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The Lost Horizon
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Overview:Chengdu/Danba/Xinduqiao/Daocheng/Yading/Kangding
Tour Duration:10days
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  • DAY 1Chengdu
    Arrive into Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 2Chengdu/Barkam/Danba
    Drive to Danba Town by passing through WenchuanThe most important transportation and trade post between the Sichuan Basin and the Tibetan Plateau. It has been totally reconstructed after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake devastated this area.,Miyaluo,Tunnel of Zhegu (Patridge)Mountain and BarkamAn important trade and culture centre in Jiaren Tibet..Today,we will focus on taking photos of the ancient watch towers standing in Suopo116 watchtowers in this village makes it the most concentrated area for watchtowers in Jiaren Tibet Village,approximately 4 km away from Danba.
  • DAY 3Danba/Tagong/Xinduqiao
    Visit Ancient Jiaju Tibetan Stockades,which is regarded as the most beautiful village in China.Drive through Donggu Bonsai Scenic Spots and Tagong Grassland before arriving into XinduqiaoThe 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.(3470m),the photographers’ paradise.
  • DAY 4Xinduqiao/Litang/Daocheng
    Today,all the way is over 3000 meters above the sea level,and the breathtaking snow mountains are within your sight if the weather is fine.We will drive through Mt Gao’ersi (4412m),Mt Jianziwan (4659m),Mt Kalazi (4718m),Litang (4300m) the world’s highest town ,Maoya Grassland and mountain of ancient glaciers and lakes (4500m) before arriving at Daocheng.
  • DAY 5Daocheng/Yading
    Drive to Yading,and hike to Milk Lake, Five-Color Lake, and Pearl Lake; return to and overnight in Yading.
  • DAY 6Yading/Daocheng
    Watch sunrise;Hike to foot of Mount Chanadorje; visit Tshonggo Temple (nicknamed "Bandit Monastery" by famed Austrian-American explorer Joseph Rock); Drive back to Daocheng,and enjoy Tibetan style hot spring.
  • DAY 7Daocheng/Xinduqiao
    Red Grass Land(available in autumn);relics of ancient glaciers;enjoy Mt Minya KonkaThe highest mountain in Sichuan with an altitude of 7556 meters above sea level.(7556m) in a distance.
  • DAY 8Xinduqiao/Moxi
    KangdingCapital of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. A famous Tibetan love song makes this city well-known both at home and abroad.;Red Stone Shoal;overnight in Moxi
  • DAY 9Moxi/Chengdu
    Drive back to Chengdu;enjoy your free time when arriving in Chengdu
  • DAY 10Chengdu
    Your exciting tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.Thank you for travelling with RealChina, and we look forward to serving you again next time.
Service included
  • 1.Private airport/station transfers.
  • 2.English-speaking guide service .
  • 3.Entrance tickets and meals indicated above.
  • 4. Twin-share room including service charges and government tax.
  • 5. China travel insurance during the trip .
Service excluded
  • 1.Visa and travel insurance you purchase before arrival.
  • 2.Tips for the guide and the driver.
  • 3.Personal expenses, such as shopping, laundry, phone calls, entertainment, meals not mentioned above, etc.
Date/People
  • Q:How do I get to the starting city? How do I return home?
    A:Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the fifth largest airport in Mainland China with direct flights to most Chinese cities and to several international cities as well,e.g.Amsterdam,Frankfurt,London,Doha,Abudhabi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Melbourne, San Fransisco,etc.
  • Q:How strenuous is this trip?
    A:This journey is considered rigorous touring that passes through Jaren and Kham Tibet. The highest place is over 4000 meters above sea level. People respond to an increase in altitude differently (some experience general discomfort, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion). Please consult with your local travel clinic or physician for specifics about altitude sickness and your personal health. We drive gradually from plain area to high mountains which allows some time to acclimatize to the increase in altitude. Most of our past passengers adjust to plateau area without difficulty.
  • Q:Do I need a Tibet Travel Permit for this trip?
    A:No.But sometimes we are not allowed to get into those Kham because of the tension or some other political reasons.
  • Q:What kind of hotels are we staying in?
    A:We selects comfortable and well located hotels in each place, which makes your stay pleasant and easy. A few lodgings in remote area are basic, but hot showers are always available.
  • Q:What kind of guide service do you offer?
    A:We believes that the local guides understand their culture and nature best. These passionate guides are pleased and proud to share their information with our travelers. In this trip,one guide serves you throughout the whole way.
  • Q:What do we need to carry ourselves?
    A:Sun cream, a hat, sunglasses and warm clothes are necessary in plateau areas,as the sun shine is strong during day time,but cold in night. It is especially necessary to bring some over-the-counter medicine for altitude sickness if you have never traveled to high-altitude areas before.
  • Q:What’s the guideline for tipping?
    A:As a guideline,a minimum 5 USD per day per person would be usual for the guide and 3USD to a driver, given separately to each person is preferable. Remember tipping is at your discretion.
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