13 Nights/14 Days in Tibet to Discover and Enjoy this magnificent place, to visit The Most Sacred Monasteries, Lakes & Mountains of Tibetan Culture and learn About Yourself Discovering Your Higher Calling in Life
TIBET - Lasha, Shigatse, Pilgrimage to Sacred Kailash Mt. and much more...
November 3 -16, 2023
Arriving Through Our International Flights, We will meet at Lasha, the Capital of Tibet, on Nov 3, from Where Our Journey Will Start
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Mother Nature has created a land full of Incredible Mountains, Mystical lakes and Holly People - a place, ready to be explored, prayed, walked, and lived: TIBET.
Coming to Tibet with us offers a unique opportunity to explore this mysterious region's culture, history, and breathtaking natural beauty. As one of the world's most remote and least visited destinations, Tibet offers an unparalleled experience for adventurous travelers. Our knowledgeable local guides will guide us and take you to sacred temples, monasteries, and landmarks while introducing you to the friendly locals and their fascinating way of life. You'll also have the chance to witness stunning landscapes, from towering mountain ranges to turquoise lakes and vast grasslands. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to discover the enchanting and mystical land of Tibet.
We call all of you adventure lovers to join forces with us in this off-the-beaten-path retreat/pilgrimage and let Tibet immerse us in silence and self-discovery and reveal to us the essence of our being.
Let us enjoy these two weeks together in The Sacred Land Of Tibet to sacred temples and caves, walk around the Holy mountain of Tibet, the Kailash Mt, visit the stunning Palace of Dalai lama Potala, and experience the 7000+ m tops of the Himalayas live in their natural environment. We will visit amazing places, and get to experience the essence and the spirit of Tibet. Our group will be led by Alexander Northern Deer, a Spiritual Teacher, Shaman, and Healer, and we will have many in-depth practices.
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DAY 01 - Nov. 3
ARRIVAL IN LHASA EITHER BY AIR OR TRAIN AND MEET WITH YOUR FELLOW TRAVELLERS IN LHASA
A short flight into Tibet give you a panorama of the snowy Himalayan ranges or the days of train ride over the high plateau by crossing mighty Thangu la ranges get you to Lhasa with beautiful sceneries along the route, your arrival at the Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa city, from the airport to Lhasa it is about 60km and it takes less than an hour through the recently built highway, from the train station it is only 25km and it takes about half hour, check in the hotel and may be meet with other fellow travelers, then take it easy for the rest of the day to acclimatize and alleviate the jet lag. Overnight in Shambala Palace or GangGyen hotel
DAY 02 - Nov. 4
LHASA ESCORTED TOUR.
Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street and Sera monastery.
Today is your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have little head ach which is very common for travelers by the high altitude, so drinking enough water and mild activity on the first few days is recommendable. In the morning, our guide will meet you at the hotel and take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is one of the most scared temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, during the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping center. The amazing day will ended with a visit to the Sera Monastery, it is built in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen Choji Sakya Yeshi who is disciple of Tsongka pa, few different monastic colleges in Sera is home to several hundred monks from different part of Tibet, the famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks are happening everyday in the afternoon except Sunday.
Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day. Overnight in Shambala Palace or GangGyen hotel
DAY 03 - Nov. 5
LHASA ESCORTED TOUR.
Attractions; Potala palace and Drepung monastery
Today we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps are quite challenging but it is worthwhile to leave your footsteps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion, which listed in the world heritage in 1994. And in the afternoon, we will visit the Drepung monastery, once the world's largest
monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks, it was resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, but several destructions were taken place in different time but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane through the monks
apartments is thriling. Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day. Overnight in Shambala Palace or GangGyen hotel
DAY 04 - Nov. 6
LHASA(3600m) - GYANTSE (3900m) - SHIGATSE(3900m), 350 km
Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
We start drive toward south west, through the zigzag road climb up the Kampa la pass (4700m), from there you will be amazed by the
breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok lake with its turquoise color and snow caped Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, then continues
drive along the lake for few kilometers get us to the lunch stop at Nagar tse. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the many magnificent
valleys and exquisite Tibetan villages that pass through; en route we will stop at Karo la (5150m) to see the holy mount Nyenchen Kangsar
glacier. Arrival at Gyantse, we visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede monastery, this magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in
Tibet, it is not only well known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls, late afternoon drive to Shigatse which is only 90km. Overnight in Shambala Palace or GangGyen hotel
DAY 05 - Nov. 7
SHIGATSE (3900m) – (4200m)- SAKYA 150 KM
Attractions; Tashi lhunpo monastery and Sakya monastery.
Today we will visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in morning and guide will make his/her time to obtain the ATP permit from the local PSB, Tashi
Lhunpo monastery is one of the largest functioning monastery in the western part of Tibet which has more than 600 years of history, it is a
different experience by walking with local pilgrims through temples and twisted lanes within the old buildings in the campus. Then drive to
Lhatse for the night, en route we will drive off the main road to Sakya monastery which is located in a small village, this area and monastery has a different architectural design and color. Sakya monastery was an important scholastic study center in the 13th century and under the leadership of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Sakyapa ruled Tibet for decades during that period of time. Overnight in Sakya hotel
DAY 06 - Nov. 8
SAKYA (4200m) – SAGA (4500m), 340km
Today we will drive straight to Saga through a long valley of Brahmaputra tributary, compare to the last few years, the road condition is much better as it is recently reconstructed and paved. You will have an opportunity to witness the nomdic life along the way there and you shall experience some beautiful lakes too. Overnight at Saga in Norling hotel
DAY 07 - Nov. 9
SAGA – DARCHEN (5000m), 520km
Attractions: View of Lake Manasarovar and Mt Kailash.
Today the thrilling journey across the dry and vast plain with stunning views of great Himalaya in the south and Trans-Himalayan in the north,
the moonscape plain of the region is home for sparse lone nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries, and numbers of plateau wild lives. Different natural landscapes like sand dunes and picturesque mountain views are not only the great beauty of the day but also the holy lakes and mountains. Then we will reach to the Manasarovar Lake (victorious lake) in the late afternoon, which is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet and every year it receives thousands of pilgrims. The lake is surrounded by several prominent peaks like Gurla Mandata (7760m). Then we will further drive to Darchen which is the starting point of the Mt Kailash (7762m) trekking, you will also have great view of the Kailash from the front. Darchen is a small nomadic village and now increasing number of guesthouses and restaurants make it more commercial. At your arrival you have plenty of time to explore around the town and prepare for the trekking, you can also hiking around the hills to get physically ready for the trekking. In the afternoon, your guide will arrange others trekking necessities like porters and yaks for your luggage transportation. You can find different restaurants according to your taste or your guide will help you to find some better ones. Overnight in Guest House.
DAY 08 - Nov. 10
1st DAY OF KAILASH PILGRIMAGE - WALKING TO DIRAPUK. 20km.
Attractions; the views on both side of the valley that you are going to trek.
Today our Pilgrimage start from Darchen and tracing the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the Peak on an average altitude of 4700m. You will encounter numbers of local Buddhist pilgrims doing along your way and several Bon believers in the anti-clockwise direction. After 4hours trek we will reach to Tamdin(4780m) where a nomadic tents serves simple lunch and boil water. From there it is only 4km to Dirakpuk monastery but between these stretches have some of the best scenery of the entire kora (pilgrimage in Tibetan Tradition). Dirakpuk was rebuilt in 1985 located on the north side of the Lha-chu River facing to the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirakpuk name originally comes from a word Dira that means female yak horn and Puk means cave that in a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave. Overnight at Dirapuk guesthouse
DAY 09 - Nov. 11
2nd DAY OF KAILASH PILGRIMAGE - WALKING TO ZULTUL PUK(4790m) 18km.
Attractions; the one and only chance of challenging to cross the Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) next to Dikpala
Today is the most challenging part of the trekking where we will cross two passes, though there are not too steep but the altitude make is more tiring and slow, after we cross Dikpala (5000m) & Dormala (5600m), the passes are remarked by heaps of prayer flags and cairns, It isworthwhile to spend some minutes on the pass to view and relax, as you are right backside of the Mt. Kailash and offers great view of the holy peak. Then we will climb down into the long valley and stop lunch at Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent for lunch. Zuktul puk monastery (4790m) also includes the miracle cave that is built by two religious figure Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. And still you can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave. Overnight at Zultul Puk in Guest House.
DAY 10 - Nov. 12
LAST DAY OF KAILASH PILGRIMAGE AND DRIVE TO LAKE MANASAROVAR. (12km trekking and 80km drive).
Attractions; close view of the Manasarovar lake and Thuktso lake.
Today is an easy day trek to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then
continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake.
DAY 11 - Nov. 13
TRACE THE ROAD BACK TO SAGA
Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.
DAY 12 - Nov. 14
SAGA – SHIGATSE (5150m - 400 km).
After we enjoy the sunrise view of the Mt Everest, we will gradually drive back to Shigatse through the friendship highway, you will have
beautiful hot shower at the hotel and rest. Overnight at Shigatse.
DAY 13 - Nov. 15
SHIGATSE – LHASA, 300km
Today we will drive back to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have sometime to explore around the town and buy some gifts for your family and
friends at home.
DAY 14 - Nov. 16
LHASA AIRPORT/TRAIN STATION - END & RETURN TRIP TO OUR COUNTRIES.
Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination.
Alexander Northern Deer – Spiritual Teacher, Shaman, Healer & Founder of WOW Academy
Artemisia – Inner Adventurer & Founder of The Travel Capsule Project, part of the WOW Academy
Our Trip will give us a great opportunity to Meet Spiritual Teacher Northern Deer Alexander and some take time to discover ourselves and go deeper into the essence and the more intimate parts of our lives so that we can Create The NEW in Our Lives in the BEST POSSIBLE WAY!
So, there, we will have meditations, talks, and practices given from Northern Deer Alexander – Spiritual Teacher, Healer & Educator in Family, Business & Self Management.
Alexander will support us by creating an energy field that will help us to connect with all the elements of nature and the aspects of the trip in a more deep and profound way in order to receive insights and understanding of life and ourselves that otherwise would not be possible in a normal state of consciousness. This will happen by discussing some topics and by some of the practices that are available to do all together during the hiking, activities, and other moments of the trip
In this Trip we will delve into:
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Also, a possibility for those who want to have an individual consultation with Alexander Northern Deer without additional cost.
For more information about Northern Deet & The WOW ACADEMY (World of Wisdom & Spiritual Adventure), visit: (https://www.woworld.org/about/)
- Andreea Rosca, UK
TIBET - RETREAT / PILGRIMAGE
Participation: 3080€ (Early Bird - Until June 14- 2860€)
(The total amount has to be settled one month before we arrive in Tibet according to our organizing policy).
The TIBET - RETREAT/PILGRIMAGE Participation fee includes:
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