12 Day Sichuan Wildlife Safari
Date: May to Oct
Price: Upon Request
Trip Focus: Wildlife+Photography
Status: Open to Booking
Route: Chengdu-Panda Habitat-Pingwu-Huanglong-Jiuzhaigou-Ruoergai-Diebu-Ruoergai -Maerkang- Chengdu
Trip Code: W005
Wildlife Safari From Fairyland to Tibetan grassland
There goes a saying: no mountain is worth seeing after Mt. Huangshan and no other water will be of interest after Jiuzhai Valley. If there are 'fairylands' in the world, Jiuzhai Valley must be one of them. Stretching over 72,000 hectares in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the Jiuzhai valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Here lives about 220 bird species as well as a number of endangered animal and plant species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous orchids and rhododendrons. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992; the park joined the Man and Biosphere Conservation Network in 1997 and has also received IUCN and ISO 14,001 accreditations. While wandering in a dreamlike eden, we will explore wildlife lives in the forest valley.
Heading north to the Tibetan nomadic area, we will encounter all kinds of wildlife living in the vast grassland in Ruoergai and Tiebu Nature reserves. Ruoergai owns a vast piece of grassland at an elevation of just under 4,000 meters with thousands of birds living there. It is a fairyland for birding. In Ruoergai, we will discover birds inhabit the wetland such as black-necked crane, etc. Here we should find one best of the birds of the tour: Black-necked Crane. Other target birds will include snow finch, golden eagle, Ring-necked Pheasant, Ruddy Shelduck, Ferruginous Duck and many more. Due to the protection by the mountain deity according to the local Animism, the local people never hunt wildlife in this area which made Tiebu a paradise for Sika deer. In Tiebu Nature Reserve, Sichuan, sika deer were reported to forage preferentially in small patches of subalpine shrub and subalpine brush mixed with forest. We will explore these areas to meet sika and other wildlife such as wolf and fox.
Track sika deer in the vast grassland;
Watch all kinds of alpine birds in the top birding destination in China;
Track endemic endangered wildlife such as golden snub-nosed monkey, Sichuan Takin in breath-taking nature scenery;
Dates & Price
Day 1. Arrive Chengdu