Kham Tibet: overland from Chengdu to Shangrila

Shangrila Xiangcheng road

Stunning snow capped mountains, authentic Tibetan villages, beautiful people and green grasslands dotted with yaks is what you’ll see during the impressive ride going high across the Tibetan plateau. Most of the 1200 km long road is nowadays in good condition with only a few bumpy rides left.

This is the short route from Shangrila to Chengdu (or other way around)
Day 1 Shangrila to Xiangcheng
Day 2 Xiangcheng to Litang
Day 3 Litang to Tagong
Day 4 Tagong to Kangding
Day 5 Kangding to Chengdu

2 people: 5250 Chinese rmb p.p., 4 people: 3900 Chinese rmb p.p.
Incl: private car with Chinese speaking driver, accomodation in standard hotels incl BF
Excl: English speaking guide (4000 Chinese rmb extra), entrance fees, meals, tips for (guide and) driver

If you have more time we highly recommend to include:
1. the stunningly beautiful Yading nature reserve
2. Danba, a Tibetan town with ancient watchtowers
3. Sertar, an enormous Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the hills which attracts Buddhist students from all over China
4. Dege, the last town you can get to as a foreigner crossing the border into Tibet proper. Dege is famous for its Buddhist Scriptures Printing House.

Shangrila Chengdu overland

Shangrila Chengdu overland

Shangrila Chengdu overland

Tibetan houses Shangrila CHengdu overland

Yak Shangrila Chengdu overland

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