Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour

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It’s a great experience to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa. The Chengdu plain, Guangyuan mountainous, grassland, desert, land of snows as well as the Snow Mountains and the lakes will continually appear and strongly attract your heart. On the other hand, the train journey does great help to adapt the high altitude. On your arrival in Lhasa, you need to have a good rest first and the sightseeing will start on the next day.

1 Train Chengdu-Lhasa
2 In the train
3 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
4 Lhasa sightseeing
5 Lhasa sightseeing
6 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Train Chengdu-Lhasa

Please go to Chengdu North Railway Station on your own and you'd better reach there 2 hours before departure. Usually, you need to show your original passport, the booking number & the Tibet permit (maybe 1 copy will be kept by the conductor) to pick up the train ticket at the ticket window. Your travel consultant will send you the copy of the Tibet permit at least several days in advance and you need to print it out (3 copies are highly recommended) to bring with you. You may also need to show the permit to get on the train.

Stay overnight in the train

Day 2 In the train

Today, you will spend the whole day in the train and you can enjoy the fantastic view along the railway. The Chengdu plain, Guangyuan mountainous, grassland, desert, land of snows as well as the Snow Mountains and the lakes will continually appear and strongly attract your heart.

Stay overnight in the train

Day 3 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Railway Station, it usually takes abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center. Finally, we’ll go to the Tibetan Carpet Workshop to learn how the Tibetan Carpet is made.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
Day 5 Lhasa sightseeing

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drak Yerpa which is described as the "life tree" or spiritual axis of Lhasa. The site had a powerful spiritual heritage, having been visited by Songsten Gampo, Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsoygel, Padampa Sanggye, and Asisha. Among the caves on the hillside is Chogyel Puk, where Songsten Gampo meditated.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 6 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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Possible travel from Colorado. to Chengdu, by train to Lhasa ( 5 day probable), fly directly from Lhasa to Delhi if possible to meet another tour . Early in the season to avoid the heat of India and the cold of Tibet .



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Chengdu Tibet Tour. I suggest you take a train from Chengdu to Lhasa to join our 4 Days Lhasa Essential Group Tour. We have this group tour every Monday and Friday. 

You can't fly to Delhi from Lhasa directly. You can fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa then fly to Delhi. 

We can purchase the train ticket from Chengdu to Lhasa for you. 



Take the train from Chengdu to Lahsa .I would like a quote or 2 people , we plan to do the trip in March I would also like to know about permits required . Thanks Sudha



In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to visit Tibet from Chengdu in March 2019. I am sorry to tell you that, according to the regulations, Tibet is closed to foreigners during mid-February to the whole of March every year. So, can we make this tour in April?


Please don’t worry about the Tibet Permit. We will handle all the necessary Tibet permits for you after you book a tour with us. We offer this service as a free of charge. What you need to do is to send us the copy of your passport and China Visa by email if you will enter Tibet from mainland China. A scanning or a photo, just make sure it's clear enough to read all the information.



please advice the best time to go to Tibet by train from Chengdu. I can travel between october 1-10 or August 25-30 nationality is US fly to Chengdu from Thailand 2 adults



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to visit Tibet from Chengdu by train. And you have two available time frames, of which one is from August 25-30, another one is from October 1-10. For travelers less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down. So, I have two offers for your choice as well and sent to you. Please tell me which one you prefer. I will quote you accordingly. If you have any further questions or doubts, please let me know without hesitation.



from Chengdu with train to Lhasa week tour tibet ending at nepal boarder to Kathmando. Time beginning of september. including budget hotels, Tibet permit and traintickets



Generally travelers less than 5, we suggest them join a group tour to cut down the cost. The 7daysLhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour is suitable for you. Here is the overview itinerary for your reference.



would like to know more info about train from chendu to lahsa, Lhasa tour and the price, depart 10 june for 2 adults



Train from Chengdu to Lhasa open on EVEN day (EVEN refers to 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, etc.) in June. So you can take a train from Chengdu to Lhasa on June 10th. Shall we buy train tickets for you? The train ticket price from Chengdu to Lhasa is $161(train tickets fee)+$65(handling fee)=$226 for a soft-sleeper. Kindly note: Train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure, it's very hard to purchase the tickets. It's almost impossible for both you and us to get tickets on the internet. So we have to get the ticket from ticket scalper by paying them very high handing fee (we will charge this fee from clients. Usually USD 30~ 154 extra charges depends on season and different cities.) to guarantee the ticket for you, we have NO profit at all to book any flight/train tickets for clients, we provide tickets booking service and just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after tour booked with us.

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