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Birding in Sichuan Tibetan Areas in 2018

 


The Overview of this trip will tell you the following information.

 I.  Trip Briefing
 II.  Trip Essentials (Price, Guide, Group Size, Difficulty Level, Dates and Length, etc.)
 III.  Trip Map
 IV.  Trip Itinerary
 V.  Inclusions and Exclusions


I.Trip Briefing

This trip covers almost all kinds of habitats in Sichuan, we will visit some very popular birding sites such as Wawushan or Mt. Longcangou, Balang Mountain, Wolong Nature Reserve, Mengbishan, Flower Lake, Baxi Village and Jiuzhaigou, just to name a few here. The closing down of Wawu Mountain has disappointed many birders.  Just in case we still can’t go there, we go to Longcanggou instead, which is located on the other side of Wawu and has similar environment as Wawu. By concentrating on China’s endemics, this 18-day birding trip is absolutely an ultimate chance for endemics in China. Though some part of this trip is quite strenuous due to climbing or walking in high-elevation areas, we will be rewarded by not only some rare endemics but also the beautiful sceneries and rich ethnic minority culture. 


II.  Trip Essentials
 

• Trip Duration: 20 Days from May 12th to May 29

• Tour Leader: Jiawei and An AlpineBirding Assistant Bird Guide

• Difficulty: mostly moderate, demanding on certain part.

• Number of bird species expected to see: 250~300 

• Trip Cost:  4100USD.

• Single Supplement:500 USD

• Deposite: 300USD

• Trip Size: 2~8 birders.

• Space: Open for booking


 III.  Trip Map

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IV.  Trip Itinerary
 

Day 1 (May 12) Arrive Chengdu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 (May 13) Morning birding in Sichuan University, then drive to  Longcanggou Nature Reserve.  Overnight: Local Guest House  Meals: BLD

Day 3-4 (May 14-15) Birding in  Longcanggou Nature Reserve. Overnight: Local Guest House Meals: BLD

Day 5 (May 16) Morning birding in the reserve, then drive to Rilong in the afternoon. Overnight: Rilong Meals: BLD

Day 6 (May 17) Birding in Balang Mountain, and drive to Wolong in the later afternoon. Overnight: Wolong Meals: BLD

Day 7 (May 18) Whole day birding in Wolong. Overnight: Wolong Meals: BLD

Day 8 (May 19) Birding in Balang Mountain in the morning, then drive to Maerkang. Overnight: Maerkang Meals: BLD

Day 9 (May 20) Birding in Mengbi Mountain. Overnight: Maekang Meals: BLD

Day 10 (May 21) Drive to Ruoergai and birding on the way. Overnight: Ruoergai Meals: BLD

Day 11 (May 22) Birding in Baxi and Huahu Lake. Overnight: Ruoergai Meals: BLD

Day 12 (May 23) Birding in Baxi in the morning, then drive to Jiuzhaigou, and birding on the way. Overnight: Jiuzhai Meals: BLD

Day 13 (May 24) Whole day birding in Shenxianci. Overnight: Jiuzhai Meals: BLD

Day 14 (May25)  Whole day birding in Jiuzhai. Overnight: JIuzhai Meals: BLD

Day 15 (May 26) Drive from Jiuzhai to Tangjiahe/Wanglang (We keep this day flexible just to maximize your chances of seeing more birds, based on what we have seen in the previous days, we will decide which reserve we go, Wanglang Nature Reserve is higher than Tangjiahe Nature Reserve, so the birds destribution is different). Overnight: Tangjiahe/Wanglang Nature Reserve  Meals: BLD

Day 16 (May 27) Whole day birding in Tangjiahe/Wanglang. Overnight: Tangjiahe/Wanglang  Meals: BLD

Day 17 (May 28) Drive from Tanghiahe/Wanglang Nature Reserve to Chengdu. Overnight: Chengdu  Meals: BLD

Day 18 (May 29)  Depart from Chengdu. Please feel free to ask us, if you want to do a little bit more birding.


V.  Inclusions and Exclusions


The cost includes the following.


1. Transportation throughout the trip, including airport pickups and drop off at Chengdu International Airport.
2. Meals in local popular restaurants labeled as as BLD in the itinerary.
3. All the entrance tickets for places listed in the itinerary including cable cars and shuttle buses.
4.Hotel stays from first day to the last day, nice 4-star hotels in big cities and local best in local places .
5.Bottled water,seasonal fruits and snacks throughout the trip.
6. Western breakfast whenever is possible .
7. Service charges including an professional English-speaking birding guide.
8. China domestic travel insurance.
9. Basic tips to the serving staff , guide, driver and hotel bellmen.


The cost does not include the following.

a. Any expense of personal nature such as laundry.
b. Extra charges due to change of itinerary from client side or from factors beyond the control of AlpineBirding.
c. Any flight tickets to the place where our trip start and from the place where our trip ends .
d. Expenses for visa application.

 

 


 

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