Qinghai-Tibetan platear is known as the world Roof ,the third Pole of the Globe, it is the original place of many big rivers in China. Qinghai-Tibetan railways is about 1142Km long, 960Km of which runs on the highland of more than 4,000m and 550km of it passes across the all year round frozen earth. Qinghai-Tibetan railway has 34 stops which are located at Nachitai, Tuotuo River, Mt. Tanggula pass, Amdo, Nagchu, Damsung, Yangparchen and Lhasa etc. 7 sightseeing platform are specially built for the passengers enjoyment where the trains will stop for 10 to 30 minutes. The train can drive 160Km/hour with the most luxurious carriages equipped with the advanced facilities such as oxygen-supplying, pressure-balancing system etc. It takes about 50hours getting to Lhasa from Chengdu, you can appreciate the beautiful scenry during the daytime driving hours.
Itinerary Details Day 1: Chengdu-Lhasa by train
Depart from Chengdu by train(T222)and cross Qinling Mountain, the division between North China and South China. Overnight at sleeper.
Train on across Qinghai-Tibet Plateau via Tanggula Mountain Pass(5072m) and reach Lhasa in the evening.Pick-up and check-in at hotel.
Guided sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.Overnight at hotel.
Day 5:Lhasa - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake-Shigatse
Some 380km ride by TOYOTA 4WD to Xigatze via Mt. Gangbala,Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and Gyantze. Visits to Pelko Chode and Tashilhunpo. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6:Shigatse - Lhatse - Dhingri (Xiegeer Town)
Some 320km ride to Xiegeer via Sakya Monastery Gyamtso La Mountain Pass(5200m). Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7: (Dhingri)Xiegeer Town - Mt. Everest Nature Reserve (Rhongbuk monastery )
120km ride to Rongbuk Monastery(5200m) and trek or cartride to Base Camp of Mt Everest. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Rongbuk Monastery - Dhingri -Shigatse.
Take the plane back to Chengdu, end tour.
(1.)Pay cash to our tour guide upon your hotel pickup in the morning. Both Chinese RMB and USD are acceptable.
(2.)Transfer the money to tour bank account at least 2 weeks beofore your tour date.
(3.)Pay by Credit Card through Paypal. We will send you the Paypal Invoice. You just need to follow the instructions step by step .
1. three meals a day, eat-out or eat-in according to the situation
2. 2-bed room basis at 3-star hotel or dormitry bed at guesthouse
3 One English guide
5 Permits of Tibet Tourism Bureau and Public Security
6 Entries to attractions listed in the itinerary
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes.
8 Return air fare for Land+Air tour from Beijing to Lhasa
Return rail fare for Land+train tour from Beijing to Lhasa
One-way air ticket plus one way rail ticket for Land+Air+Train tour
1.In the route information below, we outline the rough waypoints, you may contact us and discuss the scenery spots you hope to visit, and we quote you according to your demand, as a tourist, thus you are enabled the most flexibility and making you route comfortable.
2.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
3.Health consultation from your doctor before you come to highland(Over than 3000M).
6.As we travel in Tibet area where the economy is much more backward than other places, the food alternative is limited,so we suggest you take some solid food.
7.Prices listed above are valid excluding the periods of Chinese and Tibetan New Year, May day holiday, China National Day holiday ,Tibetan Shoton Festival and other important Festival in Tibet which cause the big tour price change, an enquiry would be necessary for the exact tour price if you happened to travel during these periods...