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Ta'er Monastery, Qinghai Lake, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung
Min Age : +4
Max People : 100000
Experience the new Tibet railway, enjoy the most mysterious and beautiful area in the world, let’s go and take the marvelous engineering of recent time to Tibet!
Recommended groups: First time visitors or who have limited time for traveling. Most popular for families with kids or seniors.
Conditions: The 1972km long Qinghai-Tibet railway from Xining to Lhasa has 45 stations and each station has its own spectacular scenery. Nine viewing platforms have been built at 9 stations so that passengers can admire the unique and beautiful scenery on the journey to Lhasa. The nine stations are Yuzhu Peak Station, Chumaer River, Tuotuo River, Buqiangge, Tanggula Mountain, Lake Namtso, Nagqu, Damshung and Yambajan.
Best time: Available all year round. If you have a tight budget come from December to February. Otherwise, try to avoid July and August.
Day 1 Xining Arrival
Guide is waiting there. You will be pick up at the airport or train station, then be escorted to your hotel in Xining at the comfort of your own private vehicle.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore yourself.
Day 2 Xining Day trip
After breakfast, go to visit Qinghai Lake, China’s largest inland salt water lake, looks like a huge poplar leaf sitting on the alpine prairie. Then take cruise to appreciate the lake. The cruise takes around 30 minutes. After that, enjoy Chinese lunch at the local restaurant.
Day 3 Kumbum Monastery - Overnight Train
In the morning, we will visit the Ta’er Monastery, which is the Buddhist garden buildings, combining the architectural arts of the Zang and Han nationalities. A lot of cultural relics are stored in the temple. Then visit youyi store that sells more than a thousand products. At noon, have Chinese lunch at the Mazhong restaurant.
Evening taking Train to Lhasa. Your Trip of roof of the world start.
Day 4 Lhasa Arrival
Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be pick up at the airport or train station, then be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city at the comfort of your own private vehicle. En route, enjoy the breathtaking view along the Yarlong Tsangpo River. Tibetan features can be seen along the way, including Big Buddha engravings on the hill near the road, colorful prayer flags and friendly Tibetan people.
After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.
Day 5 Lhasa Sight seeing
After breakfast, you will firstly visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history. Next, come to Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks.
Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!
Day 6 Wondering Lhasa
The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.
Day 7 Departure from Lhasa
Today is free for you until your tour guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station.
Prices and Services
What’s included in this price?
1. Private professional English-speaking tour guide. 2. Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers. 3. All necessary Tibet travel permits. 4. All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Above three star rated hotels in towns and city. Guest house or tent in remote areas. 5. Meals, depend as noted in the itinerary. 6. Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary. 7. All Service Charges (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes. 8. Accident / Casualty Help
What’s excluded in this price?
1. China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet. 2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary. 3. Meals not listed in the itinerary. 4. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc. 5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc. 6. Excess Baggage Charges. 7. Single room supplement.
Value for money:
While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.
When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.
A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)
Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.
Yes! If you want to cancel your tailor-made tour due to some factors, you can. But you will be liable to pay cancellation charges that are bounded by Tour Tibet cancellation policy. Please read more about Terms and Conditions.
Can I arrange my Tibet tour on my own? Is it easier and cheaper ?
No. When you plan to tour Tibet, you first need to apply for the Tibet Travel Permits, which must be entrusted to a local travel agency for application from Tibet Tourist Bureau.
Can I talk to a travel consultant in person ?
Yes! We welcome our clients to come to our company and speak with our travel consultant face to face. And then customize your Tibet tour together with you.
How can do the payment ?
Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements and your tour is confirmed, you need to pay a deposit of 20% of the total cost of your trip, via PayPal, Credit Card, Western Union, Wire Transfer. When starting your tour, you need to finish the final payment and then start your dream Tibet tour with us!
Have to Travel on certain dates?
Because all of our tours are customizable, you can travel with us on any date you wish ( depending on flights ). The itineraries provided on our website are the only sample, and you can change any destinations to suit your tastes and budget. Your travel consultant will provide advice and answer your questions.
Have I need travelling as a member of a group?
No. Our tailor-made trips are arranged on an individual basis, which means you are not tied to the wishes of a group and you can arrange your itinerary at your own pace. If you are interested in a Group Tour, we do offer an arranged tour in a small group of up to 16 people.