Taking flights to Daocheng and Yading from Chengdu, it saves your time and hard driving on road. You will have 2 full days exploring the Yading Nature Reserve, boasted as“the Last Shangri-La” and “the Last Pure Land on the Blue Planet”. Yading Natural Reserve is known for its unique original natural scenery, forested valleys, three holy snow-capped mountains and three sacred lakes.


D 1Chengdu flight to Daocheng, Daocheng - Riwa

The tour guide will pick you up and then send you to Chengdu Airport for your flight to Daocheng Yading airport, which is the world's highest airport (4411m). Upon arrival, local tour guide and driver will pick you up and then transfer you to the Riwa Township (Now Shangri-La Town of Sichuan Province), on the way we will pass Daocheng county and appreicate the veiw along the road.

On the way, you will see the Haizishan mountain where there is the largest site of ancient ice on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, widely known as “the ancient ice cap of Daocheng”. Drive through the Red Grass Swamp. In autumn,it is very colorful and considered as an icon of  Daocheng Yading tourism. Afterwards, check in your hotel in Riwa(Shangarila town) and then explore the surroundings on your own or have a good rest to acclimate the high altitude.

Traffic: Flight+private car
Accommodation: Riwa(Shangarila) Town

D 2Yading Nature Reserve sightseeing, Riwa - Luorong Pasture - Milk Lake - Five-color Lake

After having breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to the entrance gate of Yading Nature Reserve (Driving: 5km) ,  then change to  the sightseeing bus to Zhaguanbeng Stop (Driving: 30km) located in the core of Yading. Take the local Battery Car (Riding: 6km) to Luorong Pasture(4150m), where you can see the holy snow peaks. Then start your hiking tour up (Hiking: 5km) to Milk Lake (4600m) and Five-Color Lake (4700m), or enjoy a horseback riding in this section for breathtaking views of the three sacred peaks: Mt. Yangmaiyong (5958m), Mt. Xianuaduoji (5958m) and Mt. Xiannairi (6032m). The up-and-down hiking tour will take you about 6 to 7 hours. Then return to Yading village in the nature reserve for overnight.

(Note: Horse riding tour is available from  Luorong Pasture up to Milk Lake (4600m) and Five-Color Lake (4600m) if you want to save energy, the riding fee about 300 RMB is paid by yourself. )

Traffic: Private car/bus, local sightseeing bus.
Accommodation: Yading village Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast
  • Yading Nature Reserve

    Yading Nature Reserve

  • Yading Snow Peak

    Yading Snow Peak

D 3Yading Nature Reserve sightseeing - Chonggu Temple - Pearl Lake - Daocheng

Today We will firt go to Zhaguanbeng Stop from Yading village, then  start to visit the Chonggu Temple,  afterwards, hike about 1.5km to the Pearl Lake at the foot of the holy snow peak - Mt. Xiannairi. After the sightseeing of Yading nature reserve, we will take the sightseeing bus back to RIwa town and then  drive back to Daocheng county for overnight.

Traffic: Private car/bus.
Accommodation: Hotel at Daocheng County
Meals: Breakfast
  • Snow Peak Yading nature reserve

    Snow Peak Yading nature reserve

  • Lake in Yading Nature Reserve

    Lake in Yading Nature Reserve

D 4 Daocheng flight to Chengdu

Free wandering to explore the surroundings of Daocheng, a typical Tibetan town if the flight back to Chengdu is in the afternoon,  thentransfer to the Daocheng Yading airport for your flight to Chengdu. Our tour guide will pick you up from Chengdu airport and drive you the hotel in Chengdu.

Traffic: Private car/bus.
Accommodation: Not Involved
Meals: Breakfast


Dates 1 Person 2 Persons 3-6 Persons 7-9 Persons Single Supplyment
Mar.-Jun. 980 750 600 360 80
Jul.-Nov. 1080 850 680 420 120


  • Private transportation to the destinations and sites listed in the itinerary by car or buses according to the group size.

  • Accomodation:  3 nights staying in 3 star standard hotel or guesthouse at Riwa,Yading village and  Daocheng.

  • Private excelletn English-speaking guide.

  • Airport pick-up and send-off services at Daocheng Yading airport.

  • Entrance tickets for all thescenic spots listed in the tour.

  • Hotel Breakfasts.


  • International and domestic flights or train tickets to and out of Chengdu, round trip flights Chengdu- Daocheng Yading.

  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary.

  • Tips and gratuities for the guide and driver.

  • The personal expense such as shopping, laundry etc.

  • Optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary;

  • China Entry visa.


  • The temperature varies greatly and sunshine can be very strong, please bring jackets, sunburn cream, medicine for altitude sickness etc.

  • Sichuan Tibetan area is less developed than other places around Chengdu, local living condtions is still rustic, for instance, most of local restaurant can only  offer the simple Sichuan and Tibetan dishes. 

  • For avoiding the altitude sickness, please don't do violent exercises, drink more water and rest as much as possible after sightseeing.

  • Most of the time you will enjoy the beautiful views in the car, and the driving hours are longer in this tour.

  • Tourists should take the high plateau altitude into consideration, if unexpected accident(injury, death etc.) happen, the Insurance Company will compensate according to the regulations. 

  • Sichuan Tibetan area is short of water, some hotels can not provide enough hot water for bathing. 

  • Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.

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