Day 1: Arrival in Chengdu, Capital City of Sichuan Province, airport or train station pick up and transfer to Chengdu Huayang City Garden Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel.
Day 2: Dufu Sward, Zoo, Wuhou Memorial Temple (Wuhou Shrine). Wuhou might be translated as "minister or war". That was the title given to ZhugeLiang, a famous military strategist of the tree Kingdoms period (AD220-280) immortalized in one of the classics of Chinese literature, the tale of the Three Kingdoms. The shrine situated in the southern suburb of Chengdu. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms carries out the stories about ZhugeLiang. Reading these stories even in English translation is a great enjoyment.
Day 3: Chengdu/Kangding (Dartse). Departing Chengdu, we will drive 150 km along the high-way then we are going to pass through the green valley along the Qingyijiang River. Of course, the best always the hardest, we have to get over the first natural barriers-Erlang mountain, for the high altitude and bad road conditions, this mountain was called the first barriers between Sichuan and Tibet in the past. But now, with the opening of Erlangshan tunnel the natural barriers become the smooth way. After passing the Erlang Mountain and Luding. In the afternoon we will get to the world wide famous ancient city - Kangding.
Day 4: Sightseeing in Kangding. As far as we know, Kangding city is a very famous city all over the world. It used to be the most important market of Tea-horse trade in the past. The nomadic Tibetan come here to exchanges their animals or animal products with Chinese Han people. And the Erdaoqiao hot spring will rush away all the dust of our travel.
Day 5: Kangding/Litang. Today we will drive to Litang. Litang gained reputation of the highest city in all over the world for its sea level of 4200 meter.
Day 6: Litang/Batang. Depart from Litang we will get into the Haizi Mountains. It was called as Haizi Mountain but the road condition from east to the west is good. And you will get up to the summit without conscious of. And then we will go down to the Batang which is located in the bank of Jinshajiang River. Here produce many good fruit and they enjoined very high honor in east Tibet. It was said that the apple had been planted by a foreign preacher firstly. And the Christian churches here are still well protected now.
Day 7: Batang/Markham. When we get over the Jinshajiang River, we will be in Tibetan Autonomous Administration District, and the Markham County is the first county we meet since we enter in Tibet.
Day 8: Markham/Paksho. From Markham to Paksho, we have to get over the Lancangjiang River first. And then the Dongda Mountains (6000 meters), via Zuogong to Bangda, we will pass the high land grassland which is located in more than 4000 meters above sea level. Farewell to the grassland, via the famous ninety-nine bending and down to the Nujiang River, this day's trip will be full of challenge. We have to be accustomed to the temperature up and down and the altitude changes at the same time.
Day 9: Paksho/Pome. We will pass Ranwugou ditch, which is an enormous ice glacier. The car have to get through from the glaciers very carefully, it will give us the most exciting impetus but without danger. The Ranwu Lake is the famous high land glacier lake, there is dense forest near the bank accompanied with the clean and clear water in the lake. The shadow of the forest in the lake, the birds play and fly freely near the water. What a fairy land displayed in front of us. The Pome county which located in the dense forest, will take our great attention. The famous Himalaya Mountain is located near this county, so we can easily see the Snow Mountains around the county. The most famous two are Nanjiabawa summit and Jialabei summit.
Day 10: Pome/Bayi. We will drive in the dense forest, and then we will get over one mountains which clad with snow and ice, we arrive another destination. Here lives the primeval Menba and Luoba nationality. Their ways of living are much similar with the Tibetans, but they still keep their primitive way of life and the dwellings. Nyingchi is the most attractive place in Tibet.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Bayi. In the morning, visit the giant cypress tree (also called the king of cypress) and Bujhork Lamalin Monastery (belonging to Ningma-pa). In the afternoon, you can stroll in the modern city by yourself.
Day 12: Bayi-Basomtso Lake. Today we will drive to visit Draksumtso (in some books it is marked as Basum Tso Lake), it is said to be the copy of Switzerland: stiff peaks, snow mountains, Crystal Lake, green vegetation, island in the small lake. Today you will stay overnight at the bank of Basumtso Lake.
Day 13: Basomtso/Lhasa. Depart from Basomtso Lake, via the Mila Mountains to valley of Lhasa, the grand Potala Palace present in the front of you, and you understand that you have entry into the sacred place, Lhasa.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Fully sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barchor street. Overnight at Dhood Gu Hotel or Yak hotel, 3 stars nice hotel with clean rooms.
Day 15: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastey. Full day visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Day 16: Leave Lhasa. Take flight to leave Lhasa, tour ends.
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