Welcome to Kāngdìng


Set in a steep river valley at the confluence of the raging Zhéduō and Yǎlā Rivers (the Dar and Tse in Tibetan), Kāngdìng offers an easy introduction to Tibetan culture and elevations above 2500m while still putting visitors in range of mountains like snowcapped Gònggā Shān to the south, one of nearly two dozen peaks over 6000m within a few hours' drive.

This town has long stood as a trading centre between the Tibetan and Han, with sizeable Hui and Qiang minority populations also part of the mix; you'll find elements of all these cultures represented here. Golden-roofed monasteries, a city-centre mosque and several large churches attest to the diversity and harmony of the region.


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$740 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Private Riwuqie Peak of Mt Gongga Trekking Tour from Chengdu

D1 Chengdu – Kangding Meet with your guide at your hotel and then take long distance bus to Kangding in about 4-7 hours’ driving in the morning, depend on if the bus can drive on the express way. Firstly will be express way from Chengdu to Luding, and then the No. 318 State highway. You will enjoy the view of Sichuan plain and then the mountainous area of Luding and Kangding. And lot of long tunnels will be crossed today. Arrive in Kangding in the afternoon, and then free to walk around in the city of Kangding to be acclimated. Sea level around 2300 meters. You will arrange the accommodation yourselves, local hotel varies from cheap guesthouse to good 4 star level hotel.D2 Yulin - Liangchahe       Trekking 6 hours, about 14kms.  ( L, D)Start trekking on Mt. Kongka today. Your driver will drive you in about 30 minutes to the power station, where will be the start of your trekking. Here you will meet with local Tibetan herdsman and your book, and then pack-up your luggage and gears with the horses, and then start trekking. You will trek on the mountain trails in the deep mountain valley, pass by the wide Gexi Grassland, where you will enjoy wild flowers in season. And you will also pass by the Red Rock Beach, enjoy the wonder of the nature. Arrive at the wide place of Liangchahe in the afternoon, which is the road cross to Riwuqie and Yulongxi. You will set up the camping base here, to be acclimated here too. Sea level 3700 meters. Camping in the evening.D3 Liangchahe - Down Riwuqie   Trekking 4 hours, about 10 kms. ( B,L, D)Get up in the morning to enjoy the beautiful mountain around, and then start trek again today, and enjoy the beautiful peaks en route. Arrive at Down Riwuqie in the afternoon, set up the camping base here, to be acclimated here. Sea level 4100 meters. Camping in the evening.D4 Down Riwuqie - Riwuqie Mountain Pass - Down Riwuqie   Trekking 8 hours, about 17 kms   ( B,L, D)Continue trekking today. Get up to visit the beautiful Riwuqie Lake, and enjoy the Ice Glacier in distance, also enjoy more snow peaks en route and then climb over the mountain pass of 4830 meter, which will be the most difficult part of your trekking. In the afternoon return to the camping site of Xia Riwuqie. Sea level about 4100 meters. Camping in the evening.D5 Down Riwuqie- Yulin- Kangding  Trekking about 8 hours, about 20 KMs  ( B,L)The whole day you will trek down and back to Yulin via Shuangchahe, and then meet with your driver and transfer you to your hotel.D6 Kangding- Chengdu     driving 4-6 hours    In the morning catch the long distance bus back to Chengdu via Luding, Ya’an.  Arrive in Chengdu in the late afternoon.

$1070 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Mt Gongga Trekking Tour from Chengdu

D1 Chengdu – Kangding Meet with your guide at your hotel and then take long distance bus to Kangding in about 4-7 hours’ driving in the morning. Arrive in Kangding in the afternoon. Sea level around 2300 meters. You will arrange the accommodation yourselves, local hotel varies from cheap guesthouse to good 4 star level hotel.D2 Yulin - Liangchahe       Trekking 6 hours, about 14kms.  ( L, D)Start trekking on Mt. Kongka today. Your driver will drive you in about 30 minutes to the power station, starting your trekking. Meet with local Tibetan herdsman and your book, and then pack-up your luggage and gears with the horses, and then start trekking. You will trek on the mountain trails in the deep mountain valley, pass by the wide Gexi Grassland. And you will also pass by the Red Rock Beach. Arrive at the wide place of Liangchahe in the afternoon. Set up the camping base here. Sea level 3700 meters.D3 Liangchahe - Down Riwuqie   Trekking 4 hours, about 10 kms. ( B,L, D)Get up in the morning to enjoy the beautiful mountain around, then start trek, enjoy the beautiful peaks en route. Arrive at Down Riwuqie in the afternoon, set up the camping base here. Sea level 4100 meters.D4 Down Riwuqie - Moxi Valley  Trekking 8 hours, about 17 kms   ( B,L, D)Continue trekking today. Get up to visit the beautiful Riwuqie Lake, and enjoy the Ice Glacier in distance, also enjoy more snow peaks en route and then climb over the mountain pass of 4830 meter, which will be the most difficult part of your trekking. In the afternoon trek down the mountain pass and arrive at the end of Moxi Valley. Set up the camping base here. Sea level about 4300 meters.D5 Moxi Valley Trekking  Trekking about 8 hours, about 20 KMs  ( B,L, D)Continue trekking 8 hours today. You will trek along the Moxi Valley for a few hours, enjoy the virgin forest en route, and then arrive at the Winter Farm where set up tents for night. Sea level 4100 meters.D6 Moxi Valley -Kongka Temple   Trekking about 6 hours, about 14 kms   ( B,L, D)Continue trekking 6 hours today. Trek through the Farm firstly, and then the virgin forest along the the mountain valley. Arrive at Tibetan monastery, Kongka Temple in the afternoon. Sea level 3750 meters.Camping for night.D7 Kongka Temple – Zimei - Kangding      Trekking about 3 hrs, about 6 kms, and then driving about 6 hours.   ( B, L)Visit the Kongka Monastery, trek down the mountain to Zimei village in 3 hours, travel through the virgin forest. Then meet with your driver and then drive to Kangding via Shangmujv and Xinduqiao. We will send you to the hotel you arranged yourself in Kangding.D8 Kangding- Chengdu     driving 4-6 hours    In the morning catch the long distance bus back to Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu in the late afternoon.