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Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:14 Days

Destination:Tibet

Trip Grade:Moderate

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Max. Altitude:5637 Dolma La pass

The ancient kingdom Guge and sacred place Kailash Manasarovar is the most visited sacred destination in western Tibet. Visit Guge Kingdom with its main centers of Zanda, Tholing and Tsaparang valley are ruins prefecture of Tibet. The monasteries in Guge which are hundreds years old but still splendid condition and those are mainly stories of Buddha. 14 days Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour includes 3 days trekking around Mount Kailash. Trip starts driving from Kathmandu. Crossing several Tibetan Prayer flags decorative high passes provide panoramic Himalayas view from Tibet and Nepal. Explore real Tibetan culture of local peoples; their tradition is another attraction of Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour. Tour itinerary can be customized as per client’s interest. It also can include historical city Lhasa, as well as Everest Base Camp

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 02:Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House

Day 03:Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 04:New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud House

Day 05:Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House

Day 06:Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud House

Day 07:Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House

Day 08:Zuthulpuk – Manasarovar via Darchen (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house

Day 09:Manasarovar to Zanda (3650m). Visit Tirthapuri. (340 km / 5-6 Hrs) Overnight at Guest house

Day 10:Visit Guge Kingdom and Tholing in Zhanda. Overnight at Guest House

Day 11:Drive back to Manasarovar, Horchu. Overnight at Guest House

Day 12:Manasarovar - Saga Overnight at Guest House

Day 13:Saga - Nyalam Overnight at Guest House

Day 14:Nyalam - Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel

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Cost Include

  • Kathmandu Kodari Kathmandu private transportation 
  • Immigration formalities and luggage transfer 
  • Tibet Travel permit and Visa
  • Private transportation in VAN/ BUS in Tibet part 
  • An English speaking Tibetan guide 
  • Accommodation in Guest Houses
  • Entrance fees of Lake Manasarpovar, Kailash and Guge Kingdom
  • Yak or helper to carry your goods during Kailash parikrama/ Kailash round
  • Emergency evacuation arrangement 

Cost Exclude

  • All the foods and drinks during trip
  • Personal expenses, Tipping, Insurance, Medical expenses and Emmergency evacuation
  • Accommodation, Activities and Foods in Kathmandu Nepal 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal Tibet boarder. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). We stay free and spend overnight here.

Day 02Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House We involve in short hiking around hill of Nyalam. hike to uphill and reach around 4000 miter altitude. This activity help you to acclimatized your body in high altitude. You also can walk around Nyalam city

Day 03Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House After breakfast drive to New Dongba. Passing through many villages and camps of yak herders. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence you feel quite comfortable drive. we aslo can reach Saga if you choose better accommodation than basic

Day 04New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud House Driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by bus.Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures.

Day 05Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and Explration, we will be heading towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.

Day 06Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud House Drive to Tarboche valley, starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Mount Kailash will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail walking takes almost 7 hrs.

Day 07Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House Today you will be climbing to Dolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and than descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk

Day 08Zuthulpuk – Manasarovar via Darchen (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. start walking 3 hours at flat land near by Darchen and all the drive with tour regular transportation to Manasarovar via Darchen. Overnight at Guest House bank of Lake

Day 09Manasarovar to Zanda (3650m). Visit Tirthapuri. (340 km / 5-6 Hrs) Overnight at Guest house Drive towards bank of Sutlej River. It is 4 hours driving to reach Tirthapuri. Tirthapuri is place of Bhasmasur in Hindu and closed associate with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) in Buddhism. Hike-up to visit monasteries containing footprints of Guru Rinpoche. At the end of day, reach at Thada (Zanda) town and overnight

Day 10Visit Guge Kingdom and Tholing in Zhanda. Overnight at Guest House Exploration or Tholing and 20 kilometer east Tsaparang valley today. Visit Ruins and most important monasteries. Both valley have significant role of Buddhism containing most important monasteries and other holiest sides.

Day 11Drive back to Manasarovar, Horchu. Overnight at Guest House Driving back from Guge Kindgom to Lake Manasarovar. We stay at guest house near the bank of Lake. Explore evening view of Lake and Mount Kailash

Day 12Manasarovar - Saga Overnight at Guest HouseWe can explore Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash view which is last view of this trip. Drive back to Saga following same driving route and transfer to guest house for overnight.

Day 13Saga - Nyalam Overnight at Guest HouseDrive back to Nyalam from Saga. we can directly drive to Kathmandu today, it will be long day starting early in the morning and drive till evening. Another option to stay at Zhangmu which is about 35 kilometer down near at Nepal Tibet boarder.

Day 14Nyalam - Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel Cross Nepal Tibet boarder. Leave Tibetan guide and driver and catch Nepali guide and transportation. 113 kilometer drive takes 6 hours to reach at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Trip Note

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.

 

  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 

DOCUMENTS:

  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.

COMMON ITEMS

  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra

CLOTHING

  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra

FOOTWEAR

  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers

TOILETERIES

  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,

CAMPING ITEM

  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks

PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE

  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea

FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE

  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

 

Usefull Info

  • Do not bring any books, magazine, pictures about Tibet, Buddhism or about any Lama’s. Custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds matteriels.
  • Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, liquids like Ghee, Oils are not allow entering from Chinese custom at Kodari.
  • Do not take any pictures and videos in Chinese customs, Army and police station
  • Make quei in every customs and in checking post as per your visa list number (your guide will give you instruction from first day)
  • Take cooperative position from every Nepali and Tibetan staffs and in Immigration sites

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Trip Highlights

  • Drive in well paved road through decorative high passes
  • Scenic Himalayan views from different high passes  
  • Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
  • 3 days Parikrama/ Kora of Mount Kailash
  • Naturally decorative ruins and beautiful landscape of Guge Kingdom
  • Exploration of oldest monasteries and hot spring

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