarovar Lake(4560m)(228km, 5-6hrs)[ overnight at Local guest house]
Day 17: Back to Saga from Manasarovar-Parayang(513km, 7-8hrs)[overnight at Saga]
Day 18: Drive Saga to Shigatse (3800m)(447km) 6-7hrs [overnight at Hotel]
Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa(3656m)(271km, 4-5hrs) [overnight at Hotel]
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu[Lhasa Gonggar Airport] or Preferred destination
Day 21: Rest day
Day 22: Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Our airplane landing and takeoff agent will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your entry plan. you will then be exchanged to the lodging. Our agent will help you until registration strategy closes at Hotel. It is possible that you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit Nepal Guide Trek's office for a brief talk about the trek. At night, join our welcome supper program sorted out by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu
Following day after breakfast, we start a guided visit to a couple of the most recorded and significant attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these attractions are seen as World Heritage Sites including the noteworthy Durbar Square, the heavenly Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the well known 'Monkey temple'(swayambhunath) and Buddhist altar(Bouddhanath) which is one of the greatest stupas on the planet.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. so you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight
On the next day, we will take you to the airport terminal for Kathmandu-Lhasa flight. it's just around 3 hours flight when you touch base at the Lhasa airplane terminal, our airplane terminal landing agent will meet you. You will then start your goes in Tibet as per travel schedule by Nepal guide Treks.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Sightseeing in Lhasa includes the famous Potala place and Norbulingka place. After early morning breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, which is a standout amongst the greatest of structures in Tibet. The monstrous royal residence was worked around the seventeenth century. We will investigate and uncover the tremendousness of Potala Palace, which was intended to serve various assorted capacities. It was where the Dalai Lama and his huge company lived and where every one of the services was held. All regulatory and political choices concerning the nation were produced using here. The hallowed pictures, fantastic tombs of Dalai Lamas, extensive sanctuaries, stockpiling chambers, and treasuries all adds to Potala's phenomenal status. Later after lunch, we will visit Norbulingka Palace, which was built up by the seventh Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso around the eighteenth century. Since the center of the eighteenth century, the castle has been the official summer home of Dalai Lama. The royal residence comprises of more than 400 rooms and houses of prayer. In addition, the "Jewel Park" or the garden of royal residence is exceptionally recognized for being the greatest man-made garden in entire Tibet.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 05: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse [267km]
On the following day, we will depart from Lhasa for Gyantse. Lhasa to Gyantse trail passes through Kamba la(4794m), the Karo la pass(5010m) followed by Yamdork(4300m) Tso-one of the 3 largest sacred lakes in Tibet, also known as turquoise lake. We will make a stop at couple of spots getting a charge out of magnificence of the surrounding.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 06: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse[94km]
After breakfast, we will depart from Gyantse(3900m) for Shigatse(3800m). This will be a busy day for us as we will be visiting Gyantse stupa and monastery. After a two hour Drive to Shigatse, we have enough time to explore Gaint Buddha in a famous Tashilumpo monastery, the seat of panchen lama.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 07: Drive to Lhatse through Sakya(200km, 5hrs)
On this day will take you to Tashilunpo Monastery and spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, Monks of this monastery are seen in home-made traditional shoes which are pleasant looking.
Now we drive for Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery, the main monastery at Sakyapa on the way. After hiking around the monastery we then drive to Lhatse later in the evening. Overnight at Lhatse
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 08: Drive Lhatse to Saga(4500m)(300km, 7 hrs)
On this Day we drive from Lhatse to Saga, we pass through high few high-level lakes, towns, herders, tents followed by stunning mountain ranges. Several mountains of diverse forms are welcoming you through the valley. Overnight at Saga.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 09: Drive Saga (4600m) to Lake Manasarovar(4560m) via Parayang(4750m)(505km, 7-8hrs)
On this day we take an early morning drive from Saga to Lake Manasarovar Via Paryang. We pass through the small dusty town of Zhongba in the midst of captivating all enchanting panoramic views. After passing series of villages, camps and yak herders we cross the Mayun-La Pass(5216m) and land on Lakeside. We stroll to Chiu Monastery which is the best point to see Blue Mansarovar Lake.overnight at local guest house.
Accommodation: Local Guest House
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 10: Drive Manasarovar(4558m) To Darchen(4600m)(60km,1.5hrs)
On this day we are all up for Manasarovar(4558m) to Darchen(4600m). Manasarovar is the lake of empathy, peacefulness, and delight. The early morning view of sunrise at Lake shore is stunning. Later we head towards Darchen, the small town of Darchen is the beginning and ending point of Mt.Kailash Trekking.
Accommodation: Local Guest House
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 11: Trek from Darchen To Dira Phuk Monastery (20km, 6hrs)
On this day our trekking starts from the Sershong and slow stroll through local pilgrims. From The valley, we can see the Choku Monastery on the slope. The trail goes through few high and low points till we reach Diraphuk(4750m). During this trail, we will see numerous Bon Pilgrims going in the opposite direction.overnight at Local guest house or Camping.
Accommodation: Local Guest House or Camping
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 12: Trek From Dira Phuk Monastery to Dzutul Phuk Monastery(4790m) through Drolma-la Pass(15km, 6-7hrs)
On this day our trekking leads to substantially higher side of the Holy path just underneath Mount Kailash. The walk will now bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La(5200m) and pass rapidly sliding to the fields towards Dzul-Puk-means supernatural cave in Tibetan.
This Small Monastery is associated with a fascinating story of talent rivalry between Great Yogi Milarepa(Buddhist) and Naropa(Bon).overnight at Local guest house or Camping
Accommodation: Local Guest House or Camping
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 13: Trek Back to Darchen(14km, 4-5 hrs)
On this day we trek back for Drachen. The winding progressively leaves the valley and the valley and the stream permits to follow into the Barkha plain, we take a pause at Trangser Trangmar and we take a vehicle which takes us to Darchen. At Darchen we take a rest and stay overnight at Darchen. overnight at Local guest house or Camping
Accommodation: Local Guest House or Camping
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 14: Drive from Darchen To Zanda(228km, 5-6hrs approx)
On this day we drive from Darchen to Zanda along the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway. After driving off from the main Highway we go over few mountain passes along the way. During the way, we get to see glorious Tholing Forest. Later we take a late visit to Tholing Monastery. Overnight at Zanda.
Accommodation: Local Guest House
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 15: Drive Zanda To Kingdom Of Guge(18km, 45min)
After having our breakfast at Tholing we will drive about 25 km west from Tholing towards Tsaparang the ancient Kingdom of Guge. We will spend our day exploring the ruins of ancient Guge Kingdom. The lower reaches of the kingdom includes four main temples, beautiful wall paintings and statues that are the masterpiece of the earliest example of Tantric Buddhist art. Above the temples is the citadel of the kings who lived there before the Kingdom vanished. After exploring around the Guge Kingdom we take Evening drive back to Zanda and have a rest or stroll around Zanda town. Overnight at Zanda.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 16: Drive Zanda to Manasarovar Lake(4560m)(228km, 5-6hrs)
On this day we are up for Zanda to Manasarovar Lake(4560m). After having early breakfast we retrace our way back to Lake Manasarovar. overnight at Local guest house.
Accommodation: Local Guest House
Meals: Dorm Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 17: Back to Saga from Manasarovar-Parayang(513km, 7-8hrs)
On this day we take a drive from Manasarovar to Saga, we will have a last view of the Mt.kailash on the way. overnight at Saga
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 18: Drive Saga to Shigatse (3800m)(447km) 6-7hrs
On this day we drive for Shigatse along the Highway. After passing through Brahmaputra River we will have stunning glance of landscapes and villages.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa(3656m)(271km, 4-5hrs) 
On this day we return to Lhasa the beginning point of our trek.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu[Lhasa Gonggar Airport] or Preferred destination
you will be transferred to Lhasa Gongar Airport as per your flight schedule for flying back to Kathmandu or to preferred destination.

Day 21: Free Day
It's an extra day for you to have some rest or prepare for your journey back to home. Once can hang around the busy streets of Thamel or have some souvenir shopping.
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast Program

Day 22: Final Departure
On your departure, you will be provided with our takeoff agent. He will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport on your exit plan as per the flight schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

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April 7, 2018 April 19, 2018 $ 3555 OPEN Book Now !
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Your Program Duration = 13 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Tibet travel permits and all necessary paperwork 
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle 
  • Necessary entrance fees and permits as mentioned in Itinerary 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle during full trip
  • Accommodation in standard hotel with BB Plan in Nyalam and Dongba. Rest of the places Camping accommodation with all meals 
  • Experienced Tibetan Guide 
  • Required numbers of porters 
  • All applicable Taxes, VAT and service charges  

Service does not includes

  • Personal Expanses  
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • TIPS for staffs 
  • Personal Travel Insurance 
  • Nepal Visa 

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