Songpan Qizanggou Trekking with Horse Riding 7 days tour
Chengdu -Songpan - Chengdu
Day 1: Chengdu Arrival
Fly to Chengdu.Upon your arrival at the Chengdu Shuangliu international airport, our tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown. The rest of the day is yours to relax and have a good rest.
Day 2: Chengdu - Songpan - Chuanzhusi
Today after breakfast, we will drive about 6 hours from Chengdu to Songpan. On the way, you will enjoy the views and landscapes changing from plain to mountains and witness the Minority ethnic cultures changing from Qiang to Tibetan. Also we will have a short stop by the Diexi Lake. Then continue to drive through Chuanzhusi Town and arrive at Kakagoukou campsite to meet our porter team. Have a good night rest for the next several days trekking tour.
Day 3: Kakagoukou - Changhai Lake
Today you will start your trekking tour on the mountainous path in Qizang Valley from Kakagoukou to Long Lake. The total trekking distance is 16km and you will arrive at the campsite near to Long Lake about 5pm.The condition of path is relatively good, and the uphill slope is gentle. As the elevation increases gradually, blue sky and white cloud will bring you a very easy mood, with small wooden cottage, stunted boskage and grassland.
Day 4: Changhai Lake - Caohai Lake
Get up in the morning and take photos of natural landscapes around Long Lake. Then start the today’s 10km trekking tour from Long Lake to Grass Lake. After half an hour trekking, we will climb the Qizanggou Ya Kou. About at 12 o’clock, you will have the simple lunch and have a short break. It takes you about two hours to climb over the Ya Kou. Then walk about 3.5 hours to the Grass Lake campsite for camping this night.
Day 5: Caohai Lake - Hongxing Rock - Hongxing Lake - Yuhai Lake
Get up in the morning and take photos of beautiful landscapes around Grass Lake. You will walk about 2 hours and arrive at Hongxing Rock Ya Kou, where you will have your simple lunch and have a short break. Then trek about 1 hour to the Hongxing Lake where the landscapes are the most beautiful. For Chinese trekking lovers, “He has never been to Qizanggou if he doesn’t trek to Hongxing Lake.” In the afternoon, you will return back on the same path to Grass Lake and then trek to Fish Lake campsite.
Day 6: Yuhai Lake - Awenggou - Songpan
After simple breakfast at Fish Lake campsite, continue to trek from Fish Lake to Aengoou Goukou. On the way, you will visit the Colorful Beach and Colorful Forest. Our private car will wait for you at Awenggou Goukou, and then transfer you to Chuanzhusi Temple, which was built in 270. In the temple, a number of Bodhisattva statues of clay sculpture and copper casting is enshrined and worshiped there. You will have a good chance to enjoy the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Then be transferred to your hotel in Songpan.
Day 7: Songpan - Maoxian - Wenchuan - Chengdu
Today after breakfast, we will drive back to Chengdu from Songpan about 6 hours. On the way, we will visit the Baishi Qiang Village in Maoxian, the largest cultural center of Qiang ethnic minority. Then pass through the Dayu Statue at Wenchuan County and have a short stop by the 2008 earthquake memorial site in Yingxiu town, where you will feel horrified by the destruction and devastation, and stand in silence and say a little prayer for those who perished. Then drive back to your hotel in Chengdu.