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Overland tour from Sichuan via Kham to Yunnan
Visit Panda in Bifengxia near Yaan
1000 years old block towers and beautiful villages in Danba
Active monasteries: Tagong, Litang, Banpu, Gongga Langjiling and Sumzanlin
Walking in Yading, visit Tiger Jumping Gorge
Visit the minorities in Lijiang and Dali
Bizarre Stone Forest (Shi Lin)

Day01 Arrive in Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred to hotel. 1N at 4*Minshan Lhasa Hotel

Day02 Chengdu – Yaan BLD
In the morning drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way to Yaan, the famous Rainy City. On the way enjoy the rural scenery in western Sichuan Plain. Visit the ancient town Shangli and the Pandas in Bifengxia near Yaan. 1N at 4*Beite Moon and Star Hotel

Day03 Yaan – Danba BLD
Drive to Danba (1900 m). On the way visit the Dengchigou Catholic Church in the Baoxing Panda Reserve. It is the place where the French preacher and biologist David found the giant pandas and introduced them overseas from here in 1869 and thus it has become an important humanistic spot as well. Keep drive over the Jiajin Shan Mountain to Danba. The local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Visit the village Jiaju. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Jiarong Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed at random but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley. 1N at 3*Dongnvguo Hotel

Day04 Danba – Bamei – Tagong Si – Xinduqiao BLD
Danba has long been acclaimed as the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. In the morning visit the ancient block towers in Suopo. They were made of clay and block and look fine from outside with solid thick walls. Then drive via Bamei and Tagong to Xinduqiao. On the way visit the Tagong Si (Tagong Monastery), where you can view the panorama beauty of holy Yala Mountain (5820m) in a distance on fine days. Then transfer to Xinduqiao, a small but import town at the juncture of the North and South Sichuan-Tibet Highway. If whether allows, we can explore the main peak of Mt Gongga (7556m) from afar at the mountain back of the local family. 1N at simple Xintai Hotel

Day05 Xinduqiao - Yajiang – Litang BLD
Drive via Yajiang to Litang (4014 m). Drive along Hengduan Montain Ranges from north to south. Enjoy the beautiful glacier, ice-covered mountains, highland lakes. Arrive at Litang which also known as "highland city". Arrival, visit Litang monastery lying in the western suburbs of the city. The monastery was originally under the control of the Bon religion but converted into a Gelug Sect monastery in 1580 in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) by the third Dalai Lama. 1N at simple Gaocheng Hotel

Day06 Litang – Sangdui – Riwa BLD
In the morning we drive to Daocheng via Mt. Haizi Shan, a right place to study the structure of terrain and the formation of glacier. On the way visit the Bangpu Si, the oldest temple in Daocheng, which has over 900 years history. Late in the afternoon we reach the highlight of this journey - Yading nature reserve, home of three sacred Tibetan mountains - Chenresig (Xiannairi, Avalokitesvara, 6032m), Jambeyang (Yangmaiyong, Manjusri, 5958m), and Chanadorje (Xianuoduoji, Vajrapani, 5958m). The scenery here easily rivals that of national parks of the west such as Yellowstone and Yosemite in terms of spectacular, pristine mountain scenery. 2N at 4*Suntime Hotel

Day07 Riwa – Yading – Riwa BLD
Full day explore the natural beauty of Yading. Drive 30km to Longlongba – the entrance of Yading Nature Reserve. Start trekking tour to Chonggu Monastery and next proceed to Xiannairi Mountain with a mystery Dumu Lake at its mountain foot. Then trek to Luorong Cattle Farm, which is located among Yangmaiyong, Xianuoduoji and Xiannairi Mountains. Finally back to Longlongba and drive back to hotel.

Day08 Riwa – Daocheng – Xiangcheng BLD
Drive via Daocheng to Xiangcheng, sightseeing of the landscape enroute, visit Sangpi Monastery of the Gelugpa tradition in Xiangcheng. 1N at 3*Bamushan Hotel

Day09 Xiangcheng - Shangri-la BL
Today we head for Shangri-La (former Zhongdian, 3300 m), a Tibetan region in Yunnan province, the historic southern gateway to Kham and Tibet. Upon arrival at Shangri-La walking through the old city. 2N at 4*Guanguang Hotel

Day10 Shangri-la BL
In the morning visit the Sumzanlin Monastery, which was created in 1679 by the Fifth Dalai lama. Characterized by its Han-Chinese and Tibetan construction style, the monastery is the most important monastery of Gelugpa-sect in Yunnan province. Afterwards walking 2 – 3 hours through villages, grasslands, fields, hills to Napahai Preserve. After visit Napahai drive back to hotel.

Day11 Shangri-la – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang BL
Drive to the Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hu Tiao Xia) on the Jinsha Jiang (Golden Sand River), the upper reaches of the Yangtze River (the longest river of China, 6380 km). Sightseeing and short walking in the gorge. Keep drive to Lijiang (2600 m), the hometown of Naxi Minority. 2N at 4*Liwang Hotel

Day12 Lijiang BL
In the morning drive for an excursion to the Baisha village of Naxi minority where about 350 Buddhist mural paintings made between 14th and 17th century are preserved. Next visit Dongba Culture Museum and Hei Long Tan (Black Dragon Pool), which is located in the northern foot of the Elephant Hill. The summits of the snowy mountain nearby are clearly reflected in this pond. In the afternoon, visit the Lijiang Old Town. The city of Lijiang has an 800-year-long history and is the only city where the Naxi ethnic minority resides. It is famous for its old wooden houses and the layout of the town’s streets. The cobblestones, clear brooks and bridges are seen here and there in the city as one walks. Now, it has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Day13 Lijiang – Dali BL
Drive to ancient town Dali. The well preserved ancient city gates and the historic buildings have shown the city’s long history. On the way visit small old town Xizhou of the Bai people. In the afternoon visit San Ta Si (Three Pagoda Temple) in the northwest outskirts of Dali, and the Dali Old Town. 1N in 4*Wing of Landscape Hotel

Day14 Dali – Kunming B
Drive by shuttle bus to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, is also called “Spring City” due to its fine climate all year round. Yunnan in Chinese means "to the south of the clouds". In Kunming visit the West Hill with the Longmen Caves. 2N in 4*Kunming Hotel

Day15 Kunming BL
After the breakfast drive to Shilin, a county of the Sani minority, to visit the Stone Forest. The bizarre karst stone rocks feature in various formation and some of them tower above to 30 m high. Drive back to Kunming, transfer to airport, service ends.

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