Following the famous G318 highway, one of the most splendid and dangerous roads in the world, this 15-day Chengdu to Lhasa overland tour with EBC is quite popular among self-driving enthusiasts and adventurous tourists. You will get amazed by the wondrous landscapes, experience the unique Tibetan culture, as well as get close to the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest.
The route starts from Chengdu, the gateway city to Tibet on the eastern edge of Tibetan Plateau, and extends westwards along the southern route of Sichuan Tibet highway, until reaching the holy city of Lhasa. On the way, you will visit a series of enchanting scenic sites, like Xinduqiao Bridge, Bangda Grasssland, Rakwa Tso Lake, Midui Glacier, Lulang Forest and the picturesque region of Nyingchi. From low basin to high plateau, the Chengdu-Lhasa road trip leads you to pass through tranquil villages, lofty mountains, turbulent rivers, and massive pasture all in one go. After arriving in Lhasa, you will spend 2 days for sightseeing and getting acclimated to the high altitude. Then, the tour continues westwards to the Everest Base Camp, where you will gaze at the stunning summit view of Mt. Everest. En route, you will also pay a visit to Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery.