Guge Kingdom Khyunglung Valley

  • Guge Kingdom Khyunglung Valley

Code TH-TB-112 •   16 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 5600m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Tour/Trekking


Trip Information

Guge Kingdom Tour
Tsamda (Zada / Tsada) county is the current name for the region which once was known as the Guge kingdom. It extends along the banks 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.

Garuda (Khyunglung) Valley Tour

Garuda Valley (English name) or Khyunglung (Tibetan name) is an ancient complex of living caves and meditation caves set in the mountains on the north bank of the Sutlej River. (Sutlej River is the holy river which starts from Mount Kailash, Sutlej River in Tibet is called Langqen Zangbo, meaning “Elephant Fountain”). So the Garuda valley, you can find it about 35 km west of the Tirthapuri hotsprings and Tirthapuri gompa (monastery), which is nearby small town of Moincer (Menshi) in the modern Tibet prefecture of Ali/Ngari in the Tibet autonomous region of China. And there are more ancient ruins on the tops of the mountains above the Bon monastery of Gurigyam which are about 30 minutes road from Tirthapuri.


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and trip preparation and briefing.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Rasuwagadi - Kyirong Drive (210km / 3900m) - 7/8 hrs

Day 04: Kyirong rest day for acclimatization.

Day 05: Kyirong to Paryang Drive (4400m) / 340km / 7 hrs

Day 06: Paryang to Mansarover (4600m) / 210km / 5 hrs

Day 07: Mansarover Puja / Parikrama / drive to Darchen (4700m) / 90km

Day 08: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) / 12km / 6 hrs

Day 10: Trek Ends at Mani Wall and Further Drive to Tirthapuri (4500m) / 3 hrs

Day 11: Drive to Tsaparang (3800m) Explore Guge Castle.

Day 12: Drive to Gurugyam Monastery (4400m) / 6 hrs

Day 13: Khyunglung Valley Exploration

Day 14: Drive back to Saga

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Free until airport time and drop to airport for final departure.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • 3 Nights Hotels in 3* Hotel at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Transportation and assistance for Pashupatinath Darshan
  • Kathmandu / Rasuwagadi / kathmandu Land Transportation
  • Transportation by Luxury Bus while Kailash yatra (In Tibet)
  • Hindi & English Speaking Local Tibetan Guide
  • All local and monastery entrance fees
  • Yak & yak man for baggage and other stuff suply during Kailash Parikrama
  • All hotel & guesthouse stays during Yatra
  • Freshly cooked full board food during Yatra
  • Chef and Kitchen crew with all kitchen equpments
  • Mineral waters & Juices during Yatra
  • Oxygion and first aid kit
  • Insurance for Sherpa & Kitchen Crew
  • Aiport pick up / drop while arrival and departure.

What is not included?

  • Any additional Cost mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Tibet visa fee
  • Evacuation or rescue cost
  • Nepal reentry visa fee
  • Border clearance fees
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items.

USD 3,095

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16 days

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