Day 1Chengdu Arrival

Welcome to Chengdu, a well-known city in Sichuan Province. Upon your arrival, our tour guide and driver will meet you at the exit of the airport/train station and escort you to your hotel. Continue visiting the People's Park, which is the perfect way to observe the locals playing cards, and ear-cleaning service. The Tea-house with endless refills. Afterward, Kuanzhai Alley is always interesting for walking around. There is a back alley adjacent to the broad (Kuan) and narrow (Zhai) alleys. It offers a variety of Sichuan foods, stage shows, souvenirs, etc.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu
Altitude: 400m

Day 2Drive to Gulgou (227 kms)

The morning after breakfast, we will drive about 3.5 hours to Maoxian, located in the northwest of Sichuan Province. On the way, we will stop at Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a world heritage site that is more than 2000 years old that is still working and providing irrigation for farmers in Sichuan to this day.

Continue the tour to Taoping Village, a Qiang People’s stocked village. The ancient Taoping village has a great appeal for the numerous experts and tourists with its old and wonderful fortress buildings. Afterward, drive to Gulgou for overnight stay.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2279m
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    Dujiangyan Irrigation System-2

Day 3Gulgou - Aba Autonomous Prefecture (255 kms)

Morning we will drive to Aba Autonomous Prefecture. Visit Langyi Temple with beautiful and distinctive architectural sculptures, which is currently the largest Yongzhong monastery at home and abroad, has been built for more than 1,000 years, And Nun Temple This temple is the largest nun temple in Aba County, with more than 300 nuns.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Aba
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2617m

Day 4Aba Autonomous Prefecture - Rangtang (195 kms)

Get up to drive to visit Bangtuo Temple, with its magnificent temples, rare stone carvings, and beautiful surrounding landscapes, is proudly located in the corner of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Rangtang Temple is the collective name of the three major temples of the Joonang School.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Rangtong
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3529m

Day 5Rangtang - Luhuo (218 kms)

Morning after delighted buffet, we will visit Zengke Temple, with the inner landscape of characteristic houses, is the largest temple block group in the Tibetan area. The main building of Zengke Temple is a stone-wood structure. Visit Onda, perhaps because of the climate; some people once called this the small Jiangnan in the pastoral plateau area.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Luhuo
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3370m

Day 6Luhuo - Garze - Dege (297 kms)

Today first, we will visit the largest waterbird habitat in Northwest Sichuan, with a curved plateau freshwater lake --- Casa Lake. Then drive to Garze and visit Dajin Temple and Yilhun Lhatso, the famous ice-eroded lake in Ganzi Prefecture. The water source supplied by the melting of glaciers and snow in Queer Mountain, and the stream flowing from the end of the lake is one of the origins of the Cuoqu River.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dege county
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 4017m

Day 7Exploration in Dege

Today we will do full-day Dege county exploration. Visit Dege Printing House (Dege Yinjingyuan), Gonchen monastery, and the hospital of traditional Tibetan medicine. The Dege Printing House, a culture treasure-house in the world, topping the three biggest Printing houses, the Key Cultural Relic under State-level Protection. The grand and solemn Painting House represents the distinct Tibetan temple building characteristic. The hospital of traditional Tibetan medicine integrates Tibetan medicine research, clinical, teaching, pharmaceutical, and drug processing.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dege county
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3270m

Day 8Dege - Pelyul (97 kms)

Drive along the Jinsha River (Golden Sand River, the headwater of the Yangtze River) to Pelyul (Baiyu). After lunch, visit Pelyul Monastery, located in Baiyu Mountain. It is one of the three largest Ningma temples in the Kangzang region.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Pelyul
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3006m

Day 9Pelyul - Garze (240 kms)

The morning after the delighted buffet, we will drive to Garze. Upon arrival, visit the Han-Chinese Monastery, which is a symbol of the integration of Chinese and Tibetan architecture, the combination of Chinese and Tibetan culture, and the unity of Chinese and Tibetan. The temple was built in 1274 AD and had a history of more than 700 years. It is the oldest ancient building in Garze.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Garze
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3390m

Day 10Garze - Tagong (272 kms)

In the morning, we will visit Garze Monastery; then, we will drive to Tagong. Upon arrival, enjoy the views of Mount Zhara Lhatse (5,820 m, also Jara or Yala) from Tagong. And in the weather is good, enjoy the beautiful view of Golden Mountain at sunset.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Tagong
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3729m

Day 11Tagong - Bamei - Danba (115 kms)

Today we will visit monastery Lhagang (Tagong Si), Peace Dharma (including Gyergo Nunnery of Nun Temple, Dashijing Wall), Huiyuan Temple in the excellent weather. After lunch, we will drive to Danba and visit Jiaju Tibetan village

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Danba
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3729m

Day 12Danba - Rilong (230 kms)

Today's tour begins with visiting Village Zhonglu to the Watchtower in Sopo village, then drive to Rilong located at the foot of Siguniang Shan Mountain, and enjoy the panoramic view of Siguniang Mountain from the bridge of Maobiliang, and appreciate the beautiful scenery of sunset and sunshine Jinshan

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Rilong
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3160m

Day 13Drive Back to Chengdu (222 kms)

In the morning, we will visit Shuangqiaogou, then return to Chengdu, and visit Shenshuping Chinese Giant Panda Garden on the way. Upon arrive in Chengdu, transfer you to the airport/train station and your unforgettable trip ended

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1700m


  • Private transportation through out the itinerary.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.


  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned


  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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