Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour

Duration:
9 Days
Destination:
Guangzhou-Lhasa-Shigatse-Namtso-Lha
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Travel Tibet by taking the Guangzhou-Lhasa Train. Train(T264) leaves Guangzhou Train Station every other day, and arrive at Lhasa Train Station on the third day for the total of 55:01hrs. You will spend two nights in the train.

Day 1 Train: Guangzhou-Lhasa

Go to Guangzhou 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.

Day 2 In the Train

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

Day 3 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 4 Lhasa City

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace is an important religious landmark of Tibet.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
Day 5 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 is not far from the east of Lhasa.
Sera Monastery
Day 6 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
Karola Glacier
Day 7 Shigatse - Namtso

Drive along the Friendship Highway from Shigatse, turn north at Tadruka village, pass Shoggu-la Pass (5440m) followed by Kyang-la Pass (5240m) before reach today's destination of Namtso Lake.

Note that lodgings at the lakeside of Namtso are very basic without private bathroom, kinda like Wild West mining camp, also nights can get very cold here, suitable from May~Oct. Most travelers bear with it for the stunning view at Namtso.

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Namtso Lake
Day 8 Namtso - Yampachen - Tsurphu - Lhasa

You are highly suggested to wake a bit earlier today to watch the sunrise at Namtso Lake. After breakfast, head back to Lhasa which is abt 200km. En route, visit Yampachen and Tsurphu Monastery.

We usually only include the entry fee of Yampachen, for bathing you can pay at the spot, choose for yourself of the different pools which charges differently, abt CNY 50~100/person.

Yampachen hot springs
Tsurphu Monastery is about 65 km west of Lhasa.
Day 9 Departure from Lhasa by Flight/Train

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.

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

Maya***

2018-01-05

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nance

2018-02-02

We can book the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa for you. Train tickets are issued to sell on the internet only 30 days before departure. It's very hard to purchase the tickets, it's almost impossible for both you and us to get tickets on the internet. So we have to get the ticket from ticket scalper by paying them handing fee (we will charge this fee from clients. Usually USD 30~ 154 extra charges depends on season and different cities.) to guarantee the ticket for you, we have NO profit at all to book any flight/train tickets for clients, we provide tickets booking service and just want our travelers could get into and out of Lhasa easily after tour booked with us.

Raym***

2017-11-09

What is the best time of year to make this trip - We were thinking of spring of next year.

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amy

2017-11-10

Dear Raymond,

The best time to take our 9 Days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour is between May and Oct. 

According to your schedule, taking this tour in later May or earlier June is strongly suggested. 

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