12 Days Train In/Fly Out Chengdu - Lhasa - EBC

Yamdroke Lake

Grade: Easy but be prepared for high altitude
Places to visit : Lhasa, Yamdroke Lake,Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp
Best season : Jun – Sep
Land cost in SGD : From $1888
Fixed departure: 19-30 May, 23 Sep – 02 Oct, 13-24 Oct

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in the southwest of China, has long enjoyed reputation of being “the Roof of the World”, where Tibet Autonomous Region with an average altitude of over 4,000 meters and an area of 1.2 million square kilometers occupies a major portion. The majestic Tibetan highland stands on top of the world and its unique cultural tradition has an international fame. This is a land of vast contrast with snow-capped mountains offering beauty unsurpassed and deep tropical rainforests in another, and with open pastureland against imposing mountains and cornier forests. The great Himalayas lies in its south with the towering Mt. Qomolangma standing above all world’s peaks.

In addition to spectacular offerings of nature, the ancient Tibetan cultural tradition is most enchanting. Age old customs are tangibly represented by such architectural wonders as he ancient Shungshung Culture ruins, the YumbuLhakang Palace, the ancient Guge Kingdom, and Lhasa’s glorious Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. The population of the region consists primarily of Tibetans, all industrious and honest people full of wisdom and valor. Over the centuries, they have cultivated their very unique ethnic traditions, folklores and ways of life, and have made positive contributions to human cultural progress. This is a land of enduring enchantment and tantalizing mystery.

Tibet enjoys such unparalleled travel resources as the highest mountain range in the world, long and winding rivers, ancient ruins, palaces and monasteries of ancient splendor, folkloric activities and religious ceremonies. The Holy city of Lhasa is now Tibet’s tourist center with routes extending to Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, Ngari and Nakchu, covering over thousands of miles of scenic spots and places of interest.

Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1 Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Chengdu – Lhasa by Train
Check out hotel and transfer to railway station for train to Lhasa at 0248 or as advised.

Day 3 Train to Lhasa

Day 4 Arrive Lhasa (3600m)
Meet at Lhasa Railway & transfer Lhasa City. Check in hotel & rest to acclimatize

Day 5 Lhasa Tour
Attractions; Potala palace, Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street.

Day 6  Lhasa Tour
Attractions; Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.

Day 7 LHASA(3600m) – GYANTSE (3900m) – SHIGATSE(3900m), 350 km, 7hrs
Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.

Day 8 SHIGATSE (3900m) – EBC (5200m), 350km, 7hrs.
Attractions; Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.

Day 9 RONGBUK (5000m) – SHEGAR – SHIGATSE, 350km, 7hrs

Day 10 SHIGATSE – LHASA, 280km, 4/5 hrs
Attractions; Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Nimo home-made incense factory, Brahmaputra River.

Day 11 LHASA – Chengdu
Transfer airport for flight to Chengdu. Meet and transfer to hotel in Chengdu

Day 12 Depart Chengdu
Transfer to airport for your flight home

The above itinerary is the basic route will take, but can vary according to the time of season, rainfall, weather and ground conditions.

12 Days Train In/Fly Out Chengdu-Lhasa-Everest Base Camp
Tour Code: CN-CL12
Land Cost Per Pax in SGD

Pax234 – 56 – 7
Budget2,6882,3682,0581,888
Standard2,8382,5182,2082,038

Please contact us for upgrade of hotel.

Lhasa Hotel Upgrade Per pax
Xin Ding or Lhasa Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) ~ 4-star hotel150
Shangrila Hotel (5-star)510

Estimated airfare + taxes
LXA-CTU : $ 280.00
SIN-CTU-SIN : from $600

Price is subject to changes without prior notice.

Price Includes:

  • 2 nights in Chengdu 4-star hotel twin-triple sharing with breakfast and airport/hotel/railway transfer
  • All necessary permits for Tibet
  • Sleeper train berth from Chengdu-Lhasa (soft sleeper berth is subject to availability)
  • Transfers for the trip as per itinerary
  • Hotel and guesthouse twin-triple sharing with breakfast included in Tibet
  • Local English speaking tour guide in Tibet
  • Personal entrance fees for the sights on the tour as per itinerary
  • Guide and land-cruiser entrance fee for Everest national park
  • Food and lodge for guide and driver
  • Oxygen cylinder during travel in Tibet
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets + taxes
  • Personal belongings and expenses
  • All personal items
  • Lunch and dinner (Per meal in Tibet @ $25 on request)
  • Tipping to the guides
  • Visa if required
  • Evacuation Cost
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional Transportation Or Porterage

 

PlaceBudgetStandard
ChengduHoliday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza or similar
LhasaRama Karpo or similar budget hotel in old townDhood Gu or Gor Kha hotel
ShigatseShigatse Yak hotelShigatse Manasarovar hotel
RombukRombuk monastery guest house