Two Week's Deep Exploration of the Tibetan Region in Yunnan and Sichuan
Lijiang-Shangrila-Meili Snow Mt.-Derong-Xiangcheng-Yading-Daocheng-Litang-Yajiang-Xindu Bridge-Seda-Danba-Rilong-Chengdu
Day 1 & 2 Arrive in Lijiang for 1 or 2 days, so your body would slowly get more used to higher altitude. Altitude in Lijiang at 2400 meters.
Day 3 Drive 2 hrs to Tiger Leaping Gorge, then another 2 hrs further up to Shangrila, the first Tibetan stop in Yunnan. O/N Shangrila, altitude at 3300 meters.
Day 4 Explore the beautiful country around Shangrila, take visit to Songzanlinsi Lamasery, Napa Lake and beautiful Tibetan Villages, then jump into Tianshengqiao Hotspring for a thorough bath, before taking our pilgrimage deep into Tibetan region. O/N Shangrila
Day 5 Visit the beautiful Pudacuo National Park. Then drive 210 kms to Meili Snow Mountain. O/N Feilaisi, Atitude at 3400 meters.
Day 6 Catch the sunrise over the Meili Snow Mountain, then drive 250 kms to Daocheng, passing by Big and Small Snow Mt., the Tibetan towns called Deqin, Derong and Xiangcheng, with beautiful stops for Tibetan villages, animals on the beautiful plains. O/N Daocheng, attitude at 3700 meters
Day 7 Explore Daocheng and surroundings. Catch the morning mist over Sela, and sunset over Daocheng River. Visit Haizi Mountain, where has a thousand lakes at different level, up to Xingyicuo Lake, at 4420 meters above sea level. Visit Gonggalanjiling Lamasery. Rubuchaka Hotspring if you like, altitude at 3747 meters. O/N Daocheng
Day 8 Drive 3 hrs to Yading, get best view of Echu Mt. on the way, and visit Luorong Yak Plain, the antient Chonggu Lamasery, Five Colors Sea, and Sanshen Holy Mountains. O/N Yading, attitude at 3800 meters
Day 9 From Luorong Yak Plain, hike or take horse up to Milk Lake and Pearl Lake. Then drive 3 hrs back to Daocheng. O/N Daocheng
Day 10 Drive from Daocheng to Xindu Bridge, which is considered to be the heaven for photographers. Along the way, stop to visit the beautiful Sandui Village, Litang (the highest town in the world), and visit the biggest Lamasery in the area, called Changchunkeer Lamasery. The main scenery today also includes vast plain of the high land. O/N Xindu Bridge, attitude at 3300 meters
Day 11 Drive from Xindu to Ganzi county town, then Seda, about 6.5 hrs drive. O/N Seda, attitude at 3800 meters
Day 12 Visit the Wuming Buddhism College, and Tibetan Sky Burial, then drive to Danba, passing Maerkang, Jinchuan, about 8 hrs drive. O/N Danba, attitude at 1900 meters
Day 13 Visit Jiaju Tibetan Village in Danba Valley, then drive 145 kms to Rilong. Hike or take horse ride along stream in the premitive Forest in Rilong, with the view of the Four Girls Mountains in the distance. And visit the ethnique Qiang and Tibetan villages. O/N Rilong, attitude at 3200 meters.
Day 14 Drive 230 kms from rilong to Chengdu, passing by Four Girls Mountain, Wolong, Yinxiu, Dujiangyan Dam, andd arrive in Chengdu, about 4 hrs drive. O/N Chengdu
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
- SongZanLin Temple
- Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
- Danba Tibetan Fortressed Village
- Mt.Siguniang( four girls)
- The Dujiangyan Dam