Trek in Mt. Minya Gangkar
Trek in Mt. Minya Gangkar (TK02)
Mt. Mingya Gangkar is the highest mountain in Sichuan province, was once thought to be the highest peak on this planet. It is with elevation of 7556m. This trek starts at Kangding, and this trek can be customized to fit a particular group’s interests, budgets and schedules. This trip can be emphasized trekking activities if the group has a great interest in trekking, or to emphasize the region’s cultural riches if that’s where our interests lie.
Day 2 Chengdu to Kangding: Drive 360km on paved road, into hill country and crossing through the Mt. Erlang tunnel, En-route we will stop by to visit Luding Iron Bridge. Then arrive at the gateway town of the Eastern Tibet of Kham – Kangding, which is cradled in a narrow gorge along the raging Dzetuo River. The river’s continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the west come to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and the ever-popular yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of “Gateway to Tibet”, after arrive in Kangding take an easy walk in order to acclimatizing to the altitude, visit to Anjue monastery.
Day 3 Kangding: today we will make some visit to the Pao-Ma mountain in order to acclimatizing to the ahnge of altitude; get ready for the trekking.
Day 4 Kangding to Camp 1(Da-Cao-Ba): Drive to Laoyuling, where we will load up baggages and supplies to the horses; begin our first day trekking, which is about 2-3 hours for the first day, reach the camp, overnight.
Day 5 Trekking to Camp 2 (Upper Riwoche): Today we will get up early to enjoy the sunrise, 3 hours after departure, we will arrive at one road junction, where we will take the left to over the pass of Riwoche Pass, approxmately another 4 hours to arrive at our camp for today; enroute we will be able to enjoy the stunning nature view of the snow captured peaks, which are all above 6000m.
Day 6 Trekking to Camp 3 (Moxi Valley): Today is the difficult day due to the high altitude of the pass, it need some times to approach the pass and get over it, Camp at Moxi Valley.
Day 7 Trekking to Camp 4 (Gangkar monastery): the trekking trail is descending almost all day long, the monastery of Gangkar is about 3750 above sea level, it was built in 13th century by the 1st Repoche of Gangkar monastery, it is also one of the 3 holy places of Karma Kargyu Sect of Tibetan Religion, you may prefer to sleep in tent or the guesthouse of the small monastery.
Day 8 Camp 4 (Gangkar monastery): it is recommended to have day break at this wonderful site, where you may start to explore the east slope of Mt. Minya gangakr, which allows you to approcah this highest peak in southwest of China.
Day 9 Trekking to Camp 5 (Tsemei Pass): this spot is one of the best spot to view the sunrise of Mt. Minyar Gangkar, we will spend one last night of this trekking at this spot.
Day 10 Trekking & To Xinduqiao: today we will continiuingly descending to Tsemei village, where our vehicle will be waiting at; then load up baggages, we will drive to Xinduqiao, which is a small Tibetan tow, and becoming well known nowadays for its beautiful nature view.
Day 11 Xinduqiao to Kangding via Lhagang: today we will drive to Kangding, enroute we wioll stop by Lhagang to visit the Temple of Rincess Wenchen, and then on the new road to Kangding.
Day 12 Kangding to Chengdu: today, we will drive back to Chengdu, to relax.
Day 13 Chengdu to the airport for departure.
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