12 days Tibet train tour from Beijing to Kathmandu via Everest

Beijing
⇀ Lhasa
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Sakya
⇀ Mount Everest
⇀ Zhangmu
⇀ Kathmandu
Tibet is a very important place for travel-lovers. There are many sacred sites in Tibet, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery. This train tour providing you more time to experience the Tibetan culture and enjoy the stunning scenery in Tibet.
Type
Private
Duration
12 days
Theme
Overland
Trip code
CTTT-02
Price
From ¥ 11,000 per person
¥ 10,000
you save ¥ 1,000 (10%)
Beijing is a very big city in Asia and it attracts many travelers for its amazing spots. Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world, the Summer Palace is an specially important historical remains of China, also, in Beijing you can visit the most beautiful section of the Great Wall. Beijing is a place for travelers to learn more about China and its culture. Tibet, another destination of this trip, is also a world famous place for its scenic views and unique culture. Tibet is located in western China, the nature environment keeps well and you can find many breathtaking places there, maybe some of them even have not been discovered and have no name! As the base of Buddhism in China, Tibet has many famous temples and monasteries, Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery are just examples. Most Tibetans believe in Buddhism, they think people should be kind to everything, that is the also the reason why Tibetans are so friendly to their guests.
Day 01 :
Arrival in Beijing

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.

Day 02 :
Beijing (B)

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 to be missed. In the evening enjoy the cultural show - Kongfu show or Peking Opera after dinner. Overnight at Beijing.

Day 03 :
Beijing (B)

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 train station for the train to Lhasa (T27, 21:30 - 18:38+2days).

Day 04 :
On the train

Enjoy the scenery as you travel closer to tibet on the highest railway in the world.

Day 05 :
Arrival at Lhasa [3595m]

Today you will see the beautiful Tibetan plateau with the nomads groups, Kekexili Ntature Reserve, ect. Arrival at Lhasa around 18:30, Lhasa train station picking up and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 06 :
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple (B) - Walking tour is arranged today

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 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 entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 07 :
Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung monastery, Sera monastery & Norbulingka summer palace (B)

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.

Day 08 :
Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4441m] / Gyantse [3980m] / Shigatse [3840m], 360KM, 7hrs (B)

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.

Day 09 :
Shigatse / Sakya [4280m] / Lhatse [3950m], 200KM, 4hrs (B)

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 colour. Hike around the monastery northern ruins and drive back to Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse.

Day 10 :
Lhatse / New Tinggri [Shegar,4250m] / Rongbuk Monastery [4900m] / E.B.C [5150m], 190KM, 4hrs (B)

Early morning start driving to Rongbuk via Shegar, cross over Gyatsola Pass [5200m] and Gawu la pass [5,200m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spetacular 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 both monks and nuns, it is also a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon trek from local tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it is only 6km and takes about 2 hours. Or you can take the dedicated minibus (25rmb/per person, round-trip). Overnight at distinguish featured local tent guesthouse.

Day 11 :
Rongbuk / Old Tingri [4250m] / Zhangmu [2250m] 280KM, 6-7hrs;

Morning after see the sunrise at E.B.C, start driving to Zhangmu via Old Tingri & Nyalam, crossing Thongla [5300m] pass, savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma [8,020m], Cho Oyu [8201m], Menlungtse and Gauri, the road driving over the pass of Tongla is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks and it is like a road to the sky. Overnight at Zhangmu.

Day 12 :
Zhangmu / Kodari (Nepal Boarder) / Kathmandu, 122km, 5hrs (B)

After breakfast, your Tibetan guide will help you clear the customs, say your farewells to the guide and driver at Friendship Bridge. Our Nepalese guide will pick you up there, after you check in at Nepali Immigration office, then drive about 5 hours to Kathmandu city, enjoy the scenery of great white waters along the way. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, end the trip.

Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
Please contact one of our Tour Advisors to get a custom quotation made to your requirements.
All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
Where possible 3 star hotels will always be provided, if the city or town does not have then the local guest house or monastery guest house will be provided (i.e. tent / dormitory bed, no private bathroom etc.)
Lodging at E.B.C. will be at either Rongbuk Monastery's Guest House or E.B.C Tent Guest House (dormitory bed with semi-private bathroom)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
Comfortable and clean 7/8 seats minivan for groups of 5 persons or less; for larger groups minibus and tourist coach are available.
Nepal border pick up and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Train sleeper cabin either hard or soft-sleepers based on your selection to Lhasa.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Nepal visa (you can get upon arrival at Kodari, USD 25 for a 15 day tourist visa)
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Hotel in Kathmandu.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Sightseeing bus ticket at Everest Base Camp (E.B.C.) - 25 RMB per person. If you prefer you can hike up.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.

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Comments

kathleen Nolan
kathleen Nolan
Fri, 01/12/2018

Hello, This trip looks great. What is the pricing and dates? Also what is the single supplement?
'Thank you!

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 01/15/2018

In reply to by kathleen Nolan (not verified)

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for contacting us. This is Murphy from WindhorseTour.
I've just sent you an email with some suggestions and tour details, please have a look and let me know if you have any further questions on it.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Cheers,
Murphy

Vaduva Iosif
Vaduva Iosif
Mon, 02/13/2017

Hi!
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?

Gail Monk
Gail Monk
Fri, 12/09/2016

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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Anita Fan
Mon, 12/12/2016

In reply to by Gail Monk (not verified)

Hi Gail,

Thanks for your comment. This is Anita from WindhorseTour.
I have just sent you an email with all details, please go through it kindly let me know if you have any further comments on it.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Anita

Amanda Robertson
Amanda Robertson
Wed, 07/27/2016

Looking for a price for this trip in nov, thanks

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Yuki Yi
Wed, 07/27/2016

In reply to by Amanda Robertson (not verified)

Hello Amanda,

Thanks for your comments. I have sent you a detailed email with tour itinerary & quotation, please check the information and kindly let me know for any comments or thoughts on it.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best Regards,
Yuki

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Anita Fan
Mon, 07/23/2018

In reply to by imran (not verified)

Hello Imran,

Thank you for your inquiry. This is Anita from WindhorseTour.
Could you kindly advise when you prefer to travel? So I can work out the itinerary and quotation details for you accordingly.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,
Anita

Riza Erfandia Nidaurrizki
Riza Erfandia Nidaurrizki
Tue, 07/05/2016

I'm from indonesia

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Anita Fan
Tue, 07/05/2016

In reply to by Riza Erfandia … (not verified)

Dear Riza,

Thanks for your comment! This is Anita from WindhorseTour.

I just send you an email with all details. Could you please advise when would you like to get the trip started, then I shall send you a quotation?

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,
Anita

Ian Hand
Ian Hand
Thu, 10/22/2015

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.
Thanks

Ian Hand

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Fri, 10/23/2015

In reply to by Ian Hand (not verified)

Hello Ian,
Glad to hear from you! Yes, we can certainly arrange a Tibet tour as you required. Regarding that you are traveling alone, I highly suggest you to join one of our group tours to save some cost. I have just sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Cheers,
Lycoris

Luis
Luis
Wed, 09/16/2015

Por favor, envíenme precio de este viaje.
Gracias

Jan aungabsee
Jan aungabsee
Tue, 04/28/2015

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.

Thanks

peter c
peter c
Fri, 12/26/2014

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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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Mon, 12/29/2014

In reply to by peter c (not verified)

Hi Peter,
Thanks for contacting us! Yes, we can certainly arrange a tour for you as you required. I've just sent you an email with some suggestions and details about this tour. Please check it and let me know your opinions.
Will look forward to hearing from you again soon:)
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Ronald
Ronald
Fri, 08/23/2013

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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Helen Wang
Helen Wang
Mon, 08/26/2013

In reply to by Ronald (not verified)

Hi Ronald,

Thanks for your inquiry. Please let me know when you want to have this trip and preferred accommodation, so that I can work out a quotation for you. I also sent you one email for further questions if you prefer to have a private tour. Look forward to hearing from you soon so that I can provide further assistance. Helen

 Dr arun ray
Dr arun ray
Tue, 05/28/2013

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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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Tue, 05/28/2013

In reply to by Dr arun ray (not verified)

Hi Arun,

Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email with some suggestions and details about this tour. Please check it and let me know your opinions. 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you again!

Kind Regards,

Murphy

 

 

stacey
stacey
Thu, 05/23/2013

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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Helen Wang
Helen Wang
Fri, 05/24/2013

In reply to by stacey (not verified)

Hi Stacey,

Thanks for your inquiry! I just sent you one email regarding this 12 day tour itinerary and quotation, please go through the email and let me know if you have any questions on the tour.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards
Helen

Nicole
Nicole
Mon, 02/11/2013

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

Eduardo Vergara
Eduardo Vergara
Tue, 01/22/2013

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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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Fri, 01/25/2013

In reply to by Eduardo Vergara (not verified)

Dear Eduardo,

 

Thanks for contacting us. Of course we can adjust the tour itinerary according to your requirements and travel schedule. I just sent you an email with few questions that about your travel plan, please check it and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Regards,

 

Murphy

Lis
Lis
Mon, 01/14/2013

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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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Wed, 01/16/2013

In reply to by Lis (not verified)

Hi,

 

Thanks for your comments, and we'd love to help you plan this trip! 

 

I just sent you an email with some advices, please check it and let me know if you have any questions on it!

 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you :)

 

Kind Regards,

 

Murphy

Lisa
Lisa
Mon, 01/14/2013

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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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Wed, 01/16/2013

In reply to by Lisa (not verified)

Hi Lisa,

 

Thanks for contacting us. We'd love to help you plan this overland trip, and I just sent you an email with some advice for your further reference. Please check it and let me know how do you think!

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Regards,

 

Murphy

Lum fook heng
Lum fook heng
Tue, 12/11/2012

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.

Al
Al
Sat, 10/27/2012

I am interested in that travel, from Xining, in July or August 2013, and can join a group if any.

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MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 10/29/2012

In reply to by Al (not verified)

Hi Al,

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!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards,

Murphy 

MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Fri, 09/14/2012

Hi Caitlin,

Thank you very much for your comment. I just sent you an email with some details about this tour for your reference. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any question on it and I'm looking forward to hearing from you :)

Regards,

Murphy

Caitlin
Caitlin
Thu, 09/13/2012

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?
Thanks!

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Fri, 09/14/2012

In reply to by Caitlin (not verified)

Hi Caitlin,

Thank you very much for your comment.

I just sent you an email with some details about this tour for your reference.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any question on it and I'm looking forward to hearing from you :)

Regards,

Murphy

Lawrence Dack
Lawrence Dack
Tue, 08/28/2012

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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