Yading Nature Reserve

The Yading Nature Reserve is located in southern Daocheng County and the south is adjacent to Yunnan. The Nature Reserve covers an area of 1457 square kilometers and is mainly composed of the three famous mountains and the surrounding rivers, lakes, and alpine meadows with an average elevation of over 4000 meters. The snow-capped mountains, cliffs, crystal clear lakes, vast pastures, the dense woods as well the Tibetan villages compose a harmonious pure land of Yading.

As a must for hikers, Yading Nature Reserve, with a continental monsoon humid climate, is open from April to October, but there may be many rainy days in July and August so recommend that bring warm clothes while visiting.

Other Sichuan’s Attractions

Trips and Tour Ideas in Sichuan


Yunnan and Sichuan: Pandas and Mountains

16 days | Yuanyang, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Chengdu, Leshan, and Emeishan
A stay on horseback between Yunnan and Sichuan along the Himalayan chain to discover the land of pandas, pepper and the big Buddha.


On the borders of Yunnan and Sichuan

17 days | Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Ganzi, and Chengdu
Travel overland from Yunnan to Sichuan, crossing North Yunnan and West Sichuan, on the Tibetan plateau between Shangri-La and Tagong, crossing through the Yading reserve and the Tibetan areas of Litang or Danba.