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15 Jours de Voyage Privé Chengdu – Wolong - Siguniangshan Town - Danba - Bamei - Daofu - Luhuo - Garze - Dege - Pelyul – Yarchen Gar - Garze – Luhuo - Tagong - Litang – Xinduqiao - Kangding - Ya’an - Chengdu
This is a special festival tour, we will experience the mask dance (Cham) festival of three monasteries in east Tibetan area Kham of western Sichuan: Huiyuan Monastery, Katok Monastery, Tagong Monastery, and the Horse Racing Festival in Litang.

The main natural scenery and cultural elements of east Tibetan area Kham are planned in program.
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JOUR
1

21.07.2020 Arrive in Chengdu

Welcome to home town of panda

Arrive in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, the home town of Panda. Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
2

22.07.2020 Chengdu - Wolong - Siguniangshan Town

Kuanzhai Xiangzi, drink tea in People’s Park. Wolong National Nature Reserve, Shenshuping Panda Base, panorama view of Mt. Siguniang at Maobiliang at sunset

In the morning stroll in the beautiful old block of Chengdu - Wide Alley and Narrow Alley (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi), the relics of the Manchurian garrison since 1718 and consist of 3 parallel lanes with the old classical houses, which are unique in southern China just like the northern Chinese architectural style presented by Hutong. After a careful renovation in June 2008, the pubs, teahouses, restaurants and guesthouses are concentrated here, and in no time at all, it becomes the "lobby of leisure capital Chengdu". A walk here gives you a first impression of the "city of loafers". Then visit the People’s Park in the city center, have a seat in an old teahouse, enjoy your covered-bowl tea in a comfortable environment with bamboo chair and bamboo table. The tea culture of Chengdu is well known throughout China.
In the afternoon drive to Wolong, visit the Wolong National Nature Reserve. 52 km long from east to west and 62 km wide from south to north, the whole area is 200,000 hm². It is one of the China earliest natural reverses, which is rated the preservation zones network of “mankind and living beings” by the Organization of Education, Science and Culture of United Nations (UNESCO). The virgin forest, second bush forest and bamboo groves are very green. There are over 4,000 kinds of high-level plants, 24 kinds of them are valuable plants, such as Gongtong (Chinese dove tree), red China fir, Lianxiang and so on. There are more than 450 kinds of vertebras, 45 kinds of them are rated national focal preserved animals, such as giant panda, golden monkeys, antelopes, white-mouth deer etc. The natural beautiful scene is quiet and secluded. Visit Shenshuping Panda Base in Wolong, about 50 pandas live here, it is the largest breeding center for giant pandas, integrating scientific research, feeding, breeding, reproduction, wildness training, etc. Then drive through the Balang Shan tunnel. If the weather is good, we can enjoy the great panoramic view of Mt. Siguniang at Maobiliang at sunset.

206 km
4 hours
Overnight at Yunshang Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
3

23.07.2020 Siguniangshan Town - Danba - Bamei (3500 m)

Panorama view of Mt. Siguniang at Maobiliang at sunrise, Tibetan village Jiaju

If the weather is good, you’ll get early to enjoy the great panoramic view of Mt. Siguniang (Four Sisters Mountain) at Maobiliang at sunrise. Driving to Bamei via Danba, on the way visit Tibetan village Jiaju, 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 school from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley.

194 km
4 hours 36 minutes
Overnight at Huiyuan Si Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
4

24.07.2020 Bamei

Mask dance (Cham) festival in Huiyuan Temple, Bamei Stone Forests

The whole day watch the mask dance in Huiyuan Temple (Gatar Qiangbaling in Tibetan) during Prayer Ceremony in Summer. The Huiyuan Temple was built in 1729, the 7th Year of Yong Zheng Emprior of Qing Dynasty. After the temple was completely built, Emperor Yongzheng named this temple “Huiyuan Si”. And he sent officers to invite the 7th Dalai Lama Kalzang Gyatso who spent 7 years here from 1728 to 1735 to live in this monastery. Later, the 11th Dalai Lama mkhas-grub-rgya-mtsho was born here, which contributed profound influence to Huiyuan Temple in Tibetan area. Then visit Bamei Stone Forest.

Overnight at Huiyuan Si Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
5

25.07.2020 Bamei - Daofu - Luhuo (3250m) - Garze (3390 m)

Han-Chinese Monastery, Garze Monastery

Today drive to Garze (Ganzi), the real cultural and religious center for the Tibetans living in Sichuan. In Tibetan "Garze" means "white and beauty", named after the famous in 1552 built temple of yellow sect (Gelukpa) in the county. Upon arrival, visit the Han-Chinese Monastery. It is the oldest architecture in Garze built by Han-Chinese in 1274, the Han-Chinese and Tibetan buildings symbolize cultural integration and solidarity of Han-Chinese and Tibetan people. And visit the Garze Monastery of Gelukpa school, it was originally constructed by the Qosot Mongols in 1662 on a hilltop overlooking their castles of Mazur and Khangsar. The monks will usually debate at around 9 am, it lasts about 40 minutes.

245 km
4 hours 40 mintues
Overnight at Qingke Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
6

26.07.2020 Garze - Dargye Monastery - Yilhun Lhatso (4017 m) - Dege

Dargye Monastery, Yilhun Lhatso, rock sculpture frescoes

Today drive to Dege, on the way visit Dargye Monastery. The Dargye represents the Gelukpa school and was founded in 1642. Visit Xinlu Hai Lake (Yilhun Lhatso), located at the foot of Chola Mountain (Que’er Shan). It is 4040 meters above the sea level, with an average depth of 10 meters and a maximum depth of 15 meters. There are plateau spruces, firs, Chinese weeping cypresses, azalea trees and meadows around the lake. It is also a preserve for wild animals like white-lipped deer. Short walking by the lake Yilhun Lhatso. Keep driving through the Chola (Que’er Shan) Tunnel, visit the rock sculpture frescoes in Keluodong village.

187 km
3 hours 36 minutes
Overnight at Ling Gesar Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
7

27.07.2020 Dege

Dege Gonchen, Dege Printing House

In the morning visit Dege Gonchen, meaning “temple”, a monastery of Sakya sect. It was built in 1448, today about 300 monks live here. Another program is visit the Dege Printing House which has always been well reputed as the cultural treasury at the foot of the snow mountain. It is the biggest printing house in Tibetan area.

Overnight at Ling Gesar Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
8

28.07.2020 Dege - Pelyul (3006 m)

Pelyul Monastery

In the morning drive to Pelyul and visit Pelyul Monastery (Baiyu Si) nearby the county seat. This famous Nyingma Sect monastery had played a great role in history and held many subsidiary temples. Then enjoy the grandiose panoramic view of Pelyul Monastery from a hillside when the weather is good.

100 km
2 hours 13 minutes
Overnight at Dongcha Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
9

29.07.2020 Pelyul

Mask dance (Cham) festival in Katok Monastery

Take the local vehicle to watch the mask dance in Katok Monastery. Katok Festival is in memory of Padmasambhava. The monks dance with Buddhist mask for expelling the evil, and chant, and unfold the Thangka at noon when the sunlight is the strongest time of a day.

Overnight at Dongcha Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
10

30.07.2020 Pelyul - Yarchen Gar - Garze (3390 m) – Luhuo (3860 m)

Yarchen Gar

Today drive via Garze to Luhuo. On the way visit the Yarchen Gar (Yaqing Si), a big nuns’ world! Over 20000 nuns live, learn and meditate here, meet the nuns and pilgrims.

332 km
7 hours
Overnight at Kasa Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
11

31.07.2020 Luhuo – Tagong (3729 m)

Mask dance (Cham) festival in Lhagang Monastery, Gyergo Nunnery of Hepingfahui, Muya Golden Pagoda, panoramic view of the Zhara Lhatse

Early in the morning drive via Daofu and Bamei to Tagong, watch the mask dance in Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect. In the afternoon visit the impressive Gyergo Nunnery and the grand mani wall of Hepingfahui. And from the hillside next to the Muya Golden Pagoda, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Zhara Lhatse (5.820 m, also Jara or Yala), when the weather is good, the scenery at sunset is especially spectacular.

176 km
3 hours
Overnight at Duwang Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
12

01.08.2020 Tagong - Xinduqiao – Litang (4014 m)

Mask dance (Cham) festival in Lhagang Monastery

In the morning watch the mask dance in Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect. In the afternoon dive to Litang, arrival in the “world highland city" Litang (4014 m) which is the homeland of 7th Dalai Lama.

225 km
4 hours 32 minutes
Overnight at Litang Snow Love Song Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
13

02.08.2020 Litang

Horse Racing Festival in Litang, Litang Monastery

In the morning visit Changqingchunke'er Monastery (also admits as Litang Si monastery) in the western suburb. The Litang Monastery, developed by the 3.th Dalai Lama in the year 1580, today, becomes the largest monastery of the Gelukpa Sect in south Kham. In late July or early August, the Litang Horse Racing Festival will be held in Litang and lasted about 7 days, which attracts many domestic and foreign visitors. This afternoon, you’ll may have the opportunity to take part in the Litang Horse Racing Festival. Currently the traditional festival has further developed. Besides the traditional horseracing, other activities like horsemanship, singing, dancing, national costume show, etc. have become part of the grand festival. Large-scale material exchange also takes place during the festival.

Overnight at Litang Snow Love Song Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
14

03.08.2020 Litang – Xinduqiao (3460 m)

Horse Racing Festival in Litang

In the morning take part in the Litang Horse Racing Festival. In the afternoon drive to Xinduqiao, the “Paradise of Photographers”, a small town on the road juncture where the northern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) and the southern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) meet. When the weather is good, you can see the main peak of Gongga Mountain (7556 m, Minya Konka, “the King Peak of Sichuan”) from Xinduqiao.

196 km
3 hours 43 minutes
Overnight at Black Highland Barley Farm Hotel
Petit-déjeuner
JOUR
15

04.08.2020 Xinduqiao - Kangding (2560 m) - Yaan - Chengdu

Return to Chengdu

Today drive back over Zheduoshan Pass and via Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history and Yaan to Chengdu. Transfer to the airport or the railway station. Tour ends.

341 km
5 hours 10 minutes
Petit-déjeuner
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Hotel, program and itinerary are subjected to change with prior notice.
We must point out that, as in this region you counter a basic tourism infrastructure. You stay overnight mostly at simple hotels/guesthouses. Long journeys on bad roads on high altitude and delays require good physical fitness, resilience and flexibility of the participants. Program and route changes due to unforeseen events are expressly reserved. If you desire the unknown and have an understanding of contingency, this is the right trip for you.
Images Liées
Huiyuan Temple Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Huiyuan Temple Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Huiyuan Temple Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Huiyuan Temple Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Huiyuan Temple White Stupas | Photo par Liu Bin
Debate in Ganzi Monastery | Photo par Liu Bin
Katok Monastery Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Katok Monastery Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Katok Monastery Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Katok Monastery Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Katok Monastery Mask Dance Festival | Photo par Liu Bin
Nuns of Yarchen Gar | Photo par Liu Bin
Muya Golden Pagoda of Yala Mountain | Photo par Liu Bin
Tagong Mask Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Tagong Mask Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Litang Horse Racing Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Litang Horse Racing Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Litang Horse Racing Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Litang Horse Racing Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin
Litang Horse Racing Fesitval | Photo par Liu Bin