Kathmandu Kailash Guge Kathmandu Tour

Tsamda (Zada / Tsada) county is the current name for the region which once was known as the Guge kingdom. It extends along the banksGuge Kingdom of the upper Sutlej from Khyunglung, southwest of Montser, as far as the Indian border, where the river flows into Kinnaur below the Sibkyi La pass. The valley of the Rashok Tsangpo, which gives access to Southern Ladakh and Spiti also lies within Tsamda, as does the valley of the Gyaza Kar-chu, through which the Uttarakashi district of Uttar Pradesh can be reached. The county capital is located at Toling, 180 km from Senge Khabab (via Namru), and 443 km from Purang. The new county name, Tsamda, is a contraction of Tsa (parang) and Da(wa-dzong), which are two of the most important sites within the upper Sutlej valley.

The Tsamda area is characterized by the striking complex of canyons cutting through the red sandstone composite of what was once an ocean floor, all descending into the upper Sutlej River. For much of the year these canyon tributaries are dry, only becoming impassable or hazaradous in the monsoon. Those south of the Sutlej, such as the Manam Tsangpo, Dapa-chu, and Tophu-chu, rise in the Himalayas near the Indian border, which is heavily patrolled. The north is bounded by the Gar Tsangpo valley and southern slopes of the Gangtise Range.

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Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (150km), 3750m: Morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu to commence yatra to Nyalam [3800M]. We reach Friendship Bridge [Nepal – China Boarder] by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the journey to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 02: Rest Day at Nylam, 3750m:It is more a day for acclimatization.

Day 03: Drive to Saga / 4450m: (Labug-La 5150m, Peku-tso and Saga, 232km) On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.

Day 04: Paryang (4600m) 230 km, 7-8 hrs: Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks nearby you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.

Day 05: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km, 8 hours: The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there..

Day 06: Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km:The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshesh are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

Day 07: Trek to Dira Phuk/5000m: It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.}

Day 08: Trek to Zuthul Phuk / 4800m : Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

Day 09: Trek End at Darchen and further Drive to Horchu / 4500m: Today we will trek shortly toward Tarchen and after meeting transportation we will move to Tirthapuri and take bath at hotspring. 

Day 10: Drive to Tsaparang - 310 km - 9 hrs Today we have a bit tough road toward Tsaparang. it takes 9 hrs. Overnight at Hotel / guesthouse. 

Day 11: Guge Explore and Back to Tsaparang Drive up hill to Guge Castle. The pyrabid of Guge. Visit monasteries and Guge ruins. Evening back to Tsaparang for the night. 

Day 12: Drive Back to Gurukyam - 320km - 9 hrs Today we follow the same way to get Gurugyam Monastery. Gurugyam is the oldest Bonpo monastery in western Tibet. 

Day 13: Morning Explore Gurukyan and Further Drive to Khyunglung We will visit Monastery and Monument and also explore paintings and old statue in Gurugyam monastery. If you prefer to explore the caves, there is so many ancient cave said to be meditation cave in ancient time. After Lunch or late afternoon drive to Khyunglung valley. 

Day 14: Explore Khyunglung and Drive Back to Horchu Today morning we will see the sunrise at Khyunglung valley. Khyunglung was the origin of Zangzung (Shyangshyung Localy) Cultural age. Now most of western Tibet specially Ngari region is followed by the Zangzung it extends in Humla Nepal and Other himalayan part of Nepal also. 

Day 15: Drive back to Horchu
Day 16: Drive back to Saga
Day 17: Drive back to Zangmu border town
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chalenging
  • Max. Height: 5600m
  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Automn / Summer

Trip Map

Kathmandu Kailash Guge map

 

Cost Include:

  • Hotels with breakfast while in Touring
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at Guest Houses & Camping Tents as per itinerary,
  • 4500 Model Luxury Japanese Landcruisers (4 Person in 1 Landcruiser Basis)
  • Support Truck,Freshly cooked full board meals,Dining / Kitchen & Toilet tents,
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide,
  • 1 Nepali Team Leader,Experienced Sherpa Staff,
  • Freshly cooked western meals,
  • Monastery entrance fees,
  • Yaks & Yak-men for Porterage during Kailash Parikarma,
  • Gamow Bag, Oxygen,
  • Kailash Permit. 

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide, for hiring porterage or arranging additional transportation,
  • Tibet Visa Fee (It is $85) except US Citizen. 
  • And Expenses of personal nature. 

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chalenging
  • Max. Height: 5600m
  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Automn / Summer

Trip Map

Kathmandu Kailash Guge map

 

Additional Infos

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chalenging
  • Max. Height: 5600m
  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Automn / Summer

Trip Map

Kathmandu Kailash Guge map

 

Testimonials

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chalenging
  • Max. Height: 5600m
  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Automn / Summer

Trip Map

Kathmandu Kailash Guge map

 

Kailash Yatra 2013 Departure