Chengdu Lhasa Essential Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Route:
Chengdu - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview

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.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu

Upon arrival in Chengdu airport/railway station, you will find your guide/driver holding your name sign at the exit. Then they will transfer you to your hotel in downtown Chengdu. The rest of the day is your free time.

Stay overnight in 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 Panda Breeding Center is 10km(6 miles) in the north of Chengdu. When you arrive here, you will just catch up with the pandas' feeding time so pandas are at their most active. Then you can visit the panda museum. It takes about 2.5 hours to visit this site. After visiting Panda Breeding Center, we will drive you 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 may 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 whole day's journey, it's high time to have a rest and appreciate the transitional Sichuan Opera, including face-changing performance.

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Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
Wenshu Temple
Day 3 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day in Tibet. Your guide will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport/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 going 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, do not move strenuously. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa City

In the morning your 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 later by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. 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 all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street which is one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street 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.

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far view of Potala Palace.
Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
Day 5 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is Drepung Monastery. Drepung means "piles of rice" in Tibetan, which symbolizes prosperity. It's the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks. Also, It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect. 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 and 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

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Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
The yard for Buddhist debates at Sera Monastery.
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa

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.

Typically 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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