Sichuan Attraction

Mt Gongga

Mt Gongga | 贡嘎山

Mt Gongga | 贡嘎山 is also called Mt. Minya Gangkar OR Mt. Minya Konka. Here, “Minya” means the area that local Kangpa people lives; Gongga or Gangkar or Konka means the highest snow mountain, and also the white ice mountain.

Location

West of Kangding City
Some 290 kilometers from Chengdu

Site

China Mountain Nature Reserve

Mt Gongga is a snowy peak with narrow ridges that dominates the region in height, as few other peaks surpass 5000 meters. It is visible from Chengdu, Sichuan Province’s capital city, approximately 290 kilometers east of the mountain.

The trek to this mountain holds spectacular scenery, winding through graasland, streams. At an elevation of 3,750 meters, a 600-year old Buddhist monastery Gongga Monastery, situates at the base of the Minya Gongga.

The peak of Mount Gongga with an elevation of 7556 meter, which is the highest mountain in the east Tibet of Kham and Amdo. The quiet mountain ridge is adorned with big snowfall into the crystal domes and jade halls. A huge ice-bridge make the visitors seem to enter the Crystal Palace in a myth. Especially unique large ice-fall, 1,000 meters in height, over 1,100 meters in breadth.

Altitude

7556 meteres above sea level

Entrance Fee

Currently free of charge

Opening Hours

Full day

Tips on visiting

Mt Gongga is at the west of Kangding city. It is a very large mountain range, stretching in the Kangding, Luding, Kowloon and others
It includes a number of scenic areas, such as Hailuogou Glacier (海螺沟), Wu Xu hai(伍须海), HongshiTan Park(红石滩公园), etc…

How to Get There

By Bus – Option 1

From Chengdu Xin-Nan-Men Bus Station :
Daily, from 07:00 am – 14:00 pm, there will be one bus departure each hour, full ride takes 7-8 hours;
Bus station contact : +86 28 8544-6979, 8543-3609

Ticket rates: RMB 110.00 – 130.00 per person, it depends on vehicle type

By Bus – Option 2

From Chengdu Cha-Dian-Zi Bus Station:
one departure only at 09:00 am, full ride takes 7-8 hours
Bus station contact : +86 28 8750 6610

Ticket rates: RMB 110.00 – 130.00 per person, it depends on vehicle type

Be advised : the actual Bus running time may be vary, it could be longer than expected when any traffic jam happens

By Flight

The Kangding Airport is the nearest airport to the scenic areas of this mountain

To get to the North of Mt Gongga from Kangding airport is to reach at Laoyuling, approximately 1.5 hours drive , 65 kilometers

By Flight

The Kangding Airport is the nearest airport to the scenic areas of this mountain

To get to the South of Mt Gongga from Kangding airport is to reach at Shangmuju, approximately 3.5 hours drive , 165 kilometers

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