6 Days Daocheng-Yading Pure Land Tour

Kangding, Xinduqiao, Litang, Daocheng-Yading Nature Reserve

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Tour Code: TCT-Sichuan-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

You will be astonished by the amazing natural scenery, like the virgin forests, snow mountains, plateau lakes.

Get into the Tibetan villages and have chance to experience the culture and local custom.

This is a great choice for photographers or photography fans.

Ensure you the most comfortable and flexible tour experience with the private service for the whole trip.
 

Best Travel Time: The best time to Daocheng and Yading is from April to October, while Autumn (September & October) is more suitable for photography with more stable weather condition.

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Day 1Chengdu - Yaan - Kangding (270Km & 4hrs)
Drive to Kangding via Yaan, Mt. Erlangshan Tunnel, Mugecuo Scenic Area

Meals: Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Kangding Gesanghua Hotel ★★★★ or similar

Please get up early and check out from the hotel. At around 07:00am, our local tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby, and begin the tour to the pure land.

Leave Chengdu for Kangding. Today, we head westward, passing Ya'an city, through Mt. Erlangshan where we will drive through the longest tunnel in China, and arrive at Kangding city, known as the hometown of love song, the capital of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Region.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will take a tour to Mugecuo Scenic Area, which is also called Kangding Love Song Resort. Here you could see the one of largest plateau lakes in Sichuan. Walking beside the lake, listening to the sound of wind, you may know how the romantic name is from.

Get used to the altitude about 2,500 meters and get ready for the next day's driving on the high mountains. Stay overnight in Kangding.

Mugecuo Scenic Area
Mugecuo Scenic Area

Day 2Kangding - Xinduqiao - Litang - Daocheng (420Km & 8.5hrs)
Drive to Daocheng via Xinduqiao & Litang, Enjoy the natural view on the way

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Snow Area Hot Spring Garden Hotel★★★★ or similar

Today, we will head to Daocheng via Xinduqiao, Yajiang and Litang. With the altitude climbing higher and higher, we will conquer several mountains over 4000 meters, Mt. Gaoersi, Mt. Jianziwan, Mt. Kazila, etc.

The lunch would be served at a local restaurant on the way.

Arrive at Litang, the world high city, located at the plateau at around 4000 meters. Litang is the town with strong nomadic features and strong atmosphere of traditional Tibetan life; strolling in the streets, enjoy enough time to experience the local life. After a short refreshment, we will continue driving to Daocheng and arrive at the county at night. Check in hotel and have a good rest for tomorrow's tour.

Xinduqiao
Xinduqiao

Day 3Daocheng - Yading (80Km & 1.5hrs)
Drive to Yading, Daocheng-Yading Natural Reserve, Chonggu Temple, Pearl Lake

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Mofan Themed Hotel or similar

After breakfast, meet our guide and driver. Begin the pure land exploration to Daocheng- Yading Natural Reserve. When arriving at the scenic area, we will take the shuttle bus to Yading Village for check in.

Firstly, we will visit the Chonggu Temple (3900m) at the foot of Mt. Xiannairi (6032m). Solemn temple, chanting lamas and burning incense brings you with peace. There is a grassland around the temple where the scenery is beautiful. After that, walk along the plank road to the Pearl Lake (4080m), the best point to enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Xiannairi. After the tour, walk to Yading Village for hotel check-in and stay overnight there.

Details in the itinerary:
Drive from Daocheng to Yading Natural Reserve (80km & 1.5hrs) - Take shuttle bus to Yading Village (3800m) - Take shuttle bus to Zhaguanbeng (6.5km & 20mins) - Walk to Chonggu Temple (0.5km & 20mins) - Walk to Pearl Lake (1.5km & 1.5hrs)

Dacheng Yading Natural Reserve
Dacheng Yading Natural Reserve

Day 4Yading - Daocheng
Luorong Cattle Ranch, Niunai Lake (Milk Lake), Color Sea Scenic Area, Drive back to Daocheng

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Snow Area Hot Spring Garden Hotel★★★★ or similar

Get up early if you would like to enjoy the sunrise in the morning. Today, you will try the second route to enjoy the beauty of Yading.

Take the shuttle bus to Zhaguanbeng and walk to Chonggu Temple, then take the golf cart to Luorong Cattle Ranch (4180m), surrounded by three snow-capped mountains, where is the best place to take pictures of the three holy mountains. The Gongga River runs through the pastures, and the tall and low trees are in harmony with a wooden house.

Optional: Hiking from Chonggu Temple to Luorong Cattle Ranch is an option with 1.5hrs & 6.5km .

From the ranch, you could choose hiking through the small path or horse riding (extra cost on your own expense) to Milk Lake (4600m) and Color Sea Scenic Area (4700m). The lakes hide in the valley, just like the blue diamonds sparkling under the sunlight and reflecting the holy mountains.

In the late afternoon, we will say goodbye to the valley and take the shuttle bus out of the reserve. The driver is waiting and we will drive back to Daocheng for overnight-stay.

Details in the itinerary:
Take shuttle bus from Yading Village to Zhaguanbeng (6.5km & 20mins) - Walk to Chonggu Temple (0.5km & 20mins) - Change gulf car to Luorong Cattle Ranch (6.7km &30mins) or choose hiking (1.5hrs) - Hiking to Milk Lake (5km & 3hrs) - Hiking to Color Sea (1km & 30mins).

Milk Lake
Milk Lake

Day 5Dacheng - Xinduqiao (340Km & 6.5hrs)
Drive to Xinduqiao

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Xinduqiao Gonggazong Manor Hotel ★★★★ or similar

Say goodbye to Daocheng. It is a long journey back to Chengdu, so we will have overnight at Xinduqiao where is recognized as the paradise for photography.

Xinduqiao
Xinduqiao

Day 6Xinduqiao - Chengdu (340Km & 5.5hrs)
Drive back to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Enjoy the grassland view in the morning. Check out from hotel at noon time and drive back to Chengdu. On the way, we will visit the Luding Bridge above Dadu River which is famous for the history about Red Army and Long March.

Arrive at Chengdu in late afternoon.

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

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.

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5.0

Gaby P

5.0

My husband wasn't even interested in China, after researching all of the great things to discover, checking reviews, services and prices we decides to trust TripAdvisor reviews and we booked with Top China Travel, PRIVATE TOUR. OMG, it was amazing!, we booked with Rebecca, very professional, she answered all of my questions and we had manny, we went the to get our Visa at the China consulate in San Francisco it was ready in 3 days, we book our own flights. When we got to Beijing beautiful and safe city, there was our first PRIVATE tour Guide, Daniell, even our plain was delayed, when to a very nice car with our driver, very nice hotel Howard Johnson Beijing, all of the hotels very nice, like 4 to 5 stars. After that we went on high speed train to Xi'an, we wanted to experience 305 Km per hour speed, the same thing great city, private tour is the way to go! It was only getting better, then Chongqing, Yangtze river cruise so beautiful and peaceful, Shanghai, waw, Guilin a must see natural beauty, then Hong Kong, every thing was so well coordinated, the bilingual guides super nice, the breakfast and lunch included more than enough to skip dinner. My husband says now, "Money well Spent", we recommend TOP CHINA TRAVEL" to anybody, thank you Rebecca
snoopy10463

5.0

We booked our trip with Top China Travel a private tour and was amazing experience. We were 4 people , just ladies. It was very well organized, our Spanish guides in the different cities very good especially Leon in Xian, the best. They were very knowledgeable and took care of us. Every time we went to another city, they didn't leave us until the check-in at the different airports. Our agent Raylene did an excellent job, organizing our trip, she was on top of everything. Thanks Raylene for our unforgettable vacation.
Gamini H

5.0

We went on an 11 day Private tour organised by TCT to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Cruise on Li River and Shanghai. Everything was so perfectly and professionally organized by Bonnie. Prior to the commencement of the holiday she was so helpful and responded very promptly to all our questions and requests. The tour was perfectly tailored to our taste and we have seen and experienced more than what we expected. The Guides were very knowledgeable, especially Christina in regards to her proficiency in English and the knowledge (Sabrina – Beijing, Christina – Xian, Jay Guilin and Alice Shanghai). They were very helpful and went out of their way to help us and make us happy. At times communication became somewhat challenging though, it did not significantly affect us. They recommended very pleasing, fantastic and one of a kind shows that left memorable impressions on us. We highly recommend TCT to anyone who is planning to have a tour in China. Thank you Bonnie and the team for the wonderful and memorable holiday. Gamini & Wijitha
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5.0

When we booked our trip to China we had a limited time to see everything we wanted to but Janet Chan at TCT did an absolutely amazing job at ticking every box and more. The itinerary was perfect. Journeys and accommodation were meticulously planned and accomplished. Our guides too were excellent. Alex in Beijing, Ken in Xian, and especially Maria in Shanghai were so professional and efficient that we never felt like strangers in a strange land. Many thanks TCT, best trip ever.
YumnaM1

5.0

We were a party of 9. Four adults and 5 children, varying in ages from 8-13. Travelled to China August 2017. After contacting a number of agents in China for our holiday, Janet from TCT was extremely prompt in her responses whilst trying to finalise our itinerary she was as accommodating as possible. We had a wonderful trip to China. It is one of the most incredible countries with so much culture and history. We were greeted at each destination by a guide and had an air conditioned mini bus ready with a driver at each destination. I would say Ken in Xian and Martin in Shangahai were the better of the four. They all spoke English well they were fun and enthusiastic! My personal highlights In Beijing - were the Great wall of China_ Muttanya section. ( I chose this section to toboggan down the great wall at the end- our guide JOYCE was very cautious and did not allow us to attempt this. I was very disappointed in her lack of adventure! she could have let us adults take the ride! ) However the view whilst on the Great Wall were just breathtaking! Xian- the Muslim area- incredible food and history and The Terracotta army- unimaginable. Our kids especially like the Calligraphy lesson! Guilin- for us was not as good as we expected- partly because it was so hot and we couldn't appreciate nature as much! But it is scenic ! The river cruise was relaxing after days of non stop sightseeing! Shanghai! Its a wonderful city.! Wild! The water villages are a must! Overall, I would say that its essential to have guide in China. All our guides sourced us Halal restaurants so food was never a problem! If I were to visit again- i would pick a cooler time perhaps such as October or April as August was just too hot! I would like to thanks Janet and her team for giving us such wonderful memories in China!
Karan J

5.0

From the 1st point of contact till the end Joyce was great and helped plan a perfect trip which I was for a short time in Beijing. I was traveling alone and was recommended to join a small group of fellow travelers which was perfect. Great tour guide with a clean bus. Pick up on time and overall a great experience.
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5.0

Very well organized Tour, value for money, really good three star hotels with very good rooms, including Bfasts, really good guides expect in Beijing. Joe from Xian very knowledgble honest gentleman, same in Tibet Lobson. Very good Cruise.Manager with Personnel touch Alan, Very kind and helpful drivers with very good vehicles, Thanks REBECCA FROM TCT.for organizing this perfect busy still very fun holiday forus.
Jim S

5.0

Our family of my wife and I plus two children and their families worked with Top China Tours on an 11-day private tour. The result was a smoothly run tour with excellent guides, good buses and well handled air and rail journeys. The 5-start hotels were top notch. Our family of 8 had a fantastic learning experience going to Beijing, Xian, Gulin/Yangshou and Shanghai. We hit the usual tourist spots, but Janet, our tour director also included smaller sites and special events to enhance the private tour. She was excellent at adding flexibility to the tour so that one couple went on a pre-tour Yangtze cruise, and the family with two children got to Happy Valley park so the kids could experience a Chines theme park. Overall the whole family had a great travel experience thanks to Janet and the others at Top China Tours.
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JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
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5.0

We had our 8 day trip from Beijing to Tibet from 5/19/17 to 5/26/17. We had a great trip. From the beginning when we contacted our agent, to the time everything is arranged, then when we actually got there, it was well organized, everything we wanted, we got it. The price was reasonable, the tour guides and drivers were very knowledgeable, caring, responsible, and flexible. We saw the culture, beautiful scenes, and friendly people there. It was an unforgettable trip, we are very satisfied.
Luca L

5.0

With TCT I have organized a 21 days tour for my family: my wife, my 9 years old daughter and me (in august ) We asked to Rebecca (our TCT consultant), who has patiently worked for more than 6 months on all details, to see, not only the most interesting things but to understand a little the Chinese way of life. The goal of the journey was to let my daughter to see different way of life and unusual (for us) landscape. The other objective was to visit China like a Chinese tourist can do. All these things weren’t easy to organize, but after more than six months of planning we were exited to visit the Country and we had really high expectation. It seems impossible but all the goals have been reached and TCT make us to live unforgettable visit of China. During the organization of the tour Rebecca suggested us to add some destinations to our trip and that makes our trip something unique. One the most interesting thing is that in most of the hotel (all 4 stars – western standard- and really comfortable) we never meet western people, that mean we were out of usual tour. All the guides had high professional behavior, knowledge and did their best to let us to see as much as possible. Consider that we were with a 9 years old child and nothing went wrong. All the drivers, considering the traffic situation in China, have been super! They did all the best in order to take us closer to all attractions in the safest way. Guides and drivers has been very flexible. Some days we have been together more than 12 hours! All the guides make arrangement of the tour in order to avoid queue and visit more. That has surprise me a lot. We have visited places like Mt.Huangshan, Hongcun Village (set of the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Tulou in Fujian , Shaolin Zen Music Ritual in Denfeng (a show that worth the journey in China – the biggest stage we ever seen - , suggested by Rebecca) or arhat clay statues at White Horse Temple in Louyang ( if you have seen Terraccota Army in Xi’an you will remain astonished in front of this sculptures), descending from Grat Wall with a toboga, ride a bike on Xi’an city wall or visit a daily market in Beijing. We have attended to the Mask Changing show and 1000 Hands Dance , few minute show but hard to find in a show. Just to list some of the wonderful things we have experienced. But, the most astonishing thing has been that in some places “we were the attraction”. Western people were so unusual that parents asked to my daughter to take pictures with their children !!! Very Chinese !!! In Guilin we meet Rebecca from TCT after little bit less than one year of e-mails ! A great moment too. The only thing that TCT could not manage was the weather, but we have been lucky. Quite always blues sky and just one day of heavy rain. We could not ask more ! A special thanks to our guides Tony around Huangshan, Candy in Shangai, Mike in Xi’an, Mina in Fujian and Shane in Luoyang. And a special special thanks to Linda in Beijing and Tina in Guilin that have done so much for us in order satisfy all our wishes! Deep knowledge, flexibility and enthusiasm made us to enter in Chinese culture. . Interesting, safe and well organized! We are thinking to visit more China in the future with TCT, we trust them !
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5.0

We had a fantastic trip around China. TCT arranged every thing for us and every thing work out prefectly. The guides in Beijing, Datong, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai were all very friendly, helpfull and recieved us very well. Every one in the group were very pleased with the trip, they just loved the mixture of City, history, and country side. Next year we maybe would like to do a trip to Hunan, Yunnan or Chengdu. Thanks for every thing, and a special thanks for Janet.
Salim A

5.0

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snoopy10463

5.0

We booked our trip with Top China Travel a private tour and was amazing experience. We were 4 people , just ladies. It was very well organized, our Spanish guides in the different cities very good especially Leon in Xian, the best. They were very knowledgeable and took care of us. Every time we went to another city, they didn't leave us until the check-in at the different airports. Our agent Raylene did an excellent job, organizing our trip, she was on top of everything. Thanks Raylene for our unforgettable vacation.
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