How to get there
Our expedition took place in the area
surrounding the Minya Kongka (7550 m), at the border between the
Sechuan and the tibetan Kham country.
A long flight connecting throug Beijing or Hong Kong gets to Chengdu,
the Sechuan major city. From there, we had to drive to Kangding by a
long (2 days) and difficult (landslides) road. Then another rough road
took us in a day to the start of our hike.
What is the best time
Almost never! The weather pattern is
known to be mostly poor in the Minya Kongka area. October had
been recommended to us as the less unfavourable. The days have
actually been quite pleasant while almost every evening and nights
brought small amounts of snow. At any rate, the trees colors and the
luminosity were just gorgeous.
All the local logistics has been taken
care of by the Chinese Mountain Association. This was, at that time,
mandatory. It looks like some cheaper alternate solutions now exist.
Our chinese staff (in 1995) was made of: 1 chief of staff, 1
translator, 1 cook, 1 cook assistant, 3 drivers and one man whose
responsibility remained mysterious to us, but looked important.
Group of 7 persons, including one
Date: October 1995
Duration: 3 weeks
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The ORWC routes
The purpose of our trip was to hike for
a week into the valleys at the foot of the Minya Kongka mountain. The
trail happened to be impossible to handle with the chair. This, added
to the very rough weather conditions lead us to adapt our plans
accordingly. Two hikers ran on the original trail, which they did in
three days. The rest of the party did a few daily hikes and climbed on
a ridge facing the Minya Kongka. The ORWC was always towed by small
tibetan horses, or pushed by local inhabitants.
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