Chengdu Tibet Tour

When you hear the word "Chengdu", the first thought should be adorable giant panda and delicious hot pot. The city has a long history with bronze culture and the Southern Silk Road. Here, you can experience the history of Three Kingdoms, Su civilization, play with cute giant panda, savoring spicy and pungent Sichuan cuisine and watch the wonderful Sichuan opera face show. Besides, there are so many world-class natural heritage around are well worth a stop before traveling to Tibet. It will be a sweet and wonderful memory in your whole life.

What's more, Chengdu is considered as the most important and nearest gate of Tibet. If you choose travel to Tibet by plane from Chengdu, it's so flexible and many flights to option. Every day from Chengdu airport, there are around 10 flights to Lhasa, 2 flights to Nyingtri and 3 flights to Ali. Also, you can take about 2 days of train from Chengdu to Lhasa by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way.

Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour
Chengdu-Lhasa

6 days Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour

Chengdu-Lhasa train (No. T22/T23) is absolutely the great bridge connecting the east and west of China. It covers 3360km which is full of incredible views, such as the fruitful plain, snow-capped mountains, endless grassland, desolate desert, etc. After around 41:31 hours, you will finally arrive in Lhasa and start an essential sightseeing tour.
During this tour, you can take a flight from Chengdu to Xining first then catch the train from Xining to Lhasa.
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10 days Chengdu Xining Lhasa Chengdu Train Tour

Fly to Xining after arriving in Chengdu, then take a train to Lhasa, at last flight back to Chengdu again. This circle tour shows travelers the most important scenic spots in three cities, which means travelers can experience three different charms within 10 days.
Sichuan Tibet Hwy
Chengdu – Kangding - Pomi – Nyingtri - Lhasa

12 days Sichuan Tibet Hwy 4WD Tour

This is a journey starts from Chengdu and ends to Lhasa. Crossing two provinces, you can visit all the meaningful places along with the Sichuan-Tibet highway by 4WD Land Cruiser, such as Kangding, Litang, Pomi, Nyingchi, etc. exploring the holy land step by step.
Chengdu Tibet Nepal Overland Train Travel
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13 days Chengdu Tibet Nepal Overland Train Travel

Starting from Chengdu, you will visit panda base, where you have a close contact with Chinese national treasure panda, then take an overnight train to Lhasa. Chengdu-Lhasa train departs on every other day and arrives in Lhasa on the third day. After a two-day sightseeing in Lhasa, you will visit the stunning of Mount Everest, finally arrive in Kathmandu via Kyirong.
Chengdu-Lhasa train
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12 days Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour

Welcome to Sichuan - the land of abundance! In the first 4 days, you can visit the well-known religious Mt. Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, and Giant Panda Base, enjoy the spicy yummy food. Then head to Tibet by train, continue a trip to this holy land and experience the different Buddhist culture.
Chengdu Lhasa essential tour
Chengdu - Lhasa

6 days Chengdu Lhasa Essential Tour

The Chengdu to Lhasa tour is a wonderful tour for tourists. During the tour, you may experience two different culture. In Chengdu, you have a chance to see some cute Pandas, walk on the ancient street and watch the traditional culture show. In Lhasa, you can visit the world-famous Potala Palace, the ancient Jokhang Temple as well as the Barkhor Street, the largest market in Tibet.
Great Wall
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14 days Beijing Tibet Chengdu Train Tour

This is a great tour which will lead you to the three mighty provinces of China - Beijing, the heart of China; Tibet, the roof of the world; Sichuan, the land of abundance. You can visit all the must-see attractions of them by joining this 14-day private tour.
China Tibet Nepal Overland Flight Tour
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12 days Chengdu Tibet Nepal Overland Flight Tour

For the 12-day tour, you will travel from Chengdu to Lhasa and then to Kathmandu. In Tibet, you will have a good chance to visit the famous monasteries, charming natural landscape, and awe-inspiring Mount Everest.

Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit Chengdu and Tibet?

The best time to visit Chengdu are from March to June and September to November. The reason why not mentioning July and August is that the weather during those period is heat and damp. Generally speaking, the climate in Chengdu is mild with an average temperature of 16 degrees centigrade all year round. Even the winter temperature in Chengdu is higher than that in Beijing and Xi'an.

The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October, during which you can have a trekking tour, Mt. Kailash kora, or sightseeing of Lake Namtso. In winter, snow will block the roads to Mt. Kailash and Lake Namtso, so it's not applicable to these destinations. However, you still have lots of choices. You may travel in Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp and most of the monasteries in Tibet. And Tibet is not so cold as you might think, due to the strong sunshine in daytime. Moreover, you can enjoy the low season price during winter time for vehicle, accommodation, entrance fee, as well as the flight fare.

Option 1: Chengdu to Lhasa by Train

Taking the Chengdu-Lhasa Train is a popular way to get to Tibet. The distance from Chengdu to Lhasa is 3070 kilometers and this train journey get across 5 provinces. The total duration is about 43 hours and it will take you to travel from Sichuan Basin to the Roof of the World-- Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. 

Option 2: Chengdu to Lhasa by Air

There are more than 14 direct flights from Chengdu to Lhasa every day in the peak travel season. Even in the low season, tourists still can choose among more than 10 flights to Tibet. The one-way duration is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Tibet Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines all offer flights to Tibet from Chengdu. You can check detailed information and book a flight which suits your time schedule. Due to the big change of altitude in a short time, you are recommended to have a good rest after arriving in Lhasa. Remember to drink lots of water and avoid strenuous exercises.  

Option 3: Fly to Xining and then Take a Train to Lhasa

For tourists who want to travel to Qinghai Lake or can’t get a train ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa in the peak travel season, alternatively, you may fly to Xining first then board a train to Lhasa. Therefore, you will not only save time but also view the most charming section of Qinghai-Tibet railway like  snow-capped mountains, nomad tents, holy lakes, etc. 

You will spend about 2 days to visit the famous attractions in Chengdu, such as Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Leshan Giant Buddha, Wenshu Temple, or Jinli Street. Then, board a flight a train to Lhasa for exploring a totally different culture and tradition. As the local Tibet Travel Agency based in Lhasa, we are capable to arrange your Chengdu Tibet Tour very well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any plan or idea in mind.

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