12-Day Yunnan-Tibet Highway Exploration Tour
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12-Day Yunnan-Tibet Highway Exploration Tour

12-Day Yunnan-Tibet Highway Exploration Tour

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Duration: 12 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Sera Monastery , Tibet Museum , Drepung Monastery , Baksumtso Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Kunming – Chuxiong – Dali (330 km, 4 hours, mountainous express highway)

    It will take us about four hours to drive to Dali from Kunming. Then we will make a visit to Dali Ancient City.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in Dali Ancient CityMeals:None
  • Day 2:Dali – Lijiang (204 km, 3 hours, mountainous express highway)

    It will take us about three hours to drive to Lijiang from Dali. We will pay a visit to Lijiang Ancient City in the afternoon.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in Lijiang Ancient CityMeals:None
  • Day 3:Lijiang – Shangri-la (188 km, 3.5 hours, asphalt road + mountainous express highway)

    It will take us about 3.5 hours to drive to Shangri-la from Lijiang. We will set out for The First Bay of Yangtze River after breakfast. Then we will arrive in Zhongdian, via Hutiao Gorge, where we could enjoy a one-hour trekking. We will make a visit to Pahai – the habitat of the black-necked crane on our journey. In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Songzanlin Monastery.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in Shangri-laMeals:None
  • Day 4:Shangri-la – Deqen (195 km, 4 hours, asphalt highway)

    It will take us about four hours to drive to Deqen from Shangri-la. Deqen is located in the central region of Hengduan Mountains, both the Jinsha River and Lancang River flow through the county. We can enjoy the natural landscapes of the main peak of Meri Snow Mountains and Jinsha River Valley. We will also make a visit to Feilai Temple and Dongzhulin Monastery.

    Accommodation:Hotel in Deqen Meals:None
  • Day 5:Deqen – Yanjing – Mangkang (235 km, 7 hours, sandy soil road + asphalt road)

    We will drive to Mangkang County along Lancang River Valley after breakfast. We can take an overview of the unparalleled ancient salt pan and the only Cathedral church in Tibet. After lunch, we will climb over Hongla Snow Mountain and drive to Mangkang along Mangkang River. The county seat of Mangkang is the first county seat of Tibet Autonomous Region on our journey. The Southern Sichuan-Tibet Highway and the Yunnan-Tibet Highway meet in Mangkang.

    Accommodation:Hotel in MangkangMeals:None
  • Day 6:Mangkang – Basu (363 km, 8 hours, sandy soil road + asphalt road)

    We will arrive in Bangda – the conjunction of the southern and the northern Sichuan-Tibet Highway after we climb over Bashan Mountain. Then we will keep moving toward the west. We will arrive in Basu after we cross the Salween River Bridge.

    Accommodation:Hotel in BasuMeals:None
  • Day 7:Basu – Ranwu – Bome (220 km, 5 hours, asphalt road)

    We will drive to Ranwu Lake in the morning. It covers an area of 0.22 million square kilometers with an altitude of 3850 meters. It is noted as Little Switzerland in Tibet for its amazing natural lake and mountain landscapes and is praised as Sleeping Beauty. It is said that the scenery here tops among the natural landscapes along Sichuan-Tibet National Highway. Then we will drive to Bome.

    Accommodation:Hotel in BomeMeals:None
  • Day 8:Bome – Tongmai Natural Barrier – Lulang Forest Sea – Ningchi (228 km, 5 hours)

    We will drive to Tongmai Natural Barrier from Bome (90 km) and keep moving toward Lulang Forest Sea (60 km). Then we will arrive in Nyingchi after we climb over Segera Mountain Pass with an altitude of 4720 meters. We could take an overview of the natural landscapes of Namjagbrawa Peak.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel in NyingchiMeals:None
  • Day 9:Nyingchi - Baksumtso Lake – Lhasa (520 km, 9 hours)

    We will enjoy the amazing natural landscape of Nyang River. The ancient drawbridge and the famous Mainstay are really impressive. Then we will pay a visit to Baksumtso Lake, a holy lake which is highly respected by the followers of Nyingma Sect. We can also appreciate the beautiful natural landscape of Nyang River on our way to Lhasa.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:All
  • Day 10:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace in the morning. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. It is a free market and a famous circumambulation in Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star Hotel Meals:None
  • Day 11:Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery – Tibet Museum

    We will make a visit to one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect – Drepung Monastery in the morning. It is the largest monastery in the world. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery at its heyday.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. It is noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It is said that this land was covered with wild roses before the construction of Sera Monastery. Then we will make a visit to Tibet Museum, where we could learn more about the history and culture of Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star HotelMeals:None
  • Day 12:Leave Lhasa

    We will transfer you to the airport or the railway station.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:None

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