When it comes to the word Daocheng Yading, it usually refers to the most famous Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve, which is also known as Yading Nature Reserve (稻城亚丁风景区). This “Last Pure Land on our Blue Planet” offers standout plateau sceneries that beyond your imaging, such as sublime snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed lakes, crystal-clear rivers...
A tour in Daocheng needs more than one day. Therefore, tourists have to spend at least one night there. Where is the best place to stay in Daocheng Yading? How to find the most satisfying hotel there? Check this Daocheng Yading Accommodation Guide to find your answers!
With an average altitude of more than 3,000m (9,842 feet), choosing a hotel in Daocheng should be more careful. And the distances from hotels to Yading Nature Reserve and Daocheng Yading Airport should be also taken into account. Usually, the best places to stay in Daocheng Yading are Shangri-La Town, Yading Village and Daocheng County.
Since Daocheng Yading is located in a remote area on the west side of China's Sichuan Province, the facilities and services of hotels there cannot be as good as in Sichuan’s large and modern cities like Chengdu, Leshan, etc.… However, they all suite your basic needs. There are hotels of all levels for you to choose, from budget international youth hostel to 5-star hotels. 5-star hotels can only be found in Shangri-La Town. Some local Tibetan folk houses also offer accommodation for tourists. However, you are usually required to share the room with other tourists.
Warm tip: For safety reasons, camping is officially forbidden in Daocheng, especially in Yading Nature Reserve. And you are not really suggested to do so in this high altitude area with steep temperature changes.
Map of 3 Best Places to Stay in Daocheng Yading
The hotels in Shangri-La Town are the best choices. They are all in a low altitude area of less than 3,000m (9,842 feet), giving you the most convenient environment to relax yourself and have a better preparation for your coming high altitude hiking tours. Shangri-La town is only several kilometers away from the entrance of popular Yading Nature Reserve. And if you choose more carefully, you can even find a hotel that in only steps away from the entrance, giving you more chance to be at the head of the queue.
Recommended Accommodations in Shangri-La Town:
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Yading Nature Reserve belongs to Yading Village. However, the center area of Yading Village sits inside the scenic area, with a driving distance for about 34km from the scenic area’s entrance. Living in Yading Village means a closer distance for next day’s hiking tour. However, the altitude there is above 4, 000m (13,123 feet). It may not a good choice for your first night in Daocheng.
Recommended Hotels in Yading Village:
Daocheng County is about 81km from Yading Nature Reserve and 50km from Daocheng Yading Airport. Some tourists prefer to stay in hotels in Daocheng County at their first night if they arrive late or want an in-depth explore of all Daocheng attractions. There are more than 10 hotels for you to choose in Daocheng County. Most of them are 2-star and 4-star hotels.
Recommended Hotels in Daocheng County:
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Usually, tourists spend about 2~3 days in Daocheng.
The first day and night in Daocheng is for your good rest to adapt the pressure of high altitude and have a better plan for the coming high altitude hiking tours there. Therefore, you are suggested to have leisure visits to Benbo Temple (奔波寺/蚌普寺), Sangdui Red Grass (桑堆红草地), Daocheng White Tower (尊胜白塔), and Bang River and Sela Scenic Resort (傍河和色拉) on the first day.
And after a good sleep, you can spend 1~2 days more to enjoy hiking and more nature exploring inside Yading Nature Reserve. Seldom tourist chooses Daocheng as their first stop of their China tour. Normally, tourists prefer visiting Daocheng from Chengdu or Shangri-La. Both Chengdu and Shangri-La are fantastic choices, selecting your way according to your tour plan and interest. If your prefer flights than driving, and then Chengdu is your best choice, because Shangri-La has no flight to Daocheng now.
For travelers who can bear long journey, see and explore along the way, it would be a nice idea to travel from Chengdu via Ya’an, Luding, Kangding, Xinduqiao, Batang to Daocheng Yading. For more ideas, you can contact us or go to select from all of our Daocheng Yading tours.
Even though you have known the best places and hotels to stay in Daocheng, you are still suggested to travel with the help of professional guide and driver. It will never be a wise choice to travel alone in this high altitude area. Besides, the transportation network of Daocheng Yading is not well developed at present. If you go with your driver, you can travel more efficiently and safely.
We China Discovery also offer such guide and driver services for Daocheng tourists. During the whole journey, your tour guide will accompany you all the way, showing you the best hiking route and photography sites and giving you the most professional help when you feel uncomfortable. And your driver will escort you from your hotel to the scenic areas directly according to your trip plan.
The tour can be tailor-made according to your interest, physical condition, group size, time, plan, budget and every special need. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help!
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