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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Birder's Easy SichuanTour Name:         Birder's Easy Sichuan
Tour Code:          M65D353
Duration:            15 Days & 14 Nights
Destination:        Chengdu, Mt.Emei, Wawu Shan, Danba, Xinduqiao, Kangding, Muge Tso Lake, Hailuogou
Features:            There are 1,300 species of birds have been recorded in China, and nearly half of these were found in Sichuan. For birders, the province contains one of China's richest list of endemics. The Birder's Easy Sichuan brings you to some of the easy accessible areas with great birding experiences. Birding in Sichuan does not always have to be hard work!
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Itinerary Day By Day:

Day01 Arrival Chengdu
Today you arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Chengdu. The rest of day is at your own disposal. Overnight at Buddha Zen Hotel




Day02  Chengdu - Mt.Emei (B, L, D)Coal Tit,birding in Sichuan,China
In the morning you depart for Mt.Emei (Emeishan). Mount Emei (Emeishan) lies 170km southwest of Chengdu is one of the four mountain ranges in China that Buddhists consider sacred. Together with Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1996. The mountain stretches more than 200 kilometers from south to north. Its main peak, Wanfo Summit, is 3,099 meters above sea level. Since ancient times Emei Mountain has been described as "Beauty Under Heaven". Temples were built as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) and Buddhism was introduced to the mountain during the Jin Dynasty. In the Ming and Qing dynasties there were more than 150 temples on it. Mt. Emei draws the most attention for its 154-kilometer spread, attracting tourists since ancient times with phenomenal views all the year round. You will take a vehicle up the mountain to LeiDongPing from where you walk one stone stairs ascending to the Golden Summit (Jinding). And birding during the hiking. Overnight at Jinding Grand Hotel


Day03 Mt.Emei (B, L, D)Buffy Laughingthrush,Birding in Sichuan
You will enjoy a splendid sunrise on the Golden Summit. Then you carry on birding from the Summit to Leidongping. Here the species diversity is even greater and the forests ring to the sounds of Oriental, Lesser and Large Hawk Cuckoos, making it a challenge to distinguish more subtle vocalists such as Emei Shan Liocichla, Bar-winged Wren Babbler and Slaty Bunting. In the afternoon you will take a bus to Wannian Temple area. Overnight at a local lodge



Day04 Mt.Emei (B, L, D)Brown-flanked Bush Warbler,Birding in Sichuan
This day you will watch birds at lower altitude. You start the hiking from Wannin Temple and find birds through Pleasant Sound Pavilion and One-Thread-Sky area descending to Wuxianggang. During the way, you will walk to the bamboo forest at the lakeside beneath Pleasant Sound Pavilion area. Take a tour bus back to hotel at the mountain foot. Enjoy a fine dinner at a good restaurant. Overnight at Hongzhushan Hotel



Day05 Mt.Emei - Wawu Shan (B, L, D)Emei Shan Liocichla,Birding Sichuan,China
Morning walking to Baoguo Temple and find birds in the woods. Then you will be transferred to Wawu Shan (Mountain). Birding stop will be made during the course of drive. Overnight at a local lodge


Day06 Wawu Shan (B, L, D)Sichuan Treecreeper,Birding in Sichuan
Have a full day bird explore on the mountain. We take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Right at the mountain top we can find Gray-hooded and probably Sichuan Treecreeper. At lower area the species will be olden Parrotbills, Emei Leaf-Warbler, and unforgettable Lady Amherst's Pheasants etc. Enjoy a great time on the mountain.


Day07 Wawu Shan - Danba (B, L, D)Aberrant Bush Warbler,Birding in Sichuan
This morning we will find birds of Rusty Laughingthrush, Silver Pheasant, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Ashy-throated Parrotbill, Bianci's Warbler and Brown-flanked Bush Warbler. After that we will drive to Danba. Make some stops on the way. Overnight at 318 Motel



Day08 Danba (B, L, D)Crimson-breasted Woodpecker,Birding in Sichuan
This morning you will drive outside town to enjoy the specutacular landscapes along the Dadu River dotted with colorful homes of local Tibetans. We shall head for Zhonglu Tibetan Village, hiking and birding from Zhonglu to Suopo Village. We might see Eurasian Treecreeper, Giant Laughing Thrushes, Chinese Fulvettas and probably Maroon-backed Accentors during the walking and in the river valley. Overnight at 318 Motel


Day09 Danba - Xinduqiao (B, L, D)Vinaceous Rosefinch female,Birding Sichuan
Head out along the Yak River and Sha Chong Valley for birds. After that you will return the main road and head for Xinduqiao. On the way you will visit Lhagang Monastery, a famous Nyingmapa monastery built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to commemorate the Han Princess Wencheng and Phags-pa, the Grand State Tutor of Tibetan Buddhism with Buddhism Institute inside, also named as "the small Lhasa Jokhang Monastery", is one of the 108 temples built during the reign of Songtsen Gampo in ancient Tibetan times. Overnight at a local hotel



Day10 Xinduqiao - Kangding (B, L, D)Sichuan Hill Partridge,Birding Sichuan
Xinduqiao is a small town at the junction of the Sichuan - Tibet Highway North Route and South Route. The area from Xinduqiao to Tsedo Mountain is considered to be the "Paradise of Photography" by many Chinese photographers due to its amazing pristine scenery. From Xinduqiao you could view the snowy peak of Minya Konka if weather is fine. You drive on paved road that zigzagging up to Zheduo Pass. Then drive to Muge Tso Lake. Muge Tso Lake is also called as the "wild man lake", which is approx. 35km away from Kangding. The lake is noted for its amazing fusion of snowy peaks, alpine lake, hotspring, forests and meadows. The principal interest at Muge Tso Lake will be different species of birds, some of which are endemic such as Buff-throated Partridge and Sichuan Hill Partridge. Overnight at Kangding Gesar Hotel



Day11 Kangding - Moxi (B, L, D)Chinese Monal Pheasant,Birding in Sichuan
Head out up straight the river to Hailuogou, en route explore alpine lakes and birding at Yajiageng. Nicknamed as a natural "China Alpine Botanical Garden and China Red Rock Park", Yajiageng has spectacular landscapes of primitive forests, snow-capped mountains and azure blue alpine lakes, and is rich in biodiversity, which is a truly good place for birds. Specices at Yajiageng and on the way to Moxi might be Tibetan Snowcock, Daurian Partridge, Tibetan Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Chinese Monal Pheasant, Bar-headed Goose, and Rufous-bellied Woodpecker. Overnight at a local hotel



Day12 Hailuogou (B, L, D)Tibetan Snowcock,Birding Sichuan
One day leisure tour at Hailuogou Glacier Park. Located on the eastern side of Gonggar Mountain, 319km southwest of Chengdu and 105km south of Kangding, Hailuogou (Conch Gully) National Glacier Forest Park is the biggest glacier park in China, famous for its low altitude modern glaciers, which are rarely found either in low-latitude places or at low altitude. You will take a tour bus to Camp2 and from where you can take a walking through dense woods to Camp3 to admire the glaciers, ice caves and ice waterfalls etc. Overnight at a local hotel


Day13 Moxi - Labahe NR (B, L, D)Chinese Bamboo-Partridge,Birding Sihchuan
We carry on up to Erlang Shan and enjoy spectacular views in the Dadu River Basin. After crossing the Pass we descend into lush green valley beneath the mountain where offers some birding stops. We drive to Labahe NR for birding. Birds at Labahe might be Pheasant Grouse, Chinese Bamboo-Partridge, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Eurasian Hoopoe, Eurasian Cuckoo, Himalayan Swiftlet, Speckled Wood Pigeon etc. Overnight at a local hotel


Day14 Labahe NR - Chengdu (B, L, D)Streak-throated Fulvetta,Birding Sichuan
Morning birding in the natural reserve. Later of the day you will be transferred back Chengdu, and on arrival you can enjoy a hotpot dinner in Chengdu. Overnight at Buddha Zen Hotel



Day15 Depart Chengdu (B)
Transferred to airport for your departure flight. End of the Birding in Sichuan.


Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air- conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). On-site birding trips as stated in the itinerary;
06). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
07). Services of a local English speaking guide throughout (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
08). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
09). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.



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