Everest Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour

20 Days
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Everest Kailash Guge Kingdom tour is not only a big adventure travel in Tibet but also an extreme Kailash pilgrimage tour. This Kailash pilgrimage tour is started in Lhasa which is the capital city of Tibet and it is culture center of Tibet. In order to acclimatize to the high altitude, your kailash pilgrimage tour spends three nights in Lhasa, visiting the most important cultural heritage of Tibet including the Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor Bazzr, located in the center of the ancient city of Lhasa.

After three days Lhasa cultural sightseeing tour, your real Kailash pilgrimage tour begins and drive through the most beautiful Yamdrok lake, Karola glacier of Mount Nojing Kangsang, Gyantse and Shigaste with a visit to Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda in Gyantse and Tashi Lhunpo monastery, teh seat of the Penchen Lama and a visit to Sakya monastery which has the largest Buddhist library and an adventure excursion to Everest base camp from Tibet side, crossing the highest mountain passes of Pangla where you get a panoramic view of Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest. Continue your Kailash pilgrimage tour and an excursion to Guge Kingdom, passing by vast Tibetan high plateau and Tibetan nomad camps, beautiful lakes and a fantastic view of the great Himalayan mountain ranges. In conclusion of this Kailash pilgrimage tour or Everest Kailash Guge Kingdom tour is one of the most adventurous Tibet travels while visiting some of the most highlights of Tibet travels including rich Tibetan cultural site in the central Tibet, beautiful natural landscape of lakes, snow capped mountains, Tibet Himalayan mountain ranges, Tibet sacred mountains and historical Guge Kingdom.

Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
01 Arrival in Lhasa Gongkar airport and transfer downtown Lhasa(3650m/45km) Bharmaputra river, Kyichu river, Lhasa city Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
02 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazzar Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
03 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa Drepung and Sera monasteries Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
04 Lhasa to Gyantse(3950m/260km) Hike around Yamdrok lake, Karola glacier, Gyantse Hotel in Gyantse Local Tibetan BB
05 Travel from Gyantse to Sakya(4050m/240km) Visit Palchoe monastery and old town of Gyantse, visit Shigatse, Sakya Hotel in Sakya Local Tibetan BB
06 Tibet travel from Sakya to Everest basecamp(5000m/270km) Sakya, extraordinary view of Lhotse, Makalu, Mt. Everest Guest house in Rongbuk Local Tibetan BB
07 Excursion to Everest base camp and back to Rongbuk(5000m/16km) Tibet Everest basecamp Guest house in Rongbuk Local Tibetan BB
08 Rongbuk to Saga(4640m/330km) Joyu, Shisha Pangma, Pekutso, Bharmaputra river, Saga Guest house in Saga Local Tibetan BB
09 Saga to Mansarovar east ((4590m/435km) Kailash and Mansarovar tour, Tibetan high plateau, Tibetan nomad, Tibetan grassland Guest house in Mansarovar Local Tibetan BB
10 Mansarovar east to Chiu Gompa(4590m/55km) Mansarovar Kora, Chiu Gompa Guest house in Chiu Gompa Local Tibetan BB
11 Mansarovar to Dharchen, Kailash trek to Dhiraphuk(5210m/18km) Mt. Kailash trekking, Tarpoche, Trulku monastery, Dhiraphuk monastery Lodge in Dhiraphuk Local Tibetan BB
12 Kailash trek to Zutrulphuk(4810/15km) Mt. Kailash trekking, Kailash north face, Drolma la pass, Milarepa cave Lodge in Zutrulphuk Local Tibetan BB
13 Kailash trek to Dharchen, drive to Tirthapuri(4330m/120km) Mt. Kailash trekking, Tirthapuri, Kyunglung Guest house in Tirthapuri Local Tibetan BB
14 Tirthapuri to Tholing((3660m/180km) Shangshung and Kyunglung, Tholing or Tsaparang Hotel in Tholing Local Tibetan BB
15 Visit Tholing and Guge Kingdom(40km) Visit Tholing monastery, excursion to Guge Kingdom, hike to Guge kingdom Hotel in Tholing Local Tibetan BB
16 Tholing to Dungkar & Peyang(4250m/80km) Dungkar and Peyang, ancient Tibetan painting Lodge in Peyang Local Tibetan BB
17 Peyang to Baryang(4750m/420km) Holy Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar lake, Mayula pass, Baryang Guest house in Baryang Local Tibetan BB
18 Baryang to Lhatse(4050m/525km) Tibetan plateau, Bharmaputra river, Tibetan nomad, Tibetan farmer's villages, Lhatse county Hotel in Lhatse Local Tibetan BB
19 Travel from Shigatse to Lhasa(3650m/280km) Bharmaputra river, beautiful Tibetan villages, ancient Lhasa city Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
20 Lhasa downtown to Gongkar airport(3600m/45km) Lhasa, Kyichu river, Bharmaputra river

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Kailash trekking program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the above Kailash trekking program
  • Breakfast for entire tour
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • Special Kailash permit
  • One English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdro lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest trip conservation fee for all tourist, Tibetan guide and tourist vehicle
  • Tibet Everest base camp trip conservation fee for all tourist and Tibetan tour guide
  • Pekutso grassland conservation fee for all tourist and vehicle
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar tour conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar trip conservative bus fee
  • Guge Kingdom tour conservation fee
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for Kailash trekking
  • Different kinds of snack including biscuit, cheese, dried fruit, toast, coffee, tea, Jam for breakfast during the Kailash trek
  • Oxygen in the Tibet tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire tour
  • Tibet visa
  • Service of mainland China side
  • Riding horse for Kailash trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa Gonagkar airport and transfer to Lhasa (3650m/60km). Hotel in Lhasa

    Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa Gonagkar airport and transfer to Lhasa (3650m/60km). Gang Gyen hotel****

  • Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala, Jokang temple and Bharkor. Hotel in Lhasa

    Sightseeing Potala Palace, winter Palace of the Dalai Lama, Jokang temple, the oldest and most sacred temple of Tibet, Bharkor, the ancient market of Lhasa and the most oldest and sacred pilgrimage path in Lhasa.

  • Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung& Sera monasteries. Hotel in Lhasa

    Sightseeing Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and one of the six biggest monasteries of Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Bhuddhism. Sera monastery, the scond largest monastery of Tibet and it is very interesting to watch the monks debating in the monastetry.

  • Day 04: Lhasa-Yamdrok-Gyantse (3950m/260km) Hotel in Lhasa

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdroklake and Karola glaciers. Afternoon, Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. was founded in 14 th century by local Chieftain, RebtanKunsang for funeral of his mother's death and it was once a complex of 15 monasteries that brought together three different Tibetan Buddhist sects in the one compound. Nine of the monasteries were for Gelukpa Sect, Three were for Sakyapa Sect and the rest three were for Botonpa Sect which is one of the minor orders in Tibetan Buddhism. At the present day, the monastery is composed of one main assembly hall and some small chapels, inhabited by 70 monks. The Kubum Pagoda stupa was also built in 14th century by RabtenKunsang. The Stupa is nine storey high and 75 chapels, dedicated to the murals and statues, describing the tantric Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Day 05: Drive from Gyangtse-Shigatse-Sakya. (4050Mts/ 240KM )Mansarovar Hotel***

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive to Wangden weaving centre or known as Gyantse carpet factory, visit the lives how people weave Tibetan carpets. You will have your lunch and then continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming land in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables. Pm visit Tashi Lhunpomonastery.You will continue through two big mountain passes, Tsola 4500Mts/ Gyatso la 5220Mts and some beautiful villages and the first view of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass. You will have your lunch in Sakya and visit the Sakya monastery and walk around the monastery.

  • Day 06: Drive from Sakya-Drangthang-Dingri-Rongbuk monastery. ( 5000Mts/270Km Guest house

    You will start your tour at 9Am and drive through Pangla pass 5000Mts from which you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000Mts. After the lunch in Rongbuk monastery, you will visit the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk. Walk up to Everest base camp which takes you an hour and half. Explore Everest base camp and back to Rongbuk monastery. When the sun sets, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest in the red colored sun shade.

  • Day 07: Two hrs trek from Rongbuk to Everest Base camp.(5200Mts/ 8Km ) Guest house

    You will start your trek from Rongbuk monastery at around 10Am and it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Mila Repa . After two hrs trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. You can have a basic lunch at Everest Base camp since there are many local tented tea houses where they sell instant noodles or bread etc.

  • Day 08: Drive from Rongbuk monastery to Old Tingri-Pekutso-saga ,4640Mts/ 370Km. Guest house

    Enjoy the morning sunrise view on the Everest top, have breakfast and then drive towards old Dingi. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop a night in order to view mount Everest for tourists, especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem. Continue drive to Dargyeling monastery via Pekutsolake and the Shisha Bangma mountain range. Crossing the Bharmaputrariver and getting into the vast land of Jiangthang after the pass of Saga.

  • Day 09 : Drive to Mansarovar east or Horchu (4590m/435km). Guest house

    We follow the road towards Kailash in breathtaking landscapes with some beautiful nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, it is an amazing landscpae the view from the point called Chaktsalkang where we can first see the Lake Mansarovar right infrot of us and Mt Kailash in the distance. It is extremely beautiful to see Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash in the distance which could be called as heaven.

  • Day 10 :Mansarovar east-Chiu Gompa, 4590Mts/55Km. Guest house

    Enjoying the conservative bus ride along the Lake Mansaorvar with the beautiful of Mt. Kailash and GurlaMadata holy snow mountain.

  • Day 11 :Dahrchen trek to Dhiraphuk (5210Mts/18Km) Lodge

    Today is the first day of your KailashKora which is totally around 53Km . You start your Kora from Darchen and after like 2 hrs walk, you will face DarpoChe where there is a huge prayer flag pole which is annually replaced by the pilgrimages on 15 th of forth Lunar month, known as Saga Dawa festival, As well as Trulku monastery on your leftside up on the hill side. You can also see ibex and blue sheep running in the rocky hillside while you are walking and then you will reach DhiraPhuk which was a monastery before but nowadays you can only see the ruins of the monastery as the monastery was destroyed in the cultural revolution.Camp

  • Day 12 : Trek to ZutrulPhuk(4750Mts) via crossing Drolma la pass(5636Mts/15KM) Lodge

    Today is the second of your KailashKora which is indeed the hardest day of your three days trek. You will have to climb up to the top of Drolma La pass which is more than 5000Mt. There will be three sloppy hike to get to the top of Drolma La pass from DhiraPhuk and then pretty steep down hill with rocky path all the way to the valley. On the right side of the down hill path, there is a small lake called Thuje Lake, meaning compassionate lake.ZutrulPhuk was the cave where Mila Repa and NagroBonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery.Camp

  • Day 13 : Trek to Dharchenand then to Tirthapuri, 4330Mts/120Km. Lodge

    Trek around Kailashand we drive back, enjoying the spacious plateau profiting to enhance our daily meditations.

  • Day 14 :Tirthapuri –Shangshonng-Tholing,3660Mts/ 180Km. Hotel in Tholing

    Morning, excursion to Kyunglung Guru Gyam and then You will be driving across one of the biggest passes during your journey called Jiangla pass (5100Mts ) and from the top of the pass, you will enjoy a unique land view resembling to a pool as it is just consumed it's water from the pool or similar to Egypet mud towers.

  • Day 15: Tholing- Guge Kingdom, 20Km , Visit Guge Kingdom- Tholing, Visit Tholing monastery. Hotel Hebei

    GUGE KINGDOM was founded in the late 10 th century by lineages of Lang Dharma, King PalkorTsen's son Kyede Nyima Gon after the Tsenpo period was diminished in the late 10 th century and it was resided by 16 lineages of the Kings respectively. The citadel of Guge is situated up on a giant cliff and it has (300Meters) in height and 18,0000 square Meters in length. Eventhough the citadel of Guge was heavily destroyed, it still remains important Buddhist arts in Tsaparang. The wall paintings and the statues paint were influenced by Kashmiri style in 11 th century, Newari style in 14 th and 15th century, and Tibetan style in 17 th century respectively. The least damaged temples now are White, Red and Demchok temples and you can see damaged heads or shoulders of the statues and destroyed wall paintings on the wall in those temples. THOLING MONASTERY the temples and religious buildings of Tholing are the most significant in far west Tibet . The monastery was constructed under the guidance of the great Tibetan translator RinchenZangpo in around 11 th century although some historian refers to the date of 996.During his life time, he is said to have built 108 temples throughout far west Tibet and Ladhakeventhough few still exist, those at Tholing are considered to be the best examples of Guge style of Buddhist art. Tholing was the main religious centre prior to the visit of the great Indian PanditAtisha due to the influence of RinchenZangpo. Atisha was invited by RinchenZangpo under the instruction of the Guge King Yeshe-O. As the history goes by, Yeshe-O was very devoted to RinchenZangpo's activities and he himself founded the monasteries in Tholing. Yeshe-O sent his men to India to invite Atisha several times but they returned after being refused their request several times. Yeseh-O sacrificed all his life in order to invite Atisha. He was captured by invading troops from Qarloq who demanded ransom. When Yeshe-O's nephew Jangchub O tried to save his life, Yeshe- O responded to his nephew by saying " I am an old man. My life now is short. Use the ransom to invite and assist Atisha to come to Tibet . When Atisha was moved by Yeshe-O's dedication to Buddhism, Atisha finally agreed to visit Tibet and he was amazed to see Buddhism flourishing when he arrived in Guge. Hotel

  • Day 16: Tholing-Dungkar Peyang,4250Mts/ 80Km .Lodge

    Today you will be driving back through the same pass of Jiangkyi la pass ( 5100Mts ) get into the valley of Dungkar . DUNGKAR PIYANG has around 1100 ye ars history and the murals in the cave are possibly the oldest in Ngari region. The oldest temple at Dungkar is attributed to Princess LheiMetok, daughter of King Yeshe-O in the 10 th century, but the building that is most prominent nowadays is Tashi Choling. Tashi Choling was built for Tsongkapa's student NgawangDrakpa in the 15 th century. Piyang is around 3Km from Dungkar at the far end of the valley. The oldest building in Piyang was the KarsakLhakhang, attributed to King Yeshe-O. Both Dungkar and Piyang have extremely gorgeous paintings. Lodge

  • Day 17: Dungkar&Peyang to Lake Mansarovar-Baryang, 4750mts, 420Km. Guest house

    Morning at Lake Manasarovar to visit the small Chiu Gompa, then we drive towards Nepal enjoying the spacious plateau profiting to enhance our daily meditations. Camp

  • Day 18: Baryang-Saga-Sangsang-Lhatse, 4050mts, 525Km Guest house

    It's in the vastness of the Changtang, Tibetan plateau, that we measure the Tibetan space from where suddenly emerge herds of gazelles or Kyang, wild donkeys.After passing several mountain passes, suddenly emerge flocks of Tibetan villages and their farming lands where people basically live on farming which is a different way of surviving from the people in Kaialsh area that they live on rearing animals.

  • Day 19: Drive fromShigatse to Lhasa (3650Mts/ 430KM ) Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 8.30Am from your hotel and drive along the Bharmaputrariver with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and RulakYungdrung ling at the otherside of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa .

  • Day 20: Drive from Lhasa to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600Mts/ 60Km ) End the trip

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Kailash trekking program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the above Kailash trekking program
  • Breakfast for entire tour
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • Special Kailash permit
  • One English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdro lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest trip conservation fee for all tourist, Tibetan guide and tourist vehicle
  • Tibet Everest base camp trip conservation fee for all tourist and Tibetan tour guide
  • Pekutso grassland conservation fee for all tourist and vehicle
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar tour conservation fee
  • Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar trip conservative bus fee
  • Guge Kingdom tour conservation fee
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for Kailash trekking
  • Different kinds of snack including biscuit, cheese, dried fruit, toast, coffee, tea, Jam for breakfast during the Kailash trek
  • Oxygen in the Tibet tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire tour
  • Tibet visa
  • Service of mainland China side
  • Riding horse for Kailash trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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