Destinations: Hongyuan, First Bent of Yellow River,Ruoergai Flower lake,Langmusi
Driving to Hongyuan from chengdu, we can have many stops for marvelous views along the road accompanied by Zagunao River. Driving through skyscraping tunnel---Zegu Tunnel (Altitude 4,448m), and passing by Shuajingsi and Long'riba prairie, finally we arrive at Hongyuan, which means the red grassland because the Red Army of China Communist Party once passed here during the Long March.Free sightseeing of the city and the grassland outside the city. The whole distance is about 400KM whick takes about 7-8 hours.
After haveing breakfasts in the hotel, we'll drive to visit the First Bend of Yellow River, which is located at the border of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai. The up reach of the Yellow River makes its first bent on the grassland on the plateau, zigzagging like a silver belt bending in the grassland; afterward, we will enjoy the charming natural landscape of Huahu (flower lake) on Rouogai grassland, where lots of flowers are blooming in the lakes on the large area of wetlands. Ruoergai grassland is a nature reserve for black-necked crane protection and the largest fenland in China; then we will continue the driving to Langmusi Tibetan town bordering Gausu province at the northwest margin of Sichuan province.
We will go to visit Langmusi monastery and Gerdi monastery. The whole Langmusi Monastery is like a small town. The Grand Hall does not have any enclosing walls. The murals, the painted red columns and the tranquil surrounding are all awe-inspiring. Then we can visit Gerdi Monastery which faces Langmusi monastery across a river. If we are lucky, we can see the Mortal Body Bodhisattva in Gerdi Monastery. Or if we are bold, we can have a chance to see the famous Sky Funeral terrace of the Tibetans if there is a ceremony to be held on the day when you are just visiting at this Tibetan town. After visiting, we drive about 90Km to Ruo'ergai county.
After having breakfasts in the hotel, we will drive back to Chengdu. Driving on the grassland road, accompanied by blue sky and white clouds, you will be totally attracted by the beautiful nature; passing Songpan county, which is an acient city mixed by minoritis such as Tibetans and Muslims; then passing Wenchuan county, the epic center of May 12. 2008 earthquke, finally arrive in Chengdu, end the tour.
All the Entrance fee to the scenic spots listed inthe itinerary.
Rooms in the local 3 to 4 star standard hotels.
An experienced English tour guide for private service.
Private car or mini bus by the group size with seasoned tour driver.
Hotel breakfasts, the hotels in Tibetan region of Sichuan offer Chinese breakfasts only.
Lunches and dinners, visitors can order food at local restaurants with the help of tour guide.
Your personal expenses,such as shopping.
Tips to the guide and driver up to their excellent service.
The temperature varies greatly and sunshine can be very strong, please bring jackets, sunburn cream, medicine for altitude sickness etc.
Sichuan Tibetan area is less developed than other places around Chengdu, local living condtions is still rustic, for instance, most of local restaurant can only offer the simple Sichuan and Tibetan dishes.
For avoiding the altitude sickness, please don't do violent exercises, drink more water and rest as much as possible after sightseeing.
Most of the time you will enjoy the beautiful views in the car, and the driving hours are longer in this tour.
Tourists should take the high plateau altitude into consideration, if unexpected accident(injury, death etc.) happen, the Insurance Company will compensate according to the regulations.
Sichuan Tibetan area is short of water, some hotels can not provide enough hot water for bathing.
Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
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