Tibet by Train - Qinghai-Tibet Railway

A 8 day trip to China 
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The new high altitude rail line to Lhasa offers a unique view of the vast Tibetan Plateau - the scenery is simply awesome. The Golmud-Lhasa section of this epic rail journey opened in July 2005. The tracks zig zag 1142 km. across the Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges - reaching over 5000meters at its highest point.
The lure of Lhasa, capital on the roof of the world, cannot be under-estimated and it is truly a fascinating city, fully justifying its reputation. Dominated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Potala Palace and bustling with pilgrims circling the sacred Jokhang Temple it is a feast for the senses.

At Tibetan New Year Lhasa comes vibrantly to life as virtually everyone in the city dons new clothing and comes to visit the Jokhang Temple.
Join a family at home and share in an evening of their New Year Celebrations!

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City - traverse the vast Tibetan Plateau via the new Qinghai-Tibet rail line - wonder at the Potala Palace - join pilgrims in the Jokhang Temple and shopping on the Barkhor - witness the college of philosophy in action at Sera Monastery - enjoy a Tibetan buffet dinner & cultural show.

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.