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.
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Arrival in Chengdu||Pick up from north Train Station in Chengdu and transfer to the hotel|
|2||Flight: Chengdu-Xining||Qinghai Lake|
|3||Train: Xining-Lhasa||Ta'er Monastery|
|4||Arrival in Lhasa by Train||Pick up and transfer to the hotel|
|5||Lhasa Suburb||Drepung Monastery, Nechung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Pabonka Monastery|
|6||Lhasa City||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|7||Lhasa - Dark Yerpa - Ganden - Lhasa||Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery|
|9||Chengdu - Panda Base - Leshan - Chengdu||Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Leshan Giant Buddha|
|10||Departure from Chengdu|
Guide and driver will wait you at Chengdu Airport/Railway holding your name sign. Transfer to hotel in downtown Chengdu.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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).
Pick up from hotel in Chengdu according to your flight schedule, then transfer to Chengdu Airport for your next destination.
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