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  Songpan Horse Trekking 5-days Tour(Join in)
This tour is for Join-in Group,What is it?
Songpan is an old Qing garrison town in south-west China. Situated at 8,000 feet this bustling market town is situated near the Shimending Mountain Range, in the midst of idyllic countryside, pristine forests, lakes and waterfalls.
Songpan is a throwback to a more simple way of life. The people here live a Tibetan lifestyle even though they are said to be descendants of the Mongols themselves. Within the old fortress walls, horses are tied up to every street corner and multiple vendors hawk their tasty street snacks of mystery meat skewers. The scene leaves you with the feeling that Clint Eastwood is going to come out of the saloon at any moment and face off with a Chinese Warrior.

The best way to explore the surrounding wilderness is to set out from Songpan on a horse trek. Trekking operators tout for business all over town, and expeditions range from 2 to 7 days.
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 Day by day itinerary
Day1 :Chengdu - Songpan County(meals excluded)
Pick up from Hotel early in the morning. Drive to Bus station,catch the bus to Songpan County,and be met by your horse trekking tour guide in Songpan who will help you check into your hostel,and have a look in Songpan County by yourselves if it's possible,the distance is about 350km between Chengdu and Songpan,takes about 7 hours.Overnight at local hostel or guesthouse.
Day2 :Horse trekking from Songpan to Munigou
Today you begin you hores trekking tour, and you will gain a totally new experience,your tour guide will lead you to Munigou. Overnight camping.
Day3 :Horse trekking in Munigou
After breakfast you will begin your horse trekking to Er dao hai, riding for around 4-5 hours. Er dao hai is famous for its lakes, and waterfalls. Your trekking guide will cook your dinner for you.Overnight camping.
Day4 :Horse trekking from Munigou to Songpan(supper excluded)
After breakfast you will ride back to Songpan in the afternoon. You can visit Songpan old town in the afternoon. Overnight at local hostel or guesthouse.
Day5 :Leave Songpan for other palces(meals excluded)
Today,you may choose to leave Songpan for other places,such as back to Chengdu,or go on your trip to Jiuzhaigou Valley,Huanglong National Park or other places.

 Departure dates and prices
(based on per person and shown in US Dollar)
Departure Date:daily departure
  Valid Date price Children price Booking Online
Budget tour class the whole year 150 -
 Cost included
Public bus fee from Chengdu to Songpan, 2 nights dormitory accommodation in Songpan,two nights camping,food(some ready-food and local meals while riding) as marked above, entrance tickets of Munigou and Erdaohai,Chinese and Tibetan guides, horse trekking fee and camping equipment
 Cost excluded
Bus fee from Songpan to Chengdu,and other things that not list in "Including"
1.There is a big temperature difference between day and night so you are suggested to bring enough clothes.
2.Follow the groom instruction for your safety.
3.Careful use of the camping equipment.
4.Horse trekking in the forests and mountainous area is a difficult job, be sure that you can handle it.
5.Altitude sickness is commonly caused in this trip, you must in the best physical condition and try to avoid violent activities. Tell the guide or groom immediately when you have any uncomfortable reaction.
6.Don`t chase or run horses during the trip. Follow the groom instruction when riding up or down the steep slopes
7.Don`t move suddenly or shout in front of a horse in case you frighten them and cause accidents. NO FLASH when you take photos with horses.
8.Kindly treat horses as they mean a lot to the local people.
9.Respect the local custom. You will get along with the local residents for several days and you will find the different lifestyles. Let the local people know that they are equally treated. For example: when you send them some gifts, you should let them know you don`t donate but send it as a friendly souvenir.
10.Pay attention to enviroment protection. Collect all the rubbish and take it back.
11.If some accidents happened because you didn't follow the groom or the tour guide`s instructions ,you should be responsible for the accidents.
12.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room. ......
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