The road to Mount Kailash in western Tibet is officially closed during the period of our regularly scheduled Jonang Foundation pilgrimage for the Saga Dawa Horse Year Festival.
The two scheduled programs to Tibet during May and June will continue, but were re-routed to new pilgrimage sites in central and southeastern Tibet. This pilgrimage will be led by our director, Tibetologist Dr. Michael Sheehy. To join these programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10.
A new program was devised and scheduled for August with Mt. Kailash as the centerpiece. Though we designed the original program to be during the Horse Year Festival on Saga Dawa on June 13, the Tibetan tradition of pilgrimage around Kailash is for the entire Horse Year. See the post, 2014 Horse Year Festival at Mount Kailash. In response to this interruption in our original program, here are details on the newly scheduled program,
Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash
August 04 - August 25, 2014 (21 Days)
$5,900 per person
DAY 01) Arrive in Chengdu = HOTEL
DAY 02) Fly to Lhasa. Rest. = HOTEL
DAY 03) Lhasa: Jokhang Temple & Potala Palace = HOTEL
DAY 04) Lhasa -> Shigatse = HOTEL
DAY 05) Explore Shigatse. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama's = HOTEL
DAY 06) Shigatse -> Lhatse = HOTEL
DAY 07) Lhatse - > Tangtong Gyalpo's Chung Riwoche = CAMP
DAY 08) -> Dargeling = CAMP
DAY 09) Across the Paryang Sand Dunes -> Manasarovar Lake = CAMP
DAY 10) Explore Manasarovar Lake, Rakshas Tsal Lake = CAMP
DAY 11) Mt. Kailash kora 01 = CAMP
DAY 12) Mt. Kailash kora 02 = CAMP
DAY 13) Mt. Kailash kora 03. Rest at Darchen = GUESTHOUSE
DAY 14) -> Guru Rinpoche Hot Springs at Tirtapuri = CAMP
DAY 15) Visit Tholing Monastery & ancient ruins at Guge Kingdom = CAMP
DAY 16) -> Purang, Korchak Monastery = GUESTHOUSE
DAY 17) -> Dargyeling = CAMP
DAY 18) Dargyeling -> Sakya Monastery = HOTEL
DAY 19) Sakya Monastery -> Gyantse Kumbum Stupa = HOTEL
DAY 20) Gyantse Kumbum and Monastery = HOTEL
DAY 21) Drive to Airport. Fly to Chengdu = HOTEL
*The pilgrimage leader for this program has not yet been selected.
**The deadline for enrollment in this program is July 01, 2014.
The other upcoming Jonang Foundation pilgrimage program is,
July 15 - July 27, 2014 (13 days) : $4,900 per person
Led by Professor Vesna Wallace, professor of Buddhist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; an expert on the Kalachakra Tantra and Mongolian Buddhism.
*Stay-tuned for details about the Jonang Foundation pilgrimage programs during the summer, 2015.