Travel destination 

Sichuan

Departures 

Dec 23-Dec 30th, 2020

Activities

Culture orientation 

Group size

Maximum 8 PAX

Tour summary 

  1. Lodging standard: clean, good heating, hot water shower, good and safe location, locally owned.

  2. Transportation and road condition: 4WD car, paved road.

  3. Average temperature: - 20 c / 15 c. Sunny mostly during the days, and temperature drops at night. Expecting snows.

  4. Average attitude: 2300 m - 4500 m. The areas for over night stays are between 2300 m - 3600 m. The highest mountain pass is 4500m .

  5. Meals: local cuisine, please let us know if you are vegetarian or have allergy to certain foods.

  6. Starting and ending points: Chengdu Airport / Kangding Airport (Sichuan province)

  7. Tour leader: Losang,  trilingual and well versed in Tibetan Buddhism, folk culture, history and geography.

  8. Driver: TBD (one of our experienced drivers) 

  9. Size of the tour: 4 - 8 people private arrangement. 

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TOUR LEADER

Lobsang is special tour leader of  culture and history in central and western Tibet

Sichuan 四川: 

As you may know, Sichuan is very well known for its spicy food. There are hundreds of delicious local foods you can try when you are in Sichuan, and Chengdu is specially great place to taste local Sichuan cuisines. 

The western part of Sichuan is home to 1.3 millions Tibetans. The landscape of the Tibetan region is diversified (to a traveller' delight!) with high peaks of snow mountains, deep valleys of forestry and fields, rushing rivers and vast grasslands. It is rich in both natural and cultural resources. The Tibetan esthetics in architecture, dresses and rituals are equally presented in monasteries, as well as in Tibetan villages and towns. This trip will take you to visit some of the core region of Khampa Tibetans. Talk with local people and listen to their stories at their cosy colorful houses in the mountains. It will also take you the valley of Gyarong Tibetans with the distinctive architecture, dresses and language. The area is dotted with 1000-year old stone watch towers and house.  We will also take you to discover the ancient Bon temples in the hidden valleys of Gyarong. Bon is the indigenous religion of Tibet before the Buddhism.  This is a trip with great foods, vibrant culture and amazing landscapes!


Brif itinerary 
Chengdu - Ya'an - Luding - Mi-Nyak Gongkar snow mountain - Kangding - Gyalrong Watch Towers - Bon monasrtery - Danba Vally - Kangding airport. Trip ends.

 
Things that you need to bring for the trip

       Clothes:

  1. Cap / Woolen hat (covers neck and face from wind and sun).

  2. Outdoor wind-proof jacket (for temperature / -15- -20c under zero).

  3. Fleece (for temperature / -15- -20c under zero).

  4. long-sleeves under layers (at least one long-sleeves for protection from Sun).

  5. wind-proof trousers or thick jeans.

  6. Trekking winter boots (waterproof is the best option. If it’s brand new, pls wear and get used).

  7. Woolen socks

  8. Thin layer of gloves and plus bring another pair of warm gloves

    Equipment:

  9. Backpack, 20-25L (for your daily items, raincoat, packed lunch, water bottle, backpack rain cover).

  10. Water bottle (pls bring 1 or 2. We will fill water one time before the trekking each morning and carry by ourselves).

  11. Sun block (SPF50+, PA+++).

  12. Lipstick for sunscreen and moisture.

  13. Sunglasses.

  14. Camera, and extra batteries for camera 

  15. Hand sanitizer.

Original Price: $845 per person

Price: $650 per person (30% off) group booking minimum 4 pax
Price: $776 per person (20% off) single booking

 

Price includes:

  1. Accommodations with daily breakfast (heating and hot shower )

  2. Private transportation

  3. Experienced Tour leader

  4. All expenses of meals and tea settings at the private homes


Price does not include: 

  • Any international or national flight tickets 

  • Lunch and dinner

  • Entrance fee for festivals

  • Tips for driver and guide

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Drakshago Valley
(Valley of Eagle Cliff)

One amazing valley stands between Amdo and Kham regions.

Contact US

1803 Apt, 18F Building 2, Qun Xin Huayuan, Kunlun Zhonglu 101,
Xining, Qinghai Province, P,R,C​

Tel: 186-9725-9259 (Wechat ID)
tibetconnections@gmail.com

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