8 Days Chengdu Daocheng Yading Adventure Tour

Sitting at Southwest Sichuan Province and close to the border of Northwest Yunnan Province, Daocheng Yading Scenic Area is one of the most beautiful places on the Tibetan plateau in western Sichuan. It is honoured as “the Last Shangri-La”, famous for its unique wonderful sceneries including three holy snow capped mountains, forested valleys, clear rivers, glcaier-fed lakes, as well as authentic tibetan culture.


  • Enjoy the natural beauties of Daocheng Yading, the three snow-capped mountains, the sacred lakes, etc.
  • Visit Tagong Monastery and Tagong Grassland.
  • Experience the authentic tibetan culture in Danba.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chengdu Arrival
  • Day 2: Chengdu – Xinduqiao
  • Day 3: Xinduqiao – Daocheng
  • Day 4: Daocheng – Yading
  • Day 5: Yading – Daocheng
  • Day 6: Daocheng – Xinduqiao
  • Day 7: Xinduqiao – Danba
  • Day 8: Danba – Chengdu

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Full Itinerary

Day 1: Chengdu Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Airport pick-up
Accommodation: Chengdu
Meals: No meals

Chengdu airport pick up and transfer to your hotel. Have a good rest on the first day.

Day 2: Chengdu – Xinduqiao(406km)

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Xinduqiao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Around 07:00 AM, our guide and driver will meet you at your place. Then drive through Yaan city, Mt. Erlangshan and Kangding city. Then we will reach the Dadu River Grand Canyon and Zheduo Mountain Pass. Finally arrive at Xinduqiao. The whole journey takes 7-8 hours. Enjoy the spledid scene in Xinduqiao, which is called the Paradise of Photographers.

Day 3: Xinduqiao – Daocheng(371km)

Sightseeing and Activities: Litang, Hose-racing Festival(only in August), Rabbit Mountain, Haizi Mountain Natural Reserve
Accommodation: Daocheng
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will drive 8 hours to Daocheng via Litang. Litang is the highest town with an altitude of 4014m. Appreciate the strong nomadic features and traditional Tibetan life of Litang. And there are Hose-racing Festival in every August. On the way we will pass the Jianziwan & Kazila mountain. Then across the Rabbit Mountain and Haizi Mountain Natural Reserve. Continously drive to Daocheng where you can recharge youself.

Day 4: Daocheng – Yading(118km)

Sightseeing and Activities: local family visit, Chonggu Temple, Pearl Lake
Accommodation: Yading village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Yading Nature Reserve in the morning. It takes about 2 hours to Shangrila town. Pay a visit to a local family if time permits. Then take the local sightseeing bus to LongLong Ba, hike or ride horse to visit Chonggu Temple(horse riding paid by yourself). After that, trekking about 30-40 minutes up to Pearl Lake. Pearl Lake is the best place to view the holy peak Xiannairi. Afterwards back to Yading village for overnight.

Day 5: Yading – Daocheng – Yading

Sightseeing and Activities: Sunrise, Luorong Pasture, Milk Lake, Five-Color Lake
Accommodation: Yading village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get up early in the morning to see sunrise at Chonggu Temple, and then take the local storage Battery Bus to Luorong Pasture, which is the best place to pilgrim the three sacred peaks of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xialuoduojie. Then hike or take a horseback riding(paid by yourself) up to Milk Lake (4600m) and Five-Color Lake (4600m). Usually the hiking tour will take about 6-7 hours. Afterwards return to Yading Shangrila Town for overnight.

Day 6: Daocheng – Xinduqiao(371km)

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Xinduqiao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, drive back from Daocheng to Xinduqiao. Appreciate the beautiful natural beauties along the way. Then check in hotel in Xinduqiao for overnight.

Day 7: Xinduqiao – Danba(173km)

Sightseeing and Activities: Tagong Monastery, ancient stone towers, Jiaju Tibetan Village
Accommodation: Danba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get up early to see sunrise of Xinduqiao. Then drive to visit Tagong Monastery, which is a famous tibetan buddhism Ningmapa(Red sect) monastery located at northwest Sichuan Khampb area. After the visit, drive to Danba to visit the ancient stone towers and Jiaju Tibetan village. On the way, we will pass the Tagong grassland and see the Yala Mountain. Enjoy the fabulous scenery along the way. After that, drive back to hotel for rest.

Day 8: Danba – Chengdu(430)

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive back to Chengdu and arrive at Chengdu in late afternoon. Service ends.

Service included

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Service charge & government taxes
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • Travel Insurance

Service excluded

  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff
  • Tips to the guide & driver
  • Personal travel accident insurance
  • All optional programs