- Dates: 08/16/2014 ~ 08/30/2014 (we welcome inquiry from small groups for customized outings)
- Duration: 15 days
- Price: $3100.00
- Activity: trekking, cultural activities, sight-seeing
This 15-day wilderness trekking adventure will start on August 16, 2014 in Chengdu China, the capital of Sichuan province. Sichuan is the home of the giant pandas, delicious spicy foods, and the famous Sichuan opera – all of which we will take in before traveling across the Tibetan Plateau to Kangding. Kangding is a beautiful Tibetan village famous due to a well-known folk song. The elevation is about 8,400 feet, and we will stay in Kangding to do some day hikes while adjusting to the high altitude.
From Kangding, we head on to another more remote Tibetan village that will be the launching place for our trekking adventure. This village, Litang is close to the Genyen Massif, a stunningly majestic mountain range that is the home of the glaciated Mt. Genyen (20,354 ft), considered sacred to the Tibetans.
From there, we will put on our packs and trek into the grand Himalaya, setting up a small base camp in front of the magnificent Lenggu Monastery. This is one of the very few Tibetan monasteries which was not destroyed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution because of its remoteness. There we will enjoy several days of exploring the valley, and hiking amongst the meditation caves that look out on the breathtaking granite spires nearby.
We then will travel south to the city of Daocheng. Daocheng is a cute Tibetan city with a different flavor from Litang. We will explore the city and dance with the locals along with the wild Tibetan dance music. From there we can take an option day tour to Yading which is famous of the three astonishing snowy peaks which were believed to be three Guanyin’s (i.e. goddess).
After soaking in the majesty of the Tibetan Plateau, we will fly back to Chengdu from Daocheng/Yading airport.
We are so excited to share this trip as it encompasses such spectacular scenery, energy and amazing cultural diversity.