Train To Tibet Tour

14 Days

Land Only Price from £2,699
Single supplement from £399

On this exciting overland journey you will discover some of Tibet’s remote landscapes and experience a thrilling journey aboard the highest train in the world. The rail route from Beijing to Lhasa, at 2,500 miles in length, is an epic journey, traversing astonishing landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. After visiting Lhasa, continue overland towards Gyantse, Shigatse and visiting Everest Base camp, before crossing the border into Nepal and finishing this remarkable journey in Kathmandu.

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2018 – 19

Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay.

Day 2 Beijing city tour (BLD)
In the morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven, this will be followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square, the biggest square in the world. Finally, there will be a visit to the Forbidden City which served as the grand imperial palace for centuries.

Day 3 The Great Wall (BLD)
Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a post along the wall offering breathtaking views in a less crowded atmosphere. Mutianyu was built in the mid-6th century and its rich history can be observed in its unique construction.

Day 4 Train from Beijing to Lhasa (B)
Visit the Summer Palace, with a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake. Stop for photos at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube. Visit the Hutongs, where you can have a personal insight into the everyday life of traditional Beijing citizens. Transfer to the station to board the train for the pioneering and exciting rail journey to Lhasa.

Day 5 Aboard the train
Enjoy a day aboard the train, travelling along the highest railway line in the world, admiring magnificent landscapes of mountain peaks, ice rivers, glaciers and desert. Accommodation on board is based on sharing 4-berth soft sleeper compartments, no meals are included on board.

Day 6 Arrive Lhasa
Arrive Lhasa at midday where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 7 Potala Palace (BLD)
Visit the 13-story Potala Palace, winter home of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This will be followed by a visit to the 1,300 years old Jokhang Temple and the maze-like Barkhor Market in the spiritual heart of the city.

Day 8 Norbulingka Palace (BLD)
Visit Norbulingka Palace, built in 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Sera Monastery, one of the ‘great three’ Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Day 9 Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse (BLD)
Morning drive to Palcho Monastery in Gyantse. Continue towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, an extremely important monastery historically and culturally, it was founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Continue to your accommodation for overnight.

Day 10 Everest Base camp (BLD)
Drive from Shigatse to Everest Base camp where you will enjoy an excursion at the base of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,035 ft. (Travel time approx 8 hours). Transfer to your accommodation for overnight.

Day 11 Kye Rong (BLD)
Drive towards the Kye Rong border point for overnight. (Travel time approx 7 hours).

Day 12 Border crossing, Kathmandu (BLD)
Drive to the border crossing with Nepal where you will be met and transferred overland to your accommodation in
Kathmandu. (Travel time approx 6-8 hours). Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.

Day 13 Kathmandu (BLD)
Today you will enjoy a tour of this intriguing city, visiting the temple of Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur. Continue to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Day 14 Depart Kathmandu (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Your Accommodation
Beijing: Guangxi Hotel
Beijing –>Lhasa: Train soft sleeper 4 berth compartment
Lhasa: Gang Jian Hotel
Shigatse: Tashi Choeta Hotel
Base Camp: Rongbu Monastery Guesthouse
Kathmandu: Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu Hotel


Beijing: Guangxi Hotel


Beijing –> Lhasa Train


Lhasa: Gang Jian Hotel


Shigatse: Tashi Choeta Hotel

Rongbu Monastery Guesthouse
Base Camp: Rongbu Monastery Guesthouse

Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu Hotel
Kathmandu: Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu Hotel

Tour Name: Train to Tibet Tour
Duration:
 14 Day

Land Only from £2,699, single supplement £399

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Beijing/Lhasa train in soft sleeper 4 berth compartment
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share
  • Transfer and transportation
  • Tours
  • Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance

International flights can be arranged, further details and prices on request.