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Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour

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Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour
Trip Duration 17 Days
Max-Altitude 5500
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 3100
US$ 2890 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with the Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour. This spiritual adventure showcases the richness of Tibetan culture, the beauty of the Himalayan mountains, and the enigmatic history of the ancient Guge Kingdom.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour

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Arrive in Lhasa, where you’ll be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. If you feel up to it, you can visit the Potala Square in the evening, where you’ll experience the local atmosphere.

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Begin your adventure in Tibet with a visit to the iconic Potala Palace, followed by the spiritual heart of the city, Jokhang Monastery. Afterwards, join the locals on a vibrant Barkhor Street, a bustling marketplace and a circumambulation circuit for pilgrims.

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Spend the day exploring the famous Drepung and Sera Monastery. Both offer profound insights into Tibetan Buddhism and the opportunity to observe monk debates in the afternoon at Sera Monastery.

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Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse. On the journey, enjoy the panoramic views of Yamdrok Lake and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Explore the stunning Pelkor Chode and Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse before reaching Shigatse.

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Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, home of the Panchen Lama, then journey to the Everest Base Camp, the doorway to the highest mountain on Earth. The road trip offers spectacular views of the Himalayas.

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Begin your day with a mesmerizing sunrise over Everest. Afterwards, depart for Saga, traversing through stunning landscapes and potential wildlife sightings.

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Drive from Saga to Darchen, passing the sacred Lake Manasarovar en route. Revel in the picturesque landscapes and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambience.

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Embark on a spiritual Kora around Mt. Kailash, from Darchen to Drirapuk. The Kora, or circumambulation, is a significant ritual in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Continue the Kora, trekking over Dromala Pass, the highest pass of the circuit, and end the day at Zuthulpuk Monastery. Along the way, enjoy the serene beauty of Kadoe Lake.

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Complete your Kora and return to Darchen. Here, reflect on your spiritual journey and perhaps take a refreshing bath in Lake Manasarovar.

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Spend the day unveiling the mysteries of the ancient Guge Kingdom. Visit the Tirthapuri monastery, explore the fascinating Tsaparang, and discover the remarkable Dungkar cave city.

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Drive back to the sacred Lake Manasarovar. Here, visit the Chewu cave, and if you wish, partake in a purifying bath in the lake.

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Depart from the tranquil Manasarovar and journey back to Saga, reflecting on your spiritual journey.

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Head from Saga to Sakya, another significant site in Tibetan Buddhism. Take the opportunity to explore the local area.

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Visit Sakya town, known for its renowned Sakya Monastery housing amazing murals and a vast collection of scriptures and statues. Afterwards, head to Shigatse.

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Return to Lhasa, journeying along the Yalong Valley. Visit a local Water Mill and take some time to relax after your spiritual adventure.

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On the final day, your guide will assist with your departure from Lhasa. As you leave, reflect on the rich memories and spiritual insights from your Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour.


Added Insights

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • Private Transportation: Throughout the tour, we provide private transportation for a comfortable and hassle-free journey.
  • Tibet Travel Permit and Group Visa: We manage all the necessary Tibet travel permits and group visas, saving you from bureaucratic hassles.
  • Accommodation: Stay in twin-sharing or group-sharing hotels and guest houses in Tibet and Kailash, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after each day’s exploration.
  • Meals: Enjoy breakfast in Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa, and EBC, energizing you for the day’s activities.
  • English-speaking Tibetan Guide: Gain insights into local culture and history from our experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Entrance Fees: We cover entrance fees for Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom, letting you focus on the stunning landscapes and spiritual atmosphere.
  • Sightseeing: Discover the significant monuments and hidden gems of Tibet with our guided sightseeing tours, including all entrance fees.
  • Kailash Parikrama Assistance: To make your Kailash parikrama more comfortable, we provide yaks or helpers to carry goods during the journey.
  • Emergency Evacuation Arrangement: For your safety and peace of mind, we have emergency evacuation arrangements in place.
    Service Charge and Government Taxes: All service charges and government taxes are included in our package, ensuring there are no hidden costs.

What's Excluded?

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner during your time in Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa, and EBC are not covered. Furthermore, all meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – in the Kailash part are not included in the tour package.
  • Personal Horse and Helper: While we provide yaks or helpers to carry goods during the Kailash parikrama, personal horse and helper services are not included.
  • Personal Equipment: Any personal equipment needed for the tour, including trekking gear or other specific items, is not covered in the tour cost.
  • Insurance: Personal insurance, including travel, medical, or equipment, is not included. We recommend arranging your insurance coverage that fits your individual needs.
  • Medical Expenses: Any personal medical expenses incurred during the tour, such as medications, treatments, or hospitalization, are not included in the tour cost.
  • Emergency Evacuation Costs: While we have emergency evacuation arrangements in place, the cost of emergency evacuation, if necessary, is not covered in the package.
Good to Know

Essential Information - Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour

Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour: Immersive Spiritual Pilgrimage

For centuries, Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar have been revered as sacred destinations for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. This tour invites you to follow in their footsteps, exploring Mt. Kailash, known as the home of Lord Shiva, and Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world. You’ll feel the pervasive spiritual atmosphere as you participate in the holy Kora, a three-day ritual walk around Mt. Kailash.

Majestic Himalayan Landscape

The Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour isn’t just about spirituality. It’s also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of Tibet. With glistening alpine lakes, lush forests, picturesque villages, and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, this tour is a feast for the eyes.

Exploring the Enigmatic Guge Kingdom with Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour.

Around 700 years old, the Guge Kingdom is one of Tibet’s most fascinating historical sites. This kingdom, founded by a descendant of King Lang Darma, mysteriously disappeared in the 17th century. Its ruins are situated at the hilltop near a river, providing an insight into Tibet’s rich past. You’ll explore the White Palace, Red Palace, Yamantaka Chapel, Tara Chapel, and Mandala Chapel, all known for their exquisite paintings, sculptures, and stone inscriptions.

Cultural Heart of Tibet: Lhasa

No trip to Tibet would be complete without visiting Lhasa, the cultural heart of Tibet. During Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom Tour, you’ll witness a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years, discover traditional Tibetan handicrafts in local markets, and explore the city’s artistic monasteries, ancient stupas, and old houses.

The Ultimate Tibetan Experience

The Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom trip provides a unique opportunity to explore Tibet’s cultural heritage, from the sacred peaks of Mt. Kailash to the artistic wonders of the Guge Kingdom. Whether you’re a spiritual pilgrim, a history enthusiast, or an adventurous traveller, this tour offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the mysteries of Tibet.
Join us on this extraordinary journey and let the Kailash and Guge Kingdom Tour unveil Tibet’s beauty, spirituality, and rich culture.

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