Tibetan Highlands: Sichuan/Gansu/Qinghai/Tibet
SICHUAN - GANSU - QINGHAI - TIBET
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This journey that will take you to heaven, from the lush lowlands around Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of the Roof of the World...Tibetan Highlands (Sichuan/Gansu/Qinghai/ Tibet) will be a two-week discovery of one of the planet’s most extraordinary places, the Tibetan Plateau. ...Read More

On this journey you will experience the many faces of the plateau: from deep, forested valleys in northern Sichuan, to the wide-open plateau of Qinghai and the stunning landscape of Tibet.

Start your journey in Chengdu, a buzzing Chinese city, before leaving the misty Sichuan lowlands behind. Drive northwest to explore the clear, blue skies and open spaces of Sichuan’s magnificent Aba and Ganzi regions.

Cross remote swathes of the plateau, home to herds of Tibetan antelope and yaks, and pass the headwaters of Asia’s mightiest rivers; the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong. Before you arrive in Lhasa visit stunning Lake Nam-tso. Ringed by snow-capped mountains, the turquoise waters of the ‘Sky Lake’ have been revered by Tibetans for centuries. End your journey in the cultural and religious heart of Tibet: the holy city of Lhasa.

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What's Included:

All inclusive. The list of included items differs according to each journey. Click for more details.


Day by Day:
1
 
Arrival in Chengdu
Apply for your temporary driving license and visit Chengdu’s beautiful Panda Reserve
2
 
Chengdu to Maerkang
Through the valleys to the Gyarong Tibetan region
3
 
Maerkang to Ruoergai
Towards the very north of Sichuan on the way to Gansu
4
 
Ruoergai to Xiahe
Your first and only stop in Gansu province
5
 
Xiahe to Qinghai's capital, Xining
On your way to Qinghai
6
 
Xining
Spend a day in and around Xining for a bit of rest and visit the spectacular Ta'er Monastery
7
 
Xining to Dulan
On the way to Golmud...
8
 
Dulan to Golmud
Across the Qaidam Basin to Golmud
9
 
Golmud to Tuotuohe
Up, up, up - Onto the Plateau and into the highlands of Qinghai
10
 
Tuotuohe to Naqu
Cross the famous Tanggula Pass on your way to Tibet itself
11
 
Naqu to Damxung
Visit one of Tibet's holiest lakes, Lake Nam-tso
12
 
Damxung to Lhasa
Complete your journey with a beautiful drive to your final destination
13
 
In and around Lhasa
Visit Potala Palace and explore the old city of Lhasa
14
 
Depart from Lhasa
Life must go on...Farewell Lhasa

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Distance: 3600 KM
High Altitude: For more information on how to travel safely at altitude, please read our High-Altitude Travel Briefinging Paper

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