Located in the south-west of China, Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province is the major overland gateway to Tibet. Chengdu enjoys a great reputation for “the Land of Abundance”. With much world-class natural heritage around such as the Giant Buddha, Mt.Emei, and Mount Qingcheng, planning a short tour to Chengdu before traveling Tibet will bring you some surprise. Traveling to Chengdu, you can not only see the adorable giant pandas but also experience the unique and slow-paced life in Chengdu.
Actually, Chengdu is a city that has a vibrancy and long history including the history of Three Kingdoms, Su civilization, and ancient streets. Chengdu is also a metropolis in south-west China with 272 of Global Fortune 500 taken root in Chengdu, for its favorable location of logistics, commerce, finance, science and technology, transportation. In addition, traveling to Chengdu, you may have an excellent chance to taste the savoring spicy and pungent Sichuan cuisine which is popular in all over the world.
As the most important and nearest gateway to Tibet, Chengdu operates around 10 flights fly from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, 2 flights to Nyingtri which is located the west of Tibet, and 3 flights to the east Tibet. It will take only 2h 15min flying from Chengdu to Lhasa. There is a train from Chengdu to Lhasa every 2 days as well. Spending 43 hours, 2 nights on the train, you can enjoy fantastic views on the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the highest railway in the world. Presently, the direct railway from Chengdu to Lhasa is under construction. Once it was finished, it will only take you 8 hours from Chengdu to Lhasa.
Here, we have listed the top 6 popular Chengdu Tibet Tour, hope you have an amazing Tibet Tour.
Overview: Taking a train from Chengdu to Lhasa is fantastic. As the train goes, you are able to see the gorgeous Chengdu plain, magnificent Guangyuan mountainous, beautiful grassland. And the desert, land of snows as well as the Snow Mountains will continually come into your eyes.
Overview: This amazing Train Tour allows you to travel to Tibet by the shortest train ride from Xining. On the way, you can see the major attractions of Xining, Qinghai Lake, and Ta’er Monastery. Once you arrive at Lhasa, you can visit the most popular sights in Lhasa city & suburb.
DESTINATION: Chengdu – Kangding – Pomi – Nyingtri – Lhasa
Overview: Along Sichuan-Tibet Hwy by 4WD Land Cruiser will take you through vast, open landscapes with majestic peaks vaulting skyward. Dotted with castellated Tibetan homes and an infinite number of contentedly munching yaks, the plateau areas will give you a deep impression.
Overview: During The 12-Day Chengdu-Tibet-Nepal Overland Train Tour, you are able to see the adorable giant pandas in Chengdu. Traveling by train through Qinghai-Tibet Railway to Lhasa; sightseeing Gyantse, Shigatse, will bring you a fantastic Tibet tour. Meanwhile, This tour will take you to the beautiful city, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Overview: This tour is also known as the Chengdu-Tibet World Heritage Tour during which you are able to appreciate the three world heritage in both Chengdu and Lhasa.