Travel towards west Sichuan Province,only about 200km away from Chengdu.The Chengdu Basin disappears, which is replaced by towering mountain ranges, deep gorges and massive rivers, together with Tibetan people living there. Life is hard here, but the color views and rich traditions are incredible. Travel into the west of Sichuan’s Province on off beaten tracks.This a rewarding trip for people who are eager to explore some of the most dreamlike views and Tibetan culture in China.
Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu
You will be greeted by your guide and driver at the airport and driven to your hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, pay a visit to People’s Park and Kuanzhai Alleys.
Day 2 Leshan Giant Buddha, Shangli Ancient Town & Ya’an
We will drive about 2 hours to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha in the morning, the largest single Buddha Statue in China. After that we move to Ya’an, and pay a visit to Shangli ancient town, which used to be a stopping point for the Tea and Horse Ancient Road.Then go to hotel to check in.
Day 3 Bifengxia Panda Base & Hailuogou Glacier
Bifengxia Panda Base is the place you can visit the “Black and White” Chinese giant Pandas. You may interact and play with the young pandas, a reservation is required beforehand. After our short stay at the Panda Base, We will drive to Hailuogou in the afternoon.
Day 4 Hailuoguo National Park
Today we will spend whole day visiting Hailuogou. Early in the morning we will take the shuttle bus and cable car to the top of the mountain to view the snow mountain and the glacier. Next we will take a short walk through the forest where there is a well paved track. After that we will visit an old town called Moxi.
Day 5 Yanzigou Valley, Kangding
Today we will drive to Kangding city, the home of Tibetans. En route, we will visit Yanzigou valley, where you will see the low-altitude glaciers, the mountain peaks, the hot and cold springs,some forests as well as rare plants and animals.
Day 6 Kangding to Danba, En route visit Tagong Grassland
Today we will make two stops on our way to Danba Jiaju Tibetan village.The stops are: Xinduqiao, the best place for photography, and Tagong Grassland, a vast expanse of meadow lying beneath the sacred Yallah Mountain, and is landmarked by the famous Tagong Lamasery.
Day 7 Danba Jiaju Tibetan Village, Rilong Town
Jiaju Tibetan Village nests in the high mountain, with more than 100 household Tibetan families living there. In the morning we will walk up to a high platform to overlook the village, the deep valleys and the river.
After our leisure walking tour in this traditional Tibetan village. We will hit the road again to Mt. Siguniang,the so—called “Queen of the Mountains”, famous for its steep and imposing ridges.
Day 8 Day Walk in Mt. Four Ladies
The unusual shapes of Mt. Four Ladies are rarely seen anywhere else in the world.The blue skies,snow peaks,ancient cypress forests, rushing waterfalls, and alpine meadows make this area a nature lovers dream.
In the morning we will drive to Changpinggou valley for a day walk,where you will be able to see the four peaks of Mt. Siguniang and virgin forests.You should prepare your food beforehand.
Day 9 Mt. Four Ladies to Maerkang
We will spend the whole morning walking in another valley in Mt. Four Ladies. If the weather is clear we may be lucky enough to see the Peaks of the Mt. Four Ladies. And after our walking tour in Mt. Four Ladies, we will continue to head in the direction of Maerkang, which means, “The Place Lightened by Butter Lamps” in Tibetan.
Day 10 Maerkang to Dujiangyan City
Before saying good-bye to the Tibetan people and culture, we will have a chance to visit Zuokeji Offical Mansion and Taoping Qiang Village. Finally we will head back to a modern city called Dujiangyan,where the famous Dujiangyan Irrigation Project was built over 2000 years ago.
Day 11 Dujiangyan to Chengdu
In the morning,we will go visit the Irrigation Project and Dujiangyan city, after that we will drive about 1.5 hours to get back to Chengdu.Free evening for you to walk around and explore.
Day 12 Chengdu/Home
Fly out, the end of trip.