Sichuan-Tibet Line

The Sichuan-Tibet line from Chengdu to Lhasa is the collective name of the Sichuan-Kangzhou and Kangzhou-Tibet Highways. The Sichuan-Kangzhou Highway was built in the 1930s and was an interprovincial highway from Chengdu to Ya’an, the capital of Xikang Province at that time. In 1951, the construction of the Kham-Tibet Highway from Ya'an to Lhasa began. After Xikang was withdrawn from the province, the two roads were combined and called the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway starts from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, passes through Ya'an City and Kangding County, and is divided into two north-south lines in Xinduqiao Town: the north line passes through Daofu County and Luhuo County, and along National Highway 317 passes through Ganzi County and Dege County , Jiangda County, Qamdo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, and then along National Highway 214 to join the South Line at Bangda Town; the South Line passes through Yajiang County, Litang County, Batang County, Mangkang County, and Zuogong County After meeting with the northern line, it passes through Basu County, Bomi County, Nyingchi County, Gongbujiangda County, Mozhugongka County, and Dazi County to Lhasa City. The total length of the northern line is 2,412 kilometers, and the total length of the southern line is 2,149 kilometers. The entire line is 318 National Highway. The Sichuan-Tibet line is the other side that countless people want to go to all their lives. Every year, many self-driving car enthusiasts drive, or charter cars to carpool, with the continuous influx of tourists on the Sichuan-Tibet line. Some people say that the Sichuan-Tibet line is a kind of love, some people say it is a dream, and some people say it is a holy place and the end of pilgrimage....

Sichuan-Tibet South Line and Sichuan-Tibet North Line

The Sichuan-Tibet Line we traditionally refer to mainly refers to the Sichuan-Tibet South Line, which has become an important part of National Highway 318 and is known as China's landscape avenue. The Northern Sichuan-Tibet Line mainly refers to National Highway 317, but because the road condition is extremely poor, it has been in disrepair for a long time, and there is a lack of supplies along the way, very few people take it. The content of this issue focuses on the spectacular natural scenery on the southern Sichuan-Tibet line. Self-driving map of Sichuan-Tibet South Line.

Reference for the kilometers of Sichuan-Tibet South Line + Yunnan-Tibet Line:

Chengdu—147km—Ya’an—168km—Luding—49km—Kangding—75km—Xindu Bridge—74km—Yajiang—143km—Litang—165km—Daocheng—77km—Yading—120km—Xiangcheng—320km—Feilai Temple—311km —Batang—36km—Bamboo cage—71km—Mangkang—158km—Zuogong—107km—Bangda—94km—Basu—90km—Ranwu—129km—Bomi—89km—Tongmai—127km—Bayi— 127km—Gongbu Jiangda—206km—Mozhugongka—68km—Lhasa [for reference only]

Self-driving Sichuan-Tibet South Line plus Yunnan-Tibet Line can be completed in nine days

Day 1: Chengdu - Ya'an - Luding - Kangding - Xindu Bridge 360KM

Day 2: Xindu Bridge - Yajiang - Litang - Daocheng County 360KM

Day 3: Daocheng - Shangri-La Town - Yading Village 100KM

Day 4: Yading Village - Shangri-La Town - Zhongde Village - Xiangcheng County 260KM

Day 5: Xiangcheng - Derong - Deqin - Feilai Temple (Meili Snow Mountain) 350KM

Day 6: Feilai Temple (Meili Snow Mountain) - Yanjing Ancient Salt Field - Mangkang 220KM

Day 7: Mangkang - Zuogong - Bangda - Basu 360KM

Day 8: Basu - Ranwu Lake - Laigu Village - Bomi 300KM

Day 9: Bomi - Tongmai - Lulang - Lamalin Temple - Nyingchi 280KM

Day 10: Linzhi - Gongbu Jiangda - Lhasa 410KM

The itinerary is provided by: Yunxing Outdoor;

There are eight routes to Tibet in China, among which the southern Sichuan-Tibet route (National Highway 318) is the one with the longest distance to Tibet, the most experienced areas, and the most mature infrastructure and supplies. The magnificent and colorful scenery along the way is indeed the other route. Tibetan lines can not be compared. The Sichuan-Tibet South Line runs through the high mountains and valleys in eastern Tibet. Across the Jinsha River, Lancang River, Nujiang River, Yarlung Zangbo River and the famous Nyainqentanglha Mountains and Gangdise Mountains, Dadu River, Yalong River, Erlang Mountain, Zheduo Mountain, Gaoersi Mountain, etc. in Sichuan, the waves of the Dadu River, horse racing Liuliu Kangding, Xinduqiao, a paradise for photographers, Litang, the world's highest city, Maoya prairie, the last -, the Xianzi dance in Batang, the tranquil Ranwu Lake, Basongcuo, Changchun Keer Temple, Gu Bolin, Niyang River, every place can make people stop, and every place is filled with the dust of the soul. There are endless mountains, endless water, and the landscape is ever-changing along the way: there are high mountains and canyons, endless grasslands, snow-capped meadows, and prayer flags, mani stones, Tibetan temples and colorful temples along the way. The folklore and folk customs are full of excitement and charm, and are called China's landscape avenue by many travel friends and photographers.

The starting point of Sichuan and Tibet: Chengdu Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan. It was the capital of Shu Han as early as the Three Kingdoms period. It has been known as the land of abundance since ancient times. There are splendid culture and rich historical heritage, so you can go to Chengdu in advance, taste the local authentic food, visit the wide and narrow alleys or Jinli in Chengdu, and savor the leisure time in Chengdu. From Chengdu along the Sichuan-Tibet line (National Highway 318) through Ya'an, you first arrive at Luding County. This county is very small, and most people don't have much impression of it. But the story of the Red Army flying over the Luding Bridge in the elementary school textbooks of people born in the 70s happened here. This is the iron chain Luding Bridge suspended over the Dadu River. Now it has become a key cultural relics protection unit.

Day 1: Chengdu - Ya'an - Luding - Kangding - Xinduqiao

Self-driving reference on the first day:

Depart from Chengdu in the morning, pass through the world-famous "Rain City" Ya'an, and arrive at the famous red city - Luding, then go upstream along the Dadu River to the famous Luding Bridge (voluntary visit, 10 yuan ticket at your own expense). This is an ancient bridge that once determined the course of China's modern and modern history. After visiting, you will feel the heaviness and glory of Chinese history. Continue to travel along the Dadu River with the memories of history, and come to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and stay in Kangding or Xinduqiao at night.

PS: If you do not arrange to stay in Kangding on this day, you will continue to move forward and cross the first mountain on the southern Sichuan-Tibet line - Zheduo Mountain (the pass is 4298 meters above sea level), and the Tibetan customs will come into view. Tibetan villages, grasslands, yaks , blue sky, white clouds, creek, Populus euphratica...the beauty is too great to behold, then continue westward and arrive at the "photographer's paradise" - Xinduqiao.

Notes on the first day

(1) According to various factors such as seasons and road conditions, choose one of the two accommodation points in Kangding and Xinduqiao.

(2) Due to limited conditions on the Sichuan-Tibet line, water and electricity are often cut off. Please bring your own wet wipes, headlamps, flashlights or candles. Be careful when using candles.

(3) If you have a good character and have electricity and water, it is recommended not to take a bath for the first 3 days before entering the plateau area, so as not to catch a cold and cause altitude sickness, which will affect the entire itinerary. I have adapted to the plateau before taking a bath.

(4) Insufficient water and electricity supply in Tibetan areas may cause unstable bathing water temperature, or the water may stop during the bathing process, so the speed of bathing should be fast, and it is best to fully adapt to the Tibetan area before taking a bath.

(5) Depart as early as possible on the first day. It is recommended to start at 6:30-7:00.

Luding Bridge

After passing Luding County, the city we will arrive at is Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan. Kangding is a famous historical city in western China, the throat of Sichuan and Tibet, an important town on the ancient tea-horse road, and the intersection center of Tibetan and Chinese.


Perhaps everyone’s understanding of Kangding comes from the minority love song "Kangding Love Song" sung at various evening parties. This song has become famous all over the world and has become a classic representative piece of Chinese love songs.

Zheduo Mountain

Starting from Kangding, you have to cross the first pass on the Sichuan-Tibet line—Zheduo Mountain Pass. Zheduo Mountain is 4,298 meters above sea level and is known as the first pass in Kangba. It is the geographical dividing line between Han and Tibet. After crossing the Zheduo Mountain Pass, you will officially enter the Tibetan area of ​​Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Xindu Bridge

There are two roads to Xindu Bridge after crossing the pass of Zheduo Mountain. One is directly downhill to Xindu Bridge, and the other is to Kangding Airport. Although the detour is farther, you can enjoy the beautiful Tagong Grassland. This is the rolling Tagong Grassland under the blue sky.

Tagong Grassland

Picturesque alpine pastures and herds of yaks

This is the famous Tagong Temple in Tagong Grassland. "Tagong" is a Tibetan language, meaning "the place that Bodhisattva likes". Tagong Temple is one of the famous temples of the Sakya Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It has a history of more than a thousand years. It is said that Princess Wencheng passed through this place on the way to Tibet, and imitated carrying a statue of Sakyamuni to Lhasa to make a sacrifice. Therefore, Tagong Temple is also known as "Little Jokhang Temple".

Muya Golden Pagoda

This is the Muya Golden Pagoda not far from the Tagong Temple, also known as the Muya Zunsheng Pagoda. It is a pagoda built by the living Buddha Dorje Tashi to commemorate the tenth Panchen Lama's initiation here. More than 100 kilograms of gold were used for its construction. It is said that when the temple was consecrated, colorful auspicious clouds and seven-color halos appeared in the sky.

Yala Snow Mountain

The Muya Golden Pagoda corresponds to the holy Yala Snow Mountain, and the northwest of the Yala Snow Mountain is connected to the Tagong Grassland, forming a magnificent landscape where the snow mountain and the grassland complement each other. The main peak of the snow mountain is 5,820 meters above sea level, and it is covered with snow all year round. In midsummer, viewing Yala Snow Peak from the blossoming Tagong Grassland is like entering a fairyland.

After crossing the Tagong Grassland, we arrived at Xinduqiao, an important town on the Sichuan-Tibet line. Xinduqiao is a small town with no iconic landscape, but the natural landscape of nearly ten kilometers along the way is called "the paradise of photographers." ".

This is the most representative watchtower-style Tibetan house in Xinduqiao

Day 2: Xindu Bridge - Yajiang - Litang - Daocheng

Self-driving reference for the next day:

Depart from Xinduqiao (or Kangding) after breakfast. Pass through the Gaoersi mountain tunnel, pass the Yalong River, the small mountain city of Kangba——Yajiang County, continue to cross the Jianziwan mountain tunnel, and drive past the beautiful Kazila mountain (pass altitude 4718 meters), (if you want to enter the pass grassland , the cost is 10 yuan at your own expense), through the Litang Tunnel, through the Pearl of the Plateau, the world’s highest city - Litang County (the county seat is 4014 meters above sea level), enjoy the scenery of the Maoya prairie, pass the Wuliang River, and climb over the Rabbit-shaped Rabbit Mountain ( The pass is 4,696 meters above sea level), passing the largest ancient glacier site on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Daocheng ancient ice cap - Haizishan Nature Reserve (4,500 meters above sea level). County seat, stay in Daocheng County or Shangri-La Town.

Notes for the second day

(1) According to various factors such as seasons and road conditions, one of the two accommodation sites in Daocheng and Shangri-La Town will be arranged.

(2) If you live in Daocheng, you can go to Rubuchaka Hot Spring. Rubuchaka Hot Spring is located at the northern foot of Gongba Mountain, 3 kilometers southeast of Daocheng County. It can be chartered or carpooled, and the fare is about 30 yuan. The hot spring price starts from 30 yuan.

(3) On the third day, you need to enter the Yading Scenic Area for sightseeing and stay in Yading Village in the scenic area. Sightseeing ticket (sightseeing car 120 yuan / person, must take), take the scenic sightseeing car to enter. Please confirm the pick-up time of the sightseeing car with the scenic spot in advance, and return to Yading Village before the pick-up time.

Mount Gaoersi

This is the second pass on the Sichuan-Tibet line. If Zheduo Mountain is the first pass in Kham, Gaoersi Mountain is the second pass. On the way from Xindu Bridge to Yajiang, you will pass through the pass of Gaoersi Mountain, with an altitude of 4412 meters.

However, starting from the beginning of 2016, the Gaoer Temple Pass will become history, and the Gaoer Temple Tunnel has been officially opened to traffic. From Xindu Bridge to Haizi Mountain, the journey time has been shortened to 5 hours, while it used to take at least 7 hours.

Kazila Mountain

After passing through the tunnel of Gaoer Temple, then through the tunnel of Scissors Bend, you will arrive at Mount Kazila.

scissors bend mountain

Scissors Bend Mountain is also called Yangzi Mountain Pass, and sheep often rest here when they are tired. It is said that the third Dalai Lama stayed here, so the surrounding Tibetans regard it as a sacred mountain.

This is the second pass of Kazila Mountain after Zheduo Mountain, with an altitude of 4718 meters.

The Kazila mountain pass is 4,718 meters above sea level, and it is the highest pass in the Sichuan section of the Sichuan-Tibet line, so many people will take a photo here. There are fewer trees here and there are large meadows. When climbing the pass of Kazila Mountain, the surrounding fog becomes less and the clouds become more. The beautiful pastures around you don't feel like you're at high altitude.

This is the Sichuan-Tibet line among the mountains

The picturesque alpine pastures along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway


After passing the Yajiang River from Xindu Bridge, you will arrive at Litang, the highest city in the world. Litang is a Tibetan language, which means: a vast prairie dam like a bronze mirror. The altitude of the county seat exceeds 4,000 meters, and it is a famous high city in Tibetan areas.

Maoya Prairie

The vast and beautiful Maoya Prairie in Litang

Haizi Mountain

In theory, the Sichuan-Tibet line should go directly from Litang to Batang and then into Tibet, but it is not far from Litang, so by the way, it enters the photographer's dream paradise - Daocheng Yading. This is Haizi Mountain on the way to Daocheng Yading. Haizi Mountain is located in the northern plateau area of ​​Daocheng County. It is the largest ancient ice body relic on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and is known as the "Daocheng Ancient Ice Cap".

This is the Mt. Fanger passed by on the way to Daocheng. From a distance, it looks like a gray-brown big Mianzi lying in the desolate wilderness, with two big ears standing under the blue sky and white clouds, which is very conspicuous.

Daocheng poplar forest

This is the iconic poplar forest in Daocheng Yading, but the Daocheng poplar forest is green in summer.

Day 3: Daocheng - Shangri-La Town - Yading Village

The third day itinerary reference:

After breakfast, drive to the fascinating Aden Scenic Area. Along the way, enjoy the Qingyanglin Park, the charming scenery of the Chitu River Valley, and the Tibetan-style villages like a paradise, and arrive at Shangri-La Township (Riwa Township). At the Tourist Reception Center of Yading Scenic Area, transfer to the scenic spot sightseeing bus to Yading Village (Scenic sightseeing bus 120 yuan / People, at their own expense, must ride). Along the way, you can enjoy the scenery of Xiannairi Mountain (meaning Guanshiyin Bodhisattva, 6023 meters above sea level). It takes about 1 hour to arrive at the inn where you stay in Yading Village. . The Pearl Sea is called "Zhuoma Lacuo" in Tibetan, and it is a sea formed by the melting snow of Xiannairi. The area is about 0.1 square kilometers. The sea of ​​pearls in the dense forest is like an emerald inlaid on the lotus throne, with rippling blue waves and infinite beauty in the sparkling light. The surroundings of the lake are as green as a screen. Rhododendrons are in full bloom by the lake in spring, and the forests are fully dyed in autumn, reflecting the colorful world, which is dazzling and fascinating. At about 17:00 in the afternoon, return to Yading Village Inn for check-in.

Notes on the third day

(1) Change to a sightseeing bus to go to Yading Scenic Area today. Self-driving cars cannot enter Yading Scenic Area. Please bring your luggage. You need to stay in Yading Village for one night.

(2) The accommodation in Yading Village is relatively difficult, and seasonal water and power outages are inevitable. Please prepare flashlights and headlights in advance;

(3) If you visit Luorong Cattle Farm on the 3rd day, then Zhuomalacuo (Pearl Sea) will be adjusted to the 4th day.

(4) There are relatively few restaurants in the Yading Scenic Area. Usually, meals need to be used in the inn, and reservations need to be made in advance, because all living materials in the scenic area need to be brought in from the outside, so they need to be prepared in advance preparation.

(5) Determining the pick-up time in advance with the dispatch of the sightseeing car in the scenic spot, and go down the mountain and return to Yading Village before the pick-up;

From Daocheng to Riwa, Powa Mountain passes by. In summer, Powa Alpine Rhododendrons are in full bloom, forming a beautiful flower sea.

Mount Pova

Descending from Powa Mountain, which is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, you will arrive at the fresh and picturesque Zhongdui New Village. At the foot of the towering snow-capped mountains, the khaki Tibetan-style watchtowers and green barley fields constitute a fresh and picturesque plateau pastoral scenery. .

Zhongdui New Village

These patchwork Tibetan-style dwellings, dotted in the green highland barley fields, constitute the unique cultural landscape of Daocheng.

Due to the rainy season in Yading Village in summer, the majestic and tall snow-capped mountains are hidden in thick clouds, but the huge valleys and villages under the snow-capped mountains are a lush scene, which is in sharp contrast with the golden autumn scenery.

This is the famous Yading Village, which means "a place facing the sun" in Tibetan. There are dozens of Tibetan-style blockhouses built with stones in the village, which are unique and abrupt throughout the valley, surrounded by green highland barley fields. Now these bungalows have been transformed into residential inns, mainly to receive tourists from all over the world who come to Aden!

Chonggu Temple

This is a famous ancient temple in Yading Scenic Area—Chonggu Temple. Although the temple is small, it is full of incense. Tourists who come to Aden will come to pray for blessings.

pearl sea

Walking up from Chonggu Temple for about 20 minutes, you will arrive at the holy lake under Xiannairi on Shenshan Mountain—Pearl Sea, which means "Droma Lacuo" in Tibetan. The green and clear Haizi gave us infinite surprises. The Sea of ​​Pearls is not big, surrounded by lush virgin forests. Under the sunlight, it exudes a clear and green light, as if it is a piece of dark emerald that fell in the world, revealing infinite vitality. The sea of ​​pearls in the depths of the snow-capped mountains is like an emerald inlaid on the throne of a lotus flower, with rippling blue waves and infinite beauty in the sparkling light.

This is an alpine meadow located under the Chonggu Temple. It is golden in autumn and green in summer. The wild flowers are in full bloom and shaded by green trees. The beautiful wild flowers are like a carpet on this alpine meadow.

Chonggu Temple hidden in the virgin forest and clouds

Day 4: Yading Village - Shangri-La Town - Zhongde Village - Xiangcheng County

Fourth day itinerary reference:

Get up early to watch the magnificent Rizhao Jinshan, take the scenic sightseeing bus after breakfast (you need to show the sightseeing bus ticket purchased on the third day) to Zhaguanbeng, walk to the Chonggu service area, enjoy the scenery of Chonggu Temple and the scenery of Xiannairi Mountain, and then you can pay at your own expense Take the battery car in the scenic area (the battery car round-trip is 80 yuan, the cost is at your own expense, it is recommended to take it), continue to Luorong Niuchang, and you can enjoy the Shanuoduoji Mountain (meaning Vajrapani, 5958 meters above sea level), Yangmai Yongshen Mountain (meaning Manjushri Bodhisattva, 5958 meters above sea level), watch wild animals, alpine flowers, snow-capped mountains, forests, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and experience the natural wonder of harmonious coexistence between man and nature. Let the sacred mountain and the holy water resonate with the heart, and indulge in the land of dreams to the fullest. Gather at the Yading Visitor Center at 14:00 in the afternoon and go to Zhongde Village, Xiangcheng County to visit the filming location of "Passing Through Your World". There are pure white Tibetan houses, colorful prayer flags, and yellow and green The countryside of Tibet is as beautiful as a paradise. This picturesque land not only attracts Yaoji and Chen Mo to come here to collect scenery, but also witnesses the love between Mao Shiba and Lizhi, leaving a mark of them running hand in hand. In the evening, when the sun was setting, the white Tibetan houses looked like a fairyland under the setting sun, and the beauty was real and amazing! After the tour, we will go to Xiangcheng County to stay.

Day 4 Notes

(1) According to various factors such as seasons and road conditions, one of the two accommodations in Xiangcheng County or Shangri-La Town will be arranged, and the accommodation in Daocheng County will be reserved;

(2) Visit Luorong Cattle Farm first on the 3rd day, then visit Zhuomala Co (Pearl Sea) on the 4th day;

(3) If you want to worship the five-color sea and the milk sea, you should pay attention to your own safety in these two scenic spots.

(4) There are two ways to get from Luorong Niuchang to Milk Sea and Wusehai. One is to walk up the horse trail, and it takes 6-7 hours to go there and back; It takes about 30-40 minutes for the caravan to reach the dismounting point under Sheshen Cliff. The horse fee is 300 yuan per horse. After arriving at the dismounting point, you need to continue walking up the mountain.


Today's focus is to appreciate the sacred mountain and holy lake in Yading, Daocheng, which is the highest peak in Aden - Xiannairi

The most beautiful snow peak in Aden - Yang Maiyong

The most stylish snow mountain - Shanuoduoji

Luorong Cattle Farm

The Luorong Cattle Farm at the foot of Yangmai Yongshen Mountain is full of flowers in summer

sea ​​of ​​milk

It took about two hours to walk from the Luorong cattle farm to reach the holy lake of Yading - Milk Sea, Milk Sea, also known as Errongcuo, an ancient glacial lake, shape and tears, so it is called the tears of the blue earth!

colorful sea

Walk up about one kilometer from the milk sea, and then reach the five-color sea, the highest holy lake in Aden, after rising about 100 meters. It is called "Shanzengcuo" in Tibetan. It is located on the back of Xiannairi Mountain, with an altitude of 4,600 meters. The lake is round, and the color is also deep and blue, which is breathtaking.

Day 5: Xiangcheng - Derong - Deqin - Feilai Temple (Meili Snow Mountain)

Fifth day itinerary reference:

After breakfast, depart from Xiangcheng and watch the Baizangfang of Xiangcheng along the way. The "White Tibetan House" is one of the "Three Wonders" of Xiangcheng and the most important humanistic brand of Xiangcheng. Then pass through Derong County and arrive at Benzilan, Benzilan, which means "beautiful sand embankment" in Tibetan, is the throat of the "Tea Horse Road" from northwest Yunnan to Tibet or Sichuan. It has been an important place from ancient times to the present. traffic arteries. After passing Benzilan, you will come to the Great Bend of the Jinsha River, which is famous for its "magnificence, strangeness, danger, and steepness" (the ticket for the viewing platform is 30 yuan/person, you need to take care of yourself, optional), and continue on after visiting the Great Bend of the Jinsha River Line, through Deqin County, arrive at Feilai Temple (or Benzilan) to stay.

Day 5 Notes

(1) According to various factors such as seasons and road conditions, one of the two lodgings will be arranged at Feilai Temple or Benzilan;

(2) This day's itinerary is very hard, the distance is long, the road conditions are poor, and you need to get up early. Please be mentally prepared in advance.

(3) The big bend of the Jinsha River is on the side of the road. If you go to the viewing platform, you will be charged 30 yuan per person.

(4) For the shooting of Meili Snow Mountain Rizhao Jinshan and Meili Thirteen Peaks, it depends on the time of arrival, weather conditions, and climate conditions. It is of course very lucky to be able to take pictures, and it is normal if you can’t.

Sister Lake (Sister Lake)

Get out of Daocheng Yading and return to Daocheng, and then arrive at Batang along the Sichuan-Tibet line. On the road passing through Batang, you will take pictures of the amazing sister lakes. The cover photo of the annual album of "China National Geographic: Chinese Landscape Avenue" in 2006 is this sister lake on the Sichuan-Tibet line.

If you go directly from Litang to Batang County along the Sichuan-Tibet line, it is a big mistake, because from Sister Lake, there is an undeveloped secret place about 20 kilometers away from Batang County—Cuo Pugou. Cuopugou is composed of human landscapes such as snow mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, canyons, waterfalls, hot springs, grasslands, wild animals and temples. Due to inconvenient transportation and long distances, it has been little known. It may be because of this that Cuopugou is preserved Good ecology, and pure and original natural landscape.



This is the most representative landscape in Cuopu Valley—Cuopu Lake, the clear and translucent lake under the blue sky, revealing deep and mysterious colors from shallow to deep. One episode of CCTV's popular documentary "The Third Pole" was filmed in Cuopugou.

Day 6: Feilai Temple (Meili Snow Mountain) - Yanjing Ancient Salt Field - Mangkang

Mount Lau

When you arrive at Batang, cross the Jinsha River Bridge, you will arrive at Mangkang County, the intersection of Yunnan and Tibet and Sichuan and Tibet, and then cross the Laoshan pass to reach Zhuka Town by the Jinsha River. A steep mountain, Jueba Mountain.

Sixth day itinerary reference:

After breakfast, Meili Snow Mountain is called "Kawagebo Snow Mountain" in the Tibetan area. The local Tibetan people named it, endowed it with divinity, and maintained a flesh-and-blood relationship with it from generation to generation. The word "Meili" is the Chinese translation of "mainri" in Deqin Tibetan, which means "medicine mountain". But the meaning is to take the auspicious number "thirteen" in Tibetan, which is not the exact thirteen snow peaks, but a general term for many peaks.

Then depart from Feilai Temple and go to Yanjing to eat Jiajia noodles (gift). Jiajia noodles are a special snack in the Yunnan-Tibet area. Each time you cook a large bowl and put them in small bowls, each small bowl is only one bite. The waiter added it in batches, adding a little bit after eating, one bowl at a time, and it was cooked with minced meat, it was very delicious until you were full. Eating Jiajia noodles is a kind of leisure and entertainment. As for the cumbersome service, it is a welcome to guests from afar, which is very interesting.

After eating Jiajia noodles, continue on your way to visit Yanjing Ancient Salt Field (ticket 60 yuan/person). The ancient salt field here has a history of more than 1,300 years, and it is the only place in my country that preserves the most complete and original way of drying salt by hand. Due to the different soil quality on both sides of the Lancang River, the east bank uses white sand as a cushion, and the dried salt is as white as crystal, which is called "snow salt". The west bank uses red clay as a cushion, and the dried salt is light red, so it is called "Red Salt", also known as "Peach Blossom Salt", looks like a grand sight from a distance! Then we drove to Mangkang via the Honglashan Yunnan Golden Monkey Nature Reserve, and arrived at Mangkang (or Quzika) at night.

Notes on the sixth day

According to various factors such as seasons and road conditions, you can arrange one of the two accommodation points in Mangkang or Quzika;

Jueba Mountain

Jueba Mountain is less than 4,000 meters above sea level, but the environment is very difficult. The 30-mile winding mountain has a drop of nearly 2,000 meters, which makes many self-driving cars sweat.

This is the Mangkang Jueba Mountain Grand Canyon on the Sichuan-Tibet Line.

Dongda Mountain

After passing Jueba Mountain, we will start to cross Dongda Mountain. On the way from Mangkang to Basu, we will cross three large passes, namely Jueba Mountain, Dongda Mountain and Heyela Mountain. Among them, the altitude of the Dongda Mountain pass is 5008 meters, which is the first pass above 5000 meters on the Yunnan-Tibet line. In summer, there may be biting cold wind, rain and snow.

ninety-nine turns

This is the famous Ninety-Nine Turns on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, also known as the Seventy-two Bays of the Nujiang River. After crossing the Seventy-two Bays of the Nujiang River, we arrived at Basu County.

Day 7: Mangkang - Zuogong - Bangda - Basu


This is the Anjula Mountain Pass at an altitude of 4468 meters, and it is also the watershed between the Nujiang River and the Yarlung Zangbo River. From Basu, crossing the pass of Anjula Mountain, you will arrive at the beautiful Ranwu Lake.

Seventh day itinerary reference:

Depart from Mangkang after breakfast, passing by Mount Lawu (4376 meters), overlooking from the sky-high, snow-capped mountain pass, the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and the Lancang River are like two bright ribbons, hidden between thousands of mountains and ravines. At present, pass through Rumei Town, cross Jueba Mountain (3940 meters above sea level at the pass), Dongda Mountain (5008 meters above sea level at the pass), pass Zuogong County, go up the beautiful Yuqu River, and arrive at Bangda Town. The Tibetan language of Bangda is "grassland where the eagle can't fly". It formed the famous 72 turns, which is often called the ninety-nine turns. Walking through the 72 turns of Tianlu, you can see the beautiful plateau terraces of primitive villages such as Tongni Village and Karma Village at the foot of the mountain. Then pass the Nujiang Bridge, go along Lengqu, and stay in Basu County at night.

ranwu lake

This is the largest lake in eastern Tibet—Ranwu Lake. Surrounded by mountains and green shadows, Ranwu Lake is extraordinarily quiet and charming. Its mirror-like lake reflects the surrounding snow peaks, green forests and blue sky. Baiyun, the scenery is extremely charming.

Ranwu Lake is well known to many travelers and photographers traveling along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway because it is close to the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Seen from the air, it doesn't look like a lake, but more like a big river.

The Ranwu Lake area is a huge glacier valley formed by glaciers in different periods. According to textual research, about 200 years ago, a mountain collapse occurred in the lower reaches of Ranwu Lake, and a huge rockfill dam blocked the Palong Zangbo. A huge plateau barrier lake was formed, which is today's Ranwu Lake. Whenever the ice and snow melt, the snow water will be poured into the lake, so that Ranwu Lake always maintains a rich source of water.

Although Ranwu Lake is so beautiful, its name is indeed terrifying. Ranwu means "a lake where corpses are piled together". According to legend, there is a buffalo in the lake and a yellow ox on the shore. They wrestled with each other and turned into mountains after death. The two mountains are sandwiched by Ranwu Lake.

Laigu Glacier

Go retrograde along Lairanwu Lake for about 30 kilometers, and you will arrive at the source of Ranwu Lake, Laigu Glacier.

Laigu Glacier is a collective name for a group of glaciers, including Meixi, Yalong, Ruojiao, Dongga, Xiongjia and Niuma Glaciers. It is one of the three major glaciers in the world. The melted ice and snow flowed into Ranwu Lake and became the source of the Palong Zangbo River. The lake is surrounded by dense virgin forests and many primitive Tibetan villages.

Among the Laigu glaciers, the Yalong Glacier is the most spectacular. "Yalong Glacier" is 12 kilometers long, extending from the main peak of Gangrigabu Mountain at an altitude of 6,606 meters to Gangrigabu Lake at an altitude of 4 kilometers; in terms of climate, it is located in the main channel for the Indian Ocean monsoon to transport cold air to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is a typical marine glacier.

The origin of the name Laigu Glacier is a small Tibetan village next to the glacier—Laigu Village. In Tibetan, Laigu means a hidden paradise-like village. The first time you see the pure Laigu Glacier, it is like suddenly It's as stunning as a beautiful woman in a costume.

Laigu Glacier is more primitive and pure than the Hailuogou Glacier and Mingyong Glacier that people often visit now. Laigu Glacier is a typical middle-low latitude marine glacier. Its spectacular beauty and diversity of movement changes are better than other continental glaciers in Xinjiang, Tibet and other places.

At night, I live in the beautiful and pristine Laigu Village next to the Laigu Glacier. Laigu Village is like a jewel in the palm of a boudoir on the Sichuan-Tibet line. Because it is difficult to reach, it is not well known by everyone. It is pure and blue with some blue glaciers. The primitive villages and simple Tibetans will definitely bring you a different experience.

Day 8: Basu - Ranwu - Laigu Village - Bomi

Eighth day itinerary reference

After breakfast, depart from Basu and cross the pass of Anjula Mountain (4468 meters above sea level). Along the way, snow mountains, virgin forests and pastoral scenery complement each other, and the scenery is surprisingly beautiful. Walking along alpine meadows, overlooking snow-capped mountains and glaciers, today you will see the upper and middle lakes of Ranwu Lake, the stars on the Sichuan-Tibet line, blue sky, white clouds, and snow hanging on the mountains in the distance. From the front of the mountain to the foot is a blue lake! For a long time, Laigu Village has been like a jewel in the palm of a boudoir on the Sichuan-Tibet line. Firstly, it is difficult to reach, and secondly, because the scenery along the way is beautiful enough, but it is not well known by everyone. Today I will present it to you, responsible Let me tell you that Laigu is definitely the place where all the team members of the Sichuan-Tibet line have given the most praise. The pureness has some blue glaciers, and Gongcuo is glowing royal blue at the foot of the snow-capped mountains. The primitive and simple villages, if there is a saying that cleanses the soul , here is a good choice! After visiting the original ancient village like a paradise, continue to move forward, pass by Ranwuxia Lake, head towards Bomi, and arrive at Bomi County to stay.

Day 9: Bomi - Tongmai - Lulang - Lamalin Temple - Nyingchi

Ninth day itinerary reference:

After breakfast, depart from Bomi and enjoy the beautiful scenery of "the hometown of the Tibetan king, Bomi is quiet" along the way. Pass through Tongmai, which is known as a natural danger and has always attracted attention on the Sichuan-Tibet line. With the construction of the country, the Tongmai Bridge has changed from a natural danger to a thoroughfare. It drives through Tongmai and Pailong, passes through Lulang Town, and climbs over the snow-covered and cloud-shrouded Sejila Mountain (the pass is 4702 meters above sea level). One of the best places on Jabhava. Standing on Sejila Mountain and looking at the famous Nanga Bawa Peak, I immediately feel relaxed and happy. Turn over Sejila Mountain, all the way downhill to the Bujiu Lamalin Temple in the lower reaches of the Niyang River Valley (tickets 15 yuan/person), also known as Sangduobai Temple, which means "copper-colored lotus mountain temple" in Tibetan, and the temple is surrounded by mountains Near the water, hidden in the green shade, the whole temple is very beautiful, with civil structure as a whole, cornices and painted buildings, resplendent and resplendent, it is a strong Tibetan architectural art style in the Kampot area, and there is also the famous authentic work of the famous master Padmasambhava practicing stone, The exquisite strokes in the temple are even more unique in eastern Tibet. After the visit, we continued to drive 19 kilometers to Linzhi City. Nyingchi City is located on the banks of the Niyang River at an altitude of 2900 meters. It is called "Tibet's Jiangnan". Stay overnight in Nyingchi City.

Starting from Bomi, pass through the most difficult section of road on the Sichuan-Tibet line——Tongmai natural barrier. Since April 2016, Tongmai natural barrier has been completed with tunnels and bridges. The era of natural barriers is gone forever. Mai and Pailong arrived at the town of Lulang, which is known as the south of the Yangtze River in Tibet. Lulang has the largest forest in Tibet. The stone pot chicken here is famous on the Sichuan-Tibet line, so you must try it.

Sejila Mountain

After passing Lulang Town and going uphill all the way, you will reach the pass of Sejila Mountain at an altitude of 4,728 meters. Sejila Mountain itself is not well-known, but here you can enjoy the most beautiful snow mountain in China-Nanga Bawa Peak. Sejila Mountain Pass, 4515 meters above sea level


Namjagbarwa means "spear piercing the sky" in Tibetan. It is 7,782 meters above sea level. It is a huge and steep triangular peak, covered with snow all the year round and shrouded in clouds and mists. ". "


After crossing the Sejila Mountain, you will arrive at the beautiful Nyingchi, which means "the throne of the sun" in Tibetan. The climate here is humid, the scenery is pleasant, and there are many snow-capped mountains all around. It is also known as Eastern Switzerland.

Day 10: Nyingchi - Gongbu Jiangda - Lhasa

This is the mother river of Nyingchi - Niyang River, also known as "Niangqu", which means "goddess' tears" in Tibetan. The green trees on both sides of the Niyang River are towering, the scenery is charming, the scenery is charming, and the river is blue and clear, like a green ribbon passing through the mountains and valleys.

Tenth day itinerary reference

Depart from Nyingchi City in the morning and feel the most beautiful highway in history - Linla Highway. After a 7-hour drive, arrive at the holy city of Lhasa. After checking in at the hotel, end the beautiful Sichuan-Tibet line tour. In the afternoon, free activities and wandering On the streets of Lhasa, travel through countless Chinese, foreigners, pilgrims, travelers, yellow skin, white skin, and feel the different feelings that Lhasa brings to you.

Niyang River

The expressway from Nyingchi to Lhasa has now been opened, and the general itinerary does not take the old road, but I will introduce the scenic spots on the old road to you: walk along the Niyang River for about an hour, and you will arrive at the famous Red Sect in Tibet. Holy Lake - Basongcuo. Basong Co, also known as Cogao Lake, means "green water" in Tibetan. The lake is 3,700 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains. It is like a piece of jasper inlaid in the mountains and valleys.

Basong Co


The mainstay is a boulder in the Niyang River. It is located in the middle reaches of the Niyang River on the Chuanzang Road. The mountains on both sides are high and the ditch is deep, and the river is fast. The mainstay boulder stands in the middle of the river. This spectacle can be photographed from the viewing platform next to it.

Potala Palace

Barkhor Street

After arriving in Lhasa, they usually go to the Potala Palace, the highest palace in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, the oldest temple, etc., and then go to Barkhor Street to visit the ancient city and buy some Tibetan handmade souvenirs.

Yamdrok Yongcuo

If you still have time, you can go to Yamdrok Yumtso, 120 kilometers away from Lhasa. Yanghu Lake is the largest inland lake at the northern foot of the Himalayas, and its beauty is the most beautiful in southern Tibet. It is as famous as Namtso in northern Tibet and Manasarovar in Ngari, and is also known as the three holy lakes in Tibet.

At this point, the Chengdu-Lhasa Sichuan-Tibet line crossing trip is all over. The spectacular alpine valleys, grassland flower seas, snow-capped mountains and glaciers and the customs of different ethnic groups along the way will definitely leave a deep impression on you and let you experience a perfect trip to Tibet. trip.

About altitude sickness:

The incidence of altitude sickness is related to the uphill speed, altitude, residence time and physical fitness. Generally speaking, people who have lived in low-altitude areas for a long time will have varying degrees of altitude sickness when they quickly enter a plateau with an altitude of more than 3,000 meters. In the face of altitude sickness, the main thing is to keep your mind relaxed. Under normal circumstances, you will adapt to the altitude after a few days, and the symptoms of altitude sickness will be relieved. People with high blood pressure, heart disease, blood disease, vascular disease, asthma and other diseases that are not suitable for high altitude should be cautious when entering the plateau. People in good health should also ensure that they do not catch a cold or get angry before entering the plateau, otherwise the altitude sickness will be aggravated.

(1) Symptoms (one or more of the following symptoms should be considered the disease)

Headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, palpitation, shortness of breath, chest pain, insomnia, drowsiness, loss of appetite, abdominal distension, numbness of hands and feet, cyanosis of lips and fingers, eyelid or facial edema, etc.

(2) Prevention

If you have entered the plateau for the first time, or have not entered the high-altitude area within two years, it is recommended to take Rhodiola, Gaoyuanan, etc., anti-altitude sickness drugs as directed by the doctor more than 15 days before entering the high altitude until the end of the plateau.

(3) treatment

From the time point of view, mild patients will adapt in about 3 days after entering the plateau; moderate patients will adapt in 5-7 days; severe patients are advised to seek medical attention immediately and evacuate from high-altitude areas. Commonly used medicines for altitude sickness, you can prepare some hash pain (headache powder), oxygen inhalation tablets, American ginseng, oxygen bags or bottled oxygen in advance, buy and take medicines, please follow the doctor's advice!

About Sichuan-Tibet Railway Accommodation

(1) There are cost-effective accommodation throughout the entire Sichuan-Tibet line, but despite this, you should be fully prepared. The Sichuan-Tibet line is sparsely populated and the economy is backward. Most hotels along the line have not been rated as star-rated. Resources are lacking, and sometimes there will be water or power outages. Please prepare a flashlight or headlamp in advance, and be prepared not to take a bath, wash your hair, or wash your face. Friends who love cleanliness can bring a sleeping bag liner. in case the emergency.

(2) Located in a Tibetan area, the hotel facilities are not complete, and there are limited one-time slippers, hair dryers, and one-time hotel supplies.

(3) Almost all hotels do not have elevators and luggage services. Except for some areas, for friends who have special requirements for accommodation, there are also hotels and guesthouses with very good conditions on the Sichuan-Tibet line that can be booked in advance.

about meals

Dining on the Sichuan-Tibet line is mainly Sichuan cuisine, but due to road conditions, it is not possible to eat on time at many times, and you need to bring your own dry food; there are many specialties on the Sichuan-Tibet line, such as stone pot chicken, Yanjingjiajia noodles, etc. Friends who are not familiar with it suggest that you can choose Go to crowded restaurants.

about traffic

The Sichuan-Tibet line is not all asphalt roads. Many road sections, such as Mangkang Haitonggou and Medog Highway, are full of sand, gravel and mud. Several places on the Ali Dabei Line in Tibet, such as Cuoqin Zarinanmucuo There isn't even a road, so you can only follow the track of the car in front on the muddy grass. Once these roads are washed by rainwater, ice and snow melt, and river water erodes, they become traps for dragging vehicles, especially in the grass and mud on both sides of the road. Driving on the way to rest, in order not to block the car behind or want to get closer Seeing the beautiful scenery, car enthusiasts often drive the car to the side of the road. No one knows the soil conditions on these unknown lands. Except hardcore off-road, anyone who walks on those grass and mud roads will not be good, and there is a high probability that they will get stuck. go in.

The weather on the Sichuan-Tibet line is erratic. The pass of the last mountain is still sunny and white clouds, and the next pass may change with wind and rain. The Sichuan-Tibet line has a very special natural environment system composed of high altitude, low temperature, air moisture ratio, solar radiation intensity, geographical environment structure and other factors, so it is very different from the plain area where we are. If you usually go to the deep mountains, pass by, or go for a summer vacation, you will more or less find that the weather in the mountains is also unpredictable. The Sichuan-Tibet line is similar to this. But even if the weather on the Sichuan-Tibet line is unpredictable, it will be unforgettable in this life to experience it once.

Debris flows generally occur in semi-arid mountainous areas or plateau glacial debris flow areas. Once heavy rains come or glaciers thaw, large and small rocks will slide along the slopes with enough water to form mudslides, pouring down along low-lying roads, ravines, and rivers. Knowing the characteristics of mudslides, one of the ways to avoid mudslides is to try not to drive to low-lying areas, especially after rain!

The occurrence of landslides is like an avalanche outbreak. Thousands of tons of soft sand and sand slide down from the towering mountain body, breaking the road, blocking the passing vehicles in an instant, and even "buried" people and vehicles alive. If you encounter a very steep terrain in the driving process, there are many sediments, stones and other accumulations, and there are few trees, you must be extra careful. It is very necessary to carefully observe the road ahead before passing. There are a small amount of falling stones or soil, and the buildings on the mountain are tilted to this side, which is the precursor of the imminent landslide here.

Friends who are entering Tibet for the first time may not know that traffic jams on the Sichuan-Tibet line are very common! Especially in summer, when the Sichuan-Tibet line is the busiest tourist season, all kinds of self-driving cars, trucks, and tourist buses come and go on the Sichuan-Tibet line, but the Sichuan-Tibet line is most prone to landslides and road blockages during the summer rainy season. , Many road sections are often broken due to landslides all year round. Many road sections are unilaterally released, which greatly reduces traffic efficiency and the pass rate is very low.

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