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august 20

Pilgrimage to Kailash’s Inner Sanctuary, if possible to the Cave of the Thirteen Golden Stupas. O/N Darchen Himalayan Hotel (15,092’)

august 21

Drive from Darchen to Tirthapuri, a pilgrimage site associated with the female tantric deity Vajra Yogini. After lunch, continue on through spectacular landscapes to the town of Toling, beautifully situated amidst the remains of the once-opulent tenth-century Gugé Kingdom. O/N Camp (11,975’)

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august 22

Visit the artistically lavish chapels of Toling Monastery and then continue on to the citadel-city of Tsaparang, exploring its labyrinth of fresco-lined chapels and tunnels. O/N Dungkar Camp (11,975’)