Day01 Arrival in Chengdu Arrival in Chengdu (500 m), transfer to the hotel. Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province - home of giant pandas, is located in the heart of the Sichuan Basin. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day02 Chengdu - Sanxingdui Museum - Mianyang BLD In the morning drive to visit the breeding center for giant pandas - the ideal ecological place for visitors from all over the world to learn about the pandas in their natural habitat. Then drive to Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan. The Sanxingdui ruins, the perfect representation of the Yangtze River civilization, is one of the most important discoveries in the history of science and culture. This discovery has shifted the time horizon of history and culture for the Shu Kingdom about 2,000 years in advance. Because of it, the civilization history of China has been rewritten. This primeval cultural ruins, which is considered as an important component of the source of the Chinese civilization, is the greatest discovery in China so far. Then drive to Mianyang. Overnight at 4*Mianzhou Hotel
Day03 Mianyang - Pingwu - Jiuzhaigou BLD Drive to Pingwu, visit of Bao'en Si temple. It is a Buddhist Monastery, the history of it dates back to the 15th Century. The temple is famous for its glazed roof tiles, the same tiles were used for the Forbidden City in Beijing. With a size of 278 by 100 meters, it is one of the largest Buddhist temple in Sichuan. Then drive to Jiuzhaigou. Overnight at 4*Gesang Hotel
Day04 Jiuzhaigou BLD Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland and paradise, it’s composed of three valleys forming a Y-shape. If there is really a fairy land in the world, it would be Jiuzhaigou Valley. It is a natural masterpiece. The mountains are green and graceful, the water is crystal clear and brightly colored. That makes a picturesque and magnificent scenery. Beauty is a harmonious unity of primitiveness, colors, shapes and ringing. It is the culmination of landscape aesthetics.
Day05 Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong - Chuanzhusi BLD In the morning drive to visit Huanglong National Forest Park. Wander on the mountain and enjoy the beautiful karst landscape. Then take the cable car downhill. Drive to Chuanzhusi. Overnight at 3*Jiarong Xingong Hotel
Day06 Chuanzhusi - Ruoergai - Langmusi Si BLD Drive via Ruoergai to Langmusi, passing through the endless steppes, inhabited by Tibetan nomads who move from place to place without rest. The famous war-horses were bred in Ruoergai by Chinese army. Arrival in Langmusi, visit of Taktsang Lhamo Monastery (Langmusi Si). Overnight at 2*Langmusi Hotel
Day07 Horse riding on the steppes of Langmusi BLD Departure at 10.00 clock. Along the White Dragon River upwards to admire the mountain scenery. At about 16.00 o’clock reach the plains at the foot of Huagai Mount. The steppe is about 3550-3800 m high and is a alpine pasture and a place of settlement for Tibetans. After that, ride about a half or one kilometer to another settlement. We walk through the pasture and stay overnight in a tent of herdsmen. You will have chance to learn the art of survival of the nomads, for example how to put a saddle on or off the horseback, light a fire and use the tool "PENG" to hold the cattle and sheeps. At sunset, you can help the host drive the cattle back to stall. Maybe you can learn from the hostess how to tie a cow. Overnight in the tent
Day08 Between Heaven and Earth BLD You will learn avout the nomads' everyday life. Observation, participation and wandering with horses are available on today's program. In the morning, observe the life of the nomads, for example how to dry cow dung and make butter. If you want, you can join them. At 10:00 o’clock starts a three-hour wandering to the summit of the holy Huagai mountain, passing the flower sea to Hongshilin pasture. Overnight in the tent
Day09 Hongshilin - Langmusi BLD At 10.10 o’clock drive back via spring of herbs and Jikehe village to Langmusi. Arrival in Langmusi between 14 and 14.30 o’clock. Overnight at 2*Langmusi Hotel
Day10 Langmusi Si - Xiahe BLD Drive to Gansu province. In Hezuo visit of Milarepa Monastery. Late in the afternoon arrival in Xiahe, capital of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (2900 m). In Xiahe, you will visit Labrang Monastery, the most important monastic center on the northeast border of the Tibet region after Kumbum Monastery. This monastery was built in 1710, it is one of the Six-Pillar monasteries. It has been used over centuries as a connection between Tibetan and Mongolian Lamaism. Overnight at 3*Wangfu Hotel
Day11 Xiahe - Bingling Si - Lanzhou BLD Drive to Lanzhou, en route visit of Binling Buddhist cave Monastery. Across the Yellow River are the "1000 Buddha Caves temple". The oldest caves and niches date back to the 4/5 Century AD. Overnight at 4*Legend Hotel
Day12 Lanzhou BL In the morning visit of the provincial museum (Silk Road Museum). In the afternoon transfer to the airport and departure from Lanzhou.