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Sichuan-Tibet Highway 318 Tour Package

【2024】Sichuan-Tibet Highway Itinerary-including Daocheng and Aden on the 15th

The G318 Sichuan-Tibet Highway, this highway connecting Sichuan and Tibet, has picturesque scenery along the way, and cultural and historical sites continue to emerge. If you have time, it is recommended to experience Sichuan and Tibet. The G318 trip is not only an appreciation of natural scenery, but also a baptism of the soul.

On this road, we saw the magnificence of nature, felt the breadth of humanity, and found our inner yearning for the unknown world. This journey across the Sichuan-Tibet line will definitely be like a beautiful melody, making travelers feel deep in their souls, as if they have found themselves who have been lost for a long time.

Sichuan-Tibet Highway Route 318

1. Features of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway G318 itinerary - 15-day itinerary

Chengdu➽ Kangding➽ Xinduqiao➽ Yajiang➽ Litang➽ Batang➽ Mangkang➽ Zuogong➽ Basu➽ Ranwu➽ Bomi➽ Linzhi➽ Lhasa

  • Exclusive* full arrangement [on-board doctor] for your journey with peace of mind

  • Entering the photography paradise [Xinduqiao]

  • Looking for Shangri-La, visit [Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve]

  • Visit the stunning scenery [Ranwu Lake]

  • Go to [Lulang Forest Sea] where people don’t want to go home

  • Mercedes Benz on the most beautiful road in Tibet [Lalin Expressway]

  • Stay overnight at [Basongcuo] lakeside and enjoy a leisurely stroll by the lake

  • Stroll through the holy city of Lhasa and enter the Potala Palace

  • Go to [Yamdrok Yongtso], one of the three holy lakes in Tibet

  • There is no price increase for single registration, and more discounts for multiple registrations.

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  • Pure travel, no shopping in stores is guaranteed throughout the journey

  • From consultation to departure, we will give you a relaxing and hassle-free Tibet travel itinerary

  • Exclusive one-on-one travel specialist who understands your needs best and answers your questions immediately

2. Sichuan-Tibet Highway G318 itinerary - 15 days of selected attractions and considerate services

Guaranteed reservation to visit the Potala Palace, free of charge

Free application for Tibet entry permit and other necessary procedures for entering Tibet

Excellent native speaking tour guides will be arranged throughout the journey (Cantonese, Chinese and English tour guides can be selected)

Use qualified and safe tourist vehicles throughout the journey, not black-brand vehicles, and each vehicle is equipped with a cylinder oxygen tank

【Everest Base Camp】It is one of the highest and most mysterious camps in the world and a base for climbing Mount Everest. Going here can not only enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, but also experience the magnificent mountain atmosphere and feel the greatness and fragility of life. A trip of a lifetime not to be missed!Jokhang Temple]Located in the center of Lhasa, it is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Tibet and the center of religion and culture【Potala Palace】Once the Dalai Lama's winter palace, its grand architecture and breathtaking views make it one of Lhasa's most famous tourist attractions.【Bajiao Street】In the ancient commercial district, the winding alleys are filled with a variety of commodities and Tibetan culture. Visitors can shop, taste delicious food and feel the strong Tibetan customs here.【Gambala Snow Mountain】Magnificent snow-capped mountains, located near Lhasa【Yamdrok Yongcuo】One of the most beautiful plateau lakes in Tibet, with crystal clear water and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is a peaceful paradise【Karora Glacier】One of the most spectacular glacier landscapes in Tibet. 【Gyantse】An ancient city with rich cultural heritage and religious buildings, such as Zongshan Anti-British Site and Baiju Temple【Gyantse】The ancient city preserves rich historical and cultural heritage.[Zongshan Anti-British Site]The historical site reflects the history of Tibet’s anti-British war.【Baiju Temple】An important Buddhist temple with a long history.【Shigatse】The second largest city in Tibet, the center of culture and history.【Lazi】The town is an important transit point to the Everest Base Camp.【Dingri】A small town located near Everest Base Camp.【Shigatse】Tibet's second largest city, known as the "Sun City", has a long history and religious culture, and tourists can visit local temples and explore this ancient city.【Lazi】A small town surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes such as Tingri and Xiegel mountainous areas.【Xiegel】The majestic mountain scenery offers a wealth of hiking and adventure experiences that bring you closer to the beauty of nature.【Gaura Pass】The only way to Everest Base Camp, offering spectacular mountain and glacier views【Everest】The tallest mountain in the world, also known as the "Peak of the Goddess", is a coveted goal for many climbers and explorers【Pegucuo】The clear alpine lakes reflect the majestic surrounding mountains, making it feel like heaven.【Shishapangma Peak】The majestic snow-capped mountains standing in the Himalayas are an intoxicating natural landscape.【Saga】The peaceful little village, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, is a great place to relax your mind.【Pa Sheep】The quiet village is integrated with the long-standing Tibetan culture and is full of unique charm.【Kang Rinpoche】The mysterious mountain peak, known as Mount Everest, attracts climbers and explorers.【Manasarovar】The sacred lake, known as Manasarovar, is surrounded by stunning natural scenery.【La Pleiadescuo】Alpine lakes, nestled among stunning mountains, give a sense of tranquility.【Mount Mount Kailash】The spectacular peak is one of the holy mountains and attracts devout pilgrims.【Dolma La Pass】The magnificent mountain pass allows you to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery and is a great place for hiking.【Zuchu Temple】Ancient temples carry rich religious history and cultural traditions.【Tachin】The peaceful village is an ideal place to relax your mind and admire the beautiful nature.【Ruins of Guge Kingdom】The historic site shows the rise and fall of the Guge Kingdom.【Tashilhunpo Temple】Important Buddhist temple with special significance to believers and tourists alike.【Yarong Valley】The scenic river valley area combines natural beauty with cultural heritage.【Lhasa】The capital of Tibet, it is home to rich cultural and historical heritage such as the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple.

3. Sichuan-Tibet Highway G318 itinerary - 15-day itinerary introduction (including Daocheng Aden)

Day 1: Pick up from the airport in Chengdu, accommodation: Chengdu Heaton International Hotel or similar

Arrive in Chengdu, pick up the hotel according to the flight time, rest, recharge your batteries, and prepare to walk along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and enter the Holy Land of Tibet.
Chengdu is a city you won’t want to leave once you’ve arrived. Its rich food and leisurely pace of life are worth your time to savor.

The next day: Mugecuo Kangding, Chengdu, accommodation: Kangding Yuling Snow Hot Spring Hotel or similar

Get up in the morning, set off from Chengdu, and follow Chengya
(Highway, passing through Yucheng [Ya'an] and passing through the [Erlang Mountain Tunnel], the hazy Sichuan Basin is suddenly replaced by the magnificent scenery of the Kangba Plateau. Kangding is located at the northern end of Gongga Mountain in western Sichuan. It is a world-renowned historical and cultural city. A famous historical and cultural city. Paoma Mountain, a "Kangding Love Song", "A smooth cloud on the horse racing mountain..." sang so many people drunk. Kangding is the throat of Sichuan and Tibet, an important town on the Tea Horse Road, and the Tibetan-Chinese meeting center. It has been Kangba since ancient times. It is the political, economic, cultural, trade, information center and transportation hub of Tibetan areas.

Kangding is the first larger city after the Sichuan-Tibet Line enters the Kangba Plateau. Most of the houses in the city have Tibetan style. Two big rivers flow through it. It is surrounded by mountains and stretches along 318 in a long strip.

Sichuan-Tibet Highway

【Mugecuo Scenic Area】
Located in Yala Township, north of Kanding County, 100 meters away
Kangding County is 26 kilometers away and the scenic area covers 500 square kilometers. The scenic spot consists of a series of scenic spots such as Qisehai, Dujuan Gorge, Mugecuo Sea, Red Sea, and Wuming Peak. The scenic area is composed of many plateau lakes, virgin forests, hot springs, snow peaks, strange mountains and rocks, and an 8-kilometer long waterfall, forming a unique and beautiful tourist area.

Day 3: Kangding Zheduoshan Xinduqiao Yajiang, accommodation: Yajiang Yuecheng Hotel or similar

After breakfast, we set off from Kangding, passing through Zheduo Mountain and Xinduqiao, and stayed overnight in Yajiang, which is at a lower altitude.

【Zheduo Mountain】
The highest peak is 4962 meters above sea level, which is an altitude difference from Kangding City.
A full 1,800 meters long, it is the first high mountain pass that needs to be climbed on the Sichuan-Tibet Line, so it is known as the "First Pass of Kangba".

Yajiang Yuecheng Hotel or similar

【Xinduqiao】
At an altitude of about 3,300 meters, it is located at the intersection of the south and north lines of National Highway 318. It is a picturesque paradise. The sacred mountains are undulating, with Tibetan villages scattered among them, and cattle and sheep grazing peacefully... There is no outstanding iconic landscape, but there are more than 10 kilometers along the route known as the "Photographer's Corridor."

Day 4: Yajiang Litang Daocheng Shangri-La Town Accommodation: Ramada Encore Hotel or similar

After breakfast, we set off from Yajiang and passed through the Scissor Bend Mountain Tunnel (2238 meters long) and Kazila Mountain (4718 meters above sea level) to [Litang], known as the tallest city in the world. (4,000 meters above sea level), then climb over Rabbit Mountain, the legendary tortoise and hare race. From a distance, the ears look like rabbits, which are particularly cute. After that, we are about to cross the most spectacular ancient ice mass site on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the rice fields.
Chenggu Ice Cap [Haizishan Nature Reserve] Altitude (4500 meters). Haizi Mountain is composed of 1145 large and small Haizi and rugged rocks. Like a thousand diamonds accidentally dropped by God, they sparkle in the mountains. Its scale and density are the largest and most typical ancient ice cap relics in China and even the world. It makes people marvel at the miraculous craftsmanship of nature.

Afterwards, you will enjoy the charming scenery of the red clay river valley and Tibetan villages like a paradise, and arrive at the final Shambhala [Shangri-La].

Day 5: One-day tour to Daocheng Aden (Milk Sea, Five Color Sea, Luorong Cattle Farm) Accommodation: Ramada Encore Hotel or similar class

After breakfast, go to [Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve] and transfer to the scenic sightseeing bus to reach the destination [Yading Scenic Area]. Walk a few minutes to [Chonggu Temple], enjoy the natural Chonggu lawn composed of grassland, forest, creek and manidui, and look towards the sacred mountain [Xiannairi] (meaning Guanyin)
Bodhisattva, 6032 meters above sea level). Then take a battery car (about 6.5 kilometers, 3 hours of walking, 80 yuan for round trip, 50 yuan for one way, pay for yourself or walk to [Luorong Cattle Farm]. Then continue up the mountain, and you can see [Shanuoduoji Sacred Mountain] from a distance while going up the mountain (meaning It is Vajrapani Bodhisattva, 5958 meters above sea level), [Yangmaiyong Mountain] (meaning Golden Manjushri Bodhisattva, 5958 meters above sea level). Then you can continue to [Milk Sea] and [Five Color Sea].

※Friendly reminder: Due to the high altitude of Milk Sea and Five Color Sea, you must hike according to your actual situation or choose to visit on horseback at your own expense.

The county has an average altitude of over 4,600 meters and has a typical continental plateau climate, with severe high and cold temperatures, long winters and short summers, thin air, sufficient sunshine, and large temperature differences between day and night.

Day 6: Daocheng, Litang, Batang, accommodation: Holiday Inn or similar

【Litang】
It is the highest altitude area on the entire Sichuan-Tibet line where you need to stay. Even if you have overcome high reflexes before, you still need to pay special attention. Try not to do strenuous exercise such as jumping and running. Litang County is located in the southwest of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Department, 654 kilometers away from Chengdu. Tibetan means "flat as copper"
"Mirror's Grass Dam", because there is a vast Maoya Dam in the county.
It is named after the grassland. The county has an altitude of 4,014 meters and is known as the “World
It is known as "Jiegao City".

 

Day 7: Batang Jinsha River Bridge Mangkangdongdashan Zuogongsu: Ranwu International Self-driving RV Camp or similar

Today we will enter the territory of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the car will start to shuttle through the Sanjiang River Basin. The Sanjiang River Basin consists of three rivers originating from the Tanggula Mountains of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Jinsha River, the Lancang River, and the Nu River. They flow in parallel within an area of nearly 300 kilometers. The momentum cuts the mountains into rivers
With its rapids, high mountains and deep valleys, this section is also the most difficult journey on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway.


Head west and continue to climb over Lawu Mountain (4358 meters above sea level) and Dongda Mountain (more than 5008 meters above sea level). From the sky-high, white-capped mountain pass, you can see the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and the Lancang River like two bright ribbons. In the thousands of mountains and valleys, it sometimes disappears and sometimes appears. The bottom of the valley presents a brown-red dry hot valley landscape, surrounded by mountains with bare rock walls and no grass. However, there are cliff-like gullies standing in the valley, and a brown and turbid river flows from a distance, like a burning flame. .

This is also one of the most magnificent natural wonders on the Sichuan-Tibet line. Arrive at Zuogong County in the evening.

Day 8: Zuogongbangda Nujiang River, 72 turns and 8 nights in Ranwu, accommodation: Ranwu International Self-driving RV Camp or similar level

Leaving Zuogong and heading west, we pass through another vast grassland wetland, with green grass, wild flowers everywhere, fat cattle and strong horses, flocks of sheep, and wild animals distributed among them. The river flows gently in the grassland, forming a green grassland. Lakes and wetlands, the vast wetlands grow with dense low grass and other plants, providing a fertile natural pasture for cattle and sheep. This is the important natural pasture [Bangda Grassland] in eastern Tibet. Saying goodbye to the quiet and beautiful grassland, we will climb over the largest natural mountain in the Hengduan Mountains, Yela Mountain (4839 meters above sea level). After crossing the mountain pass, we will wind all the way downhill past the "Seventy-two Turns of the Nujiang River" until we reach the edge of the Nujiang River. In the distance, there are endless snow-capped mountains. Until the horizon. Further west, the idyllic scenery of snow-capped mountains, primeval forests, and Tibetan villages gradually appeared. After passing [Basu], we soon arrived at [Ranwu] where we will stay tonight.

Day 9: Ranwumidui Glacier Bomi, accommodation: Minshan Summit Hotel or similar

【Ranwu Lake】
Ranwu Lake is a seasonal ice-eroded lake and the source of the Parlung Zangbo River. The long and narrow lake winds for more than ten kilometers to the west and gradually shrinks into a river valley, with grassland, forest,
The scenery of tree shadows, water birds, lakeshore shoals, blue lake water, and snow-capped peaks is so picturesque that it makes people immersed in it. There are some primitive Tibetan villages scattered around the lake that blend into the surrounding environment. Nearby are cottages, in the distance is the wide surface of Ranwu Lake, and in the farthest distance is a valley hidden by glaciers. Snow peaks are vaguely visible, and clear lines carved by glaciers can be seen on the mountains.


Leaving Ranwu Lake and heading west, you will pass through dense forests and the roaring Parlong Zangbo River until you reach today's destination of Bomi County. On the way, visit [Midui Glacier], known as the most beautiful glacier in China. It is like an elf in the snow mountains hidden between forests and lakes. The main peak of Midui Glacier is 6800 meters, the snow line is 4600 meters, and the end is only 2400 meters. It is the lowest altitude in the world. In the glacier, tourists can touch the ice waterfall and the ice tongue of the glacier, which are as high as seven or eight hundred meters high from the sky. It is so majestic that it is rare in the world.

Ranwu Lake
Ranwu Lake

Day 10: Bomi Bomi Lulang Forest Sea Sejila Mountain Namjagbarwa Peak Linzhi Bayi Town Tianyu Zangmi Hotel or similar, accommodation: Tianyu Zangmi Hotel or similar

After leaving Bomi in the morning, we headed towards Bayi Town, Linzhi, passing by [Guxiang Lake]. This is a barrier lake 33 kilometers away from Bomi County. It is a beautiful leisure place.
Attractions. Saying goodbye to the beautiful Guxiang Lake and continuing westward, we came to the place where people miss home [Lu
Lang], enjoy the snowy forest scenery, primitive bushes and
Dense spruce and pine forests stretch as far as the eye can see. Then go to [Sejila Mountain] far to Nanjiaba
Wafeng, and then take a bus to [Lulang International Tourism Town] to roam freely and experience Tibet
The perfect integration of characteristic architecture and intoxicating natural scenery allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tibet's first national tourist resort at leisure.
Then climb over the pass of [Sejila Mountain] with an altitude of 4,702 meters. Group members can collectively hang prayer flags on the mountain pass to pray for group members and their families. If the weather is fine, they can see the rarely seen [Namjagbarwa Peak] 】.

Overnight in Bayi Town, Linzhi. town. Feel the sacred mountain and holy lake from a distance.

 

Day 11: Nyingchi Basongtso Lhasa, accommodation: Tashi Phodrang Hotel or similar

Get up in the morning and leave Taqin, take another look at Yanshan Holy Lake, and then drive along National Highway 219. The landscape that comes into view along the way is full of ice peaks, snow ridges, and cliffs, and the unique plateau style. Its charming charm attracts countless explorers. To conquer it, experience it, appreciate it.
The Tibetan children on the road showed smiling faces as bright as the sunshine on the plateau, and their pure eyes were like the clear blue sky. This is the day when we are closest to the sky. This day’s journey is long, so friends can close their eyes and relax in the car at the right time.

Day 12: Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, overnight: Tashi Phodrang Hotel or similar

In the morning, visit the Potala Palace, the highest ancient castle-like building complex in the world, the residence of the Dalai Lama for generations and the center of Tibetan political and religious power. Before climbing to the Potala Palace, you have to climb 1080 steps. Although it will be a little tiring, you can also overlook the entire city of Lhasa during the process. The beautiful scenery will make us forget about our bodies.
So tired! In the afternoon, visit the heart of Tibetan Buddhist believers
Holy Land [Jokhang Temple].

"Going to Lhasa without going to the Jokhang Temple means you have not been to Lhasa." This is the words of Nyima Tsering, the famous lama in the Jokhang Temple, and it is also a view that almost every traveler agrees with. The Jokhang Temple combines Tibetan, Tang, Nepalese and Indian architectural styles and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture. After leaving the Jokhang Temple, you can walk around the Jokhang Temple clockwise, imagining yourself as a Tibetan who spins Pakhor, or go shopping at the handicraft market on [Barkhor Street], or you just Simply move slowly on the streets and feel the warmth of the City of Sunshine, or find a sweet teahouse and learn from the tranquility and contentment of Tibetan friends.

Day 13: Lhasa, Yamdrok Yumcuo, Karola Glacier, Gyantse, Shigatse: Gesar VIP Building or similar

We can't stay in bed today. We've had breakfast
After that, we will set off from Lhasa and climb the altitude
The 4900-meter [Gangbala Snow Mountain], past life
The highest freshwater lake in the world [Yamdrok Yumcuo]
Forward. [Yamdrok Yongcuo] is known as the most beautiful in the world
Beautiful water, blue lake water and distant snow
The mountains are connected into one, which makes people feel relaxed and happy.


The car detoured around Yamdrok Yongcuo, passing by the electric
[Carola] on the location of the movie "Red River Valley"
Glacier], the glacier just beside the road is amazing
Breathtaking. All the way to the Anti-British Heroes Town
[Gyantse] This is an ancient city with a history of more than 600 years, and it is also a transportation fortress from front Tibet to back Tibet.


Overlook [Zongshan Anti-British Site] and visit [Baiju Temple], the only 100,000 pagoda that integrates the three major sects of Tibet and is famous for its exquisite murals and carvings. Then drive to Tibet’s second largest city [Shigatse] and stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 14: Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery Lhasa Accommodation: Five-star Shangri-La Hotel or similar

After breakfast, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the resting place of the Panchen Lama’s soul and one of the six major monasteries of the Yellow Sect. It was also the residence of Panchen Lama in past dynasties and was once the political center of Tibet. The temple houses the world's largest seated bronze Buddha statue "Jamba Buddha" (Maitreya Buddha), which is 28 meters high. Then return to Lhasa.

 

Day 15: Transfer to Lhasa airport/train station

After the trip, take a flight or train on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to return to your warm home

Explanation of fees for mountain trekking in Ali, Tibet

[Exclusive] Equipped with an on-board doctor to protect your health
[Documents] Processing of all Tibet application documents
[Car] Luxury travel car, equipped with cylinder-type oxygen tank, road tolls, gas expenses, free time to pay for yourself
Chengdu Lhasa 2 + 1 passenger air seat, Lhasa Shigatse 2 9 passenger coach
[Accommodation] Stay in a luxury hotel for the whole trip, and get a free upgrade to an international brand five-star hotel in Lhasa for one night
【Meal】Breakfast provided by hotel
[Driver] Excellent Chinese driver provides full service including driver’s food and accommodation expenses
[Tour Guide] Excellent Chinese-speaking tour guide provides full service including tour guide’s food and accommodation expenses
[Insurance] Travel agency liability insurance, personal accident insurance
[Gift] Hada and two bottles of mineral water per person per day
[Tour guide] Excellent Chinese/English/Cantonese... and other tour guide services, (including tour guide’s food and accommodation fees)

[Transportation] We provide booking services for round-trip transportation from the departure point to Chengdu and Tibet.
[Tickets] Tickets for all attractions
[Meal] Choose meals on site for lunch and dinner and pay on site
[Others] Personal expenses, all expenses not mentioned in the included expenses
[Tip] According to market conditions, each person will pay CNY 30 per person per day to the driver and tour guide, and a lump sum will be paid at the end of the trip according to the number of days of the trip.

Tibet is a special autonomous region, and the government has the right to open or close attractions at any time. If an attraction is closed, we will discuss with the group members as soon as possible after receiving the notice and provide other alternatives.


If the government temporarily expropriates hotels or Qinghai-Tibet Railway carriages, we will provide hotels of the same level and arrange the most appropriate alternatives.

If the itinerary is changed due to force majeure factors such as weather, road conditions, political factors or the participants' own reasons, we reserve the right to change the itinerary. Any additional expenses incurred will be borne by the participants.


Tibet has special climatic conditions, and most tourist buses do not have air conditioning. Due to long-term driving on plateaus and over high mountains, you may encounter vehicle breakdowns or maintenance arrangements on the way. The travel agency promises that in the event of such an emergency, it will quickly arrange a proper solution; please Tourists understand and cooperate.

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