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8-day Sichuan Getaway

Tour code: ETC-Q12   

The 8 day Sichuan trip will go to Danba, Litang, Daocheng Yading for the last shangri-la in the world – untouched natural scenery, snow-capped holy peaks and remote Tibetan village…all in this Sichuan Getaway tours.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
1Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu
2Chengdu
Baoxing, Fengtongzhai Panda Nature Reserve
3 Danba
Jiaju Tibetan Villag, Sopo village, Bamei Huiyuan Monastery
4Xinduqiao / Litang / Daocheng Yading
Changqingchunker Monastery
5Daocheng
Yading national park
6Daocheng / Xinduqiao
Drive back to Xinduqiao
7Xinduqiao / Chengdu
Luding Iron Chain Bridge
8Chengdu
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Day 01 Arrival in Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, be met and transferred to hotel by a private car. Visit Jinli Old Street if time permits.

Day 02 Chengdu / Baoxing / Danba (B, L, D)
Drive to Baoxing (5 hours), where the Giant Panda was first discovered by a French missionary David in the early of 20th century. Pass by the famous Fengtongzhai Panda Nature Reserve, also cross over Mt. Jiajin in the afternoon. During the Long March (10/1934-10/1936), the Red Army successfully conquered this famous mountain by crossing over it. Arrive in Danba in the late afternoon.

Day 03 Danba / Bamei / Tagong / Xinduqiao (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Jiaju Tibetan Village (30 minutes' ride), a perfect place for photography. And then head for Sopo village, which is famous for its watchtowers of Tibetan style. After lunch set off to Bamei Huiyuan Monastery (2 hours’ drive). After that, continue driving to Tagong, explore the Tibetan pagoda and villages en route. Tagong is a beautiful Tibetan town with tiny population, where you will see huge historic Tagong monastery, the wide Tagong grassland and beautiful Yala Peak. In the late afternoon, arrive in Xinduqiao town. Xinduqiao is regarded as the paradise for photographers because of the natural scenery and authentic Tibetan culture.

Day 04 Xinduqiao / Litang / Daocheng (B, L, D)
Drive cross high mountains over 4000 meters above sea level: Mt. Jianzhiwan, Mt. Haizi, Mt. Gaorshi. The highest mountain pass reached 4600 meters. Lunch at Yajiang town. In the afternoon, continue heading for the highest town of the world, Litang (4100 meters above sea level). Visit Changqing chunker Monastery (meaning Maitreya-Holy Wheel Temple) located in the western suburb of the town.  Then finally arrive at Daocheng in the late afternoon.

Day 05 Daocheng / Yading National Park
Drive about 1 hour to Yading national park, and enjoy the stunning views on the mountains. Head for Longlongba, hike to Lorong Yak Farm. If you like, you can also rent a horse for riding. The trail is just in the beautiful valley of virgin forest. You will see the 3 peaks of Yading one by one. Jambeyang (or Jampelyang, Yangmaiyong), Chanadorje (or Xianuoduoji) and Chenresig (or Chenrezig, Xiannairi). And later walk to the milk lake. Descend the mountain in the late afternoon. Overnight at local hotel.

Day 06 Daocheng / Xinduqiao

After breakfast, enjoy the nice view of Daocheng's morning. And drive back to Xinduqiao (6 hour's ride). Overnight at local hotel.

Day 07 Xinduqiao / Kangding / Luding / Chengdu
Drive to Kangding via Mt. Zheduo (4200 meter above sea level ). And proceed to head for Luding. Visit the 400 year-old Luding Iron Chain Bridge over Dadu River. Then 5 hours’ drive from Luding to Chengdu. Go through the Mt. Erlang Tunnel en route, which is 4700 meters long. Arrive in Chengdu in the early evening.

Day 08 Chengdu Departure

Visit Jinsha Site Museum-Large park complex covering 74 acres with big flat and spread-out modern-looking buildings that contains 3,000 years-old artifacts, which was claimed as the first important archaeological find in China at the beginning of 21 century. Then transfer to the airport.

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PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.<br

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