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Expedition Yading 2018 FAQ

When is the trip?

Expedition Yading will be held from 18 June to 29 June 2018 (12D11N). We will be meeting at Changi Airport on 18 June 2018 at 1700HRS and arrive back in Singapore at 1840HRS on 29 June 2018.

 

What are some of the places we are visiting?

We will be starting our trip from Chengdu and we will pass by Xinduqiao and Daocheng to stop and rest for the night. After a 2 day trek in Yading, we will head back to Chengdu while passing by Lijiang and Kunming for a 3 day RnR.

 

Where is Yading?

Yading is a national reserve in Daocheng County, in the southwest of Sichuan Province, China. It is the home of China's three holy mountains. The mountains and views will be a breathtaking sight to see.

 

What is the difficulty of this trek?

This trek has a difficulty of 3.5/5. The hike will be mostly manageable but we have to take into consideration of the altitude of more than 4000m. We will acclimatize for a day or two before the hike, as well as take precautionary measures to prevent altitude sickness.

 

How much will this trip cost? What does it include?

The price for non-Rovers members is $1400.  Members are entitled to 5% discount to all Rovers treks, capped at a maximum of $50 per trip. After the 5% discount, price for Rovers members is $1350. (To learn more about Rovers membership, click here)

The cost for this trip includes return flight tickets, accommodations, Chinese style breakfast in Yading and Derong only, transport and domestic travel insurance provided by a tour agency. All meals (other than breakfast provided in Yading and Derong), personal expenses for RnR and international travel insurance are excluded from the cost.

 

What is the brief itinerary?

Day 1: Gather at Changi Airport and depart for Chengdu

Day 2: Arrive at Chengdu and private transport to Xinduqiao via Kangding.

Day 3: Private transport to Daocheng via Litang. We will be visiting a Tibetan Monastery in Litang.

Day 4: Private transport to Yading Shangrila Town. We will be hiking to Pearl Lake and rest at Yading Village for the night.

Day 5: Hike to Milk lake and Multi-colour lake and rest for the night at Yading Shangrila Town.

Day 6: Private transport to Derong via Xiangcheng

Day 7: Private transport to Zhongdian. We will be visiting Grand Songzhanlin Monastery.

Day 8: Free and easy in Zhongdian

Day 9: Depart for Lijiang and free&easy in Lijiang

Day 10: Free & easy in Lijiang and depart for Kunming

Day 11: Free & easy in Kunming

Day 12: Flight back to Singapore

 

What will the weather be like?

In June, Yading has an average temperature of 11.3 degrees Celsius. Although it is summer in Yading, do bring jackets and warmer clothing for the chilly nights.

 

What are the accommodations?

We will be staying in hostels or hotels throughout the trip.

 

Will there be a local guide for the trek?

Unfortunately, there will be no local guide following us on the trek. But fret not, we are assured that it is a popular trek that can be done without guides by most who visit. The trek has a clear path to follow, and there will be signages and locals available to ask for help if the need arises.

 

How many participants will be on this trek?

We are bringing a total of 12 participants. As slots are limited and first come first serve, do sign up fast!

 

For more information, feel free to drop us an email at nusroversyading18@gmail.com.

We hope to hear from you soon!