Day 10
Country China
Altitude 5000m
Currency CNY


In 1928, the Austrian-American explorer, Mr. Joseph Rock started from Sichuan Muli and crossed the Daocheng and Yading, he published his articles and photographs in the National Geographic magazine for this trip. In 1933, the British writer James Hilton used the articles and photos of Joseph Rock to create a famous novel - Lost Horizon, Xanadu" described in the novel was called as “Shangri-La".

This trekking route will follow the footsteps of Mr. Joseph Rock, re-take the route from Muli to Daocheng and Yading, walk through the hinterland of Shangri-La region, look for the ‘Lost Horizon”, and get close to three holy snowy mountains in Tibetan Buddhism, finally you will have the experience the remote sights of forest, lakes and mountains in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.


1 Shangri-La Experience -explores the mysterious region in the Shangri-La, treks in the snowy mountains, have a real experience in Lost Horizon

2 Value for Money-the trekking route covers the core scenic area of Daocheng and Yading , you can enjoy the natural hot spring

3 Logistics Service- Only carries small bag during trekking and meals are well offered on the trip






8 groups are fixed in 2019, the number of members if less than 8 persons will be mixed with other team, if greater than 8 persons will be an independent group.

Group 1: 2019/06/07 06/16

Group 2: 2019/07/19 07/28

Group 3: 2019/08/02 08/11

Group 4: 2019/08/16 08/25

Group 5: 2019/09/13 09/22

Group 6: 2019/09/28 10/07 National Holiday

Group 7: 2019/10/11 10/20

Group 8: 2019/10/18 10/27

Price is 7,460 CNY/PAX for the Group 6 national holiday session, 6,880 CNY/PAX is applicable to other group sessions.

Price is 8,480 CNY/PAX for the Group 6 and 7,880 CNY/PAX in the other group sessions for foreigner member as English speaking leader will be offered.

The first 5 registration members each group will be given a 25L backpack ARCTOS with market value 549CNY.

                                                              Trekking Route Map


DAY 1  Arrival at Chengdu and Gear&Equipment check

Arrival at Chengdu and Gear&Equipment check, then you can walk to the famous Kuanzhai Alley area and also enjoy local food and some city sightseeing.

     Chengdu Masherbrum Outdoor Hotel

Food: Self-responsible

Accommodation: Chengdu Masherbrum Outdoor Hotel, twin-bed room

Altitude: Chengdu 500m

DAY 2 Chengdu-510KM-Xichang-240KM-Muli

After breakfast, set off and go to Xichang via the beautiful Yaxi Expressway, it passes through tunnels and bridges all the way. After Xichang, we continually go to Muli County and enjoy the beautiful Yalong River along the way. Muli was starting point of Mr. Joseph Rock did in 100 years ago, it is also the last purchasing station in our trekking trip.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Muli local hotel, twin-bed room

Time: 10 hours by driving

Altitude: Muli 2000m

DAY 3  Muli-210KM-Shuiluo Town-10KM-Dulu Village

After breakfast, transfer to Shuiluo Town via local bus. The road conditions to Shuilou Town are poor and challenge, arriving at Shuiluo in the afternoon afterwards transferring by local car to Dulu Village. The Dulu Village is located in a low altitude and beautiful mountain. It is the last village before entering the mountain.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Dulu village home stay or camping

Time:  8 hours by driving

Altitude: Dulu village 2700m

DAY 4 Dulu Village-10KM-Shuiluo Gold Mine-7KM- Buddha Cave

After breakfast, shortly local car trip then start our trekking trip! Your backpack will be handed over to the housekeeper, you only need to carry your small bag to trek into the mountain. Walking along the Baishui River to the Shuiluo Gold Mine, then enter the primitive forest, will arrive at the Buddha Cave Camp.


                Baishui River                                                 Baishui River

Food: Breakfast and Dinner, Lunch is self-prepared

Accommodation: Buddha Cave Camping

Time: 6 hours trekking for 17km

Altitude: Buddha Cave Camp 3600m

DAY 5  Buddha Cave-5KM-Manchuo Cattle Farm-6KM 4600M Camp

Starting at 8 am in the morning, continue to walk through the primitive forest, straightly across the forest to reach a large beautiful meadow, shortly arrive in Manchuo cattle farm where we can see the holy mountain: ShaNuo DuoJi. Continue to trek for 2 hours and arrive at the 4600M camp under the first mountain pass.


                           Trekking                                               Meadow

Food: Breakfast and Dinner, Lunch is self-prepared

Accommodation: 4600M Camping

Time: 6 hours trekking for 11km

Altitude: 4600M camp 4600m

DAY 6 4600M Camp -5KM-Mountain Pass-7KM- Xingguo Cattle Farm

Today's scenery is quite beautiful, but also a challenge day! We will climb up from the southern slope of ShaNuoDuoji Mountain and cross over the 5,000-meter mountain pass. After crossing, will go down to Xingguo Cattle Farm under the southern slope of YangMaiYong, a famous holy mountain.


          Crossing Mountain Pass                                       Xingguo Cattle Farm

Food: Breakfast and Dinner, Lunch is self-prepared

Accommodation: Xingguo Cattel Farm Camping

Time: 7 hours trekking for 12km

Altitude: Xingguo Cattle Farm 4200m

DAY 7 Xingguo Cattle Farm-7KM-Black Lake-8KM- Snake Lake

Today will be a beautiful view day, crossing several small mountain passes, passing through Black Lake, passing one cattle farm, finally arrive in Snake Lake, will camp at beautiful lakeside where you can see two holy mountains: YangMaiYong and XianNaiRi.


Food: Breakfast and Dinner, Lunch is self-prepared

Accommodation: Snake Lake Camping

Time: 8 hours trekking for 15km

Altitude: Snake Lake Camp 4400m

DAY 8 Snake Lake-3KM-Songduo Pass-2KM-Milk Lake-5KM-Luorong Cattle Farm-88KM(driving-Daocheng

Firstly will  pass by the beautiful Snake Lake, will across the Songduo mountain pass at 4900m altitude. There are the flying prayer flags and the large number of tokens on the ground. After crossing the mountain pass, you will enter the Yading Scenic Area, passing the Milk Lake, the Five-color Lake, go down to the Luorong cattle farm, the trekking is completed now!  We will take the tourist bus to leave Yading Scenic Area.


                          Snake Lake                                          Five-color Lake

Food: Breakfast and Dinner, Lunch is self-prepared

Accommodation: Daocheng local hotel, twin-bed room

Time: 4 hours trekking for 10km

Altitude: Daocheng 3750m

DAY 9 Daocheng-340KM-Xinduqiao-79KM-Kangding

Today you will have a beautiful sightseeing on the bus trip for Daocheng region. You will pass by the red grass land, Haizi Mountain, Litang Town, Xinduqiao Town, arrive in Kangding city. You can enjoy hot spring in Kangding tonight.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:  Kangding local hotel, twin-bed room

Time: 9 hours driving

Altitude: Kangding 2800m

DAY 10 Kangding-61KM-Luding-240KM-Chengdu

We return to Chengdu from Kangding by Luding Town, Erlang Pass and Yaan Town , arrive in Chengdu normally before 17:00pm. The unstable road conditions in western Sichuan would contribute to the high risk of traffic jams, therefore it is recommended that you make your leaving Chengdu in the next day.

Food: including Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner is self-managed

Accommodation:  Self-managed

Time: 7 hours driving

Altitude: Chengdu 500m


1 Transportation: all transportations mentioned in the itinerary

2 Accommodation: all accommodations listed in the itinerary, camp tent is a tent for 1 person.

3 Catering: 12 Lunch&Dinner and 9 Breakfast as specified in the itinerary. The trekking dinner will have 5 dishes with hot drinks such as hot water, coffee and tea. The trekking breakfast will have hot drinks, bread or pancakes, eggs or Ham etc. Please tell us beforehand if you are a vegetarian.

4 Tickets: Daocheng Yading Scenic Ticket and Sightseeing Car and Battery Car; Kangding Hot Spring

5 Horsing: public and personal equipment carrying during the trip but the personal equipment weight per each member is limited at 20 kg

6 Equipment: cooking tents, tables, chairs, fuel, stoves, cookware, tableware, radios and emergency oxygen etc.

7 Guide: 1 professional guide serves 5 members, English-speaking guide will be

assigned as long as foreigner joins the trekking.

8 Insurance: 700,000 CNY insurance covering

9 Trekking organization fee


1 Flight airfare from and to Chengdu

2 Visa to china

3 Personal equipment and horse riding

4 Room fare difference by requesting a single room

5 Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages

6 Meals that no specified in the itinerary and the packed lunch food


Backpack: Backpack 40-60L, small bag 30L

Sleeping bags and clothing: Sleeping bag (comfort rating -5 degrees), Waterproof jacket,  Fleece jacket and trouser, Down jacket, Fleece cap, Waterproof gloves , 2+ pairs of socks

Shoes and other accessories: Sunglasses, Stick, Thermal mug(0.5-1L), Hiking shoes , Gaiters, Sunscreen (SPF35 and above), Headtorch (with spare battery), Raincoat, waterproof bag for protection sleeping bag.


Cooking tents, tables, chairs, cookware, food, fuel, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, emergency oxygen and medicine.


Each member should have prior hiking and camping experience, the high altitude experience would be a plus.


The deposit payment 2,000 CNY each should be paid 15 days before DAY 1 for the reservation your place. The remaining payment should be done before the departure of Chengdu. All payments will NOT be refundable after trip starts due to personal reasons.


Inquiry - Application document and qualification check Deposit Payment - Trip ready