Beijing - Lhasa - Kathmandu Train Tour

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					 BEIJING - LHASA - KATHMANDU TRAIN TOUR
                                           (17 days)

This tour presents a delightful blend of high adventure and exotic culture.

Exploration of the ancient palaces, monasteries and temples, a ride on the world's highest
train, a journey to (almost) the top of the world, the Everest Base camp,this tour offers you
an experience of a lifetime. This trip takes you on a whirlwind tour to three oriental cities:
Beijing, Lhasa and Kathmandu. Exploring these three cities will give you an insight into
three ancient cultures, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese. But the major highlight of this trip is
the journey aboard the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world's highest railway. Another
highlight of this trip is the trek to the Everest Base Camp.

Your tour commences in Beijing, a city in Northern China. Beijing, an ancient capital and a
bustling modern metropolis is a city of amazing contrasts. In Beijing some incredible
historical sites awaits you. On a guided tour, you explore the Forbidden City, the
Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven.

Leaving Beijing you embark on a train journey to Lhasa, aboard the world's highest railway,
the Qinghai-Tibet railway. As the train trundles along the high Tibetan plateau, picturesque
scenes of Tibetan countryside whiz by. Owing to Tibet's high altitude the train has been
equipped with oxygen-supplying equipments. Oxygen masks are available for those who
are prone to altitude sickness.

In the old city of Lhasa, you will be taken on a guided tour to all the city's major attractions:
Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka etc. Excursions to important Tibetan cities of
Shigatse, Gyantse and Shegar are also included in your itinerary. On reaching Rongbuk, you
get to view the world's highest mountain Mount Everest. As you leave Zangmu and cross
the Friendship Bridge you enter Nepal. There is a refreshing change in scenery, as verdant
greenery replaces the dry and arid Tibetan landscape. In Kathmandu you will get to explore
the three medieval cities: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.

TRIP FACTS

Trip length: 17 Days
Starts in: Beijing
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel and train (soft-sleeper bed)
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser, train from Beijing to Lhasa
Maximum altitude: 5250m
OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01 - Arrive in Beijing
Day 02/03 - Sightseeing in Beijing (Forbidden city, Imperial Palaces, Summer Palace, and
Great Wall of China)
Day 04/05 - Morning visit to Temple of Heaven-Evening Board the train from Beijing to
Lhasa (3650m)-Departure 21:30hrs (48 hrs journey)
Day 06 - Arrive in Lhasa at 21:30hrs
Day 07/08 - Sightseeing in Lhasa- (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor
Square, Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace)
Day 09 - Free day in Lhasa- (for acclimatization)
Day 10 - Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 261km
Day 11 - Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m) 90km (Before leaving Gyantse visit
Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum)
Day 12 - Drive from Shigatse to Shegar (4050m) 244km (Before leaving Shigatse visit
Tashilhunpo Monastery)
Day 13 - Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 68km
Day 14 - Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km
Day 15 - Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km
Day 16 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu - (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath,
Boudhanath)
Day 17 - Depart Kathmandu

Contact as at enquiry@explorehimalaya.com for more information

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Description: Exploration of the ancient palaces, monasteries and temples, a ride on the world's highest train, a journey to (almost) the top of the world, the Everest Base camp,this tour offers you an experience of a lifetime. This trip takes you on a whirlwind tour to three oriental cities: Beijing, Lhasa and Kathmandu. Exploring these three cities will give you an insight into three ancient cultures, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese. But the major highlight of this trip is the journey aboard the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world's highest railway. Another highlight of this trip is the trek to the Everest Base Camp.