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Lhasa to North Everest Base Camp – Mt. Kailash and the Guge Kingdom Tours: Journey to the Roof of the World

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15 days
Availability : All Year Round
Lhasa, Tibet
Guge Kingdom
Min Age : 18
Max People : 6
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Welcome to a 15-day journey of a lifetime, a spiritual odyssey through the heart of Tibet, where every step is a pilgrimage, and every landscape echoes with the whispers of ancient wisdom. This transformative tour takes you from the sacred city of Lhasa to the awe-inspiring North Everest Base Camp, the spiritual epicentre of Mount Kailash, and the enigmatic ruins of the Guge Kingdom. It is a journey that transcends the physical, promising cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and a profound spiritual experience that will linger in your soul.

A Tapestry of Culture in Lhasa:

Begin your odyssey in the heart of Tibetan culture, Lhasa. This city, cradled in the embrace of the Himalayas, boasts iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and the lively Barkhor Street. Feel the spiritual aura as you navigate through ancient streets, marvel at the intricate monastic architecture, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Tibetan life.

Awe-Inspiring North Everest Base Camp:

Embark on a mesmerizing journey towards the North Everest Base Camp, where the sky meets the Earth, and the grandeur of Mount Everest dominates the horizon. Traverse diverse landscapes, from traditional Tibetan villages to the expansive plateau, and witness the world’s highest peak. Explore Rongbuk Monastery, perched at dizzying heights, offering a serene retreat amidst the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Spiritual Epicenter: Mount Kailash:

Continue your expedition towards Mount Kailash, the spiritual epicentre revered by multiple faiths. The journey takes you through picturesque towns, absorbing the unique beauty of the Tibetan plateau. Arrive in Darchen, the gateway to Mount Kailash, where a comprehensive briefing prepares you for the sacred trek. The Kora, a transformative pilgrimage around Mount Kailash, spans 52 kilometres of profound spiritual energy and breathtaking scenery. Camp near sacred sites like Dirapuk Monastery and Zuthulphuk Monastery, allowing the spirituality of these locations to permeate your being.

Guge Kingdom – Mystique and Mystery:

Bid farewell to Mount Kailash and journey towards the mysterious Guge Kingdom, an ancient civilization shrouded in mystique. Traverse rugged terrain, absorbing the unique beauty of the Tibetan plateau. As you approach the vicinity of the Guge Kingdom, feel the air thick with ancient history and mystery, setting the stage for exploration.

Unraveling the Secrets: Guge Kingdom Exploration:

Spend days unravelling the secrets of the ancient Guge Kingdom. Explore Tholing Monastery, Tsaparang, and Dungkar Cave Monastery, marvelling at well-preserved ancient murals and architectural remnants. Each step echoes the rich cultural heritage of a kingdom lost in time, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.

Completing the Circuit: Return Journey to Lhasa:

Begin the return journey to Lhasa, retracing the route through captivating landscapes. Make stops at key points of interest, including Shiquanhe and Ali, to experience local culture and landscapes. Arrive back in Lhasa, complete the epic circuit, and spend the final day reflecting on the journey’s significance, exploring any remaining sites, and cherishing the memories created.

Embark on this Journey to the Roof of the World:

The Lhasa to North Everest Base Camp – Mt. Kailash and the Guge Kingdom Tours offer more than a mere physical expedition; it is a pilgrimage of the soul. Each step is a testament to the profound spirituality and rich cultural tapestry that weaves through the heart of Tibet. Join us on this transformative odyssey, where the Roof of the World unveils its mysteries, leaving you forever changed.

Embarking on the Lhasa-Kailash-Guge Kingdom-Lhasa route promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure filled with spiritual enrichment, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring landscapes—a journey to the Roof of the World that transcends time and space.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Lhasa, Tibet

Departure Time

Between 7 – 9 am

Price Includes

  • Shared accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, or tents as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking local Tibetan travel guide
  • Breakfast for the entire tour and full board during the three days of the Kailash trek
  • All entry fees to sites and monasteries mentioned in the program
  • Necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • Special EBC, Guge Kingdom and Kailash permits
  • Fees for Yamdro lake conservation, Karola glacier conservation, EBC and Guge kingdom, Mt. Kailash, and Lake Mansarovar conservation
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for Kailash trekking
  • Oxygen in the tourist vehicle if needed
  • Tibet tour transportation by one well-maintained mini van or bus according to the group size

Price Excludes

  • Flight or train tickets to Lhasa
  • Lunch and dinner for the entire tour except during the three days of Kailash trekking
  • China visa
  • Service of mainland China and Nepal site
  • Riding horses for Kailash trek
  • Sleeping bags and any trekking gears
  • Travel insuranceTravel insurance, including personal, medical, travel, and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Any extra costs incurred due to landslides and personal nature expenses, which need to be covered by clients themselves.

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
Itinerary

Day 1-2Lhasa Arrival and Exploration

Upon landing in Lhasa:

  • Feel the Spiritual Aura: As you disembark, a palpable sense of spirituality envelops you in this ancient city.
  • Acclimatization: Take the first two days to acclimatize to the high altitude, gradually allowing yourself to adjust to the unique atmosphere.

Exploration in Lhasa:

  • Visit Iconic Landmarks: Explore the rich cultural tapestry of Lhasa by visiting the iconic landmarks, including the majestic Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the bustling Barkhor Street.
  • Marvel at Intricate Architecture: Admire the intricate architecture of Potala Palace, a testament to Tibet’s historical and spiritual significance.
  • Experience Spiritual Energy: Immerse yourself in the spiritual energy of Jokhang Temple, a revered pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
  • Vibrant Markets: Wander through the vibrant Barkhor Street, where markets teem with the colours of Tibetan culture and spirituality.

Days 3-5Lhasa to North Everest Base Camp

Journey to North Everest Base Camp:

  • Embark on a Mesmerizing Drive: Begin a captivating 600-kilometer drive to the awe-inspiring North Everest Base Camp.
  • Traverse Diverse Landscapes: Witness the changing landscapes, from traditional villages to the expansive Tibetan plateau.

Arrival at North Everest Base Camp:

  • Witness the World’s Highest Peak: Reach the North Everest Base Camp and stand in awe as you witness the majesty of the world’s highest peak.
  • Explore Rongbuk Monastery: Delve into the serene ambience of Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery, offering breathtaking views.

Day 6-7North Everest Base Camp to Mount Kailash

Continuation to Mount Kailash:

  • Continue the Spiritual Expedition: Resume your journey towards the spiritual epicentre, Mount Kailash.
  • Absorb the Unique Beauty: Pass through the town of Saga, absorbing the unique beauty of the Tibetan plateau.

Arrival in Darchen:

  • Gateway to Mount Kailash: Reach Darchen, the base for Mount Kailash, where the air is anticipating the sacred trek.
  • Preparations and Briefing: Attend a comprehensive briefing to ensure all preparations are ready for the spiritual journey.

Day 8-10Mount Kailash Kora

Sacred Kora around Mount Kailash:

  • Embark on the Transformative Pilgrimage: Undertake the sacred Kora around Mount Kailash, a 52-kilometer transformative pilgrimage.
  • Profound Spiritual Energy: Experience profound spiritual energy and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery.
  • Camp near Sacred Sites: Camp near Dirapuk Monastery and Zuthulphuk Monastery, allowing the spirituality of these sacred sites to envelop you.

Day 11Mount Kailash to Guge Kingdom

Departure from Mount Kailash:

  • Bid Farewell: Bid farewell to Mount Kailash, carrying the spiritual insights from the sacred journey.
  • Traverse Rugged Terrain: Traverse rugged terrain, anticipating the mysteries awaiting in the Guge Kingdom.

Arrival in Guge Kingdom:

  • Sense of Ancient History: Reach the vicinity of the Guge Kingdom, an ancient civilization shrouded in mystique.

Day 12-14Guge Kingdom to Lhasa

Exploration of Guge Kingdom:

  • Unravel Secrets: Spend these days unravelling the secrets of the ancient Guge Kingdom.
  • Explore Ancient Sites: Visit Tholing Monastery, Tsaparang, and Dungkar Cave Monastery, marvelling at the ancient murals and architectural remnants.

Return Journey to Lhasa:

  • Revisit Captivating Landscapes: Begin the return journey, revisiting captivating landscapes and stopping at key points of interest.
  • Completion of Epic Circuit: Arrive back in Lhasa, completing the epic circuit of the spiritual odyssey.

Final Day in Lhasa:

  • Reflect and Cherish: Spend the final day reflecting on the journey’s significance, exploring any remaining sites, and cherishing the memories created.

Day 15Departure from Lhasa

Leaving Lhasa with Cherished Memories:

  • Depart with a Sense of Accomplishment: Bid farewell to Lhasa, leaving with cherished memories and a profound sense of accomplishment from your spiritual odyssey.
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