Get a preliminary understanding of Tibetans by a short visit
West Sichuan is a Tibetan Area, which is high above sea level. Here is famous for its snow mountains, vast grassland, yaks and Tibetan Buddhism. The place where we are going to belongs to Jiarong Tibetans, whose ancestors came from Tibet, and fought against Tang Dynasty (7th-10th A. D). After the war, they settled up in this region, lived with local Han Chinese and Qiang People. Gradually, they gave up husbandry, but learnt the agriculture skills from the Chinese people. It is interesting to pay a short visit to their villages, and amdire their traditional architectures and beautiful costumes. If we are lucky, we will have the chance of seeing their festivals.
The winter is dry, and no snow. If you want to see the snow, please come here from Feb to Mar. May is a season for blossoms, while late Oct for autumn colour.
Don't worry about the accommodations. There are many hotels arranging from Tibetan home stay lodgings to five star hotspring resorts in Gu'ergou Town.
Depart at 7:30 am. We set out on the 3. 5 hour drive to Lixian County, stopping on the way at the Ganbao Tibetan Stockade, one of the largest and best-preserved Tibetan villages in Sichan province. Ganbao means "village on the hills" in Tibetan. The entire village is built on the mountainside in a simple and natural architectural style. In the afternoon we will visit some Tibetan villages in the Miyaluo area, a place which is famous for its stunning red maple leaves in Autumn. We will have the chance to try the Tibetan butter tea, yak meat at a local restaurant or at a Tibetan people's home.
Today we will enjoy a whole day in the Bipeng Valley area. Located at over 3600 metres this Nature Reserve is far less visited than its famous counterpart-Jiuzhai Valley National Park- but has the same combination of virgin forest, wetland meadows, highland lakes, waterfalls, a year-round glacier and snow-capped mountains. We drive back to Chengdu arriving in the early evening.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel in Chengdu
End location: Your hotel in Chengdu
Duration: 2 days
1. A 5-seater car with its fuel,toll and parking fees
2.A private English-speaking guide
3. the food and accommodation for the guide in the trip
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 CNY - CNY160 for food,a CNY180 for the entry tickets and the tourist bus of Bipenggou Park, and CNY60 for the entry ticket of Taoping Qiang Village.
1.your accommodation & meals
2.your entry tickets
3.Sichuan Face Changing Show (20:00 -21:15) in Chengdu.The price is CNY180,240 to 320 according to different seats.
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Daniel is very thorough in his planning of this trip and quite knowledgeable of Jiarong Tibetan culture that made the trip rewarding, I recommend him if you are interested in Qiang and Jiarong Tibetan culture.