Sertar Larung Gar and Mount Siguniangshan Loop 9 days tour
Chengdu - Maerkang - Danba - 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-Dujiangyan-Wenchuan-Li County-Maerkang
Today after breakfast at the hotel around 7:30am, we will drive about 7 hours from Chengdu to Maerkang by way of Wenchuan and Li County. We have a stop by the 2008 earthquake memorial site in Yingxiu town, where you will feel horrified by the destruction and devastation; stand in silence and say a little prayer for those who were perished, and then stop to visit Xisuo Folk Houses, which have Jiarong Tibetan architectural features. Then move on to Maerkang. It was an important trade hub on the ancient Tea-Horse Route.
Drive 350km, about 7 hoursHigh Altitude: Chengdu (540m), Maerkang (2600m)Internet & WifiMaerkang Local Hotel (standard room with private bathroom)Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Maerkang-Seda County
Today our journey continues westwards to the Seda County. Due to the rough road, we will stop the car and have a rest for several time.
Day 4: Seda County-Wuming Buddhist Academy-Seda County
Today, drive 20km from the county to visit Wuming Buddhist Academy, which is the world's largest active Tibetan Buddhist Academy/ School. It belongs to Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, with an elevation of around 3700 meters. Around it are thousands of red houses. You will spend the whole morning to explore the academy, red houses and Tancheng, and study Buddhism with Lama and Juemu.In the afternoon, you will personally experience Tianzang Funeral at Seda Tianzang Site which is located the mountainside (over 4000m) near to the Academy. Then go to the platform next to Tancheng or from Larong Hotel, you can look down the whole valley and enjoy the silent and dazzling night scene of Buddhist Academy. And then transferred back to your hotel in the county.
Day 5: Seda County - Danba County
Today, we will drive about 380 kilometers from Seda County to Danba County by way of Jinchuan. Due to the rough road from Seda to Wengda town, we will stop the car and have a rest for several time. The driving time will be more than 9 hours.
Day 6: Danba County - Jiaju Tibetan Village - Suopo Diaolou - Danba County
After breakfast, we drive 8.5km from Danba County to visit Jiaju Tibetan Village. It was selected as one of the most beautiful six villages in China by the Chinese National Geographic Magazine. The village has more than 140 families. More than 200 colorful Tibetan buildings spread over the green mountain under the blue sky, forming a stunning landscape painting. The houses are all distinctive with crown-shaped roofs, red eaves and white walls.In the afternoon, move on to Suopo and visit Diaolou Group. Actually, there are 175 ancient Diaolou standing proudly on the both side of Dadu River. Because of this, Danba County has been praised as "a kingdom of one thousand castles". Then be transferred back to your hotel in the county.
Day 7: Danba County - Siguniangshan Town, visit Shuangqiao Valley
Today firstly drive about 112km from Danba County to Siguniangshan Town and then check in the local hotel. Afterwards, be transferred to the entrance of the Shuangqiao Valley about 7km away from Siguniangshan Town. In the valley, tourists need take the scenic bus which is the easiest and fastest way for natural sightseeing. The bus will stop at each station for picking-up and tourists can get off to view the unique attractions, including: Willow Bridge, Sun-Moon Mirror Mountain, Five-Colored Mountain, Ginsenguo Flatland, Jianzi Mountain, Dumu Peak and more.
Day 8: Siguniangshan Town - Changping Valley Hiking - Siguniangshan Town
After breakfast, we will head to the Lama Temple of Changping Valley where you choose to hike or ride a horse (pay by yourself) to visit. The whole Changping valley is about 29km with approximately 100 square kilometers. It takes about 5 hours from Lama temple to Mu Luo Zi by hiking and about 3 hours to return back to Lama temple.
Changpinggou Valley connecting to the bottom of Four Girls Mountain directly, attracts tourists with its original forests, bubbling streams, thick bushes and a diversity of animals.After the hiking, get back to Rilong town and sleep well.
Day 9: Siguniangshan Town - Chengdu
Today we will get back to Chengdu, and it takes about 6 hours. We will transfer you to your hotel in Chengdu, or the airport/train station for your next destination.