As a southwestern city in China, Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province. With the rapid development of the transportation and economy, Chengdu has become one of the most important cities in China. Chengdu is also a popular destination for travelers. Here, not only can you visit the base of pandas, but also you can visit some old buildings such as Wuhou Shrine, Du Fu thatched cottage, etc. The other hot destination for travelers is Tibet where is close to Chengdu. Tibet is famous for its natural views, holy temples, and grand mountains. With charming scene and traditional culture, Tibet is boasted as the ultimate dream for travelers. Many travelers will travel to Tibet from Chengdu. There are two main ways for tourists to get to Tibet from Chengdu. The one is to take a Tibet train. The other is to take a flight to Tibet. Here is a classic Tibet tour package from Chengdu. This six days Chengdu Tibet tour is the best way to explore both Tibet and Chengdu.
Day One: Chengdu Arrival
When you arrive at Chengdu train station or airport, you will meet your tour guide. Then, your tour guide will send you to your hotel. The day is free for you after you check in the hotel.
Day Two: Chengdu Tour and Leshan Tour
After breakfast, it will take you half an hour to arrive at Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center where you can see many lovely pandas. The duration time in this center is about two and a half hours. Then in the afternoon, your tour guide will drive you to Leshan where you can visit the Giant Buddha. The best way to visit the Buddha is to take a boat. After Leshan tour, you will be driven back to Chengdu.
Day Three: Lhasa Arrival
You will travel to Tibet from Chengdu by air, which is the most convenient way. You tour guide will greet you at Lhasa airport. Then, you will be driven to the hotel in Lhasa. You’d better have a rest on the first day because you need time to adapt to the high altitude sickness.
Day Four: Lhasa Tour
Today, you will visit three famous Tibetan attractions, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor street. Potala Palace is a modern museum with multiple Tibetan antiques. Jokhang Temple is a holy monastery for pilgrims. Barkhor Street is a shopping paradise for tourists.
Day Five: Lhasa Tour
Today, you will visit another two famous Tibetan attractions, including Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung Monastery was the government center built in 1416. Now the function of government center has been replaced by Potala Palace, and more than one hundred monks are living here. Sera Monastery is a holy place for Tibetan Buddhists. Sera Monastery is built in 1419. In the afternoon except for weekend, a hot Buddhism debate will be held in this monastery. Monks living here will gather together to express their opinions about Buddhism freely. It’s very interesting.
Day Six: Departure from Lhasa
You Tibet tour from Chengdu comes to an end. Your tour guide will send you to the Lhasa airport or train station.