Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu
Meet your guide and driver at airport or train – station; drive to your hotel first to get your room, in the afternoon a leisure visit to the traditional Chinese tea-house at Temple of Wenshu;
Day 2 Chengdu to Kangding
Drive 360km on paved road, into hill country and crossing through the Mt. Erlang tunnel, En-route we will stop by to visit Luding Iron Bridge. Then arrive at the gateway town of the Eastern Tibet of Kham – Kangding, which is cradled in a narrow gorge along the raging Dzetuo River. The river’s continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the west come to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and the ever-popular yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of “Gateway to Tibet”, after arrive in Kangding take an easy walk in order to acclimatizing to the altitude.
Day 3 Kangding to Bamei
Drive onto Pass of Dzetuo Mountain, which is with altitude of 4320m, if weather permits; the highest peak of Kham of Mt. Minya Gangkar (7556m) is visible. After having lunch at Tibetan’s family, we will head northwest to Tagong, where we are going to visit Lhagang monastery.
According to the legend, when Princess Wengcheng (Tang dynasty) traveled to Tibet, she stayed overnight here, and the Jowo Shakyamuni image which she brought as her dowry to Lhasa requesting to be left in that idyllic setting! Subsequently King Songtsen Gampo constructed 108 temples in the direction of China mainland, after visit to Lhagang monastery heading to the holy mountain of Yarla Jartso, visit to the great Mani pile.
Day 4 Bamei to Danba
From Bamei, we turn to east, and stop by to visit a monastery of Gatar Shangbalin, which the 7th Dalai Lama used to cultivate himself according to a religious doctrine, then to the birth place of 11th Dalai Lama; then about 30 minutes drive onto the range of Yarla yartso mountain, where we can enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Yarla Yartso, then continuing to follow the Donggu River crossing through the narrow and deeply Donggu valley to Danba, which is Kingdom of Ancient Blockhouses. visit to Dzong-lu village to witness the traditional building of Tibetan of “Pill box”; which is hidden deep in the high mountains and dense forests, thousands of blockhouses are endowed with a sense of mystery. The Dadu River takes shape here and flows south through Danba. Towers were built hundreds of years ago, for defensive purposes and passing messages between different villages. The height of these stone-built military structures is often above 30 meters, while the tallest tower measures 60 meters in height. Looking from afar, the scene of groups of towers and castles standing in the gorgeous Danba valley is breathtaking.
Day 5 Danba to Chengdu
In the morning, departure for Baoxing, enroute passing through the pass of Mt. Jiajin (4600m), then descending to Baoxing valley to Ya’an, where you will drive back to Chengdu via Cheng-Ya Express way;
Day 6 Chengdu departure
We will transfer you to the airport for your return flight, transfer timing will folow your flight schedule