Shangri-La to Daocheng Yading Transportation

Located in southwestern Sichuan where the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the Hengduan Mountains joint together, Daocheng Yading is about 860 km away from Chengdu. It is reputed as the Soul of Shangri-la and the Last Shangri-la for its distinctive landform and primitive natural landscape. Many international friends came to this mysterious land for expedition and photograph. They found Daocheng Yading was really amazingly pastoral and referred Daocheng Yading as the Last Pure Land in Our Blue Planet. In 2003, it was listed in MAB Reserve by UNESCO.

How to Get to Daocheng Yading from Shangri-La?

By Bus

Shangri-La to Daocheng

Due to there is only one bus from Shangri-La to Daocheng at 7:00a.m. Tourists need to stay overnight at Shangri-La and take a bus from Shangri-La to Daocheng the next morning. The whole distance is about 330 kilometers and the whole journey is 11 hours with a cost of CNY 109.

Daocheng to Yading

There are four buses from Daocheng to Yading every day (7:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.).

By Taxi

After getting to Daocheng, tourists can choose to take the taxi to Yading. The Start price of taxi in Daocheng is CNY  5. Please be noted, tourist buses are the only buses which can enter the Aden scenic area. Outside vehicles are not allowed to enter.

By Cycling

Riding is a healthy and natural way of sports tourism. If you want to experience the riding trip, you can ride from Shangri-La to Daocheng Yading. The route is like this: Shangri-La-Geza-Xiaoxueshan Yakou-Wengshui Village-Daxueshan Yakou-Ranwuxiang-Xiangcheng County Town-Unknown Snow Mountain Yakou-Sangdui-Daocheng. The whole distance is about 336 km, and due to the road are bad, you might spend 3 days for jouenry.

By Private Car Rental

Tourist can also contact us to rent a car from Shangri-La to Daocheng Yading. 


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