12 days Tibet train tour from Beijing to Kathmandu via Everest
Arrive at the Beijing Capital Airport, be met and transferred to hotel by your guide and driver, have a good rest by your own. Overnight at Beijing.
Today you will be arranged to visit Tian'anmen Square - the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City - magnificent imperial Palaces of Ming and Qing dynasties for almost 500 years, and then head to the Temple of Heaven, a place where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After lunch, drive to visit Summer Palace, originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty. On the way back Fresh-water pearl market for a good bargain can not be missed. In the evening enjoy the cultural show - Kongfu show or Peking Opera after dinner. Overnight at Beijing.
Morning excursion to the most beautiful section of the Great Wall - the Mutianyu Great Wall. The hike takes about 2-3 hours. After lunch drive to visit Changling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). In the evening transfer you to the train station for the train to Lhasa.
Enjoy the scenery as you travel closer to tibet on the highest railway in the world.
Today you will see the beautiful Tibetan plateau with the nomads' groups, Kekexili Nature Reserve, etc. Arrival at Lhasa around 18:30, Lhasa train station pick up and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today you will visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in the 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world; within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung, Sera monasteries and Summer Palace - Norbulingka palace. Both Drepung and Sera monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. Norbulingka is the summer palace of Dalai Lama, you can visit the residences of different lineages of the Dalai Lama. The park is crowded with picnickers and traditional activities during the Shoton (Yogurt festival) in August. Overnight at Lhasa.
Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are wonders of the day. Continue along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, monks in this monastery are nice looking in their hand-made traditional shoes-'Tsomba' in Tibetan. Late morning drive to visit Sakya Monastery which is the main monastery of Sakyapa sect, houses around the monastery are also in a typical gray color. Hike around the monastery northern ruins and continue driving to Shegar, on the way you will have the first sight of Mount Everest in a clear day. Overnight at Shegar.
Early morning start driving to Rongbuk, on the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt.Makalu [8463m], Mt.Lotse [8,516m], Mt.Everst [8,844m], Mt.Cho Oyu [8,201m] and Mt.Shishapama [8020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to Rongbuk.
Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and it consists of both monks and nuns, it is also a good point to see the gorgeous sunset over Mount Everest when it is a clear day. Overnight at Rongbuk monastery guesthouse.
In the morning enjoy the sunrise over Mount Everest, have a relax morning at guest house for breakfast, then start driving to the border village - Gyirong town where you gonna continue your trip to Kathmandu. On the way enjoy the stunning views of Mount Shishapangma [8,020m], the 14th highest peak in the world along with the beautiful turquoise Peiku-tso lake at the foot of the mountain. Arrive at Gyirong town in the late afternoon and check into one local hotel for overnight.
Morning drive to Gyirong border to exit China with your Tibetan guide's help. Our contacted Nepalese driver will meet you with your name sign at the border, after checking in at Nepali Immigration office, then drive about 6-7 hours to Kathmandu city, enjoy the scenery of great white waters along the way. Tour ends when you arrive at Kathmandu.
P.S. The road from the border to Kathmandu is quite tough, we will use a jeep for this transfer, each jeep will carry maximum 5 passengers.
I am interested in the Beijing tour, beijing-lhasa train, lhasa tour. I am vegetarian. Can you accommodate my meal request. I can eat eggs,
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Hello, This trip looks great. What is the pricing and dates? Also what is the single supplement?
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I'm Iosif from Romania. Me and my fiance, we are planing a trip in August 2017, from Beijing to Tibet with train. There will be in August a tour from Beijing to Kathmandu, and what is the price of it?
Looking to do this in reverse from KTMANDU to Bejing end Marh beginning April 2017. Can you letr me know if possible andf how much it will cost (2 people)
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Looking for a price for this trip in nov, thanks
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I am in Hong Kong with a few weeks to spare. Can you help me with a train journey to Lhasa. My dates are very flexible and I don't mind joining a small tour group.
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Hi, could you please send me price information (on the reverse trip from Kathmandu to Beijing)? and the available date for the trip in July. I will be travelling alone.
Want to fly in PEK around 3/27/15 and take train to LXA, for around 10 day fly tp HKG. Can you recommend the trip and arrange? Whether this is a good time to visit Tibet?
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Hi there. How much is the Kathmandu-Tibet trip? What are the inclusions? The trip will be for 2 person. Thanks
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I am from usa. will travel from shanghai to beijing in november and like to take this tour,.how to proceed from kathmondu to kolkata? pl. advice and the prices. thank you.
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Please qwuote me price per person. I am interested in traveling with my 15 year old son sometime end of July this summer. Must make plans ASAP. Thank you very much.
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Hi, I am still waiting for a reply please. Can I have a quote for one adult and one boy (11yrs). We would like to depart around middle of August 2013. It is possible one more adult will come also, but I need to check the price first. We would like a soft sleeper seat on the train please. Thank you. Nicole
I`d Like to know, if y can get the tour in the day 04(in the train to Lhasa) get the rest of the tour and stay in Katmandu where y´ll going to India. Whats the price in dollars?
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We are four Indonesian, plan to go to Lasa via Chengdu by train on August 2013. Could you guide us how to go there?
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I am wondering about prices for the 12 Day Tibet Train Tour from Beijing to Kathmandu Via Tibet E.B.C. However, I would want to do this trip in reverse (Kathmandu-Beijing). I would be travelling at the end of April 2013. I don't know if it makes a difference on prices, but I would be by myself. Thank you.
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planning to visit Beijing to Tibet by rail and hope to get acclimatize by travelling from one station to another station until i reach Lhasa. Any one can assist me out there. Can I really acclimatize this way.
I am interested in that travel, from Xining, in July or August 2013, and can join a group if any.
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Thanks for your comments. We'd love to help you organize this trip, and we will have several groups during next July and August. Do you mean you plan to enter Lhasa from Xining by train? I will send you more details if you can provide your email address to us!
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Wondering if this trip is available in reverse (Kathmandu - Beijing)? Looking to go probably in September of next year (2013). What approximately is the cost in September/October/November?
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Looking for travel dates beginning around 11/15 or 12/15/2012; also, if trip is available in reverse (Kathmandu-Beijing).
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