Lhasa - Mt. Kailash - Guge Kingdom Tour
As symbol of an ancient Kingdom, The Guge Kingdom became a focal
point for the preservation of Buddhism in Tibet until the 17th century.
After the assassination of anti Buddhist King Langdarma in 9th century,
the Buddhism in Tibet was completely snuffed out for nearly 100 years.
In 1040, a renowned Indian Pandit named Atisha arrived in Guge Kingdom.
Atisha spent some time at Tolling Monastery where he created a
resurgence of interest in Buddhism which eventually spread all over
Tibet. Tsaparang and Tolling retained their importance within Western
Tibet as political and religious center until the 17th Century. Today,
more than 300 years later, the old city is a fairy tale castle of caves
and passageways honeycombed in a tall ridge of ancient deposits. Their
walls are a museum of superb mural art.
This place can be
visited, combining with Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, via the
northern route (Ali) or the southern route via Saga - Paryang and
Route: Lhasa - Mt. Kailash - Guge Kingdom and return to Kathmandu via Zhang-Mu
Mode of transport: Land Cruiser
Maximum elevation: 5630 m.
||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa and drive to Tsedang
||Sightseeing tour within Tsedang
||Drive to Lhasa on the way visit Samye
4 & 5
||Sightseeing tour within Lhasa
||Lhasa / Gyantse
||Gyantse / Shigatse
||Shigatse / Lhatse ---- Nepali staff: Kathmandu / Nyalam
Lhatse / Saga ---- Nepali staff: Nyalam / Saga, meet with group
||Saga / Paryang
||Paryang / Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa)
||Chiu Gompa / Darchen
||Drive to Darboche and trek to Dera Phuk Gomba (4860 m.)
||Dera Phuk Gomba / Zutul Phuk (4750 m.)
||Finish trek and drive to Tirtha Puri
||TirthaPuri / Guge Kingdom
||Guge Kingdom / Tirthapuri
||Tirthapuri / Gosul Gomba
||Gosul Gomba / Paryang
||Paryang / Saga
||Saga / Nyalam
||Nyalam / Zhangmu / Kathmandu