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Tour Type : Classical
Departure : Chengdu
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Day 1 D1 Departure from Chengdu to Danba
Drive from Chengdu to Danba via Erlangshan tunnel.Mountain scenery accompanied us all the way.Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant .Stay at Danba today. (L,D)
Day 2 D2 A whole day in Danba
Visit Jiaju Tibetan Village, Zhonglu Village and ancient watching tower in Suopo Village.Zhonglu Village. claimed as the “most beautiful ethnic villages in China”  and popular with tourists, principally Zhonglu , Jiaju and Sopo for their watchtowers and beautiful traditional tibetan fortress-like houses.
Visit the ancient watching tower in Suopo Village, Jiaju Tibetan Village and Beauty Village.They are built with stones. These watchtowers are designed with different number of sides and at different heights. They are either built in clusters or alone along the hills. Apparently there are different types of watchtowers, each built for different purposes and at different locations:
• Yao’ai (Strategic Pass) was built at places of strategic importance such as mountain passes as a choking point during wars.
• Fenghuo (Beacon-Fire) are normally located at hilltops for the purposes of transmitting messages via flames/fires
• Zhai  (Village) are built at entrance to villages to protect the villages.
• Jia  (Dwelling) are built within villages. These tend to be connected to dwellings and are used for storage as well as defence
  Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant,stay at Danba today. (B,L,D)
Day 3 D3 Danba to Yajiang
Drive from Danba to Yajiang via Tagong, visit Tagong Temple on the way. Tagong Grassland -  a vast expanse of green meadow surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dotted with Tibetan herdsmen and tents. The average altitude of the grassland is around 3500m. The well-known Tagong monastery is just sitting in the middle of the stretch. Tibetans celebtarate their their harvest and festivals here with drinking, dancing and singing for days, when is a good occasion to witness the truly Kham Tibetan folks. Also, the annual Horse Race Festival be held at the beginning of the 8th lunar month in Tagong Grassland.
  Tagong Monastery - a famous Nyingmapa monastery built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to commemorate the Han Princess Wencheng and Phags-pa, the Grand State Tutor of Tibetan Buddhism with Buddhism Institute inside, also named as "the small Lhasa Jokhang Monastery", is one of the 108 temples built during the reign of Songtsen Gampo in ancient Tibetan times. There is a sacred statue of 12-year old sakyamuni (Buddha) in the monastery, which have been brought by Princess Wenchen on her way to Lhasa. It collects statues, white towers, other cultural artifacts, and scriptures of the Sakya Buddhist sect. This temple is distinctive for its four towers painted green, red, yellow and white respectively. About 100 chortens lie behind the monastery. The place miraculously escaped destruction during the Culture Revolution.Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant,stay at Yajiang today. (B,L,D)
Day 4 D4 Yajiang to Riwa
 Drive from Yajiang to Riwa via Jianziwan Mountain,Kazila Mountain Haizi Mountain. Riwa(Shangarila) town belongs to Daocheng couty, it is the site where the world-wide known'the Last Shangarila Yading nature reserve' is located. Riwa(Shangarila) town is on the way from Daocheng county to Yading nature reserve with 110 Kms south to Daocheng and 20 Kms north to Yading nature. It is the nearest township to Yading nature reserve and the Yading nature reserve ticket office is located on this town too. Compared to Yading village, the altitude is much lower. It is only around 2,000 mters high.Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant.Stay at Riwa today. (B,L,D) 
Day 5 D5 Riwa- Yading- Riwa
Whole day explore Yading scenery area. Inside the Yading Nature Reserve are the 3 holy mountains of Chenresig, rising to 6032 meters, Chana Dorje and Jampelyang, 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. The Tibetan name for Yading is “Nyiden” ཉིན་རྟེན་, which means “facing the sun”.  The local Tibetan name for the area around the 3 holy mountains is “Rigsum Gonpo”. In Tibetan, the names of the mountains mean “Wisdom” (Jampelyang), “Power” (Chana Dorje) and “Compassion” (Chenresig). This region was designated as a nature reserve in the late 1990’s.Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant.Stay at Riwa today.(B,L,D)
Day 6 D6 Riwa – Daocheng
Drive from Riwa to Daocheng via Echu Mountain.On the way visit Gongling Temple.The scenes in Daocheng consist of three snow-capped peaks whose names were, according to a legend, conferred by Dalai Lama V. Xiannairi, the north peak with an altitude of 6032m, means Mother Buddha; Yangmaiyong, the south peak with an attitude of 5958m, means Manjuist Buddha; Xiaruoduoji, the east peak with an altitude of 5958m, means the Buddha with warriors' hands. The total coverage of the peaks is about 800 square kilometers. The Daocheng Sacred Peaks covered with snow all the year round are grand and majestic. On the mountainside are colorful lakes which are gorgeous and changeful; At the foot of the mountain, on the pastures are rare fowls and valuable animals that co-exist harmoniously with the people. The peaks are regarded as sacred peaks by the Tibetan people; and visited by continues stream of devotees. 
Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant,stay at Riwa today.(B,L,D)
Day 7 D7-8 Daocheng-Litang-Yajiang-Xinduqiao-Kangding
En rouate we will pass by the xinduqiao county,which is called "paradise of photographer",   Crosss over Zheduo Moutain,arrive in Kanding city
Day 9 D9 Kangding to Chengdu
Morning visit Mugecuo scenery area, afternoon drive back to Chengdu. Mugecuo, which is also called Wild Man Sea (yě rén hǎi ). It is the largest mountain lake in the area of 2000 meters above sea level in northwestern Sichuan. It is about 5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide, covering an area of 3.2 square kilometers. The deepest part of the lake is 70 meters. The mountains around the lake are covered with thick poplars and redwoods. Looking as far as the eyes can see, you can see the Tibetan antelope, wild buffalo, deer, bear and wolf playing in the forest and in the pond. 
 Lunch in the local restaurant,return to you hotel around 6 pm. (B,L)

Services Include
1.Local Tibetan guide fluent in English
2. Hotel (shared twin room with private bathroom)

3.Comfortable and clean private minivan or 4WD with driver,Vehicle type according to your private group size
4.All admission fee as noted in the tour's itinerary.

Services Exclude
1.Personal expenses .
2.Tips for your guide and driver.
3.Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
4.Optional Attractions/Activities that are not specified in the itinerary.

 

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