12 days
US$ 336.00
Single Supplement

Derge Trek

Derge was the capital of the 5 major kingdoms of eastern Tibet in Kham. Derge Trek is to begin from Dzongsar village, which is hidden in the valley next to the Jinsha River for hundreds of years. This trek will end at Manigango, a wild-west small town. It is said that Manigango was the Battle field that The King Gesar conquered the evil. We will explore the hidden valleys in Kham, and enjoy the scenery there during this trip

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture date
2020 April 25th
2020 June15th
2020 July15th
2020 August15th
2020 September15th
Arrive Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Activity Trekking, Adventure
Group size

Minimum 4 people, maximum 16 people

Licensed English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Lunches and dinners on the days at trekking
One Dining Tent
One kitchen Tent
One Toilet Tent
Yaks and Tibetan that to manage Yaks during trek
  • 4 – 5 people Tour: 4 yaks and 2 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 6 – 7 people Tour: 6 yaks and 2 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 8 – 9 people Tour: 8 yaks and 3 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 10 – 12 people Tour: 10 yaks and 4 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 13 – 16 people Tour: 12 yaks and 4 Tibetan to manage yaks
The Free-charge carried large baggage is 15 kilograms per person
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement Personal equipment such as mattress, sleeping bag

Arrive in Chengdu

Meet your guide at the airport or train station, drive to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon feel free to take a relaxing sightseeing visit to the traditional Chinese teahouse at People’s park.

Overnight: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Chengdu to Xindu-qiao via Kangding

We’ll drive 360 kilometers on a paved road, into hill country and cross through Mt. Erlang tunnel, where we will stop by to visit Luding Iron Bridge. Then, we’ll arrive at the gateway town of the Eastern Tibet of Kham – Kangding , which is cradled along the raging Dzetuo River. The river’s continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the West to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of “Gateway to Tibet.” After taking a short visit to this newly remolded Tibetan town, we will continually drive onto Mt Dzetuo pass (4323 meters), then descending to one small Tibetan village of Xindu Qiao, where we will spend our night.

Overnight: Jin Qiu Mu Ma Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


Xindu-qiao to Garze (Kanze) County

We will get up early to appreciate the morning view of this quiet Tibetan town, which is getting well-known for its picturesque nature view; After having breakfast, we will be back on the main trail heading west to Lhagang — a small Tibetan town built by the road, where we will visit to Lhagang monastery, a Nyingma pa sect monastery. Then we will continue the drive all the way to Garze (Kanze) County , enjoy the nature scenery along the drive. We will pick some spots to stop stretching legs, and relaxing; In Kanze, we will visit to Kanze Monastery

Overnight: Tang Gu La Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


Kanze to Pelyul

The overall distance from Garze (Kanze) County to Pelyul County is about 230 kilometers on a paved and dirt road. The watershed pass cuts through the glacial Kawalingring range, which divides the Yangtze and Yarlung basins. While crossing the watershed pass (4,320 meters) and heading towards Pelyul, there are spectacular upland lakes and grasslands of gentian and edelweiss, among others.

Overnight: Jin Ou Grand Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


Pelyul to Dzongsar valley

Today, we will go along the eastern bank of Jinsha River to a valley junction, which is narrow and about 40 kilometers away. The valley is wide, Dzongsar, a rich and beautiful monastery is located on the top of the small mountain at the end of the valley where a vast Barley field is. It is similar to Shangri-la where Tibetan live peacefully and quietly. Dzongsar Monastery was founded in 1275. It had been a Nyingma pa and a Kagyu sect temple, and was the site of a Bonpo shrine. Dzongsar monastery, the now Sakyapa monastery was the home of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1821-1894) and Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1896-1959). During the lives of these two extraordinary spiritual leaders, Dzongsar Monastery became a center for the non-sectarian approach to the study and practice of Buddhism, and great lamas of all four Tibetan traditions studied there. The Monastery has been rebuilt in recent years following its destruction under Communist rule. The present Dzongsar Khyentse, Thubten Chokyi Gyamtso, supervises the Institute where 250 monks are being educated.

Overnight: Local guesthouse | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


Trek Day 1 -- Dzongsar valley to Valley junction (6.5 hours walk)

In the morning pack your luggage onto the animal carrying the baggages. Then, along Mesho-chu Southward, which is about 2 kilometers before reaching Yuba village we’ll cross a wooden bridge on Mesho-chu. We’ll reach a small hill, leave the main trail to the first unknown pass, then descend to the valley. This lush, green valley is about 8 kilometers long where you’ll turn north to Redakla pass that leads you to the valley junction where you’ll camp.

Overnight: Tent | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Trek Day 2 -- To Nenang Gonpa (6 – 7 hours walk)

After having breakfast you’ll load your gear, then ascend to the Redakla pass, then descend to the valley to Tingchu for about 8 kilometers., Over 3 passes en route you’ll head north to Nenang gonpa.

Overnight: Tent | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Trek Day 3 -- Nenang Gonpa to Medow camp

The trail today is flat where there are several rivers to crossing through. The walk is pleasant, and along the road we may see wildlife including, deer. The camp is located at one meadow by a small stream beneath the highest pass of this trek, also known as Dzen.

Overnight: Tent | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Trek Day 4 -- Complete this trek, Arrival Garze

You’ll depart early in the morning where the altitude goes up to 5,000 meters to the pass of Den-La from the Meadow camp at 4,100 meters. A period of 3 hours is needed to cover this distance. We’ll have a picnic at the pass, where the snow covered mountains are visible including, Mt. Tro La, Mt. Rongme Peza, Mt. Gongri Neto. Descending along the rocky trail, to the first stage, a a lake that resembles a blue-diamond descends to the bottom of the valley. Along Dzen-chu to the entrance of the valley, crossing a wooden bridge, our vehicle will be waiting next to the wooden bridge. And then we will drive about 100 kilometers to Garze for overnight, We will have a nice shower tonight

Overnight: Tang Gu La Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Garze to Kangding

We’ll depart for return trip. We will take the same road we came through all the way to Kangding, via Xinduqiao and Mt Dzeto Pass (4323 meters); After arrive in Kangding, we will get the chance to interract with local people, and wathcing the current most popular gathering of “Guang Chang Wu”, a dance in the Kangding Sqaure when it is dark

Overnight: Wan Sen Ling Ka Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


Kangding to Chengdu

Today, we will drive back to Chengdu, the bus-journey may take 3 hnours, once arrive in Chengdu, we will drive to visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base

Overnight: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Chengdu Departure

Your journey ends today, we’ll drive you to airport for your departure

Overnight: Not included | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

To find out the driving rout of this journey, please enlarge and view this map

To get more detail of the terk, please enlarge and view this map

Tibetan Trekking Travel
dege trek camp site
Zen la pass
dege trek lake
dege trek camp

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