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Code Id NAVO-Eclipse-004
Title 2009 China Eclipse Tour
( Sichuan-Tibet High Way by South Route )
P.S. Chengdu—Kangding—Litang—Linzhi—Lhasa(NAVO exclusive route,2009)
Eclipse Observation place: Shade Village
Duration 15days: 14days and 13night in China; Minibus
Eclipse Date: 2009/07/22
Tour Duration: 2009/07/19—2009/08/02
Areas Sichuan, Kham, Tibet,
Itinerary Chengdu/ Ya’ar/ Kangding/ Tagong/
Litang/ Batang/ Markam/ Zogang/ Baxoi/
Ranwu/ Bomi(Bowo)/ Nyingchi/ Lhasa
Season MAY---NOV
Highlights Kangding(famous for the “Love song of Kangding”);Tagong(Buddha’s favorite place);Tongmai: also called “the most adventurous road”);Litang(the highest city in the world);Rawu lake;Basongco;Gandan Monastery;Lhasa
Observation Site Introduction We choose Shade village (29.6718N,101.4126E)as our observation site. It is very nearby to the red line zone—the center of the eclipse path. Moreover it is located on the plateau 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. And it is also one of the best choice in this tour which show you the most beautiful road in China----the Sichuan-Tibet Highway south road. This is not only an eclipse tour, but also the tour to the most beautiful and mysterious place in China.
Itinerary day by day
01(19/07/2009) Setting Off  
02(20/07/2009) **/Chengdu Hotel
Arrive in Chengdu., transfer to hotel;
03(21/07/2009) Chengdu/Ya’an/Kangding/Xinduqiao Hostel
Kangding; Anjue Monastory.
Overnight at Xinduqiao,which is called "Heaven of photograher"
04(22/07/2009) Xinduqiao/Tagong/Yajiang/Litang(4014M)
Eclipse Observation Day
Early get up, and drive to Shade village and nearby for the exciting Solar Eclipse Observation.
After that we driver to Tagong, Mt.Jola. arrving Maoya Grassfield after climbing over two mountains by car:Mt. Kaersi(4500M), Mt. Jianziwan(4658M);
Note: Early getting up, and arrange the visit today according to the exact observation time of the Eclipse.
05(23/07/2009) Litang/Batang (165km) Eclipse Date Hotel
Ker monastery, Mt.Haizishan, Kamlin Monastery etc and then drive to Batang.
06(24/07/2009) Batang/Markam/Zogang (265km) Hostel
we’ll arrive Markam after we leave Batang, On the way to Zogang, we’ll climb over a mountain, which is above 5008m, is the highest mountain along the southern route from Sichuan to Tibet.
07(25/07/2009) Zogang/Baxoi/Rawu (295km) Hotel
We’ll climb over a mountain en route: Mt. Nujiang,which is about 4839m. (it’s some kind of challenge for everyone this day. We’ll experience the change of both temperature and the altitude.
08(26/07/2009) Rawu/Bowo (127km) Hotel
Visit Gule village en route, Lhare and Hewa village beside Rawu lake.
09(27/07/2009) Bowo/Tangmai/Nyingchi/Bayi (233km) Hotel
Climb over Mt. Segila by car. It’s about 4702m above the sea level. During the spring and the summer time, the mountain is covered by azalea.
10(28/07/2009) Bayi/Basongtso (110km) Hotel
Basongtso lake; Basontso monastery
11(29/07/2009) Basongtso/Lhasa (290km) Hotel
visit Gantan monastery en route ;
12(30/07/2009) Lhasa Hotel
Visit Potala Palace ; Jokhang monastery ; Bakhor street
13(31/07/2007) Lhasa Hotel
Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
14(01/08/2009) Lhasa/Chengdu Hotel
Leave Lahsa.
15(02/08/2009) Chengdu/Exit Hotel
Leave China.

Pax 2 3-5 6-9 Over 10
Extra for the single room        
The price includes
By minibus; 4x4 in necessary; Plane : Lahsa/Chengdu ;
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.
All the entrance fees are included.
NAVO Offer: Air tank (or air package), interphone, etc
Provide for Self: sleeping bag for cold condition; personal clothes; trekking equipment; camera; sunglasses; crutch; canteen, raincoat etc
Permits for entering Tibet:
It takes 7-10 days for us to apply for the permits; thus, the copy of your passport (including the visa page) is supposed to be sent to our company by fax or email couple weeks before clients set off.

Individual preparation

The price doesn’t include
Domestic and international air tickets.

The price is not available for:
The National Celebration Day (Oct.01-09)
Litang Horse Racing Festival (Aug.01-09)

A: NAVO has organized this itinerary since 1994
B: This route will pass many areas of high altitude and hard conditions.
C: You can arrive Chengdu via Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc. You can leave Lhasa or Chengdu via Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kathmandu, etc. About the flight information, please contact us.
D: 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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