This tour constitutes a grand traverse of East Tibet, crossing the the mighty river gorges of Gyarong, Yalong, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween and Bramhapura. It encompasses the length and breath of Kham, Derge, Chamdo, Tengchen, Bachen, Nagchu and Lhasa districts, all areas very little known by Westerners. In this itinerary we start our great overland adventure from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
After Ya-an, the flat eastern Tibet landscape gives way to undulating foothills at Kangding, the former capital of Chakla Kingdom and a tea distribution center. We continue through Tawu to Gerge, and up to and across Jape-la at an elevation of 4,680 meters to Chamdo, the gateway to Lhasa.
Day 01 Fly to Chengdu, Hotel
Day 02 City Tour, Hotel
Day 03 Drive to Ya-an, Guest House
Day 04 Drive to Kangding, Guest House
Day 05 Drive to Tawu, Guest House
Day 06 Drive to Kanze, Guest House
Day 07 Drive to Manigango, Guest House
Day 08 Drive to Derge via Yilhun-Lhatso, Guest House
Day 09 Around Derge, Guest House
Day 10 Drive to Toba, Guest House
Day 11 Drive to Chamdo, Guest House
Day 12 Around Chamdo, Guest House
Day 13 Drive to Tengchen, Guest House
Day 14 Drive to Gyaruptang, Guest House
Day 15 Drive to Nagchu, Hotel
Day 16 Drive to Lhasa, Hotel
Day 17-18 Lhasa sightseeing, Hotel
Day 19 Transfer to the airport for onward destination.
Mt. Kailash, also known as Tise, Kailasa or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows)is the center of the physical and metaphysical universe and sacred to the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Jains, and the Bonpos.