Arrival in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. The local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 1N at 4*Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
Day 02Chengdu – Yaan BLD
In the morning, drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way to Yaan, the famous Rainy City. On the way enjoy the rural scenery in western Sichuan Plain. Visit of Shangli ancient town and the Pandas reserve in Bifengxia near Yaan. 1N at 4*Beite Moon and Star Hotel
Day03 Yaan – Danba BLD
Drive to Danba (1900 m). On the way visit of the Dengchigou Catholic Church in the Baoxing Panda Reserve. It is the place where a French preacher and biologist David found out giant pandas and introduced them overseas in 1869. Thus it has become an important humanistic spot. Drive over the Jiajin Shan Mountain to Danba. The local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Visit of the Jiaju village. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with the complete and unique characteristics of Jiarong Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences painted in red, white and black are strewed randomly but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley. 2N at 3*Dongnvguo Hotel
Day04 Danba BLD
Danba is claimed to be the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. Today, hiking from Zhonglu village to Suopo village, visit the ancient block towers in Suopo. They are made of clay and block and look nice from the outside with solid thick walls.
Day05Danba – Tagong – Xinduqiao – Kangding BLD
Drive via Bamei to Tagong, visit of the Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect, which is surrounded by three hills symbolizing three Bodhisattvas. Then drive to Xinduqiao, a small town on the road juncture where the northern route of Sichuan-TibetHighway (Chengdu - Lhasa) and the southern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) meet. Cross over Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and an important juncture or Tibetan and Han People in history. 1N at 3*Kalakal Hotel
Day06 Kangding – Luding – Yaan BLD
Drive to Luding and crossing through the 4.1 km long tunnel of Mt. Erlang Shan to Yaan. Drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way back to Chengdu. 1N at 4*Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
Day07 Leave Chengdu B
Transfer to airport and see off.
This journey is an adventure and only succeeds if you show understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes or imponderable situations. It requires the participants to have the sense of community and a cooperative spirit, and be ready to face very simple living conditions. Despite the careful planning, the program might change, sometimes in a short term, which may result in possible program modifications and the cancellation of some visits. Of course, the best for both our team and you is to respect the intented program. Besides we would like to point out that you are responsible for your own for all the possible dangers during the journey.
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