Chengdu Panda Base
The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (or Chengdu Panda Base for short) specializes in baby pandas and their care. It's one of the most popular destinations to see pandas. And it's a must-go place when you go to Chengdu.
There are DAILY flights leaving Chengdu for Lhasa, and most direct flights from other cities go through Chengdu to Tibet.
Flights usually take 2.5 hours from Chengdu to Lhasa, and you can choose to leave in the morning or the afternoon, for the flight that meets your needs.
At present, there is only two trains commuting between Chengdu and Lhasa – Z322 from Chengdu to Lhasa and Z324 from Lhasa to Chengdu. In every other day, Z322 runs from Chengdu Railway Station at 21:37 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 09:55 on the third day, taking 36hrs 18mins. In the next day, Z324 departs from Lhasa Railway Station to Chengdu Railway Station. It departs at 18:30 and arrives in Chengdu at 07:00 on the third day, and the whole trip costs 36hrs 30mins. There are 6 midway stations on the way, including Guangyuan, Lanzhou, Xining, Delingha, Golmud and Nagchu.
1. Honored as the Hometown of Giant Panda and Land of Abundance, Chengdu has attracted lots of tourists. Before travel to Tibet, you can take a short stop to visit the adorable pandas as well as experience the slow-paced life in Chengdu.
2. Chengdu is the departure station of Z322, and it’s much easier to book a train ticket and get the berth or seat you want.
The prerequisite for Tibet travel is to get Tibet Visa (also known as Tibet Travel Permit). You may follow the easy steps below to get this indispensable travel document.
a. E-mail us the photo copy of your passport and Chinese Visa at least 20 days before your Tibet tour starts. b. Normally, Tibet Visa will be issued after 2-5 days after we pass your documents to Tibet Tourism Bureau.
Since one of the offices of Travel Tibet China is located in Chengdu, as usual, after we get your Tibet Visa, and we will mail it to your hotels in Chengdu or you are welcomed to take it yourself in our Chengdu office, 5-7 days prior to your departure for Lhasa. In some extreme cases, our staff will even deliver it to your hand before departure at airport or railway station.