11 Days Hong Kong Guangzhou Xining to Lhasa by Train and Namtso Tour
(HTT009) HK - Guangzhou - Xining - Lhasa - Namtso - Lhasa
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Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
Trip Level Guide:
- Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
- Moderate - suitable for ones with average level fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 yrs.
- Moderate to Strenous - suitable for ones physically fit; have experiences of high altitude trek.
- Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
11-day China and Tibet tour starts from HK, where tourists, esp. those with your family can have a fantastic tour of some of the highlighted attractions in HK. Then, we keep moving to Xining and tour the largest saline lake in China. After that, we will take Qinghai-Tibet train to Tibet. You will explore a number of holy Tibetan monasteries and visit the old city of Lhasa and witness the extraordinary devotion to Tibetan Buddhas and Tibetan gods, shown by Tibetans. Strolling along heavenly Namtso Lake would be one of the highlights as you tour Tibet.
At a GlanceDay 1
Arrive in HKDay 2
HK Tour: Aberdeen Harbor, Repulse Bay, Victoria PeakDay 3
HK Tour, HK--Guangzhou: Full Day tour in Ocean Park Hong Kong and Take Kowloon-Guangzhou Train to GuangzhouDay 4
Fly from Guangzhou to XiningDay 5
Qinghai Lake Half-day Tour and Take Tibet Train to LhasaDay 6
Enjoy the train ride and arrive in LhasaDay 7
Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor StreetDay 8
Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera MonasteryDay 9
Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours )Day 10
Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230km,5 hours )Day 11
Depart from Lhasa
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in HK
As you arrive in Hong Kong, the vibrant and financial hub in Asia, our local guide will be expecting you at the HongKong International Airport. Later, you will be escorted to the hotel. The rest of the day is for the rest.
Stay overnight in HK
Day 2: HK Tour: Aberdeen Harbor, Repulse Bay, Victoria Peak
The first stop of today’s tour would be the floating community of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is well-known for the floating village and floating seafood restaurants. It’s advisable to hire Sampans (small boats) to enjoy the Aberdeen Harbor. Strolling along Aberdeen Promenade is also a great choice for photographers.
Then we will move to Repulse Bay, beautiful beach without bustle and hustle as well as one of the most expensive residential areas in HK. At sunset, we are about to reach the foot of Victoria Peak and gradually ascend (by tram or hiking) to reach to peak to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of HK harbor from the hill.
Stay overnight in HK
Day 3: HK Tour, HK--Guangzhou: Full Day tour in Ocean Park Hong Kong and Take Kowloon-Guangzhou Train to Guangzhou
In the morning, we would head to the world-renown Ocean Park in Hong Kong. The mega theme park, consisting of The Summit and The Waster Front, covers an area of 91.5 hectares (226 acres). It’s a world-class entertaining park for travelers of all ages.
Tourists will be drawn to various attractions and rides, including four roller coasters, and also animal exhibits with different themes, such as a giant panda habitat, rainforest and polar displays, as well as an aquarium featuring the world's largest aquarium dome.
In the evening, we will take Kowloon-Guangzhou Train to Guangzhou and it takes about 2 hours’ ride. You will get transferred to hotel.
Stay overnight in Guangzhou
Day 4: Fly from Guangzhou to Xining
In the morning, we will take the non-stop flight from Guangzhou to Xining. The flight takes around 3h 35min. upon your arrival in Xining, the guide will escort you to your hotel. After you check in, the rest of the day is for you to have a good rest or explore the surroundings yourself.
Stay overnight in Xining
Day 5: Qinghai Lake Half-day Tour and Take Tibet Train to Lhasa
In the early morning, drive about 2.5 hours from Xining to Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland salt water lake. The ellipse-shaped lake looks like a huge poplar leaf sitting on the alpine prairie. Scenery in Qinghai lake varies according to seasons. Summer and autumn have the most comfortable weather conditions and the lake's scenery is most beautiful during these seasons. The most charming and attractive place in Qinghai Lake is the Bird Island. It situates on the western shore of the Lake. Cruising for about 30 minutes is a popular way to appreciate the lake. On the way to this charming lake, you can get a view of Riyue mountain.
In the afternoon, we need to drive back to Xining. Then, transfer to railway station for your overnight train to Lhasa. You will board the train at 14:05 and it takes 20:55h to reach Lhasa
Stay overnight in the train
Day 6: Enjoy the train ride and arrive in Lhasa
You will spend a whole day on the train to Lhasa and enjoy fabulous scenery along the world famous Qinghai-Tibet railway, the highest railway in the world. Spectacular land of snows, boundless desert, vast grassland, grand ice mountains, and beautiful lakes will continually appear and strongly attract your heart. You will arrive in Lhasa in late afternoon or evening. Then transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 7: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
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.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 8: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
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. Ganden palace used to be Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 9: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours )
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges )and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island.
To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars.
Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house
Day 10: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230km,5 hours )
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.
In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 11: Depart from Lhasa
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
- Personal knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide;
- Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size;
- All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel or budget hostel, guesthouse or tent. Please tell us your accommodation preference when submitting the enquiry; we will arrange the best-value hotels for you.
- Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary;
- All meals listed in the above itinerary;
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
- First aid kit;
- International flight to and out of China;
- Chinese visa (Note: we could help you with the Chinese visa application, like providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies, etc that you may need. )
- Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
- Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
- Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
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