Larung Gar Tour - 7 Days
This 7-day Seda Adventure Tour brings you the sublime experience of one of the biggest Buddhist Schools in China. This trip is short to save your time by using the quickest transfer where possible. This tour is a fully guided by English-speaking guide so you will have a better experience to see and feel local Tibetan culture.
Day 01 Chengdu – Xinduqiao
Drive for 380km and 7-8 hours from Chengdu to Xinduqiao. Full day driving with stops for toilets and lunch. Arrive by Xinduqiao and check in hotel. Free to explore around Xinduqiao.
Xinduqiao Altitude: 3400m
Day02 Xinduqiao – Larung Gar
Drive for 350km and 7-8 hours from Xinduqiao to Larung Gar. Stop at Tagong to see the grassland and maybe the Tagong monastery. Along the drive way the scenery is very beautiful. You will have many chances to stop for temple, good views along the way. Arrive and find your hotel for overnight.
Larung Gar altitude: 3800m
Day03 Larung Gar
Today you will have the full day to wonder through the vast community of this Buddhist Shrine at Wuming Buddhist School. It is considered one of the biggest Buddhist schools in the world. It was know by the world since 1990s. Lots of Buddhist masters studied and graduated from here. In this valley, thousands of houses spread out over the mountain sides. All the wooden houses are with red color and used as dormitories for Lama (monk) and Juemu (nun). After the visit, drive back to your hotel.
Day 04 Larung Gar – Ganzi Xian
Drive from Larung Gar after some other time at the complex. Walk the giant community full of Buddhist houses and temples. Have your own experience with local monks and nuns. SLarung Gar is by far the biggest of its kind. It has normally 20,000 Buddhist monks and nuns study here and by festival season the number of people reaches 50,000. The sheer spectacle of the houses built on both of the mountain sides is sunning. After half day’s visit, drive to Ganzi for overnight. Drive for 220km and 5 hours.
Day05 Ganzi Xian – Danba
Drive for 360km and 7-8 hours. Today you will retrace most of the way back to Bamei and from where go to north to Danba. After arrive in the beautiful Tibetan village in Danba, you have the chance to explore the beautiful village of Jiarong Tibetan. Overnight in the village.
Danba Altitude: 2000m
Day06 Danba – Mt. Siguniang
After more time in the village of Danba, drive to Mt. Siguniang. Drive for 120km and 3 hours. After arrive, go to visit Shuangqiao Valley of Siguniangshan, one of the three valleys of Mt. Siguniang.
Overnight at Siguniang: Altitude 3100m
Day07 Mt. Siguniang - Chengdu
Drive back to Chengdu for 220km and 5 hours. You will be dropped off to your hotel in Chengdu.
This is the standard itinerary. It can be customized if you want it to be shorter or longer to cover more places. Please contact me for more details.
This trip is available from April to November. The best seasons are July, August, September and October when weather is generally the best. Rain proof and Sun block are also necessary when you are traveling at these places for weather changes quickly at high altitude. This adventure involves walking at places where the elevations are quite high as much to 4000 meters. Precautions for mountain sickness are necessary as well.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Seda Wuming Buddhism Institute
- Xinduqiao Town
- Danba Tibetan Fortressed Village
- Mt.Siguniang( four girls)