12 Days China Tour To Yunnan
And Sichuan Province: Chengdu, Yading, Daocheng,
Shangri-la, Lijiang And Kunming
Tour Code: SYN_13
Arrive in Chengdu,
the capital of Sichuan province, meet at
airport and transfer to a 4 star hotel.
Dinner is the famous hot pot.
Drive 320 km from
Chengdu to Xinduqiao, overnight in Tibetan
Features of this day: we start from the
west plain in Sichuan to enter into Weilin
Region through the expressway at first,
passing by the "Rainy City"-Yan'an, then
to get into the mountainous areas, here,
you can enjoy the grand landscape of Mt.
Erlang, which has been connected with the
largest channel road in China covered with
cement; also, you can clearly watch the
powerful and majestic scenery of Mt. Gongga
through Daduhe River Canyon, along the canyon,we'll
get to the new city in this plateau--Kangding
at noon; after lunch, we'll continue to
come through Mt. Zhedu with the elevation
4,200 meters high above sea level, then
we'll arrive at the first town in this Tibetan
area - Xinduqiao.
On this day, you'll completely experience
the great changes of terrain and natural
sceneries to feel the quite differences
from metropolis to Tibetan areas with changeable
climate. Due to the development of transportation
in recent years, the journey reduced to
just one day from 3-day before, the clean
and fresh air, the special Tibetan ethnic
dwelling-houses and wonderful sunset glow
will be greatly impressive on you.
A small town located 437km west to chengdu
and 83km west of Kangding, at the separating
point of the North and South Sichuan-Tibet
highway, with Ganze in the northwest and
Litang in the west. The town itself is nothing
more than a stopover but the area between
Zheduoshan and Xinduqiao features plateau
pasture scenery of rolling chain of mountains,
river valleys dotted with poplars, grassland,
Tibetan villages. It's renowned as "the
paradise of photographers", offering seasonal
stunning views, especially in the autumn.
Drive 250 km from
Xinduqiao to Litang, Stay in Litang Hotel.
Features of this day: both the fresh air
in the morning and pure nationality customs
will be un forgettable for you, winding
along the mountainous roads with brilliant
sunshine, you'll feel so close to the sky
because of the Mt. Gao'ersi gets an elevation
of 4,400 meters high above sea level of
Huiyuan. You'll find all landscapes are
full in your sight of Mt. Dapao, Mt. Gongga,
Mt. Daxue, and as if you've seen the horizon
of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The bus begin
to go down after winding on the plateau,
and along the river valley, we'll get to
Yajiang City soon; being suffered from an
heavy earthquake in the late Feb., you can
see the city's still under lively and busy
construction. In a short time, the bus begin
to wind along Mt. Scissors Bend, this's
a long cross from the primitive forests
to the broad prairie, we'll get to anther
city of this plateau-Litang by dusk. Now,
the Litang Prairie turn to golden-rimmed
at sunset, with light smokes from the nomadic
Lying in the surroundings of vast grasslands
at an elevation of 4100m, 286km west of
Kangding, Litang, an oasis between Chengdu
and Tibet, used to be an important stage
on the Tea-Horse Caravans Route, now is
a stop on south Sichuan-Tibet highway, a
simple pasturing area with bustling bazaar
where the nomads and Tibetans gather to
trade their products.
Drive 260 km from
Litang to Ya'ding,
Overnight in Chonggu Temple Camp.
Features of this part: in the morning, the
sun shines the Litang Prairie, you'll see
the nomads squeezing milk; soon, the bus's
ahead for the stone-covered Mt. Haitsi,
here's the most largest old glacier cap
in the world, stones and lakes here scattered
all over like stars in the sky are very
To experience and to enjoy the charming
and quietness of Shangri-la in the snow-covered
mountains surrounded by deep forests, Mt.
Xiaan'nairi, Mt. Yangmaiyong and Mt. Xiaonuo
Duji, these three snow-covered mountains
are the fairy-land we dream of, and here,
you can ride on a horse to enjoy all of
these sceneries in the accompaniment of
local Tibetan people.
A national level reserve in Daocheng County,
in the southwest of Sichuan Province, China.
Unknown to the outside world until the late
1990s, it is a mountain sanctuary and major
Tibetan pilgrimage site comprising three
peaks sanctified by the 5th Dalai Lama.
The peaks are seen as emanations of the
three boddhisatvas Chenrezig, Jampayang
and Chenadorje, with Chenrezig being the
highest peak at 6032 meters above sea level.
Drive 110 km from
Yading to Daocheng. Overnight in Daocheng
Guesthouse. After you leave Yading with
deep affections to go back to Daocheng,
take a "bath" in the spring, now, from the
"dream" you always dream of back to reality.
Though popularly known as stopover on route
to Yading, Daocheng itself is still worth
a visit for the sights around. Located in
the southwest border of Sichuan at an average
elevation of 3800m, Daochang is full of
discovery of primitive Tibetan villages,
Buddhism monasteries and pastoral scenery
brought by the rolling landscapes.
- Zhongdian (Shangri-la)
Drive 280 km from
Daocheng to Zhongdian, Stay in a 4 star
hotel. Running in woods and mountains, you'll
feel as if you are still in the world of
Shangri-la, so, after running across the
Mt. Daxue, to continue to enjoy the interesting
and beautiful stories about Shangri-la
Visit the Songzanlin
Lama Temple, the Pudacuo Scenic region (including
Shudu Lake, Bita Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.),
and a Tibetan family near Napahai Reserve.
Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four
kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a
monastery was first built here in 1679 and
has been rebuilt many times.
Lake: A fault lake, is an intact natural
attraction with various species of flora
and fauna and, of course, picturesque landscapes.
Lake: The lake is known for its clear
water, and the peaceful environment of the
area around here. The lake abounds in unique
species of fish, with double lips and a
- Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive 180Km to Lijiang.
On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge
and the First bend of the Yangtze River.
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest
and narrowest gorges in the world.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The
upper reaches of the Yangtze River is named
the Jinsha River, which originates from
the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River
flowed southward along the Hengduan Mountain
ranges and was forced to the turn to north
because of the Alpine movements which caused
changes in the earth's physiognomy. When
the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes
an abrupt turn and flows further northward,
forming the rare V-shape bend.
Visit the Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the
Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.
Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed
mountain is situated some 15 km. north
of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks
resembling jade pillars holding the sky,
it stands majestically on the east side
of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak,
Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above
sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are
works of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created
from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They
were originally distributed among the
Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine
of which fell to ruins. The remaining
four temples have altogether 55 murals,
with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in
form and content. Besides works by Naxi
scholars and writers, there is a repository
of oral folk literature.
- Kunming (Breakfast
Visit the Black
Dragon Pool in Yuquan Park and Lijiang Ancient
Town. Take flight to Kunming.
Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang
is also called Dayanzhen, famous for its
scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed
by crystal-clear rivers and meandering
cobbled streets, it has a high research
value and is a treasure in the field of
urban construction in China.
- Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast
drive 90 KM to Lunan county to visit the
Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon.
Visit the Golden Temple.
Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming, it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some 270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical example of karsts topography covering an area of 400 square kilometers and including both large and small forest as well as many other scenic spots.
Temple: The present Golden Temple was built in 1670 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty. It is the most important and active Taoist temple in Kunming. The whole structure of the temple is made from bronze, weighs 280 tons and stands 6.7 metres in height and 7.8 metres in width.
from Kunming (Breakfast
Tour to the Dragon
Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird &
Flower market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Hills: Located at the west bank of the
Lake, is set in mountains well covered
by evergreen woods and filled with sweet
songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking.
Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
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