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6-Day West Sichuan Private Tour of Litang, Daocheng Yading, Luding Bridge and Tagong from Chengdu

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Overview:

Western Sichuan as one of the most beautiful destinations in China is super popular to admire the pleasant snow mountains, alpine lakes, verdant forest, vast grassland, and featured Tibetan cultural places. This 6 Days Western Sichuan Autumn Sightseeing Tour takes you to discover all top beautiful destinations, including The Highest city–Litang, Daocheng Yading Scenic Spot, Xinduqiao, Danba, Tagong, Kangding, etc. in their best beautiful period!

 

Tour Code

SC6D5N-CLY-742

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Chengdu - Rilong - Danba

Attractions: Mt. Jiajinshan or Mt.Balangshan
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Jiaju Tibetan village

Your Chengdu tour starts in the early morning today, the guide will take you to Danba all the day. It is 340 kms’ mountain road, you will cross either Mt. Jiajinshan of 4000 ms or Mt. Balangshan of 5040 ms. Which route to take depend on the road condition. But for us, we prefer route of Mt. Balangshan, there is a Chinese saying The Boundless vista is at the perilous peak. In this tour, tourist can enjoy the cloud sea and more snow peaks, also in the other side of Mt. Balangshan is paradise of giant panda, Wolong Nature Reserve.

And at the mountain pass of Mt. Balang, you have chance to enjoy the beautiful peaks of Siguniangshan. Mt. Siguniangshan got its name from the 4 snow peaks of 6250ms, 5355m, 5279ms, 5025ms, means 4 girls mountain. It is the paradise for mountain climbing actually, freshman can start from the lowest, and veteran can challenge 6250ms.

Arrive in Danba in the late afternoon, and your guide will take you directly to Jiaju Tibetan village in the mountain. And you will make a home stay in local Tibetan family guest house.

Day 2Danba - Tagong - Xinduqiao

Attractions: Suopo Tower house, Huiyuan Monastery, Xinduqiao village, Tagong Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xinduqiao

After tour of Jiaju village, your guide will take you to Suopo Tower house. In ancient time, wars were frequently broken between villages, so clever Tibetan created tower house to protect themselves. It still remains as mystery how local people built such high towers without modern tools! And today a lot of towers are well reserved in Danba, and best place is Sopo village.

In the afternoon you will continue your tour to Xinduqiao. In this tour, you can not miss Huiyuan Monastery for sure. It is a small monastery just a few miles off the main road, but it has high position in Tibet. The 7th Dalai Lame used to take refuge here due to invasion of Mongolian to Lhasa in 1728, and the 11th Dalai Lama was also born here in 1838.

Xinduqiao village has won its fame of Paradise Photograph for long time. Tibetan Herdsman, Stone Tibetan houses, villages, wooden bridge, white poplar forest, hills, clean brooks, all built a picture of harmony.
And Tagong is another Tibetan town 30 kms away from it. Wide Tagong Grassland, huge Tagong Monastery, and Snow peak of Mt. Yala, will show us another beautiful side of Tibetan plateau. If you like, you can even rent horse from local Tibetan and make short time’s riding on the grassland!
Your tours stop in Xinduqiao today, and you will stay in local small hotel for a quiet night.

Day 3Xinduqiao - Litang - Daocheng - Shangri-la Village

Attractions: Choekhorling Monastery, Litang Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Riwa Village

Litang is boasting the Highest Town because of its sea level of 4014 meters. And it is important religious city in Tibetan plateau, Choekhorling Monastery, or we say Litang Monastery, is the largest monastery in South Kham area. The huge monastery was built along the mountain, which made it extremely spectacle in view. And Litang is also the birth place of 7th Dalai Lama, the incarnation of 6th Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso. As a poet of living Buddha, Tsangyang Gyatso loved Litang very much. By the way, the horse racing festival of Litang in August is regarded as the TOP 3 horse festivals in Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon you will arrive in Shangrila village, also called Riwa village. It is strange that our tours overcome one by one snow mountain and eventually we arrived at warm village of low level.

Day 4Shangri-la Village - Daocheng Yading

Attractions: Yading National Park
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Yading

After 30 kms mountain road up the mountain, you will arrive in Yading National Park. Just before your arrival in Yading village, the 3 peaks of Yading already rose from the green forest and trust into the blue sky like three Gods sitting in the sky, just Kneel down!
With the help of sightseeing car, tour in Yading is much easier now, just 30 minutes, you can reach Lorong Yak Farm, where you can closely admire the peak of Yambeyong. And if your physical condition support, you can start a hiking tour to the two beautiful lakes, Milk Lake and Pearl Lake. They are two small lakes lying at the foot of snow peak, and they are seat to be tears of God.
Descend the mountain in the afternoon and return Daocheng city, the beautiful Tibetan villages and houses will company you in this 3 hours’ driving tour. en route. Arrive in Daocheng in the late afternoon, and then you can have a free walk in this quiet town.

Day 5Daocheng - Kangding

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Kangding

It is a long tour overland today, but the beautiful landscape of Tibet remains endless charm to tourist. In the late afternoon arrive in Kangding, the capital city of Ganzi Tibetan prefecture, only 2560 meters in sea level.Free to walk around in this Tibetan town in the late afternoon. Kangding is also known for the folk song of Kangding Love Song.

Day 6Kangding - Luding - Chengdu Departure

Attractions: Mt Erlangshan, Luding Bridge
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

It is an overland tours again, 380kms for about 7 hours’ driving, half on express way and half mountain road on No 318 state highway. The landscape will change from mountain area to wide plain gradually. In the route you will travel through Mt Erlangshan, which used to be the First dangerous gate to Tibet, but now tunnel makes trip much easier, just a few minutes you will cross the mountain.
You will also drop a tour at Luding Bridge, which has played key role in the early history of Chinese communist party. If they were stopped by the bridge, they would facing the danger of perished by Chiang Kai-shek army, but God helped them, and the brave heroes crossed the bridge naked with only chains after fierce battle !
In the late afternoon you will arrive in Chengdu, and then your guide will send you to hotel, and your tour of Chengdu finished today with sweet memory.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 5 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned