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9 Days Train Tour from Xining to Lhasa

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TT: 9 Days Train Tour from Xining to Lhasa
9 Days Train Tour from Xining to Lhasa

Taking train from Xining to Lhasa via the Sky Road, visit the most faomous sceneries in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. By choosing this trip, you will witness thousands of miles of unforgettable stunning landscape that you will never see from a plane window

Highlights:
Xining, Qinghai Lake, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp
From $900 p/p Free Inquiry
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DAY 1   Xining Day Trip - Riyue Mountain – Qinghai Lake – Gold and Silver Grassland
The first stop on your tour schedule is Riyue Mountain, which is situated in Huangyuan County, Xining, Qinghai Province. A Chinese legend tells the story of Princess Wencheng who lost a mirror that she called “Sun and Moon”. This magical mirror allowed her to see all the way to Xi’an, so upon its loss, she cried so many tears that it became the Daotang River that now flows near the mountain. After our mountain visit, your personal tour guide will take you to visit Qinghai Lake, located 150 kilometers west of Xining. Qinghai Lake is the largest saltwater lake in all of China, looking as large as a sea from some viewpoints. Before driving back to Xining for your overnight stay, we’ll pay a visit to the Gold and Silver Grassland. This grassland area features a never-ending blue sky, billowing white clouds, green grass, grazing flocks of sheep and goats, and numerous species of birds that make for a picturesque landscape for all visitors to see.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Xining 3-Star hotel

DAY 2   Xining – Ta’er Monastery – Board the Train to Lhasa
This morning we will visit the centuries-old Ta’er Monastery. This ancient monastery was built in 1557 during the Ming Dynasty to commemorate Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Ta’er Monastery is famous for its three treasures – the Butter Sculpture, intricate murals and ancient and magnificent “barbola” (Tibetan embroidery). After exploring the monastery, we will take you to the train station for your train to Lhasa.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 3   Arrival in Lhasa
We will transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa after your arrival at the Lhasa train station. You will have time to relax with a free afternoon and evening after your arrival in Lhasa to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 4   Lhasa City Sightseeing - Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Street
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa. After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism. To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.
Tips for Visiting Potala Palace
1. The number of visitors to the palace is strictly limited to 2,300 per day. Visitors can only visit during the time specified on the admission ticket.
2. Admission tickets to visit the Potala Palace are sold out almost every day, so it is strongly recommended to book your tickets several days in advance. 
3. There are many steps at the Potala Palace, so it’s best to take it slowly to avoid possible altitude discomfort.
4. Visitors should respect the rules while visiting. Do not wear hats, wear revealing clothes or step on thresholds as these actions violate local customs.
5. Photography and the taking of videos are forbidden inside the Potala Palace.
6. A security search will take place at the entrance to the palace. Explosives, flammables, knives, lighters and even water bottles are not allowed inside the Potala Palace.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 5   Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Gyantse (Kumbum Monastery) – Shigatse
This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karol la Pass. Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier before continuing along the southern Friendship Highway to Gyantse, where you will be able to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late in the afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse, the location of the Tashilunpo Monastery.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Shigatse 3-Star hotel

DAY 6   Shigatse – Tingri – Rongphu Monastery – Everest Base Camp
After breakfast we’ll set out towards the peak of the world – Mount Everest. Departing from Shigatse and traveling via Lhatse and Tingri, you will see some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world – incredibly blue skies, floating high clouds, endless grasslands and the highest mountain peaks in the world. We’ll also stop by the Rongbuk Monastery – the world’s highest altitude monastery before spending the night at the Everest Base Camp. 
Travel Tip:Due to the high altitude, it is possible that you may have some symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend that you stay well hydrated, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery to minimize your symptoms.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Guest house or Tent

DAY 7   Everest Base Camp – Shigatse
Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise at the Everest Base Camp before we journey back through the spectacular scenery to spend the night again in Shigatse.

Meals: None

Accommodation:

DAY 8   Shigatse - Tashilunpo Monastery – Lhasa
We’ll get an early start this morning to visit one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism, the Tashilunpo Monastery. Here you can see the well-preserved statue of Jampa (future Buddha), the largest such statue in the world. This monastery is also the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. After our visit to Tashilunpo, we will make the scenic drive back to Lhasa to spend the night.

Meals: None

Accommodation: vernight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 9   Transfer to Lhasa Airport
We will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle for the 90-minute drive to the Lhasa airport for your departing flight.

Meals: None

Accommodation: None

Price Includes.

    √Transportation in Tibet: Ranging from minivan to minibus depending on the group size and trip route (Car Gasoline is included);
    √Accommodation as listed in the itineraray;
    √Meals specified in the itinerary (Breakfast provided by the hotel);
    √Guide: Excellent local Tibetan guide fluent both in Chinese and English;Insurance: Liability travel Insurance and Vehicle seat insurance;
    √Tibet Permit

Price Excludes.

    √Meals not specified in the itinerary; (Due to the limited condition, we don't include meanls for the whole trip, you are free to choose whatever you like to eat and our guide will give you suggestion based on your interests; Generally, the cost rangs from 30RMB-60RMB per person per meal);
    √All Entrace tickets to the sightseeing places listed in the itinerary;
    √Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
    √Other expenses caused by flight delay、cancellation, visa delay or other objective reasons (like natural disaster, war, etc) ; Expenses not included in the inclusion;
    √Tips to the guide and driver (Generally, the driver should be tipped at least 20 RMB per person per day and the guide will be at least 30RMB per person per day);

Our Service
We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.
Cancellation Policy

Once the deposit is paid, your trip is confirmed. If you need to change or cancel your itinerary, please contact your travel consultant by email, phone, instant messenger, etc. There will be a charge for Cancellation or modification. The policy is as follows:

1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

Early Birds Discount

Our incredible discounts will help you save more on your next trip. Not only will you enjoy early bird discount. What’s more, if more than 16 people(including 16pax) sign up at the same time, there is no charge for one person. These two promotions can be used in combination to help you save much more on your next adventure.

Our primary concern is always customer satisfaction. Despite our discounts are quite incredible, our service remains at its usual high standard.

We are pleased to offer these three kinds of promotions after receiving your reservation deposit:
Enjoy 10% discount - sign up above 180 days before departure date;
Enjoy 5% discount - sign up 90~180 days before departure date.

Reviews
 EBC- India-0002

Hi Amy,  

Amy I just got back home yesterday as after Nepal I went to India :)  
The tour was great. I loved every minute of it, was the adventure I was hoping for. I would like to thank you also once again for your never ending patience with me and dedicated help regarding everything and anything that I needed help with or information about.  
Keep up the good spirit Amy :) I will definitively will be recommending the tour to people :)  Our guide was very kind although I guess some of us really put his patience to the test by making changes and making variation all the time : ) ha ha ha but he was dealing with it with great attitude :)  So big Thank you Amy!!l!!!!!! Wish you all the best of luck for the future ;)  
With love, Monika

 

 EBC-USA-0005
Dear David,  
This 8 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable. Organization of this tour has been perfect and I was very lucky to join a group with a funny young Chinese lady and 4 very pleasant Germans. it is the ideal size of a group for a good We have all really appreciate our guide, Tashi Peida. For his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion. his very good English level and above all, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile. He is more than a guide: a friend The timing has been well managed by Taishi to avoid loss of time on road and to arrive on the Everest tent camp in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset. Accommodation is 3 hotels has been perfect everywhere. The only negative point is that we have understood that our driver didn't have the proper licence to drive our minibus. This is the reason why we had a second driver to go through some check points  Regarding your personal service, David. let me give you the same rating than the level of my worry at the beginning of the preparation of this tour: ) : ) Thanks a lot for your patience and your efficiency to obtain my Tibet Visa and a train ticket at the last minute. Great job. I only regret not to have had the pleasure to meet you in Lhasa. Anyhow, take good care my dear friend!
 EBC-Germany-0019

 Wir sind eine Gruppe von vier erfahrene Reisende und äußerst zufrieden mit www.Reisenachtibet.com und das Paket sie boten von Lhasa zu EBC und zurückkehren.

Unser Führer für dieses unglaubliche Abenteuer war Lobsang und er war sehr informativ und hilfsbereit, wenn wir hatten extra Anfragen.
Das Paket war ausgewogen mit der direkt eingeben von Freizeit in Lhasa und so, dass wir die Erkundung der Stadt auf eigene Faust und mit geführte Ausflüge zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten.
Sehr professionelle Organisation.

 

 EBC&Namtso&Nyingchi-Spanish-0006

Hello Alex,  

I am sorry that it took me so long to give you a feedback, I was pretty busy the recent days weeks and hope you can understand that.  
Let's come to the feedback.
Tour guide: The tour guide (Ms. Qimei) was excellent! Her English speaking ability was very good. Additionally, she was welcoming, friendly and could score with profound knowledge about culture, history and environment.
Driver: The driver was all the time friendly and drove according to the rules. we all felt very safe during the trip.
Hotels: The hotels were also well chosen. The breakfast matched the western standard.
Vehicle: The vehicle was overall very comfortable.  
Additional comment: Overall, I was very happy with the tour. The only thing, I would have wished for is to have had a detailed itinerary beforehand. Sometimes I was not sure, how exactly the next day was planned.  
Best regards, Nweth Sureshkumar 
 EBC-Dubai-0001

Hello Amy & Tour team,  

Thank you, we have reached home now safety after a wonderful tour of Tibet. I would like to say a few points about the GOOD service that were given to us! Firstly special thank you to Amy for being organized about the tour, telling us first hand about the tour objectives, organized itinerary! We were organized both mentally and physically as all of our doubts regarding this tour were cleared before we left from home to the tour and the information that was provided met exactly what was there on ground. Real happy about that.  Amy followed up day by day on our health conditions, provided us tips and tricks on how to maintain the best of health on such altitudes and it worked, I would say that were taken through the trip by such an ease due to this, KUDOS to Amy!  Talking to Amy all these days, now she has become a good friend on WhatsApp! :) Even though I have not had an opportunity to meet her in Chengdu yet. I would say that special mention to Lobsong as well, he was an AMAZING tour guide, I have travelled to 6 countries this year, I have not seen anyone as good as he is till now. Thank you for everything!!!

 

 Lhasa-Germany-0017

Dies ist das wichtigste in Lhasa, wenn nicht ein verschwendetem Reise gemacht haben, oder auch beim nächsten Mal wieder zu sehen. Nehmen Sie es langsam, da gibt es viele Treppen und Dinge zu sehen sind.


Tipps: Wenn Sie in Lhasa sind, gehen Sie zum Potala Palast an ihrem letzten Tag in Lhasa. Erstens, es gibt viele Treppen steigen, also wenn Sie noch zum Eingewöhnen haben, werden Sie wahrscheinlich leiden im Aufstieg. Zweitens, wenn Sie die Hauptattraktion erst einmal sehen, die anderen Kloster/Palace werden können dem Vergleich nicht standhalten. Drittens kommen Sie wieder in den Abend nach Sonnenuntergang zu nehmen Sie den nächtlichen Blick auf dieses Hotel.

Ticket ist eine Postkarte, die man nach Hause schicken. angebracht ist ein 80Cent Briefmarke, nur ganz oben auf der Rest zurück nach Hause zu schicken.

Potala Palast wurde im 7. Jahrhundert erbaut und war der heutige Größe im 17. Jahrhundert erweitert. Es liegt ca. 114m m hoch, mit 13 Etagen des Wohnbereichs, Tempel, Beerdigung stupas und monk Schlafräume. Wie von Anfang 2014, es gibt ca. 70 seltsame monk dort lebenden, er es mehr als eine Touristenattraktion als einen funktionellen Palace/Kloster. Mein Reiseführer ist sehr nett. Wir haben eine schöne Zeit verbracht. Das ist der Grund, warum wir in Lhasa.

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