Chyoger Tibet & China Treks

Treks, Tours & Workshops
Minya Gonka trek

7 days including drive: We start the trek with a drive from Kangding to Pengbuxi, and then to Tsemei Village.  We walk five and a half days through a long valley with glacial views, over Riwoche Pass, and then end at Kangding. Please see 2017 catalog for prices.


Day 1:  Drive from Kangding to the lovely Minyak Valley, where you stay in a family guesthouse at Pengbuxi.  Stop along the way and enjoy an afternoon walk.  

Minyak Valley

Day 2: Leave in the morning for Tsemei Village. Arrive at this tiny mountain hamlet around lunch and eat there with the family.   After lunch, trek 2-3 hours to Gongka Monastery. Sleep in the monastery with views of the peak and a gorgeous sunset when clear! 3900 m

Day 3: Enjoy a Long hike today to Yulongxi Village winter pasture in Buchi Valley, though otherworldy live oak forest climbing slowly to open grassland. Stay outside a small nomad hut at 3800 m. 18 kms.

Day 4: Today, a shorter hike with an option to dip in freezing cold glacial water at lunchtime. View of hike peaks all day. Sleep in high cold place below the pass. 4300 m, 12 kms

Day 5: Lovely day hike over Riwoche Pass (4950 meters) and down to a glacial lake off the main path, with high moraines. Sleep below the lake at 4500 meters. 9 kms.

Day 6: Hike down to a camp in the Lower Riwoche Valley, heavily used caterpillar fungus camp. 3800 meters, 12 kms.

Day 7: Hike down to Laoyulin, though lovely forest. Van to Kangding. 9 kms.

Minya Gonka