About Chengdu Lhasa overland Tour
The Sichuan-Tibet Highway from 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. During the rainy season, the mountainside often caves in, sending down mudslides that block the road. Therefore, when taking this route, extra time should be allowed. Scenic spots along the way include Mount Erlang, Luding Bridge, Kangding, the Jingsha River, Rawu Lake, Tangmai (known as the "black spot for mudslides"), and Nyingchi where on can experience four seasons in a day. The bus fare for this route is 525 yuan.
Day 01: Arrive in Chengdu
Meet your guide Mr. Dong and transfer to hotel. Local sightseeing and dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Chengdu – Khamding
Breakfast at hotel. Drive via the Erlangshan tunnel to Khamding. On the way, pass by the famous scenery of Hailuogou Glaciers, located on the eastern side of Mountain Gongha. In Khamding, visit Anjue Monastery. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 03: Khamding - Litang
After breakfast, drive to Litang. Litang is 4014m above sea level, resting on the open grassland framed by peaks. Another grand festival is held here between first and tenth of August, when the place swells with crowds pouring in from all over Kham. The 7th and 10th Dalai Lama was also born here. Visit the Litang monastery - and a famous Kagyupa Monastery. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 04: Litang - Batang
Before arriving at Batang town, take a detour to visit scenic Tsopu Gou . In the afternoon arrive at the low lying town of Batang. It also famous for its local Xuanzi dances and the style of construction is similar to that around Derge. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 05: Batang - Mangkham – Zuogong
After passing Zhubalong (a small village on the Golden Sands River), drive into . Mangkham is the first town in if arriving from Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Driving southward from here, the road leads to Derchen, Zhongdian, Lijiang and Kunming. Markham ( Garthog Dzong) is a plain town. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 06: Zuogong - Basu
The road follows along a river to Bangdha, a very small town. Between Basu and Bangdha is the famous and very high Nujiang Mountain range and deep valleys. The picture to the right is the zigzag road on Nujiang Mountain range. Basu county is also famous for Basu monastery. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 07: Basu - Bomi
After breakfast, driving 90km further south, is the famous Ranwu Lake surrounded by snow peaks. Between Basu and Ranwu are bare mountains and valleys. Continue to Bomi, from where one can see exposing snow peaks. Overnight at local guesthouse.
Day 08: Bomi - Basongts - Gongbu Gyangdha
Drive into a valley to visit the Basongtso Lake, the snow mountain, the Crystal Lake, the lush trees and the monastery. End today's tour at Gongbu Gyangdha.
Day 09: Gongbu Gyangdha - Lhasa
After breakfast, drive via the Mila Mountain to Mindro Gongkha. It is said that the Tibetan King Songtsan Gongpo was born here in a palace named Gyiamar palace. It is also the home to the monastery of Drigung Kagyu order, located 100km to the north of the town where the administrative center of Mindro Gongkar is located. Upon arrival in Lhasa and check in Hotel.
Day 10 & 11: Lhasa sightseeing.
Day 12: Transfer to airport for your onward destination or Overland journey to Kathmandu via Everest base camp.
Day 13 – 18: Trip can be extension via Everest base camp to Kathmandu.
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Mission Eco Trek has been organizing Trekking and tour in Tibet since many years. We specialize in the Chengdu Lhasa overland tour. On our Chengdu Lhasa overland tour, the entire group treks/tours led by our highly experienced guide. All the permits, entry fees, bed and breakfast in cities and full board on remote part of trek on the Chengdu Lhasa overland tour in Tibet are provided. We stay in lodge on the Chengdu Lhasa overland tour. The Chengdu Lhasa overland tour takes 15 days, with some time in Lhasa.