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Kham Trekking Mt.Yala Sichuan Tour - 6 Days

Destination: Kham,Mt.Yala
Duration: Six Day
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Transportation: Vehicle & Trekking
Best Travel Time:April - Oct
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Experience Mt. Yala in Western Sichuan Province of China, where landscapes diversify from snow-capped holy peak to highland lakes to flourishing rolling grassland. Alpine trek follow off-the-beaten trail into the remote fertile valleys of Mt. Yala, the second Shambala, one of the most sacred mountains and another unsummited peak in Tibetan Region. The neighbouring Tagong grassland is of religious significance as well as authenticity.A short trekking trip to the Hengduan alpine valleys in the Eastern Tibetan Kham of western Sichuan. Guided trek from Kangding by our guide, walk on off-the-beaten path, encounter the elegant Mt. Yala from the back while enjoying a well-paced trekking trip. From the wild nature to the hometown of Qiangic People and Stone Fortress in Danba..


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.


The Khampas
The Khampas generally refer the Tibetans live in Tibetan Kham region which currently including northern Yunnan, western Scihuan, southern Qinghai and eastern Tibet. Khampas are descendents of many ancient groups of the Qiangic, Tibetans, Mongolians and Nakhi. Khampas are a bit different from Tibetans in Lhasa. Khampas are more athletic and rugged. They are more into the horse-racing games and most of them are good singers. Though generally referred as Khampas, the diversity of the Kham groups are obvious. There are many exoticness to be explored.

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Day 01:Kangding Arrival
Arrive in Kangding(Dartsedo or generally Gartse), the frontier town to Tibet. Check in hotel and a little warm-up walk in the town to acclimatize.

Meal: Dinner       Overnight: Hotel

Day 02:Kangding - Zhonggu
Kangding is a Tibetan town though Chinese and Chinese constructions. It is good to have a morning walk along the Tsedo River to have a look of the local life here. After a last minute's shopping, we transfer to Zhonggu, our trekking starting point, a small village 30 kilometers north to Kangding in a relatively remote valley. Optional sightseeing to a natural lake named Mugetso en route will take another 3 to 4 hours to visit. While in Zhonggu, we accommodate ourselves in a guesthouse owned by local Tibetans and we meet our porter team. Have a visit to the primary school next door if we travel during school season or have an acclimatization walk in the small village.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner     Overnight: Guesthouse

Day 03:Zhonggu - Shidetzi
Walk on the village road after departure and gradually ascent into forest on sometimes a muddy trail. This trail was used by caravans in ancient times for tea and horse trade between Kangding and Danba. Rest once in a while in the greenery to accustom ourselves into a proper pace. Camp at a spacious meadow where alpine terrains on both sides offering excellent views. (approx 5 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  Overnight: Camping

Day 04:Shidetzi - Yak Meadow
Today is in a rather loose pace as we continue up mildly. With wider views of this Langma Valley, black spot-like yaks pasturing up there on halfway of the mountains. During summer time, the mountains come alive with colorful flowers and blooming bushes. In a sunny day, this valley provides clear views with sky extremely blue and cloud snowy white. We reach our campsite which is also a greenery meadow beside a mountain slope. Pasturing yaks are around but not to be afraid of them as yaks are generally mild. Make sure keep salt-smelled stuff covered up because yaks like them and may approach abruptly.(approx 4 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner      Overnight: Camping

Day 05:Yak Meadow - Danba
In the morning have breakfast prepared by our cook. This morning we ascend to a mountain pass of elevation about 4100 meters. Earning a panoramic view of the Langma Valley we have walked though at the top of the pass. Down we meet the glacier-covered peak of Mt. Yala. Seldom visited spot as it is, this mountain has a fame of unsummitable. Many expedition teams have tried to summit from as early as 1999 but none succeed due to unfavorable weather condition and its steepness though Mt. Yala is not very high compare to other peaks on Tibetan Plateau: itself a height of 5820 meters. Keep trekking to Taila Valley, passing small Tibetan settlements encounter a group of Tibetan cowboys possibly. Condition underfoot becomes better until we get to our trekking terminal where we transfer to Danba and a hotel for overnight.(approx 6 hours)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner       Overnight: Hotel

Day 06:Danba Departure
Our service ends this morning. Continue your trip or ride back to Chengdu.

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