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Tibet Tours

Itinerary - 19 Days

01 Arrive Lhasa
02-03 Lhasa sightseeing
04 Gyantse
05 Shigatse
06 Saga
07 Menshi
08-09 Guge Kingdom
10 Darchen
11-12 Kailash kora
13 Complete kora - Lake Manasarovar
14 Saga
15 Rombuk & Everest Base Camp
16 Sakya
17 via Shigatse to Lhasa
18 Lhasa
19 depart

Included Highlights
* Jokhang Temple
* Potala Palace
* Sera Monastery
* Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum
* Tashilhumpo Monastery
* Sakya Gompa
* Dungar Piyang
* Tsaparang
* Tholing Gompa
* Tirthapuri
* Mount Kailash
* Lake Manasarovar
* Qomolangma Nature Preserve & Everest Base Camp

 

Accommodation:
Hotel - twin share (8 nights)
Guest House - twin share (8 nights)
Basic guest house - twin or multishare as available (2 nights)
Transport: private van or bus
Group size:
3-12 (Group Departures)

 



Tibet Tour: Mount Kailash & the Guge Kingdom
Lhasa - Mount Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Guge Kingdom - Everest Base camp - Lhasa

Tibet Tour Mount Kailashibet tours, trek, travel, Everest, Kailash, Tibetan Expeditions
May 27-June 14, 2017

 

Sacred spaces and stunning landscapes! Magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps, pilgrims – this is truly a journey to stir the senses and nourish the soul - of all the destinations in Asia, the most sacred and sublime. The days of travel are long, the roads are dusty and bumpy - and it is a world that will take your breath away.

Explore the heart of central Tibet, the great temples, monasteries and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse & Sakya before traveling west, back in time and history through dramatic landscapes to Tibet's most sacred pilgrimage sites - Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tithapuri - and to the region that was once the heartland of Tibet, the ancient kingdom of Guge. The 3-day circumambulation of Mount Kailash is challenging due to altitude, but within the capabilities of any healthy person - and timed to coincide with the full moon, it is an incredible time.

Stunning views of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) and a day trip up to base camp are a highlight before traveling back east to Shigatse and the incredible Tashilumpo Monastery - then follow the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) back to Lhasa for last minute sightseeing & shopping.

Of incredible geomantic power Kailash (Sanskrit) or Kang Rinpoche (Tibetan) marks the center of the Earth for Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Bon. To Buddhists it is the abode of Demchok, the wrathful manifestation of Buddha Sakyamuni. To Hindus it is the dwelling of Shiva, the destroyer and according to the Sanskrit tradition of Vishnu Purana it is a representation of Mount Meru, the cosmic mountain at the center of the universe. It is the place where the founder of Bon descended to Earth and where the founder of the Jain faith was spiritually awakened.

Kailash is also the geographical watershed of South Asia, here its great rivers are born - the Indus, the Sutlej, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) and the Karnali / Ganges. At its foot lies the most venerated of Tibet's lakes, Manasarovar, believed by Hindu's to have been formed in the mind of Brahma.

Once the heartland of Tibet, the remains of Zhangzhung date back over 3,000 years. Later the kingdom of Guge flourished from the 9th to the 15th centuries, with its strong links to Ladakh and Kashmir it is extremely important in terms of Buddhist art history. The remains of this kingdom stand in a landscape so overwhelming as to defy description.


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Arrival options for this tour

Chengdu: Delight in the successes of the Panda Breeding Sanctuary and discover Sichuan's ancient tea houses
Beijing: Marvel at the vast expanses of Tiananmen and the Forbidden City

Xi’an: Home to the damed Terracotta Warriors and
the fascinating Muslim quarter with its serene and
distinctly chinese mosque, its souvenir stores and
incredible night-market food.

Xining: Just south of Xining is one of the 6 major Gelukpa Monasteries - Kumbum (Ta'er Si) was the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelukpa School.Nearby are the villages of Repkong & Tongren, famous for their art. Take the train to Lhasa from here.


Group Departures

May 27-June 14, 2017 (Saga Dawa Festival)

September 23-October 11, 2017
(Full Moon at Lake Manasarovar)

 

PRIVATE DEPARTURES
Are available at any time and may be tailored for you.

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