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 arrive at Lhasa Train Station on the third day for the total of 55:01hrs. You will spend two nights in 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 by Flight/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.

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.
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 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 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.

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet
The white glacier is spectacular from the highway
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 Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
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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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.



May 2019



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do the 9 Days Guangzhou Tibet Train Tour which is a private tour. May I know how many people would like to do this tour?



Hello, I just sent you an enquiry on your Xining-Lhasa Train tour. I also read this train journey from Guanzhou so pls tell me how much this will cost? Thank you Helena Lee



For your friend, due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. We could surely get your Tibet permit including other necessary permits after you book the tour with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for it from Tibet Travel Bureau before the departure date. Once we get it, we will mail it to your hotel in one of China city. 

Yes, you don’t need to apply for Tibet permit and Chinese visa if you hold HK Sar passport & Return Home Permit. If you’d like to go to cities such as Gyantse, Shigatse, and EBC, you need to apply for Alien's Travel Permit(边防证) in your home city. 

Sure, if you go to Gyantse or Shigatse, you will spend at least 5-6 hrs on the road. So how about having this 9 days Guangzhou Lhasa train private tour on October 17th? 



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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.



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



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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