Below are quick reference links to information on our site you might find useful as you plan for your time in Kangding. The “What to do in Kangding” section includes estimates for cost, time, and difficulty levels, with the keys for the information under those images at the bottom of the page.

Getting to Kangding

Hiring Private Vehicles

Buses to and from Kangding

Travel Necessities

Maps

Weather

Food/Grocery Shopping and Markets

Altitude Sickness

Banking In Kangding

Kangding Visa Renewal Process

What to do in Kangding

Things to do at Zhilam Hostel

Cost: 🚫
Time: 1+ Hours
Difficulty: 🛋

Visit Local Places of Worship

Tourist Shopping

Cost: 😎
Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Tibetan Medicine Exhibition

Cost: ??
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Tibetan Museum in New City

Cost: 🚫
Time: 3+ Hours
Difficulty: ⛰

Dancing in Kangding

Cost: 🚫
Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Dining Out

Cost: 😎
Time: 😎
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Bars & KTV

Cost: 😎
Time: 😎
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Kangding Hot Springs

Cost: ¥¥
Time: 3+ Hours
Difficulty: ⛰

Explore JuLian Mountain

Cost: 🚫
Time: 2+ Hours
Difficulty: ⛰⛰⛰

Explore Paoma Mountain

Cost: ¥¥
Time: 3+ Hours
Difficulty: ⛰⛰

Day Trips & Trekking Info

Day Trips from Kangding

Trekking Info

Climbing Peaks

Minyak GongGa Tours

Visiting TAR

Rental Gear

Cost Key:

😎: As you wish!
🚫: Free
¥: 0-50
¥¥:  50-100
¥¥¥: 100-300
¥¥¥¥: 300-600
¥¥¥¥¥: 600-up

Difficulty Key:

🛋: Don’t even have to move
⛰: Flat Walking
⛰⛰: Walking + Incline
⛰⛰⛰: Steep Incline
⛰⛰⛰⛰: Steep inclines & long distances
⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰: Get out the ropes