Here is the first glimpse towards Minya Konka for me since quite a while. One week before getting to the high mountains I have been on Mt. Emei. On its top you usually can view this great mountain range in the far west.
A week later we already could enjoy the stunning view on Mt. Jiazi Feng. This peak stands out of the valley with its height of 6534m and is already visible near Kangding.
On our slow hike uphill we were accompanied by the most colourful autumn atmosphere.
The last camp before the ascent was at 4200m on the upper Panpan Pasture. Here autumn showed us Gentiana in any colours from white to purple.
About noon we reached the pass and - after another hour - our 5150m peak. With a hearty lunch in our hands we now could enjoy this prospect: