It is a world cultural heritage and one of the eight great grottoes in the world.

7 Days Classic Chongqing Tibet Tour

Overview

The 7 days classic Chongqing Tibet tour is one of the popular tours of China Tibet tours. In this tour, you can not only enjoy the charm of Chongqing but also explore the pure land of Tibet. What’s more, you can experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture better by visiting Tibetan temples.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chongqing

You can get to Chongqing by train or by air from your city. When you arrive in Chongqing, your guide will greet you and take you to the hotel. You can arrange the rest of the day by yourself.

You will spend the night in Chongqing.

Day 2: Chongqing Tour: Three Gorges Museum, Porcelain Village, and Hongya Cave

In the morning, you will visit the Three Gorges Museum, also known as the Chongqing Museum. It is located in Yuzhong District, Chongqing and is opposite to Chongqing People’s Auditorium. It is one of the first national-level museums jointly built by the central and local governments of China.

After lunch, you will go to the Porcelain Village – Ciqi Kou. It is a famous historical and cultural street in China. It is also is key protection of the traditional street of Chongqing. And, you can buy some special souvenirs and eat some famous snacks here.

In the evening, you will go to the Hongya Cave, one of the gates of ancient Chongqing. At here, you can not only enjoy the charming night view of Jialing River Bridge but also eat local delicious food, such as hot pot.

You will spend the night in Chongqing.

Day 3: Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings Tour

Today, you will have a one-day tour of Dazu Rock Carvings. It is a world cultural heritage and one of the eight great grottoes in the world. It is also a national key cultural relic protection units, one of ten cultural symbols of Chongqing.

You will spend the night in Chongqing.

Day 4: Flight to Lhasa, Tibet

Today, you will take a morning flight from Chongqing to Lhasa. It will take about 3 hours. When you arrive at Lhasa Gonggar International Airport, your guide will greet you and take you to the hotel. You’d better have a good rest in the hotel to adapt to the high altitude of Lhasa.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 5: Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Today, you will visit three attractions in Lhasa, namely Potala Place, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

In the morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, the highest palace in the world. Most of the tourists who travel to Tibet will visit Potala Palace.

After lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest site of Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, a business street. At here, you can experience the folk culture of Tibet better and buy all kinds of souvenirs.

You will the night in Lhasa.

Day 6: Lhasa Tour: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

In the morning, you will visit Drepung Monastery, founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. It is the largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet.

After lunch, you will visit Sera Monastery, one of the great three monasteries of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is famous for its monks’ debate around 3 pm to 4 pm every day.

You will the night in Lhasa.

Day 7: Departure from Lhasa

Today, you will end your Tibet tour and go to the next destination.

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the most recent equatorial mountains in the northern hemisphere.

10 Days Yunnan Shangri-La to Lhasa Tour

Overview

10 days Yunnan and Tibet tour includes two paradises in China, which are Tibet and Shangri-La. These two places are most likely the paradise depicted in “Lost Horizon”, by James Hilton. And, Tibet is a holy land of Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibet, you can experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture very well. Before starting your Tibet trip, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lijiang and Shangri-La. If you want to travel to Tibet from Yunnan, this tour is a good choice for you.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lijiang

Lijiang is located at the junction of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau and Qinghai-Tibet plateau. It is an important passage of the “ancient southern silk road” and the “ancient tea-horse road”.

When you arrive in Lijiang, you can go to the booked hotel and have a good rest.

After lunch, you will visit the Lijiang Ancient Town, which is the best preserved and most Naxi style ancient town in China. Located in the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, at 2416 meters above sea level, the city covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. In December 1997, it was included in the list of “world cultural heritage” by UNESCO world heritage committee.

You will spend the night in Lijiang.

Day 2: Lijiang Tour(Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Black Dragon Pool)
In the morning, you will go to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain about 15 kilometers north of Lijiang. The snow mountain area 960 square kilometers, the scenic area 263 square kilometers, it has the famous spring snow and the green snow glacier wonder.
Then, you will go to the Black Dragon Pool, which is built in the Qing Dynasty.

You will spend the night in Lijiang

Day 3: Lijiang to Shangri-La(First Bend of Yangtze River, Shigu Town, and Tiger Leaping Gorge)

In the morning, you will go to Shangri-La from Lijiang. On the way to Shangri-La, you will enjoy the stunning gorge scenery of the First Bend of the Yangtze River.

Then, you will go to the west of Lijiang ancient city and visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

In the afternoon, you will drive to Zhongdian, Shangri-La.

You will spend the night in Shangri-La.

Day 4: Shangri-La Tour(Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, Bite Lake, and Guishan Park)

In the morning, you will visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Then, you will visit the beautiful Bita Lake and Shudu Lake. Finally, you will walk around Guishan Park.

You will spend the night in Shangri-La.

Day 5: Flights to Lhasa from Shangri-La

In the morning, you will take a flight from Diqing Shangri-La Airport to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. Arriving in Lhasa, you’d better have a good rest in the hotel to avoid the acute altitude sickness.

Day 6: Lhasa Tour(Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street)

On this day, you will visit three famous attractions in Lhasa. Firstly, you will visit the Potala Palace, which is the highest palace in the world. Then, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which was founded in the 7th century. Around the temple is the Barkhor Street where is the commercial center in Lhasa.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 7: Lhasa Tour(Drepung and Sera Monastery)

On this day, you will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The Drepung Monastery was founded in 1416. You’d better visit the Sera Monastery about 3 pm. Because the Sera Monastery has a monk debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

You will spend the night in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa to Shigatse

On this day, you will go to Shigatse from Lhasa. On the way to Shigatse, you will enjoy the stunning scenery of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsa, Pelkor Monastery, and Gyantse Kumbum.

You will spend the night in Shigatse.

Day 9: Shigatse to Lhasa

Today, you will return to Lhasa from Shigatse via China-Nepal Friendship Highway.

Day 10: Depart from Lhasa

You will end your tour and leave Lhasa.

This is a beautiful spring in Shangri-La.

Yunnan Tibet Tour

Yunnan is on the frontier of southwest China. It is one of the important cradles of human civilization. Yuanmou men, who lived 1.7 million years ago, were the earliest human beings found in China and Asia. During the warring states period of China, Yunnan was the place where the Dian tribes lived.

Yunnan is extremely rich in mineral resources, especially nonferrous metals and phosphate minerals, known as the kingdom of nonferrous metals, is an advantaged mineral resources treasure.

Yunnan’s climate basically belongs to the subtropical plateau monsoon type, with small annual temperature difference, large daily temperature difference, distinct dry and wet seasons, and distinct vertical variation of temperature with the terrain. The average temperature of the entire province: the hottest month(July) temperature is between 19 to 22 degrees, the coldest month(January) is above 6 to 8 degrees. The annual range of temperature is usually only 10 to 12 degrees. On the same day, it is cold in the morning and evening, especially in winter and spring, the daily range of temperature can be up to 12 to 20 degrees. In the term of weather, Yunnan weather is more suitable for life than Tibetan weather.

Yunnan is famous for its unique plateau scenery, tropical and subtropical frontier scenery, and colorful ethnic customs. There are more than 25 ethnic nations in Yunnan. Compared with the ethnic culture of Tibet, Yunnan’s ethnic culture is more diversified. Yunnan is rich in tourism resources. It will be wonderful to have a Yunnan tour before your Tibet trip.

Shangri-La, formerly known as Zhongdian county, was renamed Shangri-La because of its similarity to the paradise described in “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton. Other say James Hilton depiction of heaven on earth is sacred Tibet. Because, there are the devout Tibetan Buddhist culture, pure snow scenery, sacred mountains, and holy lakes in Tibet. No matter where the paradise described by James Hilton is on the earth, your Yunnan to Tibet tour will help you find the Shangri-La in your heart.

In Yunnan, you must go to Shangri-La. It is a rare land in the world that perfectly preserves the natural ecology and traditional national culture. As described in “Lost Horizon”, it is a peaceful, eternal, and tranquil place. There are grasslands surrounded by snow-capped mountains, bright sunshine, fresh air, unfathomable living Buddha, sacred and quiet lakes, magnificent temples, and Kangba Tibetan people. Of course, Yunnan also has other scenery that needs to explore by yourself. You have to believe that your trip to Yunnan will not let you down.

In Tibet, you can see a flow of pilgrims. You can feel the devout atmosphere of the pure Tibetan Buddhist. If you are a hiker, you can trek in the sacred mountains and holy lakes in Tibet. The unique natural scenery of Tibet is sure to fascinate you.

Nowadays, you can go from Yunnan to Tibet by train or by Plane. You can fly from Kunming to Lhasa, it takes about 4 hours. And there are many flights every day, which is very convenient. You can also fly from Shangri-La to Lhasa. If you want to take a train to Tibet, you can take a plane from Kunming or Lijiang to Xining, and then take a train from Xining to Lhasa. Although it takes longer to travel by train than by plane, you can enjoy the scenery along the world’s highest railway. And take the train to Tibet, you can slowly adapt to the high altitude and reduce the possibility of acute altitude sickness.

The Great Wall is a collection of ancient Chinese wisdom.

Beijing Tibet Tour

The transportation from Beijing to Tibet is more convenient. You can travel to Tibet by train or by plane. Beijing is the capital of China and a hub for international entry. Most visitors will choose Beijing as the destination city for international flights. Beijing is also one of the centers of China’s railway network. There many flights and trains from Beijing to Tibet every day. You hardly have to worry about not having the plane or train tickets. Beijing is the most popular destination for tourists in China and the number one destination for many tourists. Your tours in Beijing will make your tour to Tibet more perfect.

Beijing has the most world heritage sites in the world and is the first capital city with a world geopark. There are more than 200 tourist attractions open to the public in Beijing, including the Forbidden City of world’s largest imperial palace, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Great Wall and so on. Beijing is also one of the four ancient capitals of China, with many local folk customs. Before you travel to Tibet, you can stay here for 3 or 4 days to visit the scenic spots in Beijing, enjoy the Beijing culture and taste the delicious food in Beijing. You can take a day to visit the Forbidden City in downtown Beijing, where you can also see the Temple of Heaven. The next day you can climb the Great Wall and experience the spectacular ancient wisdom. In the evening you can go to see the Peking Opera and Kungfu Show. You can go to the Summer Palace on the third day. The Summer Palace was a royal garden in the Qing dynasty. It’s also a quite nice place to go for a walk. If you want to stay here longer, you can go to the most colorful Hutong in Beijing. Hutong is the blood of Beijing. Hutong culture is also a plot of the old Beijing people. For visitors to Beijing, the old Beijing Hutong hid Beijing culture.

For your tour in Tibet, Lhasa and Everest are two must-see destinations. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet autonomous region of China, is an international tourist city with plateau and ethnic characteristics. Lhasa is the transshipment center of Tibet and usually enters Tibet from here. There are many attractions to visit when you travel to Tibet in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, the highest elevation palace in the world, and Namtso Lake, the largest lake in Tibet. Mount Everest is the roof of the world, and conquering it is a lifelong dream of many people. You can stay in Lhasa for 2 or 3 days to visit the attractions in Lhasa and experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Then you can walk around the cities near Lhasa, such as Shigatse, Nyingchi, Nagqu. Finally, you can go to the highest mountain, Mount Everest. Here you can plane a tour to Everest Base Camp. With the tour to Mount Everest over, your Beijing Tibet tour is over.

Shanghai is one of the main gateway cities to travel to Tibet.

Shanghai Tibet Tour

Shanghai is an international metropolis blending the East and West, and the economic center of China. There are numbers of skyscrapers, cathedrals and shopping malls. Besides, there are also some traditional laneways and old streets. Besides, the transportation in Shanghai is convenient for international flights to/from major cities in the world.

As no direct flights from other countries to Tibet directly, except for Nepal, foreign travelers need to fly to mainland China and then transfer to Tibet. For many first-time tourists to Tibet, they prefer to make a stop in Shanghai and then board a Tibet train or domestic flight to Tibet. In Tibet, they will enjoy the stunning view of Tibet plateau and the holy Tibetan Buddhism.

As a professional travel agency, we will offer hand-picked Shanghai and Tibet tour packages, the application of Tibet Travel Permit and many travel tips. Besides, we can offer Tibet train and flight booking service. At present, the major ways to get to Tibet is boarding a Tibet train or taking a domestic flight.

How to Travel to Tibet from Shanghai

Shanghai to Lhasa by Train

Train from Shanghai to Lhasa is one of the earliest three railways which collect Tibet with major big cities in China. The train journey goes across eight provinces from eastern coastal city to the Roof of the world. And since the train journey itself is an interesting tour to go across China, many tourists prefer to board a train to Lhasa.

The distance from Shanghai to Lhasa is about 4373 kilometers and the duration is about 47.5 hours. The highlights come out gradually when you pass Golmud. You can see the vast grassland, holy lakes, snow-capped mountains and yaks. Besides, each cabin is equipped with oxygen equipment and boiled water. Each foreign tourist needs to prepare a copy of Tibet Travel Permit to get on a Tibet train.

Shanghai-Lhasa Train Timetable and Schedule

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Distance Frequency Ticket Price
Z164 (Shanghai-Lhasa) 20:10 19:30 47 hours and 20 minutes 4373 kilometers daily 793.5RMB Hard sleeper/1262.5 RMB Soft sleeper
Z166 (Lhasa-Shanghai) 11:30 11:51 48 hours and 21 minutes 4373 kilometers daily 793.5RMB Hard sleeper/1262.5 RMB Soft sleeper

Shanghai to Lhasa by Flight

At present, Air China, China Eastern Airline, Tibet Airline and Shenzhen Airline offer flights from Shanghai to Lhasa with a stopover in Chengdu or Xi’an. The duration is about 7 hours. Considering the huge change of altitude from eastern coastal city to the Roof of the world in short hours, travelers are recommended to have a good rest in your hotel in Lhasa to adapt the change of altitude.

Shanghai to Lhasa Flight Schedule

Flight Number Departure Stopover Arrival Duration Frequency
TV 9883

Tibet Airlines

16:45 Chengdu 23:30 6 hours 45 minutes Daily
SC9882

Shandong Airlines

16:45 Chengdu 23:30 6hours 45minutes Daily
ZH3982

Shenzhen Airlines

16:45 Chengdu 23:30 6 hours 45 minutes Daily
MU2335

China Eastern Airlines

06:45 Xi’an 14:40 7 hours 55 minutes Daily
CA3966

Air China

16:45 Chengdu 23:30 6 hours 45 minutes Daily

Note: Since the flights are greatly affected by the change of climate, the timetable and schedule are just for reference. When you want to book a flight ticket, please check the detailed information from the website or contact your travel operator.

As one of the seven gateway cities in China, foreign travelers can easily get to Tibet from Chongqing by train or flight.

Travel to Tibet from Chongqing

Why Travel to Tibet from Chongqing

Situated in southwest China, Chongqing is one of the four municipalities in China, like Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin. It is also the largest inland city in China and is made up of 25 districts, such as Fuling, Wanzhou, and Qianjiang Districts. Owing to its quick development in economy and tourism, Chongqing attracts tourist from home and abroad. Chongqing is connected with major big cities in China, such as Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, as well as international cities, such as Singapore, Seoul, New York, Bangkok. Foreign travelers can easily fly to Chongqing and board a flight to Tibet.

Besides, Chongqing is one of the seven gateway cities for travelers to board a train to Tibet. And it is the third shortest train route to Tibet via Qinghai Tibet Railway, ranking after Xining and Lanzhou.

Chongqing to Lhasa by Air

The Chongqing-Lhasa flight departs from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and lands at Lhasa Gongga Airport. There are 19 non-stop flights taking about 2 hours and 50 minutes operated by Air China, Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Hebei Airlines. The first flight departs from Chongqing to Lhasa at 6:25 am and the last flight leaves Chongqing at 2:40 pm every day. The ticket price costs about 300 dollars on average.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is located in the Yubei District and is one of the busiest airports in China. Since Airport Located 19 kilometers away from the city center, travelers can easily take the underline subway or bus to get there.

Chongqing to Tibet by Train

As the major gateway city to take the train to Tibet, Chongqing is a good city to transfer to Tibet. The total duration is about 35 hours covering 3030 kilometers. And the train No. Z222/223 will make a stopover at the major cities along the trip. And the train departs every two days at 22:25 and reaches Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day.

Chongqing to Lhasa Train Fares

Route Details Train Number Z222/Z223 Duration 35hrs 30mins Ticket Fares Chongqing-Lhasa (Arrive on the 3rd day)
Depart from Chongqing North Railway Station Arrive at Lhasa Railway Station Hard Seat 302.5 (RMB)
Departing time 22:25 Arriving Time 09:55 Hard Sleeper
(Upper/Middle/Lower)
627.5/645.5/663.5 (RMB)
Train Type Z-series Distance 3050km Soft Sleeper
(Upper/Lower)
997.5/1034.5 (RMB)

Timetable of Chongqing to Lhasa Train

Railway Stations Arrival Time Departure Time Stop Duration Riding Time
Chongqing North Starting 22:25
Nanchong North 00:07 00:12 5 minutes 1hours 42 minutes
Guangyuan 02:20 02:40 20 minutes 3hours 55 minutes
Lanzhou 09:10 09:27 17 minutes 10hours 45minutes
Xining 12:07 12:27 20 minutes 13hours 42 minutes
Delingha 16:35 16:37 2 minutes 18hours 10 minutes
Golmud 19:24 19:49 25 minutes 20hours 59 minutes
Nagchu 05:59 06:05 6 minutes 32hours 34 minutes
Lhasa 09:55 Final Stop 35hours 30 minutes

Notice: 1. According to the law of the Republic of China, foreign travelers need to get a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet or board a train or flight to Tibet. Travelers can use a copy of Tibet Travel Permit to board a train to Tibet from major big cities in China.

  1. At present, there are two kinds of ways to get a train ticket. One is booking one online, and the other is seeking help from your Tibet Travel agency.
Xian is an ancient city with many attractions.

Xi’an to Tibet: travel to Tibet by train

Formerly named Changan, Xi’an, an altitude of 405m, is a historical and cultural ancient city which once was the capital of 13 dynasties including Tang and Qin Dynasty. There are a great number of foreign visitors taking Xi’an as a transit place before traveling to Tibet every year. Rich in its cultural history, unique geography human landscape, Xi’an is like the cradle of Chinese civilization. Known for its rectangular ancient walls, life-size Terracotta Army and iconic Tang-style Big Goose Pagoda, Xi’an attracts many tourists every year. If you want to explore Chinese history, you can choose a Xi’an Tibet Tour package. However, there’s no train originating starts from Xi’an to Lhasa. As an important gateway to Tibet, many trains make a stop in Xi’an, such as trains from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing to Lhasa.

The connecting trains from Xi’an to Lhasa will go through 3 provinces from Guanzhong plain to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The whole distance from Xi’an to Lhasa is around 2864km, and takes you around 32 hours to reach Lhasa. That is to say, you only need to stay one night on the train before reaching Tibet. After entering the Gobi desert in Golmud, the train ride starts to the climax. Tibetan yaks, snow-capped peaks and vast grasslands will come into eyes bit by bit.

There are three kinds of seat class—soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat. In consideration of the big altitude change and the altitude sickness, I suggest you choose the soft sleeper. The train is equipped with one dinner car where you can buy food or drinks, and oxygen supply. And you can also buy some food and drink while the train takes stops at Lanzhou, Xining and Golmud for several minutes. And you can have a little rest at the same time.

Here is most classic Xian Tibet Tour by Train

Train No. Departure Distance
Z265 (Guangzhou-Xi’an-Lhasa) 09:45 4980km
Z165 (Shanghai-Xi’an-Lhasa) 11:24 4373 km
Z266(Lhasa-Xi’an-Guangzhou) 12:45 2864km

You should check the schedule carefully and book a ticket in advance. The tickets from Xi’an to Lhasa are always sold out quickly in peak seasons. You can choose to take a train to Xining and then transfer to Lhasa by train or air. This can guarantee you to go to Tibet in any case.

Notes: You need to apply for a TTB before heading to Tibet. When you board a train to Lhasa, you should show a copy of Tibet Travel Permit. We will give this permit for you by express before your departure from Xi’an to Lhasa. As an experienced travel agency for over ten years, we will deliver the Tibet Travel Permit to you as soon as we can.

As a leading local travel agency, we would like to offer our good services and advice on the application of TTB, train ticket booking (the supply of tickets can’t meet with the demand, especially in peak seasons) and many different kinds of Xi’an-Tibet Tour packages. You can make your own itinerary. Or just consult us and our consultants will choose the best travel packages based on your interest.

This trip is a good way to explore Chengdu and Tibet in a short time.

6 Days Essential Chengdu Tibet Tour Package

Chengdu is located in the southwest of China and is a gateway to Tibet. Traveling in Chengdu can give you an unforgettable memory full of giant pandas, delicious Sichuan food, relaxing lifestyle and Sichuan opera. The Chengdu-Lhasa train runs every two days and is the third shortest for trip duration comparing with other domestic cities in China, such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc. Besides, you can take a flight to Tibet. The flights to Tibet from Chengdu are in the largest number comparing with other domestic airports such as HK, Beijing, etc. This trip will give you a fantastic experience combining with Chengdu and Lhasa. You can not only explore the mysterious Tibet Plateau as well as the charm of Chengdu Plain.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Chengdu

Our guide will greet you at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport or Chengdu East Railway Station and escort to your hotel in Chengdu. The rest of time is free, and you can travel to Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Broad and Narrow Alley or enjoy the Sichuan Opera in the evening (Cost depends on yourself).

Overnight stay

Day 2: Travel to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Leshan Giant Buddha

Not long after breakfast, we will drive 30 minutes to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. You can have a close observation to the Giant Pandas’ movement and breeding. We have 2.5 hour visiting time in the center.

In the afternoon, we will drive about 2 hour to city of Leshan for the famous Giant Buddha. The Giant Buddha stands at the confluence of the Dadu, Mingjiang and Qingyijiang Rivers. We will visit the Buddha by boat.

Overnight stay

Day 3: Arrival in Lhasa

We will board a plane to Tibet in the morning. After near 2 hours’ flying, we will arrive at Lhasa and meet our local Tibetan tour guide in the Lhasa Gongga Airport. Then we will drive to your hotel in Lhasa. On the way to hotel, you can have the scenery of Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa river. The rest time is free. I recommend you to have a rest in hotel to acclimate yourself to the high altitude of Lhasa (3658 meters).

Overnight stay

Day 4: Lhasa Sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit the Potala Palace where Dalai Lama once lived and worked. It collects many valuable paintings, historical relics and handicraft articles. The most valuable relics are the burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple, one of the three great three monasteries in Tibet. Then head to Barkhor Street where you can drink sweet tea and do kora.

Overnight stay

Day 5: Lhasa sightseeing

Today we will visit the rest two greatest monasteries in Tibet—Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. It is the best way to learn the culture of Tibet. Besides, we will visit the local villages and experience local Tibetan life. We have meal with them and enjoy the scenery of Tibetan village.

Overnight stay

Day 6: Lhasa Departure

The tour ends today. Our guide will escort you to board a plane or train back.

Z322 is the train to Tibet departing at Chengdu.

Travel to Tibet from Chengdu by Train

As being no direct international flight to Tibet except for flights between Nepal and Lhasa, people need to fly to mainland China or Nepal firstly and then transfer to Tibet by plane or train. Chengdu is a gateway for your Tibet Tour since the Z322 (Chengdu to Lhasa train) runs the third shortest journey to Tibet. Besides, since every two days run a train to Tibet from Chengdu, you can have a good rest in Chengdu after a long time international flight. Chengdu is a city full of charm with tasty Sichuan food, relaxing lifestyle. You can walk around in Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Broad and Narrow Alley, Jin Li Ancient Street, etc. If time permits, a tour to visit giant pandas is another good choice before entering Tibet.

The whole train tour from Chengdu to Lhasa is around 3070 kilometers and will take about 41.5 hours to reach Lhasa. It usually starts at 21:37 from the Chengdu Railway Station, and arrives in Lhasa at 09:55 on the third day. Here are the updated Chengdu-Lhasa train schedule and price on the net in 2018:

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Distance Frequency Ticket Price
Z322(Chengdu-Lhasa) 21:37 09:55 36:18Hours 3070 km every other day ¥668
Hard sleeper
¥1,062
Soft sleeper
Z324(Lhasa-Chengdu) 18:30 07:00 36:30Hours every other day ¥668
Hard sleeper
¥1,062
Soft sleeper

The timetable and schedule are just for reference. Please check the detailed arrival and departure time from your travel agency.

Besides, you need to prepare Tibet Travel Permit when you board a train.

As a local Tibet travel agency, we offer help to apply for the required documents to Tibet and book train tickets. Don’t worry about how to get a paper train ticket. We usually book e-ticket and will tell you the detailed ticket information. You can get a paper ticket with your passport at a railway station.

FAQs about Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour

  1. Can I book a private cabin just for two?

At present, the soft sleeper cabin on Tibet train contains 4 beds which is the first class cabin. The hard sleeper on Tibet train contains 6 beds which is the second class cabin. And there are only two kinds of cabin on Tibet train. If you want to book a cabin only for two, you can buy all four tickets in one soft cabin.

  1. Can I take a shower in the train?

Yes, toilets and washing basins can be found at the end of each cabin. And there are western style washing rooms at the first class cabin. Hot water is available for 24 hours. And you can buy food and drinks from dinner car.

  1. How to avoid sickness of altitude in the train?

For travelers planning to go to the Tibet, the sickness of altitude is often the question that people care about at first. The train between Chengdu and Lhasa experiences a huge change of altitude from Chengdu Plain to Tibet Plateau. Don’t worry. Chengdu-Lhasa train offers two kinds of oxygen supply systems which ensure the human-need oxygen onboard. Once entering the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, each cabin will be pumped with oxygen.

Travel to Tibet from Chengdu by overland route.

8 Days Essential Southern Overland Tour from Chengdu to Lhasa

Chengdu to Lhasa Highway is well-known as the most dangerous and the most difficult road in the construction history of China. Travelers can take the chance to enjoy the endless grassland, snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys and local monasteries. The whole journey covers 2100 kilometers and takes around 8 days. The epic overland journey starts from Chengdu, Sichuan to Lhasa, Tibet, and you can experience the scenery from Chengdu plain to Tibet Plateau. The tour is 8 days in total. If you are interested in Mt. Everest, we can continue to travel along Great G318 to Mt. Everest and end the tour at the border of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Chengdu (500 meters)

Our tour guide will greet you at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and escort you to hotels. In the rest time, you can go to Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, Broad and Narrow Alley, Jin Li Ancient Street, etc. We will have a welcome dinner at night and the guide will tell you the tour itinerary in detail.

Day 02: Chengdu – Ya’an – Luding – Kangding – Xinduqiao Bridge (410km, around 10h)

Not long after breakfast, we will take our tour vehicle from Chengdu to Xinduqiao. We will travel west all the way and against the flow of Dadu River. In the upper reaches of Yangtze River, we will pass the Zheduo Mountain. After that, you can see the exotic Tibetan villages, lush pastures, and grazing yak which will attract your eyes. Finally, we will arrive at Xinduqiao Bridge, which is called a paradise for photography.

Day 03: Xinduqiao – Yajiang – Litang – Haizishan Mountain – Batang (400km)

After sleeping at Xinduqiao, we will head to Batang in the end via Yajiang, Litang and Haizishan Mountain, and travel 400 kilometers. Litang is a natural pasture. You can see grazing yaks, sheep and nomad’s tents from everywhere. Another attraction on the way today is Ke’er monastery, a Gelugpa Monastery. It is built along the mountain which you can see it in a long distance. In the evening, we will arrive at Batang County.

Day 04: Batang – Jinsha River (upper reaches of Yangtze River) – Markam – Lawu Mountain – Dongda Mountain – Zogong (260km)

Today we will enter the Tibet Autonomous Region, but are still very far away from Lhasa. You can enjoy the scenery of Lancang River. In the evening, we will arrive at the city of Zogong.

Stay overnight in Zogong.

Day 05: Zogong – Bangda Grassland – Yela mountain (Nu River Mountain) – Seventy-two Bends – Baxoi–Rakwa Tso (200km)

The stunning scenery of Hengduan Mountain Range will come into eyes after passing Bangda Grassland. Continue to west, we will enter the bottom of valley and experience huge temperature change. Finally, we will arrive at Pakwa Tso.

Day 06: Rakwa Tso – Midui Glacier – ParlungTsangpo – Bomi (250km)

We will start our journey from Rakwa Tso and go through Parlung Tsangpo. On the way, we can see the stunning scenery of Midui Glacier, an altitude of 6800 meters. Our final destination is Bomi.

Day 07: Bomi – Tongmai – Lulang Forest – Sejila Mountain (Mt. NamchaBarwa) – Nyingchi (230km)

We will make a short stop at Sejia Mountain Pass. You can take the chance to enjoy the seas of cloud, massive forests and beautiful flowers. Our destination today is Nyingchi.

Day 08: Nyingchi – Lhasa (420km)

Today we will drive to Lhasa. After going through Mila Pass, we will get to Lhasa valley. Our longtime expected Lhasa city will soon come into eyes after passing Dagze County. The Potala Palace will wait for you on the red hill, as the beginning of your Lhasa Tour.