This Lanzhou Tibet Train Tour will take you to visit the two beautiful cities of China, Lanzhou, and Tibet. During the three days in Lanzhou, you are able to visit Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park at Zhangye, Giant Buddha temple, and Wooden Pagoda Temple. Your Lhasa tour will take you to explore the world heritage, the Potala Palace, and Jokhang Temple and so on.
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Arrival in Lanzhou|
|2||Lanzhou - Zhangye||Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park|
|3||Zhangye- Lanzhou||the Giant Buddha Temple, the Wooden Pagoda Temple|
|5||Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)||Pick up and transfer to the hotel.|
|6||Lhasa City||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|7||Lhasa Suburb||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|8||Lhasa departure||Send off to airport/railway station|
When you arrive in Lanzhou, Our colleagues will meet you at the train station or airport in Lanzhou and take you to the hotel to check in. After some rest, our guide will lead you to explore the city. At first, We will take you to a visit the Sculpture of the Mother Yellow River which looks like a baby lying in the arms of the mother. It indicated that the Yellow River has nurtured the descendants of the Chinese Nation for thousands of years.
Stay Overnight in Lanzhou.
Today you are going to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. In the morning, our guide will send you to Lanzhou Railway Station to catch a high-speed train to Zhangye and our local guide will pick you up at the train station. Then heading to the to Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, a representative of colored Danxia landform in China. This place is considered as the Rainbow Mountains because mountains there are composed of several rock strips which display different colors under the sunlight. The rocks here were formed into different size and shapes, due to water erosion. The hills in shapes of gorges, towers, waterfalls, pillars, and palaces will give an amazing natural view. If weather permits, you can appreciate the magnificent sunset scenery of Danxia landform. Afterward, we will drive you to the hotel in Zhangye.
Stay overnight in Zhangye.
- Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park
Today, you will explore the Giant Buddha Temple and the Wooden Pagoda Temple. The Giant Buddha Temple, renowned for the largest indoor reclining Buddha in China is a landmark of Zhangye. It is said that this giant Buddha statue is made in the image of Sakyamuni. Besides, there are a large number of scriptures and ancient books displaying in the temple. Inside the temple, you may see the earth tower and a typical folk residence with traditionally carved beams and painted pillars. After visiting the Giant Buddha Temple, you will be taken to the Wooden Pagoda Temple which is built of wood and bricks. Then our driver will send you to take a high-speed train back to Lanzhou in the afternoon.
Stay overnight in Lanzhou.
- the Giant Buddha Temple
- the Wooden Pagoda Temple
In the morning, make your way to Lanzhou Railway Station to take a train to Lhasa. During the way, you gonna appreciate the stunning landscape view. And you can also have a good rest on the train to adopt the high altitude.
When you arrive in Lhasa, our staff will pick you up at Lhasa Airport/ Railway and transfer you to the hotel. From the airport, it takes about 1.5 hours. From the train station, it only takes 20 minutes. Afterward, it's best to relax and take it easy on the first day to get acclimatized to high altitude and alleviate the jet lag. You might go to the local market and wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and 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 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
After breakfast, our tour guide will first take you to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for over 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
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