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Tour description

Tibet Train Tour

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QingHai-Tibet (QingZang) route, Highway 109, is one of the 5 main roads into Tibet. QingZang route stretches some 1160km, with an average altitude of 4500m, making it the longest and highest paved road on the world. In this Tibet train tour & travel, you will get on the famous QingZang Tibet Train/Rail, cutting through major mountain passes of the KunLun mountain, Tanghla mountain (which divides the Qinghai-Tibet border), Nyenchen Tanglha mountain, the salt-rich Qaidam Basin (one of the largest inland basin in China), the vast steppes of KeKeXiLi nature reserve, and the prairie of Wutang grassland. In addition, other highlights include the source of the Yangtze river, sunset at ChuMaEr river and Namtso lake.We also organise customised tours to other parts of Tibet such as Mount Kailash, western Tibet Ngari (A-Li), KeKeXiLi and the North loop.


Please contact us for more information on Tibet travel permit applicationTibet train schedulesas well as other Tibet customised tours & travel.


QingHai-Tibet Rail Tour
KunLun and TangGuLa Mountain Ranges
Namtso Lake 4718m
Potala Palace, Jokhang, Barkor Square, Tashilungpo and Palchoi monasteries
Mount Everest Base Camp 5200m


Cost Includes:
01) 1x soft-sleeper cabin train from ChengDu to Lhasa (& service fees;  with hard-sleeper as back-up)
02) 1x Lhasa-ChengDu domestic flight
03) 1x welcome dinner in Lhasa popular restaurant
04) private vehicle (to Shigatse, Mount Everest basecamp, Gyantse, Namtso & Yamdro-tso Lake)
05) train stations & airport pick-ups/send-offs (ChengDu & Lhasa)
06) All accommodations in ChengDu, Lhasa, Gyamtse, Lhatse (hotels with shower, twin-share) & Rongbuk
07) Tibet Entry Permit & Foreigners permit
08) Entrance fees to Potala Palace, Tashilungpo, Palchoi monastery, Namtso & Yamdro lakes, Rongbuk

Newsflash ! Tibet has re-opened to travelers & also minimum no. of 2-person in a group (same nationality)


ChengDu to Lhasa Train No. T22  (est. 44hrs)
Odd Days in Jan/Apr/May/Aug/Nov/Dec;
Even Days in Feb/Mar/Jun/Jul/Sep/Oct

BeiJing to Lhasa  Train No. T27  (est. 44hrs)

Detailed itinerary

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.


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