15 days adventure travel to Tibet from Sichuan
Take northern Route of Sichuan - Tibet Highway (G317) to Lhasa from Chengdu through Danba, Ganzi, Paryuel, Derge, Chamdo, Dingqing, Sok, Nakchu and lake Namtso
（to be private tour）
because of the seasonal price change, please contact for a quote of this program.
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.
Day07 Chamdo sightseeing
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 Riwuqi (100KM)
Visit the Chajiema grand hall of Riwuqi monastery which belongs to Kagyulpa order, famous for its special structure and outlooking. The local Khamba people thought it as important as the Jokhang temple in Lhasa. By Tibetan Calendar, the 6th month will see the hosting of a grand festival.
Day9 Riwuqi to Dingchen (190KM)
Leaving Riwuqi for Dingchen, visit Zizhu monastery 35 kilometers befor arriving in Dingchen county town.
Day10 Dingchen to Suoxian county (255KM)
Drive to Suoxian county, on the way enjoy mountains with strange shape and bare rocks on the top. This place has long been thought to be the holy center of Bon religion in history. In Dingchen are many Bon religion monasteries. visit Suoketsan monastery at Suoxian.
Day11 Suoxian county to Nakchu to Dangxiong county (405KM)
Nakchu is the most important and biggest town in the Northern grassland of Tibet highland. Four roads meet here (taking Nakchu as the center, to south is Lhasa, to the north is to Golmud, to the west is to Gar and to the east is to Chamdo). From 1st to 10th day of every August, there is a grandest horse racing festival at Nakchu. Visit Xiaoden monastery at Nakchu (of Bon religion).
Day12 Dangxiong county to Namtso lake to Lhasa (300KM)
Namtso is the biggest lake in Tibet, and the second holiest lake in the pilgrims' hearts, its elevation is 4718m, beside it is grand Nyianchen Tanghula mountain, its peak (of 7162m) can be clearly viewed from the lakeside. Around the lake is huge and vast prairie. It is a worth place to visit. In the afternoon, assing Yangbajing geothermos fields and the Duilong river to Lhasa.
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.
Day15 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
Email -> email@example.com
Wechat -> zailushangzeng
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.