Day01: Arrive to ChengDu (depends on itinerary & timing, connects to Lhasa Tibet)
Airport pickup and transfer to city for some sight-seeing in mini-van (depends on time available).
In the evening, we will send you to ChengDu train station for your departure to Tibet (train departs
2059hrs). Tibet train tickets are included in our tours (hard-sleepers; with soft-sleepers upon request; tickets availability & may be subjected to price top-up )
(Overnight on train)
Day02: QingHai-Tibet train
En-route to Tibet on train (44hrs). Enjoy the scenery of the QingHai-Tibetan plateau (Overnight on train)
Day03: Arrive Lhasa Tibet
You should enter the QingHai plateau. Please use the above altitude map as a guide to your
location along the route. After almost 48hrs on the train, you will arrive in Tibet. We will welcome you at train station &
transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner in Lhasa
Day04: Lhasa – acclimatisation
Acclimatise to 3650m. you can do short walks around Barkor square and Jokhang Palace
Day05: Lhasa – acclimatisation
Visit to Potala Palace and Jokhang Palace. Check out Bharkor Square
(hotel)Day06: Lhasa / Gyantse (drive 259km)
Enjoy the scenery of Tibet en-route and visit Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
After lunch, continue drive to Gyantse to see Old Fort ruins and Palchoi Monastery
Day07: Gyantse / Lhatse (drive 244km)
After breakfast, drive to Shigatse to visit Tashilungpo monastery (seat of Panchen Lama)
we will rest for the night in Lhatse to prepare for the drive into Everest base camp
Day08: Lhatse / Mount Everest Base Camp (drive 203km)
drive to Rongbuk monastery at 5100m. Do enjoy the awesome view of Mount Everest. From
Rongbuk Monastery, take a horse-cart up to the base camp. Do not forget the sunset!
(Overnight in Everest base camp tents)
Day09: Mount Everest Base Camp / Shigatse (drive 353km)
Wake up to view the sunlight shinning on the top of the world’s highest peak.
Everest base camp/Rongbuk drive to Shigatse
Day10: Shigatse / Lhasa (drive 270km)
Day11: Lhasa / Namtso Lake / Lhasa
Drive up 230km north to see Namtso Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the world at 4718m
You have time to complete a 1-round hike around the island and take on the steps to the top of the hill after lunch before driving back to Lhasa
Day12: Lhasa / ChengDu
Airport send-off for your flight back to ChengDu
End of your QingHai-Tibet Rail Adventure. Home Sweet Home!
Note: The above is a suggested itinerary. For customised itinerary (such as shorten to 8-10days; exclude Mount Everest; or include other routes to LingZhi, BoMi or Basum Lake) OR other extension, please contact us for a discussion.