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Yading Nature Reserve Tours

Yading Nature Reserve ToursIn the Shangri-la Town of the Daocheng County, there is a beautiful village named Yading. In the Tibetan language, Yading means the place facing the sun or the village closest to the sun. And, the Yading Nature Reserve is exactly the place that facing the sun and closet to the sun. The nature reserve features three holy snowcapped mountains and those peaks share a name in Tibetan that means three doctrine-defended supernatural peaks. Their beauty and magnificence comes from the nature and their spirit comes from the god. A legend says in 800, Padmasambhava extended his blessings and power to these three peaks and named the mighty east peak Guardian, the graceful north peak Avalokitesvara and the tall and nice south peak Manjusri. The north peak is the tallest in Daocheng which is surrounded by a dozen snow-clad mountains. Their names show they are spirit of Buddhism. Each of the peaks, mountains and streams has a Buddhist story behind. So these three peaks are white sacred peaks respected by local people.

At their foot are vast meadows with clean streams flowing forward. The dense forests, alpine willow trees on the bank of rivers, valleys unified with the precipitous cliffs around exist harmoniously in this quiet world. After entering into this world, the people will be moved and baptized when their soul talks with nature. They can be free from everything in their mind and their mind will be filled by purity and reverence towards nature. The traditional prayer flags and Tibet painting Tangka in the monasteries show many similarities with the ideal realm described in Buddhism. The visualized environment in which Shambhala was born is naturally in the areas inhabited by Tibetan people in an ideal society, where snow-clad mountains, grassland, forests and monasteries and all exist harmoniously and naturally.

Eight Days Shangri-La Panoramic Highlights

Duration: Eight days Departure: All year around
Since the word Shangri-La created, it has developed into synonyms equaling to the Promised Land, Heaven and Eden on books. And places in this eight days tour perfectly define what a “Shangri-La” should look like on earth.
D1-D2: Chengdu-Siguniangshan
D3: Siguniang-Xinduqiao
D4: Xinduqiao - Shangri-La
D5: Explore Yading Nature Reserve
D6-D7: Shangri-La - Ya'an
D8: Ya'an - Chengdu

Six Days Shangri-La & Hailuogou Discovery

Duration: Six days Departure: All year around
This 6 days itinerary could be the shortest tour to visit Shangri-La’s core area from metropolis in a relaxed manner; Xinduqiao Town and Hailuogou Glacier Park on the way well complement the long drive.
D1: Chengdu-Xinduqiao
D2: Xinduqiao-Shangri-La
D3: Yading Nature Reserve
D4: Shangri-La-Kangding
D5: Kangding-Hailuogou
D6: Hailuogou-Chengdu

Nine Days Great Shangri-La of Sichuan and Yunnan

Duration: Nine days Departure: All year around
Our spiritual Shangri-La is traceless, but our concrete Shangri-La is nowhere but hidden in mountains and valleys in both Sichuan and Yunnan; we call it the Great Shangri-La which amazes beyond the boundary of provinces and space of imaginations.
D1: Chengdu-Siguniangshan
D2: Explore Mt. Siguniang
D3: Siguniangshan-Xinduqiao
D4-D5: Xinduqiao-Shangri-La
D6: Shangri-La-Derong
D7: Derong - Feilaisi
D8: Feilaisi - Shangri-La
D9: Shangri-La - Lijiang