Arrive in Chengdu; dinner featuring Sichuan cuisine; Sichuan opera performance; overnight in Chengdu.
Drive scenic route to Kangding; overnight in Kangding
Acclimatize; visit Ngachu Monastery; hike in nearby countryside; overnight in Kangding.
Hike 3-4 hours to Da Caoba; camp.
Leisurely hike to a meadow near Gyazi River; camp.
Depending on energy, explore area around campsite or short hike; camp.
Hike 3-4 hours toward Mt. Minya Gongga; camp.
Cross Ruxina La Pass; descend other side of mountain; camp near foot of mountain.
Further descend down trail toward Gongga Temple; cross tree-line into primordial forest; camp.
Hike 5-6 hours to Gongga Temple; time and energy permitting, climb to lookout point visited by famed Austrian-American explorer Joseph Rock (5,282 meters / 17,001 feet); camp near Gongga Temple.
Explore Gongga Temple and its murals; relax; (optional) short hike around surrounding area; camp near Gongga Temple.
Cross Tsemi La Pass; descend mountain through forests; camp near Tibetan village at foot of Mount Yulongxi.
Hike in Yulong Chu Valley toward Gyazi La Pass; camp.
Cross Gyazi La Pass; camp near Gyazi River.
Descend to Lao Yulin; meet driver and drive to Kangding; Sichuan dinner; overnight in Kangding.
Drive to Chengdu; Sichuan hot pot dinner; overnight in Chengdu.
Transfer to airport; journey ends.