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Journey to Mount Kailash - World Expeditions
18 days

Journey to Mount Kailash

From Chengdu to Kathmandu
Tour Operator:
World Expeditions
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Age range:
16 to 80
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US $4,830
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Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family


Start in Chengdu and end in Kathmandu! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Journey to Mount Kailash, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Chengdu, China and 6 other destinations in Asia. Journey to Mount Kailash includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Chengdu, China
  2. Day 2: Fly Chengdu to Lhasa (3,670m)
  3. Day 3-4: 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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

5 nights

Reviews About This Operator

  • Katherine
    · June 6th, 2018
    Overall, the trip matched the itinerary well, so potential travelers have a good idea of what to expect. The rating... Show more
  • Monika
    · December 6th, 2017
    I joined World Expeditions for my first trekking holiday in Nepal and had such an amazing experience! Firstly, the... Show more
  • Jenni
    · August 14th, 2019
    The tour was amazing from start to finish. We were well looked after and the guides in each place were very... Show more

Dates & Availability

18 days
Journey to Mount Kailash
From Chengdu to Kathmandu
No credit card fees


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  • May 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Tuesday
    25 May, 2021
    11 Jun, 2021
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Good to Know

  • Currency
    Yuan Renminbi
    Nepalese Rupee
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, G, I.

    Type C
    Type E
    Type F
    Type D
    Type M
    Type A
    Type B
    Type G
    Type I
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China and Nepal. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - 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.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 25th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 25th, 2021, 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 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and World Expeditions will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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  • Accessibility
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