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Code Id NAVO-Eclipse-002
Title 2009 China Eclipse Tour
(Kham overland)
P.S. Kangding—Leshan—Emei Mt.—Litang—Xinlong—Gantse—Danba—Shangli—Chengdu
Eclipse Observation Place: south of Litang
Duration 14 days; 13 days and 12 nights in China
Eclipse Date: 2009/07/22
Tour duration: 2009/07/16--2009/07/29
Areas Kham, Sichuan,
Itinerary Chengdu/ Ya’ar/ Kangding/
Xinlong (Nyagrong)/ Litang/ Garze/
Luhuo/ Dawu/Tagong/Danba/Baoxing/
Ya’an/ Shangli ancient town/Pingle
ancient town/ Chengdu
Season From April to November
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Highlights Chengdu for ancient Shu culture; Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emeishan, Kangding—the hometown of love song and the important trade port on the ancient tea-horse road; Litang; Ker Temple; Garze Temple; Tagong, Danba;Shangli ancient town, Pingle ancient town, the Chengdu Panda Research Base, the Black sheep Palace etc.
Observation Site Introduction We choose south of Litang (29.6898N,100.3917E) as our observation site. Although the observation time at south Litang is about 15 seconds shorter than the time in red line zone, we have to make the observation there . Because we intent to make people see both the solar eclipse and the aboriginal west China which are well kept for its culture, folk, custom, scenery etc. Moreover altitude of south of Litang is about 4000m above the sea lever, where is clear air, blue sky and abundant sunlight (more than 3000 hours sunshine time for a year averagely).This offer you the maximal probability to see the solar eclipsing clear. Enjoy it.
Booking
Itinerary day by day
01(16/07/2009) Setting Off  
 
02(17/07/2009) **/Chengdu Hotel
Arrive in Chengdu and then transfer to hotel. If time allows, visit
the downtown city. Have hot-pot( the special food in Sichuan)
for dinner.
03(18/07/2009) Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emeishan Hotel
Visit the Leshan Giant Buddha which was carved more than
1200 years ago and it is the largest stone buddha in sitting
gesture in the world by now. Then drive to Mt. Emeishan and
visit the Baoguo Temple and the Fuhu Temple for its 500 Arhot
Hall.
04(19/07/2009) Mt. Emeishan/Ya’an Hotel
Take the cable car up to Wannian Temple in the middle of the mountain, then visit the most beautiful and graceful area of the mountain, and the wild money area. Then trek down. Drive to Ya’an.
05(20/07/2009) Ya’an/Kangding/ Tagong Hotel
Passing the Zheduo Mountain(4298m)and the Xinduqiao where is regarded as the paradise for the photographors. Then drive to visit the Tagong grassland and the Tagong Temple. Tagong Temple was build in 18th to 19th century, and Tagong means the place where the Buddha like.
06(21/07/2009) Tagong/Yajiang/Litang(4014m) Hotel
After passing two mountains higher than 4000m, the Gaoersi Mountain(4500m) and the Jianziwan Mountain( 4658m), we enter the Maoya grand grassland. Visit the biggest Gulupa Monastery in the Kham area, the Kerl Monastery.
07(22/07/2009) Litang/ Xinlong (Eclipse Observation date) Hotel
Walk around the Maoya Plain in the morning to have some experience of Nomad. Head for Xinlong in the afternoon and
Note Early getting up, and arrange the visit flexible that day according to the exact Eclipse time.
08(23/07/2009) Xinlong/ Gartse Hotel
Head for Gartse and visit the Bori Bridge in Anle on the way.
09(04/07/2009) Gartse/ Dawu Hotel
Visit Gartse Monastery. Then head for Luhua, visit the temples and villages along the road. Visit the folk people‘s residence in Dawu.
10(25/07/2009) Dawu/ Danba Hostel
Visit Huiyuan Temple and then drive to Danba. Visit the Suopo Fortress and villages.
11(26/07/2009) Danba/Baoxing/Ya’an/Shangli ancient town Hotel
Passing the Jiajin Mountain which is the first snow mountain on the Long March Road. Overnight at Shangli.
12(27/07/2009) Shangli/Pingle/Chengdu Hotel
Visit the Shangli and Pingle ancient towns. Drive to Chengdu. Sichuan hotpot for dinner.
13(28/07/2009) Chengdu Hotel
Visit the Chengdu Panda Research Base in the morning and visit the famous Taoist temple—Black Sheep Palace in the afternoon, then have a relax tea in the people’s park to experience the typical leisure life in Chengdu—the city of living.
14(29/07/2009) Chengdu/ Exit
Airport send off

Price
Pax 2 3-5 6-9 Over 10
Price        
Extra for the single room        
The price includes
Transport
Mini bus ( We can provide 4x4 if guests require)
Accommodation
Hotels with 2 or 3 stars or the best local hotels or hostels.
Tour guide
We could arrange the guide according to the client’s language requirement. But for the French or German group, we could guarantee you the French or Germany speaking guide, only if there’re more than 8 people in your group.
Meals
BLD
Tickets
All the entrance fees are included.

Individual preparation
NAVO Offer: Oxygen tank; interphone, etc.
Provide for Self: personal clothes; camera; sunglasses; suncream; topi; medicine for high attitude etc

The price doesn’t include
Domestic and international air tickets.
Tips.
Drinks.
The price is not available for:
National Celebration Day (Oct.01-07)
Litang Horse Racing Festival (Aug. 01-07)


Remark
A: The price excluds the air fee, and you can arrive or leave Chengdu via Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc. And if you need air booking service, please contact us.
B: Because Mt. Siguniang is very crowded , NAVO has not arranged this itinerary. However, if guests want to visit there, please tell us previously.
C: If the guests request, NAVO can organize some time for the guests to go to the Sichuan Wenchuan Earchquake Disaster Area, where guests may have a look about what the earthquake damage are like, and the guests may have a chance to help the sufferes of the earthquake,especially the old, the children and the handicaped. See the photos of our guests helping the sufferes in disaster area in 2008, please check the below link http://www.navo-tour.com/en/album/charity//
                   
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 All special tour route list
·2009 China Eclipse Tour (Overland from Kunming to Chengdu,15 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour (Kham overland,14 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour(Grottos and Ancient Towns,12 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour(Sichuan-Tibet High Way by South Route,15 days)



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