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Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour by Train from Shanghai

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Take a train to Lhasa from Shanghai

    Pass By: Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai
    Your tour starts from the Shanghai Railway Station. You need hold your passport and Tibet Travel Permit to ticket window where you will pick you up your train ticket. When entering the station, you need to present to the conductor your passport, China Visa, Tibet Travel Permit and train ticket. Then start to enjoy the memorable trip. The train departs at 20:00. (The train might depart from Beijing in the afternoon if transfer train ticket is purchased.)
    Notes: Travel date from Apr.1 to Oct.10, clients need accept that tour operator will buy transfer train tickets: Shanghai - Xining ticket and then Xining - Lhasa ticket because direct train ticket from Shanghai to Lhasa is impossible to buy during this period.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight on the train.

    Day 2: On the Train to Lhasa

    Pass By: The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo, Inside Xishan Mountain Forest Farm, South of Haihu Road Wholesale Market, Xining 810008 China
    Today, on the first full-day, you will pass through two important provincial capitals in northwest China: Lanzhou and Xining. Traveling along on Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you will be able to enjoy the incredible scenery of the countries in Northwest China.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight on the train.

    Day 3: Lhasa Arrival

    Stop At: Lhasa Railway Station, Liuwu Country, Doilungdeqen County 851400 China
    Today, you will witness the most beautiful scenic view on the Qinghai Tibet Train. After arrival, your tour guide will meet you at the train station in Lhasa.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 stars Hotel

    Day 4: Lhasa (B,D)

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 stars hotel

    Day 5: Lhasa (B)

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 stars hotel

    Day 6: Departure from Lhasa (B)

    Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    After eating breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station or the airport if you need.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On Day 1, depart from Shanghai Train Station. Please make sure you arrive at Shanghai Train Station in advance to have enough time to pick up the train ticket and board the train.
    Direct train ticket from Shanghai to Lhasa: at 20:08pm
    Transfer train ticket from Shanghai to Xining and then Xining to Lhasa.
    On Day 3, at Lhasa Railway Station, tour guide will hold pickup board to pick up clients.
    On Day 4, 5, 6, clients will be picked up from hotel.
    Departure Time
    8:10 PM
    6 days
    Return Details
    To airport from hotel: 6:30am; 8:30am; 12:30pm

    To train station: varies depending on customers departure time
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Tibet travel permits and other necessary permits for Tibet
    • 3 nights accommodation in 4-star standard twin room hotel shared with another traveler (If you are a single traveler, you may pay for the single supplement to enjoy double room hotel.
    • Local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver in Lhasa
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Pickup and drop-off in Lhasa
    • Liability travel insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Train ticket (soft or hard sleeper) from Shanghai to Lhasa
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Single Supplement if you are a single traveler
    • China visa fees (please make sure you have China L Visa before you reserve this group tour or other types of China Visa with relative certificate.
    • Gratuities
    • All Lunches and dinners
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
    • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter Tibet with a Tibet travel permit. Your local tour operator will help you apply for a Tibet permit (usually need at least 12 days), but be sure you have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months
    • A copy of your Tibet travel permit will be sent to you in advance. When entering into Shanghai Train Station, please present your Tibet travel permit, train ticket, passport, and Chinese visa to the conductor
    • Once the train ticket from Shanghai to Lhasa is booked, it can not be canceled by tour supplier. If customers cancel the tour after train ticket has been booked, they will be charged the cost of train ticket
    • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
    • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
    • In June, July, or August, the hard or soft sleeper train tickets are difficult to purchase, tour supplier will recommend some transfer trains for choosing. Both sides will choose the better one.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    About the operator

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    By: Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express)
    152 reviews
    Singapore, Singapore
    Soft-berth cabin for 4
    I have joined a tour where they booked us on the softberth cabin for 4. We have thought we will be altogether in a
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    Inman H
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Two different perspectives on Tibet, joined by the train
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    Kuala Lumpur
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    Hong Kong, China
    Nice and smooth ride
    I traveled with my family and we were six (soft berths) and the agent couldn’t put us all together but if you ask
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    Qinghai Tibet Train Shanghai to Lhasa
    Travelled mid December 2018 from Shanghai to Xining (Z164) and changed trains for Xining to Lhasa (Z165). Soft
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    Norma U
    My first longest trip by train.
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    British Columbia
    Trip of Necessity Only
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    Seevali D
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    Railway in Heaven – An Engineering Marvel!
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    Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Z232 Chongqing to Lhasa
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    Orange County, California
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    Melksham, United Kingdom
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Scenic train ride from Xining to Lhasa
    We took the train from Xining to Lhasa. It was a very enjoyable ride, and the scenery outside the window is really
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    Canberra, Australia
    Enjoyable journey
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    Juana S
    Good preparation for altitude and scenic ride
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