Recommended Itinerary to Genie Mountain from Chengdu
Genie Mountain is the thirteen holy mountain among the twenty-four holy mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. In the recent years, it becomes a popular hiking destination gradually for the domestic and international visitors. Therefore, we highly recommended this popular Genie Mountain hiking tour from Chengdu for you.
Hiking on the highland will be a grand challenge on your body. Before you go to have the tour, please make sure that you don't catch a cold and have a strong physical. In addition, you need to take some necessaries.
10 Days Chengdu to Genie Mountain Hiking Tour
Day 1: Chengdu Arrival
The first day is for your arrival at Chengdu. After check in the hotel in Chengdu downtown, you can go to eat the special Sichuan Hot Pot or explore Sichuan opera on your own.
Day 2: Chengdu - 325km - Kangding
After breakfast, you will start your tour. 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. After about 6.5 hours driving, you will arrive in Kangding, and check in the local business hotel.
Meals: breakfast in Chengdu, dinner in Kangding
Lodging: a business hotel in Kangding
Time: about 6.5 hours
Day 3: Kangding (2900m) - 290km - Litang (4014m)
Today after breakfast, you will drive along G318 over four high mountains: Zheduo Mount (4298m), Gaoersi Mount (4412m), Jianziwan Mount (4659m) and Kazila Mount (4718), and by way of Xinduqiao (3300m) - "the paradise of photographers" and Yajiang (2530m). At about 14:00, you will arrive at Litang and check in the local business hotel.
Meals: breakfast in Kangding, dinner in Litang
Lodging: a business hotel in Litang
Time: about 5 hours
Day 4: Litang - 20km - Tiejiangshan Yakou (4770m) - 61km - Zhangna township (3700m)
Today drive along G318 through Maoya Grassland and then turn to rough road and over Tiejiangshan Yakou where you can view the Genie group mountains. After about 4 hours driving, you will arrive at Zhangna township. To rent horses for taking your equipments in the township.
Meals: breakfast in Litang, dinner in Zhangna
Lodging: Zhangna Tibetan house or camping
Time: about 4 hours
Day 5: Zhangna - 6km - Naiganduo Village (3710m) - 7km - Hupiba (3900m)
Today is to start your hiking tour, about 7 hours. Genie Main Peak, Xiaozha Mount and Kemailong Mount will come into view. The elevation increases gradually. While hiking along the valley, you will enjoy the breathtaking beauties. Finally, you will arrive at Hupiba and camp there. Hupiba is under the Genie Mountain and it is the perfect place to see the mountain.
Meals: breakfast in Zhangna, lunch in Naiganduo, dinner in Hupiba
Hiking time: about 7 hours
Day 6: Hupiba - 3km - Lenggu Temple (4150m) - 10km - Naiganduo Village
Get up early for the beautiful morning glow of Genie, and then start to hike about 2 hours along the valley up to Lenggu Temple where you will visit the main temple hall, see the three treasures of the temple: a female antler, an anti-helical conch and a white rare stone. After visiting, you will hike about 1 hour back to Hupiba, and then walk about 3 hours to Naiganduo Village for camping. In the evening, you may visit the Tibetan horse and know the local Tibetan culture, play with the children, dance Guozhuang with the Tibetans.
Meals: breakfast in Hupiba, lunch in Lenggu Temple, dinner in Naiganduo
Hiking time: about 6 hours
Day 7: Naiganduo - 6km - Zetong Village - 4km - Lazai Yakou (4180m) - 4km - Lamaya - 71km - Litang
Today's hiking is also splendid. From the time of the first sunshine, you can see the tempting mountains, making you not want to leave. Then hiking to Zetong Villag and Lazai Yakou, you can see the mountains lining up from left to right. When reaching to a viewing place, the sceneries will refresh your visual enjoyment. At about 13:00, you will arrive at Lamaya township and take the car back to Litang.
Meals: breakfast in Naiganduo, lunch on the road, dinner in Litang
Lodging: Litang business hotel
Hiking time: about 7.5 hours
Day 8: Litang - 290km - Kangding
After breakfast, drive to Kangding and check in the local business hotel.
Day 9: Kangding - 225km - Chengdu
After breakfast, drive back to Chengdu and check in the hotel.
Day 10: Chengdu Departure
Today is your free time to explore the highlights in Chengdu downtown, such as Jinli ancient town, Wuhou Temple, Wenshu Monastery, Dufu Thatched Cottage, etc.
According to your tour planning, you can choose to continue your trip in Sichuan. There are many popular attractions, like Giant Panda Base, Jiuzhaigou, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Siguniangshan, Lugu Lake. Of course, in your Genie Mountain hiking tour, you can add some other attractions, like Gongga Mount, Hailuogou, Danba, Daocheng and Yading. Need to get an exact itinerary, please feel free to tell your ideas to our travel consultant, and they will arrange your tour basing on your interests and budget.
9-Day Genie Holy Mountain Hiking Tour from ChengduView Details
9 Days & 8 Nights
Chengdu(1N) - Kangding(1N) - Litang(1N) - Genie camping(3 N) - Litang(1N) - Kangding(1N) - Chengdu