How to Travel to Tibet from Chengdu (Sichuan) - Planning Instructions

Both Sichuan and Tibet have abundant travel resources. But time is not always enough to explore all the destinations and attractions in a single trip. The best way is to cover the best highlights which are unique and valuable to meet your budget, days and interests. To plan a Tibet trip from Sichuan to Lhasa, you only have to follow three steps - 1. Select your favorite destinations to visit in Sichuan; 2. Take a flight or train to Lhasa from Chengdu? 3. Plan your itinerary in Tibet. Read carefully following instruction, and then make your choice from our well-selected Chengdu Tibet tour packages. You can also try to use our easy customize tool to design you own trip in the bottom.

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1. How to plan your trip in Sichuan?

Sichuan has too many places to visit, too many things to do. The only limitation is your time to spend. What are the most featured tourist destinations in Sichuan - Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Dujiangyan, Mount Qingcheng... Where should you go?

While planning your dates, remember to schedule at least two HALF Days for arrival at/ depature from Chengdu

Chengdu City Tour - 1~2 days

Day 1: Firstly, visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to get a close view of adorable pandas. Next, go to Wenshu Temple, a busy temple hidden in the city center. Don’t miss Jinli Street which is full of the featured local street food and exquisite artworks.

Day 2: After breakfast, you visit Jinsha Site Museum which is known as No.1 Greatest Archaeological Discovery of 21st Century. After that, pay a visit to Wuhou Temple and learn about the story of Three Kingdoms. If you like old streets, you can take a stroll on Kuanzhai Alley.

Dujiangyan - 1~2 days

- Classic day tour from Chengdu to Dujiangyan Irrigation Project and Qingcheng Mountain;

- One day Volunteering Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base.

Leshan Giant Buddha - 1 day

- One day is enought to take a round trip to Leshan. Driving and high speed rail are both convenient.

Mount Emei - 1~2 days

- Most popular day tour from Chengdu or Leshan directly to the Golden Sumit (Jinding)

- Enjoyable walking tour needs two days to finish from mountain foot to the top and back to Chengdu.

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How to go to Tibet from Chengdu (Sichuan)?

Train travel to Tibet – There is only one schedule each other day. Train Z322/Z33 leaves at 21:37 from Chengdu, makes short stop at Lanzhou, Xining, and get to Lhasa around 09:55 of third day, which is a about 36-hour long trip going more than 3360km. The best highlight of the train journey is the highest railway in the world Qinghai Tibet Railway. The landscape along the rails is incredibly stunning. Learn more about Chengdu Lhasa Train>

Flights to Tibet – Chengdu is the most popular flight gateway to Lhasa. There are more than 15 flights to Lhasa each day from Chengdu all of which are non-stop trip. It takes less two and half hours to fly to Lhasa. Learn more about Chengdu Lhasa Flight>

We suggest you take morning flight to Tibet so that you have to time to acclimatize the high altitude and weather in Lhasa.

How to organize an itinerary in Tibet?

When planning a trip in Tibet, you have to reserve two days for arrival and departure, because whether the train journeys or the flights generally take longer time, and the schedules for train and flight are not as frequent as in large cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, and usually need to be booked very early before your trip in tourism peak season. Following are popular routes or tourist region and recommended length of trip:

Lhasa city tour – two days

- Day 1: It is recommended to visit the landmarks of Lhasa firstly, including majestic Potala Palace, spiritual Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

- Day 2: In the morning Visit the beautiful Norblingka Palace, hillside Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

>> 4 Days Holy City Tour

Namtso Lake – one or two days

- One day round Namtso Trip from Lhasa and back to Lhasa

- Two days (watch sunset in Namtso Lake and accommodate at Damxung County)

>> 6 Days Holy Lake Namtso In-depth Private Tour

Yamdrok Lake – one day

- Spend one day visiting azure Yamdrok Lake

>> 5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Holy Lake Tour

Gyantse and Shigatse – two or three days

- Two days trip: D1 from Lhasa to Shigatse, visit Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery on route. D2 from Shigatse back to Lhasa, visit Tashilunpo and Nimu Tunba on route. Optional plan is stay an extra day in Gyantse.

>> 6 Days Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Historical Tour

Mount Everest – four days

- Three days trip: D1 from Lhasa to Shigatse, D2 from Shigatse to Mount Everest, D3 from Everest back to Shigatse, D4 from Shigatse back to Lhasa.

>> 8 Days Everest Base Camp Tour

Nyingchi region – three or four days

- D1 from Lhasa to Nyingchi, D2 in Nyingchi, D3 from Nyingchi back to Lhasa or take flight from Nyingchi to Chengdu, Chongqing, etc. Another day needed to visit Rawo Lake and Midui Glacier.

>> 8 Days Tibet Dream Tour from Nyingchi to Lhasa

Shannan region – two days

- D1 from airport or Lhasa to Tsetang, D2 return from Tsetang back to Lhasa.

>> 6 Days Tibetan Buddhism Tour (Lhasa & Tsedang)

Mount Kailash region – ten or more days

- You need to drive from Lhasa, via Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Saga, to Mount Kailash where you will spend three days.

>> 13 Days Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Trekking Private Tour

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