Author: YakTraveller
Best off-beaten-tracks tours in Yunnan,Sichuan and Tibet
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Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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It is the world’s only existing “pure land”, depositing an everlasting dream; it is a paradise integrating magnificence, beauty, steepness, wonder, seclusion, and mystery. *Arrival in Dali and drive to Liuku* *Day 1* In the morning we meet in Dali, then driver 4.5 hours to LiuKu, the city beside the Nujiang. Sightseeing in Liuku. Overnight at Liuku hotel (3*) *Drive to Gongshan Day 2* Drive 240km along Nujiang (Salween) from Liuku to Gongshan, on the way visit beautiful gorge and local villages. It will take 6.5 hours. Overnight at Gongshan hotel (2*) *Trek to Qiqi (2400m) Day 3* Trek 6 hours, about 17km, from Gongshan(1850m) to Qiqi(2400m). Today you will trek up the east slope of Mt. Gaoligong. On the way, pass the Gazhu nature protection zone (2100m). Overnight camping *Trek to Dongshaofang Day 4* Trek 6 hours, 18km from Qiqi (2400m) to Dongshaofang (3600m). Today, you will continue trek up the east slope of Mt. Gaoligong. On the way, you have to cross several streams. Overnight camping *Trek to Sandui(3000m)* *Day 5* Trek up to the Nanmowang Pass at 3980m, then trek down the west slope of Mt. Gaoligong to Sandui. It will take 5 hours for trekking. Overnight camping. *Trek to Bapo and drive to Kongdang* *Day 6* Trek 16 km, 5.5hours down the mountain slope from Sandui to Bapo by the Single Dragon River(Dulong River). On the way, you have to cross several streams. After arrival Bapo drive along the Single Dragon River from Bapo to Kongdang. On the way, you will see several Suspend bridges and several Dulong minority villages. Overnight at local guest house *Jeep back to Gongshan* *Day 7* Drive 96km (7 hours) back to Gongshan. The road between KongDang and Gongshan is very narrow and steep. We need to take jeep and drive very slow. Overnight at Gongshan hotel (2*) *Day trip at Bingzhongluo village then drive to Dimaluo* *Day 8* Drive 30km to Bingzhongluo, visit the first bend of Nu River, small trek to visit Puhua Lamaism temple, Chongding Catholic church. Then drive to Dimaluo Tibetan village. Overnight at local guest house *Trek to Balagong Pasture* *Day 9* Trek 6.5 hours to Balagong Pasture, via Baihanluo village. Overnight camping *Trek to Luolongjialong* *Day 10* Trek 7.5 hours to Benggu Pasture. Today we will cross Selalaka pass, Sewalongba valley and arrival Luolongjialong pass. Overnight camping *Trek to Cizhong and drive to Deqin(3400m)* *Day 11* Today we trek 6.5 hours to Cizhong village, a Tibetan village beside the Mekong River. Visit the church, and then drive 3 hours to Deqin. Overnight at Deqin Caihong hotel(2*) *Drive from Deqin to Zhongdian* *Day 12* It will take 6 to 7 hours drive to Zhongdian. On the way, we will see Mud-pottery workshop in Nixi village, Town of Benzilan (an important transfer town between Yunnan and Tibet), the First Bend of Jinsha River, Baimang Snow Mountain, welcoming Pagodas of Deqin. You may also enjoy the view of meadow, Tibetan villages and the scenery on the way. Overnight at Zhongdian hotel(3*) *Visit tiger leaping gorge then drive to Lijiang* *Day 13* In the morning, we drive 102 kilometers, or around 2 hours to Qiaotou (1850 meters), Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge then drive to Lijiang (90 kilometers). End of our trip.


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