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5-Day Discover the Mysterious Tibetan Area of Northern Sichuan

Discover Mysterious Tibetan Area in Sichuan

Compared to western Sichuan which is already famous among Chinese adventurers and photographers, northern Sichuan is like a hidden treasure waiting for people to go and discover it. In northern Sichuan, you'll find the source of the Yellow River, the peaceful homeland of Tibetan and Qiang people, and one of the best-kept secrets that aren't even known to most Chinese people.

Let's explore this mysterious land on a 5-day Sichuan tour before it becomes part of the beaten path.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Discover a Little-Known Pristine Land on the Border between Qinghai and Sichuan

This is the ancient battlefield of King Gesar as told in the Tibetan legend. It is a forgotten wonderland blessed by the Tibetan gods.

the people standing on the bank of the lake
painting on the rock

Enjoy the Sunset at the First Bend of the Yellow River

Drive through the paradise of the local nomadic people in the Nuoergai Wetland Nature Reserve. Enjoy the ribbon-like bends of the Yellow River at sunset.

the first bend of the Yellow River
Gers on the grassland

Uncover the Small Sects of the Tibetan Buddhism at the Less Touristy Monasteries.

The magnificent golden roof, the white pagodas, the colorful butter sculptures and thousands of prayer wheels of the monasteries will bring you to the spirit world of the Tibetan Buddhism.

the white pagoda of Langyi Monastery
the colorful building of Saige lamasery

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Tour Map

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Itinerary Quick Look

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

DAY 1 Chengdu to Songpan (322 km, 6 hrs)

Drive from Chengdu to Songpan and enjoy the mountain scenery along the way. Explore the Songpan ancient town in the late afternoon.

DAY 2 Songpan to Ruoergai to Tangke (200 km, 3½ hrs)

Ruoergai Huahu (Flower Lake), the Roergai grasslands, and the sunset at the first bend of the Yellow River.

DAY 3 Tangke to A'ba (140 km, 3 hrs)

Saige Lamasery and Langyi Monastery

DAY 4 A'ba

The Lianbaoyeze Scenic Area. This is a secret place hidden away in the mountains and includes a beautiful lake surrounded by peaks.

DAY 5 5 A'ba to Chengdu (477 km, 8 hrs)

Drive from A'ba back to Chengdu. Visit the Ganbao Tibetan village on the way.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the decorations of Duomei Linka Hotel
the lobby of the Duomei Linka Hotel
FromCNY 8340p/p Based on a private tour 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

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