For expatriates living and working in China and the Asia Pacific region, our Tibet trips offer an other-worldly experience of a lifetime that is within easy reach. Whether the purpose of the trip is wilderness adventure, culture and scenery, or photography, each trip offers a rich introduction to Tibetan culture, history, and lifestyle.
This three day trip is specifically designed with your weekend getaway in mind. We have taken care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your time away from the bustle of the city. With just a short 4 hr drive, you will quickly enter into a world of rest and relaxation, refreshed by the natural paradise of Siguniangshan National Park.
Heading out from Chengdu, you will find yourself taking in the landscape with all your senses. Day 1 will find you settled in to your quaint accommodations and off for a light afternoon trek through Changping Valley. Just a few minutes is all it will take to begin rejuvenating your soul and clearing your mind.
Day 2 will bring you further in and farther up, into the Haizi Valley. Going at your own pace, you are free to continue as far as you would like, exploring the heights and depths of the park, with rewarding views every step of the way, including ridge top vistas for those wanting more of a climb.
Day 3 will mark your reluctant return, but not before one last lingering morning. You will be free to spend it however you wish, taking a stroll through the village or one last hike into the valley. A noon departure will have you home in time for dinner, refreshed and ready for the week ahead, and dreaming of your next weekend away.
2018 Dates: Sept. 22 - 24
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Changping Valley, Haizi Valley, Siguniangshan National Park
Starts and ends in Chengdu
This morning your driver will pick you up in Chengdu to begin your journey to Paradise. As you head out of the Sichuan basin you pass through a virtual time warp where everything becomes new: landscape, climate, cuisine, language, customs, and of course, the people. Ascending to terraced heights, you will travel through bamboo forests, quaint mountain communities, and beautiful canyon valleys. Arriving at your modern accommodations by the afternoon leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of the Changping Valley and Siguniangshan National Park. Changping Valley itself is outfitted with boardwalks which makes for an easier walk considering the altitude. Relax as you take in the clean air and breathtaking scenery. City life feels like another world away by this point.
After breakfast, today you will head out for a full day to explore the Haizi Valley. Today’s trek will take you up the ridge for beautiful views of the Four Sisters Range (max elevation of 3850m). This area is renowned for it’s natural beauty, alpine views, numerous waterfalls, and diverse landforms, flora, and fauna. This is the perfect day for anyone. Enjoy a picnic lunch; take a nap under a tree; play games with your kids in the grasslands on the broad ridge; linger along the trail and photograph everything you see; or push your limits to explore the reaches of the valley. Our guides will accommodate all of the above. Return earlier in the afternoon to relax at the guesthouse, or come back down in time for dinner at the end of the day.
This morning you will have the option of one last trek, or just leisurely relaxation in the village before departure. Leaving just after lunch will get you back into Chengdu by late afternoon.