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-----Danba Tibetan Beauties Valley in Sichuan 6 days tour

Danba Tibetan Beauties Valley in Sichuan 6 days tour
Tour Code:SCNO-62

Travel Route
chengdu -danba-kangding-chengdu

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. Overnight in chengdu

Day 02 Chengdu – Yaan
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. Highlights of Yaan are Bifengxia Panda Base and Shangli Ancient Town. Bifengxia Panda Base has been long 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 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. Then we drive to Shangli Ancient Town. Old Town of Shangli is called an “ink and Wash Landscape” painting. Situated in the Western Sichuan Basin, the town was once an important post on the South Silk Road and the Ancient Tea-Horse Trail in history. overnight i n yaan

Day03 Yaan – Danba
Drive to Danba. On the way visit of the Dengchigou Catholic Church in the Baoxing Panda Reserve. It is the place where the French preacher and biologist David found the first giant panda and then introduced them overseas from here in 1869. Thus it has become an important humanistic spot as well. Keep driving over the Jiajin Shan Mountain to Danba. The local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Visit of Jiaju village. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Jiarong Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed at random but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley. Overnight in danba

Day04 Danba BLD
Danba is claimed to be the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. Today, hiking from Zhonglu village to Suopo village, visit of the ancient block towers in Suopo. They were made of clay and block and look fine from outside with solid thick walls. Overnight in danba

Day05 Danba – Tagong – Xinduqiao – Kangding
Drive via Bamei to Tagong, visit of Lhagang Monastery (TagongSi) of Sayka Sect, which is surrounded by three hills symbolizing three Bodhisattvas. Then drive to Xinduqiao, a small town on the road juncture where the northern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) and the southern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) meet. Cross over Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and an important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history. Overnight in kangding

Day06 Kangding – Luding – Yaan – Chengdu
Drive to Luding and crossing of the 4.1 km long tunnel of Mt. Erlang Shan to Yaan. Keep driving along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way back to Chengdu. end the tour.