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Kham Exploration (11 days)
 
Chengdu - Kangding - Yajiang - Daocheng - Yading - Tagong - Danba - Rilong - Chengdu
 
Day 1: Arrival / Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu. Met at the airport. Visit Wuhou temple, the memorial shrine to Zhugeliang- the Prime Minister and Liubei the King of Shu kingdom.
 
Day 2: Chengdu / Kangding (336km)
Drive to Kangding via Ya’an. The ride is comfortable in the morning but will getting tougher in the afternoon. You’ll pass Erlang mountain-the first pass of the countless high mountains on the Sichuan-Tibet highway.

You will arrive at Kangding-the capital city of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. After dinner, enjoy the hot spring at Erdaoqiao.

 
Day 3: Kangding / Yajiang (122km)
In the early morning, visit Anjue monastery-the very first Tibetan monastery on this trip, an rare chance to see their morning ceremony per day!

Today you’ll pass the 4218m Zheduo mountain to Xinduqiao-the photographer’s paradise. Our driver has taken countless professional cameramen to this place in the past decade, knows many unknown places to make good pictures. After lunch, another 75km ride to Yajiang County (2600m).

 
Day 4: Yajiang / Litang / Daocheng (220km)

Today we drive to Daocheng via Litang. In the morning we'll pass two 4300m high mountains-the Jianziwan & Kazila mountain. Lunch at Litang . With its 4010m altitude, the county is with no doubt the highest one in the world. In addition to its beautiful scenery & spectacular local Tibetan customs, another tourist attraction is the Hose-racing Festival in every August. Therefore, if you are here at the very right time, you'll never miss the chance for the hose-racing & dressing show. How can you refuse the attraction?

Another 146km ride to Daocheng will be continued after the visit to a Tibetan monastery. Daocheng is a county that you will enjoy because of its rich soil & Tibetan culture. And a good place for recharging yourself before Yading. You may relax yourself by bathing at the hot spring & the Tibetan local dancing show. This is why you stay at the local family. No need to worry about the condition of the Tibetan traditional houses they are even much better than the hotels or guest houses in town.

Daocheng county is of mountain plateau, including the Bowa Moun-tain and the Chitu River. 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, azleas 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...More details...

 
Day 5: Daocheng / Yading (110km)
You'll get up early for a 110km ride to Yading as the road condition from Riwa tp Yading is bad, and what is more important is you still will tour the Yading Valley. One more thing will amaze you in spite of the view is the our young kids. Whenever you pass by, they will stop by the road & solute to you!!! This must be their way to greet our tourists. So please prepare some small gifts for them.

After reach Yading, you'll enjoy the 2-hour-horse ride to Luorongniuchang and anther 2-hour-ride back to Chonggu monastery. We would like you enjoy the ride but please walk for a while sometime during the horse-riding as you may mot able to walk!!! Another chance to stay at the local family tonight but it might not has the same good condition as Daocheng¡'s. However, we have this arrangement is because overnight in tents is not good and we don't want you getting cold.

 
Day 6: Yading / Daocheng / Yajiang
Today you start driving back to Daocheng for some other visits¡ªthe monasteries, the white birch forest, etc. Then keep on driving to Yajiang.
 
Day 7: Yajiang / Tanggong / Danba (220 km)

Today you'll drive on the Northern Route of Sichuan-Tibet High way. You first drive to Tagong grass land via Xinduqiao. The scenery is absolutely fabulous! You may have a yak ride on the grass land after the visit of a monastery. And may be a picnic?

After a 113km drive, you will arrive at Danba---a county where you may see different Tibetan people. Because the local Tibetans here are called “Jiarong Tibetan”. This is what you come here for. Furthermore, you may have the very good chance to enjoy the Jiarong Tibetan customs & stock house slides show by the researchers

 
Day 8: Danba / Rilong
Today’s tour might be the highlight of your trip. You will have a half-day-tour at the local Jiarong Tibetan family. People here are most friendly & hospitable.

We arrange the visit at Jiaju Village because of its scenery & architecture charm the visitors at home and abroad. The sky towering thousand-years old Diaos (stock house) are the unique landscape on your way. Arrive Rilong County via Xiaojin County at the foot of Siguniang Mountain.

 
Day 9: Rilong / Mt. Siguniang
Siguniang Mountain is reputed as the Oriental Alps. We will visit Changping Gully and Double Bridge Gully on foot or by horse.
 
Day 10: Rilong / Chengdu
Cross over Balang Mt. (4230 m elevation), to Wolong Gaint Panda Natural Reserve, visit Gaint Panda Museum, pass Minjiang Valley and Dujiangyan Irrigation System, back to Chengdu.
 
Day 11: Chengdu / Depart
Transfer to airport for flight to next destination. Tour Ends.
 


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