1. Special entry permit to visit Tibet;
2. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
3. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
4. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
5. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified, including the train tickets;
6. Accommodations: hotels/cruises/Train based on double/single occupancy as specified;
7. Government taxes & fees;
8. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city;
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.
Xining – Xingding’an Hotel or similar
Lhasa – Lhasa Hotel or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Fly to Xining, a peaceful city in Central China, which is known for Xining Dongguan Grand Mosque.
Upon arrival at Xining, the guide will meet you at the airport and then transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this city.
In the morning, visit Qinghai Lake, the largest inland salt water lake in China. Appreciate the vastness of the lake and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. After lunch, transfer to railway station to board the overnight train on the world’s highest railway to Lhasa. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the trip.
Enjoy your ride with changing views along the way through the train’s window. Upon arrival at Lhasa in the late afternoon, the guide will meet you at railway station. Transfer to hotel and have a good rest to adapt the high altitude.
You’ll visit the famous Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, and Sara Monastery today. Norbulingka is the summer palace of Dalai Lama, founded by the 7th Dalai Lama. Tibetan Museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colorful tangkas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. Sera Monastery, situated about 5km north of Lhasa, is a complex of 4 structures where travelers can appreciate the “famous daily debates”.
Built in the 17th century, the Potala Palace contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and about 200,000 statues, it is the largest lamasery in the world. The 13 story building measures 1300 feet east west and 1150 feet north-south, with sloping stone walls averaging 10 feet thick, and 16 feet thick at the base, and with copper poured into the foundations to help proof it against earthquakes, it took 7,000 workers and 1,500 artists and craftsmen more than 50 years to build the adjoining White and Red Palaces. Walking along Barkhor Bazaar, you can experience the Tibetan culture and buy colorful ethnic handicrafts, visit Jokhang Temple after then. Enjoy a memorable Tibetan Dinner and show tonight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board your flight for next destination. Your amazing pilgrim tour ends.
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