8-Day Chengdu to Shangri-La Adventure Tour

A Great Road Trip on the HAN-TIBETAN ROAD

8-Day Chengdu to Shangri-La Adventure Tour

The Sichuan-Tibet and Yunnan-Tibet highways are always the top choices for a road trip in China. Towering snow mountains, magnificent gorges, high altitude mountain meadows, charming glacier lakes, and peaceful Tibetan villages will all satisfy travelers who are eager for an adventure.

During this 8-day Chengdu to Shangri-La adventure tour, you will drive from Sichuan to Yunnan and discover the best-kept secrets on the highways connecting Han area and Tibetan area. (cht-cx-gp-01)

Tour 'Wow' Points

Witness the Incredible Scenery along the Most Famous Highway

Drive along the scenic section (Sichuan-Tibet line) of the longest national highway in China. Be amazed by the snow mountains, gorges, grasslands, and glaciers.

snow mountain
grassland and mountains

Get Lost in a Fairy-Tale World of Snowy Mountains and Gemstone-Colored Lakes

Make a pilgrimage to the three sacred mountains and be fascinated by the colors of the glacier lakes in Yading Nature Reserve.

snow mountain in Yading
a blue lake

Immerse Yourself in Tibetan Buddhism at the Songzanlin Monastery

Unlock the stories of the biggest school of Tibetan Buddhism: the Gelug.

songzanlin monastery and lake
building of the monastery

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Tour Map

A Memorable Road Trip on the Han-Tibetan Road tour map

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Chengdu to Xinduqiao (336 km, 5½ hrs)

Dadu River Gorge, Luding Bridge, Zheduo Mountain

DAY 2 Xinduqiao to Daocheng (341 km, 6½ hrs)

Mount Haizi Scenic Area, Litang Grassland, Kazila Mountain, and Litang Monastery.

DAY 3 Daocheng to Riwa (76 km, 1½ hrs)

The short-route tour in Yading Nature Reserve including Pearl Lake and Chenrezig Mountain, Daocheng Tibetan Pagodas and Daocheng Old Town

DAY 4 Riwa

The Long-route tour in Yading Nature Reserve including the Chonggu Monastery, the snow-capped mountains of Jambeyang and Chanadorje, Luorong cattle farm, Wuse (Five Clolor) lake and Niunai (Milk) lakes.

DAY 5 Riwa to Xiangcheng (118 km, 3 hrs)

The Memorial Hall for the Red Army’s Long March and Sangpiling Monastery

DAY 6 Xiangcheng to Shangri-La (216 km, 5 hrs)

Shangri-La Old Town

DAY 7 Shangri-La

Songzanlin Monastery and Pudacuo National Park

DAY 8 Shangri-La Departure

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Songtsam Retreat Shangri-La

Dengsang Zhuba Star View Hotel
FromCNY18270p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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