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7 Days Gannan Zhagana Sacred Trekking Route

Lanzhou-Zhagana Trek-Lanzhou

From CNY 5680
TOUR TYPE: Group,Off The Beaten Path,Trekking,Photography


Zhagana, also known as “stone casket” in Tibetan, is a village in the northwest of Diebu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The major landform in Zhagana is ancient glacial landform.


Brief Itinerary
Day Route Meal Altitude Accommodation
D1 Lanzhou Arrival / 1500M Lanzhou
D2 Lanzhou - Zhagana BLD 2931M Dongwa Village Tibetan Guesthouse
D3 Zhagana - Niegandawa Holy Mountain - Stone Forest - Guanggai Mountain Pass - Jiaobuke Pass - Dongcai Camp BD 3640M Dongcai Base Camp
D4 Dongcai Camp - Qinggaoke Pass - Baobeike Pass - Kalake Pass - Base Camp BD 3580M Base Camp
D5 Base Camp - Dabianshi - Anziku Pasture - Nomad Camp BD 3200M Nomad Base Camp
D6 Nomad Camp - Laohuzui - Guanyinshi Pass - Sanjiaoshi - Grand Canyon - Min County BD 2300M Min County
D7 Min County - Lanzhou BL 1500M /
General Info
Trekking distance: 55 KM
Difficulty level: ★★★★
Highest altitude: 4140M
Suitable for highland trekkers and outdoor lovers

Detailed Itinerary
D1: Lanzhou Arrival

Arrive in Lanzhou and check in the hotel we booked for you. The rest time is for you to relax and hang around on your own. If you want to, taking a stroll in the night market and trying the famous local cuisines (Lanzhou Lamen) will be an amzing experience! We will have a brief meeting at about 20:00 at hotel lobby so we can be prepared in advance!
Meal: None
Hotel: Lanzhou (twin room)
Altitude: 1500M
Activities: None

D2: Lanzhou-Zhagana
We will depart after the breakfast and drive all the way to Zhagana. On the way, we will stop over at the Hezuo City so we can buy some goods in advance. In the afternoon, continue to proceed to the mysterious Zhgana, a village built at the food of mountains, which is also why Chinese people call it "Stone City".
Meal: BLD
Hotel: Dongwa Village Tibetan Guesthouse (twin room)
Altitude: 2931M
Activities: 480KM, 8h's drive
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D3: Zhagana-Niegandawa Holy Mountain- Stone Forest-Guanggai Mountain Pass-Jiaobuke Pass-Dongcai Camp
After breakfast, we will start the trekking. After a shot distance on the paved road, we will reach the gate of the canyon, which is called Jiana Stone Gate. After entering the canyon, the trekking route becomes wider. After 2 hours' trekking, we will reach the foot of Niegandawa Holy Mountain (3560m) and have lunch there as well. In the afternoon, proceed to trek eastwards via Zhagana Stone Forest. The altitude is getting higher and higher. After crossing Guanggai Mountain Pass, Jiabuke Pass and 1.5h's trekking, we will see the Dongcai Camp.
Meal: BD
Camp: Dongcai Camp
Altitude: 3640M
Activities: 17KM, 8h's trekking
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D4: Dongcai Camp-Qinggaoke Pass-Baobeike Pass-Kalake Pass-Base Camp
Today we are going to trek across the highest point of the trekking route (Kalake Pass, 4140m), so be prepared. After breakfast, we will trek over 3 passes that's around 3800m-3950m. Afterwards, we will see a boundless pasture where many Tibetan yaks live. Continue to trek downwards for about 0.5 hour, we will reach the Qikena Mountain.
Meal: BD
Camp: Base Camp
Altitude: 3580M
Activities: 13KM, 6-8h's treking
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D5: Base Camp-Dabianshi-Anziku Pasture-Nomad Camp
Leave the Base Camp after breakfast and trek cross the creek. Then we will trek downwards to Dabianshi and Naizi Mountain. When you see lots of nomad's home, you reach the Anziku Pasture. Like the famous Shangri-la, peoplo and nature are perfectly blending together. Enjoy the paradise today!
Meal: BD
Camp: Nomad Camp
Altitude: 3200M
Activities: 15KM, 6-8h's trekking
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D6: Nomad Camp-Laohuzui-Guanyin Pass-Sanjiaoshi-Grand Canyon-Min County
After breakfast, today's trekking starts! Cross Laohuzui and reach Guanyinshi Camp. Continue trekking across the Guanyinshi Pass (3620m). We will reach the forest and later the destination Sanjiaoshi, from where we take the vehicle to Min County. Take a fresh shower and have a nice rest.
Meal: BD
Camp: Min County (twin room)
Altitude: 2300M
Activities: 10KM, 4.5h's trekking;90KM, 2.5h's drive
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D7: Min County-Lanzhou
After breakfast, we will head back to Lanzhou. The tour ends at Lanzhou. If you need our help booking your hotel, please kindly inform us in advance. If you want to leave on the same date, we suggest you to book flight after 19:00 as we will reach Lanzhou at around 13:00. Considering the traffic condition, it's also recommended to leave on the next day.
Meal: BL
Hotel: None
Altitude: 1500M
Activities: 270KM, 4h's drive
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Price Guide

Price Guide
Date Price
Aug. 7 - Aug. 13 5680 CNY
Aug. 14 - Aug. 20
Aug. 21 - Aug. 27
Sept. 11 - Sept. 17
Sept. 18 - Sept. 24 (Mid-Autumn Festival)
Sept. 25 - Oct. 1
Oct. 1 - Oct. 7 (National Holiday) 6180 CNY
Oct. 16 - Oct. 22 5680 CNY
  1. Local transfer between Lanzhou and Zhagana.
  2. Accommodation
Lanzhou & Min County: hotel
Trek: Camp
  1. Meal mentioned above (7 meals and 6 breakfasts)
  2. Entrance ticket (Zhagana & Grand Canyon)
  3. Professional tour leader
  4. Horse team (15kg per person only)
  5. Public trekking equipment
  6. Service fee
  1. Transportation to and leave Lanzhou
  2. Entrance ticket not mentioned above
  3. Personal expenses
  4. Four Meals not mentioned above
  5. Single room supplement



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