Daocheng Dabpa  Tour --- Haizi & Yading Nature Reserve


Haizishan Nature Reserve
Yading Nature Reserve 
Guden Festival 
Mill Valley (Mofanggou Valley) 

Haizishan Nature Reserve
Closing to the border of Lithang, in Daocheng county is a Nature Reserve as Haizishan or Mountain Haizi, a bleak lakeland plateau containing the remnants of Tibet's oldest ice-cap of Dabpa', with about 1145lakes dotted in this Natural Resereve covering about 3287sq kms, alt from 3600M to 5020M. The eroded rocks assume grotesque shapes: goats, dogs, flowers and so on, this area is important for the scientific study of glacier. 
The biggest lake in Haizishan Xinyicuo (Shingyetso) lake, alt 4420M, with many birds inhabited there for the holy lake to local Tibetan.

Yading Nature Reserve
Located in the southern part of Daocheng county, Garzi TAP, Sichuan, as it titled as "Shangri-la". There are 3 holy mountains: the North Xiannairi peak, or Chenresig (Avalokitesvara, or Guanyin Buddha, Mother Buddha,  6032M), the South Yangmaiyong peak or Jambeyang (Manjuist Buddha, or Wenshu Buddha, 5958M), and the east Xiaruduoji peak or Chanadorje (Vajrapani,means the Buddha with warriors' hands,  5958M). They are sacred to tibetan Buddhists for they are the representation f the compassion, wisdom, and energy thatare essential to reaching enlightenment and the end of suffering. Trekking round these or any one of the mountains for their pilgrimage (Kora). In front of each peak, there is a limpid lake, poetically described as the mirrors upon which the lords of the three families shaved their hair. Many wild goats, deer, monkeys, and black bears thrive in this reserve.

Mill Valley (Mofanggou Valley)
A valley 43km from Samdo township to Haizishan Mountain for herdsmen to make herding in the grassy valley, with its grass field, stream, hills, fish in river, wild animals etc. 

Guden Festival
Gadeng (Guden) festival, is a traditional festival in Daocheng (Dabpa), all the singers, dancers and other local Tibetan gathering to the grassland beside county township for performance, market fair, horse ride race and other competition etc, with tent dotted around, and campfire at the night.

 

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