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.
Gonggashan East Face
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 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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