Lhasa, Mount Kailash And Guge Kingdom Tour
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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- 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 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
- 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
- International Air Ticket Fare
- Visa Fees - Nepal/Tibet
- Lunch and Dinner as indicated
- Travel and Health Insurance
- 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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