10 Day Sichuan Mountains Tour Itinerary

10 Day Sichuan Mountains Tour Itinerary

Inhabited by Tibetans

Day 1 Chengdu/Ya’an – Visit the famous Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Center in the morning. Drive to Shangli Old Town before arriving at Ya’an City in the late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel. BLD
2 Ya’an/Rilong – Travel through the sparsely populated mountains and over Mt. Jiajinshan Pass at over 13,000 feet to Rilong Valley known for beautiful Flowers and natural beauty. Transfer to your hotel. BLD
3 Rilong – Hike along the creek from GuoZhuangPing enjoying the natural beauty of this area known for flower, wild birds and animals. BLD
4 Rilong/Danba – Drive along the river to Dawei Village site of the famous Mao’s Long March bridge where he met up with another army. Most of the children in this small village speak some English. Come to Xiaojin town for lunch. Continue to Danba. You can either sty in a hotel in Danba or in a Tibetan Family guesthouse in the village for overnight. BLD
5 Danba – Drive to Jiaju or Zhonglu, one of the most beautiful villages of the Danba area. You will experience life staying in teh Guest House of a local Tibetan family and be able to hike around this wonderful mountain village visiting friendly neighbors. After lunch you will visit the Watch Towers nearby stopping in the village of Danba before returning for Dinner. BLD
6 Danba/Bamei – You will bid goodbye to your Tibetan family and travel through the mountains and plateau to the grasslands and the Buddhist Huiyuan Monastery one of the best Tibetan monasteries in China where the 11th Dali Lama lived for several years. Continue to Bamei town and stay overnight at the Golden Sun Guesthouse. BLD
7 Bamei/Kangding – Drive to Xinduqiao town, acknowledged as a Paradise by many photographers from around the world. Continue via a high Pass to Kangding, one of the larger cities in these mountains. It is very unique with a roaring river that goes through the middle of the town. Transfer to a local hotel. BLD
8 Kangding/Moxi Village (Hailuogou National Park) You will go over another 12,000 foot pass on way to Moxi which is the entrance to the park. Enjoy the scenery along the way and transfer to the Long March Hotel or Pearl Garden Hotel. Visit Moxi village which is very friendly in this remote area. BLD
9 Hailougou Park – Today you will go up the mountain to the end of the road and hike through the forest to the Glacier. (If you like as an option you may take a cable car across the Glacier and up onto the mountain at your own expense) After lunch you will come down the mountain part way to the wonderful Hailougou Hot Springs one of the best in China. (be sure to bring a swimming suit) There are 5 levels of pools all at different temperatures to relax and enjoy the medicinal effects of the pools. The views are fantastic as you look out into the mountains. Return to Moxi. BLD
10 Hailougou/Chengdu – You will pass through the beautiful mountains and return to Chengdu today. This evening you will be taken to a western restaurant for dinner for some western food as a change. BL
(dinner on your own to order and pay yourselves)

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