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31 Days’ Mt. Kailash Tour Series: Lhasa-EBC-Kailash-Guge Kingdom-Kashgar and K2 Base Camp Tour
Guge Kingdom and Mt. Kailash in west Tibet   The real photo of Lake Manasarovar

Where to Start This Trip?
This tour can be commenced either from Kathmandu, OR from Lhasa OR mainland China (Chengdu or Beijing). The trip can be designed as per your amount of time and the places you would like to cover within the tour. 

Mount Kailash
Located in far west corner of Tibet with an altitude of 6714 meters, while Mount Kailash is regarded as the "center of the universe" by the Hindus, it is also seen as a scared site by the Jains where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment; On the other side of Himalayas, Tibetan people also think it as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven. It could be denied that Mt. Kailash is the most sacred peak in the world.
The holy Kailash looks like a pyramid-shaped rock capped by perpetual crystalline snow piercing the sky, it is a spotless design of nature’s art, of bewitching and over powering beauty.More often, clouds will gather above the peak, so clear days are thought to be a blessing because local residents can get an awesome view.
Legend goes that a high lama named Milarepa competed with Naro Bonchung, the leader of Bon, for supernatural power. Milarepa was triumphant and thus the mountain came under the guidance of Buddhism. However, the mountain is also said to be the gathering place of masses of gods, among which are the highest gods of Hinduism. So it is no surprise that many pilgrims of different faiths visit here.
Pilgrims to Kailash, after the difficult journey getting there, are then confronted with the equally arduous task of circumambulating the sacred peak. This walking around the mountain (clockwise for the Buddhists, counter-clockwise for Bon adherents) is known as a Kora, or Parikrama, and normally takes three days. In hopes of gaining extra merit or psychic powers however, some pilgrims will vary the tempo of their movement. Others will take two to three weeks for the Kora by making full body prostrations the entire way. It is believed that a pilgrim who completes 108 journeys around the mountain is assured enlightenment.
The Saka Dawa Festival, the traditional pilgrimage holiday held from late May to early June, is the most spectacular time to visit, but access (even for prebooked tours) is often restricted during this festival.

Lake Manasarovar
Lake Manasarovar is the highest freshwater lake in the world, located at the foot of Mount Kailash in Tibet. It is the holiest lake in Asis and an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike.
According to Hindu tradition, Manasarovar was created by Brahma, god of creation, to provide an appropriate place for religious rituals. It is said that he had 12 sons, who were holy men and performed rituals and austerities on the dry land at the site. To give them a more suitable place to earn merit, Brahma created the beautiful Lake Mansarovar.
The lake's Indian name derives from this legend: Brahma had a mind (manas) to create a lake (sarowar). For Hindus, a circumambulation of Mount Kailash and a dip in the cold waters of Lake Mansarowar removes the sins of all lifetimes, bringing salvation from reincarnation. Buddhists associate Manasarovar with Anotatta Lake, where the Buddha was mystically conceived. According to Buddhist legend, the Buddha's mother was transported here by the gods, where she bathed in the sacred waters of Manasarovar until her body was purified. She then saw a white elephant running to her from Mount Kailash, as the Buddha entered her womb.
There were once eight Buddhist monasteries around the lake, symbolizing the Wheel of Life. Pilgrims circumambulated the lake, visiting each of the monasteries along the way, representing a turn of the wheel. Most of the monasteries have now disappeared (the most notable survivor being Chiu Gompa), but Buddhists still make the pilgrimage around the sacred lake.

Guge Kingdom
The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters. Houses, cave dwellings, monasteries and stupas were found on the hill and surrounding area. Palaces sat at the summit, while monasteries were on the mountainside and cave dwellings for the common people were at the foot of the hill. The kingdom was enclosed by tunnels and walls which acted as fortifications. Some structures survive time and remain in good condition in this isolated region, though many structures have been reduced to dust. A two-kilometer (1.2mile) long tunnel was built of stones, but is now in ruin, dives the summit to the river below and was used as a water supply for the Guge people.

Khashgar, also called Khashi, was once a major halt for caravans on the Silk Road .It is now a prosperous commercial centre with a population composed of Uighur, Tajik and Kirgiz nationalities. Here it is the Han Chinese who are in the minority. 

K2 Base Camp from China
The north base camp of K2 lies in a remote corner of China's Xingjiang province. Only a handful of people have ever travelled to this isolated mountain wilderness on the north side of the Karakoram range. Recently opened to foreigners this is one of the most unspoilt and least visited parts of the entire Himalayas. The mighty Shagskam river drains the waters flowing north from the great Karakoram peaks and carves a deep channel through the mountainous landscape. The valleys here are at a much lower altitude than those on the Pakistan side of the range, giving a far greater vertical height gain to the high summits. Many thousands of trekkers and climbers have seen the majestic Karakoram 8000m peaks from the Pakistan side, but few have ventured on the long trek through China to view K2, Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums from the north. 

Day-by-day Itinerary
Day - 01 Fly to Lhasa. You will be met with our guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. It is a two hours drive to reach Lhasa from the Airport. Overnight at Hotel
Day - 02 A full day sightseeing tour within Lhasa. We visit Potala Palace, Norbulinkha Palace and Barkhor Square today.Overnight Hotel
Day - 03 Today, we visit Drepung Monsatery and Sera monastery. Evening walk arround market. Overnight Hotel
Day - 04 Drive to Ganden and visit Ganden Monastery evening back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel
Day - 05 Lhasa free day. Overnight Hotel
Day - 06 Drive, Lhasa to Gyantse. We visit Kumbum stupa, Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong
Day - 07 Drive to Shigatse. We visit Tashilunpu Monastery here. overnight Hotel
Day - 08 Shigatse / Rongphuk via Sakya monastery, overnight Guesthouse
Day - 09 Morning trek to Everest base camp and evening drive to Tingri, overnight Guesthouse
Day - 10 Drive Tingri/Saga, Overnight camping
Day - 11 Drive Saga / Paryang camping Overnight Camping
Day - 12 Drive to Lake Manasarovar, Camping
Day - 13 Manasarover excursion. Holy bath at Lake camping
Day - 14 Lake Manasarovar to Darchen. Overnight Guesthouse
Day - 15 Drive to Darboche and trek to Dera Phuk Gomba Camping
Day - 16 Continue trek to Zhutulphuk Gomba camping
Day - 17 Finish trek and back to Darchen Guesthouse
Day - 18 Drive Darchen to Tsaparang, Camping
Day - 19 Visit Tholing and Guge Kingdom , Camping
Day - 20 Drive to Shiquanhe (Gar) Hotel
Day - 22 Drive Shiquanhe/Ritok Guesthouse
Day - 23 Drive Ritok/yecheng Guesthouse
Day - 24 Drive Yecheng/Yilik (3400m) O/N Camp
Day - 25 Start Trek to K2 Base Camp (3610m) 6 hrs. Camp
Day - 26 Explore K2 from base camp Overnight Camp
Day - 27 Back to Yilik Camp
Day - 28 Drive Back to Yechen Guesthouse
Day - 29 Drive to Kashgar Guesthouse
Day - 30 Kashgar Sightseeing.
Day - 31 Exit Kashgar

--4500 model luxury Japanese land cruiser or counterparts
--One support truck for luggage
--Twin sharing guesthouse
--Airport pick up transfers; border transfers and pick up
--Two men tent while in trekking; dining tent; kitchen tent and toilet tent as per itinerary
--All monument entrance fees ;
--Tibet travel permit; Kailash and Guge entry permit, EBC entry permit and K2 entry permit
--Freshly cooked full board western meal ; cook and kitchen staff
--One nepali team leader with Sherpa supporter
--English speaking and wel knowledged Tibetan Guide as per itinerary
--Yak and Yak herder for trek to carry loggage
--All cooking equipment
--Tibet visa fee (also known as Tibet travel permit)
--Gamov bag or oxygion for the safety of the client
--Tnsurance for Nepali and Tibetan staff
--Expenses of Nepali and Tibean staff

--Travel insurance of the client
--Pakistan entry permit
--Any air ticket
--Extra cost in the event of land slide, road blocked due to weather these are beyond our control
--Personal expenses and photography charges
--Others which are not mentioned on the above included items.


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