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Travel Year 2011

The Guge Kingdom

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A pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash the sacred mountain of Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Mt Kaliash is the source of four great asian rivers. For Hindus it is the throne of Shiva, for Buddhists, a gigantic natural Mandala. Also the epicenter of Tantric forces for both religions.

This trek takes you from the far western town of Simikot, along an old trade route into Tibet. An arid, wild, country dominated by the peaks of Api and Saipal Himal, this is the world of the Nepalese and Tibetan traders. You will encounter travelers with horses and yaks laden with goods.

After a few days trek on the Nepal side we take you to Tibetan border market Purang where Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian traders meet to exchange wares. The highlight of the trip is to visit Rakshastal (Devil Lake), the holy Lake of Mansarovar, "born from the mind of Bramha", trek around the Mt. Kailash and visit the former Gu-ge kingdom with its two main centres of Toling and Tsaparang.

Itinerary in Details:

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m). On arrival at Gongar airport meet by our representative and tranfer to hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02-3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tours:

Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3650m / 260 Kms).

Day 05: Gyantse - Xigatse (3900 / 90 Kms).

Day 06: Xigatse – Latse (4000m / 180 Kms).

Day 07: Latse to Saga

Day 08: Saga to Prayang

Day 09: Prayang to Lake Manasarovar (4560m) Beyond Paryang,

Day 10: Manasarovar

Day 11: Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m)

Day 12: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Darchen to Diraphuk Gomba The Kora / Parikrama

Day 13: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Diraphuk to ZutulPuk Gompa (4790m)

Day 14: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Zutul-Puk to Darchen (4560m)

Day 15: Finish trek and drive to Tirtha Puri Day 16: TirthaPuri / Guge Kingdom

Day 17: Sightseeing around
Day 18: Guge Kingdom / Tirthapuri
Day 19: Tirthapuri / Gossul Gomba
Day 20: Gossul Gomba / Paryang
Day 21: Paryang / Saga
Day 22: Saga / Nyalam
Day 23: Nyalam / Zhangmu / Kathmandu


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