This is one of the wonderful trip that gives an opportunity in life time to visit picturesque Lhasa, legendry monasteries and fortress of Gyantse and Shigatse. A visit to mystic Guge Kingdom in far western Tibet via northern route and trek around Mt. Kailash and returning via southern route are the major highlights of this trip.
The ruins that remains in the capital of Guge Kingdom, located in Zhada County, are well-known throughout the world.From the mid 10th century to the early 17th century, the Guge Kingdom in western Tibet propagated Buddhism and resisted against foreign invasion. After the war in 1630, the kingdom sank into oblivion and the city was desrted. Now the remains have been listed as a historical site under state top-level protection.
The site, 600 meters from east to west and 1200 meters from north to south, is located at Zarang, 18 kilometers west of Toding. The building along a mountain slope have an altitude difference of 175 meters. There are 445 rooms, 879 caves, 58 blackhouses and 28 Buddhist pagodas. The five big halls house a large number of exquisite murals.