She is very gorgeous, because there are continuous mountains and hills, towering snow-capped peaks, various rivers, brooks and valleys, and lake with mirror-like surface. This is Three “Ao” Snow Mountain, also known as “Climbing Heaven”, 16 KM from Luhua town in Heishui County and 310 KM from Chengdu.
Three “Ao” Snow Mountain is constituted by three separate snow peaks which are all pyramid-shaped. The three peaks are juxtaposed with each other in the shape of “品” (Chinese character). The main peak, Ao Taiji (means father of mountains in Tibetan), is 5286 M above sea level; Ao Taimei (mother of mountains), 5257 M above sea level; Ao Taina (son of mountains), 4780 M above sea level.
Chengdu—Dujiangyan—Wenchuan—Mao County—Heishui County—Bajiazhai—Ao Taina—Chengdu
Day 1: ChengduHeishui(310 KM by car)
Accommodation:Economy Hotel in Heishui County
At 7 AM in the morning, tourists start the trip from Chengdu by bus, passing by Dujiangyan(Qingcheng Mountain), the world heritage, along Min River(the spectacular trip), then passing Wenchuan(steep and dangerous mountains, valleys and pass along the trip), lunch at Mao County, and arrive at Heishui County around 2 PM in the afternoon.Tourists can appreciate the magnificent natural scenery and characteristic Tibetan architecture on both sides of Min River. Overnight in Heishui.
Day 2: the reception stationthe Base Camp ( 5 hours by car and 6-8 hours by feet)
Tourists get up at 8 AM in the morning. After breakfast, carrying their package, wearing gaiters, snow goggles, alpenstock, and sunscreen, drive to the hiking place. When tourists take a rest and have lunch at Laoniupeng, they can breathe the fresh fragrance of mountainous brooks, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of glaciers in Ao Taimei closely. After lunch, tourists go through forests, climb upwards along the brook, and the forests bath will make them feel refreshing because of old and towering trees at both sides of the brook. After 6-8 hours of walking through forests, they will reach a vast alpine meadow with the altitude of 3800 M, accommodation at the base camp in wooden house. At night, after dinner they will join a bonfire party, where they can join some entertainment activities and be taught about climbing tips. They should sleep in wooden house or tent before 10 PM to reserve more energy. Tourists should pay attention not to fall down while go upward or downward slope during this section.
Day 3: the base campclimb to the summit (6 KM by feet)Chengdu
Get up at 6 AM in the morning. After breakfast, climbers start to climb to the summit in groups at 6: 30 in the morning. The section from the base camp to the viewing platform around 2 KM is a steep slope of around 40 degrees, so climbers would better to slow down their pace. They will have lunch at the place of 4500 M at 11 AM, and again to repeat the technical requirements and safety tips. At 1 PM in the morning, they begin to climb to the summit, to experience the vast ice world, with continuous snow mountains, broad view and spectacular scenery. They can enjoy the charming scenery of Ao Taiji, Ao Taimei, Zimei Mountain, Muzhi peak and Jiuhua Mountain to their heart’s content. Standing before the landscape, people will feel better about the holiness of Three “Ao”Snow Mountain. They will return back after taking photos on the summit. Then drive to Chengdu and finish the trip completely.
Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
Airport (or train）pick up and drop off
Accommodation listed in the itinerary
Breakfast provided by the hotel
Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
Single room supplement