West Sichuan Tibet and Yading National park 8 days tour
chengdu -Danba-Yajing-Daocheng-Kangding -Chengdu
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll be driven from Chengdu to Danba via the Erlang Shantunnel.The Danba mountains soar up to 3,000 m above sea level over pleasant little river valleys with sturdy painted wooden Tibetan homes perched upon the cliffs. overnight in a Danba Hotel.
Day-2 Danba: Jiaju & Suopo Villages
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll visit the Jiaju Tibetan Village, Zhonglu Village, said to be the “most beautiful ethnic village in China” and Suopo Village, a small mountain community where squat stone buildings and ancient stone watchtowers dot the landscape.While exploring the fortress-like houses of Jiaju, you'll witness the white turrets topping off the squat, square buildings. You'll also discover the fantastical watchtowers of the Qiang minority in Suopo (or Sopo). The Qiang have lived for centuries in such stockades, the towers by their homesteads originally serving as storage silos and defensive lookouts that helped guard against ill-intentioned outsiders, especially marauding Gyarong Tibetans. Overnight in Danba.
Day-3 Danba-Yajiang: Tagong Grasslands and Yala Mount
You will leave Danba in the morning after breakfast and go to Yajiang via Tagong. You'll pass through the vast expanse of the Tagong Grasslands, green meadows surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dotted with Tibetan herdsmen and tents, where the average altitude is 3,500 m.This temple is one of the most famous in Ganzi, due to the Sakyamuni Buddha figure housed there since the late 7th century. According to legend, the statue was part of the young Tang Princess Wengcheng's dowry but she left the figure after it fell out of her baggage and whispered that it would like to stay in Tagong. Miraculously untouched by the Cultural Revolution, the building is notable for its four towers, painted green, red, yellow and white respectively. overnight in Yajiang Grand Hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll travel from Yajiang to Riwa (Shangri-La) via Jianziwan Mountain, Kazila Mountain and Haizi Mountain.Riwa is in Daocheng County and, at just 20 km to the north, is the nearest town to theYading Nature Reserve.overnight in the Riwa.
Day-5 Riwa-Yading: Yading Nature Reserve
In the morning, after breakfast, you will head to the Yading Nature Reserve where you'll spend the whole day exploring its three holy mountains.The three great peaks that tower over the Yading Nature Reserve are Jambeyang, which stands at 5,958 m tall and represents Majushri, the Bhoddisatva of Wisdom; Chanadorje, which also stands at 5,958 m tall but represents Vajrapani, the Bhoddisatva of Wrath; and Chenrezig, the undisputed local champ that stands at 6,032 m and represents Avalokiteshvara, the Bhoddisatva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet.overnight in the Riwa.
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll go to Daocheng via Echu Mountain and on the way you'll visit the largest monastery in the area, Gongling Temple. Daocheng is a semi-nomadic town surrounded by temples and monasteries set amidst forests and snowcapped peaks. Several spots around Daocheng enjoy excellent views and there are forests, creeks and small villages in all directions. overnight in Daocheng Hotel.
Day-7 Daocheng-Yajiang -Kangding
In the morning, after breakfast, you'll travel from Daocheng to Yajiang. Enjoying beautiful views of the plateau along the way. you will travel from Yajiang via Xinduqiao and Zheduo Mountain to Kangding.Kangding, or "Dardo" in Tibetan, is a medium sized border town in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, approximately 360 km to the west of the provincial capital, Chengdu. The town is seemingly wedged into a narrow valley surrounded by tall mountains and then further cloven in half by the Zheduo River.overnight in Kangding Hotel.
Day-8 Kangding-Chengdu: Mugecuo Lake
This morning, after breakfast, you'll head back to Chengdu, visiting Mugecuo Lake on the way. Also known as "Wild Man Sea," this is the largest mountain lake in northwestern Sichuan. 2,000 m (6,561 ft) above sea level. 5 km (3 mi) long, 2 km (1 mi) wide, it covers an area of 3 sq km, and sinks to 70 m (230 ft) at its deepest parts. The surrounding mountains with their thick poplar and redwood forests, playful Tibetan antelopes and wild deer make for a beautiful backdrop.back to you chengdu hotel,end the tour.