Chengdu Xining Lhasa Chengdu Train Tour

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10-Day Chengdu-Xining-Lhasa-Chengdu Train Tour allows you to travel to Tibet by the shortest train ride from Xining; see the major attractions of Xining, Qinghai Lake & Ta'er Monastery; visit the most popular sights in Lhasa city & suburb; visit Giant Panda Breeding Research Base & Leshan Grand Buddha in Chengdu before returning home.

1 Arrival in Chengdu
2 Flight: Chengdu-Xining
3 Train: Xining-Lhasa
4 Arrival in Lhasa by Train
5 Lhasa Suburb
6 Lhasa City
7 Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa
8 Flight: Lhasa-Chengdu
9 Chengdu - Panda Base - Leshan - Chengdu
10 Departure from Chengdu
Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu

Guide and driver will wait you at Chengdu Airport/Railway holding your name sign. Transfer to hotel in downtown Chengdu. 

Day 2 Flight: Chengdu-Xining

Early morning transfer from hotel to Chengdu Airport to catch the flight to Xining;

Upon your arrival at Xining Airport, your Xining guide will greet you there, then transfer to sightseeing before drop off at hotel;

Swans playing in Qinghai Lake
Day 3 Train: Xining-Lhasa

Exchange eTicket to the actual paper ticket at the ticket booth by showing them the eTicket & your original passport. To arrive abt 2hrs in advance is suggested. There are train departs from Xining to Lhasa every day, about 24hrs covering a distance of 1960km. 

Ta'er Monastery
Day 4 Arrival in Lhasa by Train

Our local Tibetan guide will wait you at Lhasa railway station holding your name sign. You will be greeted with a warm Tashidelek (meaning hello with blissing), and be presented with a white Hada (traditional Tibetan ceremonial by give you a white scarf). Then transfer to hotel in Lhasa city. To rest well on your first arrival in Lhasa (3650m) is essential to ease Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS, also known as altitude sickness). Try your best to resist the temptation of going out.

Day 5 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 6 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 7 Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa

A day's excursion outside of Lhasa city takes you to Ganden Monastery which is abt 50km northeast of Lhasa. En route, we will also visit the less-known-by-tourists Dark Yerpa hermitage, abt 16km northeast of Lhasa.

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
97 generations of Khripas ruled the monastery since Zongkapa’s ruling, and Garden Monastery housed 5,000 monks at its peak.
Day 8 Flight: Lhasa-Chengdu

Transfer to Lhasa Airport for the flight to Chengdu, abt 2.5hrs. Upon your arrival in Chengdu Airport, look for your guide, then transfer to hotel in downtown Chengdu.

Day 9 Chengdu - Panda Base - Leshan - Chengdu

You will be picked up from your hotel then set out for Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, which is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas as well as other rare animals. After sightseeing here we head for Leshan, and visit Leshan Giant Buddha, the tallest rock Buddha statue in the world and carved out of a cliff by monks in southern Sichuan province during Tang Dynasty (618–907AD).

Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
Leshan Gaint Buddha
Day 10 Departure from Chengdu

Pick up from hotel in Chengdu according to your flight schedule, then transfer to Chengdu Airport for your next destination.

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hi, we will fly to chengdu from bangkok on 11/04/2018 and fly back to bangkok on 20/04/2018 at night. we would like to do this trip, and I would like to know is it possible to do in these date?



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are three of you would like to do our 10-day Chengdu Xining Lhasa Chengdu Train Tour from April 11-20. Yes, it’s possible since it’s a private tour. You could choose the beginning time based on your schedule. Please confirm the following itinerary before I could quote to you.(



We are interested in introductory tour of Chengdu and Tibet. We are available from December 15 - December 31, although the length of tour depends on cost. We are more interested in culture like cooking, art, music etc. Of course nature is interesting for us. We are brother and sister aged 60 so we will require separate single accommodations. We await your recommendations and price estimates. We are based in the Philippines.


Hi Paul Bograd, thanks for telling us your travel plan! I got them all. Kindly check the email I've sent to you and let me know if you like the itinerary I suggested, thanks!



Me and my girlfriend plan in taking a tour like this around October 15 2017. We want to pay as little as possible so the cheapest accomadatuins will do. We also don't mind being put in another group to lower the cost please let me know how much just us two would cost and if going in a group is possible



Dear Mitchell J Sternweis, since you are on budget for the tour, here I have some suggestions for you: our 10 Days Chengdu Xining Lhasa Chengdu Train Tour is a totally private tour, so I suggest you travel in Chengdu & Xining on your own between 15th Oct & 17th Oct, then to join our 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour on 18th Oct in Tibet.

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