It is the longest and most diverse overland tour from Sichuan to Tibet.

13 Days Northern Overland Tour from Chengdu to Lhasa

We offer the longest and most diverse overland tour from Sichuan to Tibet. It’s an adventure tour for tourists to experience the scenery from Chengdu plain to Tibet Plateau. Even it may take much longer time comparing with Tibet train and plane, travelers can take the chance to get close to local Tibetan people and experience their lifestyle along the route.


Day 01: Arrival at Chengdu

Our tour guide will greet you at the Shuangliu International Airport and escort you to hotels. The best time of the day is free and you can have a rest in the hotel or travel nearby.

Day 02: Chengdu / Luding / Kangding (327 km, 6hrs)

Our destination is Kangding, 327 kilometers away from Chengdu. We will go through Mt. Er’lang Tunnel and drive along Da-Chu River, and finally arrive at Kangding city. You can enjoy the scenery of mountains and Buddha carvings at the hillsides.

Stay overnight in Kangding.

Day 03: Kangding / Tagong / Bamei (280 km, 7-8hrs)

Today we will reach Bamei. On the trip we will pass through Xinduqiao, a famous place known as the heaven for photographers from which you can see typical Tibetan Mountains, small streams, herds of yaks on the grasslands and snow-capped mountains.

Day 04: Bamei / Gathar Monastery / Luhuo (212 km, 8hrs)

Our first destination is Gathar Monastery which is a Gelug pa monastery and once housed 300 monks. Then keep driving to Daofu which is famous for its local residences, white-painted wall, crimson column and exquisite carved windows. And drive about 72 km, we will arrive at Luhuo.

Stay overnight at Kasa Hotel.

Day 05: Luhuo / Ganzi (95Km, 2-3hrs)

Ganzi is an important city on the northern Sichuan-Tibet road. In the afternoon, we will organize to pay a visit to Ganzi Monastery and some small monasteries around it.

Stay overnight at Ganzi Golden Yak Hotel

Day 06: Ganzi / Manigango / Yilhun Lhatso / Dege(220 km, 6hrs)

The attractions during the trip today are Yilhun La-tso, the huge glaciers of 6018 m Chola Range, Derge Parkhang and Monastery.

Stay overnight at Derge Chola Hotel.

Day 07: Derge / Chamdo( 336km, 8hrs)

Today we will officially enter Tibet Autonomous Region after crossing the Jinsha River. Then we will stay overnight at Chamdo.

Day 08: Chamdo / Jampaling Monastery / Riwoche (105km, 5-6hours)

After breakfast, we will do pilgrimage around Jampaling Monastery which is located on the top of hill and then drive to Riwoche.

Stay overnight at Riwoche.

Day 09: Riwoche / Riwoche Monastery / Tengchen (150KM, 6-7hours)

Our destination is Tengchen which is a primitive religion, based on ancient witchcraft and worship to god and ghost, and was spread through the whole Tibet before the Buddhism was introduced into Tibetan area.

Stay overnight at local best hotel.

Day 10: Tengchen / Bachen /Sok (264km, 7-8hours)

Attractions: Tsuri La Pass (4200m) and Shel La Pass (4750m)

Stay overnight at Sok.

Day 11: Sok / Nakchu (235km, 6-7hours)

The whole tour today is 235 km, and we will pass Sok Tsanden Zhol village and pass the city of Shakchuka and finally reach Nakqu.

Stay overnight at Qingtang Telecom Hotel

Day 12: Nakchu / Namtso Lake (230km, 5-6hours)

Today we will visit Namtso Lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the nomads and herds of yak.

Stay overnight at Namtso tent guest house.

Day 13: Namtso / Yangpachen hot-spring / Lhasa (255Km, 3-4hours)

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