Na Ma Feng Climbing Plan

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Na Ma Feng, elevation 5580 meters, is a magnificent mountain peak located in the shadow of the well-known Mt. Gong Ga in Sichuan Province. Na Ma Feng is a one of a kind climb because it combines stunning beauty and a beginner level mountain climbing experience and wraps it all into one. Don’t be deceived though, the mountain still offers challenges of its own especially due to the altitude and long trek necessary to begin the climb. Na Ma Feng can be climbed virtually any month of the year with the majority of climbers attempting in October and November due to favorable mountain conditions.

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Climbing Itinerary

D1:Arrival in Beijing, China

Check in to our hotel and get settled in. Gear check. If time permits, visit a local sight of interest. Prepare for the next day’s travel.

D2:Travel from Beijing to Ya’an

Fly from Beijing to Chengdu (2.5 hours) and then take a private vehicle 4 hours to Ya’an where we will lodge for the evening at a local hotel.

D3:Ya’an to Zi Mei Village (3200 meters)

In the morning after breakfast we will drive about 3 hours to the start of the trailhead from where we will trek to Zi Mei Village (abou 4 hours) and lodge for the evening in a quaint Tibetan style guesthouse. At Zi Mei Village, we begin the process of acclimatization. In the evening, we can enjoy the delicious Tibetan style cuisine.

D4:Zi Mei Village to Base Camp (4200 meters)

After breakfast we will begin the trek to Na Ma Feng Base Camp which is approximately 15 kilometers and will take around 7 to 8 hours. At base camp we will settle into our comfortable tents keep acclimatizing.

D5:Base Camp to Camp One (4800 meters)

After breakfast we will begin the climb to Camp One which will take about 5 hours. After reaching Camp One at approximately 2 PM, we will settle into our camp and get ready for the next day’s summit push. After an early dinner, we will rest to have energy for the next day’s climb.

D6:Camp One to Summit (5580 meters) to Base Camp (4200 meters)

According to the weather conditions, we will set out for the summit at around 2 or 3 AM and follow the guides and mountain support to the summit. We will strive to make it to the summit before 10 AM. After reaching the summit, we will begin the descent back down to Base Camp.

D7:Base Camp to Cao Ke Village

After a restful nights’ sleep, we will continue down the mountain stopping at Zi Mei Cun for lunch and then hike out past the Ba Wang Lake arriving at the trailhead around 4 PM. After that we will drive about 1 hour to our hotel in Cao Ke Village. At the hotel we will be able to soak in the hot springs and enjoy a sumptuous feast.

D8:Cao Ke Village to Beijing

In the morning we will drive from Cao Ke about 6 hours back to Chengdu. In Chengdu we will head to the airport to fly about 2.5 hours back to Beijing. At last, we will enjoy our last meal together.

D9:Contingency Day

In the case of inclement weather or other reasons, we will reserve one contingency day.

D10:Departure from Beijing

You are free to head back to your respective destinations at any time on this day.



The cost of a 10 day climb of Na Ma Feng is 3000 USD per person for a group of 4 or more.

The price includes:

  • a professional English speaking guide
  • an assistant guide, all necessary porters and support crew
  • all necessary group equipment (tents, radios, satellite phone, etc.)
  • all necessary permits
  • accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Beijing and Chengdu
  • all accommodation and transportation after arrival in Beijing
  • 3 meals per day and all necessary non-alcoholic beverages after arrival in Beijing

The price does not include:

  • China visa fees
  • transport to and from Beijing
  • food and beverages outside of the 3 meals per day
  • alcohol
  • personal climbing gear (including sleeping bag and sleeping pad ~ technical climbing gear is not necessary)
  • personal climbing insurance

NB: A minimum number of 4 clients is necessary to carry-out the trip. We look forward to our expedition together to Na Ma Feng!