Driving Tour Chengdu to Lanzhou via Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou, Ruo'ergai, Langmusi and Xiahe.
A Driving tour from Chengdu to Gansu visiting the heartland of Amdo Tibet including Huanglong Park, Jiuzhaigou Park, Ruo'ergai Grassland, Langmusi and Labulengsi Monasteries.
Huanglong is a calcium lake groups located in northern Sichuan. The park is well facilitated with cable cars and walking boards. Theh lakes are located from entrance of park to the end where the big pond, Wucai Pond is located, which is also the highlight of the park.
Jiuzhaigou, literally means "Valley of Nine Villages", is one of the best places to see the beauty of our mother nature. It is famous for having the most beautiful water views in China. The ancient Tibetan village in the valley is another attractive feature of Jiuzhaigou. Jiuzhaigou now is a national park, and was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Region of northern Sichuan, approximately 540km away from Chengdu. There is a saying popular among travelers - ”One doesn’t want to see any other water landscape after visiting Jiuzhaigou”. You can hardly image how stunning the water views are in Jiuzhaigou. There are 108 plateau lakes, together with many streams, waterfalls, rivers and beaches, form a colorful and peaceful picture. Travelers use six phrases to describe the features of Jiuzhaigou: green lakes, superimposed waterfalls, colorful forests, pure snow mountains, impressive Tibetan custom, and blue ice.
Huahu (Flower Lake)
Flower Lake is a natural lake at Re’er Grassland. It is one of the must-sees in Ruo’ergai. Visitors spend time here watch the sunset, taking great photos, watching birds, etc. Flower Lake is located by the side of National Highway 213, which makes it very easy to get to. Re’er Grassland is the second biggest grassland in China and home to three separated lakes. Flower lake is one of the three lakes at Re’er Grassland. The elevation of the flower lake is at 3468 meters above sea level, making this place too cold in winter.
Langmu Monastery is the name of a place. Langmusi is the Chinese name of Langmu Monastery. It shares the name of this town. Generally Lanhmusi indicates Langmusi Town in Gansu and Langmusi cun in Sichuan. It is a group of monasteries built at the border of Sichuan and Gansu Province. Langmu Monastery is the short name of Dacang Langmu Geerdi Monastery. The monastery in Sichuan is a Gelugpa monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery in Gansu is called Saici Monastery. Both monasteries locate in the Langmu Valley on different sides of the valley.At Langmusi, an amazing fact is that there are lots of Muslins while this place is known as a Tibetan place.
One of the 6 greatest Gelugpa Monasteries in Tibet and the biggest monastery in Amdo Tibet. A cultural and religious center of Southern Gansu Tibet. The complex is huge with traditional Tibetan constructions and a total of 3000 monks serve here.
Day 01 Chengdu drive to Songpan
Day 02 Visit Huanglong and drive to Jiuzhaigou
Day 03 Visit Jiuzhaigou and drive to Chuanzhusi
Day 04 Chuanzhusi drive to Ruoergai
Day 05 Visit Flower Lake and drive to Langmusi
Day 06 Visit Langmusi
Day 07 Langmusi drive to Labulengsi
Day 08 Labulengsi drive to Lanzhou
Sample program given is subject to change and to be customized into different durations of visits. Please contact me for more details of the trip.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Huanglong Nature Reserve
- Jiuzhaigou Valley
- Hongyuan-Ruoergai Grassland(Tibetan area in western Sichuan)
- Langmu Monastery