9 Days Western Sichuan Photo Tour

Chengdu, Garze(Hailuogou-Kangding-Xinduqiao-Danba-Rilong)

Tour Code: TCT-Sichuan-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Best time for photography tour is limited from May to Mid-Oct. Rest time of the year is also suitable for traveling but not the most beautiful time.

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If you are a traveler interested in scenic China, western Sichuan tour will be one of our recommendations for you. The traditional western Sichuan sceneries – the glacier park, the famous Kangding Mugecuo Lake, the most beautiful town Danba, and the holy Mt. Siguniang – can all be picked in your cameras in our 9 Days Western Sichuan Photo Tour. The tired route, the uncomfortable road condition, the discomfort of the high altitude, will all be replaced by exciting feeling when you finally get to the breathtaking destinations in the Western Sichuan!


Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Chengdu Be transferred to the hotel
02 Chengdu - Moxi Town Coach to Moxi Town (a town which Hailuogou is located)
03 Hailuogou Hailuogou Scenic Area
04 Moxi Town - Kangding - Xinduqiao Coach to Kangding, Mugecuo Lake Scenic Area, Xinduqiao
05 Xinduqiao - Danba Coach to Tagong Grassland, Danba
06 Danba - Rilong - Mt. Siguniang Coach to Rilong, Mt. Siguniang
07 Mt. Siguniang - Chengdu Mt. Siguniang sightseeing, Coach Back to Chengdu
08 Chengdu Chengdu Panda Base, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Jinli Street
09 Departure Chengdu Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

NOTE: the rainy season in Hailuogou is between July and August, better to avoid taking this tour in this period.

Day 1 Arrival Chengdu

Arrive in Chengdu, the destination of your trip, you will be met at the airport then transferred to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Chengdu
 



Day 2 Chengdu Moxi Town

After breakfast, drive from Chengdu to Moxi Town which is situated at the entrance of Hailuogou Glacier Valley. It will be a 8 hours driving day (348km) on the Ya'an-Xichang new expressway. Till the late afternoon, you will arrive in Moxi Old Town, a town which Hailuogou Scenic Area is located.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Moxi Town (1600m)


Moxi Old Town
 



Day 3 Hailuogou Scenic Area

Today you can have a day trip in Hailuogou. After breakfast, begin your Hailuogou tour by taking the scenic area shuttle busto viewing the amazing ancient glaciers. Go ahead by cable way and you will have chance to catch a photo of the Mount Gongga – the King of Mountains in Sichuan. After a tired day trip, have a good rest in your hotel or stroll in Moxi Town by yourself at night.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Moxie Town (1600m)


Mount Gongga
 



Day 4 Moxi Town  Kangding  Xinduqiao

Today will firstly to visit the Mugecuo Lake Scenic Area – the largest highland lake in Western Sichuan. After lunch, drive to Xinduqiao (71km from Kangding) – the paradise for photographers.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Xinduqiao


Mugecuo Scenic Area
 



Day 5 Xinduqiao  Danba

Be transferred from Xinduqiao to Danba (182km). On the road, you will have the chance to visit Tagong grassland and temple (lots of similar sceneries en route, and you can ask our guide & driver to take you to the places nearby where you are interested). After about 5 hours driving, you will get to Danba and visit the beauty valley: Jiaju Village and Suopo Ancient towers, view from across the river Danba Tibetan village & valleys.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Danba


Danba Village
 



Day 6 Danba  Rilong  Changping Valley

Drive from Danba to Rilong (100km), a town on the foot of Mt. Siguniang. After check-in hotel, ahead to Changping Valley during this day. You can choose either horse riding trip (riding expense at your own) or hiking trip (consider about your health condition to hiking in about 4 hours) in this site. When finish the visit, drive back to Rilong Town. You can stroll in this town in the night to get touch with the local lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Rilong


Mt. Siguniang
 



Day 7 Shuangqiao Valley  Chengdu

Today you will have a day trip in Mt. Siguniang Scenic Area. You can visit Shuangqiao Valley during this day (also can be called yin and yang concept Valley). Horse riding is also available as an optional activity. After the lunch, drive back to Chengdu and free of leisure in the rest day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu


Mt. Siguniang Scenic Area
 



Day 8 Chengdu

Today, you will start your one day tour with a visit to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (about 40min driving), where you may have chance to see cute pandas. Drive back to Chengdu City, continue to visit Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and Jinli Street . After the tour, be transferred back to your hotel. Famous Sichuan Opera is available after the tour for your optional activity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 



Day 9 Depature Chengdu

Say goodbye to Chengdu and continue your tour to next city.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Note:
About the comfort:
Because of the not very good road condition in western Sichuan. This route is comparative tired and hard one. And also, please consult with us whether this tour is offered or not because the route may be influenced by the weather such as foggy, heavy rainy, and so on.

About the meals: we could not list lunches in the tour itinerary because it is hard to ensure specified restaurants in this route. It is better to consult with us if you have meal requirement.

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
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Sole
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Double
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Double
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1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
≥10 persons - - - - - -
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
≥10 persons - - - - - -
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
≥10 persons - - - - - -


Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

Recommended Hotels

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
ChengduChengdu Leeden Hotel
Add: 39, Hongxing Road 1st section, Tianfu Square, Chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu
Add: No.2 Taisheng Bei Road, Tianfu Square, Chengdu
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
Add: 15 Bin Jiang Zhong Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu

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City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Chengdu Chengdu Hot PotSichuan Opera

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