Kingdom of Guge, founded in 868 and became a focal
point for the preservation of Buddhism in Tibet until
the 17th century. After the assassination of King Lang
Darma in 842 by his own brother, the Buddhism in Tibet
was completely snuffed out for nearly 100 years. In
1040, a renowned Indian Master named Atisha arrived
in Guge Kingdom and spent some times at Toling Monastery
where he created a resurgence of interest in Buddhism
which eventually spread all over Tibet. Tsaparang and
Toling retained their importance within Western Tibet
as political and religious center until the 17th Century.
Today, more than 300 years later, all the remains is
a huge complex of caves, living quarters and temples,
some of it in an excellent state of preservation, the
rest in ruins. This place can be visited combining
with Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar via either northern
route (Shiquanhe) or from southern route via Saga -
Paryang and Manasarovar. The tour itinerary can be
varied according to the time frame and places you would
like to cover within the itinerary. Below, we have
designed an itinerary that commences from Lhasa. In
Lhasa, we spend a couple of days for sightseeing propose
after that we continue our journey to Western Tibet
via major highlighted places of central Tibet (Gyantse,
Shigatse Sakya etc.). The tour eventually takes us
to the Guge Kingdom and toward to Nepla via Zhang-Mu
(the Tibetan border town).
Route: Lhasa - Mt. Kailash
- Guge Kingdom and toward to Nepal via Zhang-Mu
Mode of transport : Land-cruiser
Maximum elevation : 5400m.
Day 01: Fly Kathamndu to Lhasa (3650m).
Day 02-3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tours:
Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3650m / 260 Kms).
Day 05: Gyantse - Xigatse (3900 / 90 Kms).
Day 06: Xigatse – Latse (4000m / 180 Kms).
Day 07: Latse to Saga
Day 08: Saga to Prayang
Day 09: Prayang to Lake Manasarovar (4560m) Beyond
Day 10: Manasarovar Today we enjoy the tranquility
at the lake,
Day 11: Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m)
Day 12: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Darchen to Diraphuk
Gomba The Kora / Parikrama
Day 13: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Diraphuk to ZutulPuk
Day 14: Kailash Kora / Parikrama - Zutul-Puk to Darchen
Day 15: Finish trek and drive to Tirtha Puri
Day 16: TirthaPuri / Guge Kingdom
Day 17: Sightseeing around
Day 18: Guge Kingdom / Tirthapuri
Day 19: Tirthapuri / Gossul Gomba
Day 20: Gossul Gomba / Paryang
Day 21: Paryang / Saga
Day 22: Saga / Nyalam
Day 23: Nyalam / Zhangmu Border and Pick upand drive to Kathmandu.