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Tibet Discovery Tour by Train from Xining

7-Day, Xining, Lhasa, Private Tour (CT-TB-01S)

Tibet Discovery Tour by Train from Xining
Tibet Discovery Tour by Train from Xining


Peggie Lv,

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This exclusive tour allows you to take train along the new Tibet Railway as you explore the most beautiful and mysterious part of the world.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Xining Arrival (Flight No.TBA)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

Upon arrival in Xining, your tour guide will escort you to hotel.

- Smart Tips:

  • It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.
  • Meals: None


    Day 2


    Qinghai Lake
    Qinghai Lake

    Destinations & activities: Qinghai Lake

    Known as "Immortal Sea", Qinghai Lake is definitely a present from heaven. Today, you will take a half-hour boat trip on the lake. Have simple lunch nearby.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch


    Day 3

    Xining to Lhasa (By Overnight Train No.K9801)

    Train heading to Lhasa

    Destinations & activities: Ta'er Monastery

    Today you will feel the peace at Ta'er Monastery. It's the Buddhist garden buildings, combining the architectural arts of the Zang and Han nationalities. Have simple lunch nearby.

    Later today, you will board on an overnight train to Lhasa. Enjoy the ride!


    - Smart Tips:

  • Before heading to Lhasa, you need to double check your pack, travel permit, cash, ID and other important stuff shouldn't be left behind.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch


    Day 4


    Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel transfer

    When you arrive in Lhasa, our Lhasa tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in. Have a good night rest for tomorrow.


    Meals: None


    Day 5


    Jokhang Temple
    Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

    Destinations & activities: Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Street

    Today, you will visit the highlights of Lhasa. Firstly, visit the famous Jokhang Temple. Have lunch in a Tibetan-style restaurant.

    Afternoon, you will visit one of the most important monasteries in Lhasa: Sera Monastery. Later, your Lhasa tour guide will lead your way in a free stroll in Barkhor Street.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Tibetan carpet, Thangka(a painted or embroidered banner), Tibetan fresco painting, butter sculptures and other stuff can be found in Barkhor Street, which can be something nice to bring home.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Lhasa Kitchen


    Day 6


    Potala Palace
    Potala Palace is the icon of Lhasa

    Destinations & activities: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, visit a Tibetan family

    Today we will firstly visit the sublime Potala Palace. Later, we pay a visit to one of the biggest monasteries in Lhasa: Drepung Monastery. Have buffet lunch in a hotel.

    This afternoon, you will visit a Tibetan family, to learn about their day-to-day life and faith.


    Meals: Breakfast, Western-style Buffet Lunch at Rechu Hotel Restaurant


    Day 8

    Lhasa Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

    Hopefully this adventure has made your dream come ture. Today your Lhasa tour guide will escort you to the airport. Thank you for choosing us. Hope to see you again soon!


    Meals: None



    Terms & Conditions (More...

    Note: A Tibet Travel Permit is required to enter Tibet in addition to a China Visa. The Tibet Tourism Administration has recently indicated that they will tighten the regulations which control the issuance of Tibet Travel Permits. Besides now having to enter Tibet in a group of five people or more of the same nationality, the permit will be issued just 4-5 days before arriving in Lhasa. This means that we are unable to guarantee that a permit to travel will be approved. Also the permit will need to be sent to the place of departure in China for Lhasa by express courier. The additional cost will be 300–400 CNY. Your travel advisor will provide additional information. We apologize for this extra cost. However, it is out of our control.

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    Tour Highlights

    • Wild adventure from Xining to Lhasa on train
    • Picturesque Qinghai Lake recommended by TimeoutBeijing
    • Major sites in Lhasa
    • Local flavor meals
    • Train ticket booking and land transfer

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    It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.

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