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Mount Minya Konka / Mount Gongga Trekking Adventure Tour - 7 Days

Destination: Mount Minya Konka / Mount Gongga
Duration: Seven Day
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Transportation: Vehicle & Trekking
Best Travel Time:April -Oct
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Trek Mt. Minya Konka through the cold, high, beautiful and extremely remote path crossing pristine wilderness in the Minya Konka massif: wildflowers and blooming bushes, lush forest and a variety of alpine terrains. The huge dimensions of the honorific Minya Konka soaring 7556 meters high, providing awe-inspiring panoramic views.A visit to the magnificent Minya Konka, a spectacular range of natural wonders. In-depth knowledge of Kham Tibetan people led by our guide from the Khampa community to Gongga Gompa. From rhododendron forest to the 4000+ mountain passes. This is one of the best locations for walking in China and also a newly-found trail. This week long trip is for either walking freaks or photography travelers.

 

Minya Tibetans
The Minya Tibetan is a sub-group of Tibetan people living geographically west to the Minya Konka south of Danba County, east to Yajiang County and north to Jiulong County. It is believed to be the descendants of the long lost Tangut people who first dwelled in northwest of Tibet Plateau. The Minya people speak different language. Architecture and Costum of the Minya people are quite special. Witness the colorful groups through a trekking trip into the Minya Konka Mountains.

 

Gongga Gompa
It is one of the three major Kargyupa monasteries in Kham and it has long been a place for many Buddhist to practice meditation. Long served as the basecamp for Minya Konka mountain climbers. A visit to the Temple accelerates the knowledge of the Tibetan Buddhism.

 

The Ancient Tea-Horse Road
The Ancient Tea-Horse Road is the equivalence of the northerly Silk Road in Asia, also known as "the Southern Silk Road". Dartsedo(Kangding) became one of the busiest enterport trading center when the Manchuria Emperor Kangxi officially subsided tea-horse in 18th century. In the old days, tea and salt from China were repacked with hard-wearing leather bags for a much longer journey, horses and rare herbal/animals from Tibet were traded to the Chinese. Today Kanding is the gateway for several adventure travels in Kham of Sichuan.

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Day 01:Chengdu - Kangding
Ride from Chengdu to Kangding, the frontier Tibetan town in Kham. Our guide briefs you the previous night at your hotel in Chengdu. Arrive in Kangding after a long ride on National Highway 318.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner      Overnight: Hotel


Day 02:Kangding - Yulongshi
Another riding day from Kangding to Yulongshi Village which is a Tibetan community situated in the remote valleys in the Minya area where views get ever wilder as we drive deeper. Optional visit to the calcium lake in Yulongxi. The calcium lake is a sries of calcified small lakes located southwest to Minya Konka. It is of 8 terraces of colorful lakes stretching 900 meters from half of the hill to the bottom making its highest point at an altitude of 4000 meters. Camp or homestay for tonight. Family visit if available.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    Overnight: Camping or Hostel


Day 03:Yulongxi - Yak Ranch
Our trekking trip starts in the village of Yulongshi where we walk through yak pasturing meadow with the 4668 meters Yulongshi Pass ahead. Two hours and more we reach the top. Having the panorama of Minya Konka, the King of Sichuan mountains amongst the Minya Konka range outshines the other peaks around. Have lunch before descent to our campsite. All clear view of Minya Konka peak at the campsite. Watch the glowing peak at dusk before sunset. (approx 5 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    Overnight: Camping


Day 04:Yak Ranch - Gongga Gompa
In the morning we trek on trail of dense rhododendron trees. Rhododendron flowers bloom in April and May. Heading towards the green alpine valley with flourish pristine forest. Two more hours walk before get to the Gongga Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhists monastery of Kargyupa sect and a regular basecamp used by mountain climbers for Minya Konka expedition. Minya Konka is visible from here at the monastery. It is closer than what we have viewed at Yak Ranch. Optional lodging night in monastery in one of the rooms made available for pilgrims from around. Optional one day's trek to the Southwest Basecamp of Minya Konka where 5 out of 8 successful summit were from there. (approx 4 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    Overnight: Camping or Hostel


Day 05:Gongga Gompa - Shangmuju
Leave Gongga Gompa before a sunrise watch on Minya Konka. Three hours gradual descent in rhododendron forest, passing the prayer flag paved braches we reach Tsemed Camp where we catch our vehicle to Shanmuju for a stopover(guesthouse or camp) for next destination or back to Chengdu.(approx 3 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    Overnight: Camping or Hostel


Day 06:Shanmuju - Kangding
Head back to Kangding en route enjoy the pastoral views around Xinduqiao. Overnight in Kangding.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner     Overnight: Hotel


Day 07:Kangding - Chengdu
Today we drive back to Chengdu. Minya Konka Trekking Holiday ends.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

 

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