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Small-Group 6-Night Lhasa to Everest Tour: Train from Xining

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

    Your tour starts from the Xining Railway Station. 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. Overnight on the train.

    Day 2: 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 Lhasa 3-star Hotel.

    Day 3: Lhasa - Shigatse (B)

    You will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m), and will get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. The stop to visit Karuola Glacier. The tour moves on to Gyantse where we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After driving 1.5 hours, you will arrive in Shigatse where you'll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Overnight in Shigatse 3-star hotel.

    Day 4: Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (B)

    You'll leave Shigatse after getting your alien's travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery, but on the way there, you will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. From that pass, you can view all of the five highest peaks in the world. Overnight in the tent at EBC or Rongbuk Monastery guestroom.

    Day 5: Everest Base Camp Return to Shigatse

    In the morning, you can see the sunrise appear on the top of Mt Everest at the tent area of EBC, and have a full view of the magnificent Mount which stands like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. After that drive back to Shigatse 3-star hotel. 

    Day 6: Shigatse to Lhasa (B)

    You will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours. Stay overnight Lhasa 3-star hotel.

    Day 7: Departure from Lhasa (B)

    After eating breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station or the airport if you need.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Xining Railway Station
    7 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 Alien's Travel Permit
    • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
    • Local Tibetan private guide
    • 4 nights of accommodation at a 3-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.), one night in the tent at EBC
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Pickup and drop-off from the train station or airport
    • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
    • Liability travel insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Handy Tibet Tourism Map
    • Winter care(from Nov.15 to Feb.15): Electric blanket to keep warm at Rongpuk Guest House
    • Train ticket (soft or hard sleeper) from Xining to Lhasa
    • Single-supplement if you are a single traveller
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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. We 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 Xining Train Station, please present your Tibet travel permit, train ticket, passport, and Chinese visa to the conductor.
    • Once train ticket from Xining 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    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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    Overall the ride is ok. couldn't really get good night's sleep for me tho. train is a bit rocky at times,esp at night. and not completely quiet. scene and views from the train are good. guess it does help to acclimatize too. i felt ok when inrrached lhasa after 25hr journey. I
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