Warm welcome by local guide (you can choose the language).
You will have a short health test to confirm that you are able to drive a car safely.
Applying Chinese riding license at traffic police station with your passport, original riding license and health examination table.
The traffic police office will take one day to prepare your new temporary Chinese riding license, so you could have a leisure day in Chengdu. Hanging out and exploring the city by yourself. People’s park may be a good place to visit local people’s life, drinking Kung fu tea and playing Tai chi. Jinli is a nice place to catch night view of the city.
Or you can choose to visit panda base at the suburb of Chengdu city.
Loading your travel luggage on motorbike and you will start this trip with full fuel tank.
Start to riding to the west part of Sichuan province. You will drive on the highway for a while and then turn into G318, visit luding bridge and Namo monastery along the way.
Crossing over Zheduo Mountain, High altitude grassland landscape along the way, it is extremely beautiful. Litang is quite high in altitude, you may have a bit headache or other altitude sickness reaction. Here are some tips for altitude sickness: drink more water or eat fruits, do not eat food that hard to digest, do not exercise too much, avoid being cold.
Litang is the highest city in the world, surrounded by snow mountains at four sides. It is the birth place of 7th Dalai Lama, you can visit it at Renkang ancient town and still can see some miracle signs when Dailai Lama got birth.
Long Youth Cole monastery is the biggest monastery in Kham Tibetan area, you can watch the Karma Gon Cho in the moanstery.
The road from Litang to Daocheng is unbelievable beautiful.
Arrive Yading nature reserve in the morning, get tickets and sightseeing bus inside (Yading is not allow to drive your own vehicle inside, only sightseeing bus)
Start to hiking in the afternoon, visiting Pearl sea and Chonggu monastery this afternoon.
Today is a big hiking day, you need to walk the mounttain above 5000 meters to see the milk sea.
You can rent horse from local people and ride horse up to the mountain.
Tagong grassland is at the altitude over 3700 meters above the sea level.There are the biggest Mani stone in Kham area and monastery especially for Juemu (the female monks).
If you have a good weather, Muya golden pagoda is a good place for photographing too, with the Yala snow mountain as background.
Cross grassland to Valley, the Tibetan groups changes from Kham to Gyarong. Zhonglu village faced Modo Holy snow mountain is a secret Tibetan village hided in mountains and No big tourist bus could arrive here.
The building style and Diaolou (Watch Tower) is the highlight here. You could have experience of tower climbing here with local guide.
At the footage of Mt. Siguniang lies Rilong Town, the start point of mountain climbing. If you arrive early, you could visit Shuangqiao Valley of Mt. Siguniang, the most beautiful valley here.
Day 13 Rilong – Woolong – Chengdu (204km, 4.5 hrs riding)
Visit Woolong Nature Reserve and get back to Chengdu today.
ride across the Tibetan area in Sichuan and Yunnan province.
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