Around 7:00am, leave Chengdu for kangding. Today,we head westward , passing Ya'an city, driving through Mt. Erlangshan, and Kangding city, known as the hometown of love song. Kangding is the first jump stone to plateau for tourists who are travelling to Ganzi tibetan region or planning travel to Lhasa, capital of Tibetan Autonomous Region,get used to the altitude about 2,500m and get ready for the next day's driving on the high mountains.
Today, we will drive across the Zheduo moutain which is over 4800m high and arrive at Xinduqiao town which is about 3600m above sea level. Then, will drive higher and higher towards Litang, on the way we will conquer several mountains which are all over 4000 meters, Mt.Gaoersi, mt.Jianziwan, Mt. Kazila etc. Visit the World High City-Litang.
Litang is the town with strong nomadic features and strong atmosphere of traditional Tibetan life; strolling in the streets can give you time to see local lives, feel modern nomadic life, and compare to those ideas in your mind about Tibetans in this region. Afterwards, we will continue driving to Daocheng county and stay overnight there.
After breakfast in the hotel, we will continue our trip to Yading nature reserve. On the way, passing through Riwa town known as the Shangrila in Sichuan, which is a Tibetan town with beautiful natural scenery and strong tibetan elements. Finally, we will arrive at the core scenic area-Yading village which is preserved as primitive as people can.
Enjoy the amazing beauty of Yading nature reserve. First, take the sightseeing bus from Yading village(Longlong Ba) to Luorong pasture to see the most famous three holy snow peaks respectively knowns Mt. Yangmaiyong, Mt. Xiaruoduijie, and Mt. Xianairi. Then, we can either hike or take a horse riding(Extra Horse riding fee paid by yourself ) on the small path to the primitive forests to see the lakes hiding in the valley.At around 16:00pm, we'll get out of the valley, and drive back to Daocheng through Riwa town.
Today, we will drive back to Xinduqiao town passing Litang and Yajiang county, stay at Xinduqiao town for overnight.
Drive from Xinduqiao to Tagong grassland,visit Tagong monastery which is a famous Tibetan Buddhism Ningmapa(Red sect) monastery located at northwest Sichuan Khampa area. Enjoy the scenery of highland grassland of Tagong, then drive to Danba county, another beautiful Tibetan county features its Tibetan villages and thousand years old watchtower(Diaolou) groups.
Leave Danba for Mt. Siguniang(4 Girls Mountain), we'll have a stop on the road to have a overlook of the 4 snow peaks, if the weather is friendly we can also take some beautiful pictures, then continue the driving back to Wolong Nature Reserve which is the wild pandas' habitat, visit the panda park, finally drive back to Chengdu, end the snow peak adventure tour.
Please be noted that the price is not valid in China National Holiday（The first week of Oct.）
Scenic spots' entrance tickets;
Transportation: 4X4 wheel good condition jeep or Minivan or bus according to the group size.
Private English-speaking guide;
6 nights standard 3* or best available accommodations(twin sharing) hotel;
2 bottles of mineral water disposal in jeep every morning;
Your own expense;
Tips to guides and drivers
All the meals.
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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