Whiling traveling to Kangding you need to know what you can plan to visit and what you can skip according to your style and time of visit. When you are on a driving tour, you can choose to visit tourist attractions or have short hikes around Kangding. You can find useful information and suggestions of ways of traveling on planning your trip to Kangding.
Hailuogou Glacier Park and Yanzigou Valley at its east is one of the best recommendations for such way of traveling to Gonggashan. A visit to Hailuogou takes about half day from Moxi or Kangding. The elevation is not very high so that you can acclimatize yourself pretty easy. Another place for such way of travel is to go to Yaha Pass at Jiagenba at its west by car. Although to do this you need a strong 4WD to get there. Some people also drive to Tsemed Pass to take photos of Minya Konka. You can also have a visit to Mugetso in half day’s time. A circuit trip allows you to go to Xinduqiao and Tagong for short visits and hikes. Tagong and Mount Yala is something strongly recommended visiting if you are driving. Because Tagong is less touristy and more authentic.
For a half day hiking, you can go to Laoyulin to walk into the valley or to Beihaizi Lake at Lamo-She at north of Gonggashan by Yajiageng. You can do a 2-hour hiking at Paomashan Park in Kangding. Another short hiking you can do is at Tagong by the foot of Mount Yala. There are plenty of places you can do some short hikes around Kangding. You will need about a week to do a multi-day hiking at Gonggashan. Also there is a multi-day hiking from Kangding to Tagong.
For a multi-day hiking you can start from the north at Laoyulin, or you can start from Shangmuju before Tsemed Pass. You can also start from Caoke at the south of Gonggashan. You will need about a week to do a multi-day hiking at Gonggashan. Read More>>
For a climbing expedition to Gonggashan, normally you need about 2-4 weeks minimum depending on which mountain you are climbing and from which side you start. To climb Mount Gongga you need 4-5 weeks from either side. To climb mountains such as Edgar or Jiazi you need 3-4 weeks normally. To climb the Little Konka you need maybe just two days. But this also depends on how experienced you are. Read More>>
Depending on your travel style, if you wish to do a multi-day hiking, you need for about 5-7 days here. If you are diving by, you need half day to 1 day’s time in Kangding.