Best of Chengdu, glimpse of Tibet and highlights of Yunnan, 12 days

If your are seeking concise but rewarding itinerary to include best of Chengdu, glimpse of Tibet and highlights of Yunnan, consider this 11 night / 12 day itinerary that has it all. For more details go to: Sichuan, Tibet and Shangri La Vistas

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu

Day 2: Chengdu
Visit the Panda Breeding Center, Jinsha archeological site, attend a performance of the Sichuan Opera.

Day 3: Fly from Chengdu to Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa
Tour Potala Palace, Norbulinkha Summer Palace, Sera Monastery

Day 5: Lhasa
Tour 80 meditation caves of Drak Yerpa; Barkhor Market, Jokhang Temple

Day 6: Drive Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake
Visit Drepung Monastery, then drive to Yamdrok Lake.

Day 7: Fly from Lhasa to Zhongdian, Yunnan

Day 8: Zhongdian
Gedan Songzanlin Monastery, scenic Napa Lake, tour Zhongdian”s Old Town and local market.

Day 9: Zhongdian to Lijiang
Lijiang, a UNESCO heritage monument; en route stop and see the “First Bend” of the Yangtze River at Shigu, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Day 10: Lijiang
Black Dragon Pool and its Moon Embracing Pavilion, Five Phoenix Pavilion and Dongba Cultural Village; tour Baisha and Yuhu villages.

Day 11: Lijiang to Chengdu

Day 12: Depart Chengdu

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