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12 Days China Tour To Yunnan And Sichuan Province: Chengdu, Yading, Daocheng, Shangri-la, Lijiang And Kunming

Tour Code: SYN_13
Deatinations: Xinduqiao, Litang, Yading, Daocheng, Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, meet at airport and transfer to a 4 star hotel. Dinner is the famous hot pot.
Day 02 Chengdu - Xinduqiao
Drive 320 km from Chengdu to Xinduqiao, overnight in Tibetan dwelling.
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.

Xinduqiao: 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.
Day 03 Xinduqiao - Litang
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 tents.

Litang: 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.
Day 04 Litang - Ya'ding
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 special.
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.

Yading: 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.
Day 05 Ya'ding - Daocheng
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.

Daocheng: 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.
Day 06 Daocheng - 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 in Zhongdian.
Day 07 Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
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.

Songzanlin 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.
Bitahai Lake: A fault lake, is an intact natural attraction with various species of flora and fauna and, of course, picturesque landscapes.
Shudu 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 golden color.
Day 08 Shangri-La - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 180Km to Lijiang. On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.

Tiger 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.
Day 09 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.

Jade 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.
Naxi people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.

Day 10 Lijiang - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Black Dragon Pool in Yuquan Park and Lijiang Ancient Town. Take flight to Kunming.

Lijiang 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.

Day 11 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 90 KM to Lunan county to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon. Visit the Golden Temple.

Stone 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.
Golden 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.

Day 12 Departure from Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird & Flower market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi 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.

 

Hotels For The Above Tour

Destination Luxury Standard
Kunming Green Lake Hotel New Era Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel Wang Fu Hotel
Shangri-la Holy Palace Hotel Holy Palace Hotel

Tour Price

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Service Includes

1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary.
2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.
6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
7. Should your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements made by the cruise company.
8. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

 

Service Excludes

1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
4. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
5. Tips to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
6. Single Room Supplement.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

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Litang
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Yading
Yading
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Yading
Yading
Daocheng Daocheng
Daocheng
Daocheng
Daocheng
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Daocheng
Daocheng
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Bitahai Lake
Bitahai Lake
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Baisha Murals
Baisha Murals
Naxi people
Naxi people
Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
Golden Temple
Golden Temple
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
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