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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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Trek Mt.Genyen in Kham Tour Name:         Trek Mt.Genyen in Kham
Tour Code:          M69D330
Duration:            17 Days & 16 Nights
Destination:        Chengdu, Kangding/ Dartsedo, Lithang, trek at Mount. Genyen, Lhagong, Danba, Chengdu
Features:            Eastern Tibet, more popularly known as Kham, is a magnificent landscape of immense old growth forests, deep cut valleys, alpine lakes, glaciated massifs and undulating grasslands. The Khampa people inhabit on this land are devotional Buddhists who have circumambulated mountains that believed to be sacred manifestations of various Buddhist divinities. Among all the holy mountains, Mt.Genyen is the least explored one isolated in Lithang, in the central of Kham. Mt. Genyen plays an important role in Buddhism. It is regarded as the 13th most sacred mountain among the 24 sacred mountains throughout Tibet. This eight-day trek at Genyen area will bring you an unforgettable experience to see unique fluted walls and hanging glaciers, pass through woodlands, sacred sites, nomadic camps and hot springs etc. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of Tibetan cultures and immerse yourself in the natural diversity of Kham. 
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

 


Day01 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.




Day02 Chengdu - Kangding (B, L, D)Tibetan at Kangding,Kham
Set off in the morning for Kangding. You will have a drive from the Chengdu plain to higher plateau of the Tibetan area. Drive 360km on paved road, into hill country and crossing through the Mt. Erlang tunnel, En-route you will stop to visit Luding Iron Bridge in Luding. Then you will reach Kangding, which is cradled in a narrow gorge along the raging Dzetuo River. The river's continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the west come to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and the ever-popular yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of "Gateway to Tibet". Enjoy a fine dinner mixed with Tibetan and Sichuan food.


Day03 Kangding - Lithang (B, L, D)Yala Holy Mountain from Lhagong Monastery,Tagong,Kham
Leave in the morning for Litang. Right out of Kangding, you will start ascending up to Tsedo Mountain which is over 4,000 meters/ 13.125 feet above sea level. The scenery on the pass is amazing. From here we go to Xinduqiao and onwards for Lithang, have lunch at little town Yajiang. Arrive in Litang in the afternoon after cross over three high mountain passes.


Day04 Lithang - Starting point of trek (B, L, D)Lithang Highland,Kham
Breakfast at your hotel (or eat outside at a local restaurant). You will then visit Lithang Choekorling Monastery (Litang Monastery), an important site in the Geluk sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After the visit you will have a walk in the town of Litang before heading out for a local Tibetan villge, the trailhead of the Mt. Genyen trekking. Here you will meet your trek crew including horseman and your outdoor cook etc. It is 75km drive for approx. 3.5hrs. Camping tonight or stay at a local Tibetan's home



Day05 - 11 Trek Mt.Genyen (B, L, D)
In the following seven days we shall trek through woodlands, pasures, walk across high mountain passes, seeing snow-capped peaks, amaze at staring alpine lakes, across running waters from gentle brooks to torrential bigger rivers, meet with local Tibetan and set up camps on the grassland and in the forests to fully enjoy the camping life. We surely enjoy ourselves in the secluded mountain valleys and love the otherworldly like remoteness. Daily walking hours are 5-8 with lunch break and photo stops all the way. For more details of the trekking and find out more walking amenities please contact us.
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Day12 Trek ends, driven to Lithang (B, L, D)Trek Mt.Genyen,Lithang,Kham
This morning is the last trekking. You will trek for 3hrs to the camp for local nomads at the Bumyak Pasture where you will say goodbye to the trek crew and be transferred to your hotel along the Sichuan - Tibet Highway.


Day13 Lithang - Xinduqiao (B, L, D)Lithang Monastery,Kham
The road from Lithang to Xinduqiao is quite bumpy but the scenery on the road is magnificent. After about 5 hours on the National Highway 318, you we get to the town of Yajiang which was built on a steep slope of a mountain by Yarlong River, a tributary of the Yangtze. You will have lunch in the town and continue on to Xinduqiao (Dongeluo in Tibetan). 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.


Day14 Xinduqiao - Danba (B, L, D)Scenic Road Xinduqiao,Kham
In the morning you head out for Danba. At Tagong where you will visit the Lamasery Tagong Monastery. If weather is good you could have chance to take a good photo to the holy mountain Yala from a higher terrace at Tagong. Keep driving to Danba and spend some good time at the Jiaju Village. Jiaju, 10 kilometers away from the county city, is one of the rare places in China that has preserved complete Tibetan style residences. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed at random but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley.


Day15 Danba (B, L, D)Rustic Danba,Kham,Sichuan
This morning you will enjoy sunrise over the Dadu River Valley. Then you will be driven to Zhonglu Tibetan Village where a lovely hike awaits you. The hiking is mostly a ascending track and then a descending through a high pass where you could view the hilly Danba in the Dadu River Basin. The hiking ends at Suopo Village the home to some ancient watch towers built as early as the Chinese Ming Dynasty over 300 years ago. You will have a good and cozy hotel tonight.


Day16 Danba - Chengdu (B, L, D)Scenic Landscapes in Lithang,Kham,Sichuan
Leave in the morning for Chengdu. Have a local lunch in Ya'an and arrive Chengdu in the afternoon. At night you will enjoy a savory hotpot dinner.


Day17 Depart Chengdu (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Journey ends.




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/tent (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). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a seasoned English speaking local trek guide during the walking and for culture visits in the itinerary (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Adequate packing animals such as horses/or yaks and porters for baggages/outdoor gears during the trekking;
08). Professional outdoor sleeping tents with mattress during the trekking (twin shared basis);
09). Kitchen tent, toilet tent and folding table and chairs during the camping days;
10). Three meals a day prepared by professional outdoor cook during the walking;
11). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
12). 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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