14 Days Tibet Mount Everest Adventure Tour from Beijing by Train

During this tour, we will experience the profound culture of Beijing and Xian, then take the famous sky train to Lhasa and visit the highlights of Lhasa city and Lake Namtso. Afterwards move on to admire the beautiful views of Mount Everest.

Highlights:

  • Experience the profound culture of Beijing and Xian.
  • View the spectacular sceneries along the way from Xian to Lhasa.
  • Visit the highlights of Lhasa city.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Namtso.
  • Admire the beautiful views of Mount Everest.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing – Xian
  • Day 4: Xian Arrival
  • Day 5: Xian – Lhasa
  • Day 6: Lhasa Arrival
  • Day 7: Lhasa
  • Day 8: Lhasa
  • Day 9: Lhasa – Namtso Lake
  • Day 10: Namtso Lake – Shigatse
  • Day 11: Shigatse – Everest Base Camp
  • Day 12: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse
  • Day 13: Shigatse – Lhasa
  • Day 14: Lhasa Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals:

Welcome to the capital of China – Beijing! Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to you hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to visit Badaling Great Wall. Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. Then visit Ming Tomb, where 13 emperors and their wives of the Ming Dynasty were buried.

Day 3 Beijing – Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at hotel, start today’s tour with Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will reach the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Then enjoy the lunch.

In the afternoon, head to visit the Summer Palace , which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors. The last stop is the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven.

In the evening, escorted to board the overnight train to Xian.

Day 4 Xian Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors, BanPo Museum
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

A local tour guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Then start today’s tour with the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

Then visit a Underground Palace – BanPo Museum.

Day 5 Xian – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: On tha train
Meals: Breakfast

In the early morning, escorted to board the train to Lhasa, which will takes 32 hours.

Day 6 Lhasa Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy the spectacular sceneries along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Welcome to the roof of the world – Lhasa! Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Have a good rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet.

Day 7 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Potala Palace, Tibet Museum, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, the Lhasa tour begins with the must-see attraction – Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Then continue the tour to Tibet Museum, an important window to learn the glorious culture of Tibet.

In the afternoon, move on to Jokhang Monastery and walk along the Barkhor Street nearby. Enjoy the local Tibetan culture here.

Day 8 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the afternoon, move on to another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet – Sera Monastery. Visit Monks debate, Tibetan religious scripture printing house, three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Day 9 Lhasa – Namtso Lake

Sightseeing and Activities: Namtso Lake, Tashi Island
Accommodation: Namtso
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive about 250km to Lake Namtso, the biggest lake in Tibet and second largest saltwater lake in China. On the way, enjoy the views of snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges, the nomads and their grazing yak and sheep(in summer), Sky-Road Railway, etc. We can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake while standing at the Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m).

In the afternoon, trek around Tashi Island and enjoy sunset of Namtso. At night, enjoy night view of the milky way.

Day 10 Namtso – Shigatse

Sightseeing and Activities: sunrise, meditation caves
Accommodation: Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise of the Namtso Lake and walk along the lake shore to explore the meditation caves on Tashi Dor Island.

Then drive to Shigatse.

Day 11 Shigatse – Everest Base Camp

Sightseeing and Activities: Mt. Everest
Accommodation: tent or guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will continue the drive to Lhatse and have lunch here. Then move on to Shegar and on the way we can view the Mt. Everest in the distance in a clear day.

At last arrive at Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world. On the way, view the whole five highest peaks in the world on Pang La Pass – one of the highest passes in Tibet.

Day 12 Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

Sightseeing and Activities: sunrise, Rongbuk Monastery
Accommodation: Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise of the peak. Then visit Rongbuk Monastery.

After the visit, drive back to Shigatse.

Day 13 Shigatse – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery and see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. Founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, it is a historic and culturally important monastery. Then drive to Lhatse and have lunch here.

After the visit, drive about 4 hours along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.

Day 14 Lhasa Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

Today your wonderful tour will complete. Be escorted to the airport for your flight and service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.