Minya Konka Tours
No one knows the Gongga Mountain area as well as Patru. Let Patru arrange guides for you through his backyard of high mountains, wildlife, and adventure. This is his first year to try starting his own trekking business. Will you be a part of helping him start up a business? There may be mistakes, as we all make mistakes first time around! He doesn’t speak the greatest English, but he has the biggest heart!
Patru grew up as a nomad in the village of Yulongxi. Herding yaks through all the valleys and passes was second nature to him before becoming a teenager. Now with his own children grown, Patru has been organizing and guiding guests on treks throughout the Gongga area over the last 10 years. Having Patru organize your once in a lifetime trek to Gongga is definitely going to make your trip more pleasant than any other method I know!
“Patru is responsible, careful, and always joyful. It is always a pleasure to have him around Zhilam Hostel. In this picture, he is helping our 9 month old daughter walk at 5,000m.” Owners, Kris and Stephanie
“Patzu has been guiding groups of our students annually since 2006. His number one priority is safety and he will ensure you are in safe hands at all times. He is extremely friendly and humble and is extremely popular with all the staff and students who meet him who immediately warm to him. He has willingly shared his love of the area and the culture with us. The most important aspect is Patzu’s reliability. He and the teams of horse men and women he arranges have never let us down and we have had many great treks in the area thanks to him. I think he will adapt his guiding dependent on the experience and needs of the clients.”
Andy Morris, South Island School, Hong Kong
Kangding-Gongga Monastery via Riwuqi
This is a popular 5 day hike starting in Kangding and ending at the 12 century Gongga Monastery. Basic package includes a horseman, adequate number of horses for carrying supplies–not people, Monastery and park entry fees and transportation to trail head and guide.1
Night 1 Camp at Da Cao Ba Grasslands
Day 2 Leisurely walk up a beautiful valley with rushing glacier rivers. Snow mountains in front and behind you.
Night 2 Camp at Shang RiWuQi
Day 3 Tough trek up Riwuqi Pass (4,900m) alongside the beautiful Mt. Riwuqi, its glaciers and the turquoise lake. Descend into Buchi Valley.
Night 3 Camp in Buchi Valley
Day 4 Trek past beautiful lakes and glaciers making your way to Gongga Monastery.
Night 4 Stay in Gongga Monastery
Day 5 Rest or take a day hike out from Gongga Monastery to Gongga base camp
Night 5 Stay in Gongga Monastery
Day 6 Hike three hours out to Tsemi Village where the trek officially ends. 2
1 person is RMB 4,700
2-3 person is RMB 3,000 total/person
4-5 person is RMB 2,500 total/person
Food and Stove Package
We will do your shopping, put together uncooked meals, provide you with a stove and utensils and you cook the food…
1 person is an additional RMB 200/day
2+ people is an additional RMB 100/day/person (ie two people is 200 + 100=300/day; four people is 200 + 300=500/day)
To add a cook (no guarantee on quality of food) the cost is RMB 300/day in addition.
Horse Riding Package
If you would like us to organize the whole expedition by horseback, we charge RMB 300 per day per horse needed.
1English guide (we feel is not necessary) will require additional fees (about RMB 700/day plus transport)
2Arranged return transport from Tsemi to Kangding (RMB 1,200) additional. From Tsemi, you may travel on your own to wonderful Tibetan villages without a guide.
Kangding-Riwuqi Pass Excursion (or similar trip)
Keep your journey shorter and make it a round trip by taking in the sites in and around Riwuqi pass. Total 4 days from start to finish. Great views of snow mountains, glaciers, lakes, and wild life.
Costs include a horseman and horses. This does not include tents, meals, etc.
For one person/day: RMB 360
For two people/day: RMB 480
For three people/day: RMB 600
For four people/day: RMB 720
For five people or more (add RMB 120/person) plus a large group fee of RMB 500 (one time/group)
Follow the way of the pilgrims by making a whole circuit of Mt. Gongga 10 days. Starting point can be Kangding or Luding
Cost Please ask for a quote
Gongga Monastery by Car
This is an option for those who aren’t so keen on trekking, but would still like the once in a life time opportunity to lay eyes on the majestic Gongga Peak. We’ll arrange all transport, lodging, food, horses and guide. All that’s left for you is to take a ride (by car and horse) and you’ll be at the ancient monastery gazing on Gongga’s shinny glaciers and peak.
Cost Please ask for a quote
Minya Konka Tours
China: Sichuan Province, Kangding County, BaiTuKan Village
+86 136-9814-1877 (Chinese)
Deposit We ask for a RMB 1,000 non-refundable deposit per person. We can send you a request for deposit by Paypal.
***Recently we found lots of rubbish left behind all along Moxi Gou to Mt Gongga, we are sad about that. We hope all our visitors leave only your footsteps and bring back all beautiful memories and help us protect this incredible beauty! Many thanks!***