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Highlights:

  • Three distinctive national tourist spots combined with visit to Tibetan residences of Danba, Tagong Grassland and Xinduqiao etc.as well as picturesque Daocheng and Yading, glaciers of Hailuogou, and virgin forest, making this itinerary an extraordinary golden travelling experience. 

  • Visit to oriental Alps, the Queen of Shushan-Four Ladies’ Mountain, and riding horse is arranged.

  • Visit to Gyarong Tibetan residences and village of watchtowers – Danba, enjoy the ancient Jiaju Tibetan Village that is rarely known to the outside world, and visit the oldest watchtower. 

  • If it is lucky, you may see the real face of Gongga Mountain, the King of Shushan, when crossing over Gaoershi Mountain. 

  • Visit to the last pure land on the blue planet – Yading Nature Reserve, and feel the hidden land in the novel of James Hilton: a paradise surrounded by three gorgeous snow mountains. 

  • Exclusive arrangement of two-day stay in Yading scenic spot, leaving sufficient time for you to enjoy the fairyland.

  • One night stay in 5-star Holyland Hotel located in Riwa County between Daocheng and Yading. 

  • Take a cable car in Hailuogou and enjoy the biggest ice fall in China as well as in Asia (1080m in height and 1100m in width). 

  • Best hotels in every stop during the itinerary.

  • Smooth itinerary without leaving out any important scenic spot, experienced tour guides and drivers will help provide a safe and high quality journey. 

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​Four Lady‘s Mountain

Daochen Yading  

​13 days

Day 1    Arrive in Chengdu                                                                        Hotel: Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel or same level


Welcome to Chengdu

Dinner: on your own

Day 2    Chengdu/Wenchuan/Ma’erkang                                                                     Hotel: Ma’erkang Celebrity Hotel or same level


Taoping Qiang Village: It is regarded as the Mysterious Oriental Castle for its unique architecture and the complicated roads and paths. With a long history of more than 2000 years, the village still keeps the original flavor. In Taoping Qiang Village, there are many towers, vigorous and firm, erecting high to the sky. Some of them are made of earth and stones, some are wood. All of them are well preserved. Even after times of earthquake, the towers are all intact.

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Chinese dishes;           Dinner: Chinese dishes

Day 3    Ma’erkang/Xiaojin/Rilong                                                                                Hotel: New Four Ladies’ Hotel or same level


Shuangqiao Valley: With an area of 216.6km2, it possesses vistas of snowy peaks, pastures, meadows and forests, etc. The valley can be divided into three sections. The first section contains Yin-Yang Valley, Willow Bridge, Poplar Woods, Sun-Moon Mirror Mountain (4800m) and Five-Colored Mountain (4478m). The Yin-Yang Valley is a 2km long valley. Entering into the valley, the bright sunshine suddenly disappears. If you look up, you can only see a silvery sky. Driving out, the clear blue sky appears. So it is called "Yin-Yang Valley". The middle section is called Nianyuba (撵鱼坝), which is a highland swamps at an altitude of 3500m. In the third section of the valley, there are more than ten snow-capped mountains above 4,000 meters, making this valley a favorite with the climbers.


Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch: Chinese dishes;           Dinner: Chinese dishes

Day 4    Rilong/Danba                                                                                                                          Hotel: Danba 318 or same level


Haizi Valley: Haizi Valley is named after the tens of alpine lakes, including Flower Lake, White Lake, Blue Lake, Yellow Lake, etc. The water is clear enough to see the bottom. The inverted reflection in water of snow-capped peaks and blue sky with clouds is enough to make people hard to leave here. Moreover, it is also known as the only road to climb Dafeng of the Four Ladies’ mountains. The entire length of Haizi Valley is 19.2km and it covers 126.5 square meters. There is no scenic bus available in the valley. Visitors can only hike by their foot or rent a horse at the entrance of the Valley. 

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Chinese dishes;            Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 5    Danba/Tagong/Xinduqiao                                                                                                    Hotel: Xinduqiao 318 or same level


Huiyuan Temple: The town is a temple, the temple is the town. Huiyuan Gompa is the birthplace of the 11th Dalai Lama, temporal residence of the 7th Dalai Lama, and was a hotel of the present Dalai Lama. This temple is on the halfway from Tagong to Danba, red roofs and yellow walls. It says it was the only Qing-government-sponsored Gelugpa monastery in Tibet and the buildings are of a little Han style. It was the residence of 7th Dalai Lama when the Machu army was defending Tibet against the Mongolians, a quiet and beautiful temple, definitely worth a visit.


Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Chinese dishes;             Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 6    Xinduqiao/Yajiang/Litang/Daocheng/Riwa                                                                          Hotel: Holyland Hotel or same level


Litang Monastery: Known as "the Buddhist Shrine in South Kham", Litang Monastery (Ganden Thubchen Choekhorling Monastery, or Lithang Gompa) is the oldest and largest monastery of the Gelukpa sect (yellow sect) of Tibetan Buddhists in Kham Area. It was founded in 1580 by the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso on the site of an older Bön-monastery, covers an area of over 333,333 square meters and has accommodations for more than 4,300 monks. 


Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Chinese dishes;             Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 7    Riwa/Yading                                                                                                   Hotel: Yading Yizhan Hotel or same level


Yading, a paradise for photographers and trekkers, is a national level nature reserve. Unknown to the outside world until it was discovered by the famous American botanist and explorer Dr. Joseph Rock in 1928, it is a mountain sanctuary and major Tibetan pilgrimage site comprising three peaks sanctified by the 5th Dalai Lama,namely, Chenresig (compassion), rising to 6032 meters, Chana Dorje (power) and Jampelyang (wisdom), which both rise to 5958 meters. These 3 snow-capped peaks sit in a triangle formation with forested valleys, clear rivers, glacier-fed lakes and abundant wildlife between them. This region was designated as a nature reserve in the late 1990’s.

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 8    Riwa/Yading/Daocheng                                                   Hotel: Daocheng Hot Spring Garden Hotel or same level


Bowa Mountain and Chitu River: Chitu River comes from northwest slope of Bowa Mountain. On both banks of the river are broad pastures and stretches of forest. Mt. Bowa, grand and scenic, is sharply distinct during the four seasons: in spring and summer, azaleas bloom to vie each other for beauty, in autumn, leaves as red as flame cover the trees, while in winter, snow clothes all and gleams white. 
Gongga Langjiling Monastery: Gongga Langjiling Monastery is located in the southern part of the town, 3335 meters above sea level. In front of the Monastery is Red-soil River, and the back is Axi Mountain. In the monastery, there is a precious Buddha which has a long history of over 300 years and presented by a famous Living Buddha. The monastery is not very big, but you can feel a solemn atmosphere everywhere. It has a lofty position in people's minds. Historically, before worship the mountain, Tibetans would always go to the front of the monastery to burn incense and worship Buddha, praying that God bless them safe and smooth when passing the dangerous mountains. The monastery has carried the hope and prays of ten millions people, and it is the real holy monastery in people's hearts.

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 9    Daocheng/Litang/Yajiang/Xinduqiao                                                                                    Hotel: Xinduqiao318 or same level


Sangdui Red Grass: On the road from Daocheng to Sangdui, there is a red grass wetland. Bunch of rivers floating through this place and make this place a wetland. It is a very special red moss growing in this wetland. Each autumn, the moss all becomes red, with all the trees become yellow, making a perfect picture for autumn


Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 10    Xinduqiao/Kangding/Moxi Ancient Town                                                                  Hotel: Changzheng Hotel or same level


Mugecuo Scenic Area, also called Yeren Sea Scenic Area, is located in the northern part of Kangding County, the capital city of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is a part of Gongga Mountain scenic area, and is composed of scenic spots such as Muge Dyke and Mugecuo River, etc. The scenic area is about 25 kilometers long and 300 square kilometers in terms of total acreage. Mugecuo Scenic Area boasts of fantastic springs, lakes, primeval forests, azalea forest, precipitous peaks, and grotesque rocks of Guanmen Rock Scenic Area. It extends eight kilometers long and present to tourists the wonderful scenery with unique characteristics. There are four hot springs in the scenic area. The most famous one is reputed as "Pool with Curative Effect". The spring water is 80℃ and very effective on the treatment of dermatitis and neuritis diseases. Diaohaizi Lake is accompanied by primeval forest and lawn. The hot spring spraying out from one end of the lake mixes with lake water. It is a fantastic place for tourists to take a bath in.

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                 Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 11    Moxi Town/Hailuogou                                                                        Hotel: Gongga Hot Spring Hotel or same level


Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park: Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park boasts the lowest altitude, most frequent geographical movements, and most complete glacier landforms. Hailuo Dyke Glacier came into being 1600 years ago. It possesses many geographic attractions, including ancient glaciers, grand glacier cascade, virgin forests, wild animals and hot springs, etc. To the east of the ridge of the highest peak in Gongga Mountain Range lie precipitous mounts and deep valleys, presenting a rolling landform unique to the park. The roaring and deep Dadu River is accompanied by steep peaks and cliffs.


Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                 Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 12    Hailuogouo/Moxi Town/Chengdu                                                                   Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel or same level


Erlangshan Tunnel: Erlangshan Tunnel is one of the tunnels of Sichuan-Tibet highway. It is located in Erlang Mountain, in the border of Ya’an City and Garze in Sichuan Province. This tunnel is said to be a mountain highway tunnel which is the longest and have deepest buried length, highest elevation, largest ground stress as well as very complex geological condition in China. The starting point of this tunnel, rain city Ya’an is famous for its rain, lady, and fish. Driving from Chengdu, we can enjoy the Idyllic scenery of west Sichuan along the way. 

Breakfast: buffet in hotel;           Lunch; Solid food;                  Dinner: Chinese dishes

 

Day 13    Depart from Chengdu                                                                                                                                   Hotel: warm home


End of the journey.

Breakfast: buffet in hotel