Garze Tours - Best Garze Sichuan Tour Packages 2023
What attracts you the most in Sichuan? The fairytale waterscape of Jiuzhaigou Valley, adorable Giant Pandas, the largest stone carved Buddha, profound Buddhism culture... A vast land in the western Sichuan called Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is so unique, incredible and diverse that you can have a full savory of Tibetan nature and culture without stepping into Tibet. Within Garze, there well preserve a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme Reserve (Daocheng Yading), hundreds of holy snow-capped mountains (Mount Gongga, etc.), a world class rare glacier (Hailuogou Glacier Park), national top grassland, more than 500 Tibetan temples and monasteries, groups of exquisite Tibetan villages, pure Khams Tibetan people, thick primitive forest, and rich species of rare plants, flowers and animals, etc. No wonder that people say it is really wonderful for every kilometer and a dreamy idyllic land with nature and human feelings.
The Garze trips can be divided into three areas: the Eastern Area including the capital city Kangding, Xinduqiao, Tagong, Luding, Danba, Daofu (the maturest and easiest to reach), the Southern Shangri-La Area including Daocheng Yading, Batang, Litang, etc. (the hot area well worth your visiting) and the northern Gesar Area including Gege, Garze, Luhuo and more destinations (undeveloped and less popular).
How to Plan your Garze Sichuan Tour?
Chengdu is usually served as the gateway city to Western Sichuan. To travel in and around Kangding, you are highly recommended to go by driving with our private car. This area is a part of Western Sichuan Small Tourist Loop, taking around 6 to 8 days to finish the circle. To see the holy mountains in Daocheng Yading, the most convenient way is by air with direct flight from Chengdu. The tour needs about 4 days. China Discovery is a local travel agency based in Chengdu, Sichuan, experienced in tour customization, so please feel free tell us your interests, needs, traveling time, ideal destinations in or beyond Sichuan to customize your own Garze Tour! Discover Now!
4 Days Daocheng Yading Classic Hiking Tour from Chengdu (by Flight)
Transfer from Chengdu Plain to alpine Daocheng Yading to achieve all your imagination of the “Last Pure Land on Our Blue Planet” in the most classic way to embrace the fabulous scenery of "Last Shangri-La"!
Highlights: Yading Nature Reserve, Three Holy Mountains (Chenresig, Jambeyang and Chanadorje), Luorong Pasture, Pearl Lake
3 Days Hailuogou Glacier Park Tour from Chengdu
It is the best classic 3-day exploration of the essential Hailuogou Glacier Park to see world largest-scaled ice glacier and national treasure virgin forest by driving from Chengdu!
Highlights: Hailuogou Glacier Park, Hailuogou No.1 Ice Glacier, Mugecuo Scenic Area, etc.
4 Days Classic Kangding, Xinduqiao & Tagong Grassland Tour
This 4-day tour takes you to visit the mature area and attractions in and around Kangding in the most classic way! You’ll fully capture the best landscape as well as have a full savory of Tibetan culture.
Highlights: Chengdu, Hailuogou Glacier Park, Kangding, Xinduqiao Town, Tagong Grassland
4 Days Daocheng Yading Photography Tour
This photography tour is best to shoot the "Last Pure Land on Earth" - Daocheng Yading favored by shutterbugs and record all its fabulous holy snow peaks, alpine lakes, grassland, temples, and more landscapes!
Highlights: Yading Nature Reserve, Three Holy Mountains, Luorong Pasture, Milk Lake, Five Color Lake, Chonggu Monastery, Sangdui Red Grassland, Poplar Forest
Recommended Garze Tour Packages with Other Destinations in Sichuan
Garze is a large region situated in the Western Sichuan, well linking with Danba, Tagong Grassland, Xinduqiao, Kangding, Hailuogou Glacier Park and other eye-catching attractions. It is a good idea to extend your trip longer, taking about 6~8 days. Besides the destinations on Western Sichuan, you are highly recommended to cover the hot destinations such as Jiuzhaigou Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Dujiangyan Panda Base and Mount Qingcheng... Also, you are welcomed to travel beyond Sichuan to other hot destinations of China. Discover China with us!
7 Days Western Sichuan Small Loop Tour
Chengdu / Dujiangyan / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Hailuogou / Chengdu
- Discover Mount Siguniang graceful appearance from the best location and enjoy the classic scenic hiking routes at its scenic valleys;
- Walk amongst Jiaju and Suopo Tibetan villages in Danba to closely see their exquisite dwelling houses in beautiful forest;
- Have great fun at Tagong Grassland to visit inspiring Tagong Monastery, overlook Yala Snow Mountain and enjoy horse riding and other activities on grassland;
- Have your personal admiration of the famous ideal alpine countryside view under dreamy natural lights at the favored road to Xinduqiao;
- Explore the world-class large scaled marine time glacier and verdant virgin forest at Hailuogou Glacier Park.
8 Day Diverse Sichuan Exploration Tour
Chengdu / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu
This 8-day itinerary is the best combo for you to savor the wonderful diversity of scenery and culture essences in vast Sichuan. You will not only have great fun in Western Sichuan to explore the beautiful alpine sightseeing of lakes, mountains, valleys, grassland, villages, Tibetan monasteries, etc. at Mount Siguniang, Danba, Xinduqiao, Tagong, etc. by car driving, but also, make a worthy visit to the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage splendors at Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei to see the quite different Sichuan basin natural views from down to top and enjoy the Chinese Buddhist culture with sacred visit to different temple sites and the must-go Golden Summit with relaxing hiking and cruising experience!
6 Days Western Sichuan Autumn Sightseeing Tour
Chengdu / Wolong / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Kangding / Chengdu
This tour takes you to discover all top beautiful destinations in Western Sichuan in their best beautiful period, including Mount Siguniang National Park, Xinduqiao, Danba, Tagong, Kangding, etc.! You will not only see the colorful forests, meadows and lakes with far admiration of the holy Sichuan mountain “queen”, but also enjoy a nice morning to take famous photos of Xinduqiao’s idyllic rural landscape matching postcards. Besides, you will walk at enchanting Jiaju Suopo villages to have the impressive panorama of hundreds of white houses and ancient towers appearing in the colorful forests mountain. Moreover, you will spend relaxing hours on the enormous grassland, stunning alpine lakes, etc., appreciate top snow peaks, close up to precious giant pandas in the captive base, and so on to impress you an unforgettable memory of the core Western Sichuan dyed into golden yellow and more brilliant Autumn colors!
8 Days Sichuan Spring Tour with Flowers Appreciation
Chengdu / Siguniangshan / Jinchuan / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Leshan / Chengdu
Spring is the ideal time to visit China! What are your favored destinations to catch the beauty in SPRING? What is your style to fully feel the vitality of spring? Sichuan Province, praised as the Land of Abundance, is no doubt one of the best regions with many stunning destinations to be visited in spring. So we’ve specially designed Sichuan Spring tour making you catch the best of spring in Sichuan! This 8-day tour takes you get into the most beautiful village in China with pear flowers blooming all over the Tibetan-styled village, as well attend the Jinchuan Snow Pear Festival to immerse into the sea of flowers, and of course, you won’t miss the special experience with Jiayang Steam Train to travel through golden rape flowers before marveling at the largest stone Buddha in the world.
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