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Small-Group 5-Days Lhasa Tour: Train from Xining

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Day 1: Train to Lhasa From Xining

Pass By: Xining, Xining, Qinghai
After breakfast, you will take the famous Qinghai-Tibet train to Tibet, during your train journey, enjoy the stunning scenery window outside.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: stay overnight in Train Beds

Day 2: Arrive in Lhasa and use rest day to adapt the altitude

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
After you arrive in Lhasa train station, you will meet your tour guide at the train station. Then, your tour guide will take you to your hotel immediately by the private vehicle. You’d better have a good rest when you check in your hotel because you need time to adapt to the high altitude sickness. You should avoid fierce activities on Tibetan Plateau because of the low oxygen content. If you want to go outside, you can go for a walk around the Potala Square. Here is an ideal site to take some colorful photos.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Lhasa Hotel, 3-star

Day 3: Lhasa City Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, and drive you to visit Lhasa city. The first scenic spot is the landmark of Lhasa city - Potala Palace. Built-in the 7th century, Potala Palace was used as the winter palace for Dalai Lama. In the palace, you can see lots of ancient antiques and items. The highlight of Potala Palace is the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the afternoon, we will visit the second scenic spot - Jokhang Temple, which was also built in the 7th century. In the front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see lots of pious pilgrims doing pray. The highlight of Jokhang temple is the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Outside of the Jokhang Temple, there is a busy shopping center named Barkhor Street. Here, you can buy some local items and goods at the best price. What’s more, enjoying a cup of sweet tea in a local tea house is the best way to enjoy the leisure afternoon. 
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight At Lhasa Hotel, 3-star

Day 4: Lhasa City Tour - Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today, we will visit two famous monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera Monastery. In the morning, we will go to the Drepung Monastery which was built in 1416. As one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, Drepung Monastery is famous for the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the afternoon, your tour guide will take you to visit the ancient Sera Monastery, another “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. You have no reason to miss the hot Buddhism debate held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. By seeing the special gestures and debate contents, you will have a better knowledge of the interesting Tibetan Buddhist.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight At Lhasa Hotel, 3-star

Day 5: Lhasa Departure (B)

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Today, the tour comes to an end. Your tour guide will help you board on the train or flight in Lhasa.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will help you buy train tickets online 30 days advance before the tour starts, then when you arrive at Xining station, you can pick up the train ticket with your passport and Tibet Permits. Then, When you arrive at Lhasa train station, we will pick you up there and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Drinking water Provided during the trip
  • Accommodations: Comfortable Hotel
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits
  • Welcome Dinner when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on appointed time.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • A Soft-sleeper or Hard-sleeper bed train ticket from Xining to Lhasa( Depending your request)
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
Exclusions
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa.
  • International flight to and out of China
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks
  • Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 2-7 USD/day in total
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Extra fee will be charged for Single Supplement service. If someone shares your room later, the cost will be returned to you
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, birthday, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please book at least 12 working days ahead of time as the local operator needs to work on your Travel permit
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.
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The presence of some strangers who were very amicable and cheerful all the time made the tour very thrilling in spite of the tiring rail journeys involved. Also, the company managed the whole tour at a very low cost for me.
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