On this tour, we will discover the Tibetan Area Kham in west Sichuan. After having an experience of the leisure life in Chengdu, we drive westward to Hailuogou, the lowest marine glacier in Asia. Hailuogou Glacier Park, located on the east slope of Gongga Mountain (Minya Konka, 7556 m, "king of peaks in Sichuan"), is the highest mountain on the eastern edge of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau. There are also vegetation zone with integral ecosystem and virgin forest, scattered with hot springs hidden in the forests. A large number of rare wild animals and birds thrive here.
Afterwards go to Zhongde Town, Qingde Village, Xiangcheng County, and stroll through the Tibetan countryside. The chic traditional white houses are built along the river and mountains, and they are scattered and integrated into the poetic countryside. On the way visit Litang, a Khampa culture center.
Then go to Yading, Daocheng. In March 1928, American Explorer Joseph Rock set out from Muli, crossed Yading, Daocheng and other places, and went deep into Gongga (Minya Konka) mountain area. After two trips through Yading Daocheng, he published his travel notes and photos in the magazine “National Geographic”. In April 1933, British writer James Hilton wrote the famous novel "Lost Horizon" based on these travel notes and photos, especially Rock's exploration experience at the three sacred mountains (Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xianuodoji) in Gongga Ling area. People called the "Xanadu" described in the novel as "Shangri-La". And since then, there was an upsurge of searching for Shangri La in the world. We have two days to explore the Yading Nature Reserve, trekking to the three magnificent sacred snow mountains (Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xianuodoji), closing to the beautiful Pearl Lake, Milk Lake and Five-color Lake, walking in the colorful streams, flower sea, meadow, grassland and virgin forest.