Kailash & Guge Overland Tour

14 Days
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Kailash and Guge Kingdom overland tour begins from Tibet Nepal border in Dzangmu or Kyirong Dzongka. The most important goal of this Kailash and Guge Kingdom tour is in the region of Far West Tibet to experience the real Tibet adventure travel through the wilderness land of Tibet, inhabited by Tibetan nomads, many different kinds of wild lives, beautiful grassland. Feel the most spiritual journey to the sacred Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar and enjoy seeing extremely beautiful Tibetan painting in the Guge Kingdom which has more than a thousand years history or more. According to the history, Guge Kingdom was the region where Tibetans appear to have first established permanently inhabited cities. At that time, in the antiquity of the pre-Christian era, the Kingdom was known as Zhangzhung. From Bon chronicles that have recently come to light, the Far West area was known ( Reputedly as far back as 2,800BC!) as the heartland', in contrast to central Tibet, which was known as the 'outlying' area, and the regions of Kham and Amdo which were termed the 'gateway' lands. However Tibet was not unified by that time and in around 9th Century, the second last king of Tibet called Lang Dharma's son Namde Osung and his latter son Nyima Gon founded Purang county in 912. His son Tashi Gon established the Guge Kingdom.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Kathmandu to Tibet border Kyirong or Dzangmu(2500m/120km)-Nyalam county(3750m/38km)Kathmandu, Dzangmu gorge, NyalamGuest house in NyalamLocal TibetanBB
02Acclimatization day or hiking around NyalamNyalam, Mial Repa cave, monasteryGuest house in NyalamLocal TibetanBB
03Nyalam to Dargyeling monastery(4730m/305km)Nyalam Thongla pass, Labchikang peak, Pekutso, Barhmaputra riverCamp or guest houseLocal TibetanBB
04Dargyeling monastery to Mansarovar(4590m/485km)Mount Kailash and Guge Kingdom adventure tourGuest house in MansarovarLocal TibetanBB
05Mansarovar to Dharchen(4660m/35km)Hike around Mansarovar, Chiu Gompa visit, KailashHotel in DharchenLocal TibetanBB
06Kailash trek to Dhiraphuk(5210m/18km)Kailash Pilgrimage tourCamp or guest houseLocal TibetanBB
07Kailash trek to Zutrulphuk(4810m/15km)Kailash pilgrimage tourCamp or guest houseLocal TibetanBB
08Kailash trek to Dharchen, drive to Tirthapuri(4330m/60km)Kailash pilgrimage tour, TirthapuriGuest house in TirthapuriLocal TibetanBB
09Tirthapuri to Tholing(3780m/240km)Tirthapuri hot spring, Tholing or Tsamda countyHotel in TholingLocal TibetanBB
10Tholing to Dungkar and Peyang(4250m/80km)Visit Tholing monastery.Guge Kingdom, DungkarGuest house in PeyangLocal TibetanBB
11Dungkar and Peyang to Mansarovar(4590m/240km)Visit Dungkar and Peyang, beautiful painting, Mansarovar and KailashGuest house MansarovarLocal TibetanBB
12Mansarovar to Dargyeling monastery or Saga(4640m/435km)Kailash journey back to Nepal Tibet borderGuest house in SagaLocal TibetanBB
13Saga to Dzangmu Tibet border(2300/290km)Kailash journey back to Nepal Tibet borderHotel in DzangmuLocal TibetanBB
14Dzangmu to Kathmandu(120km)Tibet Nepal border, Kathmandu

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 Kailash 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
  • 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
  • National grassland conservation fee for Pekutso
  • 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 Kailash tour
  • Service of Nepalside
  • 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: Kathmandu-Tibet Border and drive to Nyalam (3750Mts/120Km). Guest House

    Today, You will cross the border at Dzangmu at the elevation of 2200Mt above sea level and then drive to Nyalam.The distance between Dzangmu and Nyalam is 30Km only but it will take 1 and half hrs to get there since the road is very adventurous in the gorge. On the way from Dzangmu to Nyalam, You will view a great gorge with beautiful green forest composed of different kinds of trees. During the monsoon, you can also view lovely water fall from different side of gorge.Nyalam is a small town with some government buildings and Tibetan district buildings.

  • Day 02 Acllimatization in Nyalam. Guest house

    Easy walk forth and back to Mila Repa cave which takes you around 3hrs going there and back. Visit Milarepa cave, do some meditation which will help you for the acclimatization as well.

  • Day 03: Drive to Dargyeling monastery(4730Mts/305KM ) Tented Camp

    Today you will drive around 6-7 hrs on a little bumpy road but the scenery is one of the most spectacular one during your journey to Kailash that you can see great Himalayan ranges and one of the most world popular snow mountain called Shisha Bangma (8200Mt) from the top of a pass called Thongla( 5200Mt). Besides a fantastic view of lake Pekutso will be appeared on the way and you can stop for photos with lake and snow mountain behind the valley.Saga is a small town with some government buildings and district Tibetan buildings.Continue crossing Saga pass, and then to Dargyeling monastery which on the slop of the beautiful grassland valley. Camp

  • Day 04: Drive to Saga-Mansarovar (Chiu) (4590Mts/485Km) Tented Camp

    Today, you will be driving in the valley with lots of nomad camps, Yaks and sheep are being grazed in the beautiful grass land. Once you see those nomads and their own live stocks, you will naturally feel the beauty of Tibet and her culture and custom. You will also see the longest river flow which is Bharmaputara flows all the way from western Tibet via Shigatse, Yarlung Valley , Eastern forest region of Tibet and finally emptied into the bay of Bengal. Baryang is a very small village with a few small shops, very basic guest houses and some families. You will continue your journey to Lake Mansarovar. On the way, you will see several different types of wild animals such as wild donkeys, wolves, foxes, ibex etc if you are lucky enough, I mean those wild lives are not certain that you can because sometimes they graze beside the main road, sometimes not that's why I am telling, if you are lucky enough. Of course toady is also the most exciting day for you as it is the day of seeing the first spot of Lake Mansarovar and holy mount Kailash from a site called Chaktsal Kang where pious people do prostration to holy mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

  • Day 05: Morning, enjoy the walk around Lake Mansarovar and Drive to Dharchen(4660Mts/25Km) Guest House BLD

    Enjoy the morning around Lake Mansarovar and then drive to Dharchen. Dharchen was an empty spot where pilgrimages and tourists stopped one night while they were preparing their Kailash Kora but nowadays Darchen has become like a small town with full of Tibetan tents where pilgrims stay in and a few guest houses where the tourists stay in. On the way from Lake Mansarovar to Darchen, you can have spectacular view of mount Kailash , shaped like a cake offering.

  • Day 06: Drive directly to Tarpoche and trek to Dhiraphuk (5210Mts/18Km) Tented Camp BLD

    Today is the first day of your Kailash Kora which is totally around 53Km . You start your Kora from Darchen and after like 2 hrs walk, you will face Darpo Che 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 Dhira Phuk 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 07: Trek to Zutrul Phuk(4810Mts) via crossing Drolma la pass(5636Mts/15KM) Tented Camp BLD

    Today is the second of your Kailash Kora 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 Dhira Phuk 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.Zutrul Phuk was the cave where Mila Repa and Nagro Bonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery.Camp

  • Day 08: Zutul Phuk - Darchen. 14Km -drive to Tirthapuri,4330mts/ 60Km

    Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailash kora as you will trek down in the valley with beautiful distant scenery of Rakshas Tal lake .From here you will depart your Yak men and kind Yak and shift to jeeps. Drive along the plateau of Sutlej and head towards to Tirthapuri where there is lovely hot spring and Kyunglung Guru Gyam with Bon monastery. Camp

  • Day 09: Tirthapuri –Tholing,3780mts, 240Km . Hotel

    Visit 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.Afternoon, visit Tholing monastery. 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 Rinchen Zangpo 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 Ladhak eventhough 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 Pandit Atisha due to the influence of Rinchen Zangpo. Atisha was invited by Rinchen Zangpo under the instruction of the Guge King Yeshe-O. As the history goes by, Yeshe-O was very devoted to Rinchen Zangpo'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. Guest house

  • Day 10: Tholing- Guge Kingdom, 20Km , Visit Guge Kingdom- Tholing, Visit Tholing monastery and late afternoon, drive to Dungkar & Peyang, 80km. Camp

    GUGE KINGDOM was founded in the late 10 th century by lineages of Lang Dharma, King Palkor Tsen'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.

  • Day 11: Morning visit Dungkar & Peyang and afternoon, drive to Lake Mansarovar,4590mts,240Km. Camp

    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 Lhei Metok, 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 Ngawang Drakpa 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 Karsak Lhakhang, attributed to King Yeshe-O. Both Dungkar and Piyang have extremely gorgeous paintings.

  • Day 12: Lake Mansarovar-Dargyeling (4730Mts/435Km)Tented Camp

    We will be driving on the same way back and again enjoy the vast grassland of western Tibet plateau with beautiful nomad camps and their livestock.

  • Day 13: Dargyeling monastery-Nyalam-Dzangmu, 2300Mts/290Km. Dzangmu hotel

    Today you will drive around 6-7 hrs on a little bumpy road but the scenery is one of the most spectacular one that you can see great Himalayan ranges and one of the most world popular snow mountain called Shisha Bangma (8200Mt) from the top of a pass called Thongla( 5200Mt). Besides a fantastic view of lake Pekutso will be appeared on the way. You will cross over Thongla pass at 5120Mts, stop for photos and say good bye to the Himalayan mountain range from the top of the pass. From the pass, you will always drive down in the valley and gorge until you reach Dzangmu via Nyalam county.

  • Day 14: Dzangmu-Friend Ship Bridge-Ktm

    Drive down to friendship bridge through the zigzag roads at the distance of 8 Km. Once you get to the friendship bridge border, say good bye to our Tibetan team, Walk across Friendship Bridge , meet by our representative from Nepal , clear immigration procedure and obtain your Nepali visa & transfer to Kathmandu . Driving up and down in the forested mountain with beautiful villages on the slops of the both side mountains.

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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 Kailash 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
  • 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
  • National grassland conservation fee for Pekutso
  • 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 Kailash tour
  • Service of Nepalside
  • 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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