12 days Chengdu Tibet train tour

Chengdu
⇀ Leshan
⇀ Chengdu
⇀ Lhasa
⇀ Gyantse
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Mount Everest
⇀ Shigatse
⇀ Lhasa
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China, is famous for its relaxing lifestyle. It was named China’s third most livable city. Start your train trip in Chengdu city and enjoy the amazing scenery along the railway.
Type
Private
Duration
12 days
Theme
Overland, Train travel
Trip code
CTTT-04
Price
From ¥ 10,010 per person
¥ 9,100
you save ¥ 910 (10%)
Chengdu is known for its delicious food and lovely pandas. After eating Chengdu food, most travelers can not forget the abundant flavours any longer, another famous thing in Chengdu is the lovely panda, this is the reason why Chengdu Panda Base is so hot among travelers. Leshan, a Buddhism and scenic spot in Sichuan, is famous for The Giant Stone Buddha, this Buddha is so tall that it gets another name Lingyun Buddha. Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and E.B.C in Tibet are also destinations of this trip, these places are very beautiful, you can find many breathtaking views everywhere, what's more, you will get a chance to admire the momentum of the highest peak Mt. Everest!
Day 01 :
Arrival at Chengdu

Upon arrival at Chengdu airport, to be met and transferred to your hotel in Chengdu. Overnight at Chengdu. B=breakfast

Day 02 :
Chengdu Panda Base & Jinsha Museum (B)

Morning around 07:30-08:00 to be met at your hotel lobby and transferred to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, it takes about half an hour. You will catch pandas' feeding time, they are at their most active, both Adults and Babies. Later then watch the film at Panda Museum to know the panda daily life, Baby getting birth, ect.  Afterwards drive back to downtown for lunch. Afternoon visit Jinsha Site Museum to learn the glorious Chinese culture of the ancient Shu Kingdom. Also you will be arranged to walk around at Jinli ancient streets. In the evening you can choose to watch the culture show - Sichuan Opera, which are very famous for the spitting fire, changing faces and rolling lamp(fee is extra). Overnight at Chengdu.

Day 03 :
Chengdu - Leshan Grand Buddha / Lhasa (B)

Morning around 08:00 to be met and transferred to Leshan, it takes about 2 hours. In Leshan visit the biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. You can also choose to have a boat tour to see Leshan Grand Buddha(fee is on your own). Afternoon drive back to Chengdu, free on your own. In the evening, transfer to Chengdu train station for the train to Lhasa (T22/3, 20:59 - 16:10+2days). O/n the train.

Day 04 :
On the train
Day 05 :
Arrival at Lhasa[3,595m]

Today you will see the beautiful Tibetan plateau with the nomads groups, Kekexili Ntature Reserve, ect. Arrival at Lhasa in the afternoon. Lhasa train station pick 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 [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 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 is wonders of the day. Then 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 / Lhatse / Shegar / Rongbuk Monastery [4,900m] / E.B.C [5,150m], 340KM, 7hour drive (B)

Early morning start driving to Rongphu via Lhatse and Shegar, cross over Gyatsola [5,200m] & Gawu la pass [5,250m], from the top of the Gawu la you will see the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its glorious peaks viz Mt.Makalu [8,463m], Mt.Lotse [8,516m], Mt.Everest [8,844m], Mt.Cho Oyu[8201m] and Mt.Shishapama [8,020m] from Left to right, climbing down through numbers of switchback bends lead to the dry valley of Tashi Zom and then to today's destination - Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet and consist both monks and nuns, it is still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Overnight at local tent guesthouse or Rongbuk Monastery guest house, (dorm bed).

Day 10 :
Rongbuk / Shegar / Shigatse [3,840m], 340KM, 6-7hrs drive

If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. To trek from the Tent guesthouses community to E.B.C,it will take you about 2 hours(6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus. Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 11 :
Shigatse / Lhasa[3,595m], 300KM, 6hour drive(B)

Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 12 :
Lhasa train station / airport dropping off (B)

Mornining dropping off at Lhasa airport or train station, end the tour.

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.
Your selection of 3, 4 or 5 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
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.)
Comfortable and clean 7/8 seats minivan for groups of 5 persons or less; for larger groups minibus and tourist coach are available.
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.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
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

Michel Anderlini
Michel Anderlini
Thu, 05/10/2018

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Michel Anderlini and I will be travelling with 3 other people to China in July/August.

We would like to inquire for a price quote for a guided tour in Tibet, which has to include:
· A flight from Chengdu to Lhasa on August 4th
· 5 nights in Lhasa
· A train ticket from Lhasa to Beijing with departure from Lhasa on August 8th
· We would also like to visit the major attractions in Lhasa and if possible on the outskirts (with Yamdrok Lake)
· The permit to Tibet

Would you be able to help us with a price quote?

We are currently in the process of seeking our visas to China and we would like to inquire if it´s possible to book and pay when the visa gets issued.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Best regards,
Michel Anderlini

Replied by
Victoria Zhu
Victoria Zhu
Fri, 05/11/2018

In reply to by Michel Anderlini (not verified)

Dear Michel,

Thank you for your inquiry! This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding to you and I am more than happy to assist you on your Tibet tour planning. We definitely can make your trip happen to you and arrange internal flight and train tickets to you as well! A detailed tour proposal with quotation has been sent to you by email, please kindly go through it and advise if it meets your needs. With your replies, we can adjust the proposal to meet your needs best!

Wish you a nice day!

Best regards,
Victoria

Vince Tan
Vince Tan
Fri, 01/20/2017

Please send me your departure dates and itinarary in April 2017.

Thank you.

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 01/23/2017

In reply to by Vince Tan (not verified)

Hi Vince,

Thanks for contacting us. I have sent you an email regarding the tour details, along with some advices. Please check and let me know if you have any questions on it.

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you again.

Murphy

Tiong JP
Tiong JP
Sun, 12/06/2015

Hi,
I'm interested with your tour package Chengdu Tibet Train Tour. However, the 12 days tours as listed is a bit too long for us. We only able to have 10 days tour. We'd like to take train from Chengdu to Tibet and visit Lhasa and EBC. Then flight from Lhasa back to Chengdu. Please provide quotation and itinerary as below:
Chengdu - Lhasa - EBC - Lhasa - Chengdu.
Thank you.

Regards,
Tiong JP

Replied by
Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Mon, 12/07/2015

In reply to by Tiong JP (not verified)

Hi Tiong,
Thanks a lot for your inquiry! I have sent an e-mail to you just now, including the adjusted itinerary, please kindly check it and I can send you quotation later.
Best regards
Alice

Jerlene Lau
Jerlene Lau
Wed, 11/25/2015

Hi,

We are planning to visit Tibet in June next year, is this the best time to visit Tibet? The 12-day tour listed in your itinerary is a bit too long for us. We'd like to visit Lhasa & the Everest BC, could you forward me a quotation based on the followings:

Chengdu - Lhasa - Everest BC - Chengdu.

Thank you.

Regards,

Jerlene

Replied by
Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Thu, 11/26/2015

In reply to by Jerlene Lau (not verified)

Hi Jerlene,
Thanks for your inquiry. Yes we can arrange a tour according to your interest. I have just sent an e-mail to you with proposal, please check it and share your information with me. Looking forward to your response.
Best regards
Alice

ling
ling
Mon, 08/24/2015

hi,traveling from cheng du to tibet for 4 person and back with flight,pls tax me the itinerary and cost,tq.

Replied by
Tracy Dong
Tracy Dong
Tue, 08/25/2015

In reply to by ling (not verified)

Dear Ling,
Thank you for your comments, this is Tracy from Windhorse Tour.
I just sent you an email based on your inquiry with detailed itinerary and quotation, please kindly check it and let me know your ideas.
If you have any question, please be free to let me know.
Best regards,
Tracy

Leong
Leong
Wed, 07/08/2015

can you let us know whether the Tibet visa can be arranged by your company and what is the cost for two persons traveling first class coach going to Tibet but wish to fly back from lhasa to Chengdu. We planned to travel this august 2015.

Thank you

nicky
nicky
Wed, 04/29/2015

Hi there,

What is the departure dates and price of this trip for 1 person?

I would like to join a group tour in May. I know usually 30 days is required for the visa but i am trying to reschedule another tour to Tibet that I had booked which was cancelled by the other tour company due to Kathmandu earthquake.

Thank you.

Nicky

Replied by
Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Wed, 04/29/2015

In reply to by nicky (not verified)

Hello Ricky,
Nice to hear from you! Yes, we still organize Tibet tour in May for our clients. I have sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Cheers,
Lycoris

Monica
Monica
Mon, 03/16/2015

Hi, My boyfriend and I would like to do the tour in September. Also, will you be able to help us arrange train or flight back from Lhasa to chengdu? Thanks

Replied by
Tracy Dong
Tracy Dong
Tue, 03/17/2015

In reply to by Monica (not verified)

Dear Monica,
Thank you for your inquiry, we are glad to have this opportunity to organize this trip for you. I have sent you an email with detailed tour information and quotation. Please kindly check it and let me know the question you may have.
I am looking forward to your reply.
Best Regards
Tracy

Alexis
Alexis
Thu, 03/27/2014

Hi,may I check the pricing of your chengdu tibet train tour for 2 person. Will you be able to help us arrange flight back from Lhasa to chengdu? Tks

Replied by
Andy Tsewang
Andy Tsewang
Fri, 03/28/2014

In reply to by Alexis (not verified)

Hi, I have sent you an email today within all the information for your travel needs.
Yes, we can help to arrange the flight back from Lhasa and we don't charge any booking fee.

Anna Luna
Anna Luna
Sun, 02/09/2014

Hope to do this tour in late marzo. Please advice on cost(2 persons).

gorka
gorka
Thu, 11/28/2013

hello I like to trabel to Tibet in January of 2014, maybe from Chengdu to Lhasa by train, then Lhasa Mt Everest BC and cmome back lhasa. Im Alone and I don't mind to share the trip on an group. please if you can give me some for information and details about any Trip i will be so happy and prices. Thank you Kind regards.

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Fri, 11/29/2013

In reply to by gorka (not verified)

Hello Gorka,

Thanks for your comments! I believe you have received my reply via email, including the detailed tour itinerary and quotation. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions on this trip :)

Thank you and regards,

Murphy

Ruth
Ruth
Tue, 11/19/2013

Would likie to do this tour.My husband and I are 57 and 67.Is the height a problem? Can you send me the price? Thanks

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Fri, 11/29/2013

In reply to by Ruth (not verified)

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for contacting us, I believe you've already got my email about your inquiry. Regarding your concern, we have helped lots of senior travelers to visit Tibet, but I don't know your health condition so I highly suggest you consult your doctor to get the professional advice. 

Hope that sounds make sense to you and I'm looking forward to hearing from you again. 

Cheers,

Murphy

Jeny Lin
Jeny Lin
Sun, 09/01/2013

Want to joint CTTT-04 tour next year. How much the tour price? We are 2 persons and want to joint in tour group. When is the best month to go Tibet? We plan to go on september 2014.

Replied by
Helen Wang
Helen Wang
Tue, 09/03/2013

In reply to by Jeny Lin (not verified)

Hi Jeny, I have sent you an email regarding the tour details, please check and let me know if you have any questions on the tour. Helen

simon koh
simon koh
Fri, 02/01/2013

Hope to do this tour in late November. Please advice on cost(2 persons).

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 02/04/2013

In reply to by simon koh (not verified)

Hi Simon,

 

Thanks for your inquiry, we're more than happy to help you organize this trip. I've sent you an email with detailed tour proposal and quotation, please check it and I'm looking forward to hearing your comments!

 

Best Regards,

 

Murphy