9 days travel to Ganzi in western Sichuan


Chengdu - Mt. Siguniang - Danba - Daofu - Luhuo - Ganzi - Derge - Baiyu - Ganzi - Litang - Kangding - Chengdu (to be private tour)

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Day01 Chengdu to Rilong town (210KM)
Drive to Rilong from Chengdu by passing Dujiangyan. Visit the Valley Changping or valley Shuangqiao this afternoon, these two valleys are very beautiful and the views are impressive, the highest peak here is over 6235m.


Day02 Rilong town to Daofu (300KM)
Early set out to see sunrise and enjoy the wonderful beauty of this peaceful town, then drive to Danba, where is called the Meirengu (the valley of beauties), after here, drive to Ganzi. On the way, enjoy the beauty of Holy Mt.Yalha (5820m) from afar, which is one of the 4 holy mountains mentioned in long Tibetan epic - King Gesar, visit Huiyuan monastery at Bamei. Spend night at Daofu.


Day03 Daofu to Luhuo to Ganzi (170KM)
Visit Linque monastery at Daofu town. After here, drive to Ganzi. At Ganzi, visit Ganzi monastery and then stroll in street, enjoy the local customs. Ganzi is a very important town on Sichuan - Tibet highway.


Day04 Ganzi to Derge (207KM)
Visit Baili monastery if time allowed (the site of Baili monastery was once the site of Boba government established when Red army in 1930s passed here). Crossing the Mt.Que'r (elevation: 6168m), 20km before you arrive at Derge, a valley is impressive for its geography. Upon your arrival, visit Genqing monastery (belonging to Sakya - pa order).


Day05 Derge to Baiyu (100KM)
Visit Derge scripture printing house, it takes the shape of monastery style, and famous across the world for its prints. Drive to Baiyu county. Before arriving at Baiyu, visit Gatuo monastery (belonging to Ningma - pa order), which is located on the top of a high mountain, views there are nice and spectacular. Arrive in Baiyu in the late afternoon.


Day06 Baiyu to Xinlong (260KM)
Baiyu is located by a river, the view along the river will make you feel at paradise, most part of the river is good for rafting. Visit Baiyu monastery, which is just on a mountain top behind the town. The construction style of the local houses is very traditional and impressive. In the afternoon, drive to Xinlong county.


Day07 Xinlong to Litang (140KM)
Driving down along the Yalong river (which merges itself into Qinyi river just at Leshan city where the world's biggest Buddha statue located). At Xinlong town, visit a small monastery on a mountain top behind the town. Litang (elevation;4014m) is the largest town in the west of Sichuan province, it was an important transit town along the ancient trade business route between Tibetans from Tibet and the local Hans at kangding and Ya'an city. At Litang, visit Litang monastery, this monastery has close and tight relations with the 7th, 10th and 11th Dalai Lhama.


Day08 Litang to Tagong to Kangding (320KM)
Early start to Tagong, the famous destination for photographors, where you can visit Tagong monastery, and Tagong Buddhism college; spend the time by strolling around on the grassland. Then drive to Kangding.


Day09 Kangding to Chengdu (290KM)
Leaving Kangding to pass through the Erlangshan tunnel. Visit Shangli old town on the way. Arriving at Chengdu in the late afternoon.


End of this 9 days Sichuan Ganzi tour


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