Western Sichuan’s Golden Circle
6-Day Sichuan Adventure Tour
You probably already know Chengdu for its giant pandas. But did you know that there is a large area to the west of Chengdu (western Sichuan) that is a paradise for China’s adventurers and photographers? The stunning landscapes and rich Tibetan culture attract travelers to explore this amazing area.
Starting from Chengdu, take a 6-day trip to discover incredible western Sichuan, including snowclad mountains, forests, grasslands, and Tibetan villages. Be one of the first to journey into beautiful Yala Snow Mountain Scenic Area. Before tourists could just get a glance from far away Tagong Grassland, but now we can see it up close!
Tour 'Wow' Points
Discover the Less-Known but Fabulous Yala Snow Mountain
See sacred Yala Snow Mountain up close, and feel the stillness of time and space during the hiking. Its virgin peak has never been climbed. A newly-opened scenic area, its beauty is recognized but not spoilt by crowds.
Explore the Real Hometown of Wild Pandas
Visit the less crowded Wolong Panda Center. Then hike in the forest of the Wolong National Nature Reserve to learn about the life of wild pandas.
Indulge in the Scenery of the Valley of the Eastern Alps
Explore Siguniang (‘Four Sisters’) Mountain to capture the beautiful natural views of peaks, lakes, streams, and forests. Enjoy the feeling of being in the embrace of spectacular and wild nature.
Immerse Yourself in the Tibetan Culture
Feel the spirit of Tibetan Buddhism in a monastery located by the great snow mountain. Skip the commercial Tibetan village and discover the true Tibetan lifestyle in the authentic one.
Enjoy a Picnic on the Grassland
Stroll on the Tagong Grassland and set a little camp right by a stream. Enjoy a hotpot or steaks in the open air.
Stray into Another Planet
Visit Moshi Park, a hidden treasure that is not known by the public. Be amazed by a stone forest that cannot be found in any other part of the world.
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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.
Visit the Wolong Panda Research Center and take a safari in the wild pandas' backyard, the Dengsheng Gorge. Stay overnight in Rilong Town.
Explore Mount Siguniang National Park, including the Shuangqiao and Changping Valleys. Feel the embrace of snowy mountains and valleys. Stay one more night in Rilong Town.
Head to Danba, visit Zhonglu Tibetan Village which is rated as one of the most beautiful villages in China. Meet local Tibetan people, and visit a local family. Climb up into their traditional diaolou home, and learn about their customs.
Stay overnight at a Tibetan-style hotel in Zhonglu Tibetan Village.
Leave beautiful Tibetan village for the Holy Yala Snow Mountain. Lead by your professional guide, you will have a light walk to discover the main three sights of Yala Snow Mountain, capture the stunning views with no crowds.
Stay overnight at a hotel inside Yala Snow Mountain Scenic Area.
Visit the only royal Tibetan temple — Huiyuan Temple in Kham Area. Explore Moxi Park to see the unique geographical landforms. Then, have a picnic lunch on Tagong Grassland.
Stay overnight in Kangding City.
After breakfast, return to Chengdu for your flight to your next destination. Visit historical Luding Bridge for a shot break on the way.
—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-81