Yala Mountain trekking

From 9300RMB / person 8 days

Trek in deep Tibetan culture

Tibetan culture is spread all over the western part of China, overflowing the borders of the administrative region of Tibet. This Yala Mountain trekking tour will bring you to the west of Chengdu, to a part of Sichuan where Tibetan culture is deeply rooted.


Kham is a Tibetan region stretching from the north of Yunnan through Sichuan and the southern areas of Qinghai. It is one of the three traditional provinces of Tibet.


Fly to Kangding, ancient gateway to Tibet in the west of Sichuan and meet your fellow travelers and reach Tagong by car. You will spend one day there to get acclimatized to the high altitude then start a 4-day trek around Yala Mountain. Enjoy the pure air of the mountains then go back to Tagong and Chengdu.


Day 1: Arrival in Tagong (D)

This morning, take your flight to Kangding. Pick up at the airport and meet your guide. You will leave by car for Tagong grasslands with your fellow travelers. On the way, you will go through Zheduo pass (4200m).
You will spend the night in Tagong, also called Lhagang in Tibetan, to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 2: Tagong (B,L,D)

Start your day with the exploration of Tagong. You will then visit Tagong monastery and relax in the afternoon so that you can keep acclimatizing to the altitude and prepare for your trek departure on the next day.

Day 3: Tagong - Manijiago - Trek day 1 (altitude max 4300m) (B,L,D)

This morning you will leave Tagong by car for a short ride to reach Manijiago where your yaks and horses will be prepared for the trek. Today your trek is not too hard: you’ll pass yak herds, see some vultures then you’ll slowly leave the sounds of the city to enjoy total nature.
Tonight you will camp and sleep near a river around 4200m high.

Day 4: Trek day 2 to Zhakra Camp (altitude max 4800m) (B,L,D)

This morning, after a good breakfast, you will leave for your second day of hike. You will walk about 2hrs before reaching the highest pass of your stay at 4800m high. Your yaks and horses caravan will also go through the pass: seeing the agility of these animals is quite impressive.
After a good 5-hour walk you will settle your camp at Zhakra for the night. You’ll be near a nomad camp and you’ll be able to enjoy a bath in natural hotsprings.

Day 5: Trek day 3 (altitude max 4000m) (B,L,D)

Today is a pretty easy day. You’ll start your walk down the valley and along the river. Then you’ll go up through the forest and walk through a pass at 4000m. Your camping site won’t be far after the pass.

Day 6: Trek day 4 to Manijiago (altitude max 4500m) (B,L,D)

Today you will walk up a beautiful valley and through pastures surrounded by high range mountains. Some nomads might have set their summer camp with their yaks in the area. You will hike up the last pass of the trek at 4500m then you’ll walk down to the valley and reach your starting point in Manijiago.

Day 7: Lhagang - Chengdu (B,L,D)

Today it’s time to say goodbye to the nature, Tibetan plateau and hit the road back to Chengdu (6-7hrs drive). Enjoy a good shower and a comfortable bed at your hotel in Chengdu.

Day 8: Chengdu Departure (B)

Today, your driver will take you back to the airport, and you’ll take your flight back home.


  • Hotel, guesthouse, camping with breakfast
  • Driver when mentioned
  • Meals during the trek
  • English speaking guide
  • Price based on 5 participants minimum
  • Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Other meals than during the trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the driver, guide, locals
  • Insurances

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