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Sichuan Yunnan Tour:SYS03 Gongga Ice Glacier,Mugecuo,Panda,Sanxindui,Lijiang,Shangrila 12 days
Sichuan Yunnan Tour: SYS03 Gongga Ice Glacier,Mugecuo lake,Panda Base,Sanxindui,Chengdu, Lijiang, Shangri La 12 days Tour
Duration: 12 days Route: Chengdu - Panda Base - Sanxindui Museum - Hailuogou - Kangding - Mugecuo lake - Kangding - Mt. Mengding - Chengdu - Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang- Tiger Leaping Gorge - Halfway Guesthousee - Middile Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri La
Attraction: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Sanxindui Museum Hailuogou Glacier National Park, pilgrimage to Mt. Mingya Gonggar Kangding, experience the Kham Tibetan and mysterious Tibetan Buddhism Mugecuo lake - the largest lake in the west-Sichuan, Mt. Mengding - origin of tea culture along the ancient southern Silk Road. Lijiang Old Town, listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997 The Yulong Snow Mountain, the Yak Meadow, White Water River Terrace, Baisha Village. Trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge The Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
Day 01: Arrive in Chengdu, be met at the airport,Transfer to hotel. O/N in Chengdu. If time permits, visit the Kuanxiangzi (wide lane) and Zhaixiangzi (narrow lane), it used to be home to officials in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and are among the city's cultural heritage sites still intact today. Originally, single-story houses and courtyards featured the specialty of the area. To relive the taste of local life years ago, teahouses and folk arts are readily found in the area while displays of the lifestyle, dialects, food and customs of Chengdu in the past will be reinstated in museums. As an option in the evening(200RMB extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of "Face changing" and "Flame Spitting - Out" of Sichuan Opera.
Day 02:Chengdu Panda Base, Chengdu flight to Jiuzhaigou airport. O/N in Jiuzhaigou. Visit Chengdu Panda Base. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base.Several species of birds also make their home there. The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. Take flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in later afternoon.
Day 03: Chengdu - Hailuogou (Moxi County) O/N in Hailuogou Drive along the express way for 140 km to Ya’an, then drive for 210 km, passing Tiaquan, Erlang Moountain, to Hailuogou (Moxi County in the foot of Mt. Mingya Gonggar). Stay at base No.2. Take a bath in the hot spring. The Hailuogou Valley that lies at the foot of Gongga Mountain is world-famous for the modern glacier in low altitude (the glaciers in the world mostly lay in the region of high altitude). The sparkling modern glacier rushes down from the high and steep valley, spraying millions of water blooms, changing the quite valley into a pure water palace. Ice holes and ice Bridge make people feel like entering into a Crystal Palace.
Day 04: Hailuogou - Kangding O/N in Kangding Drive to No.3 Base Camp, walk through the virgin forest, get to the Gongga Glacier. Then drive from Luding to Kangding, You will arrive at Kangding - the capital city of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the afternoon. Upon arrive visit Anjue monastery, experience the mysterious Tibetan Buddhism. After dinner, enjoy the hot spring at Erdaoqiao.
Day 05: Mugecuo lake sightseeing O/N in Kangding The natural scenery region of Mugecuo (also means Wildman Sea in Tibetan), 28km from Kangding City. Overall scenery region consists of Azalea Gorge, Seven color Sea, Fragrant Grass Lawn, Medical Boiling Spring Pool, Wild man Sea, Red sea Grassland, with a place of famous scenery region taking snow mountains, grassland, hot spring ,flying waterfall , high mountain lakes, Tibet customs as one organic whole. It is a biggest one on high mountain in west-Sichuan, with the area of 3.6sq.km and the deep most of 70m, which is situated on the mountain of 3780m. On the west lakeshore there is a lot of jungle of Azalea bushes and on hillside of the east lakeshore, there are bushes & grassy marshland. Many kinds of flowers are in bloom and dark blue in the water of lake during Spring and Summer; the forest on larger &larger turns color and ripples and sparkles on the surface of lake in the season of Autumn; the freezing of lake with ice with the thickness of 1m in the season of severe Winter.
Day 06: Kangding - Mt. Mengding - Chengdu O/N in Chengdu. Back to Chengdu, visit Mt. Mengding en route. Mt. Mengding is Sacred Mountain of Tea Culture, it is the first mountain en route from the Chengdu Plain to the western Sichuan highland and also the first stopover to ascend the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from the Sichuan Basin. The mountain has long been known as the "Home of Divine Tea" as it abounds in famous tea. A legend has it that Wu Lizhen, initial tea grower of the western Han Dynasty grew tea in the mountain, leaving the earliest record of tea growing in history. Mengding tea was always used as tribute to send to the imperial courts every. The Mt. Mengding has always been a brilliant shining pearl along the ancient southern Silk Road.
Day 07: Chengdu - Lijiang. O/N in Lijiang You'll begin your journey to impressive Lijiang. Upon arrival at Lijiang Airport; your local guide will meet you. And then you will be transferred to your hotel. Then walk around in Lijiang Old Town.
Day 08: Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang O/N in Lijiang Visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui(White Water) River; take the chairlift to Yak Meadow(3700M) in the Yulong Snow Mountain ---Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The highest peak named Fan Peak (Shanzidou in Chinese) which is about 5596 meters above sea level. There are three cable cars in the mountain, the fist to the Glacier Park(4500M),the second to Spruce Meadow(3200M),the third to Yak Meadow(3700M). In the afternoon, you'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village. Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. After dinner, Enjoy the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace.
Day 09: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Halfway Guesthouse O/N in Halfway Guesthouse At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Your hiking trip starts from here, the 28 zigzaging turns will be a real text. The total trekking route is 28 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours. You will arrive at Half-Way Guest House to finish today's trekking. While you are walking in the gorge, our support team will take all of your luggage to meet you at Tina's Inn, so you only need to carry two bottles of water, chocolate and camera on the trip. The Tiger Leaping Gorge: one of the world's four great gorges - is located in Hutiaoxia Town in Shangri-La County, is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges on the globe.
Day 10: Halfway Guesthouse - Middile Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri La O/N in Shangri La In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina's Inn, after lunch break, 1 hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River, worship the dangerous shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River, 1 more hour to climb up the gorge. The driver will meet you in Tina's Guesthouse and send you to Shangri La in the afternoon.
Day 11: Shangri La Sightseeing O/N in Shangri La In the morning, you'll visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. And afterwards you'll go and visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake. After having finished touring the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, you'll visit the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park. Tibetan home made at night and have dinner in Tibetan family with butter oil tea and Tibetan food.
Day 12: Shangri La - Lhasa or your next destination Airport drop off. Take the flight to Lhasa or your next destination.
Hotel recommendation inclusive in the above package:
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Remark: * Please note: Due to the road conditions, weather and availability of room, Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, all above is subjected to our confirmation. * Single Supp. --- The above quotation is based on twin sharing room. Single supplement will be charged only when you are the 3rd, 5th person in this group, and need to stay in one single room, which means no one in the group can share the cost of accommodation with you.
The Package Includes:
The Package is Not Inclusive of:
* All entrance fees as per in the itinerary * All transportation in the itinerary by 7 seats Refine MPV or 17 seats Transit mini bus. * Service of English speaking tour guide during all transfers and sightseeing. * Hotel accommodation based on twin sharing room with the Breakfast in the hotel. * Up cable car and boat in Mt Qingcheng
* Chinese visa and Air tickets or train tickets. Note: If you need our help to booking domestic air tickets or train tickets in China, please inform us in advance and send us your full name on your passport and passport number through email. * All meals (lunch and dinner). Note: Our guide can recommend and arrange restaurant for you. When driver and guide working for you. You should pay for their meals * All optional programs. Such as variety show of "Face changing" and "Flame Spitting-Out" of Sichuan Opera; Tibetan Singing, Dancing and folk custom Show. * Travel Insurance. Note: You'd better buy travel insurance in your country before you come to China. * Gratuities and Tips to driver and tour guide. * Personal expenses: telephone, laundry, etc. * Fees due to landslides, road blockade and flights delay.