Tibetan Spring Joy — Permit-Free
4-Day Western Sichuan Tibetan Spring Tour from Chengdu
This 4-day trip to Western Sichuan will allow you to enjoy the most beautiful scenery of spring on the Tibetan plateau, get in touch with nature, and immerse yourself in local Tibetan culture on Tagong Grassland.
Jiaju Village is the showcase Tibetan village for charm and traditions, and the valleys of Jinchuan and Bipeng are particularly stunning in spring. All this comes with easy access from Chengdu and no need for a Tibet Entry Permit!
Tour 'Wow' Points
Appreciate Splendid Mountain Flowers on the Snow-Capped Plateau.
Jinchuan Valley's pear flowers blossom from mid-March to early April, and Bipeng Valley's azaleas blossom in May. You can enjoy magnificent views no matter what month of spring you choose.
Stay Overnight in an Idyllic Tibetan Village and Experience Tibetan Culture.
Jiaju Tibetan Village was named “the Most Beautiful Village in China” by Chinese National Geographic in 2005. It is both exemplary of and richest in Jiarong Tibetan culture.
Go Horse Riding on Vast Tagong Grassland.
See Tagong as a traditional local would — on horseback. Take in snow-topped Mount Yala, the magnificent Golden Padoga, and captivating grasslands. The Mount Yala area presents spectacular views for you to admire.
Explore the Only Royal Tibetan Temple in Garze.
Built in 1728, Huiyuan Temple is an artistic classic of Kham (the medieval Tibetan Kingdom's southeast third). With many precious cultural relics, it's one of Sichuan's main sites for Tibetan worship.
Breathe a Purer Breath of Spring While Walking Through Picturesque Bipeng Valley.
With its high-altitude location, spring in Bipeng Valley comes later than other places at 30°N. Admire the stunning alpine views, which combine colorful flowers, virgin forest, and snow-capped mountains.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Amazing Tibet experience in Sichuan
Henry was an informative guide who went out of his way to ensure positive experiences. Mr Wu was not only a safe and attentive driver on sometimes rough roads but also a great photographer, capturing shots of us as we toured. Henry went out of his way to talk to anyone around to help bring the place alive through stories so we had the opportunity to meet so many locals, real people, and hear about their lives. Another highlight was the opportunity to climb a 1000 year old watchtower in Danba and meet the local family who managed it. Truly magical. Henry was also a consummate foodie who provided us with great local food recommendations along the way. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from downtown Chengdu and arrive at Li County after 3 hours' driving.
Discover Bipeng Valley, which is blessed with classic alpine views, including virgin forest, plateau lakes, snow-capped mountains, tinkling streams,and primitive meadows.
Generally, you can enjoy Bipenggou Valley all the year round with different landscapes in different seasons, but spring is the best time to see the beautiful flowers. After the visit, we would head to Maerkang and overnight there.
Visit Jinchuan Valley and appreciate the pear flowers — take wonderful pictures and enjoy the stunning views.
Explore Jiaju Tibetan Village, which has been recognized for both its beauty and preservation of Tibetan culture. Enjoy a Tibetan-style hot pot meal and stay overnight in Jiaju Tibetan village.
Explore Huiyuan Temple, the only royal Tibetan temple outside Tibet before the modern era. Overlooked by tourists, it's packed with pure Tibetan culture and art.
Visit vast Tagong Grassland and take a horse to sightsee the local way. Tagong Grassland is the most famous and beautiful grassland in Ganzi Tibetan Prefecture. Stay overnight in a picturesque small Tibetan town — Xinduqiao.
Wake up to the sweetness of spring on the plateau, then seamlessly return to the world below with our Chengdu airport (or other city location) transfer.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: cd-86