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.
Departs at Daocheng early morning, pass Sangdui village to Xiangcheng along different plateau forest scenery and local tibetan villages.
Walk to see the famous Jinsha River bend, then start driving to Deqin by pass White horse mountains. Feilaisi is several km away from Deqin, it is the best place to see holy Mt.Meili. Mt. Meili is one of the most sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. 'Kang Karpo Peak' means the God of Snow Mountain in Tibetan, and is a holy land for worshiping. Pilgrims from Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan,and Gansu travel to the mountain at the beginning of each winter to worship. Thousands of devout pilgrims worship together and encircle the holy mountain, adding even more mystery and loftiness to the mountain.
Early morning get up to see the sunrise at Mt.Meili, then start driving to Zhongdian by passing White horse mountains and Benzilan again. Afternoon visit the Grand Songzhanlin Monastery, which is belong to Yellow school of Tibetan Buddhism and is regarded the little Potala Palace.
After breakfast drive to Lijiang, the World-class Cultural Legacy by UNESCO for its historical remains of building and culture. En route have a chance to see the famous Tiger-leaping Gorges ( Only upper Gorge). The tour will be end once you check in at Lijiang.
Air-conditioned vehicles according to the group size for the whole tour.
Entrance tickets of the attractions, scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking tour guide service, all of our guides are with the guide certificates, offering informative, friendly and knowledgeable guide service.
2 bottles of mineral water provided each person each day.
Accommodations in 3 star standard hotels or the local best available.
All the meals.
Horse riding at Yading.
International air tickets into and out of China, flight /train tickets to Chengdu where the tour starts.
Visa cost. You are suggested to apply your China visa at least 3 months ahead the tour starting date, please let us know if you need our company to offer any documents for China visa application.
Personal Expenses such as shopping, laundry, entertainment, any optional program.
Tips to the guide and driver based on excellent service.
The price is based on twin sharing accommodation, single room supplyment will be charged for solo occupancy.
Prices listed above are valid excluding the periods of Chinese New Year, May day holiday, China National Day holiday and other important activities which cause the big tour price change, an enquiry would be necessary for the exact tour price if you happened to travel during these periods.
Reservation is suggested to make at least 2 days ahead of your departure date.
Shoppings won't be arranged in this tour, which help the visitors avoid tourist traps.
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