The Ganzi Khampa Overland 12-day Private TourTour Code:TSG-GZ-1202
Start in:Chengdu End in: Chengdu
Tour HighlightsThe Ganzi Tibetan Kham is situated in the west part of Sichuan province, bordering Qinghai-Tibet plateau. The unusual geography and weather conditions along the transitional zone between Sichuan Basin and Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau have given rise to a variety of landforms and conditions, such as mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and unique botany. As an area dominated by Tibetan culture for a long period of time, the local customs are clearly reflected in the more than 500 Lamaist temples in the prefecture. Tourism resources are centered around Mount Gonga including Mount Erlang, the Luding Bridge, Hailuogou Gully, Mount Paoma, Muge Lake and the Tagong Grassland.
Day 1:Chengdu - Mt. Erlang - Hailuogou Moxi town(2000m)
Drive from Chengdu to Hailuogou, we will pass Mt. Er'lang tunnel on the way, arrive at Moxi old town where Hailuogou National Glacier Forest Park is located at around 6Pm, (280km, drive approximately 6-7). Overnight: Hailuogou Pearl Garden hotel.
Day 2: Hailuogou National Glacier Forest Park Visit
After breakfast, take the sightseeing bus into Hailuogou gully, and change to the calbe car to the top of the valley where visitors can see the glaciers and the main peak of Mt.Minya Konka, the highest mountain in SIchuan province.Then, we can go to take a hot spring in the valley in the afternoon, then go back to Moxi town. Overnight: Hailuogou Pearl Garden hotel.
Day 3: Hailuogou-Kangding-Xinduqiao-Yajiang (3,000m)
Leave hailuogou in the morning, we will first arrive in Kangding the famous Love Song city of China, then continue driving aross Zheduo Mountain, arrive at Xinduqiao which is known as the Paradise of Photographists, then drive across Golsh Mountain which is over 4,000m high.Arrive at Yajiang. Overnight: Yajiang hotel.
Day 4:Yajiang-Litang-Daocheng (3700m)
Drive across Mt. Jianzhiwan and Kazila, both of which are over 4,000m high.Visit the large open area of Litang grassland, passing Litang county and arrive at Daocheng. We will drive across another huge mountain Mt, Haizi, where you can appreciate the highland lakes formed by the ancient glacier movement. It is a drive of 380Km altogether. Overnight: Daocheng Yungui hotel.
Day 5: Daocheng-Yading(about 4,000m)
Drive to Yading Nature Reserve through Daocheng - Riwa (Shangrila) village after breakfast, although 80km gravel road, however the roadbed is perfect, it drives approximately 1.5 hours, arrive the portal of Yading Nature Reserve, horse-riding to Chonggu Temple, see the scenery of Chonggu Temple and holy peak Xiannairi, and continued ride to Luorong Pasture, see another holy peak Yangmaiyong, Xiannairi and Luorong Pasture (the round horse-riding cost exclude, approximately RMB130/p.p), overnight: Yading Village
Note: the meal and accommodation are not nice today. In the Nature Reserve, the meals are solved by 'solid food' or cooked out side and bring into by the tour guide.
Day 6: Yading Nature Reserve - Daocheng -Litang,overnight in Litang (4200m) ,
Morning, drive back the Daocheng, transfer to Litang county after a short while rest, overnight in Litang Highland Hotel.
Day 7:Litang-Xinlong-Ganzi, overnight in Ganzi(3400m)
After breakfast, drive 280km to Ganzi by gravel road. Ganzi is a great Tibetan town.There is a huge monastery, old Tibetan houses and glaciers on the mountains. The landscape side has become the Tibetan plateau with cows, grasslands,yaks, and horses... Overnight: Ganzi khampa Hotel
Day 8: Ganzi-Manigange-Dege overnight in Dege (3200m)
Drive 220km to Dege by gravel road,we will cross to Manigange and then on to Dege, the last town before the Tibetan border. In Dege, we will visit the Tibetan Sutra Printing House. Overnight: Dege Qu'ershan Mountain hotel.
Day 9: Dege-Baiyu-Ganzi overnight in Ganzi(3400m)
We will cycle to the Jinsha River at the border of Tibet and then return to Dege. Then via transport, we will return to Ganzi, Around 320KM.Overnight: Ganzi Khampa hotel
Day 10:Ganzi-Luohuo-Daofu overnight in Daofu(Dawu) (2900m)
Drive 320km to Daofu country,visit high land view on the way. Overnight: Daofu Xiangbala Hotel
Day 11: Daofu-Bamei-Danba overnight in Danba(2000m)
Drive 160km to Danba,the last country in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, visit Danba Tibetan village. Overnight: Danba Castle(Gubao) hotel.
Day 12: Danba-Rilong-Chengdu
Rilong country is in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture where the famous Mt.Siguniang is located. Have a visit of the mountain known as the Oriental Alps, then drive back to Chengdu. End the trip.
Private Tour Prices (Based on per person and shown in RMB,see the exchange rate here)
* private tour have the local best hotel available
* private tour have private English tour guide.
* private tour have private car with seasoned tour driver
*Your personal expenses ,such as shopping.
Notes1.The temperature varies greatly and sunshine can be very strong, please bring jackets, sunburn cream, medicine for altitude sickness etc.
2.As we travel in Tibet area where the economy much more backward than other place, the diversity food is limited,so we suggest you order food by yourself or take some solid food.Most of local restaurant only can offer the simple Sichuan and Tibetan Dish.
3.The price is just for 1 bed in a standard room, if you want to occupy a whole room you should pay the single supplement for the other bed.
4.For avoiding the altitude sickness, please don`t do violent exercises, drink more water and rest as much as possible after sightseeing.
5.We suggest you don`t go outside of your hotel during the night.
6.Most of the time you will enjoy the beautiful views in the car, and the driving hours are very long in this tour.
7.Tourists should take the high plateau altitude into consideration, if unexpected accident(injury, death etc.) happen, the Insurance Company will compensate according to the regulations not our company.
8.Aba and Ganzi prefecture is short of water, some hotels can not provide enough hot water for bathing but you won have problems in cleaning your mouth and face.
9.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
10.Prices and Itinerary are valid 2008, but may vary according to your travel time and tour availability (e.g.: China special events time such as F1, Canton fair; Chinese holiday periods: April 30th - May 7th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in January and Olympiad games.)
11.Health consultation from your doctor before you come to highland(Over than 3000M).......