7 Days Qinghai-Tibet Train Experience

Xining, Lhasa

Tour Code: TCT-Tibet-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. July and August will be the best months for a tour to Qinghai Lake, Xining.

Price from $ 1129

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Tour Feature

In this 7 days train tour, you will experience the faithful city Lhasa and multi-cultural city Xining. They are two cities but with similar inner tone - the brilliant history, unique culture and enchanting highland view. TopChinaTravel invites you to explore their original look and their their traditional lifestyle by visiting the magnificent Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibet Museum and Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Lake and so on…

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Xining Be transferred to the hotel
02 Xining Qinghai Lake, Sum & Moon Mountain
03 Xining - Lhasa (Train) Taer Monastery, Overnight Train to Lhasa
04 Lhasa Arrival Lhasa in the afternoon
05 Lhasa Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street
06 Lhasa Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Sera Monastery
07 Departure Lhasa Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Xining

Arrive in Xining, capital city of Qinghai Province, your local guide will meet you at the airport then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel: In Xining


Xining City View



Day 2 Xining Qinghai Lake Xining

After breakfast, you will start your tour to Qinghai Lake, the largest saline lake in China. After 2.5 hours driving, you will reach this largest inland and salty lake of China. During the way, you can have a short stop at the Sun & Moon Mountain site. In the late afternoon, be transferred back to Xining.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xining

Qinghai Lake



Day 3 Xining Lhasa

This morning, you will take a 0.5 hour driving to Ta’er Monastery, one of the six grandest monasteries of Tibetan Dge Lugs School, for your half day religious tour there. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Xining railway station for your overnight train to Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:On the train

Ta’er Monastery



Day 4 Lhasa

You will reach Lhasa in the afternoon. Be met at the railway station then transferred to your hotel for a good rest. 

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Lhasa Airport
Train to Lhasa


 
Day 5 Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must. It’s the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Then you will move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Potala Palace
Potala Palace



Day 6 Lhasa

Today, you will have another one day city tour. After breakfast, enjoy your sightseeing tour that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, which is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. And then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa
 
Great Hall of Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery



Day 7 Departure Lhasa

Say Goodbye to this faithful city. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination
.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Notes:
When choosing train in your China tour, you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.

Day 1 Arrival Xining

Arrive in Xining, capital city of Qinghai Province, your local guide will meet you at the airport then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel: In Xining


Xining City View



Day 2 Xining Qinghai Lake Xining

After breakfast, you will start your tour to Qinghai Lake, the largest saline lake in China. After 2.5 hours driving, you will reach this largest inland and salty lake of China. During the way, you can have a short stop at the Sun & Moon Mountain site. In the late afternoon, be transferred back to Xining.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Xining

Qinghai Lake



Day 3 Xining Lhasa

This morning, you will take a 0.5 hour driving to Ta’er Monastery, one of the six grandest monasteries of Tibetan Dge Lugs School, for your half day religious tour there. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Xining railway station for your overnight train to Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:On the train

Ta’er Monastery



Day 4 Lhasa

You will reach Lhasa in the afternoon. Be met at the railway station then transferred to your hotel for a good rest. 

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Lhasa Airport
Train to Lhasa


 
Day 5 Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must. It’s the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Then you will move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lhasa

Potala Palace
Potala Palace



Day 6 Lhasa

Today, you will have another one day city tour. After breakfast, enjoy your sightseeing tour that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, which is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. And then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Lhasa
 
Great Hall of Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery



Day 7 Departure Lhasa

Say Goodbye to this faithful city. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination
.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Notes:
When choosing train in your China tour, you need to take the luggages by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1656 $1734
6 ~ 9 pax $1129 $1207
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1700 $1854
6 ~ 9 pax $1167 $1320
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1802 $2147
6 ~ 9 pax $1290 $1635

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  Tibet Permit

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Lhasa Tibetan DishesTibetan Song and Dance Show

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