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15 Days Shangri-la Ecology Adventure Tour
Follow Dr. Joseph Rock's Route - Seeking the Mountains of Mystery

    Dr.Joseph F. Rock, a famous American Adventurer & Botanist. He lived in Tibetan areas in China from 1920's to 1949. He was the Leader of the US National  Geographic Society Yunan-Sichuan Expedition 1927-1930. The author of "Seeking the Mountains of Mystery", "Life among the Lamas of Choni", "Through the Great River Trenches of Asia" etc articles & photos in the National Geographic Magazine in the 1930's. He collected a large amount of plants and insects specimens for US Agriculture Department and Botanical Garden.

    The province of Sichuan is renowned amongst the world's naturalists as one of the earth's most outstanding wild places, with Giant Pandas, a superb variety of birds including many endemic species, and an extraordinarily diverse flora all concentrated in an area of scenic splendor.

 

                     

D1

Arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, meet at airport and transfer to a 4 star hotel.

D2

Drive 270 km from Chengdu to Yaan, sightseeing in Hailuogou Nature Reserve. Stay in a 2 star hotel.

D3

Continue sightseeing inside the nature reserve, trek up to see the magnificent glacier, take a bath at the outdoor hot spring. Stay at the 2 star hotel.

D4

Drive 195 km from Yaan to Kangding, you reached the eastern side of Mt.Erlang, a rich botanical region, more than 1,000 plants grow here.From bottom to the top of the mountain, there are different forest zones. Between 1,500 - 1,800 m, the famous Davidia tree was discovered by a French vicar David in 1868, and brought to west by Ernest Wilson. From April to June, more than 20 species of azalea flowering with multi-colours; The Red Tree-Azalea flowering on the high Abies tree is a wonderful scene. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour in Kangding, sightseeing in Mt.Paoma which is famous for its love song. Stay in a 2 star hotel.

D5

Visit Jingau Temple, Ancheu Temple, Tibetan Medicine Hospital, Tibetan Buddhism Institute.
Enjoy a hot spring bath. Stay in the 2 star hotel.

D6

Drive 150 km from Kangding to Yajiang, sightseeing the Mt.Gongga which is the highest mountain in Sichuan (7,556m). Surrounded by dozen mountains above 6000 m, it is a splendid view. During 1928 - 1930, Dr. Rock reached Mt. Gongga and investigated its glaciers. His Mt. Gongga adventure stories and photos were published on the US National Geographic Magazine. Stay in a 2 star hotel.

D7

Drive 140 km from Yajiang to Litang. Visit Litang Dajin Temple. Litang is one of the highest cities in the world (4,100m). It is surrounded by grassy high plains. Every year in August, the Horse Racing Festival is an attractive event here. Stay in a 2 star hotel.

D8

Drive 150 km from Litang to Mt.Haizi Nature Reserve. Once stepped into it, you feel the space frozen, the time stopped. You can feel the remoteness and vastness of the universe which appears in its most primitive looks. Mt.Haizi with an altitude of 3,600 - 5,000m, is the largest remnants of glaciation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. With its glacial erosion topography full developed, there are 1145 lakes in an area of 3,200 sq.km. It is the most important base for the study of the topography of the glaciers. Fossils of dinosaurs and eucalyptus were discovered here in 1982.
After sightseeing in the nature reserve, drive 60 km to Daocheng, enjoy a hot spring bath, stay in a 2 star hotel.

D9

Enjoy a city tour in Daocheng which has a long history and splendid cultures, it's Tibetan houses were built by big rocks and decorated with colorful wood windows. There are 13 Temples.
Dr. Rock entered Daocheng & Yading area twice in 1928-1930. His adventure experiences were published on US National Geographic Magazine in 1931. After the city tour, drive 70 km to Riwa, stay in a local guesthouse.

D10

Ride horse for about 5 km from Riwa to Yading Nature Reserve. Visit Chonggu Temple, Sightseeing the 3 holy mountains --- Mt. Xiannairi (6032m), Mt. Yangmaiyong (5958m), and Mt. Xiaruoduoji (5958m)). The 3 Goddess Peaks are the Holyland of Tibetan people. Every year, a lot of Tibetans take pilgrimage trips from faraway to Yading to worship the 3 peaks. Stay at Chonggu Temple.

D11

Continue sightseeing inside Yading Nature Reserve, ride horse to see the Seven Colors Lake, the Pearl Lake, and the Milk River. Picnic at Luorong Plain. Stay at Chonggu Temple.

D12

Drive 150 km from Riwa to Xiangcheng, Visit the big Sanpi Monastery, Stay in a 1 star hotel.

D13

Drive 210 km from Xiangcheng to Zhongdian, Visit the magnificent Songzanlin Monastery which has 800 monks and 3 living buddhas. Stay in a 4 star hotel.

D14

Take a morning flight from Zhongdian to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, take a city tour in this beautiful Spring City. Stay in a 4 star hotel.

D15

After a relaxed breakfast in your hotel, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure.

Best Time: Apr. May. Sep. Oct. Nov.

 Price:

more than 10 person:

 USD 1875$/person

6-9 person:

 USD 2155$/person

2-5 person:

 USD 2435$/person

1 person:

 USD 4285$

 Note:

1.

For child younger than 11 who share one room with parents, the quotation is only 50% of the above price.

2.

Single supplement is USD 560$.

 The Price Include:

1.

Stay in the above hotels.

2.

Using 4WD jeeps when travel.

3.

Three meals each day including several picnic lunch.

4.

All tickets of visiting spots.

5.

English speaking guide.

6.

We will provide a new sleeping bag for each traveler.

7.

Domestic air fare.

 Not Include In The Price:

1.

International air fare and all airport tax.

2.

Personal expenses.

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