Though it is a challenging journey to drive from Chengdu to Lhasa, it is worth taking the Sichuan Tibet overland tour for the stunning natural beauty en route. From Chengdu Plain to Tibet Plateau, crossing the Hengduan Mountain Ranges, you will appreciate the unique landscapes in western Sichuan and eastern Tibet.
Recommended Sichuan Tibet Overland Tours
See the best overland tour packages from Chengdu to Lhasa via the Sichuan-Tibet highway. Your journey will be fully tailored to your schedule, interests and budget.
16 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Tour via Daocheng YadingView Details
16 Days & 15 Nights
Chengdu - Xinduqiao - Daocheng - Yading - Daocheng - Benzilan - Feilaisi - Markham - Zogong - Baxoi - Bome - Bayi - Lhasa
13 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Tour via G318 National HighwayView Details
13 Days & 12 Nights
Chengdu (1N) - Kangding (1N) - Litang (1N) - Markam (1N) - Zogang (1N) - Baxoi (1N) - Bome (1N) - Bayi (2N) - Lhasa (3N)
Highlights of Sichuan Tibet Overland Tour
Sichuan Tibet Highway Southern Route
Different from the northern route, the southern route of Sichuan Tibet Highway is popular for its stunning natural beauty. From Chengdu to Lhasa, you will drive through Chengdu plains, Sichuan basin, and Tibet plateau to enjoy the amazing landscapes en route. When entering Tibet, you will drive through the eastern Tibet to Lhasa, which owns the unique scenery of forests, rivers and mountains that you cannot see the same one in other places of Tibet.
Sichuan Tibet Highway Northern Route
The northern route of Sichuan Tibet Highway (G317) is famous for the rich cultural attractions en route. It crosses many pastoral areas, where you can not only enjoy the landscape of grassland with snow mountains at the background, but also experience the unique ethnic culture of local herdsmen. There are more than fifty ethnic groups living along the Sichuan Tibet highway northern route, such as Han, Qiang, Hui, Manchu, Mongol, Jiarong Tibetan, Muya Tibetan, Kangba Tibet, Wei Tibet, etc.