Qinghai Tibet Railway has become the most important transportation access getting into Tibet which is the world’s highest altitude railway, starting from Xining to Lhasa with a path length of 1956km.
There are 89 train station along the Qinghai Tibet Railway. Along the road, you will be amazed by the breathtaking landscaped of Tibet Plateau.
Here is a sample Itineray of train tour from Xining to Lhasa:
Day 1 Xining Arrival
Early arrival at Xining. In the afternoon,, drive about 26km to visit the famous Taer Monastery which is the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master. You must not miss the “three bests” of Taer Monastery – murals, barbola and butter sculptures.
Day 2 Xining – Qinghai Lake (B, L, D )
After breakfast, drive around 2.5 hours to the Qinghai Lake which is the best highlights of your Qinghai tour.
Cruise on the lake and visit the Bird Island in the lake. On route, you will also visit the Riyue Mountains and Daotang River.Go back Xining and take overnight train to Lhasa from Xining West Train Staion
Day 3 Train to Tibet
Witness the beautiful Tibetan Plateau with groups of nomads. See the Kekexili Nature Reserve which protects wild plants and animals as well as their natural habitats.
You will be picked you up at the train station, and then be escorted to your hotel in the comfort of your own private vehicle.
Day 4 Lhasa (B, L, D )
The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.
Day 5 Lhasa (B, L, D )
After breakfast, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then come to Drepung Monastery, once the largest Monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, and the ‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating’ in Sera is very famous. Enjoy the debate!
Day 6 Lhasa Departure ( B )
Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.