Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is an amazing city that you will never want to leave. Known as a very laid-back and relaxed city, Chengdu is an ancient yet modern city abounding with diverse options for having fun. Combining a Tibet trip with a short excursion in Chengdu is a wise choice as Chengdu enjoys the most flights to Lhasa. It is very easy to find a flight to Tibet all day long. Here you can check our Chengdu-Tibet Tour packages and start plan your Tibet tour from Chengdu now.
Tourists can take a flight or train from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to take a flight, or 36 hours to take a train.
By flights – Chengdu is a perfect base for tourists who want to fly to Lhasa, because it takes only around 2 hours and 30 minutes for the flight trip, and there are many flights from Chengdu to Shanghai every day. Furthermore, you can arrive in Lhasa during daytime if you fly from Chengdu. The full-price ticket is around 2300 RMB.
By train – It takes 36 hours to take a train to Lhasa from Chengdu. It is too long for most tourists. Many tourists go to Xining or Lanzhou to board on the train, which initially departs from Chengdu, because It takes only around 24 hours for the train ride to Lhasa from Xining or Lanzhou.
Yes. There are many historical sites in Chengdu, such as Jinli Ancient Street, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Dufu Thatched Cottage. However, the most popular tourist destination in Chengdu the Giant Panda Base, where is 30 kilometers away from the city center of Chengdu. If the traffic situation is good, it takes around 40 minutes to reach there by car from Chengdu. The cost for taking a taxi to the base is around 50 RMB. You can also go there by subway. Take Panda Express 3 and 5 and get off at the Panda Base stop.
Warm tips: Giant Pandas are sleeping in the afternoon, so if you want to see them eating bamboos or playing with each other, it is suggested to go to the base in early morning.
If you want to extend your Chengdu tour to other destinations near Chengdu, the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei are recommended destinations.
With a height of 71 meters and a history of 1200 years, the Leshan Giant Buddha attracts thousands of tourists every year. It was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1996. The Giant Buddha sits near the conjunction of the Dadu, Qingyi and Min Rivers. The ancient people it can put down the monsters in the rivers.
Standing 3099 meters above the sea level, the Mount Emei is a good place for you to check if you can acclimatize to high altitude. There are 3200 types of plants and 2300 species of animals on the mount. If you like nature, you will like the mount.
Thanks for Tibet odyssey. Me and my friend had an unforgettable and amazing 9 days tour in Tibet in June 2019. During those 9days, our tour guide Ms Gao hong were really responsible, helpful and reliable, he arranged all of the schedule and help us to go through every single day smoothly, safely and comfortable, even when we in the highest place where is altitude 5200m, we didn’t feel any afraid and fearful. He explained and shared lots of history, knowledges and culture of Tibet with us, odyssey not only helped us to experience the amazing views but also delivered lots of knowledges to us.
Ms Kay helped us to deal with lots of problems and offered the kindest advice and service. Giving us flexible arrangements and respond our question effectively.
Fully recommend Asia odyssey!!!!
We worked with Shirley to build an itinerary of cycling through Tibet to EBC. She was incredibly helpful and responsive. She designed a trip that met our requests and exceeded our expectations. She worked with our tour members who would be traveling from North America and China to make sure we were all set with plenty of time to get visas and permits.
Our trip was 10 days in Tibet, with a rest and sightseeing day in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple). Our amazing guide Phuntsok handled travel, permit, and hotel logistics with expertise and flexibility. He was a 5-star guide in every way- making sure we had everything we wanted and needed, giving cultural + historical context to the sights we saw, and having lots of fun with us.
We had 2 drivers (the van and a truck for our bikes) who were both very helpful, friendly, and good company.
We were worried it would get into rain season while we were there - instead we had beautiful, sunny days 9.5 out of our 10 days.
Thank you to all at Tibet Odyssey Tours for a trip we will remember for a lifetime.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the service. Our travel consultant Monica is very responsive and helpful. She responded to our questions promptly and willing to accommodate my request. Tibet tour is very nice and memorable. We got well along with other travel members and became very good friends. The only thing I do mind is the condition of the public toilets, hard to describe, you should see them by yourself.
This trip has been part of our family’s bragging card at get togethers and parties ever since we stepped foot out of Tibet. But it would have not been without the preparation and help from Xiao Yu, our tour planner from Chengdu. In addition our tour guide Julia was extremely informative and a joy to be around for those 8 days. The hotels were extremely nice and the places along the way were magnificent. Our family felt very welcomed to the area and we enjoyed the endless insight into the beautiful culture and religion (It helped out the person taking world history next year in our family). We would definitely recommend this trip to other family and friends as it is worth every single petty bit of the high elevation fatigue.
My first and only group tour trip so far. What shall I say? Everything worked like a clockwork. My group mates where great and we had a lot of fun (and celebrated new year successfully). The travel agency (asia Odyssey travel) was definitely a good choice. The advises and caretaking I got from my agency (thanks amy, you are an angel ) was better then the one of my other group members (we talked about it openly). I'm lucky that I choose this trip, tour and agency. It was a good experience and I can definitely recommend it if you like a good and organized tour through tibet.
- From arranging our Tibet Permit, organizing paperwork, answering all sorts of questions/doubts, our travel consultant SHIRLEY was amazing. A big thanks to her for making us highly trust the company.
- And a big shout out & thanks to our guide DAWA TSERING (guide) - DAWA GANTESN (driver) from TCT, for an amazing time & experience.
Both were welcoming, polite, helpful, knowledgeable, kind.
- Amazing trip..