6-Day Sichuan Adventure Tour with Yala Snow Mountain

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!(cd-81)

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.

Yala Snow Moutain
Yala Snow Moutain

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.

Wolong panda center
Wolong Nature Reserve

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.

the Siguniang Mountain
the Siguniang Mountain

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.

Tagong lamasery
Tibetan girls

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.

have a picnic on Tagong grassland
fried steaks

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.

a lady in Moshi Park
moshi park

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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)| Pandas

Visit the Wolong Panda Research Center and take a safari in the wild pandas' backyard, the Dengsheng Gorge. Stay overnight in Rilong Town.

DAY 2 Rilong | Full-Day Tour of Mount Siguniang

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.

DAY 3 Rilong to Danba (120 km, 3 hours) | Tibetan Village

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.

DAY 4 Daban to Daofu (75 km, 2 hours) | Yala Snow Mountain Hiking

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.

DAY 5 Daofu to Kangding (150 km, 3½ hours) | Tagong Grassland

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.

DAY 6 Kangding to Chengdu (265 km, 5 hours) | Departure

After breakfast, return to Chengdu for your flight to your next destination. Visit historical Luding Bridge for a shot break on the way.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the room with the view of a snow mountain

Daocheng Xiangyun Hotel
FromCNY12,280 / USD1,930 p/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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