Sichuan Yunnan Tour: SYS01 Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Panda Base, Leshan, Emeishan, Chengdu, Lijiang, Shangri La 13 days Tourfrom
Route: Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong – Leshan – Mt.Emei –Chengdu – Lijiang – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain – Lijiang- Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri La
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Duration: 13 days
Route: Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong – Chengdu – Leshan – Mt.Emei –Chengdu – Lijiang – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain – Lijiang- Tiger Leaping Gorge – Halfway Guesthousee – Middile Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri La
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park
Leshan Grand Buddha, Emei Mt. and Huanglongxi old Town
Lijiang Old Town, listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997
The Yulong Snow Mountain, the Yak Meadow, White Water River Terrace, Baisha Village.
Trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge
The Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake
the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
Arrive in Chengdu, be met at the airport., Transfer to hotel. O/N in Chengdu.
If time permits, visit the Kuanxiangzi (wide lane) and Zhaixiangzi (narrow lane), it used to be home to officials in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and are among the city’s cultural heritage sites still intact today. Originally, single-story houses and courtyards featured the specialty of the area. To relive the taste of local life years ago, teahouses and folk arts are readily found in the area while displays of the lifestyle, dialects, food and customs of Chengdu in the past will be reinstated in museums. As an option in the evening(200CNY extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of “Face changing” and “Flame Spitting – Out” of Sichuan Opera.
Visit Chengdu Panda Base, Chengdu flight to Jiuzhaigou airport. O/N in Jiuzhaigou.
Visit Chengdu Panda Base. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base.Several species of birds also make their home there. The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. Take flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in later afternoon.
One day Jiuzhaigou Sightseeing. O/N in Jiuzhaigou.
After breakfast, head to the Jiuzhaigou National Park where you will board environmentally friendly buses to sightsee the Park. Visit the Shuzheng and Zezawa Valleys; Pearl Sands and Shuzheng Waterfall; the Tibetan village of Shuzheng, and numerous picturesque lakes including Panda Lake, Long Lake, Rainbow Lake, Tiger Lake and Rhinoceros Lake. Then summon your energy for a Tibetan folk customs show at night, consisting of singing, dancing and other programs. (The entrance fee of 180 CNY is not included in the tour price).
Visit Huanglong, fly back to Chengdu, dirve to Mt.Emei O/N in the hotel on the foot of Emeishan
Drive to visit Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with beautiful mountains, lush woods, colourful flowers, and crystal clear waters. (Note: If the road is icy , the tour will visit Munigou National Park instead) Then take flight back to Chengdu, drive to Mt.Emei, enjoying countryside views of the Chuanxi Plain.on the way (two hours along expressway).
Mt.Emei Sightseeing O/N in the hotel on the foot of Emeishan
Set off from the hotel at 7:00am by tour bus to the cable car station, where you will begin your ride to the the highest summit of Mt. Emei, the Golden summit. Have a look around the Golden summit including Huazang temple. After lunch,Take the cable car down and take the bus to Wanniansi parking lot which is located halfway up Mt. Emei. Take another cable car to visit Wanniansi temple.
Mt.Emei - Leshan - Huanglongxi old town - Chengdu O/N in Chengdu.
Drive half an hour to Leshan, board a tour boat have a panoramic view of the biggest carved Buddha statue in the world. Then continue drive about 2 hours from Leshan to Huanglongxi old town in the morning. It is 1700 years history and around 30 miles away from Chengdu. For most of local people, Huanglongxi old town could be a place where it will bring them back to their childhood. The aged old trees, old temples and native custom all together can be an amazing to you. At Huanglongxi, despites the latest renovation, some of the old architectures were built in the late of Qing Dynasty, which was the last feudal dynasty in Chinese history.
Chengdu – Lijiang O/N in Chengdu.
Take flight to Lijiang old town, be met at the aiport, transfer to hotel. Afternoon, explore Lijiang Old Town by yourself. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.
Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang O/N in Lijiang
Visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui(White Water) River; take the chairlift to Yak Meadow(3700M) in the Yulong Snow Mountain —Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The highest peak named Fan Peak (Shanzidou in Chinese) which is about 5596 meters above sea level. There are three cable cars in the mountain, the fist to the Glacier Park(4500M),the second to Spruce Meadow(3200M),the third to Yak Meadow(3700M). In the afternoon, you’ll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village. Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. After dinner, Enjoy the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace.
Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Halfway Guesthouse O/N in Halfway Guesthouse
At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Your hiking trip starts from here, the 28 zigzaging turns will be a real text. The total trekking route is 28 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours. You will arrive at Half-Way Guest House to finish today’s trekking. While you are walking in the gorge, our support team will take all of your luggage to meet you at Tina’s Inn, so you only need to carry two bottles of water, chocolate and camera on the trip. The Tiger Leaping Gorge: one of the world’s four great gorges – is located in Hutiaoxia Town in Shangri-La County, is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges on the globe.
Halfway Guesthouse - Middile Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri La O/N in Shangri La
In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina’s Inn, after lunch break, 1 hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River, worship the dangerous shoal of ”Starriness”, it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River, 1 more hour to climb up the gorge. The driver will meet you in Tina’s Guesthouse and send you to Shangri La in the afternoon.
Shangri La Sightseeing O/N in Shangri La
In the morning, you’ll visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. And afterwards you’ll go and visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake. After having finished touring the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, you’ll visit the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park. Tibetan home made at night and have dinner in Tibetan family with butter oil tea and Tibetan food.
Shangri La - Lhasa or your next destination
Airport drop off. Take the flight to Lhasa or your next destination.