Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour
Litang - the World High City
Yading Natural Reserve
Tibetan dancing & singing show
Tagong monastery - famous Tibetan Buddhism Ningmapa(Red sect) monastery
- Itinerary Details
Arrive in Chengdu. Met at the airport. Visit Wuhou temple, the memorial shrine to Zhugeliang- the Prime Minister and Liubei the King of Shu kingdom.
We 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 a 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. Overnight: Litang Gaocheng Hotel.
After breakfast in Litang, we will continue our trip to the Yading nature reserve. We will drive southwards from Litang to Yading, on the way, passing through Daocheng county and Riwa town, which are all Tibetan towns 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. Overnight: Longmen Guesthouse at Yading village.
Enjoy the amazing beauty of the 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 as 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 16:00, we'll get out of the valley, and drive back to Daocheng through Riwa town. Overnight: Daocheng Yungui Hotel.
Drive the same way back via Litang again to Yajiang county, and stay overnight at Yajiang. Stay: Yajiang Hotel.
Drive from Yajiang to Tagong grassland, visit the Tagong monastery which is a famous Tibetan Buddhism Ningmapa(Red sect) monastery located in northwest Sichuan Khampb area. Enjoy the scenery of the highland grassland of Tagong, then drive to Danba county, another beautiful Tibetan county features its Tibetan villages and thousand years old watchtower(Diaolou) groups.
Sightseeing to Jiaju Tibetan village and Suopo Watchtowers in the morning, then drive back to Chengdu.
- Service Included
Hotel Accomodation-the hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.
All transportation, transfers and tours with private guide and car or van in each destination.
All the admission tickets, English speaking guide service.
Daily breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner with one cup of soft drink are offered outside the hotel or as specified in the itinerary.
The government tax.
Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance with the tour inside China. (Include China Life Tourist Accident Insurance/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.)
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
In/out flight, domestic airport fee and departure tax is not included. (We can help you book the cheap tickets!)
Gratitude to guide and driver is not included.
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, telex, optional activities or sightseeing, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated etc.
The airport construction tax.
- Trip Notes
Tickets: 150 RMB for admission and 120 RMB for sightseeing vehicle are needed.
Altitude Sickness: Because of the high altitude, some people easily get a high altitude sickness. Drinking enough water and taking enough replenishment is important, but never be crapulent.
Clothing: It is necessary to take enough warm clothes and water-repellent shoes in spring, autumn and winter because of the low temperature.
UV Protection: The ultraviolet ray is rather strong, so sunglasses, sun scream and rain gears are helpful to protect you from sunburn in summer.
We recommend that travelers with serious hypertension and/or heart disease do not join this group tour. Due to the higher altitudes, you will also not want to enter Western Sichuan if you have a serious cold.
The altitude of Yading is about 4000 meters above sea level, so many travelers may experience minor altitude sickness. We recommend that you rest as much as possible and drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated. Do not eat too much as the extra burden on your stomach can increase your high altitude sickness. You may want to try some local medicines such as hongjingtian, gaoyuanan etc. to help minimize your symptoms.
Remember to keep yourself warm and don’t take a shower the first day after arriving in high altitude areas.
Skin care is very important on this trip, so remember to bring plenty of sunscreen, lotion, lip balms, etc. as well as sunglasses and hats to protect yourself from the sun.
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