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Kham Adventure to the Last Shangri-La

Kham Adventure to the Last Shangri-La
Day 1: Chengdu-Kangding (380km)
Day 2: Kangding-Xinduqiao-Yajiang
Day 3: Yajiang-Litang-Daocheng
Day 4: Daocheng-Yading
Day 5: Yading-Daocheng
Day 6: Daocheng-Xinduqiao
Day 7: Xinduqiao-Chengdu
Day 8: Depart Chengdu

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Tour length: 8 days

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Yading Nature Reserve in Daocheng was discovered by the famous American botanist and explorer Joseph F. Rock in 1928, the place was firstly known to the rest of world as the Last Shangri-La via his description in the National Geographic Magazine. It is not only a sacred Eden for Tibetan pilgrimages and a nature reserve with awe-inspiring landscape, but also an ideal place for one to purify his heart. Through this tour, we will show you as well as the famous Kangding City, Xinduqiao, Litang Monastery and Panda Base.

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Day 1 Chengdu-Kangding (380km)

Highlights: Luding Bridge

Luding Bridge Luding Bridge

Schedule: Depart Chengdu after breakfast at hotel. Today, we will leave Chengdu Plain for the highland and plateau areas in the western part of Sichuan province; our destination is Kangding City which is the capital of the Kham (Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture). Due to the long drive and possible traffic control, today we only visit Luding Bridge.

Day 2 Kangding-Xinduqiao-Yajiang

Highlights: Xinduqiao

Xinduqiao Xinduqiao

Schedule: Firstly, we will pass the very famous and Zheduo (zigzag) Mountain (4298 meters). Not far away is the Xinduqiao County that is a picturesque paradise for the photographers where mountains, grassland, creeks, Tibetan villages, yaks, sheep and poplars formulate a paradise like picture.

Day 3 Yajiang-Litang-Daocheng

Highlights: Litang Monastery

Litang Monastery Litang Monastery

Schedule: Today we have two high mountain passes to cover, both are over 4000 meters. When we stop at Litang City, we will visit the famous Litang Monastery which is the largest Gelupa Monastery in Kham.

Day 4 Daocheng-Yading

Highlights: Yading Nature Reserve

Yading Nature Reserve Yading Nature Reserve

Schedule: After breakfast, drive 118Km (2hrs) to the Yading Natural Reserve. On the way we can enjoy very charming countryside scenery and pay a visit to a Tibetan family in the beautiful Riwa Village (in Shangrila Town). Later ride horse to Chonggu Temple. Pay a short visit to the Chonggu Temple and then trek up or ride a horse (about 15 minutes) to the Pearl Lake (Drolma-la tso) to view the holy peak Xiannairi. Stay overnight at Yading village.

Note: Food at Yading Natural Reserve is package food, and accommodation will be dorm bed or camping.

Day 5 Yading-Daocheng

Highlights: Yading Nature Reserve

Yading Nature Reserve Yading Nature Reserve

Schedule: Watch sunrise at Chonggu Temple in the morning, then ride horse to Luorong Pasture. It is the best location to pilgrim the three holy peaks of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xialuoduojie. In the afternoon, ride back to Yading Village and drive back to Daochen. Enjoy the famous Rupuchaka hot springs and the local Tibetan dancing &singing show.

Day 6 Daocheng-Xinduqiao

Drive back to Xinduqiao via Litang and Yajiang.

Day 7 Xinduqiao-Chengdu

Drive back to Chengdu via Kangding and Ya'an. Check into yor hotel and have a good rest.

Day 8 Depart Chengdu

Be escorted to the airport for the flight to your next destination. Services End

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