Chengdu Lhasa Essential Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Destination:
Chengdu - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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This is a fantastic tour. During the Tour, you can visit Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan where you can see the lovely giant Panda and experience the traditional Sichuan Opera. The next day, we are setting out to Lhasa where you can see many historical heritages including The Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. When you arrive in Lhasa, you need to have a good rest first on the 1st night. Your Tibet visit will start from the 2nd day.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Chengdu
2 Chengdu sightseeing
3 Arrival in Lhasa
4 Lhasa City
5 Lhasa Suburb
6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train
Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu

Guide and driver will wait you at Chengdu Airport/Railway holding your name sign. Transfer to hotel in downtown Chengdu. 

Day 2 Chengdu sightseeing
You will spend a whole day visiting Chengdu which has a reputation of a land of abundance. In the morning, pay a visit to Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, the home to giant pandas. The time you arriving at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center just catch up the pandas' feeding time when pandas are at their most active. Then you are able to visit a panda museum,10 km (6 miles) north of Chengdu. It takes about 2.5 hours to visit this site. After visiting Panda Breeding Center, we will drive to Wenshu Monastery, the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. It is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. In Wenshu Monastery, you can visit the cultural relic and taste the delicious vegetarian food for dinner. After dinner you can you can enjoy a short walk at the ancient Jinli Street. Then drive to Daci Temple, a tranquil place in Chengdu's bustling downtown areas, a few steps away from the Chunxi Road the largest shopping center in Chengdu. After a long day's journey, it a high time to have a rest and appreciate the transitional Sichuan Opera, including face changing performance.
Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
Wenshu Temple
Day 3 Arrival in Lhasa

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. 

Day 4 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 5 Lhasa Suburb

After breakfast, our tour guide will first take you to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for over 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train

Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

WALL***

2019-02-26

We are flying into Beijing on May 13 afternoon and departing on May 22 night. we would like to get into our schedule a visit to Chengdu and Tibet. We would like to have about a 5-6 day trip to Chengdu and tibet in the middle of the trip. We would rather fly but would like prices to train and flight to tibet with the tour included in price. Thank you

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nance

Here is the brief itinerary for your interested 6 days Chengdu Lhasa Essential Tour

Dirk***

2018-12-17

I arrive at Chengdu March 1st and have 7 days time to visit places like Tibet/Lhasa. Unfortunately traintours are not avaiable that time. Maybe I could join your tour. Do you offer the trip beginning of march?

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Cherry

According to the regulations, Tibet is closed to foreigner travelers in the whole of March. So, can you have this tour in early April?
 

Dave***

2018-02-17

Chengdu - Tibet in 6 days by airplane in Summer. Please give us a estimated price

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beatrice

For the Chengdu tour, it includes 2 nights 4-star family room( one 1.8m big bed + 2 1.1m beds), round-trip transfer between the airport and the hotel, all entrance fee, English-speaking tour guide, 7 seats private vehicle, and the breakfast provided by the hotel. For Tibet Tour, I will list each items in detail.

 

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