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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

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.

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

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Xining Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Xining)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Qinghai Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Huangzi Haoting Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Qinghai Lake Hotel  3-star hotel

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.
  • DAY
    2
    Xining
    • Activities: Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Lake Cruise
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant
    • Hotels: Qinghai Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Huangzi Haoting Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Qinghai Lake Hotel  3-star hotel

    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.

    DAY
    3
    Xining to Overnight Train by Train No. Z917 (Xining Railway Station - Lhasa Railway Station) Dep 14:56 - Arr 11:39
    • Activities: Taer Monastery, youyi store , Hotel to Train station Transfer (Xining)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mazhong restaurant
    • Hotels: No

    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.
  • DAY
    4
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: No Meals
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

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

     

    DAY
    5
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Lhasa Kitchen
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    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.
  • Bakhor Street

    DAY
    6
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Drepung Monastery, Visit Tibetan Family, Potala Palace
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Kechu Hotel
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    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.

     

    Potala Palace

    DAY
    7
    Lhasa Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    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!

     

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Good to know

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

    Vanessa Zheng

    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

    Vernessa Zheng - Travel Advisor

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :Summer Autumn Winter

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    from US $1,619 p/p

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