Xi'an Lhasa Essential Tour

7 Days
Xi'an - Lhasa
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Xi’an once was the capital of 13 dynasties in ancient China where you can find the trace of the most glorious history of ancient Chinese civilization. The attractions may bring you back to the flourished Tang Dynasty and the mysterious Qin Dynasty. After two days sightseeing in Xi’an, you will fly to Lhasa and enjoy the spiritual journey in holy Lhasa city.

1 Arrive in Xi’an
2 Xi'an Sightseeing
3 Xi'an Sightseeing
4 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
5 Lhasa City
6 Lhasa Suburb
7 Departure from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrive in Xi’an

Once you arrive at Xian, our guide will meet you at the airport or railway station. They will drive you to your reserved hotel in Xi’an. Then you will have a rest in the hotel.

Stay overnight in Xian

Day 2 Xi'an Sightseeing

In the morning, we will drive to the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses which is considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is a great chance for you to experience the profound and amazing history of Qin Dynasty, the first United Dynasty in ancient China. It may give you an impressive image of the Period of Warring States in ancient China. Here you can see the life-sized warrior figures and horses with distinct facial expressions and positions. You may be surprised by the various kinds of ancient weapons which reflect the highly advanced technology in weapon-making 2,200 years ago.

After that, we are going to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in Tang Dynasty, the most prosperous dynasty in ancient China. The Buddhist scriptures and figurines of the Buddha bring by Xuanzang from ancient Indu are well preserved in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Stay overnight in Xi'an

terra-cotta warriors
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 3 Xi'an Sightseeing

Shanxi History Museum, one of the best museums in China is the best place to catch a glimpse of the glory of ancient Chinese civilization. It processes of large quantities of precious exhibits which can date from the Paleolithic era to the Qing Dynasty.

In the afternoon you can cycle on the top of Ancient City Wall. The wall is about 14 kilometers at the perimeter, with 98 defensive ramparts, four main gates, and a moat around it.The city wall is a wonderful example of an ancient defensive building.

Later, we are going to the Muslim Quarter, the most famous gourmet street and largest Muslim business street in Xi’an where you can chat with street vendors of Muslims and buy some exquisite handicrafts and enjoy delicious local snacks.

Stay overnight in Xi’an

Shanxi History Museum
City Wall
Day 4 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 5 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

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 regarded as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 6 Lhasa Suburb

After breakfast, our tour guide will first take you to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for over 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
Day 7 Departure from Lhasa

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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Hi, We are planning to start our Tibet trip from Xian to Lhasa as below:- Day 1 - arrive Xian Day 2 - Xian tour Day 3 - depart to Lhasa by Train (soft sleeper) Day 4 - Lhasa Day 5 - Lhasa Day 6 - Lhasa Day 7 - Lhasa Day 8 - Lhasa Day 9 - taking flight back to Xian Day 10 - flight back to our hometown Would you please customize Tibet Tours as per above planning and also if possible to include a visit to mosque. Preferable a halal trip and accommodation near to Muslim community. Or you may recommend us with your best itinerary which suite the above plan. Thank you.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Xi'an Tibet Tour. May I know when would you like to have this tour?  We can also book the train ticket from Xian to Lhasa for you. 



Hello, we are interested in a tour from Xian to Lhasa starting on 6th or 7th of May. Is there any Chance to join a Group? We would prefer a 5 to 7 day tour if possible. Best would be the route Xian - Lhasa - Shanghai. If that's not possible. We would end the route in Xian. Thanks and regards, Silke & Patrick



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have a Tibet tour on May.7th. There is no time for us to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. Can you travel in June?

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We are interested to join a small group 7D Xi'an Lhasa Essential Tour. We will be in Xian 14/5/19(via overnight train from Beijing). Do you have any small group or join in tour?



You mentioned you would like to join a small group tour and you would get to Xián on May 14th via an overnight train from Beijing. Considering you will stay overnight on the train and there's a whole day left, maybe we can start your sightseeing tour on the 1st arrival day? 

By the way, could you please let me know your nationality, please?



Hello,We are planning to travel to China in July and interested in taking Xi'an Lhasa Essential tour. Could you please let me know how much it costs and what is included and not included into the price?Thank you.



In your inquiry, you mentioned that there are two of you would like to have our 7-day Xi'an Lhasa Essential Tour which is a private tour in July. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for only two travelers would be a little bit expensive. For people less than five, we usually suggest them join our small group tours to keep the cost down.

So, how about we divide this tour into two parts? Xi’an (private tour) and Tibet (group tour).



We intend to fly into Chendu or Xian from Kuala Lumpur and are looking at a 7 day tour of Tibet for a family of 2 adults and 1 child in August 2018.



According to your request, if you fly to Chengdu, I recommend you join our 7 days Chengdu Lhasa private tour, 

This is a fantastic tour. During the Tour, you can visit Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan where you can see the lovely giant Panda and experience the traditional Sichuan Opera. Then, we are setting out to Lhasa where you can see many historical heritages including The Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

2) If you fly to Xi’an, how about having this 7 days Xi’an Lhasa private tour?

Xi’an once was the capital of 13 dynasties in ancient China where you can find the trace of the most glorious history of ancient Chinese civilization. The attractions may bring you back to the flourished Tang Dynasty and the mysterious Qin Dynasty. After two days sightseeing in Xi’an, you will fly to Lhasa and enjoy the spiritual journey in holy Lhasa city.

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