Beijing Lhasa Train Tour

Duration:
7 Days
Destination:
Beijing-Lhasa-Namtso
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Beijing, the capital of China enjoys easy transportation and China’s classical historical attractions. For many foreign visitors, Beijing is a must to visit. The flight from Beijing to Lhasa is quite expensive. Compare to the flight, the train from Beijing to Lhasa shows advantages on price. The train departs daily and to arrive at Lhasa on the third day, it takes about 44hrs covering a total distance of 3753km. Enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Beijing-Tibet Railway with spectacular land of snows, boundless desert, vast grassland, magnificent ice-capped mountains, beautiful lakes that dotted along the way.

DayRoute
1 Train Beijing-Lhasa
2 On the train
3 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
4 Lhasa Suburb
5 Lhasa City
6 Lhasa-Namtso(4600m)-Lhasa, 500km, approx. 9hrs
7 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Train Beijing-Lhasa
Go to Beijing West Railway Station on your own. Exchange e-Ticket to the actual paper ticket at the ticket booth by showing the e-Ticket & your original passport. Arrive railway station about 2hrs in advance is suggested.
Day 2 On the train

Today, you will spend the whole day on the train and enjoy the stunning scenery along the Beijing-Tibet railway will never let you down. As the train passes Xining and enters Golmud region, the breathtaking view appears one after another. Be sure to capture the memorable experience with your camera. Major attractions are Qinghai Salt Lake, Yuzhu Peak, Kekexili Nature Reserve, Tuotuo River, Tangula pass, Tsonag Lake, Qiangtang Prairie and Namtso Lake, etc.

Hoh Xil or Kekexili is an isolated region in the northwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Tibetan herder and his sheep.
Day 3 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Welcome to Lhasa! Our local Tibetan guide and driver will wait for you at Lhasa Railway Station by holding your name sign. You will be greeted with a warm Tashidelek (meaning hello with blessing), and be presented with a white Hada (traditional Tibetan ceremonial by giving you a white scarf). Then transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa city while you enjoy the stunning views of the Yarlong Tsangpo River. After checking in your hotel, the rest of day is free for you to have a good rest and acclimatize to the high altitude at the top of the world. If you physically feel good, you can visit the Potala Palace Square, far view the Yaowang Mountain and take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light and high carbohydrate food which will be helpful to you to adapt to the high altitude better and quicker.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa Suburb

After one night rest in the hotel, we will start an incredible day of exploration in Lhasa City; we will take an easy visit to less known tourist site- Dark Yerba hermitage. Drak Yerpa is only a short drive to the east of Lhasa, Tibet, and consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. The entrance to the Yerba Valley is about 16 kilometers northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu. From there, it is another 10 kilometers to the famous ancient meditation caves in the spectacular limestone cliffs of the Yerpa Valley. There is an ancient sky burial site opposite the main caves. The most interesting thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

To visit a local family is one of the most interesting attractions during your stay in Tibet, the local Tibetan people will welcome you to their houses, greet you in their traditional way and entertain you with their typical tea. Through this way, you will experience the real Tibetan culture, explore the Tibet civilization and discover the beautiful landscape of Tibet with your families or friends.

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 Monassrey is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City
Day 5 Lhasa City

In the morning your guide will meet you at lobby of hotel around 8:30 am and take you to visit the famous Potala Palace for around 1-1.5 hours, Potala Palace is 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 recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 6 Lhasa-Namtso(4600m)-Lhasa, 500km, approx. 9hrs

Today you are going to see Namtso lake, one of the three most holy lakes in Tibet. It’s also the third largest salt lake in China and the highest lake in the world. The name of Namtso means “lake from heaven” in the Tibetan language. And the gorgeous landscape is really like from heaven. You will be totally intoxicated with it. After that, we are going back to Lhasa though Yampachen(4300m) and Tsuphu(4300).

Located 92km from Lhasa city, Yampachen is rich in geothermal energy and is known for hot spring bath. People enjoy the blue sky and white cloud when taking a bath in therapeutic hot spring.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Namtso Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
Enjoy your visual feast at Lake Namtso.
Day 7 Depart from Lhasa
Today your guide and driver will escort you to the Lhasa Airport or Railway Station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home, tour ends.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

Ne***

2019-09-13

Please let me know an estimated cost for a May trip

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beatrice

Dear Neil,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry!  In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like the cost for Beijing to Lhasa train tour in May, 2020. Here below I listed the cost as your requirements.  If you can book it early, there's a discount of 5% based on the tour cost for you.

Best regards,

Beatrice

Susi***

2019-07-13

I would like to inquire about the China/Tibet tour for 7 days. My husband and I will be traveling together. It may be possible we can get at least one or two more couples to travel with us but for now its just two of us. It was recommended that we stay at the PuXuan Hotel in Beijing and at the St Regis Lhassa. Can you tell me how much would be the cost per person to travel in either September or October? Also, the cost for permits, etc. Thank you!

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beatrice

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 7 days train tour from Beijing to Lhasa. We can arrange PuXuan Hotel in Beijing and  St Regis in Lhassa, as well as your tour in Tibet. By the way, Tibet Travel Permit is free of charge. Please confirm if the itinerary below is your interested one.

 

 
 

Ilan***

2019-07-10

I would like to have optional dates for October 2019 , for train tour Beijing - Lhasa - Namtso 7 days thanks Ilana

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 7 days train tour from Beijing to Lhasa. We can arrange the tour for you. We have fixed dates on Oct.2nd, 7th, 10th, 13rd, 25th.

Mall***

2019-06-10

Me and my husband wants to travel from Beijing to Lahsa by train and then travel to see lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash. We want to have first class travel in train and at least 3 star or better hotel accomadation. We are flexible with our travel plans and therefore seek your advice about the bst months to do this trip. Please kindly send details with would be cost (approximately).

Tressa

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to visit lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash. May I recommend the 15 Days Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour to you? Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash are all included in this itinerary.

We have this tour with the fixed departure date on July 23rd, Aug 2nd, and Aug 18th(from the day you arrive in Lhasa). Which date do you prefer? And we can buy Beijing-Lhasa train tickets for the first class(soft sleeper).

I'll quote for you after you confirmed the itinerary. If you have any further questions or doubts, please let me know.

Bria***

2019-03-29

We are planning a trip of 6-8 people from Beijing or Shanghai to Lhasa in early October this year. We would prefer to take a train to Lhasa and take an airplane back to Beijing/Shanghai. Please give us a quote for the trip.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned 6~8 of you would like to have a Beijing/Shanghai Train Tour. We can book train tickets for you. May I know when would you like to have this tour?

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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