Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour

Duration:
12 Days
Destination:
Chengdu-Emei-Chengdu-Lhasa-Shigatse-Lhasa-Chengdu
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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The modern, surprisingly laid-back city of Chengdu is the largest and most important in China’s southwest. Visit its major attractions of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt Emei.. Take the world’s highest railway to Lhasa. Tibet, the roof of the world, the highest of azure skies; serene nomads atop their horse; city-state temples; rivers of orange-clad monks and flapping prayer flags…

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Chengdu
2 Chengdu - Panda Base - Leshan - Emei
3 Emei - Chengdu
4 Train: Chengdu-Lhasa
5 In the Train
6 Arrival in Lhasa by Train
7 Lhasa City
8 Lhasa Suburb
9 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
10 Shigatse - Lhasa
11 Flight: Lhasa-Chengdu
12 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 Chengdu - Panda Base - Leshan - Emei

We’ll pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu (inside 2nd Ring Road) about 7:00 am and then drive to visit the Panda Research Base in northern suburb of Chengdu this morning. The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. Through 2007, it has had 110 panda births, and its panda population has grown to 62. It is a huge, beautifully landscaped park.

After lunch (about 13:00 pm), drive to Leshan city to see the famous Giant Buddha which is a statue of Maitreya (a Bodhisattva usually represented as a very stout monk with a broad smile on his face and with his naked breast and paunch exposed to view) in sitting posture. It is 71 meters (about 233 feet) high, and has 8.3-meter-long (about 27 feet) fingers. The 9-meter-wide (about 30 feet) instep is big enough for one hundred people to sit on and the 24-meter-wide (about 79 feet) shoulder is large enough to be a basketball playground. (Optional: ferry boat ride at Leshan Giant Buddha, USD 10/person).

We’ll continue to go to the foot of Mt. Emei around 18:00 pm. 

Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
Leshan Gaint Buddha
Day 3 Emei - Chengdu

After sightseeing Mt Emei, drive back to Chengdu for the night. 

Mt. Emei
Day 4 Train: Chengdu-Lhasa

Go to Chengdu North Railway Station on your own. 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.

Wenshu Temple
Kuan Zhai Line
Day 5 In the Train

Today, you will spend the whole day in the train. Enjoy the fantastic view along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. 

Day 6 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 7 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.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
Day 8 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.

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 9 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
Day 10 Shigatse - Lhasa

We will depart today from your hotel in Shigatse around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road. 

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Yungdrungling Monastery
Day 11 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 12 Departure from Chengdu

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

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

Naom***

2018-10-01

Hi, I'm planning my tibet travel on 26 June - 10 July 2019. I haven't book any flight ticket or hotel yet. Just wonder to send email asking about the whole 8 days Chengdu to Tibet trip will cost how much. Thank you!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to 12 Days Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour or 8 Days Shanghai Tibet Train Tour. These two tours are private tours. As travelers less than five, we often suggest them join our small our group tours to keep the cost down. How about dividing 12 Days Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour into 2 parts. 5 Days Chengdu E-mei private tour and 6 days Lhasa & Shigatse group tour. 

Fifi***

2018-06-25

I'd like to take this 12 days train trip, but I didn't see the Namtso Lake visit? Planning to go in September. Please be advised.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do this 12 days Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour which is a private tour. Frankly speaking, the cost of a private tour for solo traveler 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. 

How about dividing this 12 days Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour into two parts. 5 Days Chengdu private tour and 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour. We have 6 Days Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour with departure date on Sep.4th and Sep.7th. Is it available to you? 

TAY ***

2017-03-04

May I know the price for this Chengdu & Tibet Train Tour? The pricing is included train ticket, flights ticket from Lhasa to Chengdu with all the TTP fee? Any Meals included? Tips for tour guide and all entrance fee is included? My expected trip date is on Mid of September 2017. Please advise minimum number of person to register on the tour? Is it open for if only 1 person register? Look forward for your reply. Thanks.

penny

Dear TAY PICK SIE, thanks for your inquiry! Yes, the price I’ll provide you will include the TTP fee. Regarding the train and flight tickets, we also can arrange for you if you need our help. We can arrange all the meals for you. Usually the hotels will provide the breakfast and a meal costs about USD10 in Tibet. All entrance fee is included. Regarding the tips for the guide & driver, you can give about USD8~USD10 per person per day if you're satisfied with their services. Otherwise, you can pay nothing. Dear Tay Pick Sie, we can arrange the 12 Days Chengdu & Tibet Train Private Tour for you even if you’ll travel alone. Private tour means the guide & driver will be just at your service and no any other people will join you. You can decide where to stop, when to leave etc. It’ll be very flexible and comfortable for you. Of course, the price is a little expensive than the group tour. Please kindly let me know what kind of accommodation you would like to stay in, the Luxurious (5-star), the comfortable (4-star)/economy class (3-star) hotel or the budget guest house so that I can provide you the price accordingly.

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