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tour of Sichuan and Tibet Overland TourChengdu / Khamding / Daofu /
Ganzi / Payul / Derge / Gyangdha / hamdo / Dingchen / Suoxian / Naqu / Dangxiong / Lhasa

Tour code : TT-OTT03
Duration : 17 days
Seasonality :

Seasonality: Apr. May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept.
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Schedule
Day 01 Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu. Met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02 Chengdu / Khamding (B, L, D)
Drive through the Erlangshan tunnel and arrive at Khamding. On the way there, passing by the famous scenery — Hailuogou glaciers, which is at the eastern side of Mt.Gongha (7556m). In Khamding city, visit Anjue monastery and Nanwu monastery (in the west end of Khamding city). Accommodation is at the local best hotel.

Day 03 Khamding / Daofu (B, L, D)
Drive over the Zheduoshan Pass (4298m) to Xinduqiao,where the beautiful local houses and the nice site for viewing Mt.Gongha attract tourist. At Targong,visit Targong monastery and Muyha pagoda temple,and enjoy the impressive snow peaks of Mt.Yalha(3890m) and Paojiashan(5400m). Over night at the local guest house.

Day 04 Daofu / Ganzi (B, L, D)
Ganzi is an important city on the northern Sichuan - Tibet road, visit Ganzi monastery, which was once the ruling center of the Gongsha family over this land. The Shangghen Renpoche (3rd) is now the religious top leader of Ganzi monastery and Litang monastery. Then visit the Dargye monastery (Dajinsi), which is about 30km to the west of Ganzi City. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 05 Ganzi / Payul (B, L, D)
Drive through the Haizi Mountain to Baiyu, which is located by a river in a deep valley on the way there, lush forests and peaceful villages make your tour impressive. At Baiyu, visit the Baili monastery. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 06 Baiyu / Derge (B, L, D)
On the way to Derge, visit the Palpun monastery, which is the largest and most important Kagyulpa monastery in Kham area of Sichuan Province. Drive along the upstream of Jianshajiang River to Gato Bridge, then head east to Derge. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 07 Derge (B, L, D)
Derge is famous for its huge collection of Buddhism scriptures and books for its printing boards (wood made).visit the Derge printing house and Gengqing monastery. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 08 Derge / Gyangdha (B, L, D)
Crossing Garto Bridge over Jinshajiang River (which is the natural division line between Sichuan and Tibet (Tar).Just crossing the bridge is the Shenchenlangtsa holy mountain. At Tonpu, turn to the south to go into the enjoy the unmatchable view along the Tsaqu valley.(55km in and then going back to Tongpu village).Because of its forests ,many engravers working Derge printing house(major in wood carving) come from here. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 09 Gyangdha / Chamdo (B, L, D)
Qiangbalin monasteryClimbing over the Dhamala pass to get to Chamdo( which is just at the foot of Mt.Dhamala and has a meaning that two rivers converge here).Chamdo is the biggest and most prosperous city in eastern Tibet. In these years,it has changed a lot and taken on a new face. Visit Chamdo monastery (Qiangbalin monastery), which is the biggest Gelupa monastery and the biggest one in the eastern Tibet, enjoys a high reputation among believers. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 10 Chamdo / Dingchen (B, L, D)
Leaving Chamdo for Dingchen,after climbing over the Zhujiaolha pass ,then drive into a beautiful valley,follow the river to new Riwoche town. Visit old Riwoche monastery and Chagyiema Grand Hall (35km to the north of New Riwoche town), close to it is the Derchen Pochang holy mountain. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 11 Dingchen / Suoxian (B, L, D)
Drive to Suoxian county,on the way enjoy mountains with strange shape and baren rocks on the top.This place has long been thought to be the holy center of Bon religion in history. In Dingchen are many Bon religion monasteries. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 12 Suoxian / Naqu (B, L, D)
Naqu is the most important and biggest town in the Northern grassland of Tibet highland. From August 1 to August 10, there is a grandest horse racing festival at Naqu. Visit Xiaoden Monastery at Naqu. Over night at the local hotel.

Day 13 Naqu / Namtso Lake (B, L, D)
Namtso LakeNamtso is the biggest lake in Tibet, and the second holiest lake in the pilgrims’ hearts, its elevation is 4718m,beside it is grand Nyianchen Tanghula Mountain, its peak(of 7162m) can be clearly viewed from the lakeside. Around the lake is huge and vast prairie. It is a worth place to visit. Over night at the local guest house.

Day 14 Namtso Lake / Dangxiong / Lhasa (B, L, D)
After a visit to Yangbajing Geothermal Plant, drive to Lhasa. On the way, visit the Tsupu Monastery. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

Day 15 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Start off the tour of Tibet with the 15th Century Drepung Monastery and the Norbulinka, formerly the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Day 16 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Today's sightseeing includes the overwhelming Potala Palace, home to the Dalai Lama, and the 1300 year-old Jokhang Temple, Tibet's holiest temple. Finally we will have time to browse and shop in a fascinating market.

Day 17 Lhasa (B)
Transfer to the airport and depart. Service ends.

 
     
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