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UT-06 Rail to Tibet & Road to Mt. Everest Base Camp

  • Price from: 1856USD per person
  • Trip day:16 days 15 nights days


  Old City of modern Shanghai

  Great Wall & Forbidden City in Beijing

  Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

  Patola Palace in Lhasa

  Yamdrok-Tso Lake in Gyantse

  Pelkor Monastery in Tingri

  Mountain Everest Base Camp

  Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse



  Included in the price:

  * 3 soft sleeper night trains: Shanghai/Beijing/Xi’an, Xining/Lhasa (4 pax in one cabin)

  * 3 star hotels, twin room with private shower and WC (extra 125USD p/p for upgrade to 4 star hotels, in Xi’an we offer 4 star hotel for 3 star price, no 4 star hotels at Tingri & Mt. Everest)

  * Daily lunch out of hotel (as detailed in the tour description)

  * Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description

  * English-speaking local guide

  * A/C tourism transportation in the program

  * Service charges for baggage handling between airports and hotels

  * Service charge and Government tax

  * Tibet Travel Permit


  Not included in the price:

  * International or domestic flights and tax

  * Personal consumption

  * Visa fee

  * Tips for drivers, guides and hotel porters


  Air fare: Xi'an/Xining: 130USD p/p

  Lhasa/Shanghai: 493USD p/p

  Travel Agency Liability Insurance & Personal Accident Insurance


Payment should be finished four weeks before the arrival of the group.

Cancellation: You may cancel your confirmed booking, but this must be in written letter (email or fax). But if cancellation occurs after your confirmation to book the tour, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges.

Cancellation charges are as follows:

  • No less than 30 days before arrival: $150 per person
  • 30 to 15 days before arrival: $300 per person
  • 14 to 7 days before arrival: 60% of the full payment per person
  • 6 to 0 days before arrival: 100% of the full payment per person

 Traveler substitutions are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Refunding: If you have paid for the tour but then have to cancel it more than 15 days before the start of your tour, we will refund all the payment except the deposit ($300 per person). If cancellation has to be made within 15 days, we will charge some cancellation penalty as well as the deposit, according to how much we have to pay to our suppliers. We will try our best to decrease your loss because we know it's not your purpose to cancel it.

Day1: Arrival Shanghai D
Arrive in Shanghai, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner will be arranged tonight.
Overnight in Shanghai
Day2: Shanghai – Beijing B/L
Shanghai is a city that must be seen to be appreciated. Morning visit Shanghai Museum. Next comes Yuyuan Garden. Laid out in the 16th century by a Ming official, this small (2 hectares) garden is a delight of pools, pavilions and rock gardens. Strolling through the bazaar surrounding the garden, you will find lines of stores that sell traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Next visit Shanghai Old City. In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour on the Bund. Along the 1.5 km bund, all the grand buildings are over hundred years, each of them has it's own story. Lined with all the colonial buildings, the Bund is a significant area for the recent Chinese history and overlooking Huangpu River. Continue visit Nanjing Road, this is Shanghai's main shopping street, enjoying the fame as "the No. 1 commercial street of China", also it is one of the most prosperous streets in Asia. In the evening, take a night sleeper train to Shanghai.
Overnight on train
Day3: Beijing B/L
Today we will visit some of the contrasting sights of Beijing, our capital city. Our first stop will be Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Dominating the north side of the square is the massive red Tian’anmen Gate through which we will pass into the fabled Forbidden City and another age, where we will see the home of the members of the royal family and their court during China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Overnight in Beijing
Day4: Beijing B/L
Today we will visit the Great Wall at Juyongguan where you will have the opportunity to not only see one of the most impressive sections of the Great Wall of China but also take a walk along it. After lunch you will travel some 50 km northwest of Beijing to the Sacred Way with its fabulous stone animals. The way leads to the Ming Tombs in the shadow of Longevity Mountain. A visit to the Underground Palace of Dingling will allow you to see imperial coffins, burial artifacts and treasures.
Overnight in Beijing
Day5: Beijing – Xi’an B
Free at leisure and take a night sleeper train to Xi’an.
Overnight on train
Day6: Xi'an B/L
Arrive in Xi’an (the ancient former capital city) in the morning, meet the local guide at train station and transfer to have breakfast. Then set out for another highlight of your tour, the Terracotta Warriors Museum. The thousands of life size soldiers and horses were created to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor to unite China under his firm rule. The royal tomb itself has yet to be opened but the rank upon rank of Warriors is a sight that is unrivalled anywhere in the world. In the afternoon you will visit the Provincial History Museum with its richest collection of artifacts in China. Last stroll on Muslim Street. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. The stalls lined the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can expect. There are number of stalls selling small items of aircrafts.
Overnight in Xi'an
Day7: Xi’an – Xining – Lhasa B
To start your day before breakfast, you will have a unique chance to experience the mysterious and ancient art of Tai Chi Chuan, a 300-year old traditional Chinese martial art, also known as shadow boxing. Then you will be transferred to airport to take flight to Xining, in the afternoon you will board overnight train to Lhasa.
Overnight on train
Day8: Lhasa
In the afternoon arrive in Lhasa, transfer to hotel and have a rest in the hotel.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day9: Lhasa B/L
Today you will see some of the wonderful sights of Lhasa, commencing with the magnificent Potala Palace, dominating the skyline of Lhasa and Tibet’s best-known landmark. Your second stop will be the Jokhang Temple, home of the most precious of the Buddha images in the region. Brought from Chang’an (what is now Xi’an) by the Tang Princess Wen Cheng when she married Tibetan King Songsten Gampo, the Sakyamuni Buddha is truly magnificent. Next walking through the colorful bazaar on Barkhor Street, known as the Pilgrims’ay prior to visiting a carpet factory where you can marvel at the skill of the carpet weavers and admire the Buddhist designs.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day10: Lhasa – Yandrok-Tso – Gyantse B/L
Today is leaving for Gyantse. Pass by the Yamdrok-Tso Lake. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Around 90 km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northeast. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess. Keeping drive to Gyantse and visit Karuola Glacier which is about 71 kilometers (about 44 miles) from Gyangtse County. You can even see this amazing glacier from the road beside it. Karuola Glacier is about 5,600 meters north of the main peak of Karuola Mountain. Due to smoke pollution from motor vehicles, the entire glacier is now divided into black and white layers, which gives a distinctive beauty to this masterpiece of nature. In the late afternoon arrive in Gyantse and check in the hotel.
Overnight in Gyantse
Day11: Gyantse – Tingri by driving B/L
In the morning visit Kumbum Pagoda also called 100-thousand-Bouddha's-pagoda as well as Pelkor Monastery famed with its splendid Buddhist Tibetan art, both of them were built in the 15th century. Then continue drive to Tingri and check in the hotel.
Overnight in Tingri
Day12: Tingri – Mt. Everest Base Camp by driving B/L
In the morning drive to Mt. Everest. Drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. Visit Rongbu glacier. With an elevation between 5,300 meters and 6,300 meters, Rongbu Glacier is one of the greatest glaciers on Mt. Everest. Covering an area of 1,500 square kilometers, it is composed of West Rongbu Glacier, Middle Rongbu Glacier and East Rongbu Glacier stretching about 26 kilometers. West Rongbu Glacier and the east one wind the pyramid-like Everest. The thickest ice layer reaches up to about 300 meters, and the width of ice tongue averages about 1,400 meters. It is ranked as one of the most beautiful six glaciers in China.
Overnight in Mt. Everest Base Camp
Day13: Mt. Everest Base Camp – Shigtase by driving B/L
If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. Late morning start driving to Shigatse.
Overnight in Shigatse
Day14: Shigatse – Lhasa by driving B/L
In the morning drive to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the main attraction in Shigatse is the seat of the Panchen Lama—Tashilhunpo Monastery. Built in 1447 by a nephew of Tsong Khapa, the monastery once housed over 4000 monks, but now there are only 600. Apart from a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (nearly 27 meters high) in the Temple of the Maitreya, the monastery is also famed for its Grand Hall with its opulent tomb ( containing 85kg of gold and masses of jewels ) of the fourth Panchen Lama. Then drive back to Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
Day15: Lhasa – Shanghai B/D
Take flight to Shanghai. Farewell dinner will be arranged tonight.
Overnight in Shanghai
Day16: Departure Shanghai B
Transfer to airport, end of service.