Day 1 Xining (Amdo Tibet)
Arrive in Xining, if time permits, visit the Liuwan Pottery Museum where China’s largest collection of painted pottery of Neolithic Age exhibited and the Qutan temple.
• Qinghai Hotel
Day 2 Xining /Lhasa by Train (B/L)
Visit Kumbum, the holy place of Gelukpa Lamaism with numerous shrines, stupas, halls and now hundreds of monk are living here.
Continue to the Grand Mosque and Museum for a visit before boarding your overnight train to Lhasa for one of the most remarkable rail journeys experience on the planet.
Day 3 Across Qinghai/Tibet Plateau (D)
Sit back as the train travelling across Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa, passing surreal and stupendous landscapes with the elevated bridges and open steppes against a stunning backdrop of towering snow capped peaks.
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to the hotel.
• Four Point by Sheraton Hotel
Day 4 Lhasa (B/L/D)
Visit the Potala Palace; an architectural wonder dominated the centre of Lhasa. Its vast inward-sloping walls broken only in the upper parts by straight rows of many windows, and its flat roofs at various levels are not unlike a fortress in appearance. Also visit the summer palace of Dalai Lama -Norbulingka and the Museum to get an insight of Tibetan Culture.
Day 5 Lhasa (B/L/D)
Visit the Jokhang Temple, spiritual centre and important pilgrimage site for pious Tibetans.
The Barkhor Bazaar, rich in colours and atmosphere, a perfect place to pick up a well-crafted Tibetan ornament.
Also visit the Sera and Drepung, both founded in the 15th century.
Day 6 Lhasa – Shigatse (B/L/D)
Travel to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city and the traditional capital of Tsang. Tour the labyrinthine Tashilumpur Monastery, the seat of Panchan Lamas and walk along the pilgrim route before sunset.
• Shigatse Hotel
Day 7 Shigatse – Gyantse (B/L/D)
Enjoy breathtaking vistas across vertiginous, snow-capped mountains as we travel to Gyantse. Visit Pelkor Chode Kumbum with 108 chapels illustrated with beautiful murals.
• Gyantse Hotel
Day 8 Gyantse – Tsedang (B/L/D)
Drive over Kamba La Mountain pass and skirt the turquoise Yamdrok Lake. Picnic lunch if weather permits. Tour Samye Monastery – the first temple of Tibet, Trandruk Monastery and Yumbulhakhang Palace dramatically posed over the fertile Yarlung Tsangpo Valley.
• Tsedang Hotel
Day 9 Tsedang – Lhasa Airport (B)
Transfer to Gongkha airport or onward flight.
Based on minimum 10
- Single supplement: $750
Based on 6-9 passengers
- Single supplement: $850
Based on 2-5 passengers
- Single supplement: $1000