Journey to Mount Kailash

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


Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Journey to Mount Kailash, you have a 20 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 5 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, Camping, Lodge, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train, Resort
Train & Rail, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking
  • 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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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Day 2: Morning sightseeing in Kathmandu, transfer to Balthali
  3. Day 3: Day walks around Balthali
  4. Day 4: Return to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur
  5. Day 5: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3670m)
  6. Day 6: In Lhasa (3670m)
  7. Day 8: Commence drive towards Kailash to Gyantse (8-9 hours drive, 3900m, 290kms)
  8. Day 9: Drive to Shigatse (3 hours drive, 3800m, 90kms)
  9. Day 10: Drive across the Tibetan plateau towards Lake Manasarovar and Kailash.
  10. Day 13: In Darchen, prelude of Saga Dawa Festival
  11. Day 14: Saga Dawa Festival. Commence trek around Mount Kailash to Dera Phuk (30 minute drive from Darchen to Serlung, 6hr walk, 5000m). Overnight basic lodge.
  12. Day 15: Continue trek around Mount Kailash to Zutrul Phuk via Dolma La (5600m). (10 hrs walking, 4900m). Overnight basic lodge.
  13. Day 16: Complete trek around Mount Kailash (4 hours walk). Overnight basic hotel.
  14. Day 17: Drive towards Kathmandu across the Tibetan plateau
  15. Day 19: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu
  16. Day 20: 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

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


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Journey to Mount Kailash

  • Tuesday
    Jun 4, 2019
    from Kathmandu
    20 Days
    Jun 23, 2019
    to Kathmandu
    10+ seats left
    USD $4,461
    Based on Twin Share

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go


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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 Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nepal and China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.


Start and end in Kathmandu.
Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this World Expeditions booking. The remaining balance is then payable 70 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 February 2019 the full payment of $4,461 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4461 for Journey to Mount Kailash, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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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Covering a total distance of approx 2,198 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 606 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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