8 Days Mount Gongga Hiking Tour

Mount Gongga, also known as Minya Konka, is located in the east edge of Tibetan Plateau. With the altitude of 7556m, Mount Gongga is the highest mountain in Sichuan, so called the “King of Shushan”. This 8 Days Mount Gongga Hiking Tour will bing you to meet the splendid scenery in and round this famous mountain including snow mountains, glaciers, hot springs, valleys and alpine lakes, ect. The best time for this treking tour will be from April to November and this hiking tour is designed for entry level climbers & beginners.


  • Hiking the “King of Sichuan” – Gongga Mountian, the highest mountian in Sichuan.
  • Meet splendid sceneries in and around the mountain.
  • Enjoy the starry sky and stunning sunrise of Mount Gongga.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chengdu Arrival
  • Day 2: Chengdu-Xiazimei Village
  • Day 3: Xiazimei Village-Base Camp
  • Day 4: Base Camp-Camp 1
  • Day 5: Camp1-Base Camp
  • Day 6: Base Camp-Xiazimei Village
  • Day 7: Xiazimei Village-Chengdu 
  • Day 8: Chengdu Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1  Chengdu Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:Chengdu Arrival

Fly to Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Pick you up at Chengdu airport and send you to Hotel for rest. Check you climbing kits and so some preparation work.

Day 2 Chengdu – Shimian County – Bawan Lake – Xiazimei Village

Sightseeing and Activities:Bawan Lake
Accommodation:Xiazimei Village
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning depart the hotel in Chengdu at 06:30, drive along Yaxi highway, through Shimian County, cross Dadu river valley to reach Dacaoke Tibean Township. From there to Bawan Lake, and have some photo shooting time around Bawan Lake. Continue drive to reach the destination Xiazimei Village(3200m). Today’s total journey is around 380km, and takes 10 hours.

Day 3 Xiazimei Village – Gonggga Lamasery – Base Camp of Mount Gongga

Sightseeing and Activities:Gongga Lamasery
Accommodation:Base Camp
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning leave Xiazimei Village at 08:00, trek to Gongga Lamasery (3750m)which located at the foot of highest peak of Mount Gongga, it is a good place to watch the full view of the highest peak of Mount Gongga. From Gongga Lamasery, walk along Glacier Valley to arrive Base Camp (4200m)of Mount Gongga. Today’s total trekking time is around 7 hours.

Day 4 Base Camp of Mount Gongga – Camp 1

Sightseeing and Activities:trekk to Camp 1
Accommodation:Base Camp 1
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Base Camp of Mount Gongga at 09:00 in the morning towards Camp 1. The route is rubble stone slope with snow basin, it is not difficult for trekking but consumes strength and energy. It takes 3 hours to reach Camp 1 which located at a hollow place at an altitude of 4900m.

Day 5 Camp 1 – Nama Peak of Mount Gongga – Base Camp

Sightseeing and Activities:Nama Peak of Mount Gongga
Accommodation:Base Camp 
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave Camp 1 at 03:30 in the early morning, ascending to the Nama Peak of Mount Gongga(5588m). Stay for a few minutes, then must return back before 12:00 from the Peak.

Day 6 Base Camp – Gongga Lamasery – Xiazimei Village

Sightseeing and Activities:trekk to Xiazimei Village
Accommodation:Xiazimei Village
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today morning 08:00 leave Base Camp, through 5 hours trekking back to Xiazimei Village.

Day 7 Xiazimei Village – Bawan Lake – Shimian County -Chengdu

Sightseeing and Activities:drive back to Chengdu
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave Zimei Village at 08:00, through Bawan Lake, then drive back to Chengdu. Today will take around 10 hours on the road.

Day 8 Chengdu Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:Chengdu Departure

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

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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 Mount Gongga

You may get high altitude sickness when you trek in Mount Gongga (Minya Konka) since Mount Gongga 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 Trekking in Mount Gongga

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. Mount Gongga Climate & Weather

Mount Gongga climate is plateau temperature zone, featuring a huge difference in temperature. Rainy season is from June to November with July, August and September raining the most. Dry season is from November to May, during which the weather will be wilder than other areas in the same altitude. Here are more information about the weather in Mount Gongga and the best time to visit.

  1. Mount Gongga Transportation

There is no flight and regular bus connecting with Mount Gongga. Generally, getting to Mount Gongga will start from Chengdu to Kangding or Moxi Town. Then get into Mount Gongga from north or south. While there are buses to Hailuogou from Chengdu at Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station. While on you hiking way, you have chance to rent a horse to help you.