Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour

Duration14 Days
Maximum Altitude5637 Dolma La pass

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


  • 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
Trip PlanExpand All

After early breakfast, we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, and reach Friendship Bridge on the Nepal Tibet border. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and customs formalities, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Kerung with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). We stay free and spend overnight here. 

We involve in short hiking around the hill of Nyalam. hike to uphill and reach around 4000 mitre altitudes. This activity helps you to acclimatize your body in high altitude. You also can walk around Nyalam city 

After breakfast drive to New Dongba. Passing through many villages and camps of herders. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence you feel 113-kilometre comfortable drive. we also can reach Saga if you choose better accommodation than basic 

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. 

Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and Exploration, 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. 

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; water falls 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.

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 

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 

Drive towards the bank of Sutlej River. It is 4 hours driving to reach Tirthapuri. Tirthapuri is the place of Bhasmasur in Hindu and closely associated with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) in Buddhism. Hike-up to visit monasteries containing footprints of Guru Rinpoche. At the end of the day, reach Thada (Zanda) town and overnight 

Exploration or Tholing and 20-kilometer east Tsaparang valley today. Visit Ruins and most important monasteries. Both valleys have the significant role of Buddhism containing most important monasteries and other holiest sides.

Driving back from the Guge Kingdom to Lake Manasarovar. We stay at a guest house near the bank of Lake. Explore evening view of Lake and Mount Kailash 

We can explore Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash view which is the last view of this trip. Drive back to Saga following the same driving route and transfer to the guesthouse for an overnight. 

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

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 

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Cost Details
  • 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 
  • All the foods and drinks during trip
  • Personal expenses, Tipping, Insurance, Medical expenses and Emmergency evacuation
  • Accommodation, Activities and Foods in Kathmandu Nepal 
Trip Note
Essential Information
  • 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