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lhasa from chengdu or kunming

Two of us are travelling w/ out guide; headed to Lijiang tomorrow via Kunming. We want to go to Lhasa next week, probably from Chengdu. Any individual travellers that have done this in the last week or so, i would greatly appreciate your advice. We don't mind hiring a private guide for Lhasa if that's required to get in but otherwise, what guesthouse/travel person should we use in Chengdu to get our permits and tickets and who's reliable. Thanks so much.


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1. Re: lhasa from chengdu or kunming

Here're a couple of recommendations from the Lonely Planet ThornTree travel forum. These have been recommended by travellers recently ie after the May holiday week.

Helen of Windhorse Tours: 86-28-85593923

Sophy of CITS Chengdu: 86-28-85568628, sophyzhangmin@hotmail.com

If you've any doubts, the original thread is at thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm… for you to look at.

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If that link doesn't work, try this one: thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm…

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3. Re: lhasa from chengdu or kunming

We are planning a trip to Lhasa as part of a 21-day China visit from mid-August to early Sept of this year. I've been following the new permit/tour requirements on this site.

Am wondering if it's suggested to book Lhasa (5 day/4 night) tour whle in Beijing or in advance via one of the online tour operators recommended on this forum.


Beijing 5 nights/4 days

Xian 3 days/2 nights

Lhasa 5 days/4 nights

Chengu 2 days/1 night

Hangchouz 4 days/3 nights

Shanghai rest of the time.

Thanks in advance for the advice.


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