Chengdu Leshan Buddha and Lhasa 7 days tour
Chengdu -Leshan-Lhasa - Chengdu
The Tour Itinerary:
Day-1 Arrival in Chengdu
Upon your arrival in Chengdu, our guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of the airport. Then our guide and driver to hotel and help you complete the check-in. Rest in hotel.overnight in chengdu
Pick up you, in the morning ,go to chengdu panda base, you can catch the panda's breakfast time, their most active moment. Pandas have warm enclosures and they are distributed in different houses according to their age groups. There are also free-cage pandas wandering in outdoor grounds. There you can learn about panda's staple food, snacks after meal and desserts.After a short rest, we will go on our trip to the famous Broad and Narrow Alleys. It is modern commercial streets developed from old local dwellings. In the alleys, you can find many restaurants, craft shops, tea houses, bars, painting clubs on both sides. You'll be given some time to do a simple shopping there. Then we will head to Jinsha Site Museum, where you can witness the glorious history and civilization of ancient Chengdu.
Day-3 Chengdu - Leshan - Chengdu
In the morning, we will drive you to Leshan City, where the famous Giant Buddha is located. With the total height of 233 feet (71 meters), it is the largest surviving Maitreya Buddha carving in the world. First carved in 713 AD and finished in 803AD, it took 90 years to complete the work. The Buddha is carved on a large steep cliff, facing the intersection of Minjiang River, Qingyi River and Dadu River. The best way to enjoy the majesty of the Buddha is to take a boat in the river at a low angle view. Through the plank road up the mountain, you will see more tiny carvings, delicate and vivid. After several hours' sightseeing, our guide and driver will transfer you back to Chengdu.
Day-4 Chengdu - Lhasa
Before you take a flight to Lhasa, you can seize the chance to continue your own exploration in the morning. Our guide will provide you some advice on nearby sites and lunch places. In the afternoon, the guide will see you off at the airport. When you arrive in Lhasa, our local guide will pick up you at the airport and then accompany you to the hotel booked by us. Lhasa is a city with a high altitude of 11,975 feet (3,650 meters), so it may take some time to acclimatize yourself to the plateau climate. Take a sleep in the hotel, or just walk around to get familiar with the surroundings.
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is a city of mystery and religion. We will take a whole day to explore it. Our trip starts with the visit in Tibet Museum, the best place to learn about the history and culture of Tibet. The museum has distinct feature of Tibetan architectural style, and inside displays the traditional and religious exhibitions.Follow the guide to continue the visit to one of the three grand temples of Lhasa, Sera Monastery. There you may view the interesting sutra debating performed by the monks of the temple. Afterwards, you will drop by Norbulingka Park, also called the Summer Palace of Lhasa, where the Dalai Lamas used to live.
Today, our guide will take you to appreciate the highlights of Lhasa travel, the Potala Palace. Reputed as the Pearl on the World's Roof, it is the symbol of Tibet. As the religious center, it is the holiest place for Tibetan people, as well as the highest palace in the world. With a history of over 1,300 years, it retains the most glorious Tibetan relics inside.Then we will make our way to the Jokhang Temple, located at the city center. Noted for its delicacy and dense religious atmosphere, the temple is the grandest of Lhasa.
Day-7 Departure from Lhasa
After breakfast, you go to Lhasa airport.Fly to chengdu, end the tour.