Tibet Sichuan tour

Tibet Sichuan tour

Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days
Tour type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide, private vehicle with experienced driver
Departure: Flexible
Tour code: CTT-12
Max Altitude: 5030m

Tibet Sichuan tourAs the capital city of Sichuan, Chengdu is a city with many faces. On the one hand this is an incredibly modern and vibrant place. Beijing Sichuanhas a relatively relaxed attitude towards this city and as such, Chengdu has blossomed in terms of affluence and investment. The traditional industries of gold, silver, silk and lacquer ware have helped to make this city one of the most important centers of commerce in the country. Today, skyscrapers dominate the skyline and Japanese cars and western goods are hugely popular and widely available. This modernization has no doubt been helped by the important role that Chengdu plays in terms of education and culture in China. Once one of the most important printing centers in the country, Chengdu has a long history as a destination for learned poets and artists to gather and seek inspiration. The great poet Du Fu, made his home here and today there are 14 colleges and an impressive university situated in the city. Nestled amongst this affluence and development is another side to Chengdu. Traditional wooden Chinese architecture that once dominated this city can still be found in the outskirts although it is fast disappearing. What does still exist here however in abundance, is a great street life. Markets and street hawkers fill the streets dealing in everything you could possibly imagine, from snakes and snails to fortunes and foot scrubs.

Many travelers here are simply killing time or passing through en route to Tibet. This is however, a very pleasant city to do just this: feast on some great food and soak up some of the mellow atmosphere in one of the thousands of tea houses dotted about the city.

Day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Chengdu
Day 02: Dufu Sward, Zoo, Wuhou Memorial Temple(Wuhou Shrine)
Day 03: Chengdu - Wolong - Danba
Day 04: Danba - Bamei
Day 05: Bamei - Kasa Lake - Garze
Day 06: Garze - Yilhun Lhatso - Dege
Day 07: Dege - Chamdo
Day 08: Chamdo - Riwoche Jeep 105 km
Day 09: Riwoche - Dengchen Jeep 185 km
Day 10: Dengchen - Bachen - Sok Dzong Jeep 255 km
Day 11: Sok Dzong ¨C Naqu Jeep 230 km
Day 12: Nakchu - Namtso Lake - Lhasa Jeep 480 km
Day 13: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street
Day 14: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastey
Day 15: Departure

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