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5-day Yala Snow Mountain and Xinduqiao Hiking Tour

Yala Snow Mountain is a famous holy mountain in the Kham area in Sichuan province. Around the mountain, there are ten ravines around with different shapes. Xinduqiao is known as the paradise of photographers for its awesome beautiful scenery. This hiking trip in Yala Snow Mountain and Xinduqiao offers increddible views of snow mountain, picturesque valleys, alpine lakes, meadows, primitive forests, Tibetan villages and more.

Tour code: LCT-CST-09

Departure: Any day you want

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  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Day1 Chengdu/Kangding/Zhonggu Village Drive to Zhonggu Village. L, D
Day2 Zhonggu Village/Xindianzi Hike in Yala Snow Mountain. B, L, D
Day3 Xindianzi/Yalayoucuo Lake Hike in Yala Snow Mountain. B, L, D
Day4 Bamei/Tagong/Xinduqiao Hike in Yala Snow Mountain and drive to Xinduqiao. B, L, D
Day5 Xinduqiao/Chengdu Have a hiking tour in Xinduqiao. Drive back to Chengdu. B, L

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day1 Chengdu/Kangding/Zhonggu Village

    Activities for today: Zhonggu Village

    This morning, meet your tour guide at your Chengdu hotel lobby then drive to Kangding, the seat of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province. After lunch at the town, drive north to Zhonggu Village, where we will meet our stableman. After checking in a boutique Minshuku (a special inn run by a Tibetan family), you can choose an optional natural hot spring bath in the village.

    Hot Spring in Zhonggu Village
    Zhonggu Village
    Zhonggu Village
  • Day2 Zhonggu Village/Xindianzi

    Activities for today: Yala Snow Mountain

    After breakfast, prepare horses and luggage for hiking.

    Walking up Yala Snow Mountain along the Yala Valley, we can see clear streams and dense jungle along the way. In the afternoon, arrive at our campsite Xindianzi, which is located in a relatively open flat area in the valley.

    Note: Today our trekking time is about 6 hours (13 km). Please prepare your own sleeping bags, we (tour operator) prepare tents, dampproof mats, stoves, etc.

    Yala Snow Mountain trek
    Hike in Yala Snow Mountain
    Yala Snow Mountain
  • Day3 Xindianzi/Yalayoucuo Lake

    Activities for today: Yala Snow Mountain

    Continue trekking up and getting into a thick bush. As the terrain rises, the scenery before us suddenly becomes clear. Standing on an open alpine meadow, you can look south to the Bijia Mountain (Pen Holder Mountain) near Kangding, which is approximately 6,000 meters above sea level. Trek to the north and hike across Yala Pass (elevation:4,200 m), then pass the sister lake and reach our campsite Yalayoucuo Lake (elevation: 3,500 m).

    - Yalayoucuo, a blue alpine lake, is the most attractive one in the scenic area. It is also called jade sea, commonly known as Xiaohaizi. There is an ice waterfalll between the lake water and glacier. On the hillside around the lake are Redwood and Rhododendron shrubs, forming a wonderful natural picture.

    - Yalaco and Zhenlangcuo, also known as sister lake, are also known as Dahaizi. The lake is open and spectacular, with unpredictable water depth and clouds.

    Note: Today our trekking time is about 7 hours (16 km). Please prepare your own sleeping bag, we (tour operator) prepare tent, dampproof mat, stove, etc.

    Bijia Mountain (Pen Holder Mountain)
    Sister Lakes Yala Snow Mountain
    Yalayoucuo Lake in Yala Snow Mountain
  • Day4 Bamei/Tagong/Xinduqiao

    Activities for today: Yala Snow Mountain, Xinduqiao

    After breakfast, strike camp and walk down about 3 kilometers to take the shuttle bus to the exit of the park, where we will drive our private car to Xinduqiao via Tagong.

    Yala Snow Mountain
    Tagong Grassland
    Tagong Temple
  • Day5 Xinduqiao/Chengdu

    Activities for today: Hike in Xinduqiao

    This morning, hike about 10 kilometers (3hrs) in a beautiful mountain near Xinduqiao. In the peak of the mountain, you can admire Mount Gongga, the highest mountain in Sichuan province. With an elevation of 7,556 m above sea level. It is also known to locals as "The King of Sichuan Mountains".

    After lunch, drive back to your Chengdu hotel.

    Xinduqiao China
    Xinduqiao Sichuan
    Mount Gongga

Price Details

---- Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of LocalChengduTours. ZTG will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

---- Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of LocalChengduTours and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.