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Sichuan's Mysterious Far West
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Overview:Chengdu/Tagong/Gartse/Derge/Manigango/Serxu/Sertar/Barkam/Gurgou
Tour Duration:12days
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  • DAY 1Chengdu
    Arrive into Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 2Chengdu/Kangding 350km
    Drive to 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 KangdingCapital of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. A famous Tibetan love song makes this city well-known both at home and abroad..
  • DAY 3Kangding/Tagong
    Hike to Ngachu Monastery; cross Tsedo Mountain Pass(4298m); explore Xinduquiao village; arrive and overnight in Tagong Grasslands.
  • DAY 4Tagong/Gartse
    Sunrise in Yala Snow Mountain;Head for Luhuo and visit Amjo ( Anjue) Monastery . Then head for Gartse to visit Gartse Monastery. Walk around the town of Gartse.
  • DAY 5Gartse/Derge
    Head for Manigange and visit the Dajin Monastery. Walk around the Xinlu Lake near Manigange. And then visit Zhuqing Monastery.
  • DAY 6Derge/Serxu
    Derge Budhist Press;Chola Mountain Pass;overnight in SerxuSerxu,4240m above the sea level,is the highest,the largest,and the most remote county in Sichuan Province.However,she has an ambitious nickname:the solar tribes,and the pureland of permanent reincarnation as well.,which is 4240m above the sea level.
  • DAY 7Serxu
    Zaxika Grasslands;Visit Bage Mani stones ( the longest one in the world), the Xinzai Mani stones (The biggest Mani stones in the world);SerxuSerxu,4240m above the sea level,is the highest,the largest,and the most remote county in Sichuan Province.However,she has an ambitious nickname:the solar tribes,and the pureland of permanent reincarnation as well. Gompa Monastery
  • DAY 8Serxu/Gartse
    Zhaxika Grasslands;Visit Songge Mani City,the most magnificent one in the world;Gartse
  • DAY 9Gartse/Sertar
    Depart for SertarOne of the remotest places in Sichuan, it is well known for the world’s largest institute of Buddhism.;Celestial BurialThe most-widely-accepted form of burial for Tibetans, an access point to heaven. Platform;Larung Buddhism InstituteSituated 3700 m above sea level, it dates back to 1880 and is now the biggest institute of Buddhism in the world.;Jinma Grasslands;overnight in SertarOne of the remotest places in Sichuan, it is well known for the world’s largest institute of Buddhism.
  • DAY 10Sertar/Gurgou
    BarkamAn important trade and culture centre in Jiaren Tibet.;Chockye Tibetan Stockade;Tunnel of Zhegu (Patridge)Mountain;overnight in Gurgou Town and you have a chance of enjoying the hot spring
  • DAY 11Gurgou/Chengdu
    Drive back to Chengdu;enjoy your free time when arriving in Chengdu
  • DAY 12Chengdu
    Your exciting tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.
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 strenuous is this trip
    A:This journey is considered rigorous touring,and the highest place is over 5050 meters above sea level(Mountain Chola Pass) which may cause some sickness. People respond to an increase in altitude differently, with responses including 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 acclimatise to the increase in altitude. Most of our past passengers therefore have felt OK to adjust to plateau area.
  • 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. While 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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