On this trip, we will enjoy the leisure life in Chengdu firstly. Then we will departure to Kangding, the gateway of Tibetan Area Kham in west Sichuan. Afterwards we cross over the Zheduo Pass, pass by Xinduqiao - the “Paradise of Photographers”, and reach Tagong that is “the Buddha's favorite place” and is reputed as “Little Lhasa”. Following Khampa Tibetan, we turn the prayer wheel of Tagong Monastery and listen to their sounds of reading in the Gyergo Nunnery... Now we start Yala trekking at Zhonggu Village after two-day’s acclimatization on the Western Sichuan Plateau.
We will arrive at the foot of the holy mountain Yala in pyramid shape. Among blue lakes and glaciers, alpine cirque lake and plunging waterfall create a magnificent natural scroll painting.
After finishing the hiking at holy mount Yala, we continue to Danba, the most beautiful village in China. We will stay at guesthouse in Tibetan style and feel the farming life of Jiarong Tibetan.
After some rest, we go to Dangling Village and start the second part of our trekking tour – hiking in the Dangling Nature Reserve. Thanks to unique geology, landform and climate condition, Dangling still preserves original nature ecological system. Besides, it preserves a mass of living fossils of rare animals, plants and insects that are disappeared in more regions and that are since around the fourth century (2500 thousand years ago), so Dangling is the very important “geological history museum” and species gene bank of the world. The Dangling Snow Mountain is the north part of Daxueshan Snow Mountain of the Hengduan Mountain Range. And its main peak is Xiaqiangla (means beauty immortal mountain in Tibetan) at 5470 meters above sea level is regarded as holy mountain by local Tibetans and is a pilgrimage land for religious believer in Tibetan areas.
After finishing the hiking tour, we drive back to Chengdu. On the way, we take a walk at Siguniang Mountain, honored as “the Chinese Alps”. Besides, we closely view the cute panda in Wolong, the first panda reserve in China, and visit the world cultural and natural heritage, the ancient irrigation project in Dujiangyan, and encount Taoist at Two Kings Temple (Erwang Miao).