Price: from $850 based on 6 pax
Destinations Visited: Chengdu (3 nights) , Hailuogou (1 night), Kangding(1 night), Tagong(1 night), Danba (1 night), Mount Siguniang (1 night)
Departure: Private Tour / Flexible Date
Panda is not the only thing to look in Sichuan. We also have big mountains, stunning glaciers and rich Tibetan culture to present you. In this week-long Small Circle in western Sichuan, you have the chance to experience real Tibetan culture and beautiful Tibetan landscapes. Highlights of this hiking adventure include Hailuogou Glacier Park, Kangding, Tagong Tibetan town, Danba Tibetan Village and the snow-capped Mount Siguniang.Book Now
Arrive in Chengdu and be transferred to your hotel in Chengdu.
If you get to Chengdu early, we can also arrange an extra activity in the afternoon, such asvisit Jinshan Museum, or take a relaxing walking in a local park.
Today, firstly take a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base where you can get close to these cute babies eating bamboos, playing together on the slide, or climbing the tree. You can also learn some interesting facts about the Giant Pandas, such as their history, habitat, habit, etc. Panda visiting is usually arranged in the morning, because the pandas like sleeping in the afternoon.
In the afternoon, take a short visit to the most sacred Buddhist temple in Chengdu city – Wenshu Temple which is already more than 1400 years old. Appreciate the grandiose temples, chapels in the monastery, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Buddhism. Then go to visit the busiest local park in Chengdu – Renmin Park which is featured in rich folk activities and leisure living style.
After having supper, take a pleasant walking in the fabulous Jinli Old Street to explore the ancient tradition of Chengdu.
Chengdu Giant Panda Base
Drive to Hailuogou from Chengdu and view the big mountains along the way. It is a 6-hour’s drive to Hailuogou from Chengdu. Arrive and check in hotel.
Moxi Church at Hailuogou
Hailuogou Glacier Cable Car
Visit Hailuogou Glacier park in the morning using tourist site bus. Hailuogou Glacier Park is one of the biggest glacier parks in China. It has big glaciers of Minya Konka. During the hiking in the park, you will need to be aware of the elevation change. The elevation is between 2600 meters to 3600 meters. The visit to the park takes about 6 hours. You will have lunch inside this park. After the visit drive to Kangding for about 3 hours and stay in Kangding for overnight.
Walking in Hailuogou
Red Rock Slides at Hailuogou
Have a morning walk in the town of Kangding to experience local Khampa Tibetans and the modernization of this town before drive over Zheduo Pass at 4300 meters. Have a quick stop by the pass if weather is good and continue driving pass Xinduqiao before arrive in Tagong. The drive takes about 3 hours. Lunch before hiking on the Tagong Grassland. Start the walking from a Nunnery and view the beautiful Zhara Latse, a 5800 meters’ holy mountain in Tagong. Overnight at Tagong.
Walking in Kangding
A morning visit to the ancient Tagong Monastery before say good bye to this cowboy town. Drive for 3 hours en route visit Huiyuan Monastery before arrive in Danba. Wonder the local Alpine-like Tibetan Village after arrival. Overnight in Danba.
Danba Tibetan Village in the Morning
An early start and drive to mount Siguniang for about 2 hours and start your walking in Changping Valley to see Yaomei peak of Mt Siguniang. This walking is the longest among the hikings in this tour. It takes up to 7 hours to do this hiking. An optional camping night is available in this park. Overnight in the town of Mount Siguniang.
Mount Siguniang Hiking at Kushutan
Mount Siguniang Yaomei Peak
Depart Mount Siguniang via Balangshan Pass en route visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old human construction and a display of ancient Chinese wisdom. After the visit drive back to Chengdu.
Mount Siguniang from Balang Pass
Depart Chengdu or continue on your trip.
This is the standard practical itinerary. If you want, we can also cutomize it to your personal need, no matter you want to shorten or extend your travel length, no matter what class of accommodation you prefer...
This trip is available from April to November. The best seasons are May, June and September, October when weather is generally the best. Winter is too cold but still doable.
This adventure involves walking at parks and horse trails. So walking boots are necessary for this tour. In this hiking. Elevation at most of these sights are quite high as much to 3800 meters. Precautions for mountain sickness are necessary as well.Rain proof and Sun block are also necessary when you are traveling at these places for weather changes quickly at high altitude.
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