10-day Lost in Shangri-la


Tour code: TCG-SC-02       

A China vacation Pacakge to explore the real Shangri-la in the world...Harmonious valley, mystical lamaseries, endless pasture, limpid lakes, high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks...Yading Dacheng provides all like the fictional places described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind...

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  • Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

    Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 2 Chengdu

    Activities for today: Jinsha Site Museum, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple

    This morning pay a visit to the Jinsha Site Museum. After enjoying your Chengdu local snacks lunch, proceed to visit the Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street and Wenshu Temple. In the temple, you will be served the delicious vegetarian food for your dinner.

    Recommend evening activity: Sichuan Opera (about 1.5 hours).

  • Day 3 Chengdu/Ya'an/Kangding/Xinduqiao

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Mt. Erlangshan Tunnel, Xinduqiao

    Today, we will drive about 350 km (7.5-8 hrs ) to Xinduqiao via Ya'an and Kangding. Please don't worry about the long journey, it will be not insipid because we drive through the longest tunnel in China - Mt. Erlangshan Tunnel and enjoy the picturesque scenery along the Chengdu Plain, the Dadu River and the Qingyi River.

  • Day 4 Xinduqiao/Daocheng

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Maoya Grassland,

    Drive 360km ( 8 hrs) to Daocheng via Yajiang and Litang (4014m above sea level) . One the way we will cross 2 high mountian passes at an elevation of over 4000 m, view the Maoya Grassland, across the Rabbit Mountain - the biggest Tibetan Plateau glacier relic, and Haizi Mountain Natural Reserve (4500 m). Arrive in Daocheng and check into the hotle at late afternoon.

  • Day 5 Daocheng/Riwa Village/Yading Village

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Yading Natural Reserve, Tibetan Family Visit, Chonggu Temple, Pearl Lake

    After breakfast drive 118Km (2hrs) to the Yading Natural Reserve. On the way we can enjoy very charming countryside scenery and pay a visit to a Tibetan family in the beautiful Riwa Village (in Shangrila Town). Later walk or choose to ride horse to Chonggu Temple. Pay a short visit to the Chonggu Temple and then trek up or ride a horse (about 15 minutes) to the Pearl Lake (Drolma-la tso) to view the holy peak Xiannairi. Stay overnight at Yading village.

    Note: Food at Yading Natural Reserve is package food, and accommodation will be dorm bed or camping.

  • Day 6 Yading Natural Reserve/Luorong Pasture/Daocheng

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Luorong Pasture

    Watch sunrise at Chonggu Temple in the morning, then ride horse to Luorong Pasture. It is the best location to pilgrim the three holy peaks of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xialuoduojie. Afternoon ride back to Yading Village and drive back to Daocheng.

    Recommend activity: Enjoy the famous Rupuchaka hot springs or local Tibetan dancing & singing show.

  • Day 7 Daocheng/Xinduqiao

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    After breakfast, drive back to Xinduqiao via Litang and Yajiang.

  • Day 8 Xinduqiao/Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Drive back to Chengdu via Kangding and Ya'an. Check into yor hotel and have a good rest.

  • Day 9 Chengdu

    Activities for today: Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Morning meet the guide and go to see the lovely giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Free at leisure for your own leisure time in the afternoon.

  • Day 10 Chengdu/Exit

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer

    Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. In time you will be transferred to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to board flight for your onward journey.

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