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Dulongjiang Travel Tips

Dulongjiang River Travel Tips:

1. Dulong River Post Road is at the center of the Gongshan State-level Nature Reserve. Tourists should obey the rules of the administration. Necessary outfit for the journey: tent, sleeping bag, moisture-proof mat, backpack, mountaineering shoes, long-sleeved water-proof clothes and waterproof trousers, hat, gloves, spare shoes, four pairs of socks, toilet requisites (soap, toothpastes, etc), water containers (cups, basins, etc), commonly used remedy, dishware, headlight, spare batteries, sunglasses, alpenstock, stove, 2 gas jars, ID card, cigarette lighter or waterproof matches, candles, multifunctional knife, and food for two days.


2. Be careful when crossing the overhead cable. Hire a guide before crossing the cable. Physical exercise is necessary before going to Dulong River. Contact the guides beforehand. Don’t drink water in Dulong River.


3. The temperature changes much from the mountainside to the mountaintop. It is hot when walking on the riverside. It is cool on the mountainside, and it becomes cold at the mountaintop.


4. Hold the two rattan strips tightly when crossing the rattan strip bridges. Watch your feet.


How to get there:

How to get there: it takes about 7 hours to get to Dulongjiang from the county town of Gongshan by bus. The road condition is not good. And the road is blocked by snow in November and December.


Trekking in Dulongjiang River Canyon

Route A: Kongdang<-> Xiangjiudang<-> Kongdang

This is the easiest north route, a round walk takes about 3 days. Xianjiudang is where leeches attack trekkers. Leg wrapping and salt should be brought to keep leeches away.

Route B: Kongdang<-> Xiangjiudang<-> Longyuan <-> Dizhengdang <-> Xiongdang

Route C: Gongshan -> Qiqi-> Dongshaofang-> Bapo-> Kongdang-> Gongshan

Route D: Gongshan -> Qiqi-> Dongshaofang-> Bapo-> Houmu(3rd village)-> Xianjiudang-> Longyuan-> Dizhengdang-> Nandai -> Kongdang-> Gongshan  

Accommodation en Route

Very basic lodgings are available at Bapo, Maku and Kongdang for Y15/night, schools or villge-committee offices also provide beds for around Y10-15 per night.


Dulongjiang River Trekking Guide

Attraction type: alpine landscapes, ethnic cultures

Best Season: September to October

Access:Kunming> Gonghsan

Starting/Ending : Gongshan

Duration: 10-12 days

Route: Gongshan -> Qiqi-> Dongshaofang-> Sandui ->Bapo -> Qinlangdang -> Bapo-> Kongdang-> Gongshan

Dulongjiang River Trekking Tour Itinerary

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.

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