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Mount Kailash & the Kingdom of Guge

Walking & Trekking

Tibet | Walking & Trekking

Mount Kailash & the Kingdom of Guge

Grade: Strenuous
Duration: 26 days from the UK
On trek: 12 days

Flight inclusive from £4,330, Land only from £3,495

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Mount Kailash & the Kingdom of Guge Itinerary

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Fly to Kathmandu and drive to the roadhead at Syabrubesi.
Trek through the Langtang region to Gyanjin Gompa. Spend a day at the Gompa, to acclimatise and enjoy walks to viewpoints.
Continue trekking to reach Syabrubesi.
Drive across the border into Tibet and on to Chiu Gompa beside holy Lake Manasarovar. Visit Tirthapuri hot springs, the third most important pilgrimage site in Western Tibet.
Drive via the monastery at Toling to visit the ancient city of Tsarparang - the heart of the Kingdom of Guge. Return to Tithapuri and Guru Gem
Begin Kora of Kailash from Darchen and trek beneath the north face of Kailash to the foot of the Dolma La.
Cross the Dolma La (18,525ft/5,630m), this is the physical and spiritual high point of the kora.
End the trek at Darchen. Drive to Zhangmu via Chia Gompa and Saga.
Drive back to Kathmandu, taking in the changes in scenery. There is an opportunity for last minute sightseeing and souvenir shopping before flying to the UK.


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