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9 Days Private Tour Chengdu – Yaan – Kangding – Xinduqiao – Tagong – Danba – Siguniang Shan Town – Trekking from Siguniang Shan Mountain to Bipenggou Valley – Taoping - Chengdu
Highlights
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
DAY
1

Arrive in Chengdu

Enjoy Chengdu leisurely daily life, Kuanzhai Xiangzi, drink tea in People’s Park

Arrive in Chengdu, the capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred to enjoy the leisure time in Kuanzhai Xiangzi. It consists 3 alleys: Kuan Alley, Zhai Alley, and Jing Alley. Experience the typically leisure lifestyle of Chengdu. After that, we will move to the People’s Park (Renmin Gongyuan). It hosts elegant mountains, broad lake, colorful flowers and flourish woods. Have a seat in the teahouse, enjoy your covered-bowl tea in the center of the city, and have a chat with your friends.

Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Kuanzhai Xiangzi
Kuanzhai Xiangzi
DAY
2

Chengdu – Yaan – Kangding

Bifengxia Panda Base, ancient tea-horse-road, Kangding - gateway to Tibetan area Kham

Leave in the morning for Kangding. Across the Tunnel of Erlang Mountain, the mountain was traditionally the natural borders of Han Chinese villages and the Tibetan communities. On the way visit the Bifengxia Panda Base, it was established at the end of 2003, and has become a paradise for giant pandas, a national treasure, with the function of raising, breeding and rescuing giant pandas. It has over 20 giant pandas. At last arrive in Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history. Next you’ll drive on the zigzag road up to the mountain chain of Hengduanshan, which extends from the north to the south.

299 km
4 hours 25 minutes
Overnight at 4*Love Song Hotel (2560 m)
Breakfast
Pandas in Bifengxia
Pandas in Bifengxia
DAY
3

Kangding – Xinduqiao – Tagong – Bamei – Danba

Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si), Gyergo Nunnery, Yala Mountain (Zhara Lhatse), Jiaju village

Cross over Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) 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. Drive to Tagong, visit the Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect, which is surrounded by three hills symbolizing three Bodhisattvas. Afterwards visit the impressive Gyergo Nunnery and the grand mani wall of Hepingfahui. From the hillside next to the Muya Golden Pagoda, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Zhara Lhatse (5.820 m, also Jara or Yala), when the weather is good这里就不要日落的句子了. Then drive to visit Jiaju village of Tibetan in Danba (1900 m), the most beautiful village of China. In Danba, the local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Walking and visit in the Jiaju village. There are more than one hundred buildings with the same architectural style, 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 school from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley.

229 km
4 hours 50 minutes
Overnight at Mantuoluo Hotel
Breakfast
Nunnery of Hepingfahui in Tagong
Nunnery of Hepingfahui in Tagong
DAY
4

Danba – Siguniang Shan Town

Ancient block towers in village Suopo, Wori Tusi Manor, Shuangqiao Valley, Sunset of Mt. Siguniangshan

Danba has long been acclaimed as the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. In the morning visit the ancient block towers in village Suopo. Then drive to Siguniang Shan Town (former Rilong), on the way visit Wori Tusi Manor, the former official residence of the local Tusi, a kind of imperial kingship leader. The Siguniang Shan Mountain (also Four Sisters Mountain, Four Girls Mountain, Four Maidens Mountain) has four over 5000 m peaks, legend has it that each peak represents a girl of the 4 sisters. The highest peak, Yaomei Feng, the youngest girl and at 6250 m, is also known as the “queen of Sichuan's peaks”. Soft hiking in the Shuangqiao Valley (Double-bridge Valley) of the Siguniang Shan Mountain, the scenery is concentrated and charming. If the weather is good, enjoy the beautiful landscape of sunset of Siguniang Shan Mountain at the Maobiliang.

118 km
2 hours 43 minutes
Overnight at Yunshang Hotel
Breakfast
Sunset of Mt. Siguniangshan
Sunset of Mt. Siguniangshan
DAY
5

Trekking Siguniang Shan Town – Lamasi – Lianghekou – Muluozi

Changpinggou Valley, Lama monastery

Leaving Siguniang Shan Town, then trekking into Changpinggou valley. First, we reach Lama monastery and keep trekking via Lianghekou to Muluozi, where to set up camp. Along the way appreciate the beautiful snow-capped mountain, forest, high mountain, and meadow.

Trekking about 20 km, 7-8 hours
Camping (3680 m)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
DAY
6

Trekking Muluozi – Chazigoukou – End of Changpinggou

Enjoy the quiet in forest, camp in Changpinggou

After breakfast, keep moving and appreciate the amazing forest all along the way, stroll to feel the beauty of the forest, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy the quiet of nature. Arrive at the end of Changpinggou and camp.

Trekking about 16 km, 6 hours
Camping (3900 m)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
DAY
7

Trekking End of Changpinggou – Shangshankou – Dapingtai – Yakou – Xiaoqiao

Shangshankou, Xiaoqiao in Bipenggou Valley

Set out from the end of Changpinggou, moving to Shangshankou and then get over Yakou (Yakou = pass), it’s hard for to trek on this way and difficult for horses as well, so we have to hire local people to carry our equipments. Down to Xiaoqiao in Bipenggou Valley, camping here (3250 m)

Trekking about 22 km, 8 hours
Camping (3250 m)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
Trekking from Siguniang Shan to Bipenggou Valley
DAY
8

Trekking Xiaoqiao – Entrance of Bipenggou Valley 8 km, drive to Chengdu

Trekking ends. Taoping Village of Qiang minority

Trekking 8 km from Xiaoqiao to the entrance of Bipenggou Valley and appreciate the beautiful sight of Bipenggou, especially in autumn, when the bright red maple leaves covered the whole valley. Then drive back to Chengdu, on the way visit the Taoping village of Qiang minority. The village is located in the epicenter of Sichuan's major earthquake on May 12, 2008 and has been severely damaged. As part of the reconstruction program, the Qiang national stonemasons and villagers have masterfully restored their village from the rubble heaps. The Qiang nationals are descendants of an ancient ethnic group of China. "Qiang" is a historical ethnic group of China, which was found on 3,000-year-old oracle bones. Over time, records of other nationalities in China such as Han (Han Chinese), Zang (Tibetan), Yi, Naxi, Bei, Hani and Lisu emerged. Their way of life is the evidence of ancient traditions practiced. The villages with the tower-like stone houses testify the advantageous of a high-building life, especially in the epochs of warlike conflicts.

Trekking about 8 km
220 km
3 hours 34 minutes
Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Breakfast Lunch
Taoping Village of Qiang Minority
Taoping Village of Qiang Minority
DAY
9

Leave Chengdu

Travel to next destination

Today transfer to airport, leave Chengdu.
Breakfast
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We must point out that you counter a basic tourism infrastructure in this region. You stay overnight mostly at simple hotel/guesthouse and tent. Long journeys on bad roads and trekking on high altitude and delays require good physical fitness, resilience and flexibility of the participants. Program and route changes due to unforeseen events are expressly reserved. If you desire the unknown and have an understanding of contingency, this is the right trip for you.