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Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom & Lhasa

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Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom

Kailash, the holy mountain that stands at the center of the Buddhist, Hindu, Bon and Jain universes, the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru, is the focus of journeys to western Tibet. To make a circumambulation (Kora) of Mount Kailash is to cleanse you of the sins of a lifetime. Manasarovar is an incredibly beautiful lake, usually cobalt blue, though it can turn into an angry, churning black during storms. ...See more

Kailash, the holy mountain that stands at the center of the Buddhist, Hindu, Bon and Jain universes, the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru, is the focus of journeys to western Tibet. To make a circumambulation (Kora) of Mount Kailash is to cleanse you of the sins of a lifetime. Manasarovar is an incredibly beautiful lake, usually cobalt blue, though it can turn into an angry, churning black during storms. The remote Kingdom of Guge was established following the 9th century breakup of the Yarlung Empire - the approach is along a rough, winding road through incredible gorges with the Ladakh Himalaya as backdrop. The town of Tsada is dramatically situated on cliffs above the Sutlej - here the monastery of Tholing and the nearby remains of the Guge capital at Tsaparang boast some of the most incredible Buddhist wall murals anywhere.Expeditions to this region can be more challenging than other areas -some driving days are long and the roads unpaved and dusty.

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Trip Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Zhangmu via Kodari Border. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Zhangmu to Nyalam. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 03: Excursion to Tong La for Acclimatization by Jeep. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 04: Nyalam to Saga-. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Saga to Paryang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Paryang to Manasarover. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Manasarover to Dharchen (1 Hour). Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

Day 08: Trek Dharchen to Dira Phuk. Overnight at tented camp (Total Kora 52 Km).

Day 09: Trek Dira Phuk to Zutul Phuk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek Zutul Phuk to Dharchen. Transfer to Tirthapuri. Overnight at tented camp. 

Day 11: Tirthapuri to Tsaprang (Toling).  Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Tsaparang – sightseeing of Guge Kingdom. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Tsaparang to Manasarowar. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Mansarowar to Paryang. Overnight at tented camp. 

Day 15: Paryang to Saga. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Saga to Lhatse. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 17: Lhatse to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Shigatse to Gyantse. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Gyantse to Lhasa.  Overnight at hotel. 

Day 20: Full day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.         

Day 21: Fly Lhasa/Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,

Eco Trip Nepal representative will transfer to hotel, Mount Kailash Guge Kingdom briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

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What makes this trip different?

Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.

Financial support to direct beneficiaries:  In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.

Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.

Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.

For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org