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The travel trip to Tibet by taking the Shanghai-Lhasa Train .The train departs every day from Shanghai Railway Station and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station on the third day after about 47hrs on the train. The train in total covers a distance of 4373km. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is known as the “Sky Road”, the scenery along the way is really fantastic. The train will go through Ningxia’s Shapotou, along with the winding Yellow River across the area. After that, pass the Kunlun, snowcapped mountains, Tanggula, Tuotuohe, Kekexili and finally get to the “City of Sunlight”—Lhasa.
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rain Shanghai-LhasaGo to the Shanghai Railway Station on your own and you’d better reach their 2 hours before departure. You may also need to show the permit to get on the train.
In The TrainThe beautiful scenery along the train tour, like the massive deserts, the immense grasslands, vast valleys, snow-capped Mountains picturesque lakes and flocks of yaks and sheep. Stay overnight in the train
Arrival In LhasaGreet you at Lhasa Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Railway Station The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.
Lhasa SightseeingToday's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point. In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center. Finally, we’ll go to the Tibetan Carpet Workshop to learn how the Tibetan Carpet is made.
Lhasa SightseeingGuide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery.
Lhasa – Gyantse – ShigatseFrom Lhasa to Gyantse is about 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), from there you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise color and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. Arrival at Gyantse, you visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede Monastery, this magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, it is not only you ll known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls.
Shigatse – LhasaIn the morning, drive to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. After that, we transfer to Yungdrungling Monastery. oday’s sightseeing will end on visiting the Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo. There still keeps a natural way to make incense and this intact craftsmanship can trace back to 1300 years ago, which is listed as state-level intangible cultural heritage.
Lhasa DepartureYour tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.
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