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Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour: Train from Beijing

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Take a train to Lhasa from Beijing

    Your tour starts from the Beijing West Station. You need hold your passport and Tibet Travel Permit to ticket window where you will pick you up your train ticket. When entering the station, you need to present to the conductor your passport, China Visa, Tibet Travel Permit and train ticket. Then start to enjoy the memorable trip. The train departs at 20:00. (The train might depart from Beijing in the afternoon if transfer train ticket is purchased.)

    Notes: Travel date from Apr.1 to Oct.10, clients need accept that tour operator will buy transfer train tickets: Beijing - Xining ticket and then Xining - Lhasa ticket because direct train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa is impossible to buy during this period. 

    Overnight on the train.

    Day 2: On the Train to Lhasa

    Today, on the first full-day, you will pass through two important provincial capitals in northwest China: Lanzhou and Xining. Traveling along on the train, you will be able to enjoy the incredible scenery of the countries in Northwest China.

    Overnight on the train.

    Day 3: Lhasa Arrival

    Today, you will witness the most beautiful scenic view on the Qinghai Tibet Train. After arrival, your tour guide will meet you at the train station in Lhasa.

    Overnight at Gang-gyan Hotel (4 star)

    Day 4: Lhasa (B,D)

    After having breakfast, your guide will drive you to visit the splendid Potala Palace: the cardinal landmark in Lhasa. You will have a whole morning to explore the world-level architectural work: the White Palace, the Red Palace, the corridors, stairs and countless lama’s dormitory. Then, continuing to browse the Jokhang Temple, which is another UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, you will go to the Bakhor street next to the temple, it is filled with pilgrims and street vendors, they usually sell the traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels, jewelry and more.

    Overnight at Gang-gyan Hotel (4 star)

    Day 5: Lhasa (B)

    You will visit two great monasteries of central Tibet: the Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The Drepung Monatery was the central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built the Potala Palace to replace it. If you visit at the right time, you can also get a chance to watch the monks debate the Buddhist scriptures at Sera Monastery.

    Overnight at Gang-gyan Hotel (4 star)

    Day 6: Departure from Lhasa (B)

    After eating breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station or the airport if you need.

    Recommended: tourists can add other trips on this tour: 

    1) 4-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour

    2) 2-Day Lhasa to Lake Namtso Tour

    3) 2-Day Lhasa to Shigatse Tour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beijing West Station
    Departure Time
    Depart from Beijing West Train Station. Please make sure you arrive at Beijing West Train Station in advance to have enough time to pick up the train ticket and board the train.
    Direct train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa: at 8:00pm
    Transfer train ticket from Beijing to Xining and then Xining to Lhasa: 1:05pm or 4:03pm or 8:00pm
    6 days
    Return Details
    See off to airport from hotel: 06:30 am; 08:30 am; 12:30 pm.
    See off to train station: varied depending on customers' departure time.
    • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
    • 3 nights accommodation in 4-star standard 2-beds hotel shared with another traveler (If you are a single traveller, you may pay for the single supplement to enjoy 1-bed hotel.
    • Local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Pickup and drop-off in Lhasa
    • Liability travel insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Train ticket (soft or hard sleeper) from Beijing to Lhasa
    • Single Supplement if you are a single traveler
    • China visa fees (please make sure you have China L Visa before you reserve this group tour or other types of China Visa with relative certificate.
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch and dinner
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
    • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter Tibet with a Tibet travel permit. Your local tour operator will help you apply for a Tibet permit (usually need at least 12 days), but be sure you have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months.
    • A copy of your Tibet travel permit will be sent to you in advance. When entering into Beijing West Train Station, please present your Tibet travel permit, train ticket, passport, and Chinese visa to the conductor.
    • Once train ticket from Beijing to Lhasa is booked, it can not be canceled by tour supplier. If customers cancel the tour after train ticket has been booked, they will be charged the cost of train ticket.
    • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
    • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
    • In June, July, or August, the hard or soft sleeper train tickets are difficult to purchase, tour supplier will recommend some transfer trains for choosing. Both sides will choose the better one.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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