Active-Trekking Family Tour through Sichuan2024-01-06T11:10:05+01:00

Family-Tour through Sichuan: Active-Trekking in Sichuans National Reserves

A unique travel adventure can be experienced with our family tour through Sichuan. Here you come as close to nature and culture as it is rarely the case. Because of the possibility to explore the country with its many hiking tours by foot, you’ll get an even deeper insight into how the things are going on. The family tour through Sichuan offers many varied attractions so that it’ll fascinate each family member and becomes an unforgettable experience.

A highlight will be to visit a Panda Station which might be interesting for the children because they not only get the opportunity to get very close to the animals, but also to act as an animal keeper. In this way they get a unique look behind the scenes. On this family tour through Sichuan it’s also possible for the animal lovers among us to explore the grasslands of Tagong with horses. Because there the saying “The greatest happiness on earth is sitting in the saddle of a horse” might become true. Every time the extensive grasslands impress their visitors with its lush green colorfulness and will remain in memory for a long time. A very special experience on this family tour through Sichuan will be to spend the night with a nomadic family and to get in touch with locals. To see how they live and to interact culturally with them is a very special experience for the whole family.

For more unique experiences, the family tour through Sichuan offers other attractions, such as the hot springs of Hailuogou National Park. Because is there anything better than to relax in a hot bath after a long and eventful day while digesting the newly gained impressions?

To intensify the cultural aspect of this family tour through Sichuan, you will stop at various temples, monasteries and churches to admire their impressive architecture. In addition, their locations provide the perfect starting point for further hikes, which can be individually designed. In some cases, the families on their tour through Sichuan are free to choose their own hiking routes. However, it is assured that, whether the route is short or long, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of impressive mountains and valleys. Furthermore, visitors will be amazed by the extraordinary river landscapes and also the significant rock faces of Mt. Siguniang, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will fascinate you on this family tour through Sichuan. In this way the several and varied hiking trails provide a unique travel experience and will definitely be remembered for their visitors.

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11 days / 10 nights / 7 riding days

Overnight stays in hotels and guest houses.

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Active-Trekking Family Tour through Sichuan – Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Chengdu

Transfer to the Hotel. Acclimatization, Visit of the WuHao-Temple and the city’s Tibetan areas.

Day 2: Chengdu

Short trip to the Panda-Centre. You will have the opportunity to get very close to the animals. The children can take care of the Pandas, including helping to clean their space. In the evening we visit the famous “face changing” opera where the children can get the traditional make-up.

Day 3: Chengdu – Wolong – Xiaojin/Siguniang

After a short stop at the Wolong Panda Reserve, we will head to Xiaojin, which shows itself as the gate to the Mt. Siguniang/4 sisters mountain range. The Mt. Singuniang is a UNESCO-Nature heritage and also called “the Alps of the Orient”. Near there, the Chengdu Pandas are getting back in the nature. We will spend rwo days in the National Park.

Day 4: Siguniang Aktiv-Tag

there are three very nice valleys in the park (Changping Valley, Haizi Valley and Shuangqiao Valley) where you can explore different trekking routes. They usually start and end at the same spot. The durations of these takes between 3-7 hours, depending on which one you take. The longest route is in the Changping Valley, where we reach the Mt. Siguniang’s west side to see enormous rock-walls. Also very recommenable is a day-trip through the haizi valley until reaching Laoniuyuanzi. The shortest route would be in the Haizi Valley or Shuangqiao Valley (2-3 hours).

Day 5: Siguniang – Danba – Tagong

We are driving to Danba, at the shore of Dadu River. Near the shores, there were built a lot of security towers to prevent attacks of pirates back in the day. These towers can be visited. Our accomodation is a unique Eco-lodge, with sauna and just 4 rooms. This lodge is owned by an American. In Tagong, we can visit the small monastery and the town-center.

Day 6: Tagong (Trekking Day 1)

Today, we can do a horseback ride or a trekking route (with additional horse for the luggage) in the grassland of Tagong. The Guide and a nomade will join. We visit a temple and do a grassland-picnic, if the weather allows, and spend the night with the nomade family.

Trekkig-/riding-length: 6 hours

Day 7: Tagong (Trekking Day 2)

Yaks can be milked in the morning. After breakfast we are heading to the Gyergo-nuns monastery for a visit, to learn more about the culture and to see the Mani-Stonewall. Transfer back to the lodge.

Trekking-/riding-length: 6 hours.

Day 8: Tagong – Hailuogou Nationalpark

Before the reach the Hailuogou National Park on this day, it’s possible to visit the Yanzigou Park, which offers an amazing view on Mt. Gongga’s east side. The Mt. Gonggga is the biggest mountain of Sichuan with 7.556 meters of height. The Hailuogou Park is devided in 4 different base camps. Highly recommended is camp 2 with its nice hot springs. To reach the other camps, the Park Bus or the Cable Car can be used, also trakking is possible as an alternative. We will stay in this Park for 2 nights.

Day 9: Hailuogou Active-Day

A bath in the hot springs or a trip to the glaciers can be done here. You can use the cable car to go around the different camps, from Camp 4, there is a perfect view on the Mt. Gongga’s peak.

Day 10: Hailuogou – Moxi old town – Kangding

On our way back leaving the Hailuguo National Reserve, we visit the old town of Moxi. There are some sights like a gothic church, a former seat of the Red Army, the Luding Bridge and a lot of temples to explore. In Kangding we visit the Anjue Temple and other monasteries nearby. A short hiking trip on one of three hills, which are surrounding Kangding, allows a beautiful view.

Day 11: Kangding – Chengdu

End of the tour. Transfer to the airport and flight back to Chengdu.

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Included Services

  • Vehicle (Van) with driver
  • Spending the nights in high class or middle class hotels, one simple over-night stay
  • All entrance-fees
  • Trekking-Tour in Tagong with 2 horses to ride and one additional horse for the luggage, one nomade guide and over-night-stays at the eco-lodge and  with a nomade family
  • English speking travel guide
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Flight booking serice

Questions & Answers

Will every tour take place exactly as described in the tour itinerary?2021-01-08T23:13:47+01:00

All our itineraries give you a good overview what you will experience and discover when booking with tibetmoto. The itineraries are nevertheless best understood if they are seen as a suggestion rather than as a 100% planned and a thousand times done way of traveling. We like to keep every tour, every adventure, every trip unique and special. We are proud to say that we have never done a trip two times exactly the same way. Our team does not like to offer mainstream tourism tours, and we believe that people enjoy their time best when they have freedom and possibilities to choose from. Freedom and flexibility are very good ingredients to cook an exceptional discovery or adventure, to meet unusual people and visit off-the-beaten-track places.

How does camp life look like on expeditions?2020-11-12T18:02:03+01:00

After arriving at the camp ground we pitch up the tents, our team will set up the mobile kitchen, the electricity generator is being started and we can think of having a cold beer. All supplies and the luggage is carried by our supply truck. We do not have always pre-chosen camp grounds which are always frequented by us, since every expedition is different. Depending on the time in the afternoon we start looking for “the perfect spot”. Perfect spots have a water source such as a river or a lake and a flat piece of land for the tents. Some spots we use more frequently since they are so perfect that the location is hard to beat. Camping together with nomads offers an opportunity to experience their way of live, culture and habits. Sitting in the evening together in a nomad tent somewhere on the Tibetan grassland and listening to Tibetan nomads` songs is a truly genuine experience.

Dinner is being served in a large dining tent where we have tables and chairs to comfortably sit together, eat and drink. The separate, smaller, sleeping tents are designed to accommodate each two people, but if you choose the “single room” option (you will find that option below each expedition itinerary) you will have your own tent. Our tents are army tents where you can almost stand upright. The sleeping “hard wear” is a foldable army field bed, which puts your body about knee height away from the ground. We provide you with the entire hard wear, plus blankets and insulation mats. The only item you should bring along is your personal sleeping bag. If you don´t want to bring your sleeping bag all the way to China we can provide you with a new sleeping bag for a reasonable price.

How is the climate in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:27:20+01:00

The temperature differences between day and night are around 10 degrees or more. Especially in the Himalayan areas it can often get very cool, especially when the sun is not shining. During the travel times of the Tibet motorcycle tour, rain can only occur in exceptional cases. However, you should be prepared for everything and have warm and water-repellent clothing in your luggage.

How are the hotel in Tibet?2020-11-11T22:25:06+01:00

The hotels in which you stay have a decent, but typical three to four star standard. All rooms have a private bathroom, with the exception of the Rongbuk Monastery.

Do I need vaccinations?2020-11-11T22:24:05+01:00

Vaccinations are not required for the Tibet Motorcycle Tour.

Altitude Sickness and Oxygen Supply2020-11-11T22:22:16+01:00

from Lhasa we will provide medical oxygen. This can support a person with oxygen for up to 24 hours. Before starting the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, you should also contact a doctor who will prescribe a Diamox. Diamox is a drug that can be taken prophylactically against altitude problems. As a result, groups that take Diamox hardly or not at all experience altitude-related symptoms. For a smooth running of the Tibet Motorcycle Tour, the personal health and well-being of each participant is important. We therefore strongly recommend that you consider taking Diamox.

Which documents do I need?2020-11-11T22:35:03+01:00

You will need your passport, a pass picture, national driving license, international driving license and flight ticket. Please be sure to make photocopies of all of your important travel documents and carry them separately. They can be invaluable in an emergency.

We also need a scan of the Chinese visa six weeks before the tour starts.

All scanned documents should be sent to us on an A4 sheet of original size

What can I expect from an overnight stay with a tibetan host family?2020-11-12T18:01:15+01:00

A home stay is an opportunity to get access into another culture by joining the host family for dinner and breakfast and sleep under their roof, as their guest. Most families live together in a several generation house, from children to old grandparents. A lot of home stays are semi-farms with at least a few cattle such as chicken and cows around the house. Often are fields attached where family member go to work after breakfast. Here, local family and work life can be experienced as it is instead of “only” observing it from the outside.
We believe that joining a home stay is on of the best ways to get in touch which what surrounds you in a foreign country.

How well do I have to be able to ride a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:59:51+01:00

You should be able to ride a motorcycle safely, especially on winding mountain roads. An uncertainty is common, but you quickly get used to the local traffic. Our tour guide will give the group useful and good tips on riding in China. Before the start of the Tibet and China Motorcycle Tour, there will be an introduction to road traffic behavior.

Do I need a driving license?2020-11-11T21:57:31+01:00

For the Tibet and China motorcycle tour you need a valid national and international driver’s license.

What is the currency in China?2020-11-11T21:56:01+01:00

In China, the currency is the CNY (Chinese Renminbi). The exchange rate is around 1€ to 7.56 CNY (as of 05/2020). The CNY is not a freely convertible currency, so you cannot get it at every bank in Europe. The exchange rate, which is determined by the Bank of China, can be observed under the following link:

However, we recommend withdrawing a larger amount of CNY from an ATM with all major credit cards or debit cards after arriving in China. Our on-site tour guide is happy to help. Due to the often very poor exchange rate for the CNY in Europe, it is not worthwhile to exchange significant amounts of CNY in Europe. There are also many ATMs in Lhasa where you can withdraw money. Our experience shows that the majority of our participants spend around 20€ a day.

What about my luggage? Where can I transport it?2020-11-11T21:51:45+01:00

The luggage will be transported in the support vehicle. Don’t forget that on domestic flights, the pastries usually cannot exceed 20 kg!

What clothes should I pack?2020-11-11T22:26:29+01:00

For a motorcycle tour you should bring motorcycle clothing including a helmet. Of course you also should pack warm clothing (as layers or as undersuit). It can get cold! You should also bring gloves and a rain suit.

How is the Road Condition?2020-11-11T21:45:13+01:00

The roads on the motorcycle tour are mostly paved (with a few exceptions). Due to the new asphalting of road sections, it can temporarily lead to a poor condition of the road. The paved roads are mostly in good condition. However, there may be isolated potholes or gravel lying on the ground. The route on the motorcycle tour also includes sections with new asphalt, on which you can enjoy European standards or even better. These routes are wonderful to ride! Due to moisture and the difficult to see oil or diesel traces, however, extreme caution is always required!

What is the deposit for renting a motorcycle?2020-11-11T21:42:45+01:00

Deposit for a rental motorcycle (partial cover):

The following cash deposits are required:

Shineray X5 400: EUR 500
BMW G 310 GS: EUR 1,000
BMW F 800 GS: EUR 1,500

If the participant/motorcyclist causes damage during the Tibet motorcycle tour, the deposit is the maximum amount.

Do I need a chinese visa?2020-11-11T21:39:18+01:00


All participants in the Tibet and China motorcycle tours require a visa to enter China. The passport must be valid for another six months. You have to apply for the visa yourself at a service center, the Chinese embassy or on behalf of an agency. Due to frequent changes in the application procedure, we recommend that you use an agency. This is slightly more expensive than filing your own application, but it saves you a lot of work and time.

We will apply for all of the necessary Tibet permits for the motorcycle tour.

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