If you are planning to travel to Sichuan in China and like trekking then you must have heard of Mt. Minya Konka. With an altitude of 7,556 m. (24,789 ft.) above sea level, it ranks as the highest mountain in Sichuan province, in fact one of the highest mountains in China. Minya Konka renowned as The King of Mountain Shu, is a famous and popular destination for trekking and the holy place for Tibetans. Trekking in Sichuan, without visiting Mt. Minya Konka will be an incomplete experience.
Minya Konka (in Tibetan language), also known as Mount Gongga, is the main peak of Daxue mountain range, in the south of Kangding region in Sichuan. There are 45 peaks with an height over 6,000 m. (19,685 ft.) around Minya Konka. The highest peak of Minya Konka is 7,556 m. (24,789 ft.), it is the highest mountain in Sichuan province. Peak Minya Konka is 6,000 m. (19,685 ft.) higher than the eastside Dado River. The peak has large vertical relief over the deep nearby gorges. It is situated in the Daxue mountain range, part of the Hengduan mountains region, the symbolic holy mountain as one of the highest mountain in China.
This image shows the twilight scene of Minya Konka. Almost all Minya Konka pictures consist of two necessary elements – the clouds and snow covered peak. It is the closest point to heaven, matching its name “the King of Mountain Shu”. It conveys a feeling of solemn, holy in silence. The sunset casts on on the peak, thus adding more solemn atmosphere. Generally, the moon is a symbol for lonely and desolate things. But when seeing it with Minya Konka, it seems to add a piece of friendliness. Can you generate the same feeling? Every year, many photographers travel to Sichuan from far to take photos of the great scenery of Minya Konka.
The latest news is that in Minya Konka Conservation District, the infrared camera has captured the sight of a snow leopard. Snow leopard is the kind of animal living in high mountains above the snow line. It is the most beautiful feline animal in the world. There are between 4,000 and 6,500 of these endangered big cats left in the wild and some of these Snow leopards can be seen on the mountains in China.