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Central China Crossing to Tibet

PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2786+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Full day train ride on the Tibetan Plateau and across the highest point at Tangula Pass
  • Visit the Jokhang Temple, the most important religious site in Tibet
  • Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes of Tibet
  • Witness the graceful Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama,
  • Stop by the Baiju Monastery, nestled on a highland 3,900 m above sea level
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Tour Overview

Explore inland China with Yampu’s Central China Crossing to Tibet tour! China covers approximately 4 million square miles, yet many seem to overlook the wonders that the central regions have to offer while venturing through the popular destinations such as Beijing and Shanghai. With Yampu, travelers can truly experience China and what every region offers culturally and historically. Discover the ancient city of Xining, once a major stop in the Silk Road dating back nearly 2100 years. Traveling southwest, visit the holy city of Lhasa, once home to the Dali Llama. Watching the famous and enormous Potala Palace emerging over the clouds will be a sure highlight of this magnificent experience. Now in the region of Tibet, one can feel the enlightenment from the nearby Himalayan mountains separating the Tibetan Plateau from the Indian subcontinent. Outside from the hustle and bustle of the stimulating cities on the eastern coast, China has much to offer from exploring the glorious landscape, learning of the immense history and cultural blends, to an eye opening spiritual journey. Yampu will help lead the way to a China experience that will always be cherished. Attach this tour with any fantastic Yampu China tour to extend the China Experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Package Price: $2786
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Xining!

Upon arrival, be met by a Yampu representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Upon arrival, be met by a Yampu representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.

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Day
2

Xining - Lhasa by Train

Enjoy this morning at leisure. This afternoon, have lunch in a Chinese local restaurant and then transfer to the train station, here one will board the soft sleeper (4 bed compartment) night train to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Enjoy this morning at leisure. This afternoon, have lunch in a Chinese local restaurant and then transfer to the train station, here one will board the soft sleeper (4 bed compartment) night train to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Day
3

Full day train ride on the Tibetan Plateau

Today, enjoy a full day train ride on the Tibetan Plateau and across the highest point which is 5072m above sea level at Tangula Pass. In the later afternoon or evening, arrive at Lhasa, average altitude 3700m above sea level. Transfer to the selected hotel. After a short break, have dinner at local restaurant.

Today, enjoy a full day train ride on the Tibetan Plateau and across the highest point which is 5072m above sea level at Tangula Pass. In the later afternoon or evening, arrive at Lhasa, average altitude 3700m above sea level. Transfer to the selected hotel. After a short break, have dinner at local restaurant.

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Day
4

Lhasa Monasteries and Palaces

This morning visit the Jokhang Monastery. In the afternoon visit the Potala Palace. Jokhang Temple in downtown Lhasa is the most important religious site in Tibet. It is visited by hundreds or even thousands of pilgrims every day, who are coming from all parts of the region. Stroll along Barkhor Street which is surrounding the temple. Here one can buy all kinds of religious necessities and souvenirs. Potala Palace, which used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama, is located on a hill above Lhasa and will be explored in the afternoon. ...read less

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Day
5

Yamdrok Lake and Karuola Glacier

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Transfer to Gyantse, on the way, visit the Yamdrok Lake and Karuola Glacier. The Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes of Tibet. One can walk around the entire lake, taking around seven days, a good indication of the sheer size of Yamdrok Lake. The lake is considered sacred and the water has special powers: according to locals, it can make the old young again, and improve intelligence in children. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. Arrive at Gyantse and overnight in Gyantse hotel. Lunch is included today. ...read less

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Day
6

Transfer back to Lhasa with the Baiju Monastery

Transfer back to Lhasa, and visit the Baiju Monastery enroute. Baiju Monastery nestles on a highland 3,900 m above sea level and is approximately 230 km south of Lhasa. Construction began in 1418, the flourishing age of Tibetan Buddhism after Master Tsongkhaba had held the grand Buddhist prayer ceremony in Lhasa in 1408. Baiju Monastery is also known as Ban kuode qing, which means Auspicious Wheels Temple in Tibetan.

Transfer back to Lhasa, and visit the Baiju Monastery enroute. Baiju Monastery nestles on a highland 3,900 m above sea level and is approximately 230 km south of Lhasa. Construction began in 1418, the flourishing age of Tibetan Buddhism after Master Tsongkhaba had held the grand Buddhist prayer ceremony in Lhasa in 1408. Baiju Monastery is also known as Ban kuode qing, which means Auspicious Wheels Temple in Tibetan.

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Day
7

Flight from Lhasa to Xian

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the Lhasa Airport to connect with a flight home or to take an optional add on.

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the Lhasa Airport to connect with a flight home or to take an optional add on.

Xining, Qinghai, China

Lhasa, Tibet, China

Gyantse, Xigaze, Tibet, China

Places You'll See

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    Xining

    Once a key stop in the famous Silk Road trading system,  Xining is a city of history dating back to over 2100 years, and is still a major gateway to the Tibetan Plateau. Known as the Summer Resort Capital of China for its cool summers, Xining is also home to the Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and saltwater lake in China. Many locals believe the lake is a source of youth and intelligence. Learn about the local customs and witness the blending of Chinese and Islamic styles.

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    Lhasa

    “The Place of the Gods” has been the center of the Tibetan Buddhist world for over a millennium. Witness the massive Potala Palace soaring above the clouds of this holy city while Tibetans engage on a kora around the Jokhang Temple.

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    Gyantse

    Gyantse, the fourth largest city in Tibet, is a city rich in culture and History. Once a major trade center, Gyanste is home to the Gyantse Dzong and the Pelkor Choede. While visiting Tibet be sure to sample the Famous Yak products, from yogurt to butter!

Hotel Options

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Featured Accommodation

Superior Soft Sleeper Train Xining – Lhasa

China has one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, and trains link almost every town & city. Chinese trains are a safe, comfortable & economical way to travel around China, and a Chinese train journey is an experience in itself, in contrast with less reliable and environmentally-unfriendly internal flights.

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3 Star Properties

Xining : Xining Bin Guan

Lhasa : Yak Hotel

4 Star Properties

Xining : Xingding’an Hotel

Lhasa : Four Points by Sheraton

Gyantse : Standard Gyantse Hotel

5 Star Properties

Xining : Sofitel Xining

Lhasa : Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa

Testimonials

Jim, Travel Agent

Traveled July, 2016

An incredible time……

WOW!!!…..

Just had Evelyn on the phone for over an hour and they had an incredible time……

“Very impressed with China and learned a lot! We loved our experience in Tibet. The people are lovely and scenery magnificent. We had very accommodating and thoughtful guides. Very helpful.”

Flights in China were great and no delays, hotels were awesome, guides were wonderful, tours were perfect and even the train worked out. The 8th person on the train was a young Tibetan woman and they felt safe with her in the compartment.

Once again, a total success and very happy clients….

 

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