Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour

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Travel Tibet by taking the Guangzhou-Lhasa Train. Train(T264) leaves Guangzhou Train Station every other day and arrives at Lhasa Train Station on the third day for a total of 55:01hrs. You will spend two nights on the train.

1 Train: Guangzhou-Lhasa
2 In the Train
3 Arrival in Lhasa by Train
4 Lhasa City
5 Lhasa Suburb
6 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
7 Shigatse - Namtso
8 Namtso - Yampachen - Tsurphu - Lhasa
9 Departure from Lhasa
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

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first 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 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.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
Day 5 Lhasa Suburb

In the morning, we will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. The park is where the annual Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival' is held.

In the afternoon, you are heading to Drepung Monastery, which means Monastery of Collecting Rice in the Tibetan language. It’s a white magnificent construction that looks also like a pile of rice in the distance. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, where lived more than 10 thousand monks before Tibet liberation.

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics.
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.

Bathing in the sunshine, Yamdrok lake is displaying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
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 is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Enjoy your visual feast at Lake Namtso.
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.

Tsurphu Monastery is about 65 km west of Lhasa.
There are many rare and historical relics in Tsurphu Monastery.
Day 9 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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Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients



I would like to take the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. From there I will go to Nepal.



We can arrange the tour for you. May I know when do you plan to have this tour? The nearest fixed departure date for this tour is on June 21st. Kindly note it takes at least 12 working days to obtain your Tibet Permit.

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I am Thu from travel agency in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam. Please can you offer to us the price for my group - Group: 10 persons - Time: August - Hotel: 3* Looking forward your reply Thanks Hoai Thu



Thanks for your inquiry. Please refer to my quotation in the attachment.



pls quote for single 2 persons



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do a private tour to Lhasa by train. May I know which itinerary do you prefer?

Itinerary for 12 Days Xian Tibet Train Tour

Itinerary for 9 Days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour

I will quote you after you confirm your itinerary. By the way, which hotel star will you prefer,Economic 3-star hotel or Comfortable 4-star hotel? And may I know when would you like to have this trip? 



Myself (Singapore Passport) and my spouse (Vietnam Passport), both of us are interested to join your group tour in the above 9 days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour, starting from about 10 May 2019. After the last day of the tour, I plan to fly from Lhasa to Chongqin. Kindly advise the total costs for each of us. regards mats



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 9 Days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour which is a private tour. As a traveler less than five, we often suggest they join our small group tour to keep the cost down.

We have 8 Days Lhasa to Shigatse and Namtso Group Tour with the departure date on May.10th and May.20th. Which departure date do you prefer?

We can also book the train ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa for you. 



We would like to take this tour starting around 2nd week of december from guangzhou



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet in December. The tour you are interested in is not available for winter since the Lake Namtso will be blocked due to the cold weather. So, how about the following itinerary.

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