Train to Tibet

Yumbulang Palace, Yarlung Valley
Yumbulang Palace, Yarlung Valley
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £4,395 per person sharing for departures in June.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 16 nights' accommodation
    • Breakfast daily and 3 Lunches
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures between March and November.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Starting in northern China, this tour encompasses the cultural icons of Beijing and Xian, providing the opportunity to walk along two remote sections of the Great Wall. Continue to Xining and board the train to Lhasa, a spectacular 24 hour journey over the deserted Tibetan Plateau, on which you pass high altitude lakes, jagged Himalayan peaks and nomadic settlements.  Opened in 2006 the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest in the world, much of it built on permafrost, reaching 5072m above sea level at the Tanggula Pass. After some time to acclimatise to the altitude and marvel at the cultural gems of Lhasa, travel through provincial Tibet to explore ancient ruins, influential monasteries, glacial lakes and rural towns. The trip finishes in Chengdu for a chance to visit the Giant Pandas research base, and wander the lively streets of Sichuan’s capital city.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Beijing: with British Airways.
  • 2
  • Beijing: arrive and check in. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 3
  • Beijing: full day tour of Beijing.
  • 4
  • Beijing: trek to the Great Wall of China from Erchu to Jinshanling Pass.
  • 5
  • Beijing - Xi'an: morning tour to the Summer Palace. Fly to Xian for a 2 night stay.
  • 6
  • Xian: guided tour to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses. Afternoon Xian city tour.
  • 7
  • Xi'an - Lhasa: fly to Xining. Take an overnight train to Lhasa.
  • 8
  • Lhasa: arrive in Lhasa late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for a 3 night stay.
  • 9
  • Lhasa: full day guided tour to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market.
  • 10
  • Lhasa: full day guided tour to Norbulingka, Drepung and Sera Monasteries.
  • 11
  • Lhasa - Tsetang: transfer to Tsetang. Guided tour of Samye Monastery.
  • 12
  • Tsetang: trekking in the Yarlung Valley.
  • 13
  • Tsetang - Gyantse: transfer to Gyantse for a 2 night stay.
  • 14
  • Gyantse: morning tour of Gyantse. Afternoon hike to the Rabse Nunnery.
  • 15
  • Gyantse - Shigatse: transfer to Shigatse. Afternoon tour of Tashilhunpo.
  • 16
  • Shigatse - Chengdu: fly to Chengdu for a 2 night stay.
  • 17
  • Chengdu: morning visit to Chengdu’s Giant Panda Research Centre. Afternoon guided tour of Wuhou Temple & Jinli Street.
  • 18
  • Chengdu - London Heathrow: with British Airways.
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