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Code Id NAVO-DC-CD-010
Title Driving to Shangri-la, Kham Area
P.S. Foreigners drive Chinese vehicle tour in China.
Driving in Yi, Naxi, Kham area.
Duration 16 days; 15 days 14 nights in China.
12 days driving 4WD in China by the guests
Areas Sichuan,Yunnan, Yi Minority area and Kham Tibetan area.
Itinerary Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emeishan/
Ebian/Meigu/Zhangjue/Xichang/
Yanyuan/Luguhu Lake/Lijiang/
Zhongdian/Xiangcheng/Litang/
Tagong/Kangding/Ya’an/Chengdu
Season April---Nov.
Difficulty  
Map
Highlights Leshan---the world’s biggest stone Buddha; Mt. Emeishan, Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple; Yi Minority folk tour and Yi ethnic minority museum; Luguhu Lake; Lijiang ancient town; Tiger Leaping Gorge; Zhongdian ancient city; Songzanlin Temple( regarded as the small Potala Palace); Sangpo Monastery at Xiangcheng; Litang--- the world’s highest city and the Kerl Monastery; Tagong--- means the place where Buddha love, etc.
Introduction of the itinerary  
Itinerary day by day
01 Settng off    
     
02 ---/Chengdu   Hotel
  Arrive in Chengdu and then transfer to hotel. If time allows, visit the downtown city. Have Hot-pot( the special food in Sichuan)for dinner. NAVO’s service starts from Chengdu.  
03 Chengdu   Hotel
  Guests do the physical examination and finish the procedure of applying the temporary driving license. Take the car; listen to a small introduction of the Chinese Traffic Rules and some notes during the driving tour in China.  
04 Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emeishan 165KM Hotel
  Guests drive from Chengdu to Leshan, and visit the Leshan Giant Buddha which is the largest stone Buddha in the world, towering 71 meters high and you may have a picnic on the toe nail of the Buddha.
Then drive to the bottom of Mt. Emeishan and visit the Baoguo temple and Fuhu Temple. Mt. Emeishan is one of the top 4 buddhist mountains in China.
 
05 Mt. Emeishan/ Ebian/ Meigu 150KM Hotel
  Beautiful scenery and Yi minority fold along the road.  
06 Meigu/ Zhaojue/Xichang 135KM Hotel
  Enjoy the interesting Yi ethnic Minority folks and visit Xichang Yi minority museum.  
07 Xichang/ Yanyuan/ lugu Lake(Sichuan part) 220KM Hotel
  Driving on the beautiful mountain road and enjoy the Muosuo minority folk by the lake side.  
08 Luguhu Lake/Lijiang 112KM Hotel
  Visit the Lige island, and drive to Lijiang, visit the Lijiang ancient town, the Mufu Mansion, and Black Dragon Pool etc.  
09 Lijiang Hotel
  Visit the Yufeng Monastery, the Bai minority village in the mornign. Lunch at the local Bai people’s house.
Visit the Baisha Fresco , Dabaoji Palace in the afternoon. Driveback to Lijiang, and enjoy the unique Dongba Culture—Naxi classical music in the evening.
 
10 Lijiang/Zhongdian 152KM Hotel
  Drive from Lijiang to Zhongdian. Visit the world famous Tiger Leaping Gorgeon the way. After you enter the Zhongdian area, you will impressed by the breath-taking plateau scenery. Visit the Zhongdian ancient city area after arrival.  
11 Zhongdian/Xiangcheng 225KM Hotel
  Visit the Songzanlin Temple which is regarded as the small Potala Palace. Drive passing the two big mountains and beautiful villages along the roadsides. Visit Sangpo Monastery at Xiangcheng.  
12 Xiangcheng/Litang(4100m) 148KM Hotel
  Drive to Litang. Visit the Sangdui Monastery and Haizishan scenic spot on the way.  
13 Litang/ Tagong 185KM Hotel
  Visit the Litang Kerl Monastery, and then drive to Tagong which means the place where buddha love in Tibetan language.
Visit at Tagong Monastery, the pagoda forests, Tagong Buddha school etc. Overlook from Yala Holy Mountain.
 
14 Tagong/ Kangding(2500M) 93KM Hotel
  Drive to Kangding, visit the local temple.  
15 Kangding/Ya’an/Chengdu 191KM Hotel
  Drive back to Chengdu via Ya’an. Return the car, check and finish all the related process.  
16 Chengdu/Exit
  Airport send off  

Price
Pax 2 3-5 6-9 Over 10
Price        
Extra for the single room        

The price includes
Transport
By minibus: Day 02-03,16;
Drive 4WD: Day 04-15, 12 days guests driving.
Accommodation
Hotels with 2 or 3 stars or the best local hotels or hostels.
Tour guide
We could arrange the guide according to the client’s language requirement. But for the French or German group, we could guarantee you the French or Germany speaking guide, only if there’re more than 8 people in your group. Otherwise, we will offer you English speaking guide.
Driver
Because guests will drive the local Chinese vehicle, based on the related rules, we need to arrange at least one Chinese driver accompany the whole tour, to guarantee the safety when group driving on road.
Chinese Temporary Driving License
-Related Government permit
-All the procedures for driving license;
Offer
Air tank (or air package), interphone, etc.
Provide for Self
personal clothes; camera; sunglasses; suncream; topi; medicine for high attitude etc
Excludes
All the Entrance Fee
Domestic and international air tickets.
All the meals of Guests and Chinese Staff (Guide and Driver)
Tips.
Drinks.
Price
The Spring Festival;
The Horse-Racing Festival (Aug.01-07);
The National Celebration Day (Oct.01-07)
Remark
A. In 1994, NAVO TOUR succeeded in organizing overland tour in this route for the first time.
B. The price doesn’t include any flight tickets, and if the guests would like to take flight to Chengdu from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong or Bangkok, we can book the flight tickets for you. Please feel free to contact us for details.
C. Please note the accommodation condition along the route is limited.
                   
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Adress:NAVO Tour,1-1-503, Fushan International Building,NO.28 Shang chi Street,610041 Chengdu,China


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