Day 1 → Arrival in Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred to hotel. Afternoon visit people’s park and the wide and narrow alleys in Chengdu. 4 star hotel in Chengdu. (500m)
Day 2 → Chengdu to Ya'an
Breakfas in hotel in Chengdu and in the morning drive about 2hr and half along Chengdu-Yaan Express by to Yaan, the famous Rainy City. On the way enjoy the rural scenery in western Sichuan Plain. Visit of the ancient town Shangli and the Pandas in Bifengxia near Yaan. Hotel in Chengdu. (160km)
Day 3 → Ya'an to Danba
Breakfast in the hotel and drive from Yaan to Danba (1900 m). On the way visit of the Dengchigou Catholic Church in the Baoxing Panda Reserve. It is the place where the French preacher and biologist David found the giant pandas and introduced them overseas in 1869 and thus it has become an important humanistic spot as well. Drive over the Jiajin Shan Mountain to Danba. The local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Visit of the Jiaju.village More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Jiarong Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed randomly but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley. (360km) 10hrs.
Day 4 → Explore Danba Villages
Breakfast in the hotel and visit Suopo village of the ancient block towers in Suopo. Danba is claimed to be the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. They were made of clay and block and look fine from outside with solid thick walls. Lunch in Danba and drive to Zhonglu village. Beautiful hike to different view point in the village to enjoy the local life of Tibetan. Boutique Hotel in Zhonglu. (2400m)
Day 5 → Danba – Bamei – Tagong Si – Xinduqiao
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Bamei and Tagong to Xinduqiao. On the way visit of the Tagong Stupa and Tagong Monastery, where you can admire a beautiful panorama of the holy Yala Mountain (5820m) in a distance on clear days. Then transfer to Xinduqiao, a small but important town at the juncture of the North and South Sichuan-Tibet Highway. If weather allows, we can explore the main peak of Mt Gongga (7556m). (201km 4hrs) Hotel in Xinduqiao (Ranyaka in Tibet
Day 6 → Xinduqiao - Yajiang – Litang
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Yajiang, Litang (4014 m). Drive along Hengduan Montain Ranges from north to south. Enjoy the beautiful glacier, ice-covered mountains, highland lakes. Litang is also known as "highland city". Arrival, visit Litang monastery, it was built in 1580 and visit 7th Dalai lama’s birth place.l (220km) 5hrs. Hotel in Litang.
Day 7 → Litang – Daocheng- Riwa
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Daocheng- Riwa. Mt Haizi Shan, a right place to study the structure of terrain and the formation of glacier. On the way visit of the Bangpu monastery which is the one of the oldest temple in Daocheng, which has over 900 years history. Late in the afternoon we reach the highlight of this journey - Yading nature reserve, home of three sacred Tibetan mountains - Chenresigi, Avalokitesvara, 6032m), Jambeyang, Manjusri, 5958m), and Chanadorjei, Vajrapani, 5958m). The scenery here easily rivals that of national parks of the west such as Yellowstone and Yosemite in terms of spectacularity. Hotel in Riwa or (Shangrila). (200km 5hrs).
Day 8 → Riwa – Yading, start 2 days trekking to the holy mountain of 32km
Breakfast in the hotel and drive 30km to Longlongba (3770m), the entrance of Yading Nature Reserve. Start trekking at Chonggu Monastery (4000m) and next proceed to Chenresing Mountain with mystery Dumu Lake or (milk lake) at its mountain foot. Visit Milk Lake and 5 Color Lake continue to trekking up to the pass (4665) to exploration Yading natural beauty. Hike down and camp. Stay in the tent. (4480m) first day about 16 km and 8 or 9 hrs hike.
Day 9 → Second day Yading trekking
Breakfast at camping site and continue trekking to enjoy amazing view of holy MT Chenresing to Pearl Lake (4140m) to Chong Gu Monastery and then back to the park entrance at Long Long Ba. Second day about 16 km and 8 or 9 hrs hike, Take bus 30m to Riwa twon. Hotel in Riwa.
Day 10 → Riwa- Litang- Xinduqiao
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Litang and Xiduqiao. This is day mostly driving on the beautiful road and enjoy amazing natural scenery of Tibetan platuea. Hotel in Xinduqiao. (460km) 10 h
Day 11 → Xinduqiao- kangding- Chengdu
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Kangding. Visit Kangding monastery and lunch at Kangding. Afternoon drive to Chengdu. (340km) 6h. Check to 4 star hotel in Chengdu.
Day 12 → Depart Chengdu
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Chengdu airport. Say good bye to our guests.