Me next to Chanadorje/Jambeyang at Yading, Sichuan, originally uploaded by jiulong.
I'm heading off back to Yading in May to try do the 'big' kora (circuit) of the three scared mountains, Chanadorje, Jambeyang and Shenrezig. On my last visit, five years ago, I did the inner [tourist] circuit in two days. This time it will be a five-seven day trip, going round the back (eastern) side of Chanadorje and Jambeyang. I'll be following the route of a guy called Lloyd Raleigh, who describes his trip here. I'm now working out how much stuff I should take - tent, food etc, trying to keep things to a minimum.
My plan is to leave from Chengdu on May 8th and go via Kangding-Litang-Daocheng to Yading. I'm looking for a trekking partner, so if you are interested and have a couple of weeks to spare, let me know.
Trek update - it's on. I'll be trekking with another Aussie. I think a party of two is about right. Watch this space!