Journey to Mount Kailash

Journey to Mount Kailash - World Expeditions
Journey to Mount Kailash - World Expeditions
+5 Destinations
Western China


Start in Chengdu and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Journey to Mount Kailash, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Chengdu, China and 6 other destinations in Asia. Journey to Mount Kailash includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Private Vehicle
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes
World Expeditions


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Chengdu, China
  2. Day 2: Fly Chengdu to Lhasa (3,670m)
  3. Day 3: In Lhasa (3,670m)
  4. Day 5: Commence drive towards Kailash to Gyantse (3,900m)
  5. Day 6: Drive to Shigatse (3,800m)
  6. Day 7: Drive across the Tibetan plateau to Saga (4,640m)
  7. Day 8: Drive across the Tibetan plateau to Lake Manasarovar (4,600m)
  8. Day 9: Drive across the Tibetan plateau to Darchen (4,575m)
  9. Day 10: In Darchen, prelude of Saga Dawa Festival (4,575m)
  10. Day 11: Saga Dawa Festival, commence Mount Kailash trek to Dera Phuk (5,000m)
  11. Day 12: Trek around Mount Kailash to Zutrul Phuk via Dolma La (5,600m)
  12. Day 13: Complete Mount Kailash trek (4,575m)
  13. Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu across the Tibetan plateau (4,640m)
  14. Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu across the Tibetan plateau (4,130m)
  15. Day 16: Drive from Kyirong to Kathmandu (1,400m)
  16. Day 17: In Kathmandu
  17. Day 18: In Kathmandu, trip concludes

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

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  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

  • Andrew Cliffe's review about another World Expeditions tour
    4.0 - Good

    Great itinerary! Tour Guide Jack (Shangra La) was great & cared about our group and made sure a horse was avail for one in our party that needed some help to the next peak. Beautiful Monastery, and Tiger Leaping Gorge was fantastic (need more than an hour... Read more

  • Alice Mitchinson's review about another World Expeditions tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great itinerary with local guides who seemed to know everything about their cities and spoke good English. Perfect way to see the highlights of China!

  • Katherine Bryan's review about another World Expeditions tour
    4.0 - Good

    Overall, the trip matched the itinerary well, so potential travelers have a good idea of what to expect. The rating of 5 for activity level is accurate in that the trek is physically demanding, but doesn't require much (if any) prior training for the... Read more

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Journey to Mount Kailash

  • Tuesday
    May 26, 2020
    from Chengdu
    18 Days
    Jun 12, 2020
    to Kathmandu
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,253
    Based on Twin Share

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go


Yuan Renminbi

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China and Nepal. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.


Chengdu is the starting point and Kathmandu is the endpoint.
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For any tour departing before 28 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 28 October 2019, a minimum payment of $500 is required to confirm your booking with World Expeditions. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 70 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,839 km.
  • Chengdu (China)
  • 1,248 km
  • Lhasa (China)
  • 170 km
  • Gyantse (China)
  • 80 km
  • Shigatse (China)
  • 736 km
  • Lake Manasarovar (China)
  • 515 km
  • Zhangmu (China)
  • 91 km
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)

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