Lhasa Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour starts driving from Kathmandu and fly back from Lhasa. Our first destination is to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. We also involve in three days circumambulation around Mount Kailash crossing through 5600 meter Dolma La pass. Tirthapuri, Tholing and Tsaprang are another destination after Mount Kailash which is known as Guge Kingdom. The Guge Kingdom was an ancient kingdom in western Tibet. The kingdom is situated around 2000 kilometer westward of Lhasa and very near from Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. We visit ruins and several hot springs in Guge Kingdom. Ruins and landscape around Guge Kingdom are really impressive and picturesque. After being three days there, our destination is historical cities of Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa. Lhasa Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour is combination of ancient, religious, adventure and modern with real life styles of Tibetan and their religion. We also can add Everest Base Camp in this itinerary and plan in the way of opposite, Fly to Lhasa first and drive back to Kathmandu.
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 - Shigatse 3900m (447km - 6/7 Hrs) Overnight at Hotel
Day 14:Shigatse - Gyantse 4025m (94 Km - 4 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Gyantse - Lhasa 3650m (264 Km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Lhasa sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 17:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu or Mainland ChinaDownload 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 about 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 HouseWe 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 HouseDriving 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 HouseHoly 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 HouseDrive 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 HouseToday 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 House We 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 - Shigatse 3900m (447km - 6/7 Hrs) Overnight at Hotel Our destination today is to second largest city of Tibet via Lhatse. Driving along Brahmaputra River & via wondrous valleys, fields, and lakes along the way make your eyes busy.
Day 14Shigatse - Gyantse 4025m (94 Km - 4 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Exploration of Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery. Start driving to Gyantse. in Gyantse visit the Palcho Monastery. The highlight is the Kubum Stupa has a 35m-high chorten with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes.
Day 15Gyantse - Lhasa 3650m (264 Km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Alone your driving route you will explore Yamdrok Lake, beautiful blue lake. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities” and Karola Glacier at 5,560 m. reach at Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.
Day 16Lhasa sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel Begin sightseeing in Historical city Lhasa that includes Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating.
Day 17Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel This morning we make sightseeing tour of the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. The next sightseeing spot is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After that, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we drive back to the hotel.
Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu or Mainland ChinaDrop you to Gongar Airport for your further flight to Kathmandu or to Mainland China. You also have option to exit Tibet by train to mainland China.
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:
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Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
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