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9-Day Panorama Western Sichuan Tour

An In-depth Exploration of Western Sichuan

How much do you know about Sichuan province? The lovely giant pandas and incredible Sichuan food are not the only things this place has to offer. Sichuan also has an incredible national highway that connects the middle part of the country to Tibet. In China, it is known as the most beautiful highway and is considered a bucket list drive.

When starting from Chengdu and journeying west, you will feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape, experience the culture blend between Tibet and Han Chinese, and discover China's best-kept secret where explorer Joseph Rock wanted to visit again and again.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Explore the Real Hometown of Wild Pandas

Spot an adorable baby panda sleeping in the tree. Then hike along a stream in Wolong National Nature Reserve to learn about the lives of wild pandas and the other local wildlife.

an adorable panda in the forest
hiking in the valley

Get Lost in the Charming Valleys of the Eastern Alps

Visit Siguniang Mountain, the queen of the snow mountains in Sichuan. Take a stroll in what looks like an oil painting consisting of the snowy mountains, reflecting lakes, and forests.

the valley with snow mountain and forest
snow mountains and forest

Experience Tibetan Culture in the Hidden Monastery and Village

Feel the harmony between nature and the local Tibetan people and the spirit of Tibetan Buddhism.

the golden pagoda of Tagong Lamasery
Zhonglu Tibetan village

Find the Most Beautiful Snowcapped Mountain According to Joseph Rock

Make a pilgrimage to the three sacred mountains and imagine Joseph Rock's excitement when he arrived in Yading Village and finally viewed them after overcoming all his journey's difficulties.

snow mountain and yellow forest
colorful flags and snow mountain

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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 Wolong to Rilong (212 km, 4 hrs)

Wolong Panda Research Center and a safari in the wild pandas' backyard, the Dengsheng Gorge

DAY 2 Rilong

Explore Mount Siguniang National Park including Shuangqiao Valley and Changping Valley

DAY 3 Rilong to Danba to Tagong (220 km, 5 hrs)

Zhonglu Tibetan village and Moshi Park

DAY 4 Tagong to Litang (224 km, 5 hrs)

Tagong grassland and Tagong monastery

DAY 5 Litang to Riwa (223 km, 4 hrs)

Mount Haizi Scenic Area, Litang Grassland, Litang Monastery, and Daocheng Tibetan Pagodas

DAY 6 Riwa

The Long-route tour of the Yading Nature Reserve including the Chonggu Monastery, the snow-capped mountains of Jambeyang and Chanadorje, Luorong Cattle Farm, Wuse (Five Color) Lake and Niunai (Milk) Lakes.

DAY 7 Riwa to Yajiang (351 km, 6 hrs)

The short-route tour of Yading Nature Reserve including Pearl Lake and Chenrezig Mountain.

DAY 8 Yajiang to Moxi (213 km, 5½ hrs)

Daduhe Gorge, Luding Bridge, and Zheduo Mountain

DAY 9 Moxi to Chengdu (328 km, 5 hrs)

Hailuogou Scenic Area

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the room of Kongshan Hotel
table with the view of the green mountains
FromCNY 15640p/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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