8 Days Lhasa Tour from Beijing by TrainDuration: 8 days and 7 nights Departure: Flexible
Tour Code: TA-BT-03 Max Altitude: 3650m
Tour Type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
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Welcome to Beijing! Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you in the airport and escort you to your hotel in Beijing. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the Capital city.
Note: International flight is arranged by yourself.
Beijing ( B, L )
Today your guide will pick you up in the hotel after your breakfast. On this day you will first visit the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest plaza. Passing through Tiananmen Gate, you will enter the splendid Forbidden City, the previous home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties for 600 years. Magnificent architectures, intricate ornaments and touching legends make it a must-see of China.
In the afternoon, you will head to marvel at the Temple of Heaven, where kings presided at various rituals for a national good harvest in ancient times.
You will be driven back to your hotel after the tour.
Tips: You will be driven back to your hotel after the tour.
Beijing - Lhasa by Train ( B, L )
This morning tour will take you to the world-famous Mutianyu Great Wall (80km away from Beijing downtown), known for its beautiful surroundings. It is a superb location to appreciate the grandness of the Great Wall as well as to avoid the crowds at Badaling. You'll take a 1-2 hour Great Wall hiking.
On the way back, you may make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird’s Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside.
Tonight, you'll be driven to the Beijing west railway station, and you take the overnight train No.27 starting at 21:30 for Lhasa.
Train T27 will arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 18:38 on the third day, running almost 47 hours and 28 minutes.
The train will run through the Xian, Lanzhou and Xining area in the daylight, and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes outside of the window. The train sightseeing and experience will delight you at most.
You are in Golmud, Qinghai Province when you are awake, and heading towards to Lhasa, the last part of your train tour. The highest point will reach 5,072 meters above sea level, snow-capped mountain sightseeing all around.
Arrival at Lhasa at around 18：38, and your tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Free for the rest of the day to acclimate yourself to the high altitude.
Lhasa ( B, L )
The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibets pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.
Lhasa ( B, L )
After breakfast, you'll be driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then come to the Drepung Monastery, once the largest Monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday.
Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, and the “Buddhism Scriptures Debating” in Sera is very famous. Enjoy the debate!
After the tour, take an optional Tibetan-style farewell dinner in a typical restaurant, with Tibetan dances and songs.
Lhasa Departure ( B )
Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.
- Train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa.
- Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
- All necessary Tibet travel permits.
- All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
- Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
- Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
- Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
- Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
- China visa.
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
- Meals not listed in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
- Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
- Single room supplement.
- Additional tour service and/or activities.
While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.
When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.
A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. For example, for a typical 5-day Lhasa and Lake Namtso tour: the one-person price is about $1010; the two-person price will be only $633 per person. These prices are an indication of how much money you can save by travelling with more people. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)
Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.
You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.