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14 Days Private Tour Chengdu – Taoping – Gu’er Gou – Aba – Rangtang – Wengda – Luhuo - Garze - Manigango - Yilhun Lhatso – Dege – Pelyul - Yarchen Gar – Garze – Tagong – Danba – Siguniang Shan – Wolong - Chengdu
Highlights
Rental Motorbike Tour in Amdo and Kham of Western Sichuan
DAY
1

Arrive in Chengdu

Enjoy Chengdu leisurely daily life, Kuanzhai Xiangzi, drink tea in People’s Park

Arrive in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Pick up and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon stroll in the beautiful old block of Chengdu - Wide Alley and Narrow Alley (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi), they are 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 concentrate 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.

Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Tea House in People’s Park
Tea House in People’s Park
DAY
2

Chengdu

Completion of the administrative formalities for riding rental motorcycle

In the morning transfer to the hospital for a short physical examination, and get your temporary Chinese driving license.

Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Breakfast
Jinli
Jinli
DAY
3

Motorbike riding Chengdu – Taoping (1528 m) – Gu’er Gou (2279 m)

Stockaded Village Taoping of Qiang Minority

In the morning rent a motorbike and then leave for the Stockaded Village Taoping of Qiang Minority. More than 2,000 years ago, the nomadic Qiang people moved from the adjoining areas of Shanxi, Gansu and Qinghai provinces to the Minjiang River valley in Sichuan and gradually developed from a nomadic to an agricultural society. Intelligent Qiangs made use of the nearby rocks from the mountains to build solid stone residences and blockhouses to defend themselves from invasions by other nationalities. These stone residences and blockhouses were built with neither designs nor blueprints, relying only on experience passed down from ancestors and taught by senior villagers. The entire stockaded village of the Qiangs is neatly arranged. Residences and blockhouses are scattered here and there, varying in height and in a pattern of an eight-trigram battle array. Having withstood winds and rains, earthquakes and thunderstorms for hundreds and even thousands of years, they are still in good condition. Afterwards ride to Gu’er Gou.

227 km
4 hours 40 minutes
Overnight at Xikang • Ya Hot Spring Hotel
Breakfast
Stockaded Village Taoping of Qiang Minority
Stockaded Village Taoping of Qiang Minority
DAY
4

Motorbike riding Gu’er Gou - Aba (3290 m)

Nangshig Monastery, Nunnery Jomo Gompa

In the morning ride motorbike to Aba (Ngawa). On the way enjoy the beautiful landscape. Aba means people from Ngari (Ali) in Tibetan. In this area all the sects of Tibetan Buddhism remain and exist in harmony. Visit Nangshig Monastery, located at a hillside to the northeast of the Aba County. Nangshig Monastery is one of the biggest Bon monasteries in China and has a history of about 900 years after it was built in 1107. Then visit the nunnery Jomo Gompa. Located at the Mami Mountain of Siwa Town six kilometers to the west of the county seat, the nunnery of Gelug Sect is the biggest one of its kind in Amdo-Kham regions. It was built in 1894 and has a history of more than 100 years.

255 km
4 hours 52 minutes
Overnight at Jude Hotel
Breakfast
Nangshig Monastery
Nangshig Monastery
DAY
5

Motorbike riding Aba - Rangtang (3529 m)

Nyingmapa lamasery Bangtuo and Jonangpa lamasery Rangtang

Ride motorbike to visit Nyingmapa lamasery Bangtuo. Bangtuo Si was already famous for the throngs of choerten built from the 17th century up to 1910. The oldest of the Bangtuo choerten was built in 1618 and shelters a small number of 17th century murals. Then ride to the nearby Rangtang (Dzamthang) Monastery, the chief institution of the Jonangpa school.

167 km
3 hours 43 minutes
Overnight at Rangtang Hotel
Breakfast
Bangtuo Si
Bangtuo Si
DAY
6

Motorbike riding Rangtang - Wengda (3370m) - Luhuo (3250m)

Sirin Kar Monastery of Kagyupa school

Go to Luhuo via Wengda on motorcycle. On the way visit the Sirin Kar Monastery (Zengke Si) of Kagyupa school, and enjoy the beautiful landscape along the road.

218 km
5 hours
Overnight at Budala Hotel
Breakfast
Sirin Kar Monastery (Zengke Si)
Sirin Kar Monastery (Zengke Si)
DAY
7

Motorbike riding Luhuo - Garze (3390 m) - Dargye – Manigango (3866 m) - Yilhun Lhatso (4017 m) - Dege (3270 m)

Kasa Lake, Dargye Monastery, Yilhun Lhatso (Xinlu Hai Lake), rock sculpture frescoes in Keluodong village

Go to Dege via Garze (Ganzi) and Manigango on motorcycle. On the way visit beautiful Kasa Lake and Dargye Monastery. The Dargye represents the Gelukpa school and was founded in 1642. Pass by Manigango to 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 riding through the Chola (Que’er Shan) Tunnel, and visit the rock sculpture frescoes in Keluodong village.

297 km
6 hours
Overnight at Ling Gesar Hotel
Breakfast
Kasa Lake
Kasa Lake
DAY
8

Motorbike riding Dege - Pelyul (3006 m)

Dege Printing House, Dege Gonchen, Pelyul Monastery

In the morning visit the Dege Printing House that 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. Another program is visiting the Dege Gonchen, meaning “temple”, a monastery of Sakya sect. It was built in 1448. Today about 300 monks live here. In the afternoon ride motorbike 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.

97 km
2 hours
Overnight at Kunrui Hotel
Breakfast
Dege Printing House
Dege Printing House
DAY
9

Motorbike riding Pelyul - Yarchen Gar - Garze (3390 m)

Yarchen Gar (Yaqing Si). Han-Chinese 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. On the way visit the Yarchen Gar (Yaqing Si) of Nyingma sect, a big nuns’ world! About 20000 nuns live, learn and meditate here. With 4000 meters above sea level, Yarchen Gar is the largest meditation place for women in the world. After reaching parking lot at Yarchen Gar, walk about 10 minutes to the hillside at the north of Juemu (a title for nun in Tibetan) Island. There is a vast Padmasambhava statue, and in the southwest orientation, you can overlook the grand panorama of whole Yarchen Gar and even Juemu Island. Then go downhill to riverside along small wooden houses where nuns practice meditation. One the way, everywhere you can see that these nuns are sitting in meditation, or scripture debating, or reading quiet, or chatting and relaxing. Yarchen Gar is divided by river into areas for Zhaba (monk) and Juemu (nun). River bank area is for Zhaba, island for Juemu. Cross the bridge on the river and get into Juemu Island, the core zone of Yarchen Gar. Here, the nun’s low and small meditation houses are very intensive and covered the whole peninsula. You can have a walk here and immerse yourself in the pure religious atmosphere of nuns' meditation place. In Garze 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.

240 km
6 hours
Overnight at Highland Barley Hotel
Breakfast
Yarchen Gar (Yaqing Si)
Yarchen Gar (Yaqing Si)
DAY
10

Motorbike riding Garze - Tagong (3729 m)

Debate in Garze Monastery, Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si), sunset of Yala Mountain

In the morning 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. Then ride to Tagong. In Tagong visit the Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect that is surrounded by three hills symbolizing three Budhisattvas. 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.

272 km
5 hours 3 minutes
Overnight at Duwang Hotel
Breakfast
Monks of Garze Monastery
Monks of Garze Monastery
DAY
11

Motorbike riding Tagong - Danba (2266 m)

Sunrise of Yala Mountain, Gyergo Nunnery, ancient block towers in Suopo, Jiaju village

If the weather is good, enjoy the beautiful landscape of sunrise of Yala Mountain. In the morning visit the impressive Gyergo Nunnery and the grand mani wall of Hepingfahui. Then ride your motorbike along the Yak valley to Danba. In Danba, the local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. You’ll visit the ancient block towers in Suopo Village. They are made of clay and block and looked well from outside with solid thick walls. Then walking in Jiaju village, the most beautiful village in China. There are more than one hundred buildings with the same architectural style, 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 from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley.

112 km
2 hours 15 minutes
Overnight at Jiarong Sangzhukang Hotel
Breakfast
Nunnery of Hepingfahui in Tagong
Nunnery of Hepingfahui in Tagong
DAY
12

Motorbike riding Danba - Siguniang Shan Town (3134 m)

Wori Tusi Manor, Shuangqiao Valley, sunset of Siguniang Shan Mountain

In the morning ride your motorcycle to Siguniang Shan Town. On the way visit Wori Tusi Manor, the former official residence of the local Tusi, a kind of imperial kingship leader. The Siguniang Shan Mountain (also Four Sisters Mountain, Four Girls Mountain, Four Maidens Mountain) has four over 5000 m peaks, legend has it that each peak represents a girl of the 4 sisters. The highest peak, Yaomei Feng, the youngest girl and at 6250 m, is also known as the “queen of Sichuan's peaks”. Soft hiking in the Shuangqiao Valley (Double-bridge Valley) of the Siguniang Shan Mountain, the scenery is concentrated and charming. If the weather is well, you can enjoy the great panoramic view of Mt. Siguniang Shan at Maobiliang at sunset.

118 km
2 hours 31 minutes
Overnight at Yunshang Hotel
Breakfast
Tibetan Village Jiaju
Tibetan Village Jiaju
DAY
13

Motorbike riding Siguniang Shan Town - Wolong (1700 m) - Chengdu

Great panoramic view of Mt. Siguniang at sunrise, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Shenshuping Panda Base

If you have interest, if the weather is good, you can get early to enjoy the great panoramic view of Mt. Siguniang at Maobiliang at sunrise. Ride motorbike through the Balang Shan tunnel to 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 hectares. It is one of the China earliest natural reserves, which is rated the preservation zones network of humankinds 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 lush. 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 the 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. Late in the afternoon arrive in Chengdu, and return the rental motorbike.

222 km
3 hours 58 minutes
Overnight at 4*Xinliang Hotel
Breakfast
Siguniang Shan Mountain
Siguniang Shan Mountain
DAY
14

Leave Chengdu

Travel to next destination

Today transfer to airport, leave Chengdu.
Breakfast
Pandas in Wolong
Pandas in Wolong
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Hotel, program and itinerary are subjected to change with prior notice.
We must point out that you counter a basic tourism infrastructure in this region. You stay overnight mostly at simple hotel/guesthouse. Long motorbike riding on bad roads and 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.
More Impressions
Monks in Aba | Photo by Liu Bin
Bon Monastery of Nangshig | Photo by Liu Bin
Aba Nunnery | Photo by Liu Bin
Bangtuo Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Sirin Kar Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Han Chinese Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Ganzi Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Debate in Ganzi Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Ganzi Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Dargye Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Dargye Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Keluodong Rock Sculpture Frescoes | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Liu Bin
Dege Printing House | Photo by Dr. Ningmei Chen
Perlyul Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Yarchen  Gar | Photo by Liu Bin
Yarchen  Gar | Photo by Liu Bin
Prayer Wheels of Tagong Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Tagong Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Tagong Monastery | Photo by Liu Bin
Sunset of Yala Mountain | Photo by Liu Bin
Jiaju Village in Danba | Photo by Liu Bin
Jiaju Village in Danba | Photo by Min Ke
Siguniang Shan | Photo by Liu Bin
Panda in Wolong | Photo by Liu Bin