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Minya Konka Pilgrimage(Mount Gongga) Trekking- 9 Days

Trip Introduction

This guided trek to Minya Konka(Mt. Gongga Shan) brings views of awe-inspiring mountain peaks in Minya Konka massif at Hengduan mountains in western Sichuan. Minya Konka soars 7556 meters' high, making it the highest mountain outside of Himalaya on Tibet Plateau. This trek follows off-the-beaten trails made by former adventurers. Panorama views of the spectacular peaks with stopovers for local cultures.

Additional Information
Best Season Apr to Oct
Altitude 4900 meter


Itinerary
Day 01
Chengdu - Kangding

Journey starts in Chengdu. It is a day on vehicle when we arrive in Kangding after 6 hours' riding. Be briefed the on the trip the former day before we begin. Enjoy the views and landscape changing from plain into mountain ranges along the way. (Hotel)

Day 02
Kangding - Gyazela

After breakfast we drive to Laoyulin 20kms south to Kangding to meet our porter team and start our journey by the end of bumpy road in the Gyazela Valley. Behind us are the visible Wuse Mountains among which the highest named Tianhaizi peak with a height of 6070 meters. Along the river we witness the incredible alpine landscape from rugged horse trail into pristine wildness until we reach our campsite at a meadow by the foot of rough rocky mountains at Gyazela. (approx 5 hours) (B,L,D) (Camping)

Day 03
Gyazela - Upper Riuchi

Weather is rather unpredictable as the terrain rises dramatically. We may wake up in dense fog or bright sunlight or sometimes a brash this morning. Today we have views not only the ice-capped mountains but also a variety of unknown flora as we ascent. Melted water flushing down the rocky streambed where many rocks have been polished edgeless. Jiazi peak, Melcyr Schan, Reddomaine peak and peak of little Konka are visible today but the floating mist may possibly veil the snow peaks in drizzling seasons. Camp after rocky terraces at another spacious yak-pasturing meadow. We have streams rustling through our campsite, with old huge mountain on the other side. (approx 6 hours) (B,L,D) (Camping)

Day 04
Upper Riuchi - Reddomaine Camp

Today is more physically demanding to cross over the Riuchi Pass which has an elevation of around 4900 meters. More Reddomaine views when we ascent to the pass. More peaks become visible as we reach the top. Glaciers and snow show a light blue color in distance offering honorific pictures. Camera break at the pass where mountains rolling further and further into faintness. Resume our discovery trip down in the Moxi Nazha(Moxi Valley), a valley of plenty rhododendron and dense bushes and properly-shaped pastures. Snow peaks after snow peaks behind green mountains along our trail. We camp at a temporal settlement used by local herdsmen in the valley. (7 hours) (B,L,D) (Camping)

Day 05
Reddomaine Camp - Winter Pasture

One whole day trek in this Moxi Valley. Millions of flowers bloom in this alpine valley in spring and summer time. Prepare for one or two chilly rivers(small) crossing before more flowers and greenery. Rhododendron bushes scatter on both sides of the trail when we reach today's campsite. It is also a herdsmen settlement.(approx 5 hours) (B,L,D) (Camping)

Day 06
Winter Pasture - Gongga Gompa

Bushwhack through primitive rhododendron forest on the trail of gradual ups and downs. Muddy underfoot until trail becomes wider where it is decorated by hundreds of prayer flags. These Tibetan Buddhists prayer flags waft the trail leading us to Gongga Gompa. Read the bilingual "Notice" before step towards the Gompa at the prayer-flag doorway. Gongga Gompa is a Kargyupa monastery that has long been a basecamp for Minya Konka expedition teams and a good place for Meditation. Gonga Gompa offers excellent views of Mt. Minya Konka, one of the killer mountain in eastern Tibet for climbers, the highest in Hengduan Mountains: 7556 meters. Visit the Gompa temple when available. (approx 5 hours) (B,L,D) (Camping)

Day 07
Gongga Gompa - Shanmuju

A little walks around the Gompa, waiting the Minya Konka show itself in the morning light. Leave late in the morning and retrace the track we traveled the previous day. Trek ends in Tsemed Camp when we have our lunch and a possible family visit if available. Transfer to Shanmuju by local vehicle en route catch the last splendid view of Minya Konka at Tsemed Pass. Overnight camping or at the guesthouse in the village of Shanmuju. (approx 3 hours trekking) (B,L,D) (Camping or hostel)

Day 08
Shanmuju - Kangding

Tibetans in this area are called Minya Tibetans on a historical basis. Constructions and many traditions are of a distinctive character in Shangmuju. Have a walk in the village if intersted before we drive back to Kangding for another stopover to Chengdu.(B) (Hotel)

Day 09
Kangding - Chengdu

Say goodbye to Gartse. Today we ride back to Chengdu. Service ends after you check in your hotel.(B)

 

 

 
 
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