The latest Sichuan Tibet Highway road condition is not good for new drivers. Since there is snowing covering on the road, it is slippery. So you should slow down the speed and drive very carefully. Also, since there are many curves when climbing the high mountains along the way, it will be more difficult for drive with the snow.
Best Season for Sichuan Tibet Highway Overland Tour
The best seasons for Sichuan Tibet Highway Overland Tour is spring, especially in May. Because at this time, the weather is becoming warmer. So you can start the overland tour from the middle of April. From June to September, Tibet is in rainy season. So landslides can happen sometimes. But the landscape in summer is amazing. Or you can choose autumn which is from September to October. Moreover, you can enjoy the beautiful view of red leafs during the tour.
Overview of Sichuan Tibet Highway Overland Tour
Day 1: Chengdu Arrival (512m)
Day 2: Chengdu-Leshan Giant Buddha-Ya’an (601m) 260km, 2.5 hours
Day 3: Ya’an-Kangding (2,480m) 189km, 4 hours
Day 4: Kangding-Xinduqiao-Litang (4,040m) 285km, 7 hours
Day 5: Litang-Batang-Markam (3,875m) 294km, 7 hours
Day 6: Markam-Basu-Ramwu Lake (3,960m) 450km, 9 hours
Day 7: Ramwu Lake-Pomi-Nyingchi (3,040m) 360 km, 12 hours
Day 8: Nyingchi-Basum Lake-Tidrum Hot Spring (4,590m) 460km, 12 hours
Day 9: Tidrum Hot Spring-Lhasa (3,650m) 140km, 4 hours
Day 10: Highlight one-day tour in Lhasa (3,650m)
Day 11: Norbulingka-Drepung Monastery-Sera Monastery (3650m)
Day 12: Lhasa Departure
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