Day01 Arrive in Chengdu Arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred to hotel. 1N at 4*Xinliang Hotel Day02 Chengdu – Taoping – Ma'erkang (2600 m) After breakfast, drive through the Chengdu plain to Taoping, a Qiang People's stocked village. The ancient Taoping village has a great appeal for the numerous experts and tourists with its old and wonderful fortress buildings. Late in the afternoon reach Ma'erkang (Barkham), the capital of Autonomous Prefecture Aba (Ngawa) of Tibetan and Qiang Minority. The place in the vicinity of Ma’erkang belongs to East Tibet Area Amdo, where the Gyarong (Jiarong) Tibetans live. 336km, 6hrs. 1N at 4*Jiarong International Hotel
Day03 Ma’erkang – Wengda – Seda (4127 m) Drive via Wengda to Kham, Seda (Serthar, Sertal) is the first station of this discovery tour in East Tibet Kham, the real cultural and religious center for the Tibetans living in Sichuan. From today to Danba you travel in the Autonomous Prefecture Ganzi (Garze, Kandze) of Tibetan. At Seda, we will drive to visit the Larung Gar Monastery of the Nyingmapa Sect. The Wuming Buddhist College of Larung Gar, located in the valley about 20km away from Seda downtown, is the biggest Vajrayana Buddhist College in the world. The Wuming Buddhist College of Larung Gar is also one of the largest and most active Buddhist Colleges of the whole Tibetan Plateau. If the weather is fine, you can enjoy the landscape of the sunset at the grandiose Larung Gar, the night scene is also phantastic. 263km, 6hrs. 1N at 2*Kalong Hotel Day04 Seda – Ganzi (3410 m) Enjoy the landscape of the sunrise at the grandiose Larung Gar. And visit the Wuming Buddhist College, maybe you have the chance to see the sky burial. Then drive to Ganzi (Garze, Kandze). In Tibetan "Garze" means "white and beautiful", named after the famous in 1552 built temple of yellow sect (Gelug) in the county. 171km, 4hrs, 39m. 1N at 2*Yongkang Hotel
Day05 Ganzi – Xinlong (3050 m) Today drive via Xinlong (Nyarong) to the beautiful village Larima. Steppe, monastery, pagoda, stone houses and Tibetan in their costumes build an impressive harmonious gallery. 231km, 6hrs. 1N at 2*Buluman Hotel
Day06 Xinlong – Yaqing Si (3600 m) Drive to quiet Lake Cuoka in Mari village, nice walking by the lake and visit the Cuoka Monastery. Then drive via Picha and Youyi to Yaqing Monastery (Yarchen Gar), a big nuns’ world! Over 20000 nuns live, learn and meditate here. Visit the Yaqing Si Monastery, meet the nuns and pilgrims. If weather is good, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and the night scene of Yaqing Si. 163km, 4hrs, 25m, earth road. 1N at simple Yaqing Hotel
Day07 Yaqing Si – Ganzi – Luhuo (3250 m) In the early morning, enjoy the landscape of the sunrise at Yaqing Si Monastery. Then drive to Luhuo (Drango). 228km, 5hrs. 1N at 2*Kasa Hotel
Day08 Luohuo – Daowu – Bamei – Danba (1935 m) Drive via Daowu (Daofu, Tawu) and Bamei to the Jiaju village in Danba, the most beautiful village of China. In Danba, the local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Walking and visit in the Jiaju village. 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. 233km, 5hrs. 1N at simple guesthouse in Jiaju Village
Day09 Danba Danba is claimed to be the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. Today you will visit the Suopo village first, the "land of 1000 fort towers". They were made of clay and block and look fine from outside with solid thick walls. Then visit another beautiful village Zhonglu. 1N at the simple guesthouse in Zhonglu Village
Day10 Danba – Ya’an – Chengdu Today drive over the Jiajin Mountain and via Ya’an to Chengdu. 434km, 7-8hrs. 1N at 4*Xinliang Hotel Day11 Chengdu After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Services ended.