Located in the southwest of China, Chongqing is crowned as the “Smaller Hong Kong” because of the prosperous hub scene along the Yangzi River. Because of numerous mountains and famous attractions, Chongqing has become a hot place for tourists from home and abroad. After enjoying the beautiful Chongqing city, you will have a different view of the Tibetan Plateau. As the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa is the best place for you to explore Tibetan culture, traditions, and Buddhism. If you worry about the high altitude sickness, you’d better have a tour in Lhasa where the altitude is not very high. This is the best Tibet tour package which contains both Chongqing and Tibet travel. During this journey, you must be fall in love with the two cities. Let’s start the trip now.
Day One: Chongqing Arrival
Today, you will leave the first impression in Chongqing when you arrive at the train station or airport. After you get off the transport, you will meet your local tour guide in Chongqing and be driven back to your accommodation here. When you check in, you are free for the whole day.
Day Two: Chongqing Travel
There is a famous dam built on the Yangzi River which is famous from home and abroad. This famous dam is called Three Gorge Museum. If you want to learn more about this dam, you can visit Three Gorge Museum where stores some important and rare materials about this dam. You can also have a better understanding of the history of Chongqing by seeing the old pictures displayed in this museum. Then, your tour guide will take you to visit the must-see Chongqing attractions, Ciqi Kou. This is a traditional old town with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants, and guesthouses. Not only can you visit the traditional cobbled streets, but also you can enjoy the delicious food here. The scenery around Hongya Cave at night is very beautiful. With colorful lights and tasty snacks, you must give a deep impression on the charming night in Chongqing.
Day Three: Chongqing Travel
If you travel to Chongqing, you must go to the Dazu Rock Carving which was built in the 7 AD. At that time, in order to spread the spirit of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, many statues of Buddhist were carved. You will know much about the history at that time by seeing the rock carving.
Day Four: Lhasa Arrival
Today, you will take a flight from Chongqing to Tibet. When you arrive at the airport in Lhasa, your tour guide will greet you and send to your hotel. The day is free for you.
Day Five: Lhasa Travel
In the morning, your tour guide will send you to visit the landmark of Lhasa – the Potala Palace. It was used as the Winter Palace for Dalai Lama. But at present, it is used for placing the Tibetan antiques. Then, you will visit another Tibetan attractions – the Jokhang Temple where is regarded as the holy center of Tibetan Buddhism. The last destination is the Barkhor street where you can buy some traditional Tibetan items as souvenirs.
Day Six: Lhasa Travel
In the morning, you will travel to Drepung monastery where was used as the palace of Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to witness the hot Buddhism debate held in Sera Monastery.
Day Seven: Lhasa Departure
Your tour guide will help to arrive at the train station or airport in Lhasa. Nice to see you again in Tibet.