TIBET, 13-Day GOLDEN ROUTE RAIL TOUR & XIAN STOPOVER
The Golden Route of Tibet Rail holiday tour is a journey to the “Roof of the World via the famous China-Tibet Qingzang Railway to Lhasa the capital of Tibet. Once in Tibet, there are stops and visits to places of considerable cultural and historic interest such as the iconic Potala Palace in Lhasa, and hotel stays in Tsedang the “Cradle of Tibetan Civilization”, Gyantse the “Heroic City” because of its battle during the British invasion in 1904, and Shigatse a gateway to Mount Everest.
Because access to Tibet is somewhat restricted the flight into Tibet goes is via Xian, where there is a carefully planned 3-Night stay in a centrally located luxury hotel with private tours to most Xian major tourist attractions including the Forbidden City. From there you take an Express train to Xining that connects with the world famous “Sky Road” train to Lhasa – the start of a truly amazing journey.
Tour Cost: from £2,130 per person
Mount Everest Extension: from £350 per person
Departures: Weekly from mid-March thru October
Tour highlights and inclusions:
• Return International flights via Xian with stop-over
• 3-Night Xian City Break in a luxury centrally located hotel
• Private Tours of Xian major tourist attractions
• Qingzang Rail first class Soft Sleeper Rail Tickets
• 4-Nights luxury accommodation at Lhasa Shangri-La Hotel
• Tours of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera & Drepung Monasteries, Norbulingka park
• 3-Nights tour accommodation in Tsetang, Gyanste, Shigaste hotels
• Guided Tours of Temples, Palaces, Gardens & places of notable interest
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner as tour itinerary
• Entry fees to temples, palaces and historic sites
• Private Airport, hotel and tour transfers
• Services of English speaking guides throughout
Non-refundable deposit: £ on request
Single Occupancy Supplement: £685 per person
Travel insurance: Essential not included – price available on request
China & Tibet Entry Visas: Essential not included – details on request
The accommodation throughout this tour has been carefully selected, in Beijing and Lhasa its luxury hotels, in the three other Tibetan cites it’s the best available that could be likened to 3-4 star.
The airport transfers and tour transportation is of a high standard taking into account the Tibetan landscape and the locations of sites and places of interest being visited.
This 13-Day Golden Route of Tibet Rail tour with a Xian stopover has something for everyone, whatever your interests. The busy carefully planned itinerary, with amazing sights and sounds make this holiday tour to the Roof of the World like no other – the spectacular, sometimes barren scenery, beautiful landscapes, Tibetan rural life, culture and local traditions make it a never to be forgotten experience; detailed information of the day-to-day activities is provided on the:
A 2-Day extension to Mount Everest Base Camp can be incorporated into this holiday itinerary but must be confirmed at the time of booking. This once in a lifetime, not to be missed experience, is possible on this amazing rail holiday, and is highly recommended for the physically capable. Details of this extension and the tour day-to-day activities is provided on the:
The tour hotels are the Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa | Tsetang Hotel, Tsetang | Gyanste Hotel, Gyanste | Qomo Langzong Hotel, Shigatse, hotels outside of Lhasa can be subject to change due to local conditions.
The Mount Everest Base Camp accommodation is provided at the Rongphu Monastery Hotel & Guest House or at the Campsite Nomad Tent House, subject to seasonal changes and local weather conditions. Clients must be aware that accommodation in both locations is very basic, toilets and washing facilities are shared – be prepared!
The Xian Hotels are centrally located luxury 4 and 5 star hotels – details and options available at the time of booking.
These are centrally located luxury 4 and 5 star hotels – details and options available at the time of booking
Additional general information on Tibet and the cities, towns and villages being visited is available on – the Tibet Destination Page.
To Book: TIBET QINGZANG RAILWAY, 13-Day GOLDEN ROUTE TOUR & XIAN STOPOVER holiday tour
Call reservations: 020 7118 2110
Online: Booking/Enquiry Form
Flight & Hotel upgrades, tour extension, additional stop over and other holiday extras including similar tailor-made packages are available on request.