Discover the fantastic Mountains in Yading Nature Reserve 6 days tour
Day 01 Arrival in Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. chengdu
Day 02 chengdu -kangding- xingduqiao
In the morning drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way to Yaan, the famous Rainy City. On the way enjoy the rural scenery in western Sichuan Plain. Then crossing of the 4.1 km long tunnel of Erlang Mountain to Luding, the mountain was traditionally the natural limits of Han Chinese villages and the Tibetan communities. Keep driving to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and an important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history. Afterwards crossing of the Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) to Xinduqiao, a small but important town at the juncture of the North and South Sichuan-Tibet Highway. If the weather allows, we can explore the main peak of Mt Gongga (7556m).
Day03 Xinduqiao – Yajiang – Litang – Daocheng – Riwa
Drive to Yajiang and over the Pass Jianziwan (4658 m) to Litang (4014 m). Arrival at Litang which also known as "highland city". Arrival, visit of Litang monastery lying in the western suburbs of the city. The monastery was originally under the control of the Bon religion but converted into a Gelug Sect monastery in 1580 in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) by the third Dalai Lama. Keep driving over Mt. Haizi Shan and pass by Daocheng to Riwa, where the highlight of this journey is - Yading natural reserve, home of three sacred Tibetan mountains - Chenresig (Xiannairi, Avalokitesvara, 6032m), Jambeyang (Yangmaiyong, Manjusri, 5958m), and Chanadorje (Xianuoduoji, Vajrapani, 5958m).
Day04 Riwa – Yading – Riwa
Full day exploration of Yading natural beauty. Drive 30km to Longlongba – the entrance of Yading Natural Reserve. We start our trekking tour at Chonggu Monastery and next proceed to Xiannairi Mountain with a mystery Dumu Lake at its mountain foot. Then trek to Luorong Cattle Farm, which is located among Yangmaiyong, Xianuoduoji and Xiannairi Mountains. Finally we go back to Longlongba and drive back to the hotel.
Day05 Riwa – Daocheng – Xinduqiao – Kangding
Drive via Daocheng, Xinduqiao and over Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) on the same way to Kangding.
Day06 Kangding – Luding – Yaan – Chengdu
Drive to Luding and crossing of the 4.1 km long tunnel of Mt. Erlang Shan to Yaan. About 19 km from Ya'an City, Bifengxia Panda Base has long been famous for the forest coverage, waterfalls, river and breathtaking landscapes. After the violent earthquake in Sichuan, the panda base in Ya'an became the largest panda reserve base in the world, with over 80 giant pandas. There are over 20 research laboratories and feeding centers including Panda Breeding Spots, Panda Kindergarten, Panda Hospital and the Research Centers. After the visit of Bifengxia Panda Base we keep driving along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way back to Chengdu. end the tour.