8 Days Chengdu to Tibet Train Tour

8 Days Chengdu to Tibet  Train Tour
Jan - DecBest Time
LeisureTour Pace
3650mMax Altitude
Physical Demands
Chengdu / Lhasa
Chengdu is home to giant pandas and a great hub for culinary exploration, while the holy city of Lhasa can be a good introduction to Tibet and its people. Both two cities have much to explore. Moreover, riding the world's highest railway through the spectacular Qinghai-Tibet Plateau would be a bonus for this tour. 
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
D1: Arrive in Chengdu
D2: Chengdu Sightseeing
D3-4: Train ride to Lhasa
D5: Arrive in Lhasa
D6-7: Lhasa Sightseeing
D8: Tour Ends
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Tour FAQs
Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu

Once your flight lands in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, our professional guide and driver will meet you at the exit and transfer you to your hotel. There is no sightseeing arranged today so you can rest to recover from jet lag or do some expedition on your own.

Day 2 Chengdu Sightseeing [B]

In the morning, drive about 18km north of Chengdu to Panda Breeding and Research Base, the home to dozens of giant and red pandas. You may have a chance to see tiny newborns in the nursery if you visit in autumn or winter. In the afternoon, you'll go and experience the leisure life style of local inhabitants at People's Park, where you can also find a great teahouse with nearly a hundred years history. Today's sightseeing activity ends up with a stroll along the famous reconstructed district-Jinli Street, crammed with craftsmen, snack stalls and souvenir shops.

Panda Base
Panda Base
Jin Street
Jin Street

Day 3 Chengdu Sightseeing / board the train to Lhasa [B]

Morning, we'll visit Wenshu Temple which is Chengdu's best preserved temple tracing back to Tang Dynasty. This peaceful temple is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, with a atmospheric low murmur of chanting from resident monks and Buddhist followers. Get on the train to Lhasa in the afternoon. Overnight in the train.

Wenshu Monastery
Wenshu Monastery
Qinghai-Tibet Train
Qinghai-Tibet Train

Day 4 Sightseeing on the train [B]

You'll spend the whole day on the train today. Great views of vast plains dotted with flocks and herds in far distance will accompany you along the way. Cross hundreds of miles of desolate lands on the high plateau and top out the highest point-Tanggu-la Pass at 5231m during the train journey. Make yourself relaxed and witness this engineering marvel. Overnight in the train.

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Tanggu-la Pass
Tanggu-la Pass

Day 5 Arrive in Lhasa [B]

Today, arrive in Lhasa, and welcome the roof of the world! Our guide will meet you at airport or train station. Then drive to downtown of Lhasa and transfer to your hotel. Have a good rest for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy and drink enough water for the day of your arrival. Be noted the first day's acclimation is extremely to ensure you a good health status for the following tour. Overnight in Lhasa.Overnight in Lhasa.

Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa Railway Station
Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street

Day 6 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

Today, you'll have a tour to Lhasa's cardinal landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site-Potala Palace. Renowned as one of the great wonders on earth for its elaborate architecture built at an elevation of 3700m, this awe-inspiring palace will not disappoint you. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Jokhang Temple, the most respected shrine in Tibet. Thick with the smell of incense and yak butter, you'll witness throngs of prostrating pilgrims cramming out there. The temple is the masterpiece of Tibetan, Chinese and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then take a stroll around the Barkhor Street, the oldest bazaar in the city. You'll also enjoy a welcome dinner gathering with all travel mates in the group after the sightseeing activities. Overnight in Lhasa.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

Day 7 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

Morning, you'll visit Drepung Monastery, whichlocates about 8km west of central Lhasa and was once one of the world's largest monasteries with the population of around 10,000 monks in its heyday. Climb uphill through the whitewashed intersecting alleyways as well as the medieval chapels, and enjoy the panoramic view of the city on top of the mountain. In the afternoon, you'll have a chance to witness the famous 'Scriptures Debating' session at Sera Monastery, spectating their featured way of Buddhist dialectics and hand slapping in a landscaped courtyard with lush trees. Overnight in Lhasa.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery

Day 8 Fly back home [B]

Be prepared for your flight back to home. Your guide and driver will be on time to transfer you to the airport. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to be at your service next time.

Includes & Excludes
What’s included in this tour package?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with professional driver
Free airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation
Local English-speaking guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary except the optionals
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
Second class train cabin from Beijing to Xi'an and internal flights
What’s excluded in this tour package?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
International flight tickets
Meals not included in the itinerary: [B] = Breakfast, [L] = Lunch, [D]= DinnerPersonal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Tour FAQs

※What is a Private Tour?

A Private Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.

Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.

We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel.

When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.

※Accommodation Choices

For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.

※Meal Choices

Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.

It's easy to find nice restaurants in China, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.

The price would be different according to different food:

1. If you choose noodles, around RMB 15-30 per person.

2. If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 25-40 per person.

3. If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 70-150 per person. 

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