Overland Tour to Guge - 21 Days<

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The route leads through a magnificent mountain area, past many Tibetan villages. The tour offers you spectacular landscape of Tibet and takes you sacred Mt. Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "center of the world". The mighty rock dome of Kailash comes closer. Together with pilgrims from far and wide you follow the trail (Parikrama) across the Dolma La (5600m), which is adorned with countless prayer flags. It takes three days to circumambulate the snow-covered cupola of the 6714m tall mountain. In Tibetan tradition you will conclude this pilgrimage in Tirthapuri - which is one of the most important pilgrim destinations along with Kailash and Lake Manasarover.

Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej. Imbedded lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge. After visiting the 900 year-old site our drive through the canyon of the Sutlej starts long the north route to Lhasa. The light and shadows of the summer clouds make for a magical atmosphere, dip the barren vastness in tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue and violet. En route, we visit two of the most sacred temples of Tibet: Tshilunpo in Shigatse and Kumbum in Gyantse. In Lhasa, the spiritual and secular center Tibet's, visited by many pilgrims.

  • Day 01: Scenic drives from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Friendship Bridge and drive to Zhangmu, and O/N at hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive to Paigutso Lake, and Tented camp.
  • Day 03: Drive to Saga, and tented camp.
  • Day 04:strong class="title"> Drive to Paryang, and tented camp.
  • Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar, and tented camp near Chiu Gompa.
  • Day 06: Drive to Tirthapuri, and tented camp
  • Day 07: Drive to Tholing and tented camp.
  • Day 08: Morning drive to Tsaparang (Guge Kingdom), and drive back to Tholing by the evening.
  • Day 09: Drive to Darchen, and tented camp or Guest houses. Start Mt. Kailash Circumambulation.
  • Day 10: Trek to Derapuk, and tented camp.
  • Day 11: Trek over Dolma La pass (5600 meters.) and trek down to Zudulpuk, and camp.
  • Day 12: Trek to near Darchen (circumambulation ends here), and drive to Manasarovar, and tented camp.
  • Day 13: Drive to Nyalamu. O/nt at Hotel Snowlion.
  • Day 14: Drive to Paryang, and tented camp.
  • Day 15: Drive to Saga, and tented camp.
  • Day 16: Drive to Shigatse, and O/N at Shigatse hotel.
  • Day 17: Drive to Gyantse, and O/N at Wutse Hotel.
  • Day 18: Drive to Lhasa, and O/N at Shambala hotel.
  • Day 19: Lhasa Sightseeing tour.
  • Day 20: Lhasa Sightseeing tour.
  • Day 21: Early morning transfer to Gongar airport for your flight to Kathmandu.

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