Into the Kham Tibet of West Sichuan

About This Trip:

Travel towards west Sichuan Province, only about 200km away from Chengdu. The Chengdu Basin will disappear, and is replaced by towering mountain ranges, deep gorges and massive rivers, together with Tibetan people living there. Life is hard here, but the views and rich traditions are incredible. You can travel into the west of Sichuan’s Province on off the beaten tracks, which is a rewarding trip for people who are eager to explore some of the most dreamlike views and Tibetan culture in China.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Priced From: Upon request
  • Time to Visit: May to November
  • Destination: Chengdu-Mt Four Ladies-Danba-Tagong-Kangding
  • Theme: Nature,History, Minority Culture
  • Itinerary

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    Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu

    You will be greeted by your guide and driver at the airport and driven to your hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, you are invited to pay a visit to People’s Park and Kuanzhai Alleys.

    Day 2 Chengdu-Wolong-Mt Four Ladies

    After breakfast we say goodbye to Chengdu plain, and drive into mountain area, it takes about 4 hours to arrive in Mt Four Ladies, which gains the name of “China’s Alps”, en route we will firstly stop at Wolong Panda Base, we will spend whole morning doing panda volunteer work here, and we will clean the panda enclosures, feed the panda. In the afternoon we drive another 2hs to Mt Four Ladies.

    Day 3 Shuangqiao Valley Walk

    Shuangqiao Valley is the most popular valley among the trekkers as we hike in the valley, we may enjoy the waterfall, forest and snow mountain views. We could hike as long as 20km due to our fit.          

    Since it is at the high altitude area, we will firstly visit one of the valleys by shuttle bus. We will spend whole day walking in Shuangqiao Valley, where you may see the white praying flags with the Paogoda there.

    Day 4 Mt Four Ladies—Zhonglu Tibetan Village(Danba)

    This morning we may spend 3 hours driving to Zhonglu Tibetan village, a traditional Tibetan village nested on the high mountain area. This village is listed one of top ten most beautiful villages in China by China National Geography. There are about one hundred families living in this village now.
    We spend whole afternoon visiting this village, walk around and talk with locals

    Day 5 Zhonglu Tibetan Village

    We will spend whole day around Zhonglu village, We will have a relaxing hike nearby the village where offers stunning views of the valley along with beautiful terraced farms where the locals have cultivated an existence for generations. We also will visit the local family to learn about the history and culture of this Tibetan village.

    Day 6 Zhonglu Village-Huiyuan Temple-Tagong Grassland

    After a Tibetan breakfast, we keep driving towards west, on the way stop to visit Huiyuan Temple with the history of 300 hundred years old. you'll enjoy one of the most scenic drives on the Tibetan plateau. The drive from Danba to Tagong is breathtaking in its rugged beauty. The route provides stunning views of one of the most beautiful mountains in Eastern Tibet, Mt. Yala.
    In the afternoon we will have a short walk on Tagong Grassland;

    Day 7 Tagong Grassland-Kangding

    In the morning we will drive about 2 hours to Kangding city; the afternoon we will  visit the Tibetan Museum of Cultural History. And a stroll through the markets later in the day will give you an idea of why this town has been a key historical trading center between Tibetans and the Chinese.

    Day 8 Kangding

    We drive about 1 hour to the scenic mountain pass of Ya Jia Gen. Along the way, scenery of rural Tibetan life in still-ancient villages mixes together with panoramic views from the top of the pass to become a visual extravaganza. An alpine lake at the top will provide a surreal location for a picnic lunch, followed by exploration of the surrounding ridges by foot. You'll return to town by late afternoon for a Tibetan dinner.

    Day 9 Kangding-Chengdu

    Drive back to Chengdu and free afternoon for you to relax

    Day 10 Chengdu-Home

    Fly out ,the end of trip.

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