11 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Photography Adventure
This tour begins at Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, Chengdu to Lhasa varies greatly in altitude. A traveler may experience four seasons within one day. It may snow heavily on the mountain. But be warm at its foot. For the most part, the highway is rugged and winding. After Ya-an, the flat eastern Tibet landscape gives way to undulating foothills at Dartsedo, the former capital of Chakla Kingdom and a tea and medical plant distribution centre and one of the three most important economical of Kham. Markhan is the intersection of Sichuan-Tibet highway and Yunnan-Tibet highway。
This tour constitutes a grand traverse of East Tibet, crossing the the mighty river gorges of Gyarong, Yalong, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween and Bramhapura. It encompasses the length and breath of Kham and Lhasa.The journey is fascinatingly beautiful. You will enjoy the views of overwhelming nature, mountains, interact with the locals and understand their culture, traditions and religions.
Chengdu To Lhasa Overland Tour Summary
Day 01: Arrive at Chengdu.
Pick up from airport, transfer to your hotel and settled up. verify itinerary with guide and driver and check equipment for next few days traveling.
Day 02: Chengdu – Dartsedo (Kangding) 325km.
View spot: Erlang mountain, Jasamkha chain bridge or Tibetan Thangkha Art Center.
Day 03: Dartsedo – Lithang 282 km.
View spot: Gyula Pass (Zuduoshan) (4,928m)
Day 04: Lithang – Markham 314 km.
View spot: Nomadic lifestyle, Tsokhla (Haizi shan) and Yangtze river.
Day 05: Markham – Bashu 357 km.
View spot: Mekong River, Dongda Mountain (5,005m) and ninety-nine road bendings.
Day 06: Bashu – Bome 219 km.
View spot: Rawo Lake and glaciers.
Day 07: Bome – Bayi 209 km.
View spot: Mt. Namchanbarwa from afar, and giant cypress tree.
Day 08: Bayi – Lhasa 393 km.
View spot: Bujhork Lamalin monastery, Basumtso Lake and arrive at Lhasa and check in hotel.
Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
View spot: Visit Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa .
View spot: Potala Palace, Joking temple and Barkhor Market street.
Day 11: Depart from Lhasa