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(4718m)-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 National Nature Reserve is totally uninhabited so remains in a pristine state.
Qiangtang means "northern highland". This prairie located among the Kunlun, Tanggula and Gangdese Mountains.
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 Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
Day 6 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m)-Lhasa, 500km, approx 9hrs

On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. You’ll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass Nagela Pass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake.

Afternoon, we will visit Yampachen Hot Spring on the way back to Lhasa. Yampachen lies just south of the Nyenchen Thanglha Snow Mountain, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Enjoy your visual feast at Lake Namtso.
Yampachen hot springs is located in Dangxiong county, 90 kilometers away from Lhasa.
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

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. 

Debb***

2019-03-20

Interested in the 7 Days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour. I’m flying into Beijing from USA and considering taking the train to Lhasa. Im traveling late August.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 7 Days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour which is a private tour. I suggest you take a train to Lhasa to join our 4 Days Lhasa Essential Group Tour to keep the cost down.

We can book a train ticket for you. We have 4 Days Lhasa Essential Group Tour with the departure date on Aug.26th and Aug.29th. Which departure date do you prefer?

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. 

Gerr***

2019-03-20

Arrive Beijing July 3rd 5:55 Depart Beijing July 11th 12:20 Would like to take train to Lhasa and fly back to Beijing. Would like 1 day tour in Beijing. Would like the tour above except day 6, i.e. depart on day 6. Would like clean hotel 3 star with variety of food as my daughter is coeliac. Would like 2 rooms. One for two girls and one for male. If cost saving is good we could take a triple room. We would like transfers from airport, to train and hotel etc.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Beijing Tibet Train tour.  We can book a train ticket for you. 

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 

LADA***

2019-01-10

circuit de 7 jours en train pour le train Lhasa à Pékin et à notre tour de 3 jours à Pékin. Mai 2019

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have a 7 Days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour which is a private tour. As travelers less than five, we often suggest them join our small group tour to keep the cost down. We have 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with the departure date on May.10th. Is it available to you?

We can purchase the train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa for you. 

Marl***

2018-10-28

Excursão de trem em Pequim Lhasa

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nance

In your two inquiries, you mentioned three of you are interested in our 13 days Beijing Xian Lhasa Yangtze River Cruise Shanghai Tour and 7 days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour, which are private tour. As you are three people, it’s a little bit expensive to join 13 days Beijing Xian Lhasa Yangtze River Cruise Shanghai private tour. I suggest you focus on two or three cities for a visit to keep cost down. So I recommend you join our 7 days Beijing Lhasa Train Tour plus 3 days Beijing tour, here is the brief itinerary, 

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