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5-Day Daocheng and Yading Tour

Walk in Fairy Tales of Autumn

Located on the border of Sichuan Province, Yunnan Province and the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Daocheng and Yading enjoy the reputation of the last pure lands on this planet. September and October are the best times for a Daocheng and Yading tour.

Let's take a dreamlike journey through snowy mountains, glacier lakes, meadows and Tibetan villages.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Make a Pilgrimage to the Three Sacred Mountains

Discover one of the 24 holy lands of Buddhism. Let the sun on the plateau, snow on the sacred mountain, and the pure blue sky refresh your heart.

snow mountain and pray flags
grass land and forest

Run to the Gemstone-Colored Lakes

Uncover the 'treasures' of the snow mountains. Be fascinated by the colors of the glacier lakes, which look like the jewels on the necklace of a Goddess.

the green lake and forest
run to a blue lake

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Tibetan Buddhism

White pagodas, prayer flags and monasteries will tell you the stories of this sacred land of Tibetan Buddhism. Feel the respect and love the Tibetan people have for nature and their homeland.

the white Tibet pagodas
Chonggu Monasery

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Tour Map

Walk in Fairy Tales of Autumn tour map

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Chengdu to Xinduqiao (336km, 5½ hrs.)

Dadu River Gorge, Luding Bridge, Zheduo Mountain

DAY 2 Xinduqiao to Daocheng to Riwa (414km, 7½ hrs.)

Mount Haizi Scenic Area, Litang Grassland, Kazila Mountain and Litang monastery.

DAY 3 Riwa

The Long-route tour in Yading Nature Reserve including the Chonggu Monastery, the snow-capped mountains of Jambeyang and Chanadorje, Luorong cattle farm, Wuse (Five Clolor) lake and Niunai (Milk) lakes.

DAY 4 Riwa to Daocheng (76km, 1½ hrs.)

The Short-route tour in Yading Nature Reserve including Pearl Lake and Chenrezig mountain. Daocheng Tibetan pagodas and Daocheng old town.

DAY 5 Daocheng Departure

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Yading Crown Plaza5-star option: Yading Crown Plaza Hotel
Sangdeng Zhuba Star View Hotel5-star option: Sangdeng Zhuba Star View Hotel
FromCNY8,850p/p Based on a private tour including 4-star hotels for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • 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-11

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