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Songpan Zoige Sertar Mt. Minya Konka 10 Days Photography Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 11 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1160 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1510 US Dollar (USD)

- The most beautiful prairie in China –Flower Lake Wetland;
- Only can be seen in the heaven- the first Yellow River Bend;
- The place which is abundant Tibetan folk songs and dances –Hongyuan Prairie;
- Taste cheese cake, drink Tibet butter tea, dance charming Tibetan dance called Gezhuang;
- Red land of Buddha, the world's largest Tibetan Buddhist school- Seda Monastery (Larung Gar);
- The palace in Tibetan Kham area - Daofu Tibetan dwelling;
- Wild flowers in full bloom, Bodhisattva's favorite place -Tagong grassland, Tagong Monastery;
- Photography paradise, the world with light and shadow - Xinduqiao;
- Cimei Pass–the best point to shoot mountains of Gongga;
- Mt.Minya Konka (Mt.Gongga)-known as the "king of all mountains in Sichuan Province", 7556 meters above sea level;
- Yajiageng - "here the stone can sing", China's largest red stone park;
- Hailuogou - the nearest glacier to the city, the most comfortable hot spring;

Day 1. Chengdu arrival
Arrive at Chengdu, your tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer you to hotel, have a good rest today.

Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province, famous for its mild climate, tasty food, rich products and splendid history, and the most famous treasure here is Giant Panda, Sichuan province is the biggest natural habitat of wild pandas, the first Giant panda was found by a French churchman David on 4th May of 1869. With a population of 11 million, it is an important commercial transportation, and communications hub of south-western China.

Day 2. Chengdu /Wenchuan /Songpan /Chuanzhusi
In the morning drive from Chengdu and pass Dujiangyan to drive into the mountains. Landscape changes along the way. You will pass through Wenchuan (2008 Earthquake Relic), Qiang ethnic minority areas of Maoxian, Songpan Ancient Town. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Chuanzhusi. Acclimatize yourself at such high altitude. Overnight in Chuanzhusi.

Day 3. Chuanzhusi /Zoige (Ruoergai) /Tangke
In the morning drive northward to the vast grassland of Ruoergai. Arrive in Ruoergai and keep driving to Tangke to see the first bend of Yellow River at Tangke. The road from Ruoergai to Tangke is a little bumpy and you will be traveling in really remote and back-country places. Experience prairie grassland scenery, watch flowers in full bloom, enjoy horse-riding, and shoot Flower Lake plateau wetland and sunset at the first bend of Yellow River.

Day 4. Tangke /Aba /Zamtang
Drive from Tangke to Aba County, on the way, visit Tibetan villages, prayer flags, Hongyuan Prairie, Kirti Monastery (the Yellow Sect) in Aba and Bangtuo Monastery (the Red Sect) in Zamtang, communicate with local people. If you are lucky, you will see marmots.

Day 5. Zamtang /Sertar (Seda)
Drive from Zamtang to Sertar. You will wonder through the vast community of this Buddhist Shrine at Wuming Buddhist School (Seda Monastery/Larung Gar). It is considered one of the biggest Buddhist schools in the world. It was known by the world since 1990s. Lots of Buddhist masters studied and graduated from here. In this valley, thousands of houses spread out over the mountain sides. All the wooden houses are with red color and used as dormitories for Lama (monk) and Juemu (nun). Larung Gar

Day 6. Sertar /Luhuo /Dawu (Daofu) /Xinduqiao
Leave Sertar, on the way you will see Daofu Tibetan Dwelling, Tagong grassland, Tagong Monastery, Tagong Pagoda Stupa, Yala Snow-capped Mountain, and overnight Xinduqiao which is called photography paradise.

Day 7. Xinduqiao /Shangmuju /Cimei Pass (4550 meters) /Shangmuju
In the morning, drive south to Shangmuju via Jiagenba Village, Shade, Gongga Village. You will see the octagonal towers in Jiagenba, shoot Tufa beach at Yulongxi Village. In the afternoon around 4:00PM, drive to Cimei Pass which is the best point to shoot the sunset of Mt. Gongga.

Day 8. Shangmuju /Xinduqiao /Hailuogou
Leave Shangmuju for Hailuogou in the morning, pass through Mt.Zheduo, Kangding, then arrive in Yajiageng. Yajiageng scenic area is one of the larger red stone beach in the world, in the case of humidity, temperature, the climate is suitable, the plant will grow in the surface of the stone, will die after about four or five years, and then regenerate.

Day 9. Hailuogou /Shimian /Ya’an /Chengdu
In the morning, take the Hailuogou local sightseeing bus to see the Hailuogou Glacier, you can enjoy the hot spring in Hailuogou. After the visit, drive back to Chengdu via Ya’an.

Day 10. Chengdu exit
Free activities in the morning, you can go to visit Chengdu Panda Base/Jinli Street by your own. The guide and driver will pick you up and send you to Chengdu airport, ends the wonderful trip in Sichuan.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- SUV for the trip (2-3 pax, one SUV; 4-7 pax, two SUV; 8-11 pax, three SUV)
- 3 star hotel in Chengdu and ordinary hotel in other places (9 nights)
- English-speaking tour guide
- Breakfast

Price Excludes:
- All the entrance fees
- Lunchs and dinners
- flight fare
- Tips for the guide and driver
- Drinks
- Personal expenses

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