8 Days Qinghai Yuzhu Peak (Sob Gangri) Climbing Tour

Yu Zhu Feng, altitude 6,178 meters (20,269 feet) , is the highest peak in the eastern KunLun Mountains and located about 3 hours by car outside of Golmud, in Qinghai, China. The climbing season is from April to October with the best time of year in July and August. To all the persons who love trekking, it will be exciting to conquer the peak of Yuzhu. This 8 Days Qinghai Yuzhu Peak Climbing Tour is designed for mountaineering-loving people and  is an ideal mountain climbing tour for beginners.


  • Conquer a over 6000m mountian in Qinghai – Yuzhu Feng.
  • Meet splendid sceneries in and around the mountain.
  • Enjoy the starry sky and stunning sunrise of  Yuzhu Feng.
  • Enjoy your leisurely time in Golmud city.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Golmud Arrival
  • Day 2: Golmud-Budongquan
  • Day 3: Budongquan-Base Camp
  • Day 4: Base Camp Training
  • Day 5: Base Camp-Camp 1
  • Day 6: Camp1-Summit-Base Camp-Golmud
  • Day 7: Flexible Day 
  • Day 8: Golmud Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Golmud

Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Golmud

Fly to Golmud in Qinghai Province.Pick you up at Golmud airport and send you to Hotel for rest.Check you climbing kits and adapt Qinghai Tibetan Plateau Climate.

Day 2 Golmud – Xidatan – Budongquan

Sightseeing and Activities:Drive 180km, about 4 hours to Budongquan
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning depart the hotel in Goldmud to Budongquan (4600m), the total journey is 180km and takes 4 hours. When you arrive Budongquan, please take rest.

Day 3 Budongquan – Base Camp of Sob Gangri Peak

Sightseeing and Activities:Drive to Base Camp
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning drive 30 km along Qinghai Tibet road, and continue drive 18 km sandstone road to reach Base Camp (5050m)at the south slop of Sob Gangri Peak. The oxygen there is only 50% compare to plain area, wind is cold and heavy, sunlight is stronger. Please drink more hot water at Base Camp, and do not eat too much food.

Day 4 Base Camp Training Day

Sightseeing and Activities:Base Camp Trainning
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a climbing training day at Base Camp. The climbing guide will train basic climbing techniques,ice walking,self rescue, and other knowledge.

Day 5 Base Camp – Camp 1

Sightseeing and Activities:Trek from Base Camp to Camp 1
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning take rest at Base Camp(5600m). After lunch start trek from Base Camp to Camp 1, it will takes around 3 hours in 1.5 km salt bed. The climbing guide will lead you and trek slowly to keep energy.

Day 6 Ascending the Sob Gangri Peak

Sightseeing and Activities:Camp 1-the Summit-Base Camp-Golmud
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today continue climbing towards the Sob Gangri Peak. The average slop is 30¡ã for the whole route. When reach the altitude of 5800m, begin to set rope and climbing for around 2 hours to reach the summit. After top the peak, take 3 hours return to Base Camp. Then drive 3 hours to Golmud City.

Day 7 Flexible Day

Sightseeing and Activities:Flexible Day
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a flexible day prepare for Day 6 if the weather is not allowed for top the peak, the climbing guide will organize the group to do it on Day 7. If everything goes well, today you can visit some sightseeing sites in Golmud city or around.

Day 8 Golmud Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:Depart from Golmud

Enjoy your free time before be transferred to the airport for the departure flight to next station.

Recommended Hotels

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Golmud DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai Golmud Yellow River International Hotel Kunhai Hotel

Service Included:

  • Land transfer and transportation with private vehicle;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Personal knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide;
  • All meals listed in the itinerary;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel or budget hostel, guesthouse or tent. Please tell us your accommodation preference when submitting the enquiry; we will arrange the best-value hotels for you.

Service Excluded:

  • International flight to and out of Chengdu;
  • Chinese visa (Note: we could help you with the Chinese visa application, like providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies, etc that you may need. )
  • Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

Travel Tips:

  1. High Altitude Sickness in Yuzhu Feng

You may get high altitude sickness when you trek in Yuzhu Feng since it is in Tibetan highland with high altitude,. Therefore, you have to take some measures to prevent it before you go. You can eat some anti-altitude sickness drugs (for example: Hongjintian) in advance and make sure you are in great fit. If you really get an altitude sickness, don’t worry too much. Just be relaxed, take enough rests and sleep well. Don’t drink alcohol and do not do excessive exercises.

  1. Packing List for the Climbing Tour

1). Prepare good-qualified camping equipment (tent, sleep bags, moisture pad), backpacks, trekking poles, waterproof clothes and boots, rain gear, cookers, sunscreen products and other things you need.
2). Take Complex vitamins, glucose products and commonly used drugs (cold medicine, gastrointestinal drugs, trauma medicine, and anti-altitude sickness drugs) with you during your trekking.
3). Take sufficient high-energy food by yourself for your trekking.

  1. Yuzhu Feng Climate & Weather

The climatic condition of the Yuzhu Feng is that of the continental type. The mean temperature of this peak is less than zero always. The least temperature can even be minus thirty. Because of the geographic location, the eastern side of Kunlun Mountain has become a line of division of various climates between north as well as south of the western China. It has to be understood that location of Yuzhu Peak even creates great complexity in climatic conditions. The south slope is almost snow slope always. Transportation facilities are available regularly.

The best time to visit is from April to October. Different seasons for the different nature beauties. But pay attention to pack enough down jacket, thermal cloth and warm shoes.