Day 1: Arrive ChengDu. Pickup from airport and transfer to your hotel (hotel).
Day 2: Chengdu - XinDuQiao (3434 m) (drive 9-10 hr). Departure from Chengdu; via Ya’an and through the Erlang Mountain Tunnel we enter the Tibetan Prefecture Garze (Ganzi Zhou), are passing the big cities Luding and Kangding. We will have lunch in LuDing. Another few hours of driving will bring us to the first high pass – Zheduo Pass (4298 m). Overwhelmed by the view on wide grassland we stand in front of the Tibetan High Plateau, driving take us to XinDuQiao (3400 m), known to be very popular with photographers especially during the autumn period when the leaves of the poplar trees change colour (hotel).
Day03: XinDuQiao - YaJiang - LiTang (4000 m) (drive 6-7 hr). The road from XinDuQiao to Yajiang and onwatds to LiTang goes straight uphill onto the Jianziwan Pass (4650m). The county town of LiTang lies at an altitude of about 4000m and therefore belongs to one of the highest towns in the world. After late lunch, we visit the big Lamasery Ganden Thubchen Choekhorling Monastery. This monastery was founded by the third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso in the 16th century (hotel).
Day 4: LiTang - ZhangNa (Zhamla) (3650 m) - HuPi Plain (3800 m) (drive 4-5 hr, trek 4 hrs). We have to change our transport to local mini-vans. Early in the morning our travel continues on a very bumpy gravel road. We drive over a high pass from where we can get a first and fascinating glimpse of Mount Genyen, if the sight is clear. It will take about four hours for this 80km section before we arrive in the township ZhangNa (Zhamla). Here we meet our horse crew, get our luggage packed and start with our march. We hike along the Redi Creek for about two hours before we reach Naiganduo Village. Another two hours from there takes the hike upstream to the Hupi Plain – a wide pasture settled in the bend of the river. Here we will put up our camp – with Mt. Genyen majestically resting in the background (camping).
Day 5: HuPi Plain - LengGu Monastery (Rangu Gompa) - Base Camp (3900 m) (trek 5-6 hr). We follow the river that leads straight into Mt Genyen. Not far behind HuPi Plain the mountain walls come closer and form a deep valley. Behind the canyon we already spot the remote LengGu Monastery on the next widening directly beneath Mt. Genyen. Here we rest for lunch. Our trek continues up the valley and along big granite formations. We camp at a marvelous lake at the foot of an impressive 5965 m peak. (camping)
Day 6: Base Camp - Ice Lake (4200 m) Base Camp (trek 5-6 hr). Today requires you to do a long trek! We hike generally towards west direction. After crossing the river, it