General

This Trip connects Chengdu in southwest and Tibet, is the best itinerary recommend for tourists fromSoutheast Asia. Chengdu is the bestgateway city to Tibet with a large number of international flights connect to southeast Asia at perfect discounted price and more than 10 flights to Lhasa everyday.

To pay a visit to Chengdu is also an amazing ideabecause this gateway city has much to explore, besides several UNESCO recognized culture and natural heritage sites, like Giant Panda, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei,… Chengdu boasts thecrown of Chinese food, it deserves your stay.

The trip starts in Chengdu and includes a short visit surrounding Chengdu, then goes to Tibet by Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Chengdu Arrival
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When international flight lands in Chengdu, Please take a taxi by yourself to our reserved hotel. The rest of the day free for you to be on your own.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 2 Chengdu-Leshan-Chengdu( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Chengdu Panda Research Center, Leshan Giant Buddha, Lingyun Temple
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In the morning, the guide will pick you up to visit Chengdu Panda Research Center. Morning is pandas' feeding time, you will visit both adult and baby pandashouses and watch them eating fresh bamboo. In the afternoon, drive about 2 hours to Leshan, where you can visit biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world, about 71- meter in height. Either watching the Buddha by hiking or by cruise. After the tour, drive back to Chengdu, end the tour at Tianfu Square. Please take taxi to your reserved Hotel

Day 3 Chengdu( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jinli Street, Wuhou Temple, Jinsha Museum
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Enjoy your free time in Chengdu to visit some tourist attractions like Jinli Street, Wuhou Temple, Jinsha Museum, etc. Board the train in the late afternoon to Lhasa. The Tibet Railway offers a stunning alpine scenery full of snow caped mountains, lakes, vast plateau plains littered with nomads, yaks, Tibetan antelope and many other wild life elements. Tibet Railway is the world’s highest Railway. The 1,956 kilometers rail line expands a vast highland area with an average altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level, the highest being 5,068 meters.

Overnight on the train.

Day 4 Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Sightseeing by train( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yuzhufeng, Kunlun Mountain, Kekexili Naturel Preserve, Tuotuo River, Naqu Grassland, Cuona Lake
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Today the train will move on Qinghai Tibet Plateau, You will pass by Yuzhufeng, which is the main peak of Kunlun Mountain, World Natural Heritage Kekexili Naturel Preserve, Tuotuo River-the resource of Yangtze River, Naqu Grassland and Cuona Lake. In the afternoon (maybe evening, according to the train schedule), the train will arrive in Lhasa. Tour guide will meet you at railway station.

Overnight on the train.

Day 5 Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Sightseeing by train, arrive in Lhasa( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yuzhufeng, Kunlun Mountain, Kekexili Naturel Preserve, Tuotuo River, Naqu Grassland, Cuona Lake
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Today the train will move on Qinghai Tibet Plateau, You will pass by Yuzhufeng, which is the main peak of Kunlun Mountain, World Natural Heritage Kekexili Naturel Preserve, Tuotuo River-the resource of Yangtze River, Naqu Grassland and Cuona Lake. In the afternoon (maybe evening, according to the train schedule), the train will arrive in Lhasa. Tour guide will meet you at railway station.

Overnight in Lhasa. 

Day 6 Lhasa( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
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The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Barkhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

Day 7 Lhasa( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery
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In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Day 8 Lhasa to Namtso Lake 220 km (4200m)( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:NyenchenTanggula Mountain Range, Namtso Lake
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In the early morning we will begin our long journey from Lhasa to Namtso. You will see enjoy the NyenchenTanggula Mountain Range and see Nomads in flourishing grassland (in Summer); Besides, on the way you can appreciate the view of Sky-Road Railway with snow mountain background. As we reach the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), you can enjoy the awe-inspiring vista of Namtso Lake from above. After we arrived at the lake shore, you will enjoy the leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy sunset there. At night, you may enjoy night view of the milky way beside the Lake shore.

Stay overnight at Tent Guesthouse of Namtso.

Day 9 Namtso to Lhasa 220 km( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Namtso Lake
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In the morning, never miss the stunning sunrise view of the Namtso Lake. Then we will head back to Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 10 Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum
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In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance clients can have spectacular views of Holy Mount NyenchenKhangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, tourists will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 11 Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m)( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Tashilunpo Monastery, Yalong Valley
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In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery before driving back to Lhasa. The monastery covers 70,000 sq metres, is now the largest functioning religious institution in Tibet and one of its great monastic sights. The huge golden statue of the Future Buddha is the largest gilded statue in the world. Then we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Day 12 Fly to Chengdu( B )
Sightseeing and Activities:Fly to Chengdu
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You will fly to Chengdu after tour in Lhasa. The tour guide will escort you to Lhasa airport and see you off. There is only 2 hours flying from Lhasa to Chengdu,you could continue your international flight home in Chengdu.

Recommended Hotels

City 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star

Quotations

Group size(person) 5 Star ($) 4 Star ($) 3 Star ($)

What's Include

All Tours in Chengdu, Lhasa and Shigatse

  • Pick up from hotel before the tour
  • Drop off to hotel after the tour finish
  • All Entrance Fee of tourist attractions listed in the itineary
  • One Dinner included in Lhasa
  • Local English Speaking Tour guide
  • AC comfortable tourist Vehicle

Train Tickets in China

  • Chengdu to Lhasa Train ticket, Second class sleeper berth
    (All domestic train will be included and booked by us in advance.)

All Accommodation

  • All Hotels in the tour are included. We choose best value 3 to 4 star hotels with good location for you. All hotels include breakfast.
  • Tent Guest House in Namtso with very basic condition (without private bathroom)

Travel Documents

  • Tibet Travel Permit

Others

  • Train Station pick up and airport drop off in Lhasa.

What's Exclude

Domestic Flight Tickets

  • Flight ticket Lhasa to Chengdu, Approx. 200 USD-260 USD/person
    (Most of the time, if you book international air tickets along with domestic air with same airline, you can get cheaper price; we can also book it for you if required)

Some Meals

  • Lunches and Dinners in Tibet and Chengdu are not included
  • Meals during the train journey please pay by yourself

Others

  • Some options might to be recommended to guests like Yampachen Hotspring Spa
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses
  • Airport pick up and train station drop off in Chengdu, please arrange by yourself.

Contact us for your dream trip now !

Our travel consultants are professional, experienced and responsible and active to help you from the very beginning to the end of your China trip!

After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget. Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.

Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic but also very informative and knowledgeable.

Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and take you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. Throughout the journey, they're not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also fellow travelers who are dedicated to help you to explore in comfort style.

Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry free all the way!

Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly and helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and how big the car or the van should be depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses.

In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices. And also, if you can find your favorite hotels by yourself, the travel consultant can help you to book them.

We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local food, western food, vegetarian food or muslin food.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like local food and snacks if you wish.

Chengdu

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Shigatse

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