Train Journey Tibet starts from Xining, 2300 m (7, 544m) above sea level, used to be an important transfer station to the caravan roads to Tibet. explore Kumbum Stupa and Kokonor Lake, excursion to Kokonor Lake. En route, we visit Kumbum monastery, known as Ta’er Si by Chinese. Then cross over Sun-Moon-Mountain (Ri Yue Shan), which divides the meadows with agriculture area.We will reach the lake in the late afternoon, but you will keep on further to the Bird Island.
we do some birding on Small Island, known as “the heaven of the birds”. Thousands of migratory birds make this island home from April to July each year. drive back to Xining. After some refreshment, you are transferred to the train station for the train journeys of a life time. Train departs at 8.07 pm. Spend the night in the comfortable cabin with 4 sleeper berths.
Qinghai-Tibet section of the railway is the world’s highest and longest railway line. We will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Tibet plateau. we stroll in the traditional market of Barkhor Street and visit the ancient Jorkhang Temple. we visit Potala Palace-the landmark of Lhasa which used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and power center of Tibet. We will also visit Norbulingkha Palaces-the summer residences of the Dalai Lamas. visit two of the most important Gelugpa Monasteries-Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung served as the residence of Dalai Lamas prior construction of Potala Palace. Debating session of Lamas in Sera Monastery is something you would not like to miss.
We head out along Tibet Nepal Friendship Highway towards the Tibetan Town of Gyantse. We drive over two high passes, Kamba La (4, 794m/15, 725 ft) and Karo La (5, 045m/ 15, 548 ft) and enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas and the plateaus. We drive more than 40 miles along the bank of beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake. visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa-the two major sights of Gyantse. Then, we drive to Shigatse which is the second largest city of Tibet, only Lhasa is bigger than Shigatse. En route, visit Shalu Monastery. At Shigatse, we visit Tashilunbo Monastery-the seat of Panchen Lama lineage.
- Kumbum Stupa and Kokonor Lake.
- Views of Kunlun Mountain and Tangula Mountain Ranges.
- Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace , Jorkhang
- Temple and Barkhor Street.
- Yamdrok Tso Lake.
- Gyantse Kumbum and Pelkor Chode Monastery
- Shalu Monastery and Tashilunbo Monastery