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Bejing to Lhasa Train - 6 Days

The highlight of this luxury trip is the journey aboard the world’s highest train.

Beijing is one of the ancient cities of the world and capital of China. It has been the heart and soul of Chinese politics and society throughout its long history. Take this tour and explore Beijing’s ancient glory (the Great Wall of China, the Ming Tombs). Leaving Beijing you set out on a train journey to Lhasa, aboard the world’s highest railway, the Qinghai-Tibet railway. As the train trundles along the high Tibetan plateau, charming scenes of Tibetan countryside whiz by. Owing to Tibet’s high altitude the train has been equipped with oxygen-supplying equipments. Oxygen masks are available for those who are prone to altitude sickness. This is a most exciting journey.

HIGHLIGHTS:
* 2 full days to explore Beijing including the Forbidden City, The Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven, the Mings Tombs
*  Memorable 48 hours train journey from Beijing to Lhasa

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
Day 02: Sightseeing in Beijing
Day 03: Sightseeing in Beijing
Day 04: Visit to Temple of Heaven & Evening- Board the Train from Beijing to Lhasa (3650m)
Day 05: Onboard the Sky Train via Xian, Lanzhou, Xining and Golmud
Day 06: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 meter)

Cost Include

  • Accommodation at 3 stars Hotel in Beijing with breakfast,
  • Guided sightseeing tour including a visit to the Great Wall in Beijing
  • rain fare (soft sleepers)
  • All private car / minivan transfer

Cost Exclude

  • Any airfare / airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner (6-10 USD per meal)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation / road block due any reason
  • Your insurance
  • Tibet / Chinese Visa

Extra:
Tibet (Chinese) Visa: USD 114 for all nationality (add ional USD 85 applicable to American passport holder as levied by Chinese Govt.)

OPTIONS:
If you would like to visit other Chinese cities such as Chengdu (Panda Farm and Teshan Buddha Statue), Xian (City wall, Terracotta Warriors) and Xining, please contact us at Higher Limits Trek & Expeditions.

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
Soon after landing at Beijing airport, you will be escorted to your hotel. At the hotel, you shall be briefed about your travel arrangements and travel destinations. Thereon, you can enjoy the lively ambience and exceptional facilities of the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Beijing
You will visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, where the national flag is raised exactly at sunrise everyday, the Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, which used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years (it is the grandest integral palace complex still remaining in China). You will also be taken to visit the Summer Palace, located on the northwestern outskirts of the city. It was an imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty. With its perfect layout, splendid buildings and enchanting landscape, it is the most splendid classical garden in China.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Beijing
Today you will visit the majestic Great Wall (Badaling section) and the Chang Tomb of Ming Tombs. You will be taken on a tour to the Great Wall, the most famous symbol of China and one of the world’s most remarkable architectural wonders. It was built over 2,000 years ago and stretches a long distance for about 6,700km.You will visit the Great wall at Badaling, the most outstanding representation of China’s Great Wall, located 70km north-west of Beijing, at an elevation of 1000m. This section was first built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). It stands at a strategic highest point from north-west of Beijing and gives access to every direction. Badaling section is composed of Guan City, with city platforms, wall platforms and watch towers along the Wall. The surrounding scenery is magnificent and worth viewing. You will be taken on a visit to the Ming Tomb the burial site of the emperor Wanli, the 13th emperor of the Ming Dynasty who ruled for 48 years until his death in 1620.

Day 04: Visit to Temple of Heaven & Evening- Board the Train from Beijing to Lhasa (3650m)
Early in the morning you will be taken for a visit to the Temple of Heaven which spreads across a 267 hectare park. This temple serves as the best example of the fine Ming architecture. To the Chinese this is a sacred site where prayers for good harvests, riches and harmonious life are offered. In the evening you board the ‘Sky train’ to Lhasa and experience the world’s highest railway journey.

Day 05: Onboard the Sky Train via Xian, Lanzhou, Xining and Golmud
The 4,064 km journey goes on for 48 hrs. Looking through UV blocked train window, you remain enthralled by the flashing glimpse of Chinese countryside, flat cultivated lands, brown hills, and riverside valleys. The train passes across 5200m high Tanggula Mountain pass, amidst surreal mountain vistas, as you near the Tibetan plateau. The train continues to pass through gripping views of the turquoise Qinghai Lake and uniquely shaped vast Tibetan Plateau right below huge mountain range with 7000+ meter peaks, dominating the entire landscape. Equipments for oxygen supply and an oxygen mask are also available in the train for those who are lying on your front to altitude sickness. The train is fitted with soft sleepers, vacuum flush toilets, flat-screen TVs and the finest dining service.

Day 06: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 meter)
Finally after a 2-day thrilling journey on rail, you finally arrive in Lhasa. Your Tibetan escort will meet you right at the station and escort you to your hotel in Lhasa and brief you about your further tour program.

Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com

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Your Program Duration = 6 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.
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