The Ruins of the Guge Kingdom are a modern reminder of the history of Ngari and Tibet. Guge was a regional kingdom, which was established in the 10th century after the monarchy of Tibet collapsed. The ruins of the Guge Kingdom cover 180,000 square meters on a hilltop near a river and used to include a castle of 300 rooms. The kings, who ruled over the region for 700 years, built their palaces on the summits and the Guge monasteries on the mountainsides. There are 300 caves, where the common people lived, at the foot of the hill.
Kailash Guge Kingdom tour is not only a holy site for pilgrims but also a rich resource for research into Tibetan archaeology and history. The main sites of interest for tourists are the Red Temple, White Temple. Samsara Temple, Palace Hall and Guardians Hall. The murals, sculpture and stone carving represent the unique style of the Guge Kingdom, which bear witness to the profound religious beliefs, the recorded history and culture, and the artistic skills, of the people. The themes of those murals, which are hundreds of years old but still in splendid condition, are mainly stories of Buddha Shakyamuni, and the Kings of Guge and their ministers. According to the book Ngari Tibet. The Guge Kingdom was listed by the States Council as one of the first key sites to be preserved for its cultural relics. And also it includes its flanking area another historical place such as Gurugyam monastery one of the oldest ponpo monastery and Kyunglung it is the place from where ancient Shangshung or Zangzung civilization arised.
April to November.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Katgmandu sightseeing and visa preparation day.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (150km), 3750m:
Day 04: Rest Day at Nylam, 3750m:It is more a day for acclimatization.
Day 05: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km, 8 hours:
Day 06: Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m.
Day 07: Trek to Dira Phuk/5000m
Day 08: Trek to Zuthul Phuk / 4800m
Day 09: Trek End at Darchen and further Drive to Horchu / 4500m
Day 10: Drive to Tsaparang - 310 km - 8 hrs
Day 11: Guge Explore and Back to Tsaparang
Day 12: Drive Back to Gurukyam - 320km - 9 hrs
Day 13: Morning Explore Gurukyan and Further Drive to Khyunglun
Day 14: Explore Khyunglung and Drive Back to Horchu
Day 15: Drive back to Saga
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free until airport time and drop to airport fly to Home.