Lhasa & Guge Kingdom - 21 days

Lhasa & Guge Kingdom - 21 days

This is one of the wonderful trip that gives an opportunity in life time to visit picturesque Lhasa, legendry monasteries and fortress of Gyantse and Shigatse. A visit to mystic Guge Kingdom in far western Tibet via northern route and trek around Mt. Kailash and returning via southern route are the major highlights of this trip.

The remains of the Guge Kingdom referes to the capital city of the Guge Kingdom. From the mid 10th century to the early 17th century, the Guge Kingdom in western Tibet propagated Buddhism and resisted against foreign invasion. After the war in 1630, the kingdom sank into oblivion and the city was desrted. Now the remains have been listed as a historical site under state top-level protection.

The site, 600 meters from east to west and 1200 meters from north to south, is located at Zarang, 18 kilometers west of Toding. The building along a mountain slpe have an altitude difference of 175 meters. There are 445 rooms, 879 caves, 58 blackhouses and 28 Buddhist pagodas. The five big halls house a large number of exquisite murals.

 

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sight-seeing Lhasa
Day 03: Sight-seeing Lhasa
Day 04: Drive Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse with sight-seeing Gyantse
Day 05: Sight-seeing Shigatse & drive to Latse
Day 06: Drive to Daoban
Day 07: Drive to Tsochen
Day 08: Drive to Gertse
Day 09: Drive to Gakyi
Day 10: Drive to Shiquanhe
Day 11: Drive to Tsada [Guge]
Day 12: Excursions Kingdom Guge
Day 13: Drive to Darchen
Day 14: Kora - trekking
Day 15: Kora - trekking
Day 16: Kora - trekking; arrive Darchen
Day 17: Drive to Manasarovar lake
Day 18: Drive to Paryang
Day 19: Drive to Saga
Day 20: Drive to Paiku Tso
Day 21: Drive to Zhangmu, cross border and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Private arrangmentn tour cost:
2     pax:       US$4265 per person
3-5   Pax:     US$3000 per person
6-9   Pax:     US$2740 per person
10-15 Pax:   US$2300 per person
16+   Pax:    US$2175 per person
SGL Suppliment: US$260

Departures: any time upon request

Cost includes:
01: Hotel Mandala or Flora in Lhasa, enroute simple lodges/guest houses
02. Daily breakfast only
03. English speaking Tibetan guide
04: Sightseeing tour in Tibet as per the itinerary with all entry & travel permit & Special fee for Guge Kingdom
05: Transportation by Land cruiser or van or minibus as per group size

Cost does not include:
01: Group visa fee for China / Tibet with same day delivery - US$85 per person. For US Citizen US$175 per perso
02: Personal clothing and Sleeping bag (rental cost US$15)
03: Personal Insurance, Medical box, emergency rescue evacuation, oxygen. etc
04: Lunch and Dinner, alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, telephone, porterage (In case of landslide or border crossing) and tips.
05: Flight- Kathmandu to Lhasa - US$ 477 per person one way
06: Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned.
07: Expenses due to flight delay, road disruption, flood, sickness and other contingencies 
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  • Price : USD 2175
  • Destinations : Lhasa & Guge Kingdom, Tibet
  • Max Elevation : 6000 m.
  • Weather : May June, July, August, September are best time to visit
  • Trip Duration : 21 days
  • Trip Grade : Streneous
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