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6-Day Lhasa Tour (Depart Shanghai by Train, 4-Star, Private)


Visit Lhasa - one of the most mysterous cities of the world that is often said to be 'the heart of the world'. This is also an important cultural centres with a lot of attractions that should not be missed!
Day 1: Shanghai - Xining by train
You adventure will begin from Shanghai Railway Station with a 49 hour train trip to the hidden land of Tibet. After 2 days you will arrive to Xining - and on the way you will enjoy truly wonderful landscapes from the train's window!
Hotel: on the train

Day 2: Xining - Lhasa by train
Travel on the world's highest altitude railway line as you make your way from Qinghai to Tibet. As you travel, enjoy the mesmerizing landcapes from outside your window.
Hotel: on the train

Day 3: Lhasa arrival
Upon arrival to Lhasa train station you will be transferred to your hotel and spend the day at leisure enjoying the city. Since Lhasa is located quite high above sea level, in order to help your body adjust to the high altitude we highly recommend that you avoid alcohol, smoking, and drink a lot of water and eat fresh fruit.
Hotel: Thangka hotel or Similar

Day 4: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery & Tibet Museum (includes breakfast)
Visit the magnificent Potala Palace that towers over Lhasa. This iconic sight was first built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of united Tibet, and later served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. The visits to the Potala Palace are restricted to one-hour and tourist numbers to 2,000 per day, so we may adjust the time or day of visit. Later you will spend the afternoon at Sera Monastery famous for its rose-filled gardens and a particular style of theological debate on the Buddhist scriptures complete with ritualized hand-clapping and gestures in the monastery's "debating" courtyard. After, pay a visit to the Tibet Museum - a showcase of Tibetan culture with a fascinating glimpse into Tibetan religion, customs, history, and art.
Hotel: Thangka hotel or Similar

Day 5: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Square (includes breakfast)
Visit the Gambo Utse mountain and Drepung Monastery that is one of Tibet's three great "Gelug" university monasteries. With its magnificent halls, pagodas and courtyards, it is full of beautiful Buddhist relics, statues and art. You will also see the monks. After that, head to the old city of Lhasa to visit the Jokhang Temple - the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet. It boasts amazing works of art. End the day with a walk on the vibrant Barkhor Square which is the religious heart and market center of Lhasa for some shopping and enjoying the local people and sights.
Hotel: Thangka hotel or Similar

Day 6: Lhasa departure (includes breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport or railway station to depart for your next destination.
Tour description
Tour price$326.55
Tour duration6 days
Type of activityBus/Coach
Start cityShanghai, SH, CHN
End cityLhasa, TB, CHN
OperatingNov 1st 2014 - Mar 31st 2015: Daily
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Hotels
Thangka hotelOr similar