Kangding Trek is a trek that fits most of the visitors even for young kids. It happens in the eastern Tibet near Kangding, which is the gateway town to the Tibetan Plateau. The trek takes about 3 days where you will experience the wildlife and snow-capped mountain peaks.
*An optional 2 days trekking extension is available upon request
|Arrive||Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Departure||Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Single Supplement||US$ 264.00|
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.
Chengdu to 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 arriving in Kangding take a walk to acclimate to the altitude and visit Anjue monastery.
Trek Day 1
We’ll begin the trek by departing from Kangding by vehicle to Dzonggu village, where we load the baggage onto local horses. The hike is about 5-6 hours where we’ll cross bushland and trees, the land view is wide, through the valley to reach the camp by the east slop of Yarla Yartso mountain. It is said to be one of the nine holy mountains in the remote antiquity, which is the holy mountain and to resemble a white yak.
Trek Day 2
From the camp we’ll depart for the first pass and onto the grassland to enjoy the scenery at Yarla Yartso Mountain. Then, we’ll descend to the bottom of the valley, to camp by the beautiful holy lake of Yalar Yotso.
Trek Day 3 meet vehicle, to Lhagang
We’ll depart from the camp, where we’ll take another trail onto the last pass to descend to the spot that our vehicle waits, load up our gear to the vehicle, we will see goodby to our Tibetan Trekking Crew, and then we will drive to onto Bamei county, where we turn to east. En route, detour the great mani pile of Kham in Manijiaguo village. We will spend the night at Lhagang
Lhagang to Chengdu
We’ll go by vehicle through the new road of Kangding, which is a place famous for its terrific views. If the weather permits Mt. Minya Gangkar, which is the highest mountain southwest of China, is visible.
Your journey ends today, you will be driven to the airport for departure