TTT003 11-Day Beijing-Lhasa-Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu Train tour
Tour Code: TTT-003
Trip Length: 11 days
Tour Type : Private Tour
Day01 Train Beijing/Shanghai/Chengdu to Lhasa (Set out in the evening of the first day)
Take Train T27, depart from Beijing on 21:30.
Or Take Train T164, depart from Shanghai on 19:52
Or Take Train T22, depart from Chengdu on 20:59
Overnight on the train, sleeping berth
Day02 On the Train
Overnight on the train, sleeping berth
Day03 Wonderful window excursion along Qinghai-Tibet Railway(Arrive in Lhasa in the evening of the third day)
Today's train travel is the most wonderful section of Qinghai-Tibet railway, you will see land of snows, desert, grassland, ice mountain and travel along the lakeside which will strongly go to your heart. arrive in Lhasa in the evening
Overnight in Lhasa
Day04 Lhasa City Tour (B)
Visiting Jokhang monastery, Potala Palace, Barkhor street
In the morning section, visiting Jokhang temple and its circuit Barkhor, Jokhang built mainly for the "Jowoe" bring along with princess Wencheng from Xi'an during Tang dyansty and is grouped into world cultural heritage list by the UNESCO. Then you are going to visit the famous Patala palace, which is the land mark of lhasa and is recently considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The potala palace is divided into two different parts that is red and white palace.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day05 Visiting the famous Drepung monastery and Sera monastery. (B)
Drepung monastery was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. The monastery is divided into two different colleges that is Drepung loselling and Drepung Gomang college. The Ganden Podrang is famous among them as it is the government centre during fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera 'jhe'and Sera 'may' respectively. Among them "Tsokhang chenmo"where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together There. you can also see monks debaiting there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day06 Visiting Ganden monastery and enjoying the beautiful scenery around it(50km)with smooth plan tar road(B)
Ganden monastery is about fifty kilometers east of lhasa and is first and primary monastery of Gelug sect in Tibet.Ganden monastery is situated on the Wangpori muontain with an elevation of 3800m above sea level. The monastery is initiated by Tsongkapa himself(founder of yellow hat sect in Tibet) and is also the first Ganden Tripa(Abbot) of the Ganden monastery. It is very interesting to go for Lingkor(circuit) around the monastery and you can also see the crack of rock which was magically done by Tsongkapa himself. Ask your tour guide for more information about this.
Rest a night at Lhasa.
Driving towards Yamdrok-tso and Gyantse Kumbhum monastery (300km) running through a black asphalt highway It is better to leave early in the morning and in about one and half hour way, From the top of Mt.Gangbala,you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arrriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. then reached to our day’s final destination Gyantse, visit Kubum monastery which is 35m-high chorten(stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like goldendome, is awe-inspiring.you can visit every chambers in the monastery.
Overnight in Gyantse
Day08:Gyantse/Shigatse/Sakya or Lhatse(B)
Visiting the unique TashiLhunpo monastery(90km), driving through black smooth tar road to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery, then to Lhatse Visit the famous Tashi lhunpo monastery and is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world's largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa.Then in evening you can visit the famous tibetan market below the shigatse Zong. Then drive to Saykya county where the Sakya monastery located, 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.
Overnight in Sakya or Lhatse
Day09: Lhatse/Rongpuk Monastery/Everest Base Camp/Rongpuk(B)
Driving direct towards the Mount Everest base camp(180km)Rough road upto mount Everest.
Your guide will take you to buy entrance ticket from San chen guesthouse in shekar with 400 yuan per jeep and 180 yuan per person. You can take your lunch from here and drive direct to Everest base camp. From the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful sun raising from the top of great Himalayan mountains. woh what a superb scenery!! dont miss to see the scenery.
Overnight in Rongpuk Tent Guest House
forwards to Dram and rest a night there(239km),the road condition is very worse with rough bumpy road. Now a days it is under repairing…
The road condition is pretty good as compare to Ali but is still a rough bumpy road from Old Dingri up to Nyalan and then have road a couple of kilometers under construction from Nyalam to Dham(border between Nepal and Tibet) seperated by a bridge called "friendship bridge" Other than mount Everest, you can also see the famous mount 'Shishabangma'(8012m) after crossing Nyalam Thongla pass.
Overnight at Dham Sherpa Hostel
Day 11: Transfer from Dram(Zhangmu) to Kathmandu(B)
Our Guide will drop you off at next morning at the border bridge, the Nepal Guide will come to China Side to pick you up in person, Please do not leave your Tibet tour guide until you meet the next guide. Tips: How to Cross the Nepal border
Zhangmu is a small town at around 2400m above sea level, after having breakfast, our guide will accompany you to China Exit Border Office in Zhangmu to register and stamp your leaving. then drive you towards to border bridge. Our vehicle will stop at 50m away from border bridge where the China side border check office is, The Nepal tour guide will go cross the border bridge to China side which is 50ms long to meet you, then you follow the Nepal tour guide to check in Nepal side, then drive you to Kathmandu
End the Service in Kathmandu
Service Offered by Our travel agency?
1. All Breakfast(Remarked with B in the itinerary)
2. Transport: train station pick up
Day04-Day05: Lhasa City transportation, Private Mini Van or Taxi according to group size, bicycles are available if you're interested
For the rest: Lhasa-Ganden Monastery-Gyantse-Shigatse-Everest base camp-Dram(Zhangmu)-Kathmandu, 4WD, Type of 4WD: Toyota or Mitsubishi
3. All Accommodations
4. Guide: Local Tibetan English and Mandarin-speaking Tour Guide holding a guiding license.
5. All sightseeing and entrance fees listed in itinerary
6. All Necessary Permit
7. Travel Insurance only for accident. Entrance fees for driver, tour guide in Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
8. Car Parking fee and entrance fee in Mt. Everest Nature Reserve
9. Oxygen supply on Vehicle
10. Government Tax
11. Bottled drinking water provided
12. One train ticket per person with soft sleeper from Beijing/Shanghai/Chengdu to Lhasa.
13. Both driver and Guide's salary, accommodation and meals and entry tickets are paid by the travel agency
What are not included?
1. Single room supplement
2. Tips for the guide and driver
3. Lunches and dinners
4. Bank charge of the payment
5. Nepal visa fee.
Hotel to Stay
Places to Stay
On the Train
Inside China - Lhasa
Second class carbin,
|First class carbin,4 passengers sharing a room|
|Phuntsok Kasang Youth Hostel||Gyan-gyan Hotel ****|
|Gyantse Family Guest House||Gyantse Gyan-Zang Hotel ***|
|Sakya Monastery Guest House||Sakya Hotel **|
|Rongpuk Monastery Guest House||Rongpuk Monastery Guest House|
|Zhangmu Shepar Hostel||Zhangmu Shepar Hotel **|
Vehicle to Use
Out Of Lhasa
Mitsubishi 4WD or Jeep made in China
Toyota 4 Wheel Drive
|Low Season||Shoulder Season||Peak Season||Low Season||Shoulder Season||Peak Season|
Single Room Supplement
Low Season: December to next March; Shoulder Season:April,May, Early June,November;Peak season: Late June to October
If you want to join in any of tours above, please send us an inquiry form, Our travel advisor will contact you within 24 hours
What Our Clinets Say
- Customer's Name:Ambler Matthew Kevin
- Tour Date:Oct. 4th to Oct. 12th
- Group Size:1 Pax
- Itinerary:Lhasa City
- Tour Guide:Tashi
- Comments:Hi Tony, Just returning from our trip. Just wanted to let you know everything went very well. We had a great visit. Thanks so much for all of your help in securing the train tickets. We really enjoyed that part of the trip. Our guide in Tibet was excellent (Tashi) and your agent in Lhasa was very helpful. We ended up booking another tour to the Nepalese border with him. Our only problem was a minor one...the hotel in Lhasa was not the best. But it was no problem. Thanks again for all of your hard work. Tom
- Customer's Name:Mayo Garc Inunxxo Maria Isabel
- Tour Date:Sept. 28th to Oct. 6th
- Group Size:8 Pax
- Itinerary:Group Tour of Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Kathmandu
- Tour Guide:Bubu
- Comments:Hello Catherine, I am writing to you to say thank you. I had wonderful time in Tibet. Bubu and the driver (Damtin, I think his name)...were fantastic. One of this days I write a good review of the your agency in TripAdvisor and LonelyPlanet forums. Thank you :) Take care. Isabel Mayo
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