Kailash Manasarovar Full Moon Tour with Guge Kingdom Exploration

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Overview
Start and end in Lhasa! With the In-depth Cultural tour 17 Days Kailash Manasarovar Full Moon Tour & Guge Kingdom Exploration, you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Lhasa, China and 8 other destinations in Asia. The Tour & Guge Kingdom Exploration includes accommodation, an expert guide, insurance, transport and more.
 
Itinerary

Day01Lhasa Arrival

Description:
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:

For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day02Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Description:

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly. Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day03Lhasa Tour - Dadong Village and Sera Monastery (B, L)

Description:
In the morning, you are going to visit Dadong Village, the most beautiful village in Lhasa. Located 25 kilometers southwest of Lhasa downtown, Dadong Village is a well-protected ancient Tibetan village that surrounded by valleys. After arriving, you will visit the Nyimatang Monastery (built in the 11th century), take a light walk in the village, and see what rural life in Lhasa is like. You will also visit a local Tibetan family and enjoy the lunch offered by the family.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day04Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)

Description:
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day05Shigatse - Tashilunpo - Saga (4500 m)

Description:
In the morning , do excursion to the Tashilunpo Monastery. Drive to Saga.

Stay overnight in a guest house

Day06The Saga – Lake Manasarovar (4557 m)

Description:
For about 8 hours on the road and pass the first mountain passe higher than 5,000 meters, the first species on the sacred Kailash. Arriving at the Lake Manasarovar and accommodation in a guest house on the lake.

Day07Manasarovar – Zanda valley (3500 m.) (Guge Kingdom)

Description:
In the morning, bathe in the waters of Lake Manasarovar, visiting the Monastery Chiu. Then move to the Zanda Valley.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day08Toling - Guge - Tsabrang (Sand) 3500m

Description:
All day excursions to the sights of the Zanda Valley. First, a visit to the monastery complex Toling. A few kilometers away are the ruins of Toling existed before the 17th century Tsabrang city (capital of the Principality of Guge), located on a beautiful hillside. This is the famous cave city Duchy Guge, where monasteries destroyed frescoes of early Buddhist art.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day09Transfer to Darchen 4600m

Description:
After breakfast drive to Darchen. Have a good rest and prepare for the Kailash Kora.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day10The first day of the Kora (4920 m)

Description:
Trek to the monastery Dirapuk (4910 m) 20 km, about 6-7 hours of walking.

Stay overnight in Guest House

Day11The second day of the Kora (5600 - 4800 m)

Description:
It is the most difficult day of the kora, it is the culmination of the day’s crust around Kailash as you cross the pass Dromla-La (5600 m). You can visit the monastery.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day12The Third day of the Kora (4550 m) – Paryang

Description:
The final day of the Kora – “final straight” road goes downhill, return to Darchen, lunch. Then move to Paryang.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day13Paryang - Tingri

In the morning, a long drive back to Tingri.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day14Tingri: Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk Monastery

After breakfast, drive to the Rongbuk Monastery. Then commit trekking at the foot of the highest mountain in the world – Mount Everest (5200 m., About 2 hours one way), past the ruins of the monastery Rong Chung and past the monastery Sherab Cheling. Also, you will see the Everest Base Camp, used by Everest climbers as the headquarters for climbing Mt. Everst. Return to the Rongbuk Monastery.

Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day15Ronbuk - Shigatse

In the morning, get transferred to city of Shigatse and have a rest.

Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day16Shigatse - Lhasa

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Day17Lhasa: End of tour

Transfer tourists to ariport or railway station for departure from Tibet

Inclusions

Price Includes

  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • The above tour price does not include single room supplement. 
  • For solo travellers, a single supplement is applicable at an additional cost. Solo passengers have the option to share their room with another traveller of the group to avoid paying this supplement, but please note that this is only possible if another solo traveller joins the same departure. Should no other solo traveller to share, the single supplement will be added to the total cost.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local tour guide
  • All travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car
  • First aid kit 
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size
  • The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From airport to hotel, Fixed departure): Pick up tourists at 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm
  • The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From hotel to airport, Fixed departure): Pick up tourists at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm
  • All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists’ arrival and departure would be free.
     

Price Excludes

  • Flights

  • Meals

  • Personal Expenses

  • Optional activities

  • Travel insurance / Visa

  • Tips

Tour Information
Tour Start Tour End Country
Lhasa
Lhasa
China
Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 2pm 
Fly IN Airport: Lhasa Gonggar Intl. airport (China)
  • Return: Day17 after 4pm 
Fly OUT Airport: Lhasa Gonggar Intl. airport (China)

 

Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Route
FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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