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Chengdu Camp 7 Outdoors Co.,Ltd
Address: No.13, 1st South Section, 2nd Ring, Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Tel: +86-028-62713478
Mob: +8617713533996
E-mail: juju@chengdushoe.com

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4 Days Ya'an Kangding Hot Spring Grassland Small Group Trip

Mt. Yala is located in a nature reserve on the border between Dartsedo (Ch. Kangding), Rongtrak (Ch. Danba) and Daofu counties of Sichuan province. It is the second highest peak of Sichuan’s Daxue range. The imposing Mt....
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Overview

Yala is snow capped all year round and is one of the four holy mountains worshipped by the Tibetan people living in the area. The hike is a relatively even grade and will start from Zhonggu Village (altitude 3200 meters)  and gently ascend to Mt Yala’s High pass at 4216m before descending to Rongtrak. The gentle gradient allows the body to accustom to the high altitude, limiting the risk of altitude sickness.



Day 1:Chengdu – Ya’an – Luding – Kangding – Zhonggu Village (Drive 327km)

Day 2: Trek from Zhonggu Village to Xindianzi Grassland (Hike 18km, 5hrs) (L, D)

Day 3:Trek from Xindianzi to Yalayoucuo Lake via Yala Pass (Hike 18km, 7hrs) (B, L, D)

Day 4: Trek from Yalayoucuo Lake to Taizhangou Valley (Hike 8km, 3hrs), then drive back to Chengdu (Drive 327km)(B)


Itinerary

image006Day 1:Chengdu image008Ya’an image008Luding image008Kangding image008Zhonggu Village (Drive 327km)

image013Altitude:540m

image015Accommodation:Local Guesthouse in Zhonggu

image017Meals:D

After breakfast at your hotel in Chengdu (alt: 540m), we will start your journey to Yala Snow Mountain (Yala Kamiyama) via Ya’an, Luding and Kangding. Driving on the Chengdu-Ya'an Highway and turning to G318, you will enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries of western Sichuan. After driving through Erlangshan Tunnel, a sunshine day with blue sky will turn out, and then you reach to the Dadu River Grand Canyon which is the largest one in western Sichuan.

Upon arrival in Kangding, we will explore Kangding's bustling streets to buy the necessary supplies for your hiking in the next few days.

Then drive 29km to Zhonggu Village (alt: 3,002m) and stay overnight in a local guesthouse.There is natural hot springs nearby in which you can relax.

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image006Day 2: Trekimage028from Zhonggu Village to Xindianzi Grassland (Hike 18km, 5hrs) (L, D)

image013Altitude:3000m

image024Accommodation:Camping at Xindianzi Grassland

image025Meals:B,L,D

After an evening of resting, we will start our adventure hiking journey with the morning sun and glittering dew. Our first day is easy for walking and it takes four or five hours on 18km wild road from Zhonggu Village to Xindianzi grassland via Huacaopo (alt: 3,500m). Each step moves us away from the bustle of the city and further into the vast wilderness which inspires so much of Tibetan culture. You will pass through the Yala River Valley and enjoy the blue sky and jagged peaks before camping in the beautiful Xindianzi Grassland (also East Hillside Camp Base) for the night.

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image006Day 3:Trek image028from Xindianzi to Yalayoucuo Lake via Yala Pass (Hike 18km, 7hrs) (B, L, D)

image013Altitude:3600m

image024Accommodation:Camping at the lakeside of Yalayoucuo Lake

image017Meals:B,L,D

Today, you can get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast, we will move on to Yalayoucuo Lake. Walking through the lush forests, you will appreciate the natural beauty of the holy mountain. It takes about 2 hours to trek from Xindianzi to the foot of Mount Yala, and another 1 hour from the foot to the Yala Pass (alt: 4,216m).Then we will cross the highest Yala Pass of the trip, where you will be able to enjoy the stunning views and soak up the incredible alpine atmosphere.

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to trek through the pass. After that, we will arrive at Sisters Lakes (alt: 4,200m). Then, we will see the jade-green Yalayoucuo Lake (alt: 3,980m), and walk down on a gentle sloping path to the bank of the Lake for camping.



image006Day 4: Trekimage022 from Yalayoucuo Lake to Taizhangou Valley (Hike 8km, 3hrs), then driveimage008back to Chengdu (Drive 327km) (B)

image013Altitude:3980m

image015Accommodation:Not Included

image017Meals:B,L

Today, we do the last 8km hiking route from Yalayoucuo Lake to Taizhangou Valley. On the way, we will walk on the mountain route and enjoy the snow-capped peaks, passing the Zhara Holy Mountain and Donggu Hot Spring.

After the easy walking downhill, we arrive at Taizhangou Goukou (alt: 3,400m). Then move on to Zhonggu Village where our car waits for us and transfer us back to Chengdu city.Arrive in Chengdu, service end.


Booking Instructions

1.Reservations

1) Send your request through our website form or send us an email at juju@chengdushoe.com . With each inquiry, please include the following information:

a. Your desired destinations;

b. Departure date

c. Length of your trip

d. Your name, email address and country of citizenship.

We will confirm your inquiry with a reply within 24 hours.

2) You can call us directly at our service center at +86-28-62713478 or +86-17713533996(available on whatsapp,skype,wechat,viber),also come to our office in Chengdu in person to make reservation is highly welcomed.

We highly recommend you that you reserve your tour at least 30-50 days before the actual travel date. We will send you a letter of confirmation

via email once you have confirmed your booking with us, informing you of the your proposed flights, hotels and your trip details.

2. Payment Methods

We can confirm your tour reservation with a payment of 30% of the total tour cost plus 100% of the cost of any flights or train tickets required for your tour. You can then pay the balance due for your tour to our local staff after your arrival in Lhasa.

3. Luggage Allowances

The regulations of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China states that, the free baggage allowance within China is 20kg (44 pounds) for economy class flights, 30kg (66 pounds) for business class flights, and 40kg (88 pounds) for first class flights, plus limited carry-on luggage. Excess baggage charges are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Regulations within China specify that all suitcases must have a locking device attached. Failure to follow this regulation may result in refusal by airport staff to load suitcases onto the aircraft.

4. Itinerary changes and cancellations

We make every effort to operate tours as listed on our website, however, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary, or substitute the activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We also have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for every reason, like unforeseen circumstances, or circumstances beyond our control. In this cases we will re-book you on different day, however if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full field claim.

5. Meals

All of our tours include a daily breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not included as we prefer to give the freedom to our clients to try the local food by themselves. Meals are usually served at the hotel. Dinner may also be served at a local restaurant. Although we cannot guarantee special meal requests, we will do our best to provide you with specialized dietary needs for meals as well as your special needs for hotel rooms such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bed sizes, etc.