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5-day Western Sichuan Mini Loop Trip

Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Mount Siguniang - Danba - Tagong - Chengdu

1.  Chengdu - Dujiangyan Panda Base - Mount Qingcheng.

2.  Dujiangyan - Balang Mountain Tunnel 3850m - Siguniangshan Shuangqiao Valley - Changping Valley.

3.  Mount Siguniang - Danba - Suopo Village - Zhonglu Village.

4.  Zhonglu - Geda Liangzi - Huiyuan Temple - Moshigong Park - Mani Piles - Tagong.

5.  Tagong Monastery - Serteng Lake - Honghaizi - Chengdu.

Tour Code : CT-SC-4

Destinations : Chengdu, Siguniangshan, Western Sichuan,

Duration :5 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( National Park/ Highland/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1, Chengdu - Dujiangyan Panda Base - Mount Qingcheng – close visit of Pandas - Dujiangyan.

Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up in Chengdu city area, followed by a scenic 1.5-hour drive to the renowned Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (formerly known as the Panda Paradise). Immerse yourself in the adorable world of pandas before continuing your adventure to the magnificent Mount Qingcheng after a delightful lunch. Don't forget to capture a memorable moment with the impressive giant panda sculpture at Yangtianwo Square. As the day winds down, indulge in a delicious dinner and retire to the comfortable Holiday Inn Express Dujiangyan Ancient City, where you'll spend the night.


The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding offers a relatively serene atmosphere with fewer tourists, allowing you to appreciate these incredible creatures in a more tranquil setting.

Mount Qingcheng, recognized as the birthplace of Taoism and a distinguished world cultural heritage site, promises a captivating exploration into ancient traditions and breathtaking natural beauty.


Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Dujiangyan Ancient City


Day 2, Dujiangyan - Balang Mountain Tunnel 3850m - Siguniangshan Shuangqiao Valley - Siguniangshan Changping Valley - Siguniangshan Town.


Embark on an exciting journey from your hotel in Dujiangyan as you travel 150km, approximately a 3-hour drive, to reach the breathtaking Shuangqiao Valley in Mount Siguniang. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Shuangqiao Valley, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. After lunch, continue your exploration to Changping Valley, where more wonders await.


Your accommodation for the trip is the comfortable and inviting Siguniang Mountain Holyland Hotel, providing a perfect base for your adventure.


Mount Siguniang, a Chinese national geological park and a national-level nature reserve, showcases the pristine magnificence of nature, offering an unforgettable experience amidst its stunning vistas and ecological treasures.


Hotel: Siguniang Mountain Holyland Hotel


Day 3, Mount Siguniang - Danba - Suopo Village - Zhonglu Village.

Depart from Mount Siguniang and embark on a 115km journey, approximately 2.5 hours by car, to reach Danba County. Explore the fascinating Suopo Diao Lou (Watchtowers) and then drive for another 30 minutes to Zhonglu, where you will check in to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy a 2-3 hour hike in the village.


Danba County, known for its unique Suopo Diao Lou (Watchtowers), offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Immerse yourself in the charm of the watchtowers before continuing your journey to Zhonglu. The Danba Holyland Hotel will provide you with comfortable accommodation during your stay, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate. Embark on a delightful hike through the village, exploring its scenic beauty and immersing yourself in the local atmosphere.


Hotel: Danba Holyland Hotel



Day 4, Departing from Zhonglu - Geda Liangzi - Huiyuan Temple - Moshigong Park - Mani Piles - Tagong.

Today's driving time totals approximately 3 hours.


After breakfast, we'll drive for 90km (about 2 hours) to reach Gedalangzi. Enjoy a scenic 1-2 hour hike amidst valleys, snow-capped mountains, and forests.


Continuing for another 20 minutes, we'll arrive at Huiyuan Temple. In 1729, during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng, the Qing government provided refuge here for the 7th Dalai Lama, Kalsang Gyatso, due to Tibet's political unrest. The temple was constructed with silver and over 500 acres of land, featuring grand temples and palaces. Emperor Qianlong himself granted the imposing "Huiyuan Temple" golden plaque. Notably, the 11th Dalai Lama, Khedrup Gyatso, was born here, adding to Huiyuan Temple's profound significance in the Tibetan region.


Continuing our drive for 30 minutes, we'll reach Mo Shi Park, renowned for its striking stone forest landscapes in the highlands.


Another 30-minute drive will lead us to a hidden gem, a Tibetan village. Explore the Muya Monastery, Jue Mu Monastery, and the region's largest mani pile.


After a final 20 minutes of driving, we'll arrive at Tagong Town, meaning "a place loved by Bodhisattvas" in Tibetan.


Hotels: Tagong Bali and Rui Hotel, Tagong Akzhuoba Boutique Homestay, or Tagong Grassland Grand Hotel.



Day 5, Tagong Town - Tagong Monastery - Serteng Lake - Honghaizi - Chengdu.

We will begin our day by visiting Tagong Monastery in the morning.


Afterwards, we will depart from Tagong Town for towards Chengdu with stops enroute, covering 380km, lasting approximately 5 hours.


Our first stop will be Siding Lake, located just 45km away from Tagong. This small plateau lake, nestled near Kangding Airport, offers a stunning sight. On a clear day, you can capture the reflection of the magnificent Gongga Snow Mountain, also known as the "King of Shu Mountains," with the help of a telephoto lens.


Continuing our journey for another 30 minutes, we will arrive at Honghaizi, a picturesque highland lake. Its serene beauty combined with the backdrop of distant snow-capped mountains creates a mesmerizing view.


Afterward, we will drive for 315km, approximately 4 hours, to return to Chengdu. Please note that accommodation in Chengdu is not included for tonight.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions

    1.  All the mentioned visits in the itinerary are included.

    2.  Meals mentioned will be provided in local restaurants, including one local beverage per meal.

    3.  Transfers and ground transportation will be provided by 5-seater car, 7/9-seater van, or 15-seater minibus depending on the size of the group.

    4.  Hotel accommodation will be based on double occupancy, with either a double bed or two single beds. Breakfast is included.

    5.  Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to accompany you during all visits as mentioned.

    6.  Accident insurance coverage during the trip in China is included.

  • Price Exclusions

    1.  Visa fees

    2.  Personal expenses

    3.  Round-trip airfare to Chengdu and baggage surcharges

    4.  Tips for guides, drivers, and baggage handlers. While not mandatory, tips are appreciated and encourage excellent service.

Additional Info

Chengdu is the center of western China, with convenient domestic and international flights as well as high-speed rail transportation.

This is a small tourist loop starting and ending in Chengdu, exploring the western part of Sichuan. Accommodation and ground transportation before and after the trip can be customized according to your needs.

Change and Cancellation Policy

  1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.

  2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.

  3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.

  4. Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.

  5. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

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