Daocheng Yading Tours
Tour Code: CD-DYHX-12
Highlights of this tour:
1.In depth travel of Western Sichuan.
2.Tibetan local customs and traditions.
3.Ganzi scenery from all angle.
Day1 Chengdu - Yingxiu - Wolong - Rilong Town
Yingxiu Earthquake Site
At the intersection of this town, a huge stone with the characters “5.12 epicenter Yingxiu” was erected. This huge rock was rolled down from the mountain during the earthquake. It is now become Yingxiu's iconic street sign.
Wolong Gengda Giant Panda Reserve
It is Located in the town of Gengda, built by the Hong Kong SAR government after the earthquake. Unlike regular zoos, wolong national nature reserve provide natural environment for panda, therefore, while driving or walking in the reserve, you might come across cute panda.
Shuangqiao valley of Siguniang Mountain
Shuangqiao valley is named after two wooden bridges in the ditch. The main focus of the ditch is snow peaks, pastures, grasslands and forests. It is the most beautiful ditch in Siguniang Mountain. The main attractions are Yin Yang Valley, Hunter Peak, Sun Moon Bao Jing and Wu Se Shan.
Day2 one day trip in Haizi valley
Haizi valley is named after the mountain lakes in the ditch,there are more than a dozen, large and small. The water consists of copper, thus it looks very blue. It is the most primitive ditch of Siguniang Mountain, and the scenery is completely different from Shuangqiao valley and Changping valley.
Day3 Rilong - Danba
It is the last viewpoint (3800m) of Shuangqiao valley. The redwood that grow around are national secondary protected plants and one of the unique plant species in this area.
About 17 kilometers (3800m) from Haizigou, Dahaizi(3800m) is the largest mountain lake in Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area. The lake is crystal clear with trees surrounded on both sides.
Day4 Danba - Jiaju village - Meirengu - Xinduqiao
Jiaju is known as the most beautiful Tibetan village in China. It is built on the hill and hidden in the green woods, highly integrated with surroundings.
It is famous for its beautiful woman. Besides that, the scenery here is also beautiful.
It is a paradise for photographers. The best viewpoint of Gongga Mountain is also here.
It is on both sides of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Tagong in Tibetan language means: the place that the Buddha likes, on the grassland, there are Tagong Temple and Muya Golden Tower.
Day5 Xinduqiao - Yajiang - Litang - Daocheng
Today would be a hard day, due to the long distance travel on high-altitude Mountains. Along the way, we will climb over: Gaoer Temple Mountain(4412m), Jianziwan Mountain (4659m), Kazila Mountain (4718m), Bunny Mountain, and by pass Haizishan Nature Reserve (4500m).
Day6 Daocheng County - Haizi Mountain - Shangri-la Town
Haizi Mountain is located between Litang County and Daocheng County. It is the largest ancient ice body relic on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. There are 1145 different sizes of lakes all over the mountain.
Bangpu Temple is the oldest temple in Daocheng and has a history of 900 years. It is a temple of Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism.
Gongga Langjiling Temple is the largest Huangjiao monastery in Riwa County. Visitors to Yading usually get off the bus and pay homage here. There is a statue of Maitreya in this temple that is given by the Fifth Dalai Lama, which is very precious.
Day7 + Day8 2 days trip in Yading Nature Reserve
Daocheng Yading, also known as Yading Nature Reserve, is located in the southern part of Daocheng County in Ganzi Prefecture. It mainly consists of Xiannai, Yangmaiyong, Xianuoduoji and the surrounding rivers, lakes and alpine meadows. Like the local devout Tibetans, walking to the mountains is a better way to experience the scenery. Some people call Daocheng Yading the “Last Pure Land on the Blue Planet”.
Yading Village is located in the Yading Scenic Area of Daocheng. Many visitors will choose to stay here. The scenery around Yading Village is beautiful. When walking in the village, you can see the snow-capped mountains, the grasslands and cattle and sheep under the mountains. It is also one of the favorite place for photographers.
Chonggu Temple occupied the best geographic location in Yading Natural Reserve. Standing in the front of the temple, look at the blue sky overhead, the yellow-green-interphase meadow underfoot, the snow-covered mountains in the distance, you would feel you are so close to heaven – the god’s world.
In Luorong Pasture, herds of sheep and cows scatter over the grassland, enjoying the great sunshine and pure lake water. Snow peak, forest, pasture, creek, lake, waterfall and wooden house compose a beautiful picture. This pasture is surrounded by the Three Religious holy Mountains, it is one of the most scenic spots in Yading.
Milk Lake and Pearl Lake
Start from Luorong Pasture and proceed along the valley between Chenresig and Jambeyang, you will arrive at the Milk Lake, which is located at the foot of Jambeyang. The lake surface has many colors, with the mountain’s reflection in, it feels holy and pure. Pass Chonggu Temple and keep walking for about half hour, you will arrive at Pearl Lake. Pearl Lake is hiding behind a small forest, with verdurous water shines quietly under the clear blue sky.
Day9 Shangri-La town - Litang - Yajiang - Xinduqiao
Start from Shangri-la town, by passing litang and Yajiang, we would arrive at Xinduqiao in the end which is the paradise for photographer.
Red meadow is 28 kilometers away from Daocheng County. It can only be seen in ten days in early October. At that time, the grassland there is overgrown with red bushes and regarded as "color of heaven" by the locals because of the beautiful red.it has become a must-see for Daocheng tourists due to the special color.
Litang Temple is also known as the Changqingchunkeer. The temple is located on the northern slope of Litang County. It is now the oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in the Kang District. It is known as the “Kangnan Buddhist Holy Land”.
Day10 Xinduqiao - Mugecuo - Red Rock Beach - Moxi Town
Mugecuo in Kangding City, also known as: Dahaizi, it is a mountain lake in northwestern Sichuan. The lake is very clear, since the melting water of the snow mountain is the main source. There is also a hot spring in the scenic area. If you are interested, you can take a hot spring bath and eat a hot spring egg here.
Red Rock Beach
Hailuogou Red Rock Beach is known as the "Red Rock Park of the World". The Hailuogou red stone is not only mysterious, but also unique in the world. The stone here is covered with red matter.
Day11 one day trip in Hailuogou
Hailuogou is located at the foot of Gongga Mountain and is famous for its low-altitude modern glaciers. There are a lot of hot springs and large area of virgin forest in the ditch. Endless ice holes, ice lakes, ice mushrooms, ice doors and ice steps that make up a wonderful ice world.
We will go to Big Ice Falls, Campsite One, Two, Three and Four, and enjoy the magnificent view of the glacier.
Day12 Moxi town - Yaan - Chengdu
Luding Bridge is located in Luding County, Sichuan Province. It is a suspension bridge spanning the Dadu River. The bridge deck is built with iron and wood. It was built in the 44th year of Qing Emperor Kangxi and is an important historical monument of the Communist Party of China.
Erlang Mountain is the watershed of Qingyi River and Dadu River. It is the dividing line of natural geography, and the first gate of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. The Erlang Mountain Tunnel is the longest road tunnel in Asia.
Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
Necessary transfers as listed in the itinerary;
Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges;
Airport (train station) pick up and drop off;
Accommodation in Chengdu (we can book hotel for you if you want);
Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary;
Flights or trains to/off Chengdu;