14 days adventure travel to Tibet from Sichuan (Chengdu to Lhasa overland travel)
the first leg of the trip is to take the north route of Sichuan-Tibet highway before Chamdo, and then swing southward to Bangda, where we take south route of Sichuan - Tibet highway to Lhasa.
stops on the way: Mt.Siguniangs - Danba - Daofu - Ganzi - Paryuel - Derge - Chamdo - Bangdha town - Basu - Lake Ranwok - Bomi - Lhasa
（to be private tour）
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Day01 Chengdu to Danba (370KM)
Drive to Danba, spend night at Danba Jiaju village .
Day02 Danba to Daofu to Luhuo to Ganzi (340KM)
Whole day drive to Ganzi, on the way, visit Huiyuan monastery at Bamei and do other visits along the way.
Day03 Ganzi to Payul (/Baiyu) (230KM)
Early leaving today is required, drive through the Haizi mountain to Baiyu which is located by a river in a deep valley, on the way there, lush forests and peaceful villages make your tour impressive. At Changtai, visit Yarchen Hompa (Yaqin si); upon arrival at Baiyu, visit Baiyu monastery.
Day04 Baiyu to Derge (140KM)
On the way to Derge, visit Gatoc monastery at Hepo village, this monastery is built on the mountain top, it takes about 1 hour to drive up from the riverside (Jinsha river), and Palpun monastery which is the largest and most important Kagyulpa monastery in Kham area of Sichuan province. Following upstream of Jianshajiang river to Gato bridge, then swift to east to Derge town（if you do not wish to visit two monasteries in one single day, you can choose one; Pulpun monastery is relatively earier to drive up) .
Derge is famous for its huge collection of Buddhism scriptures and books, esp. for its printing boards (wood made). Visit the Derge printing house and Gengqing monastery (Sakyapa order).
Day06 Derge to Chamdo (340KM)
Crossing Garto bridge over Jinshajiang river (which is the natural division line between Sichuan and Tibet). Just crossing the bridge is the Shenchenlangtsa holy mountain. At Tonpu, turn to the south to enjoy the unmatchable view along the Tsaqu valley. (55km in and then going back to Tongpu village). Because of its forests, many engravers working Derge printing house (major in wood carving) come from here.
Whole day touring in Chamdo city, Chamdo city is the biggest city in eastern Tibet A.R., built by the iLanchangjiang river (Mekhong river); while touring in Chamdo city, visit Chamdo monastery (Qiangbalin monastery) which is the biggest Gelupa monastery and the biggest one in the eastern Tibet, enjoys a high reputation among believers.
Day08 Chamdo to Bangdha airport to Basu town to Ranwu lake (340KM)
Driving about 165 KM further south is the famous Bangdha airport and Bangdha town, which lies at a strategic location to the left of Bangdha town is road to Yunnan and Sichuan; to its west is road to Tibet and China/India Border. On the way, there is no arranged scenic visit but natural landscape; sightseeing by Ranwu lake.
Day09 Ranwu lake to Bomi (130KM)
After morning photo taking by the lake, driving downstream to Bomi, the scenery in and around Bomi town (Tsamu town) is typical subtropical weather. From the town, people can see exposing snow peaks. On the way to Bomi town, go and visit Midui glaciers (recommended !).
Day10 Bomi to Lintse town to Bayi city
Between Bomi town and Lintse town is famous Nanjiabawa snow peak (7783M), which is highest mountain peak among peaks over 7000 meters and also it is the highest peak in east Tibet highland; on the way to Lintse town, you will feel the grandness of the rivers, mountains and valleys, deep by the road.
Day11 Bayi city to Lhasa (400KM)
Drive the final 400 kilometers to get to Lhasa, the destination of this tour; naturally sightseeing along the way.
In the morning, visit the grand - looking Potala Palace, which was built in the 7th century for the King. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang temple and stroll in the famous local bazaar - Parkhor street.
Visit Tsepung monastery which is the biggest monastery in Tibet. Then visit Sera monastery and Norbulingka which can give you deep impression of Tibet arts and civilization.
Day14 Lhasa to your destination by air or by train
At the agreed time, the driver and the guide will come to meet you, send you to Lhasa airport or Lhasa railway station for your departure.
** if you plan to leave by train, please inform us on your query.
end of the tour
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while you are planning a travel to Tibet, something you should know
- you need a packaged tour, either fully packaged or half packaged;
- you need a special paper besides your China visa, that is called Tibet travel permit, issued by Tibet A.R. tourism bureau, it allows you to tour in Lhasa area, like Lhasa city, Namtso lake, Reting monastery, Ganden monastery;
- you need a 2nd paper to travel to Gyangtse, Shigatse, Tsetang, and Mt.Everest area, it is called Aliens travel permit, issued by China armed police;
- you need a 3rd paper if you plan to travel to Mt.Kailash and holy lake Manasarovar, or when you plan to travel Tibet by road from Karshigar, Lijiang or Zhongdian, Chengdu, Golmud or Xining; this paper is issued by China millitary forces;
- you need the 1st paper to get your air tickets or train tickets;
- you can take plane or train going to Lhasa, but, it is impossible to take public transportation going into Tibet.