rip Overview This 17-day Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom exploration is especially designed and exclusively owned by Tibet Vista. Tourists can tour the holy Mt. Kailash and sacred Lake Manasarovar on full moon dates, bringing ultimate experience to
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitcheninside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visittraditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Shigatse - Tashilunpo - Saga
In the morning , do excursion to the Tashilunpo Monastery. Drive to Saga.
The Saga – Lake Manasarovar
For about 8 hours on the road
and pass the first mountain passe higher than 5,000 meters, the first species on the sacred Kailash. Arriving at the Lake Manasarovar and accommodation in a guest house on the lake.
Manasarovar – Zanda valley (Guge Kingdom)
In the morning, bathe in the waters of Lake Manasarovar, visiting the Monastery Chiu. Then move to the Zanda Valley.
Toling - Guge - Tsabrang (Sand)
All day excursions to the sights of the Zanda Valley. First, a visit to the monastery complex Toling. A few kilometers away are the ruins of Toling existed before the 17th century Tsabrang city (capital of the Principality of Guge), located on a beautiful hillside. This is the famous cave city Duchy Guge, where monasteries destroyed frescoes of early Buddhist art.
Transfer to Darchen
After breakfast drive to Darchen. Have a good rest and prepare for the Kailash Kora.
The first day of the Kora
Trek to the monastery Dirapuk (4910 m) 20 km, about 6-7 hours of walking.
The second day of the Kora
It is the most difficult day of the kora, it is the culmination of the day's crust around Kailash as you cross the pass Dromla-La (5600 m). You can visit the monastery.
Third day of the Kora – Paryang
The final day of the Kora - "final straight" road goes downhill, return to Darchen, lunch. Then move to Paryang.
Paryang - Tingri
In the morning, a long drive back to Tingri.
Tingri: Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery
After breakfast, drive to the Rongbuk Monastery. Then commit trekking at the foot of the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest (5200 m., About 2 hours one way), past the ruins of the monastery Rong Chung and past themonastery Sherab Cheling. Also, you will see the Everest Base Camp, used by Everest climbers as the headquarters for climbing Mt. Everst. Return to the Rongbuk Monastery.
Ronbuk - Shigatse
In the morning, get transferred to city of Shigatse and have a rest.
Shigatse - Gyantse – Lhasa
Early morning drives to Shigatse. In the morning, we tour Gyantse Fortress - Jeong, a visit to thePelkor Chode Monasteryand Kumbum Stupa, the biggest stupa of central Tibet. Then return to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lakealong the mountain. Later, return to Lhasa.
Lhasa : End of tour
tansfer tourists to ariport or railway station for departure from Tibet
- All necessary travel permits for Tibet
- Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour- Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at
designated period of time- Experienced Local Tibetan private guide
- Hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri and Gyantse Economy Hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), Dorm bed or tent with humble accommodation in other remote place.
- One welcome or welfare dinner
- All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary
- Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet
- Chinese visa
- Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at other remote places where using guest house dorm bed or big tent.
- Tips to driver and tour guide
- Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels
- Yaks and porters cost during the trekking, if need, please pay the service in local
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