Lhasa, Mount Kailash And Guge Kingdom Tour

Lhasa, Mount Kailash And Guge Kingdom Tour

22 from US$ 4280pp*

Trip Code: HDS0117

Spend a few nights exploring the rich cultural aspects of the Tibetan heritage in Lhasa including Potala Palace and the many incredible monasteries. The main highlight of the trip is Mount Kailash (6, 714m/22, 028ft.) situated to the north of the Himalayan Plateau and the amazing landscape of the region. Mount Kailash is said to be the mythical Mount Meru, the spiritual centre of the universe. The four great rivers of Asia, the Indus, Pramaputra, Ganges and Sutlej flow through this holy region.
Further, within the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Sutlej River are numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the kingdom of Guge. Temples in that area are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs reflect a history of more than 10,000 years. Tholing and Tsaparang are the ruined former capitals of the ancient Guge Kingdom of western Tibet and rarely visited by western travelers.

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Trip highlights

  • Explore the Kathmandu Valley and its many historic venues
  • Travel to Lhasa, home of the Dali Lama, and see the cultural influence of Nepal on the Tibetan way of life
  • Explore the fascinating beauty of Mount Kailash and the tranquility of Lake Manasarovar
  • Be amazed at the Guge buildings, still intact after many centuries in the Sutlej Valley and canyons
  • Return to Kathmandu for the journey home

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 15-30 days
  • Destination: Nepal, Tibet
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Trekking & Walking
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Group Size: 02 - 18
  • Trip Seasons: May - June
  • Price: $2501 - $5000
  • Max. Altitude: 5,630m/18,525ft

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Day by Day

  • DAY 01 ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU - 1360m/4465ft

  • DAY 02 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR

  • DAY 03 BHAKTAPUR AND PATAN DURBAR SQUARE

  • DAY 04 FLY TO LHASA – ARRIVE IN LHASA – 3658 M/12,020 ft

  • DAY 05 LHASA SIGHTSEEING - POTALA PALACE AND JOKHANG MONASTERY

  • DAY 06 LHASA SIGHTSEEING, VISIT DREPUNG MONASTERY, SERA MONASTERY AND NORBULINKA SUMMER PALACE

  • DAY 07 LHASA - YAMDROK LAKE (4,300m/14, 108ft) - GYANTSE (3900M/12, 795ft) – SHIGATSE (3800m/12, 465ft) – 360KMS/225miles - 7 hrs DRIVE

  • DAY 08 SHIGATSE - SAKYA - LHATSE - 200KMS/125miles, 5 HRS

  • DAY 09 LHATSE - SAGA (4,500m/14, 765ft.) 300KMS/225miles - 7 hrs

  • DAY 10 SAGA - PARYANG (4,750m/15, 585ft) - LAKE MANASAROVAR - CHIU MONASTERY (4, 560m/14, 960ft) – 505KMS/315miles - 7.5 hrs

  • DAY 11 LAKE MANASAROVAR (4,558M/14, 955FT) - DARCHEN (4,600m/15, 091ft) - 60KMS/37miles - 1.5 hrs

  • DAY 12 TREK TO DIRA - PUK MONASTERY - 20KMS/12miles - 6 HRS

  • DAY 13 TREK TO DZUTUL - PUK MONASTERY VIA DROLMALA PASS (15KMS/9miles - 7 hrs)

  • DAY 14 TREK TO DARCHEN (14KMS/8.5miles - 5 Hrs)

  • DAY 15 DRIVE TO ZANDA - 228KMS/142miles - 5.5 hrs

  • DAY 16 DRIVE TO GUGE KINGDOM RUINS 18KMS/12miles - 45min

  • DAY 17 DRIVE - LAKE MANASAROVAR - 228KMS/142miles - 6 HRS

  • DAY 18 MANASARROVAR - PARYANG - SAGA - 513KMS / 318miles - 7.5 hrs

  • DAY 19 DRIVE TO LHATSE - 306KMS/190miles- 6hrs

  • DAY 20 DRIVE TO LHASA VIA SHIGATSE – 450KMS/ 280miles - 7 hrs

  • DAY 21 FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

  • DAY 22 FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Trip Info

Tour Cost Includes:
  • Applicable Entrance Fees - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery
  • Professional English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on twin sharing with breakfast - 4 Star
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • All camping and kitchen gears
  • Portable Pressure Chamber Bag(Gamow Bag)
  • Oxygen Cylinder and First Aid Kit
Tour Cost Does Not Include:
  • International Air Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees - Nepal/Tibet
  • Lunch and Dinner as indicated
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Expenses of personal nature

Dates and Price

Getting into Tibet:

To get to Lhasa, it is possible to fly from major Chinese cities as well as from Kathmandu and other Asian airports, (HongKong, Bangkok} Flights from these cities will lead you to Chengdu, China and then on to Lhasa.

Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit:

The foreign tourists must apply for a Tibetan travel permit before entering Lhasa and traveling around Tibet, according to the law of People's Republic of China. If your travel begins at Kathmandu, we will take care of all details for you. We will pre-process your visa application and it will be ready for the final work when you arrive in Kathmandu. If your travel begins in Bangkok or Hong Kong or any mainland Chinese cities, we suggest that you obtain a Chinese visa on your own from the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate in your home country and provide Himalayan Dreams with a copy of it a month ahead of your travel plans. Please, do not indicate on your visa form that you are traveling to Tibet. Leave the rest of the details and processing to us.

When to go:

Tibet is on a high plateau, its climate belongs to the typical downy special climate. Lhasa’s climate is mild without severe winters or summers, temperatures in May, June and September are between 12 to 15 degree centigrade, Lhasa also benefits from long hours of sunshine as rainfalls mainly at night leaving days bright and sunny. The main rainy season is between July and September. From November to March Lhasa is cold with average temperature between -2 to 4 degree centigrade.

Tour cost and dates are subject to change. International airfare to Kathmandu and return not included. #Nepal - Tibet Kodari Border blocked by the earthquake in 2015 and has yet to be repaired.


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