Dulongjiang Trekking Guide, Yunnan
Destination: Northwest Yunnan
Attraction type: alpine landscapes, ethnic cultures
Best Season: September to October
Starting/Ending : Gongshan
Duration: 10~12 days
The Dulongjiang Valley is where the 3 ethnic minorities - Dulong(Drung), Nu, Lisu, inhabit for ages. It lures adventurous travelers with its isolated natural beauty, original ethnic cultures and a mystical facial tattoo tradition. A dirt road connects the valley to the nearest town, Gongshan... More about Dulongjiang
Route: Gongshan -> Qiqi-> Dongshaofang-> Sandui ->Bapo -> Qinlangdang -> Bapo-> Kongdang-> Gongshan
D1 Arriving at Gongshan from Kunming or somewhere else. Arrange guide and horse for your trekking tour.
D2 Trek 20km from Gongshan(1450m) to Qiqi (2000m) up the east slope of Mt. Gaoligong. On the way, you will pass the Gazhu nature protection station (1700m). Stay in a local guesthouse or camping.
D3 Trek 18km from Qiqi(2000m) to Dongshaofang (3200m). Continue walking up along the east slope of Mt. Gaoligong.
D4 Trek 5km up to the Nanmowang Pass at 3620m, then downhill along the west slope of Mt. Gaoligong to Sandui at 2600m.
D5 Trek 16km down the mountain slope from Sandui to Bapo along the Dulong River.
D6 Trek 30km along the Single Dragon River from Bapo to Qinlangdang, enjoy the grand night view of the 120m-high Moon Waterfall.
D7 Trek back to Bapo, visit Dulong villages on the way.
D8 Trek along the Single Dragon River from Bapo to Kongdang. There are several suspending bridges and Dulong villages en route.
D9 Take a vehicle back to Gongshan or spend another 3 days to walk along the Kongdang-Gongshan Road back to Gongshan. The 3346m-high Heipupolo Pass is en route.
D10 Leave Gongshan for Tengchong or back to Kunming.