Tibet Travel: Tibet_01
on the train
6 Days Beijing Lhasa
Tour - Travel By Train
Tour Code: Tibet_15
1. Tour Itinerary
tour guife will pick you up at your
hotel in Beijing. Transfer to Beijing
West Station. Board the overnight train
from Beijing to Lhasa. Launched in July,
2006, the Beijing to Lhasa train stretches
as far as 3,757 km, it has been one
of the three initial railway routes
to Tibet. Overnight on train.
Enjoy an amazing
experience to start the Tibet trip from
Beijing by train. Your
train passes by Xian in the morning.
So you are in the daytime during the
journey of Xian - Lanzhou - Xining.
But the Xining to Golmud part of the
train journey is mostly in the dark.
You are in the daytime during the journey
from Golmud to Lhasa. Golmud is an important
stop on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Every
train traveling between Lhasa and Xining
will pass Golmud. The region has numerous
natural and cultural attractions typical
of northeastern Tibetan Plateau landscape.
You will find glaciers and salt lakes
on your way. Highlights of the trip
include the snowcapped landscapes, the
turquoise plateau lakes, the grazing
yaks and etc produce a marvelous landscape
painting that shown like an animation
film through your train window.
Arrival at Lhasa
in the evening, you will be met at
the railway station and then be transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera
Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit
a Tibetan family.
Palace: The chief residence and
winter palace of the Dalai Lama since
the 7th century. This immense religious
and administrative complex is situated
atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above
the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace
is 3,700 meters above sea level and
covers an area of over 360,000 square
meters; its 13 stories of buildings
have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines
and about 200,000 statues.
Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is
one of three famous monasteries in Tibet.
As a complex of structures with the
Great Assembly Hall and three colleges,
Sera is the representative monastery
of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism,
sometime in the history it housed about
6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer
residence of the successive Dalai Lamas
from the 1780s until the late 1950s.
Norbulingka means "treasure park" in
the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000
square yards, with 374 rooms inside.
As a unique representation of Tibetan
palace architecture, Norbulingka is
recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage
Site in 2001.
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung
Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit
the Barkhor Street.
Temple: The most sacred and important
temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during
the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it
has a history of more than 1,300 years.
The temple was built for the king's
bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese
Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist
statues and images she has brought to
Drepung Monastery: Established in
1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries
in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000
square meters, Drepung Monastery is
known as the biggest monastery in the
world with many cultural relics. At
its peak, more than 10,000 people lived
in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of
54,000 square meters, it is the first
modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection
of cultural relics including Buddha
statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals,
gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.
Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple,
it is a famous commercial center in
Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history
of more than 1300 years, visitors can
find all kinds of fantastic commodities
here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer
beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks,
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
We wish you have a pleasant journey
2. Hotel Accommodation
3. Tour Price
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and provide the information below, so
that we can quote precisely for the above
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
if there are childre, please let us know
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested
in, each tour has a code, you can find
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star
luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor
making tour package to make it do exactly
what you want, if you have any request,
please let us know.
4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides