How to Plan an Overland Trip to Sichuan, Yunnan (Shangri La) and Tibet

Planning an expedition of this nature, traveling from Chengdu in Sichuan Province, first to Shangri-La in Yunnan Province and then on along the G214 and G318 National Highways to Lhasa is a trip of such epic proportions that it should constitute an expedition. An immense journey crossing three separate regions of the People’s Republic of…

January 2, 2018 BY Kunga

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Top 7 Tibetan Monasteries on Pilgrimage Route to Lhasa from Chengdu G317

The route to Lhasa from Chengdu in through highway G317 traverses many places of cultural and religious significance to Tibetan Buddhism. It passes through parts of Kham Tibet and many other Tibetan occupied areas in China before entering Tibet. Apart from rolling grasslands, towering mountains, pristine lakes, and endless switchbacks, the route is also graced…

December 1, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tracing China’s Ancient Tea-Horse Road to Tibet

The Ancient Tea-Horse Road locally known as Chamagudao is a network of meandering caravan paths through the mountains of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan in Southwest China. It is also known as Southern Silk Road. The 2250 kilometer long trail begins with the Sichuan Province of China and stretches to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.…

August 30, 2017 BY Kunga

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