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 (3680m)
4 Lhasa City
5 Lhasa Suburb
6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
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 (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit the 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 the 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 a 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 original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
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 the 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.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

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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