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7 Days Tibetan/Chinese New Year Tour

Nov.-Mar. From USD 1167
Apr.-Oct. From USD 1167
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1. Based on double occupancy.
2. Comfortable hotels in cities and guesthouses in some remote places.
3. Flight and train are not included.
4. Tour cost is only for reference, please inquire for detailed quotation.
5. The more people, the cheaper cost.
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    In order to make it easier for you to choose the right trip, we have graded our trips with certain Trip Level System from 1 to 4 according to the degree of activities and altitude. We have also suggested the most suitable groups or individuals for each Trip Level.
    In the Trip Overview of each itinerary there is also a brief description of what the Trip is like.
    Our staffs at the Explore Tibet are always happy to answer any questions you have and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests and level of fitness.
    1. Easy
    Light walking and hiking that is suitable for all level of fitness, generally altitude range between 3500m/9800ft to 4000m/13000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids and senior groups.

    2. Moderate
    May included moderate level of hiking, biking, horse riding and maximum altitude of 5000m/16000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids bigger than 12 years, individual having average level for fitness.

    3. Moderate to Strenuous
    May include high altitude hiking up to 6 hours, long hour driving and sometimes overnight at around 5000m/16000ft, require a moderately high level of fitness, camping and basic lodging facility.
    Suitable for adult family, individuals physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.

    4. Strenuous
    May include high altitude trekking and mountaineering, camping and basic lodging facilities, altitude range from 3600m/9800ft to 6000m/19000ft.
    Suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.

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The group tour is guaranteed departure if there are 4 or more than 4 signed up.

This is a fresh new tour well designed for the Tibetan New Year and Chinese Spring Festival tour, instead of staying at home during the 7-day New Year Holiday from Feb. 11th to 17th. Foreign friends no matter you are in China for work, or with your family, or stuck here due to the pandemic, this tour is definitely the best choice for you to have a freak and be at peace. Tibet Travel Permit for TAR is not opened at the moment, so Kham is the best place to experience Tibetan New Year where you can homestay with local Tibetan families, enjoy the traditional Tibetan village new year celebration and our local Tibetan guide and driver escort you to travel like locals. In Kham Tibetan Area, you will view the steep ice mountains and snow ridges, the rushing rapids of the river, the fierce and rugged Khampa men, the graceful Tibetan girls wearing the colorful ethnic customs, they all make a difference. One of the highlights of this tour is that you will participate in the New Year festival in a Tibetan family, to experience the authentic Tibetan lifestyle with full of joy, taste local Tibetan food, and to embrace the magnificent scenery of Western Sichuan Plateau in winter. End of the tour, you have a beautiful hot spring experience in the beautiful Hailuogou valley.
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If you want to have a single room during the hotel nights or no one else sharing the room with you, then you need to pay the single room supplement fee, please check the single room supplement fee as in the below table;
 Month   Cost of single room supplement fee in USD 
February  USD195
 

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Tour Cost Included:

– Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;

– Full board meals (at the hotel or local restaurants or at Tibetan home);

– Accommodation (double occupancy at hotels unless pay single room fee, dormitory at Tibetan homestay); (3-12 years old children need to share a bed with one adult or pay for the single room supplement fee)

– Lodging and meals for guide/driver;

– Local Tibetan Tour Guide;

– Entrance Fees; (3-12 years old children’s entrance fees are not included, if required to buy a ticket, guide will help find the counter to buy. )

– Hot spring at the hotel in Hailuogou;

– All transportation by 4WD (gasoline included);

– Free bottled water;

Tour Cost Excluded:

– Travel insurance;

– Flight tickets;

– Any Private Expenses

– Guide/driver’s Tips;

(Feb 11th) Day 1: Arrival to Chengdu

Arrival in Chengdu, the famous hometown of giant pandas. Meet your tour guide and driver, and then transfer to your hotel.

If your flight arrives early today, our guide/driver will take you to visit the Jinli Old Street, which is an interesting street with varieties of Sichuan foods and snacks. Rest and easy.

Overnight hotel in Chengdu.

(Feb 12th) Day 2. Chengdu – Danba Jiaju Tibetan Village (370km, 5 hours)

In the morning, drive to Danba Jiaju Tibetan village by passing through Xiao Jin County (2,000-3,000m), Xiaojin is located in the northwest of Sichuan Province and the southern tip of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. It is an area where Tibetan, Qiang, Hui, and Han ethnic groups live together, and Jiarong Tibetans are the main ethnic group with unique and diverse ethnic customs.

The water flow in this area is abundant, and the tourism resources are unique. The Siguniang Mountain (6,250m) National Scenic Area, is respected by tourists at home and abroad as the “Oriental Sacred Mountain”.

Danba Tibetan Village, represented by Jiaju Tibetan Village, is the first of the six most beautiful rural ancient towns in China.

The frame and eaves of the stocked buildings are all red, and the walls are painted white or in primary colors, with sun, moon and stars and religious patterns, which are beautiful and spectacular.

Danba is also well known for the tower buildings that we can see in most of the villages in the area.

Every year on the eve of the Spring Festival, the host will carefully paint and dye the walls of the village in accordance with traditional customs, using local white mud as the main raw material.

The best way to visit here is to stay in a Tibetan home, experience butter tea and Tsampa, and feel the enthusiasm of the local people.

Overnight local family guesthouse.

(Feb 13th) Day 3. Jiaju Tibetan Village – Tagong Grassland – Xinduqiao – Pengbushi. (190km, 4 hours)

Tagong is a pure pasture grassland closest to Kangding. In the eyes of the photographer, this is a surprising location. Wildflowers along the road are in full bloom in warm season. On the green grass, there are occasional tents with a white background and blue patterns. There may be yaks, horses or sheep and other leisurely grazing figures entering the field of vision. During the Spring Festival when the weather is too cold, we may not see those but focus on the local culture, lifestyle, and architecture.

Xinduqiao is known as the “photographer’s paradise”. Then we continue our drive to Pengbushi for the night.

Overnight family stay.

 

(Feb 14th) Day 4. Tibetan New Year in Pengbushi Village, our Guide Tenpa’s home.

Today you will be staying in local Tibetan house, our guide Tenpa’s home in Pengbushi Village, to experience the very traditional Tibetan New Year. During the Chinese Spring Festival/Tibetan New Year, the village has many kinds of celebrations, such as Tibetan folk dance of Guozhuang, Horse Racing, Singing Tibetan songs. You will have the chance to visit or take part in those programs based on what is available during your stay at Pengbushi. Afternoon, we will drive up to the top of the Yakgu pass and enjoy the beautiful sunset of Mt Gonka panorama.

Overnight family stay.

 

(Feb 15th) Day 5. Pengbushi – Kangding – Hailuogou Hot spring. (180km, 4 hours)

Today we will leave from Pengbushi and drive down to Kangding, Kangding is located at the foot of Paoma Mountain at the northern end of Gongga Mountain in western Sichuan. It is the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and an ancient city on the plateau with a long history. The ancient city is surrounded by three mountains, two waters are flowing, the Zeduo River runs through the city, and various buildings rich in ethnic style are scattered on both banks of the river. The leisurely folk songs and the graceful folk dance make this place rich in the characteristics of plateau ethnic customs.

Kangding is not only the hometown of love songs, but also an important town of tea-horse exchange and the birthplace of Guozhuang Dance culture. The majestic snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, verdant forests, turquoise fields, hot hot springs… the ocean monsoon winds along the north-south Hengduan Mountains, making it abundant in rainfall and clouds and fog.  Kangding is not only a beautiful scenery, but also a transit point for tourism in Ganzi Prefecture.

Afternoon, we will head to Hailuogou valley for the hot spring, we have booked a small and cozy local hot spring hotel where you can enjoy the afternoon by relaxing in the natural hot spring.

Overnight local hotel.

(Feb 16th) Day 6. Drive back to Chengdu. (288km, 4hours)

Today we will drive back to Chengdu and in the afternoon visit Panda Breeding center in Chengdu. Then back to Hotel and rest.

It is time to say good bye to our driver Tenpa as he will drive back to home in the next day morning and our Chengdu driver will drop you to the airport next day.

(Feb 17th) Day 7. Fly from Chengdu.

Today our Chengdu driver will pick up from the hotel and drop to the airport based on your flight time, so please remember to send us your flight information beforehand.

Tour Cost Includes:

– Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;

– Full board meals (at the hotel or local restaurants or at Tibetan home);

– Accommodation (double occupancy at hotels unless pay single room fee, dormitory at Tibetan homestay); (3-12 years old children need to share a bed with one adult or pay for the single room supplement fee)

– Lodging and meals for guide/driver;

– Local Tibetan Tour Guide;

– Entrance Fees; (3-12 years old children’s entrance fees are not included, if required to buy a ticket, guide will help find the counter to buy. )

– Hot spring at the hotel in Hailuogou;

– All transportation by 4WD (gasoline included);

– Free bottled water;

Tour Cost Excludes:

– Travel insurance;

– Flight tickets;

– Any Private Expenses

– Guide/driver’s Tips;

The group tour is guaranteed departure if there are 4 or more than 4 people signed up for the tour. The group tour need to confirmed in advance and if you have any questions please always feel free to write us, we will send you the tour contract to finalize the tour. Please be informed that on the 5th night, we will stay in Hailuogou and hot spring, so please bring your swiming suits for the hot spring. It will be sunny in Kham region and make sure to bring your Sun lotion, sun glasses, hat and so on. During the new year time, it will little cold in Kham, specially during the night and morning, so be prepared with some winter clothes.
Jinli Street in Chengdu
Tagong Pha Lhakhang monastery
Kangding downtown
Mt Gonka in Kham
Danba Jiaju Village and Ancient Towers
Tagong Grassland
Free Airport Shuttle Bus:

In order to make it more convenient for our clients, we have arranged two shuttle buses a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. So when you are purchasing the flight tickets, please take the shuttle bus timing into consideration. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the shuttle bus, we can arrange a private airport pick-up and transfer for you, this service costs USD60 per time.

Shuttle bus pick-up time at the beginning of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the airport at 12:30 2nd shuttle bus departs from the airport at 16:00

Shuttle bus transfer time at the end of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 7:30am 2nd shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 11:00am

Note:
If you miss the free shuttle bus because of your flight delay or cancellation, then you will have to pay for the private airport pick-up, which costs USD60 per time. Also, please make sure to update your tour consultant about your new flight schedule.

Train station pick-up is totally for free, but sometimes you may need to wait for other travelers’ arrival around the same time.

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