On this tour, we will firstly go to Tibetan area Kham in west Sichuan. We departure from Chengdu to Dege along the G317 National Highway. On the way, we will visit Wolong Panda Reserve, Siguniang Mountain, Jiaju Tibetan Village in Danba, Tagong Grassland with Tagong Monastery, Hepingfahui, Yala Holy Mountain, Garze Monastery, Dargye Monastery, Yilhun Lhatso (Xinlu Hai Lake), rock sculpture frescoes in Keluodong village and Dege Printing House - the head of the three major Tibetan cultural centers. Afterwards, we go to Baiyu along Jingsha River (the upstream of Yangtze River) to visit the magnificent Pelyul Monastery (Baiyu Si) of Nyingma Sect.
Tagong is just so special, it is “the Buddha's favorite place” and is also reputed as “Little Lhasa”. Following Khampa Tibetan, we turn the prayer wheel of Tagong Monastery and listen to their sounds of reading in the Gyergo Nunnery. Walk onto the hillside by the Muya Golden Pagoda and wait for the sunrise and sunset of Holy Mountain Yala. The most attracting highlight should be the Yarchen Gar that is the largest place for female meditation practice and where we can feel the pure religious atmosphere.
After that, we drive to Batang, from there we get on the G318 Highway heading directly to Lhasa, Tibet. We drive through the Hengduanshan Mountain Range, overcome several high mountain passes and the famous 72-turn of Yela Shan, cross the Three Parallel Rivers Regions, which is consisted of Jinsha Jiang River, Nu Jiang River and Lancang Jiang River (Mekong).
In Linzhi (Nyingchi) Prefecture, “the Little Switzerland of Tibet”, amazing various sceneries accompany our driving: Midui Glacier, Parlung Tsangpo, Lulang Village, Mount Namjabarwa, Niyang River, Basum Tso …
In Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, we have two days for the attractions: Potala, Jokhang, Norbulinka and Sera. And from Parla Lupu Monastery we'll enjoy the magnificent view of Potala Palace. We could circle around the Tibetan holiest Monastery Jokhang with pilgrims, who come from all over Tibet and the Tibetan cultural areas of Kham-Amdo of the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan. Many pious Tibetans measure the way on the Barkhor market with their body length.