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Kailash Guge Kingdom and Khyunglung Valley Tour

Trip Overview

The old kingdom Guge and  Kailash Manasarovar is the most visited holy place in Tibet.  The religious communities in Guge which are many years old yet at the same time impressive condition and those are essentially accounts of Buddha. The trek begins driving from Kathmandu. Intersection a few Tibetan Prayer banners brightening high passes give all encompassing Himalayas see from Tibet and Nepal. Investigate genuine Tibetan culture of nearby people groups; their convention is another fascination of Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 
Day 02: Kathmandu - Rasuwagadi - Kyirong Drive (210km / 3900m) - 7/8 hrs
Day 03: Kyirong rest day for acclimatization.
Day 04: Kyirong to Paryang Drive (4400m) / 340km / 7 hrs
Day 05: Paryang to Mansarover (4600m) / 210km / 5 hrs
Day 06: Mansarover Puja / Parikrama  and drive to Darchen (4700m) / 90km
Day 07: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) / 12km / 6 hrs
Day 08: Trek Ends at Mani Wall and Further Drive to Tirthapuri (4500m) / 3 hrs
Day 09: Drive to Tholing (3800m) Explore Guge Castle.
Day 10: Drive to Gurugyam Monastery (4400m) / 6 hrs - Explore Kyunglung Valley
Day 11:  Khyunglung Valley Exploration / Rest Day
Day 12: Drive back to Saga
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure
 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 
We will come to pickup you on the airport and then drive you to the booked hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Rasuwagadi - Kyirong Drive (210km / 3900m) - 7/8 hrs

we will drive from kathmandu to kyriong.  Once we reached at the border our representative will help to pass through immigration both Nepal and China side. Then further further 60km drive to Kyirong.

Day 03: Kyirong rest day for acclimatization.

Today we have one full day at Kyirong valley for acclimatization. 

Day 04: Kyirong to Paryang Drive (4400m) / 340km / 7 hrs

Today we will drive to Paryang crossing Saga town.

Day 05: Paryang to Mansarover (4600m) / 210km / 5 hrs
Today we will drive to Mansarover crossing Mayumla pass. And today we have enough time to have  Holy deep at the Lake.

Day 06: Mansarover Puja / Parikrama  and drive to Darchen (4700m) / 90km

 we will visit Chiu monastery,do Mansarover parikrama.  Mansarover parikrama gives you a different kind of Kailash faces views. after that you will drive to Darchen.

Day 07: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) / 12km / 6 hrs
We first drive around 12km to Tarboche, And then from Tarboche the walking on foot starts for 12 km toward Diraphuk. 

Day 08: Trek Ends at Mani Wall and Further Drive to Tirthapuri (4500m) / 3 hrs
After  trekking from Dzutulphuk, we will drive to to Tirthapuri. In Thirthapuri natural hotspring bath can be taken. 

Day 09: Drive to Tholing (3800m) Explore Guge Castle.

You will drive to Tholing where you could explore fantastic views of Guge Castle which is one of the historic icon in the region dating back in 10th century. 

Day 10: Drive to Gurugyam Monastery (4400m) / 6 hrs - Explore Kyunglung Valley
You will drive towards Gurugyam Monastery, It is the first Bon monastery in the region, founded in 7th century which means at the begining of Buddism. 

Day 11:  Khyunglung Valley Exploration / Rest Day

This is another day to explore fantastic view of Khyunglung valley.

Day 12: Drive back to Saga
Today we will return back to Saga after beautiful Trip.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
You will drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep.

Day 14: Departure
We will drive you to the  airport for final departure to Home and wave you goodbye.

Equipment List

For Head: 

Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection 

Far upper Body:

T-shirts
expedition thermal tops 
Fleece jacket
Wind-Stopper jacket 
Down vest andjacket

For Hands: 
Lightweight warm gloves plus thick gloves 

Lower Body: 
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feets:

lightweight inner socks  
Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes 

Accessories: 
Sleeping bag rated to below zero degrees  
Headlamp 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Day-pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Water bottles  
Toiletries 
Small wash towel
Walking sticks 

Useful Info

The Trip costs will Vary Depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your Details to obtain a Quote.

FAQ

A. General Information:

1. When is the best time to visit Tibet?

The best time to visit Tibet is from April to end of october.

2. What currency do I have to use in Tibet?

Currency in Tibet is Renminbi (RMB). Foreign currencies cannot be used directly. Foreign currencies may be converted into RMB at all banks, bank branches or hotels at the exchange rate quoted on the foreign exchange marker on the day.

3. What credit cards are accepted in Tibet?

Most of the internationally accepted credit cards are usable in Lhasa. They include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's club, and the JCB card of Japan. Credit cards are accepted only in large shopping stores. Credit card symbols are displayed in the visible place in shops and hotels indicating credit cards are accepted.

4. What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept major two ways of payment:

  • Wire transfer [we will send you our company bank account info via email];
  • Credit card [we will send you a credit card authorization letter via email]

B. Travel Document:

1. What documents do I need if I am planning to travel to Tibet?

You need to have at least six months valid passport, a valid China visa (if you are coming from mainland china) Tibet group visa (if you are coming from Katmandu we will do in Kathmandu) and a Tibet travel permit.

2. Do I need Visa for China?

If you are travelling to Tibet from mainland china then you need a valid Chinese visa which you can obtain at Chinese embassy in your home town

3. Do I need double/multi-entry visa if I come to Tibet from China mainland and return China mainland after the trip?

No, because Tibet is a part of China, if enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again, only a single entry visa is required.

4. Do I need any special requirements on Tibet visa while coming from Kathmandu?

Before you are coming to Lhasa from Katmandu, you must get Tibet group visa from Katmandu because no matter you've already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Katmandu.

5. What's the procedure to get Tibet group visa in Katmandu?

Step 1: After you book the tour with us, provide us your copy of passport.

Step 2: We will apply the 'Visa Invitation Letter' from Tibet Tourism Bureau with your copy of passport and send it Kathmandu.

Step 3: After your arrival in Katmandu, we will ask your original passport, and then we go to the Chinese Embassy to apply the Tibet group visa. With the 'Visa Invitation Letter', you can get your Tibet group visa easily. Normally, it will take 3 working days.

6. Can I get the Tibet Travel Permit easily?

You can get the Tibet Travel Permit easily through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.

7. When do I need to apply for the Tibet travel Permit?

You need to apply for the travel permit at least 30 days prior to your entry date.

C. Tour Booking:

1. Do you offer join-in tour or can I join a group?

Yes, we do have Group Tour or joining Tour. Let us know your interest and time then we will provide you options to join the trips.

2. What is your cancellation policy?

  • More than 30 days before trip start date – 10% of land cost
  • 15-30 days before trip start date – 20% of land cost
  • 7-14 days before trip start date – 30% of land cost
  • 4-6 days before trip start date – 50% of land cost
  • Less than 4 days before trip start date – 100% of land cost

Lodging and Dining:

1. What are the hotels like in Tibet?

Hotels in small cities and the Everest Base Camp are very simple.

2. Does the hotel room have access to internet?

Tibet large and deluxe hotels usually provide wireless access to internet for guest rooms. But there are still some hotel rooms, not all, in Lhasa and rest Tibetan cities don’t have access to internet, so you should inquiry yourguide for internet access hotels.

3. is there 24-hour hot water running?

24 - Hour hot water supply depends on different hotels and hostels where you can check first, do some preparation or choose an available one in major cities like Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse. But it’s hard to find perfect one in remote and harsh places.

4. What can I eat in Tibet?

Tibet owns its distinctive Tibetan food, like Tsampa,Tibetan Noodle, Momo, Milk Curd, Yogurt and local dishes. With the development of tourism, there are more cuisines brought into Tibet, e.g. Sichuan Cuisine, western food, Nepali food, Indian food and many other Chinese cuisines. In Lhasa, tourists have a wide range of choice while limited options in remote towns and areas.

Transportation:

1. What vehicle do you use in Tibet?

If your arranged tour is mainly in downtown Lhasa, you can easily get to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street or nearby attractions at short distance by walking or taking a local rickshaw. If you want to tour around Lhasa, we suggest you to use minivan as the road condition around Lhasa is pretty good, and the minivan cost less as well.

Safety & Health

1. What medicines should prepare before coming to Tibet?

Here are the lists of medicine:

  • Diamox (most common medicine for the high altitude sickness).
  • Aspirin
  • flu tablets
  • throat lozenges
  • nasal decongestants.

2. What to do, if started symptoms of High altitude sickness?

Get adequate rest and drink lots of water, Administrating oxygen can help if the symptoms are worsening. The real treatment for acute high altitude sickness is descending down to lower altitude as soon as possible. If the patient doesn’t show any improvement in 3 to 4 hours.  patient should go to hospital for proper treatment. High altitude sickness can be deadly if it is not treated accordingly.

3. Who should avoid visiting Places of higher altitude?

Following are categories of people who should avoid visiting Places of higher altitude;

  • Women with an advance pregnancy
  • Children under three years of age
  • Traveler with severe fever, cold
  • Patient with Acute pulmonary diseases
  • Travelers with acute cardiovascular diseases

Contact Us

  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
  • We provide the best price in comparision
Duration 14 days
Transportation Bus/Jeep
Group Size 4-30
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 5600m
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge
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