Your tour commences in Beijing, a city in Northern China. Beijing, an ancient capital and a bustling modern metropolis is a city of amazing contrasts. In Beijing some incredible historical sites awaits you. On a guided tour, you explore the Forbidden City, the Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven.
Leaving Beijing you embark on a train journey to Lhasa, aboard the world’s highest railway, the Qinghai-Tibet railway. As the train trundles along the high Tibetan plateau, picturesque scenes of Tibetan countryside whiz by. Owing to Tibet’s high altitude the train has been equipped with oxygen-supplying equipments. Oxygen masks are available for those who are prone to altitude sickness.
In the old city of Lhasa, you will be taken on a guided tour to all the city’s major attractions: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka etc. Excursions to important Tibetan cities of Shigatse, Gyantse and Shegar are also included in your itinerary. On reaching Rongbuk, you get to view the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest. As you leave Zangmu and cross the Friendship Bridge you enter Nepal. There is a refreshing change in scenery, as verdant greenery replaces the dry and arid Tibetan landscape.
Day 01Arrive in Beijing and transfer to hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing tour in Beijing.
Day 03Sightseeing in Beijing.
Day 04-05Morning free, evening board Train to Lhasa.
Departure at 20:30 hrs. [48 hrs. journey].
Day 06Arrive in Lhasa [3660m].
Day 07Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 07Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 08Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 09Drive to Gyantse [3950m/261kms].
Day 10Drive to Shigatse [3900m/90kms].
Day 11Drive to Shegar [4050m/244kms].
Day 12Drive to Rongbuk [5000m/68kms].
Day 13Explore Everest base camp and drive to Tingri [4390m/65kms].
Day 14Drive to Kerung [2450m/246kms.].
Day 15Cross Nepal-China border, drive to Kathmandu [1350m/175kms].
Day 16Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath and Patan Durbar square.
Day 17Depart Kathmandu
Includes & Excludes
- Meet, assisted upon arrival at the airport by our office representative.
- Guided sightseeing tour including a visit to the Great Wall in Beijing.
- Lhasa / Beijing train fare (soft sleeper; if unavailable would opt for hard sleeper and refund the difference).
- 3 Star Hotels all the places as per the itinerary in Beijing, Tibet and in Kathmandu and best available en-route with breakfast.
- Transportation by van or as per the group size.
- Sightseeing tours with English speaking local Tibetan guide in Beijing and in Lhasa.
- All entry fees.
- Tibet travel permit and airport transfers.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an English speaking guide and entry fees.
- Transfers Kodari – Kathmandu with necessary vehicle retention.
- Farewell dinner at local restaurant with cultural dance show.
- Tibet / Chinese Visa fee [as above].
- Train fare [as above].
- All personal expenses like telephone calls, tips, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks etc.
- Service which are not mentioned above inclusion part.
- Any meals.
- Evacuation cost, travel insurance.
- Extra cost incurred in or due to unforeseen reasons such as road blockage due to landslide, heavy snowfall, extra night stay mentioned than above etc.
- Personal clothing & equipments.
- Your insurance.
For booking please e-mail us email@example.com or complete the booking form. We try to reserve you "Soft sleeper" class. Usually we can but if we can only get hard sleeper, we refund the difference in price. Here are the details on the difference; don't worry too much about this. The soft sleeper train ticket to Lhasa is in very high demand, and is mostly reserved for Chinese Government officials and their families. Bookings only open a week (or sometime just 3 days) before departure date so it is tricky affair to 100% guarantee soft sleeper beforehand. We do of course have very good contacts and they normally get soft sleeper but if unavailable we get hard sleeper cabin and refund the difference amount. There is no big difference between hard and soft sleeper cabins. Our research staff traveled on both soft and hard sleeper cabins on this train, a few differences we found were... there are 6 beds in hard sleeper and 4 in soft sleeper cabin, soft sleeper has a door and hard sleeper is without, there is LCD television on soft sleeper that plays only Chinese movie (mostly military & martial art movies); the hard sleeper compartment is a little far from dining car. Cushion used in soft sleeper is softer than the "hard" sleeper but the "hard" is comfortable enough for a good sleep. Soft sleeper compartment is with 35 seats and hard sleeper with 60 seats but there is never a problem for washroom, they are plenty available. There are always security people moving between compartments, they insure that there is no disturbance from fellow travelers. All cabins have oxygen supply and big UV blocking window.