Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Destination:
Chengdu-Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private 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 Snowy Mountains and the lakes will continually appear and strongly attract your heart. On the other hand, the train journey does great help to adapt to 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.

DayRoute
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 the 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.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
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.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
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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Asked Questions from our Clients

Robe***

2019-08-06

We will fly from Sydney to closest city to join train - which city will that be?

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to fly to mainland China from Sydney to take a train to Tibet. I suggest you fly to Chengdu then take a train to Lhasa. 

Anni***

2019-07-01

Dear ..., I will be traveling to China and Lhasa next year, 2020, with my little son (he'll be 2,5 years old then). And I really hope you can help me with a guide and TTP for 2020. * I have planned to visit Chengdu from June 23. * Then take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa June 24 - 26 * Arrive in Lhasa on June 26 * Hotel (already reserved) from 26 to 30 June * Departure by airplane on June 30 (to Kathmandu) I am not planning on visiting other places than Lhasa, and I hope to see tourists sites like the Potala. I know I'm going to need a guide in order to get a permit to go to Tibet. Could you please advice me what to do including the train tickets from Chengdu. Like I said, the hotel is reserved already, for 4 nights instead of 3 in your itinerary, but I can change that if needed. Just would like to spend 1 more day in Lhasa roaming/walking around. Please help me out!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you and your son would like to travel to Tibet from Chengdu by train in June 2020. We can apply for a Tibet Travel Permit(TTB) and book the train ticket for you.

Here is the itinerary of 5 Days Lhasa Private Tour. 

Day

Route

Attractions & Activities

Jun.26th 

Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Jun.27th 

Lhasa sightseeing

Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Jun.28th 

Lhasa sightseeing

Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Jun.29th

Free day in Lhasa

Explore Lhasa City with guide

Jun.30th 

Lhasa departure

Send off to train/airport

YY***

2019-06-28

We are also exploring this alternative -- Dates will be 6 October arrive in Chengdu and leave Lhasa on 11 or 12 October. (6-7 days)

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 6 Days Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour which is a private tour. As travelers less than five, we often suggest they join our small group tour to keep the cost down. How about taking a train to Lhasa from Chengdu then joins our 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour?

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

The train from Chengdu to Lhasa runs every other day. There isn't a train from Chengdu to Lhasa on Oct. 6th. You can take a train to Lhasa on Oct. 7th. 

Ann ***

2019-04-21

Considering late October departing unsure of length of stay - depends on cost and other factors Considering Train for 6 day trip please provide prices for 3 and 4 star hotels

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 6 Days Chengdu Lhasa Train Tour. May I know how many people would like to have this tour?

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

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 

Volp***

2019-04-01

Chengdu -Lhasa by Train and after 5/7 day we come back by train to chengdu in august

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a 5~7 days Tibet tour and get to Tibet by train. How about joining our 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Aug.6th.

We can book the round trip train tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa for you. 

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 

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