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[ GW-BL-002 ] Beijing-Tibet by train-Lhasa ( 10 Days )


Beijing, the heart of Chinese politics and society with long history, is situated in the northeastern part of China. 3 whole days tour will take you to
explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development. Leave from Beijing, you will board on the train to Lhasa, which is the
world’s highest railway --- Qinghai-Tibet Railway. You will be appreciated the great and picturesque scene of Tibetan countryside as the train
trundle along the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Lhasa, rightly one of the most featured and dreamt-about cities in the world, not only limited accessibility for its remoteness and its high altitude
at 3,650 meters, but also the mysterious Tibetan religion. In Tibetan, Lhasa means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. 2 whole days visit and
one free day lead you to experience the mystery of Tibet.  

Information Links: Qinghai-Tibet Railway was opened greatly to take more advantages to enter Tibet. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, starting in
Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, and ending in Lhasa, began full operation from July 1st 2006. It symbolizes Tibet's historical
inaccessibility via railway. The total distance from Lhasa to Xining by railway is 1,956 kilometers, and it is the world's highest railway extending
for the longest distance through a plateau of permanent frost. The train is equipped with oxygen-supplying equipment to escape the altitude
sickness.


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Day 1 Arrive
Beijing


Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. (No meal)

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Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Tian’anmen was
built in 1417 and served as the entrance gate to the Imperial Palace. Move on to visit the Imperial Palace, well-known
as Forbidden City which is the large scale construction of the palace extended from 1406 to 1420. It was the
imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 24 emperors lived and ruled China from here. In the afternoon,
visit the enchanting Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. As a masterpiece of
Chinese landscape garden design, it integrates the natural landscape of hills and open water with manmade
features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges into a harmonious and aesthetically exceptional
whole. (B,L,D)

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Day 3 Beijing
Today’s highlight is the visit to the Great Wa ll (Badaling or Juyongguan Section), one of the “Seven Wonders of the
World” and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across
mountains. Then, drive to visit the statue-lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming Tombs, here you can see
some marvelous stone sculptures. The Ming Tombs area is for 13 deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Visit the
Changling Tomb which is the largest of the 13 as you can imagine it is quite impressive. On the way back to the
hotel, stop at Olympic Park and outside view the National Stadium (Bird's Nest, no entry) and the National Aquatics
Center (Water Cube, no entry), which are the main stadium of the 29th Olympiad in 2008. You could have your
pictures taken by these marvelous buildings! (B,L,D)
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Day 4 Beijing-
Lhasa

In the morning, visit Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., which was originally the platform to offer sacrifices to
Heaven during Ming and Qing Dynasties. The buildings and parklands reflect an ancient Chinese thought of “the
Heaven is round and the earth is square”. The afternoon is free. Take an evening flight to Lhasa with soft sleeper
(the 1st class in China, 4 persons sharing one cabin). (B)

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Day 5 On the train

On the sky train via Xian, Lanzhou, Xining and Golmud. (No meal)

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Day 6 Arrive in
Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa in the evening, rightly one of the most featured and dreamt-about cities in the world, not only limited
accessibility for its remoteness and its high altitude at 3,650 meters, but also the mysterious Tibetan religion. In
Tibetan, Lhasa means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. (No meal)

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Day 7 Lhasa
The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa’s cardinal landmark - Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions.
Its towering image has already appeared on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-
inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of
the Potala is the most revered religious structure and the holiest temple in Tibet - Jokhang Temple. Bustling with
worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets
surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor Market - Lhasa’s most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old
Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans. The rest of day is free.
(B,L,D)
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Day 8 Lhasa

Sightsee of the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka in
Lhasa. Drepung Monastery, the largest and richest monastery in Tibet,
was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of
a noble family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Nowadays it
stands as Tibet’s most important and largest monastic university in Tibet.
Norbulingka Park (Treasure Garden) was built in the 1740s during the
reign of the seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and
became the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace. Sera Monastery is located a
few miles to the north of Lhasa, is one of the three largest monasteries.
(B,L,D)

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Day 9 Lhasa
Day is at leisure to explore Lhasa on your own. (B)
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Day 10 Depart
from Lhasa

Day is at leisure to explore Lhasa on your own. (B)

B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 

Price:

Suitable for 1pax (with single room): USD1820--pp

Suitable for 2-5pax (with twin sharing room): USD1225--pp

Suitable for 6-9pax (with twin sharing room): USD990--pp

Single supplement: USD210

Include:

  1. 3 nights twin sharing or single room accommodation with buffet breakfast
  2. Train ticket: Beijing-Lhasa
  3. Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  4. (first) Entrance fee mentioned above
  5. English speaking accompanying guide through out program on all days with excursions
  6. All Transfers specified in the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle 

Exclude:

  1. International Flight and airport tax
  2. Tips, personal expenses
  3. Transfer for “day at leisure”
  4. Guide Service during the plane and train
  5. Service in Tibet included Travel Permit to Tibet
 
 
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