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TTCS: 9-Day Kathmandu-Lhasa-Beijing Tour by train
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned,
Tour Highlights:
    • Marvel at two incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Potala Place and Jokhang Temple
    • Witness the wonderful monk debating at Sera Monastery
    • Visit the picturesque lake - Yamdrok Lake (One of the three holy lakes in Lhasa
    • Pass the Nepal-China boarder, reach the beautiful town- Gyirong Town
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  Day 1 Kathmandu-Gyirong(8 hours driving,155km) Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu.
  

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Gyirong) by private vehicle. After finishing immigration formalities both Nepal & China side, you will continue up the steep, winding mountain road to Gyirong.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Accommodation: Gyirong Economic Hotel (Twin sharing)

  Day 2 Gyirong to Lhatse(380km, 8 hours) Milarepa cave. (B)
  

Our next destination is Lhatse. we will visit Milarepa cave on the way. This cave-monastery is the site of the celebrated philosopher's meditation, and is located only 10 minutes (on foot) from the road. The trip continues across the Tibetan plateau with spectacular mountain views from Lablung-La pass (5050m). Passing through the old town of Tingri, it is possible to see Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhatse Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Milarepa cave
Milarepa cave
  Day 3 Lhatse-Sakya Monastery-Shigatse(2400km,5 hours driving) Sakya Monastery,Tashilhunpo Monastery. (B)
  

We set off for Shigatse in the morning,On the way,we make a detour to Sakya to visit Sakya Monastery,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.Sakya situated just 25 km off the Friendship Highway.

Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet. The famous Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, which is home to the official throne of Panchen Lama.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Shigatse Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
  Day 4 Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse(375km,7 hours driving) Yamdro-tso Lake, Kubum monastery. (B)
  

The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery. In late afternoon of today, we arrive in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
  Day 5 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor street. (B)
  

Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha. Made of precious metal.

Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand buddhas, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit.

The circular pilgrim route around Jokhang temple is called barkhor and later flourished, forming the embryo of the city. The barkhor market itself is the most active in all tibet,and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
  Day 6 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery. (B)
  

Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government centre during fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during fifth dalai lama. By the time you can also vist the Nechung monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet.

In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Overnight at Lhasa (Notice, the sequence of sightseeing of first two days may be adjusted according to the reservation of visiting Potala Palace).

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: Lhasa Economic / Comfortable Standard Hotel (Twin sharing)

Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery
  Day 7-9 Lhasa to Beijing or to Shanghai(45 hours train ride) Drive to the train station. (B)
  

Board the Tibet Train from Lhasa on the morning of Day09 to Beijing and arrive in Beijing on the late afternoon of Day11. The wonderful window excursion along Qinghai-Tibet Railway of land of snows, desert, grassland, ice mountain, lakes will travel together with you to Beijing. (Xian is an famous cultural city between Lhasa and Beijing,if you plan to visit Xian between Tibet and Beijing,we can arrange connection train Lhasa-Xian & Xian-Beijing as well as 1 or 2 days tour in Xian city).

Meals: Breakfast Provided by the hotel

Accommodation: On the train

B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Price Includes.
    • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass
    • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
    • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
    • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
    • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by the hotel
    • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
    • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
    • Single room supplement
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