Kangding Experience (Road Trip) in China

West Sichuan, China

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15 people
7 days
Code: 626
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Starting from Chengdu or our Panda Reserve you will explore several of the highlights of the west of the Sichuan province.

Explore Kangding, the largest city and capital of Ganzi Tibetan Prefecture. Get a first taste of Tibetan style food here. Take the chance to hike to 4000m above sea level, see snow mountain, endless grasslands, and colorful lakes, watch the amazing Golden Mountain sunset, have a peek at Tibetan culture, try traditional Tibetan food, stay in a Tibetan style guesthouse, and visit the famous Tagong temple.

Back in Chengdu, enjoy the hustle and bustle of a big cities’ diverse nightlife to round off your trip.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

May 8th

Jun 12th

Jul 10th

Aug 14th

Sep 11th

Oct 9th

Nov 13th

During 2018

Mar 12th

Apr 9th

May 14th

Jun 11th

Jul 9th

Aug 13th

Sep 10th

Oct 8th

Nov 12th

Aims & Objectives
  • Take you on a journey through the beautiful valleys and grasslands of the region
  • Gain new perspectives and introduce a new culture and people to you
  • Present you with an opportunity to admire and revere natural beauty
  • Provide an introduction and insight into Tibetan culture, customs and their way of life
Schedule
Monday
  • Breakfast in Chengdu or the Panda Reserve, depending on your previous program or if you just arrived
  • Travel by bus to Kangding City (the journey is approx. 7 hours from Chengdu). Lunch on the bus
  • Arrive around 15:00, check in at the hostel
  • Visit a Tibetan style temple (An jue Temple)
  • Dinner: Traditional Tibetan food
  • Walk around Kangding City along its famous river
  • Stay overnight in the hostel in Kangding
Tuesday
  • Start with an early breakfast and leave into the mountains as early as 07:00 in the morning. This may vary depending on weather conditions.
  • Visit Zheduo Mountain for a stunning view on the valley and Kangding City
  • Lunch
  • Go by car to the supposedly best viewpoint on the Konka Snow Mountain (Zi Mei Ya Kou)
  • Watch the famous sunset on the ‘Golden Mountain’
  • Visit Shangmuju
  • Dinner
  • Stay overnight in a home stay in a traditional Tibetan house
Wednesday
  • Breakfast
  • Travel by Car to “Photographers’ paradise” (Xinduqiao town)
  • Lunch: Picnic
  • Travel on by Car to Tagong. See Grasslands, Traditional Tibetan temples and buildings.
  • Back to Kangding City
  • Dinner: Traditional Tibetan food
  • Stay overnight in the hostel in Kangding
Thursday
  • Breakfast
  • Visit the famous lovers’ lake (Yajia lake)
  • Admire Yulin snow mountain. Chinese mythology says a goddess lives here!
  • Lunch
  • Visit a natural hot spring (entry optional, cost not included). You can bath there.
  • Visit a local museum to learn about Tibetan culture, language, clothing, food and historical figures (Gānzī Prefecture Tibetan Cultural Heritage Museum)
  • Dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hostel in Kangding
Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Travel by bus back to Chengdu City
  • Lunch
  • Some relaxation time after the journey
  • Visit the ‘East Music Park’, a creative part of Chengdu filled with variety of small cafes, art exhibits artist stores. There’s even a good chance for live music!
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Stay overnight in the hostel in Chengdu
Saturday
  • If this is the last week of your program (around Chengdu) it’s time for you to say goodbye. Otherwise stay in Chengdu to connect to your next program.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • This program takes you to high altitudes. If you experienced altitude sickness before, be cautious.
  • This program takes you to high altitudes. If you experienced altitude sickness before, be cautious.
Additional Equipment
  • Mountain weather is very unpredictable and therefore waterproof shoes or hiking boots, rain jackets/coats etc., are recommended
  • During winter the weather is quite cold and hence warm clothes are a must.
  • Bathing clothes (optional)

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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