Day01 Arrival in Chengdu Arrival in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Pandas. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred in the city. If the time we have permits, we will have a walk through the Broad and Narrow Lanes (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi). It consists in 3 alleys: Kuan Alley, Zhai Alley, and Jing Alley. Experience the typical lifestyle of the old Chengdu. 1N in 4*Minshan Lhasa Hotel
Day02 Chengdu – Kangding BLD Leave in the morning for Kangding. On the way, we will pass by Yaan, the famous rainy city, and drive across the Tunnel of Erlang Mountain, which traditionally marks the natural limits between Han and Tibetan villages. Arrival in Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Zang (Tibetan) Autonomous Prefecture and critical juncture between Tibetan and Han People in history. Kangding used to be an important "gateway to Tibet" in the history. 1N at 3*Lamuzelinka Hotel
Day03 Kangding – Laoyulin – Gesar Meadow, trekking begins BLD Drive to Laoyulin and meet the trek crew. After a simple picnic lunch we start the trekking. Trek along the little brook in the valley for approx. 2 and 1/2 hrs until reach our campsite at Gesar Meadow (2700m). Spare time for the rest of the day. Camping
Day04 Trekking to Jiazela BLD Trek to Jiazela camp (3200m) today. We will pass by Jiazela pass which is 4960m over sea level. During the attempt, we can see clearly a beautiful glacier, zigzaging deeply into the green forests. After a 7hrs trek for approx. 15km in distance we finally reach our camp on a open grassland – the Jiazela meadow. CAMPING
Day05 Trekking to Yulongxi BLD Trek begins at 9 o’clock in the morning. Today, after the first two days of warm up and acclimatization, the trek begins earlier . We will walk through nomad’s big camps and watch out carefully their big dogs sitting by these black yak-hair made tents. Today’s trek is 5hrs for 10km. Campsite at Yulongxi near a stream at 3300m altitude. CAMPING
Day06 Trekking to Moxigou BLD 12km and 5.5 hrs trekking today. Going up hill (4670 m) again after breakfast. The landscape is amazing on our way up, which keeps us in a very good mood. Trekking down, we can feel the altitude decreasing very quickly. Reach our camp and spare time in the tents. CAMPING at Moxigou (2900m)
Day07 Trekking to Gongga Monastery BLD A highlight of the trek today. We will trek to Gongga Monastery, the nearest camp to the main peak of Mt.Gongga. After a 5hrs trek for a 10km mileage and cross a bush forest covered by thick fallen leaves and flower petals, we reach our camp by the monastery. Take photos around the camp. Camping Campsite: 3700m
Day08 Trekking to Zimei Village BLD Walk up in the early morning to view the splendid sunrise and mists embracing the waist of Mount Gongga. In the afternoon, we start an easy trek for 5km and cross a cantilever bridge to Zimei, a small Tibetan village in the heart land of Gongga Mountain. Camping at 3100m
Day09 Trekking to Shangmu Ju village, drive to Xinduqiao BLD Leave Zimei in the morning and trek all the way up to Zimei Pass (4764 m), where we can get the best and the last view on Mt. Gongga in a close distance. Bid our farewell to the King mountain of Sichuan Province and trek to Shangmu Ju village. From here we will say goodbye to our helpful Tibetan crew and get picked-up to Xinduqiao. The first night at a hotel with hot shower and private bath since the beginning of our trekking. 1N at simple hotel in Xinduqiao
Day10 Xinduqiao – Kangding – Chengdu BLD Check out and leave in the morning for Chengdu. Have lunch in Kangding and do some shopping at its free bazar if desired. In the mid afternoon we arrive in Chengdu and check-in at the hotel. A good farewell dinner will be arranged by our host in Chengdu. 1N at 4-star Minshan Lhasa Hotel or similar
Day11 Leave Chengdu B Check out and escort to airport for departure flight. End of the unforgettable trekking tour.
This journey is an adventure and only succeeds if you show understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes or imponderable situations. It requires the participants to have the sense of community and a cooperative spirit, and be ready to face very simple living conditions. Despite the careful planning, the program might change, sometimes in a short term, which may result in possible program modifications and the cancellation of some visits. Of course, the best for both our team and you is to respect the intented program. Besides we would like to point out that you are responsible for your own for all the possible dangers during the journey.
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