Sichuan-Tibet line, also divided into two lines north and south, code-named State Road 318 and 317, is the history of China's construction of one of the most arduous projects. This route has been "China National Geographic" magazine as China's landscape road, is the traveler's life must not miss the landscape!
Landscape Avenue - Southern Sichuan-Tibet line / State Road 318
318 State Road, is the Sichuan-Tibet line, officially opened in 1958, after the Sanjiang parallel area, the scenery is very beautiful. Embracing the plains, hills, basins, plateaus and other landforms, but also the integration of the Tianfu Basin culture and the Tibetan cultural landscape, from the Chengdu Plain to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau alpine canyons all the way to shock, insurance, beauty, At present, China's own domestic travel route of choice.
Southern Sichuan-Tibet line pass through the Sanjiang parallel areas, the three rivers and the flow is the Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nujiang three originated in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the territory of Yunnan Province from north to south parallel flow of more than 170 kilometers, Li Gongshan, Nu Shan and Yunling and other mountains between the formation of the world's rare "river co-flow and not the intersection of" strange natural landscape. During the Lancang River and Jinsha River the shortest distance of 66 km, Lancang River and Nujiang the shortest straight line distance of less than 19 km. The latest road conditions: Ranwu - Bomi - Nyingchi since March 2016 on the implementation of the renovation of the road, the whole 360 km. In addition to wheat, Lu Lang, the remaining roads are 2-10 km long intermittent construction. But do not worry too much, ordinary seven commercial vehicles or can be passed. Nyingchi - Lhasa 400 km, which is good and bad road conditions. Ink bamboo workers card - Gongbu Jiang Da intermittent rotten road, the rest is the new Lin La highway (in fact, is high-speed), the road is very good.
Humanities Avenue - Northern Sichuan - Tibet Line / State Road 317
317 State Road and 318, belong to the Sichuan-Tibet line. 317 State Road, and was known as the Northern Sichuan-Tibet line. And the difference between the South is that the most past is the pastoral area, most of the river along the river and through, often see grassland rivers and the like.
The Queer mountain is the highest elevation along the way, but also the most beautiful scenery! Explorers are like the Northern Sichuan-Tibet line, because there will be a lot of plateau along the way, is the real off-road.
As the road is dangerous, after entering the northern Tibet tourism development backward, higher altitude (compared with 318), so most of the time 317 by the travelers cold, there are many people from the middle of the diversion, along the other lines into Tibet.
317 is also a humanistic bright, light and shadow unique landscape road. If according to expert theory, the scope of the landscape to the surrounding extension of 200 km, then 317 landscape value is unparalleled.
- Through the Han, Qiang, Hui, Man, Mongolia, Menba, Luo Pakistan, Tibetan (Jiayuan, Muya, Kangba, Wei Tibetan) and so on more than 50 ethnic groups, is a national blend of the road.
- Strange the color of the Raflung Wah Ming Buddhist College, Yaling practice, Dege India by the hospital, Kagyu sent to the main temple of the eight monasteries, Tang Fan Road on the Chagema Hall, Ningma school temple white Temple, Gelugu Temple Ganzi Temple, Bon to teach the oldest temple Zizhu Temple and other temples, is a religious culture of the road.
- Through the history of the greatest water conservancy project Dujiangyan, the late Neolithic card Ruoxu site, the Tibetan hero Gesar king's territory, the liberation of Tibet's Qamdo battle place, is a historical accumulation of heavy avenue.
- Through the numerous mountains and rivers, from the fertile Chengdu plains to the desolate Tibetan Plateau in the northern Tibet, the whole line is a spectacular original scenery, light and strange mottled strange road.
Every season, every piece of Tibetan, every day of natural and cultural landscape has an unpredictable, worthy of our expectations.
Why is the Southern Sichuan-Tibet line / national highway 318 more popular?
Compared with 318, 317 of the road was significantly worse. Old, 317 is known as the hell of the road, will pass a long no no man's land, and now the road renovation, although the road is much better, but compared to 318 National Road, 317 is still not good to go. In particular, Changdu to that section of the road is particularly poor, so for security reasons, temporarily not recommended to take the 317 North Line.
Of course, like to play off-road friends in the conditions permit, there are professional guidance under the premise can go to try.
Simply put, 317 belong to the humanities Avenue, 318 belongs to the landscape avenue, combined with the humanities and landscape we have developed the following lines:
On the basis of the original Sichuan-Tibet line, the safe travel as a prerequisite, we took the 317 line to the color of the pious power, and then 318 lines to increase the way the most can not miss the Daocheng Aden. The overall 11 day trip is outlined below.
Sichuan - Tibet South - North Line 11 - day trip
Day 1: Chengdu - Malcolm - Guanyinqiao Township: Guanyin Town (2560M above sea level)
Can enjoy the landscape: Taoping Qiangzhai, Zhuo Keji Guanzhai (Siso residential), Guanyin Temple
Day 2: Guanyinqiao Town - Buddhist College - Color Dasu: Color Dharma College (4000M) / county (elevation 3800M)
Experience the humanities: Kinmen and Matsu grassland, Wu Ming Buddhist College, celestial burial Taiwan
Day 3: color of the tower - tower public - Xinduqiao places: Xinduqiao (elevation 3600M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Lake Casa, Longgang Prairie, Daofu residential, tower public Temple, far from the Yala Snow Mountain, Xinduqiao
Day 4: Xinduqiao - Daocheng - day Wa Wa: Day tile (elevation 2700M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Haizishan, Xing Yi measures, straight temple
Day 5: Day tile - Aden - day Wa Wa: Day tile (elevation 2700M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Aden three mountain, three holy lake
Day 6: Riwa - Litang - Batang House: Batang (elevation 2700M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Gongga Lang Jiling Temple, Mao Ya grassland, sister sea
Day 7: Batang - Mangkang - Zuojia places: Zuo Gong (elevation 3400M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Jinsha River Bridge, Mangkang red land, Jueba mountain, east mountain
Day 8: Zigong - eight places - Ranwu - rice sinks: rice pile village (elevation 3200M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Ninety-nine Shui, then Wuhu, rice heap glacier
Day 9: rice stack glacier - Bomi - ancient Township Lake Lake: ancient rural lake (elevation 2900M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Palong possession of cloth river, hill spruce virgin forest
Day 10: ancient rural lake - Lulang - Linzhi places: Lin Zhi (elevation 3000M)
Can enjoy the landscape: Colorado National Forest Park, Lulang Linhai, Niyang River
Day 11: Nyingchi - Kobo River - Lhasa Accommodation: Lhasa (elevation 3600M)
You can enjoy the landscape: Maizhokunggar, Zhi Gongtisi.
The following is the details of the line, I have to specify the daily traffic conditions, scenery, accommodation and precautions, like to go so friends can take the reference.
Day 1: Chengdu - Malcolm - Guanyinqiao town
Chengdu, the first day to stay Guanyinqiao town, Guanyinqiao elevation of only 2,500 meters at night, basically do not have altitude sickness. There are not many hotels in the town, but from the inn to the Samsung standard, the price from tens to more than three hundred.
Eat the local side of the more distinctive is the Tibetan pot, a pot end up a variety of meat and vegetables placed neatly, fragrant, is more spicy, can not eat spicy students remember to let the boss less pepper.
Guanyinqiao town is located in the Tibetan Buddhist temple in the famous Guanyin Temple, non-driving students need to take the local small van to reach, about 20 minutes by car, round-trip fare 30-50 yuan / person.
Chengdu after the departure, halfway through the Malcolm County recommended to fill the oil, into and out of the city have gas stations, 97 oil is also the normal supply. It should be noted that, after the Marcon County, the road is relatively narrow, the corner is also more urgent, this section should be particularly careful driving.
Day 2: Guanyinqiaozhen - Buddhist College - Sertar
The next day live Sertar. In Sertar, you can choose to live in the Buddhist Academy or the color of the county, the Buddhist Institute only one Lannong Hotel can provide accommodation, the general conditions, often water, the price of 200-500 a, according to whether the Buddhist Academy of law prices floating Larger and do not accept reservations. The county is about 20 kilometers from the Buddhist College, the choice of the hotel will be a lot, from dozens of dollars to three or four of the four-star hotel have.
The county is also eating a lot of food prices are more than about 1/3 of Chengdu, but taking into account the remote, expensive can also accept. So the accommodation and eat more demanding students recommended live color county. Colorful county town from the Buddhist College 20KM, driving 30 minutes will be able to arrive.
Special note: in Sertar, the burial time is in 13:00 or so, from the Buddhist school to the celestial burial takes 1 hour (elevation 3800-4000M), basically no one to go, are sitting minibus, 40 / person The
Guanyinqiao to Sertar's most of the road is better, only part of the road in the construction renovation, and occasionally encounter asphalt traffic control, control time from 10-30 minutes.
Day 3: Sertar - Tagongxiang - Xinduqiaozhen
From Sertar back to 317 National Road, to Luhuo, Dawu direction, this road began to constantly scenery, people dizzying.
First appeared Tibetan houses in Dawu, from the low dam toward the low slope on the spread, constitute a unique landscape, so that the whole city shine. These dwellings are mainly composed of brown and white, with red, blue pattern, in the blue sky and white clouds, green mountains and green against the background, giving a "paradise" feeling.
And then forward is the Longdeng grassland, Bamei grassland and Taga grassland. The sky on the prairie is complete, the horizon and the horizon perfect match, here along the road by car, as if Mercedes-Benz in the western United States, has reached the end of the day. Summer and autumn grassland mountain flowers blooming, clear water, cattle and sheep horses, tents and temple Tallinn intertwined, showing a beautiful and beautiful scenery.
On Taga grass, Taga temple is a Tibetan Buddhist Sakya sent one of the famous temple, dating back a thousand years of history, the temple preserved with a Lhasa Jokhang Temple Sakyamuni like the same, is the Kham One of the holy places of the Tibetan tribe. Tickets 20 yuan / person.
Yala mountain is the eight holy mountains in Tibet behind Taga temple, from the prairie where they stand, towering spectacular, all year round silver dress, clouds filled with the vast green grassland and the magnificent tower of the temple to set off each other to show The beauty of the plateau scenery. Taigong Temple on the right side of the hillside is the best location to shoot Yala mountain, the local Tibetans will generally charge 10 yuan / person costs.
From Yala holy mountain to Xinduqiao direction, the middle will follow a river before the line, this river is called "Mani Valley", because the Tibetan people in the valley almost every small stone Are engraved with the scriptures, and then painted with bright colors up, all the way to see the power of faith is very powerful and shocked!
Day trip so go down, just arrived in the evening Xinduqiao. Xinduqiao accommodation is very concentrated, There are high middle low-grade hotels, the restaurant's food is also very tasty, so stay here is the only choice.
Xinduqiao known as the "photographer's paradise", the beautiful scenery of autumn, red trees, blue sky, white clouds ... that beautiful scenery only you visit the situation to experience.
Day 4: Xinduqiao - Daocheng - Riwa
From the Xinduqiao to Li Tong, in turn you will be over the Gore Temple Hill, scissors Bend Hill, Kazak Hill, the road is very good, the tunnel is also through, but the whole mountain road bend particularly, so need to be careful driving. Normal driving, then just at noon to Litang.
Litang to Daocheng on the road will be over a Hai Zi Shan, Haizi Mountain Peak is very broad, covered with stones, and no plants, like a place like another planet.
Riwa Township is Shangri-La town, both located in the Daocheng Aden area outside the door, from the Daocheng 90KM, about 2 hours by car. In order to distinguish from the Shangri-La County in Yunnan, it is generally said that the Shangri-La Township, Daocheng
Riva is the main tourist center of Daocheng Aden area, so the tourist reception conditions are quite perfect, accommodation from the five-star hotel in the sun to tens of dollars of the Tibetan inn have.
Local restaurants mainly in Sichuan, soup pot and Tibetan-based, supermarkets are also relatively small variety of small commodities, so live in the city of tile than the area of the village is more convenient.
Day 5: Dawa - Aden - Dawa
Dawa to Aden scenic parking lot in front of the car 5 minutes, where you must change the scenic sightseeing car, sightseeing car from the gate to the village of Adam need to turn a mountain, driving 1.5 hours.
Aden scenic area mainly to enjoy the three gods (Sin Nairi, Yang Mai Yong peak, Xia Nuo Duoji peak) and three holy lake (milk sea, colored sea, pearl sea).
Day 6: Dawa - Litang - Batang
Litang elevation 3900M, known as the "world high city", but in fact the later Shiqu County, Nagqu County, the altitude has been higher than the management of the pond.
The annual festival in July is the most lively and grand festival in Sichuan Tibetan area, and the "Evergreen Kohl Monastery" is located in the county's longest and largest Tibetan Buddhist temple.
Out of Litang is up to 90 km of the Mao Ya grassland, in summer, Mao Ya grassland cattle and sheep groups, wild flowers everywhere, very beautiful.
Mao Ya grassland began to turn across Haizi mountain. It is easy to turn Haizi, the road is good, the corners are not urgent, uphill slowly, unknowingly to the top of the Pass, Pass down about 5 km is the sister of the sea viewing platform. After the road down to the majority of Batang, the speed is too fast, corners are more, be sure to drive carefully.
Batang's elevation is only 2700 meters, the climate is more comfortable, the county construction is also very good, eat more things, accommodation from the inn to the four star standard hotel has.
PetroChina gas station in Chengdu to Lhasa into the city direction, the direction of the city there are private gas stations, my car prose oil can also be assured.
Day 7: Batang - Markam - Zogang
Batang out of the city about 30 km is the Jinsha River Bridge, Sichuan and Tibet is to Jinsha River bounded.
Into the territory of Tibet will need all personnel registration, the driver needs to bring a driver's license, driving permit and identity card, the passengers are only ID card on it. After the registration checkpoint will send a "speed limit" (within the specified time can not reach the next checkpoint in advance, or even speeding).
Jinsha River is the "Three Parallel Rivers" of the first river, after Mangkang will be through the second Lancang River, across the Lancang River began to turn over Zhaoba Mountain. Zhaoba mountain is not high, but the vehicle driving the gap is very large, and are the mountain and the line, there are fear of high disease do not do the left Oh
Jamaican Hill is followed by the East Mountain. Dongda Mountain is 5008 meters above sea level, is also the first Sichuan-Tibet line above 5000 meters above sea level. It is recommended not to stay in the Peak Pass for a long time, to avoid high anti.
Dongda mountain down the mountain about 1.5 hours to reach the Zugong county. Zigong County is very small, the conditions are not as good as the county in Sichuan, but this year the hotel will be able to meet the new standards of Samsung. Zigong hotels do not have breakfast, the county's breakfast shop is a lot, do not worry.
Day 8: Zogang - Baxoi - Ranwuzhen - Miduicun
Starting from Zogang, after the Bangda, Yela mountain Pass, and then about 8 km before, is the famous "72 Road Turn" viewing platform. Looking at the endless turn back, really lament the great builders.
After 72 back bend, more than 20 kilometers downhill to the third river - "Nu River", the elevation of 4400 meters from the top of the hill to the river 2400 meters. In particular, it is important to remind that the road slope of the next industry is relatively large, the use of brakes for a long time will lead to vehicle braking heat attenuation, which lead to brake failure! Be sure to use a reasonable low-speed stalls to take the speed slowly down the mountain.
Nujiang Bridge is a traffic guard of the armed police guard, also known as the Nu River natural moat, prohibit the Nu River Bridge and military facilities to take pictures.
Lunch time and place set in the eight places is the most appropriate. Eight places and then about 2 hours ago is the lake.
Ranwu Lake is divided into up and down Ranwu, the best viewing time is 5 months ago, because then the Wuhu Lake is very clear and quiet, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped mountains, is simply a Alpine scenery. 5 months after the ice on both sides of the lake gradually melt, will be accompanied by sediment into the lake, it will make the lake becomes turbid.
From Ranwu Lake about 30 minutes is Midui glacier, from the entrance and then about 8 km is the rice pile village. Mileu village is located in the rice heap below the glacier, the evening living in the village inn, see the glacier window, and then soak a pot of butter tea, this feeling will make people and nature together.
Day 9: Midui glacier- Bomi - Guxiang lake
From the heap to the Nyingchi this paragraph is known as the essence of Sichuan-Tibet line, all-day trip is very easy, there is sufficient time to feel the charm of Sichuan-Tibet line. The whole process is dense forests, the negative oxygen ions in the air is also high.
Mizu to Bomi driving distance is about 2.5 hours, Bomi is also the hometown of glaciers, the county around the distribution of many different sizes of low-altitude glaciers. While Bomi also went to Medog's important channel. Bomi from Mexico off 120 km, but the road is not good, coupled with limited speed, about 6 hours to reach, do not recommend a car to.
Out of the town of about 20 kilometers is the Guxiang lakes, Guxiang lake surrounded by the original forest surrounded by several inside the inn is located in such a forest lake.
D10: Guxiang Lake - Lulang - Nyingchi
The morning of Guxiang town of misty clouds, as fairyland, the proposed photography enthusiasts take pictures early.
The ancient town of about 90 km is through wheat, and Tongmai tunnel across the board in 2016 , had 30 km of natural risk into a smooth road, driving time from the previous unpredictable reduced to 1 hour.
Tongmai is the Sejila Mountain National Forest Park, Lulang woodland and Lulang stone pot are very worth looking forward to.
If the weather is good, then in the Sejila Mountain Pass look back, you can see China's most beautiful snow-capped mountains ranked first "Namjagbarwa peak", but because of climate reasons, Nanjia Buwa is often covered by clouds, Only the autumn and autumn is relatively easy to see the whole picture, other time or can only see a part or something can not see, as shy girl did not dare to appear, so "Nanjia Bawa" also known as "shame female peak "
The next season is the county town of Nyingchi - Bayi town. Bayi town construction is very good, there are long-lost high-rise, wide and clean streets and a variety of restaurants. Plenty of time friends can spend 1-2 days to play around the attractions of Nyingchi, such as the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon, Niyang River, measures and the South Ngo ditch, Basong measures, every year in March Linzhi Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Peach is highly recommended.
D11: Nyingchi - Goblin Jiangda - Lhasa
Nyingchi to Lhasa about 400 km, about 9-10 hours by car, the general road is the Nyingchi - Gongbu Jiangda high-speed, Gongbu Jiang Da - Mi La Shan - ink bamboo card country road plus speed limit, and the Mira mountains because of repair roads, poor road conditions , Ink bamboo workers card - Lhasa high-speed.
Halfway more boring, no play, but the thought of the upcoming holy city of Lhasa is also conceal the excitement of the heart.
Lhasa city shape is narrow, the Potala Palace is the city center. In the city, we recommended place to play are: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Temple in the center of the pedestrian area is the Barkhor Street (also known as the Barkhor), Ramoche Temple, Norbulingka, Tibet Museum.
Places to eat are concentrated there Deji Road, Sun Island. Lhasa municipal government at a cost of 300 million to build the "Princess Wencheng" live performance is worth watching.
What to do before driving to Sichuan Tibet Line?
Vehicles: Now the road is good, the car can basically pass, but the altitude of each increase of 1000M, atmospheric pressure drop of about 11.5%, air density reduced by about 9%, power down about 10%, so still strong The car was the most comfortable.
Drugs: relieve the high anti, the prevention and treatment of colds, the treatment of diarrhea, trauma used in cotton, gauze, iodine, Baiyao, tape, treatment of sprained drugs. Do not buy too much, along the way there are pharmacies.
Personal equipment: hiking shoes, jackets with cashmere knives, punch pants, thin fleece pants, quick drying clothes, quick drying pants, hats, sunglasses, cane, backpacks, purses, headlights, flashlight, thin gloves. Afraid of tanning can also bring sunscreen, lip balm, hand cream. Toiletries, slippers, poncho, umbrella and so on.
Public equipment: with one to two sets of stove, ready to a few cans of white mountain gas. Prepared on the two coats, mobile navigation to download a good offline map, and more download some nice songs. Food and road map: with some convenient food can be prepared for the road map and travel planning.
Driving yourself to Tibet needs to take care of matters
Traveling to Tibet friends, driving carefully not only a good reminder of the sentence, more is the real driving skills.
- First, it is vital that life is safe. Because in the high altitude environment in Tibet, the body will cause discomfort due to altitude sickness, when the brain hypoxia, and even low-level errors may be inexplicable. Prior to and on the way to adhere to the snow spots Rhodiola capsules, to prevent and fight against altitude sickness, can reduce unnecessary mistakes, to ensure vehicle and personal safety.
- Before departure, you should conducted a comprehensive inspection of vehicles. In addition to the necessary maintenance, you can also do some reinforcement work on the chassis. The condition must be better, the best condition to replace the new tires.
- The speed can not be too fast, especially in the dirt road. Many of the reasons for the accident occurred in the car is too fast, so too late to avoid the pit and stones, and even slide out of the road. For the driver, do not believe in their usual driving skills, because driving in Tibet, you simply can not expect the front of what will happen unexpectedly, be careful and cautious.
- Try to learn a little car repair skills. Especially for the tire of such a job often need to personally do, or make a start with what. It is said that the drivers of Tibet, each of the first-class technology, which is no one can help out of the training environment.
- Learn some camping knowledge, and do some camping preparation. Because of the uncertainty of long distance driving, it is common practice to meet traffic jams in the outdoors.
- If the conditions are not allowed or driving experience is insufficient, it is best not to "take a ride", try to follow the team to go. So that everyone can take care of each other, and will not get lost. Notes Tibet plateau area is vast, once lost, I am afraid even people can not see, let alone find someone to lead the way.
- Once caught in the quagmire do not panic, get off carefully observe the situation of the four wheels, try to get out of their own efforts, or with the help of other cars dragged out of the quagmire and then carefully forward.
- On the way to pay attention to check the tire pressure, although the changes in the tire inside and outside the tire pressure changes within the tire capacity, but the opportunity to tire problems or higher than the plains.
- The Tibetan driver in the corners of the car will not love the number, so in the dangerous mountain corners, slow down, Ming, not the rules of the rules to remember. Not because after you know the number, the front did not respond and negligence, resulting in a car when there was a rush out of the accident.
- To reach Lhasa, the best vehicle to do a comprehensive overhaul adjustment, if you can not find a repair shop, you can go to Jinzhu West Road to sell jeep accessories for help, where often for driving friends to help. Do not worry too much, to find the same person with you like the way to go with it!