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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Minya Konka Trek - Kham Tibetan JourneyTour Name:         Minya Konka Trek - Kham Tibetan Journey
Tour Code:          M69D327
Duration:            12 Days & 11 Nights
Destination:        Chengdu, Kangding/ Dartsedo, Shangmuju, trek Minya Konka, Laoyulin
Features:            Mt. Minya Konka, stands at 7,556m/24,785 ft, is the highest mountain in Kham. More commonly known as the King of Sichuan Mountains, Minya Konka offers stunning scenery, abundant vegetations, full-bodied Tibetan culture and beautiful nomadic rangelands. It is a sacred mountain to the Tibetans. The trek starts from Shangmuju, a lovely Tibetan village, passing through grasslands, forests, glaciers, alpine lakes, cross over white water rivers, nomads meadows, and secluded Buddhist Gompa. You will have a wonderful time in Sichuan. A must-do trek in the Khampa area. 
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Upon arrival Chengdu, met with and driven to hotel.  N/A Buddha Zen Hotel


 Chengdu - Kangding

Drive from Chengdu Plain to mountainous Kangding, the gateway to Tibet. B, L, D Kangding Gesar Hotel


Kangding - Shangmuju

Driving cross Tsedo Pass and along river to Shangmuju Village. B, L, D  Local Lodge



Trek ascends to Tsemei Pass and trek down to Tsemei Village. B, L, D  Camping Tent


Gongar Gompa

Trek through bushes and woodland to Gongar Gompa/Monastery. B, L, D  Camping Tent

  Moxi Valley

Trek to Moxigou Valley. B, L, D  Camping Tent


Walk to Yulongxi. B, L, D  Camping Tent

 Yulongxi - Yatsela

Trek to Yatsela Pasture. B, L, D  Camping Tent

 Meadow Camp

Trek to the Meadow camp named "Gesaer Pasture". B, L, D  Camping Tent


Trek to Laoyulin and driven to Kangding. B, L, D Kangding Gesar Hotel

 Kangding - Chengdu

Driven back to Chengdu and enjoy a hotpot dinner. B, L, D Buddha Zen Hotel


Airport transfer and departure.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival ChengduChengdu,Sichuan,China
Today you arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Chengdu. The rest of day is at your own disposal.

Day02 Chengdu - Kangding (B, L, D)Kangding,the Gateway to Tibet from Sichuan
set off in the morning for Kangding. You will have a drive from the Chengdu plain to higher plateau of the Tibetan area. Drive 360km on paved road, into hill country and crossing through the Mt. Erlang tunnel, En-route you will stop to visit Luding Iron Bridge in Luding. Then you will reach Kangding, which is cradled in a narrow gorge along the raging Dzetuo River. The river's continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the west come to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and the ever-popular yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of "Gateway to Tibet". Enjoy a fine dinner mixed with Tibetan and Sichuan food.

Day03 Kangding - Shangmuju (B, L, D)Pasture below Minya Konka Mountain in Sichuan
Leave in the morning for Shangmuju Village. Right out of Kangding, you will start ascending up to Tsedo mountain which is over 4,000 meters/ 13.125 feet above sea level. The scenery on the pass is amazing. From here we go to Shangmuju Tibetan village. Enjoy nice views of the high mountains including the mighty Minya Konka (7,556 m/ 24,790 feet) and lush green valleys on the way.

Day04 Trek to Tsemei (B, L, D)Trek begins at Minya Konka in Sichuan
Met with your trek crew and start the trekking around Minya Konka. You will walk up the Tsemei Pass (4,440m/ 14,570 feet) from where you could view the Minya Konka in distance. A down hill trail leads you all the way to Tsemei Village where we set up our camp and enjoy tent life. Camping for the night

Day05 Trek to Gongar Gompa (B, L, D)Minya Konka Trek - East Tibet
Enjoy warm coffee and tea in the morning. Today's trek takes us to Gongar Gompa (Gonggar Monastery). The trail traversing through woodland and crossing river, earlier in the afternoon you get to Gongar Gompa that was founded by Rolpyi Dorjee, the spiritual Guru of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the monastery and nearby areas offer a good light hike for 1-2hrs. Camping for the night

Day06 Trek to Moxi Valley (B, L, D)Minya Konka Trek,East Tibet Kham
Gongar Gompa is facing the snowy peaks of Minya Konka. So if the weather is fine you could view the snow-capped pyramid peaks of Konka Mountain including a cluster of over 10 which are all above 6,000m and the 7,556m main peak. Trek to Moxi Valley through dense forests where you will have lots of photo opportunities. Camping for the night

Day07 Trek to Yulongxi (B, L, D) Trek in the vallye of Yulongxi around Mt.Gonggar
It will be an ascending trek in the first hours that is rigorous. After passing by the pass you will find the down hill track to Yulongxi (Jade Dragon Brook), the nomadic meadow. Camping for the night

Day08 Walk to Yatsela (B, L, D)Trekking around Minya Konka
Trek along the Moxi Valley and get over the YulongXi River and reach Yatsela Pasture through some nomad black tents. Camping for the night

Day09 Trek to Meadow Camp (B, L, D)Trek at Minya Konka in Sichuan
This morning we start with a climbing up the hill, crossing the Yatsela pass (4.960 m / 16,275 feet). Down the glacier there is alpine lake formed by the melted ice waters. Later in the afternoon we reach the Meadow Camp named "Gesar Pasture". Camping for the night

Day10 Trek to Laoyulin, driven to Kangding (B, L, D)Trek at Minya Konka,Kham,Sichuan
Enjoy the last hours of the trek. You will say goodbye to the trek crew at Laoyulin from where you will meet your driver and transferred to hotel in Kangding. Enjoy a nice time in Kangding after days of walking.

Day11 Kangding - Chengdu (B, L, D)Dadu River Valley,Luding,Sichuan
Leave in the morning for Chengdu. Have a local lunch in Ya'an and arrive Chengdu in the afternoon. At night you will enjoy a savory hotpot dinner in Chengdu.

Day12 Depart Chengdu (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Journey ends.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room/tent (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a seasoned English speaking local trek guide during the walking and for culture visits in the itinerary (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Adequate packing animals such as horses/or yaks and porters for baggages/outdoor gears during the trekking;
08). Professional outdoor sleeping tents with mattress during the trekking (twin shared basis);
09). Kitchen tent, toilet tent and folding table and chairs during the camping days;
10). Three meals a day prepared by professional outdoor cook during the walking;
). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
12). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). Sleeping bags and other personal trekking gears;
07). International travel insurance;
08). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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