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Minya Konka Trek

Starts: Chengdu, China
Finishes: Chengdu, China

Visit: Chengdu, Kangding, Yugong, Dacaoba, Racaka, Moxi, Kangding, Chengdu

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This superb adventure holiday combines the experience of real Tibetan culture with a spectacular trek through the beautiful valleys of Riwoche and Moxi to Konka Monastery below the ice-fluted shark's fin of Minya Konka (7556m), the world's highest peak beyond the Himalaya. Situated on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, Minya Konka is also one of the most sacred mountains to Tibetan Buddhists, equal in status to Mount Kailas in Western Tibet. Impressive mountain panoramas and austere glaciers, babbling brooks and river torrents, azure blue lakes, enchanting mixed woodland, grazing yaks and their nomadic herders, chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and elaborately decorated Gompas, are contained in this holiday.

Our week long trek begins just south of Kangding. the 'Gateway to Tibet'. We make a steady ascent of the Riwoche valley with its soaring cliffs and fast river torrents. At the head of this valley we enter a high grazing area where we will encounter the temporary settlements of the nomadic yak herders. Climbing to cross the 4900 metre Bhuchu La, we then descend the beautiful Moxi valley eventually entering forests of rhododendron, juniper, birch and oak which in October become a riot of Autumnal colours. We stay overnight in the Konka monastery and the climax of our trek is the climb to the ridge above for unrivalled views of Minya Konka and the Daxue range of 6000-metre snowy peaks. Although Minya Konka is the undoubted centre-piece of this great trekking holiday to a little visited mountain region of Sichuan, there is much more to the holiday than this, admittedly, superbly photogenic mountain.

If you want to see real Tibetan culture, this is where you should come. This holiday will give you an insight into the rural life of the Kham region and also of the Minyak people who are an ethnic group distinct again from their Khampa neighbours. Combined with a fascinating journey through Sichuan province, with its many spectacular monasteries, gigantic 'hill paintings' and the great Mani Pile of Tagong, and sightseeing in the city of Chengdu, including the Pandas at the world famous breeding centre. This is a world class trekking holiday and also a real adventure and travel experience in an area visited by very few Westerners.

Highlights

    • Trek beneath Minya Konka (7556m) - the highest peak east of the Himalayas
    • Meet the distinctive Khampa and Minyak communities
    • Discover monasteries and Great Mani Pile of the Tagong Plateau
    • Visit the Panda Breeding Centre at Chengdu

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145380
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Chengdu, China
Finishes: Chengdu, China
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A Western Tour Leader (for groups of 6 or more)
  • The services of a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • Visit to the Chengdu Panda Centre
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals as described in the meal plan
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All permits and entrance fees required by the itinerary
  • All camping equipment (except personal equipment)
  • While on trek a support crew including cook baggage ponies and their handlers

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,660 ($244/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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China Chengdu, Kangding, Pao-Ma Mountains, Laoyuling, Upper Riwoche Valley, Riwoche Pass, Moxi Valley, Konka Monastery, Xinduqiao, Lhagang
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Trekking

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Graham  

Good opportunity to do a remote mountain trek combined with experiencing Tibet and urban China today. The trek is not demanding in itself although altitude limits quick progress. Trek is quite basic with less frills than on treks in Nepal, for instance. Food is also pretty basic and worthwhile taking some "extras". Sadly the Chinese also think it is fine to leave a large amount of litter on the trails too which is a bit concerning. Remote Tibetan area fantastic and views better than expected which make the long journeys tolerable and interesting too.

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Karyn  

It's a contrary combination the walking isn't hard going but the camping is, as cold high and If you are vegetarian then it will be challenging as most dishes had meat in some form and this had to be picked out, so take lots of goodies. Great tents great views great experience.

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