We arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, the home town of Panda. Here we discover the Great Buddha of Leshan, the Buddhitic Mount Emeishan, the high culture of Sanxingdui, Taoping Daorf of Qiang Minority, the pandas in Wolong, the ancient Dujiangyan irrigation system and the Daoist mountain Qingchengshan.
On this trip, two of China's most beautiful national parks are on program: Jiuzhaigou (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992) and Huanglong (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992) show the magnificent mountain sceneries of the Minshan Mountains in northern Sichuan Province. The scenery of crystal clear water, countless mountain lakes, rushing streams and waterfalls, lush vegetation, populated by exotic animals, the rugged peaks - is so unreal beautiful - is Jiuzhaigou. Because of its spectacular and breathtaking karst landscape with countless travertines the Huanglong National Park is world famous.
By air we reach the holy city Lhasa on the roof of the world. In Lhasa - the capital city of Tibet - you have two days for the attractions: Potala, Jokhang, Norblinka and Sera. And from Parla Lupu Monastery we'll enjoy the magnificent view of Potala Palace. We could circle around the Tibetan holiest Monastery Jokhang with pilgrims, who come from all over Tibet and the Tibetan cultural areas of Kham-Amdo of the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan. Many pious Tibetans measure the way on the Barkhor market with their body length. On the scenic drive to Gyantse and Shigatse we will experience the magnificent scenery, pass by the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and cross over the passes Kamba La (4,794m) and Karo La (5,010m). Then visit the unique Kumbum Pagoda in Gyantse and Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse.