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13-Day Splendid Tibet Train Tour

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Overview

Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
  • Be thrilled by the granduer of Great Wall, as well as the delicacy and majesty of Forbidden City in Beijing.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway
  • Marvel at two incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Potala Palace

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day1  Arrive in Beijing Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
When you arrive in Beijing, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel where you will have time to relax and settle down.

Accommodation:Beijing Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day2  Beijing Sightseeing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace.(B)
Today's tour will first bring you to Tiananmen Square and then to the Forbidden City, the largest and most intact group of ancient structures in the Imperial Palace. After a few hours at the Forbidden City, you will eat lunch and then head to the Summer Palace, the resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. For dinner, you will eat Beijing's famous Peking duck and then head back to your hotel.

Accommodation:Beijing Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day3  Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tombs.(B)
Today's trip will be the amazing Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. After hiking for a few hours, you will have lunch and then visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. At night you will watch an acrobatic show and then return to your hotel.

Accommodation:Beijing Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day4  Beijing - Lhasa Airport-hotel transfer,acclimatization.(B)
Today you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel to rest.

Accommodation:Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day5  Lhasa Sightseeing Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Carpet Factory, Tibetan Traditional Hospital, Norbulingka Park.(B)
Your guide will take you visit Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Carpet Factory and the Tibetan Traditional Hospital. Afterwards you will visit Norbulingka Park. Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.

Accommodation:Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day6  Lhasa Sightseeing Sera Monastery, Potala Palace.(B)
Today you will visit the Sera Monastery. Afterwards you will then visit the Potala Palace, constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of united Tibet. Later you will visit a Tibetan Family and then be taken back to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.

Accommodation:Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day7  Lhasa - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karola Glacier, Palkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa.(B)
This morning you will be driven to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. On the way you will enjoy the beautiful view of Yaluzhangbu River. Then, driving up to Gambala pass which is 4794m high, you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the three most holy lakes in Tibet. After that, you will pass by the Karola Glacier with the altitude of 5100m. In Gyantse Town, you will have a outside view of the famous Palkhor Monastery and its Kumbum Stupa. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse(3836m).

Accommodation:Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day8  Shigatse - Lhasa Tashilunpo Monastery.(B)
Morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery. It is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet and the biggest Tibetan Gelugpa Buddhism monastery in back Tibet area (Shigatse area). Then, 5 hrs drive back to Lhasa.

Accommodation:Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day9  Lhasa / Train Drive to the railway station.(B)
This morning you will be driven to the railway station to take your train to Xining around 9:20am. You will spend a whole day and night on the train. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery on the way: not only rivers, lakes, grasslands and forests, but also the Jokul. Some of the famous charming sights along the railway are Yangpachen, Nyainqentanglha Range, Tuotuo Rivers, Kekexili, Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges...

Accommodation:On the train

Day10  Train / Xining Qinghai Lake.
The train will arrive Xining at around 10:00am. You will be picked up at the railway station. After lunch you will visit the Qinghai Lake. Then you will be taken to your hotel for rest.

Accommodation:Xining Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day11  Xining - Shanghai Ta'er Monastery.(B)
In the morning, you will be taken to visit Ta'er Monastery. After that, you will be brought to the airport and board your plane for Shanghai. Upon landing in Shanghai, you will be picked up by your guide and brought to your hotel.

Accommodation:Shanghai Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day12  Shanghai Sightseeing Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, Temple of City Patron.(B)
Today you will take a tour of China's largest city, which is also China's principal port located on the Yangtze River Delta. You'll visit the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron. After that you will be brought to your hotel for rest.

Accommodation:Shanghai Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Day13  Depart from Shanghai Drive to the airport & See you off. (B)
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your next destination.

Accommodation:

What's Included

All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass
Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
Accommodation listed in the itinerary
Breakfast provided by the hotel
Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
A container of Oxygen for emergency use
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
2 bottles of drinking water per person per day

Additional Info

Alterations of Itineraries

The travel date, service items, itinerary and number of visitors, visitors’ ID information, etc. can be modified free of charge 30 days or more before the trip. If the visitor needs to make a second modification, an additional service fee of 5% of the deposit will be charged. Every time the content of the travel contract is modified, the company reserves the right to re-quote.

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).

Reviews

 Stacy
Travel Date:July 15th 2018

Firstly, special thanks to our tour guide we met, Mr. 扎西. He was so helpful, knowledgeable, considerate, experienced and professional. He is fluent in English. We had smooth conversation.
Secondly, thanks to our tour Consultant, Amy, for organizing o

 markofelgenhauer
Travel Date:May 1, 2019

Wir konnten wunderbare Tage auf dem Dach der Welt verbringen - und wenn es heute erneut die Möglichkeit geben würde - Ja ich würde diese Reise noch einmal unternehmen. Dennoch sind es große Anstrengungen und die Touren im Auto sind lang. 2 Tage dauert die Autotour zum BaseCamp - Achtung - bei der Anreise überquert man bereits die ersten 3 Pässe mit über 5000m - daher sollte eine gesundheitliche Abwägung oberste Priorität haben. Tolle Organisation mit AMY - ich kann es nur jeden empfehlen, da Sie wirklich Sehr gut und schnell auf alle Anfragen, Anregungen und Änderungen eingeht. Ein Tip nach Möglichkeit mit der Tourguidin Kelsan Droma reisen - Auch Sie versteht es wunderbar Ihr Land näher zu bringen und lebt so positiv.

 GeminiTraveller24
Travel Date:August 5, 2019

My best friend and I were looking forward to taking the train ride from Xining to Lhasa. Unfortunately, until the day we landed in Chengdu, our tour operator (different from Asia Odyssey) was unable to purchase the tickets for us. I contacted Danny after Googling and he was extremely helpful. Within 3 hours of contact, he had our train tickets. They were delivered to our hotel the next day before we left for Xining, and until we boarded the train, he was in contact with us to ensure that everything went smoothly. Thanks to Danny, we got to experience this once in a lifetime journey! Highly recommended for excellent and fast response! Thanks, Danny!

 beno v
Travel Date:June 30, 2019

I had an amazing, memorable trip with Amy/Odyssey: 9 days incl. Lhasa, EBC and Namtso Lake. Amy's service was excellent. From our first contact until after the trip all communication and organisation was very fast, clear and exhaustive. Our guide, Sun, made the whole trip even better. He is a really great, funny and laidback guy, proud Tibetan with very good knowledge of all relevant topics. Take into account that the pronounciation of English by Tibetan people/guides is of a different level than that of native speakers, and when you listen a bit more active than you normally do everything will be clear. The hotels were of a higher standard then expected which was really nice to start and finish the day. I recommend Amy/Odyssey to anyone planning a trip to Tibet! I will definitely go again with them on my next Tibet trip. June was a great time for weather and Tibetan festivities which made trip even more special.

 Shanghaipitt
Travel Date:November 8, 2019

Just wanted to say I and my partner Jane had a fantastic trip of a lifetime and can’t thank all the team enough! Amy you did a great job! Everything went perfect loved the ancient Hotel and Tibetan people were so so nice to us. Train journey was a pleasure and 2 days past like 2 hours.

Would have loved more days in Tibet.

 Ramachandran
Travel Date:Sep. 22nd 2018

We definitely recommend to book a Tibet trip through Tibet Odyssey! We had a great trip in June,exploring beautiful lakes and Mt. Everest base camp. Our guide was super patient.