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12 day Chengdu China to Lhasa Tibet Train Tour and Everest basecamp - 12 Days

On this 12 day Chengdu, China to Lhasa, Tibet Train tour departing from Australia will includes a trip to Mt. Everest. Traveling by train to Tibet from Chengdu, the most preferred gateway city to Tibet, offers stunning views of the landscape on the way. Starting your train tour from Chengdu, you will spend one day here to visit pandas and the city before heading to Lhasa by train. On this train tour, you will pass the sparsely populated Kekexili Nature reserve in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau; see wild animals through the train window; and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Plateau lakes and snow-covered mountains along the train line. After a two-day sightseeing in Lhasa, you will visit Mt. Everest to experience the breathtaking natural landscape of the snowy plateau.

Highlights of this China to Tibet tour package
  • Experience local life in Chengdu and have a close contact with the adorable giant panda;
  • Enjoy various spectacular scenery from plain to plateau on the train;
  • Explore Lhasa and experience the Buddhist culture in the region;
  • Visit Potala Palace in Tibet and other sacred Buddhist monasteries.



  • This China to Tibet private tour package and itinerary is geared toward Australian travellers who want to enter from China and extend their travel to Tibet.
  • This tour provides an opportunity to see lots of Lhasa and also Everest basecamp from Tibetan side.
  • This is a journey to high altitude. Walking is limited to only a short walk (optional) towards the basecamp.

    Day 01
    Arrival at Chengdu Upon arrival at Chengdu airport, to be met and transferred to your hotel in Chengdu. Overnight at Chengdu. B=breakfast
    Day 02
    Chengdu Panda Base & Jinsha Museum (B)
    Day 03
    Chengdu - Leshan Grand Buddha / Lhasa (B)
    Day 04
    On the train
    Day 05
    Arrival at Lhasa[3,595m] Today you will see the beautiful Tibetan plateau with the nomads groups, Kekexili Ntature Reserve, ect. Arrival at Lhasa in the afternoon. Lhasa train station pick up and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
    Day 06
    Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple (B) - Walking tour is arranged today.
    Day 07
    Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery & Norbulingka Summer Palace (B)
    Day 08
    Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 360KM, 7hrs (B)
    Day 09
    Shigatse / Lhatse / Shegar / Rongbuk Monastery [4,900m] / E.B.C [5,150m], 340KM, 7hour drive (B)
    Day 10
    Rongbuk / Shegar / Shigatse [3,840m], 340KM, 6-7hrs drive If you are lucky enough, you will see sunrise at E.B.C. To trek from the Tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours(6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus. Late morning or early afternoon start driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
    Day 11
    Shigatse / Lhasa[3,595m], 300KM, 6hour drive(B) Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, sometimes it is crowded with local pilgrims. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
    Day 12
    Lhasa train station / airport dropping off (B) Mornining dropping off at Lhasa airport or train station, end the tour.
    • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
    • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
    Detailed Itinerary

    Inclusion Summary

    Airport pick ups & drop offs, local guide, all government taxes and fees, Tibet permit and domestic travel documents, accommodations with breakfast in 3 Star hotel, entrance tickets as per itinerary, land transfers as per itinerary, Hard sleeper from Chengdu to Lhasa.

    Exclusion Summary

    Lunch and dinners, Visa fees, international flight, travel insurance, personal expenses, drinks, tips, and anything not mentioned in inclusion section.

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