Mount Zhaga Trekking – Songpan
Mount Zhaga Trekking Details:
This is an in and out route which begins and ends in Guoxue Village. From the village we follow the ridge to the north side of the mountain before traversing the Eastern face to summit from the South ridge. It is a total of 25km of trekking from Guoxue Village to the summit and back down.
- Duration: 2-3 Days
- Elevation: 10,500-14,300+ft / 3,200-4,358+m
- Degree of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
- Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
- Climbing Season: Climbs up Zhaga begin in April (snow is still likely) / May-June – (snow and rain are possible) / July-September – High Season / October- November – Cold Weather (possible snow by October)
2 Day/1 Night treks start at 150 USD per person
3 Day/2 Night treks start at 260 USD per person with a possible adventure upgrade to include rappelling on the second day
Packages include vehicle transfer from the Adventure Access Songpan Outdoor Center to Guoxue Village, guide services, equipment, breakfast and evening meals and water.
Mount Zhaga is the stone mountain on the west side of Songpan town. According to the local Tibetan people, it is one of eight “brother mountains” spread across Songpan, JiuZhaiGou, and RuoErGai counties of Aba Prefecture. It stands at the north end of Songpan’s Muni Valley. On a clear day, hiking up Mount Zhaga provides some of the best views of Xuebaoding Snow Mountain. It is one of the most easily accessed mountains near Songpan, but it’s height of nearly 14,300ft (4,358m) makes for a challenging, yet very fun ascent.