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10 Days tour to Lhasa Everest Base Camp from Guangzhou by Train

Guangzhou-Lhasa-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp

From 950$
TOUR CODE: G-GTB-001
TOUR TYPE: Photography

Summary

Guangzhou to Lhasa train journey takes more than 52hours with a coverage of 4980km. It's a very long train journey but the scenary along this route is also amazing which can compenate the long hours spent on the train. This 10 days classic route to Everest base camp by shall start when you board on the train ends after your Everest base camp.  This shall pass Shigatse, Tingri as well. On the way, we shall stop to visit Yamdrok lake, Kharola Glaicer, Gyantse Kumbum monastery, Tashilunpo monatery, Gyatso la Pass , Everest base camp and Rongbuk monastery. It is possible to take this route whole year around. It is among the top selling route, a very recommended route if you entry point is Guangzhou or you live in Guangzhou.


Itinerary

Day 1 Guangzhou to Lhasa by train
Board the train in Guangzhou station to Lhasa. There is only one train to Lhasa which leaves at  11:40am and arrives in Lhasa at 15:45 on the third day. You will spend 3 days and 2 nights on the train journey
Guangzhou Lhasa trainTibet costumes
Day 2 On the train to Lhasa
You are still on the train to Lhasa but today you shall reach Xining in late afternoon. Xining is also the start point for Qinghai Tibet high plateau. From this point, you can also experience high plateau view such as view of Qinghai lake, Mt. Qilian and keke xili. The view is breathing takenly beautiful. After you reach Golmud, the train will povide oxygen to help you to get acclimatized with the altitude
What you can on the train from Beijing to LhasaWhat you can on the train from Beijing to Lhasa
Day 3 Arrive Lhasa 
After 3 days 2 nights train journey, you will finally shall arrive Lhasa. Our guide and driver will be waiting for you in the train station and take you to our reserved hotel. You can have a free exploration for Lhasa for this rest of the afternoon.

It is recommend to have no achohol, no shwoer for the first day, otherwise , it is easy to fall sick with altitude sickeness. It is normal if you feel a little bit headache and a little bit difficult to catch up the breath. The symptoms will gradually reduce  after some time of adjusting. If you feel server reaction, just let our guide know and wee will take you to see a doctor

Day 4: Lhasa city tour
Today we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.
Sera Monastery Sera Monastery

Optional: If you want to, we can arrange the Wencheng Princess Show at night. Price starting from 60 USD.

Day 5: Lhasa city tour
Today we will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Potala Palace Potala Palace

Jokhang Temple is known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Around the temple, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple. If you want to, we can do kora with local pilgrims.
Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple

We will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.
Barkhor Street Barkhor Street

Later we will have welcome dinner together with the whole group members.

Day 6: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
Today we will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse. On the way, we will pass Gangbala Pass and have bird view of the beautiful Yamdrok Lake (1 of 3 Holy Lakes in Tibet). Later on we will pass Karola Glacier and Manda Dam on the roadside. After we arrive in Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and enjoy the far view of  Gyantse Fortress.
Yamdrok Lake Yamdrok Lake

Day 7: Shigatse-Everest Base Camp
In the morning, we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery-home of Panchen Lama. After passing Tsola and Gyatsola Pass, we will enter Everest Nature Reserve. At Jawula Pass, we will have astonishing view of the Himalaya Range. Afterwards, we will proceed to Everest Base Camp and stay the night at Rongbuk tenthouse. Weather permitting, we can watch the sunset of Everest from the base camp.
Tashilunpo Monastery Everest Base Camp

Day 8: EBC-Shigatse
Getting up early if you want to see the sunrise of Everest. In the morning, we will also visit the highest monastery with nuns and monks living together on earth-Rongbuk Monastery. Drive back to Shigatse.
Sunrise of Everest Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery

Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa
Today we will drive back from Shigatse to Lhasa following the Yalong Valley and enjoy the scenery of on the way.
Yalong Valley Yalong River

Day 10: Tibet departure
Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time.

Price Guide


Price Includes
1.   Local Transfer: from 5-23 seat depending on the group tour size
2.   Accommodation (3-star sharing twin room)
3.   Local English speaking guide
4.   Entrance tickets listed above
5.   Tibet Travel Permit 
6.   Daily Water
7.   Oxygen supply when needed
8.   Welcome dinners
9.   Service fee
10. Government tax
11. Travel Accident Insurance
12. Pick-up service and drop-off service at fixed time
13. Permit delivery fee inside China
14. Eco bus fee at Everest Base Camp
15. Hard sleeper train ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa

Price Excludes
1. Tips to guide and driver
2. Meals 
3. Your own expenses
4. Single room supplement
5. Train or flight leaving Tibet

Notice

1. We have free drop-off service for airport at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm. For train station pick-up and drop-off, we will arrange for you at any time.
3. We will only deliver the permit to your hotel/address in China. If you don't stay any night at China or if you prefer to get the permit in your home country/at the airport in Mainland China, there will be extra cost (about 50-75 USD dollars).
4.This tour itinerary is for your reference only. We may adjust the sequence based on the current situation (road condition, weather, reservation of Potala Palace, etc.). Our company will not be held responsible for uncontrollable forces like political policy, unrest, protest, natural disaster, weather, delay/cancel of train/flight.
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