Mount Gonnga

Walking Holidays in China, Hiking Breaks

Walking holidays in China

China is a vast land of contrasts; where ancient history survives alongside modern cities and spectacular landscapes of sacred alpine peaks, gorges and blue-green lakes are scattered with temples, manasteries and relics from the past. To trek in China requires a sense of adventure and is rewarded with views of dramatic scenery and elusive wildlife.

Walking holidays and trekking holidays in China

China is a vast land of contrasts; where ancient history survives alongside modern cities and spectacular landscapes of alpine peaks, gorges and blue-green lakes. Explore the Mt Gongga region, rich in biodiversity and scattered with Tibetan and Buddhist cultural sites. Trek along high passes in remote wilderness and visit the Giant Panda breeding centre in Chengdu.

Trekking here is moderate, along rugged paths with steep ascents and is very remote. Weather is variable and the altitude is high (up to 4600m) so our trip is best suited to experienced walkers looking for a challenging trek. Accommodation includes simple hotels and guesthouses, a mysterious monastery and one night of camping.

The best time of year to visit the Gongga Mountain range is in summer, between May and October. However, weather is variable here and cooler in the mountains than in Chengdu and night time temperatures may reach below freezing at the highest points of the trek.

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Sacred Peaks of Sichuan | 13 days | From £1,821

Walking Holidays in China, Hiking Breaks - Group - Sacred Peaks of Sichuan | 13 days | From £1,821

At 7,556 meters, Mount Gongga is the highest peak in Western China's Sichuan province and one of the highest mountains outside the Himalayas. This trek will take you to Gongga Monastery and its base c...

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