Mount Gongga Travel Guide

Gonggashan Travel Guide and Tour Packages

Gonggashan is a group of mountains in western Sichuan in Ganzi Tibetan Prefecture. Its highest point is the top of a 7556-meter mountain Mount Gongga, which is called the king of Sichuan Mountains. Gonggashan is home to many big mountains over 5000 and 6000 meters, big glaciers, primitive forests, beautiful alpine valleys, Tibetan nomads people and a very fine adventure travel destination, once listed as one of the top 10 hiking destinations in China. It is located at about 300km west to Chengdu near the town of Kangding. Here you can find the most detailed travel information about Gonggashan including travel season, navigation, getting there, travel maps, accommodations and everything related to travel to Gonggashan including our best-selected tours to Gonggashan.

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Gonggashan (Minya Konka, Mount Gongga)

Gonggashan is a big place. It has attractions, places and activities worth to do on its east, north and west. At its east there are Hailuogou Glacier Park, Yanzigou Park, Red Stone Slides. At its north there are Beihaizi Shan, Gonggashan hiking and the city of Kangding. At its west there are Yaha Pass Photo spot, Zimei Pass, Gongga Gompa and hiking. Some of these require entrance fees some do not. You will need multiple days to see any one of these places

Gonggashan Massif

Gonggashan Massif is a range in Daxue Shan in western Sichuan. It has over 15 mountains that are over 6000 meters, making it one of the most popular places in China for hiking and climbing. Among these mountains there Mount Gongga, Mt. Zhongshan, Mt. Edgar, Mt. Jiazi, Mt. Roddmain, Mt. Doddmain, Mt. Langemain, etc. These high mountains are covered in snow all year round.

Conch Glacier Park (Hailuogou)

Conch Glacier Park is also called Hailuogou Glacier Park. It is a national park located at the southeast of Gonggashan. It is a big valley goes to the glacier of Mount Gongga at around 3800 meters above sea level. Conch Valley is home to a few big glaciers in China. Entrance fee is required to go into this park. It has very good facilities for visitors to see the glaciers and forests.

Gonggashan Hiking

Hiking is a big deal in Gonggashan. The hiking is usually done from April to the next January, which are considered good seasons for hiking. It has different trails in Gonggashan that allow you to make plans of a hiking trip of different duration. A car tour can lead you to Hailuogou Glacier Park and most of the passes for you to take photos. A hiking trip leads you to go into the wild parts of Gonggashan to see more.

Recommended length of visiting: 3-4 hours to 2-10 days;

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Mt. Gongga Travel Guide and Tours
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    Mount Gongga

    Mount Gongga is a 7556-meter mountain and the eastern most 7-thousander on earth. It is sometimes called Gonggashan, the same as the name of the range itself. Konka means big white mountain. Mount Gongga is also a holy mountain in local Buddhist culture.

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    Hiking and Trekking

    Gonggashan is one of the most popular hiking places in China due to its beautiful landscape and easy access. A hiking trip to Mount Gongga usually takes about a week long time. It is usually considered a hard trek involves camping. A Mount Gongga Hiking usually starts in Kanging or Chengdu.

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    Climbing in Gonggashan

    There are over a dozen of 6000+ meters mountain in Gonggashan Massif including the 7556-metter Mount Gongga itself. A few of them are still unsummited. Most of the mountains are technical climbs. Among these mountains there are Mount Jiazi, Mount Edgar, Mount Leddomain, Mount Doddmain, Mount Grosvenor, Mount Gongga and many other mountains.

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    Photography

    The sunrise and sunset glows on Gonggashan mountains are one of the must-shoot photos for photographers. The popular shooting sites include Mount Niubei, Tsemed Pass, Yaha Pass, Gongga Gompa and many other locations including those of by the lakes.

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Getting There and Around

You can go to Mount Gongga by bus, by air or by private car. Kangding is an essential transfer place for Mount Gongga. Mount Gonnga is located 20km south to Kangding. A train is estimated to run in the next 10 years’ time.more>>

Go to Gonggashan By Car

You can also get there by bus. The bus departs several shifts from Chengdu at Chengdu Xinnanmen Tourist Center every day. The bus takes about 7 hours from Chengdu to Kangding. From Kangding you can choose local way of transport to get to the hiking start point or to hire a car to go to further places. All the buses depart at Xinnanmen Bus Station are before 2 pm.

Go to Gonggashan By Air

There is an airport in Kangding which opens every year from April to October from Chengdu to Kangding every day. The flight schedules on every day from around April to November in the morning but sometimes it cancels due to bad weather.more>>

Useful Mt. Siguniang Travel Tips

Gathered below is the most useful travel guide to Gonggashan (Minya Konka). Important travel information of Gonggashan includes travel season and climate, detailed and useful Gonggashan travelers’ maps, tips for hiking at Gonggashan, accommodation and food issues about traveling to Gonggashan.

Travel Season

The best time to visit Gongga Shan is from May to October. The climate around Gongga Shan can be summarized as a late spring, a short summer, a short autumn and a cold winter. Spring is from May to June when normally the snow will melt. more>>

Planning Ideas

Mount Gongga is for people of all ages and of all travel styles. You can either do a 2-3 days short visit to see the big mountains and glaciers by flight or an in-depth hiking into its wilderness. Read more to see how to plan a trip to Mount Gongga.more>>

Useful Travel Maps

Mount Gongga travel maps including detailed hiking maps from its north to west and to its south. Tourist map of Hailuogou Glaciers Park and Yanzigou Valley. There is also transfer map around Mount Gongga. Read more to learn and plan your Mount Gongga travel and hiking. more>>

Accommodation and Food

Plenty of good hotels are available at Hailuogou Glacier Park and in Kangding including 3-4 star hotels with modern facilities. Close to the hiking route there are local family stays available. more>>

Gonggashan Tour Packages

View below the best-selected tour packages of Mount Gongga. Included are the family-friendly lodge-based hiking tour to Mount Mount Gongga doing a circuit from Chengdu, the join-in fixed trekking tour to Mount Gongga from Chengdu. Find your deals!

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    Mount Gongga Shan In-depth Hiking – 9 Daysfrom $1388

    Have the authentic experiences follow off-beat horse trails in Gonggashan. Visit ancient and back country Buddhist monastery Gongga Gompa and hidden glaciers. This 9-day Mount Gonggashan hiking brings you to view the highest mountain in Sichuan Province.

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    Western Sichuan Adventure Hiking Tour - 9 Days from $1090

    In this week-long Small Circle in western Sichuan, you have the chance to experience real Tibetan culture and beautiful Tibetan landscapes. Highlights include Hailuogou Glacier Park, Kangding, Tagong Tibetan town, Danba Tibetan Village and the snow-capped Mount Siguniang.

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    9 Day Mount Gongga(Minya Konka) Join in Hiking Tour from $1142

    Join in Group Hiking tour is now available. A group hiking tour to Minya Konka provides you excellent highland mountain views and nomads Tibetan people with affordable price. Come and join us on this hiking to explore the accessible Tibet in 9 days in a group.

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Jiuzhaigou

About 45mins' fly from Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou is a fantastic land of sceneries - lakes, waterfalls, forests...

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Chengdu

Chengdu has many places to go - Panda Base, ancient temples, streets, parks...

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Leshan

Leshan has the largest stone buddha, also a World Heritage Site, Leshan Giant Buddha.

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Emeishan

Emeishan is only about two hours driving from Chengdu. You can visit Buddhist temple and trek.

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Siguniangshan

Mount Siguniang has four magnificent peaks to climb and three beautiful valleys to visit.

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Sertar

Sertar is the Kingdom of Buddhism. It is famous for Buddhist culture and beautiful prairies.

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Gonggashan

Mount Gongga is the highest peak in Sichuan Province. It is an ideal destination for trekking and climbing.

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Shunan Bamboo

Shunan Bamboo Forest in Yibin is a cool place for summer retreat, also a good place for trip.

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Daocheng Yading

Many people believe Daocheng Yading is the Real Shangrila. It is also a good place for trekking.

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