10-Day Beijing-Nepal Train Tour
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10-Day Beijing-Nepal Train Tour

10-Day Beijing-Nepal Train Tour

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Duration: 10 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Trandruk Monastery , Yamdrok Lake , Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon , Namtso Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Beijing – Lhasa (Qinghai-Tibet Railway)

    The whole trip is 3753 km and it will take about 44 hours from Beijing to Lhasa by train T27.

    Accommodation:On the TrainMeals:None
  • Day 2:On the train

    You can enjoy the natural landscape of northeast China and adapt yourself to the high altitude gradually.

    Accommodation:On the TrainMeals:None
  • Day 3:Arrive in Lhasa (30 km)

    We will arrive in Lhasa around 16:00. Our local guide will greet you at the railway station and present you a Hada (presenting Hada is a special ceremony of Tibetan for greeting their guests). Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which is 3658 meters above the sea level. You could take a rest and adapt yourself to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None
  • Day 4:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will visit the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the reign of Songtsen Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 5:Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery – Norbu Lingka

    We will make a visit to Drepung Monastery in the morning. Drepung Monastery is one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect (a branch of Tibetan Buddhism). It is the largest monastery in the world. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery at its heyday.

    We will tour to Sera Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. It is noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera Monastery was constructed by one of the most famous disciples of Master Tsongkhapa in 1419. Then we will visit Tibet Museum. Then we will make a visit to Norbu Lingka – the Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas. It was constructed in 1740s and covers an area of 0.36 square meters after more than 200 years expansion. It is the largest artificial garden in Tibet with beautiful landscapes and rich historical relics.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 6: Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse (360 km)

    We will leave Lhasa for Yamdrok Lake through Gambarak Mountain Pass (4780 meters above the sea level) after breakfast. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It covers an area of 638 square kilometers with an altitude of 4441 meters. The landscapes of mountains and lakes here tops in southern Tibet. Then we will set out for Shigatse, via Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse on the way to Shigatse, which is the biggest city in Tsang.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 7:Shigatse – Sakya Monastery – Xegar (300 km)

    We will make a visit to Sakya Monastery on our way to Xegar in the morning. Sakya Monastery is the main monastery of Sakya Sect with a history of more than 900 years. It collected rich historical and cultural relics, among which the Buddhism scriptures are most noted.

    Accommodation:XegarMeals:B
  • Day 8:Xegar – Mt. Everest Camp – Xegar (200 km)

    We will drive to Mt. Everest Camp after breakfast. We will make a visit to Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery above the sea level. Rongbuk Monastery is a special monastery belongs to Nyingma Sect. Both the monks and nuns live in the monastery. It is 5100 meters above the sea level and is only about 20 kilometers away from the top of Mt. Everest. It is the best place to appreciate the landscape of Mt. Everest. Then we will back to Xegar along the same route.

    Accommodation:Xegar Meals:B
  • Day 9:Xegar – Zham (240 km)

    We will drive to Zham Port along the international road of China and Nepal. Zham is located on the boundary of China and Nepal with an altitude of 2000 meters. It is an important trade port, which is only 120 kilometers away from Kathmandu – capital of Nepal. We will help you to deal with the customs formalities.

    Accommodation:ZhamMeals:B
  • Day 10:Leave Tibet

    Tourists could leave Tibet for Kathmandu through the national boundary – the Friendship Bridge between China and Nepal. For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Hotel in Pokhara for more information.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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