TTT005 10-day Kathmandu-Everest Base Camp-Lhasa-Beijing Tour by train
Tour Code: TTT005
Tour Length: 10 days
Route: Kathmandu-Kodari-Zhangmu-EBC-Sakya-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa-Beijing (or to Shanghai, to Xian)
Tour Type: Private Tour
Optimal season: All year around
Start City: Kathmandu
End City: Beijing,or Shanghai,or Xian
Price Quotation in US$
- To BEIJING
- To SHANGHAI
- To XIAN
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Dec. to March
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Before Start the tour
You are required to register the tour in our Nepal office at least 3 working days before the tour start to apply for the Chinese Visa at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu)
Day01 Kathmandu-Kodari-Zhangmu(4 hours driving, 120km)
At the first day of the tour, our Nepal office will arrange a vehicle and an English Speaking driver drive you to Nepal Border to meet the Tibetan Tour guide who is guiding you for Tibet Section of this tour. Our guide and driver will pick you up from the friendship bridge with yours name on a board.
Day02 Zhangmu-Old Tingri-Rongpuk(300km, 6hours)(B)
From Old Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapids river and high mountains. During this route, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more,such as:Mt. Lhotse(8516m),Mt. Everest(8848m),Mt. Qowowuyag(8201m),Mt Mayalu(8463m).
Overnight at Rongpuk guest house.
Day03 Rongpuk Monastery/Tingri/Sakya Monastery (270km, 4 hours driving),the road is not good enough) (B)
Early in the morning to see the sunrise from Rongphu Monastery, you may trek(4 hours) or take local bus (20m) to Base Camp to have a closest view of Mt. Everest. Go back to Rongpuk after hiking up to the top of the photo point to take pictures of the splendid- Mt. Everest. In the afternoon around 14:00 drive towards east from Rongpuk to next tourist site-Sakya Monastery
Overnight at Sakya Monastery
Day04 Sakya/Shigatse(120km, 2 hours driving)(B)
There are numerous attractions to appreciate through the driving today is short.
Morning Section, you will visit the famous Sakya monastery, The Sakya tridition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold.
Afternoon section, you will be at Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet, to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa. In the evening you can visit the famous tibetan market below the shigatse Zong.
Overnight in Shigatse
Day05 Shigatse/Gyantse/Yamdrotso Lake/Lhasa(6 hours driving, 380km)(B)
Today, we will head eastward to Gyantse, which was the third largest city in Tibet(after Lhasa ans Shigatse), the foremost cultural site in Gyantse is Pelkor Chode Monastery and its centerpiece, a grand pagoda called Gyantse Kumbum,which is 35m-high chorten(stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring.
After lunch in Gyantse, We head eastward along one of the holist lakes in Tibet - Yamdrotso Lake,through grand,treeless landscrapes,passing by glaciers aside the mountain road. we will arrive in Lhasa in late afternoon.
Day06-07 Two full days Lhasa Sightseeing(B)
The last two days in are in Tibet will be inside Lhasa city to experience the essentialist cultural sites of Tibet Buddhism, there are Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. the other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon.
You will also explore the circular pilgrim route barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.
Day08-Day10, Lhasa-Beijing or Shanghai 45 hours train ride(B)
Board the sky train from Lhasa on the morning of Day09 to Beijing and arrive in Beijing on the late afternoon of Day11. The wonderful window excursion along Qinghai-Tibet Railway of land of snows, desert, grassland, ice mountain, lakes will travel together with you to Beijing.
(Xi'an is an important cultural city between Lhasa and Beijing, if you plan to visit Xi'an after Tibet and before Beijing or Shanghai, please feel free to let us know, we can arrange connection train Lhasa-Xi'an-Beijing or Shanghai as well as 1 or 2 days tour in Xi'an city)
1. Breakfast, Remarked in the itinerary with (B)
- Day01 Kathmandu-Kodari, Private car or minivan
- Day02-Day08 Zhangmu-Nyalam-Everest-Shigatse-Gyantse-Lhasa, Private 4WD
- Private Hotel to Train Station Transfer in Lhasa
3. Accommodation: 7 nights in Tibet and 2 nights on the train
4. Guide: English-speaking guide
5. All Entrance tickets of scenic and historic sites listed in itinerary
6. All Necessary Permits and Visa invitation letter
7. The 4WD parking fee and entrance fee of tour guide for Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
8. One bottle of Oxygen for per person.
9. Government Tax and Travel Agency Service Charge
10. The assistance of applying for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, our Nepal office will take care of all the processing.
1. Your own expense, like beverage and shopping
2. Tips for the guide and driver.
3. Lunches and Dinner, all meals on the train
4. Chinese Visa fee
Local Service Details
Hard Sleeper berth(6 pax a room)
Soft Sleeper berth(4 pax a room)
Lhasa: Snow Lotus Hotel **
Lhasa: Dhood Gu Hotel ****
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