Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour - 12 days

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Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour constitutes one of the frequently visited holy destinations belonging to the far western region in Tibet. According to Hindu Mythology, Mountain Kailash is the abode to the almighty Lord Shiva and a holy center among various religious groups, including Buddhists and Hindus.

The Mount Kailash visit is not only for climbing purposes, but also for a visit as a circuit or KORA of 52km long. As per the legends, immortal Lord Shiva resides at Mount Kailash, where he spent time by making an enjoyable life with Parbati, his divine companion, practicing Yoga and smoking Ganja (a sacred marijuana herb). Other than this, you will be able to visit the Guge Kingdom, which has its main centers as Tholing, Tsaparang and Zanda valleys, known mainly as the ruins prefecture of the Tibetan region.

Trip Highlights:

  • Guge, an ancient kingdom and Kailash Mansarovar, a sacred place are the two most frequently visited sacred destinations of western Tibet.
  • Monasteries belonging to the ancient kingdom in Guge are of hundred years, but they are until and unless remain in splendid condition. These monasteries mainly narrate various stories about the Gautam Buddha.
  • The tour to the Kailash Guge Kingdom involves trekking for 3 days across Mount Kailash. The trip commences with a drive to Kathmandu to get panoramic views of Himalayan mountains from both Nepal and Tibet.
  • Finally, the tour to Kailash Guge Kingdom explores real culture, religion and tradition of Tibet.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Nyalam for Overnight Stay House (3700m)

Day 02: Nyalam to New Dongba (5 to 6 hours, 4600m, 390km)

Day 03: Journey to Mansarovar at 4558m (4 or 5 hours) Overnight Stay

Day 04: Exploring Mansarovar Lake and drive for 40km to Tarchen (4575m)

Day 05: Tarchen to Tarboche and trek to the Dirapuk at 4909m

Day 06: Dirapuk to Zuthukpuk via Dolma La Pass at 5613m (9 to 10 hours)

Day 07: Zulthulpuk to the Mansarovar Lake by passing from Darchen (10km and 4 to5 hours)

Day 08: Drive to Zanda at 3650m to visit Tirthapuri

Day 09: Visit the Guge Kingdom via exploration to Tholing and Tsaparang Valley

Day 10: Drive back to the Lake Mansarovar

Day 11: Mansarovar Lake to Saga and finally to Nyalam

Day 12: Nyalam to Kathmandu

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Drive to Nyalam for Overnight Stay House (3700m)
We will drive from Kathmandu to reach to the guest house in Nyalam at about 3700 meters. During the tour, you will be able to view countless scenic beauties by passing from Dhulikhel, Bhaktapur and similar others.

Day 02: Nyalam to New Dongba (5 to 6 hours, 4600m, 390km)
Today, we will take you to New Dongba. On this day, we will pass from large numbers of camps and villages comprised of yak herders, while by reaching at South, you may view snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the times, you have to drive in plain areas.

Day 03: Journey to Mansarovar at 4558m (4 or 5 hours) Overnight Stay
Today, our team will take you to Mansarovar, from where you may get the first view of the highest fresh water lake named Lake Mansarovar and Holy Mount Kailash. In addition, you may also be able to view a small village nearby the Holy Mansarovar Lake i.e. Hore. Moreover, you will be the part of Mansarovar Lake Parikrama via bus.

Day 04: Exploring Mansarovar Lake and drive for 40km to Tarchen (4575m)
Mansarovar Lake is known as the lake of bliss, tranquility and compassion. Hence, after we complete the sacred bath as well as exploration of Mansarovar Lake in the morning, we will move ahead to Darchen/Tarchen, the base camp of Kailash Parikrama. Meanwhile, we will visit to Chui Gompa.

Day 05: Tarchen to Tarboche and trek to the Dirapuk at 4909m
Now, we will drive to the valley of Tarboche, the beginning point of the sacred Kailash Parikrama. Even tourists call it Asthapath and it comprises of beautifully arranged small rocky mountains, waterfalls and some of the clouds in the clear yet blue sky. This gives you the feeling about the presence of almighty Lord Shiva at every place with his tons of blessings.

Day 06: Dirapuk to Zuthukpuk via Dolma La Pass at 5613m (9 to 10 hours)
Today, our team will give you the opportunity to climb the famous Dolma La Pass height at about 5613m and later on, move gradually at the height of 4760m to Zuthulpuk.

Day 07: Zulthulpuk to the Mansarovar Lake by passing from Darchen (10km and 4 to5 hours)
We will view the beauties of Zulthulpuk by exploring temples, caves and shrines nearby the Milarepa cave. Later on, we will start walking at the flat land for 3 hours nearby Darchen and to reach the Mansarovar Lake.

Day 08: Drive to Zanda at 3650m to visit Tirthapuri
Our team will drive across the bank of the famous Sutlej River to visit Tirthapuri by driving for 4 hours. Tirthapuri has close association with Guru Rinpoche i.e. Padmasambhava of Buddhist religion. Hence, we will hike upwards to view monasteries highlighting footprints of the famous Guru Rinpoche. We will end our trekking activity for the day by reaching at the town of Zanda/Thada and opt for an overnight stay.

Day 09: Visit the Guge Kingdom via exploration to Tholing and Tsaparang Valley
Today, we will explore the Tsaparang valley and Tholing region to visit the famous Guge Kingdom. Here, you will find many famous monasteries and ruins of the ancient period. Majority of the valleys will highlight the culture of Buddhism.

Day 10: Drive back to the Lake Mansarovar
Now, we will start with driving back from the historic Guge Kingdom to reach the Lake Mansarovar.

Day 11: Mansarovar Lake to Saga and finally to Nyalam
Once we explore the famous Mount Kailash and the Lake Mansarovar, we will move from the same route to return to Saga. Later on, we will reach at Nyalam by driving about 35km.

Day 12: Nyalam to Kathmandu
Now, our team will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu, so that you may start with the preparation of returning to your native country.

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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