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8 Days Guangzhou Tibet via Sky Train

Guangzhou - Lhasa

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Tour Code: TCT-GZTT-08A
Tour Type: Private Tour with private guides & vehicles

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You will get multiple experience from this tour: seeing the highlights in China's industrial zone---Guangzhou, take the lifetime Tibet train all the way to holy Tibet. Visit the highlights of Lhasa, such as: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, etc
  • Day 1Pickup from airport and escorted to hotel
  • Day 2Visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Yuexiu Park, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
  • Day 3Drive to train station for 2 nights train to Lhasa
  • Day 4On the train
  • Day 5Pickup from train station and escorted to hot for acclimatization
  • Day 6Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Day 7Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery + Debate
  • Day 8Drive to airport for flight departure
8 Days Guangzhou Tibet via Sky Train Map
Day 1Guangzhou Arrival (B)
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Today upon your Guangzhou arrival, be met by our guide and escorted to hotel.  Rest of the day will be free for you to relax.

Accommodations: Overnight in Guangzhou
    Day 2Guangzhou (B,L)

    Highlights: Today, you will take a city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Yuexiu Park. Then transfer back to hotel.

    Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall: Which is one of the most important historic buildings in Canton. It is built to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great architect of Chinese revolution. The hall was constructed between 1929 and 1931, on the site of the former Presidential Palace.

    Yuexiu Park: originally named Yuexiu Hill, is the largest park in Guangzhou City with an area of 920,000 square meters. Inside the park, there are luxuriant trees and colorful flowers. Every year, the Spring Festival Flower Fair is hold here when the festival is approaching, besides the there is Chrysanthemum Exhibition in autumn. In the park, visitors can find a large stadium, which can hold more than 30,000 audiences, the Stone Sculpture of Five Rams which is the symbol of Guangzhou City, Zhenhai Tower, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the ancient city walls built in the Ming Dynasty.

    Temple of the Six Banyan Trees: Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, situated on Liurong Road, was constructed in the third year of Datong in the Southern Dynasty, and was originally named Baozhuangyan Temple. The temple has a history stretching back some 1,400 years and has seen many ups and downs. Having been raized to the ground by fire in the Northern Song Dynasty, it was rebuilt in the second year of Ruigong in the Song Dynasty and was subsequently named Jinghui Temple.  In 1100, the famous writer and calligrapher, Su Dongpo, visited this temple, and wrote the two words, “Six Banyan” after seeing the six old banyan trees near the temple. From this time, the temple has been known as the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and was adjudged as one of the Top Ten Attractions in Guangzhou in 1997. 

    Accommodations: Overnight in Guangzhou
    • Dr Sun Yat sen Memorial Hall

      Dr Sun Yat sen Memorial Hall

    • Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

      Temple of the Six Banyan Trees

    Day 3Guangzhou - Lhasa (B)
    Transfer Via: Overnight soft sleeper train arranged by us

    Highlights: Today you will be free until be escorted to train station for the train to Lhasa. Welcome to Lhasa! 


    It is 2 nights on the the train, which is quite long, so please prepare some snacks, fruites, drinks for the long trai ride.

    Accommodations: On the train
      Day 4On the train

      Highlights: Today you are on the Qinghai-Tibet railway --- world's highest altitude railway. Even though taking train to Tibet is much longer time than flight, but you will get the great opportunity to see the most stunning highland landscapes along the railway. 


      1) There are battey charging accesses on the train, but make sure you have a socket adapter; 

      2) Only Chinese foods are served aboard but not free, Breakfast for RMB10RMB, Box Lunch for RMB25, Self-selected Meal from RMB38

      Accommodations: On the train
      • tibet train

        tibet train

      • tibet train

        tibet train

      Day 5Lhasa Arrival

      Highlights: Today the train runs along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you will see land of snows, deserts, immense grassland, snow mountains, beautiful highland lakes. After arrival in Lhasa in the afternoon at about 16:50, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to hotel. Rest of the day you will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. 


      As the altitude of Lhasa is up to 3,500meters, so it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities or alcohol drinking for the first few days, taking NO shower upon new arrival is advisable. New commers usually have different level of high altitude sickness symptom, the best treatment is to drink more water, have enough rest , if neccessory you can ask the guide to bring you some oxgen bags to better acclimatize. These measures will help you to overcome or prevent the sickness.

      Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
      • barkhor street

        barkhor street

      • barkhor street

        barkhor street

      Day 6Lhasa (B)

      Elevation: 3500m 

      Highlights: Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street 

      Potala Palace: Which is known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Stands 13 stories high and owes over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues, the Potala Palace formed a small world in it. 

      Jokhang Temple: Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The temple is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top, with the combination of  Tang Dynasty, Tibetan and Nepal architectural styles. Every day, pilgrims come from every corner of Tibet worship here, make it a perfect site for photograpers.

      Barkhor Street: As the oldest street in Lhasa, Barkhor Street is considered as the center of the old city, and a perfect place to lear Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts. The street is full of handicarfts, such as ornaments, knives, tangka,  religious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, masks and a lot more. If you intend to buy some souvenirs for friends or famiy, Barkhor Street will be an ideal place.


      1) Some visitors might feel a bit hard to breath when climbing the Potala Palace, so please climb slowly. 

      2) Some places are not allowed to take photos, please kindly inquire your guide for details. 

      3) When shopping around Barkor Street, you can compare and bargain for the unique souvenirs 

      4) During the summer time, the musical fountain show at the Potala Plalace Square is 19:30—22:00PM. 

      5) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day. 

      Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
      • potala palace

        potala palace

      • jokhang temple

        jokhang temple

      Day 7Lhasa (B)

      Elevation: 3500m 

      Highlights: Today you will visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate. 

      Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name 'Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means 'Collecting Rice.. 

      Sera Monastery: Which is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.


      1) Today's road condition is good. The tour involves some easy walking and climbing

      2) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day. 

      Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa
      • drepung monastery

        drepung monastery

      • sera monastery

        sera monastery

      Day 8Lhasa Departure (B)
      Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

      Highlights: Today will be free for you to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to next city. 


        All Tibet travel permits

        Meals as listed in itinerary

        Accommodation as listed in itinerary

        Domestic flights/trains if listed in itinerary

        Lisenced local English-speaking tour guides

        Private transportation with experienced drivers

        Entrance ticket fees for attractions listed in itinerary

        Oxygen for emergey usage (Only for the groups going to Everest or Kailash area)


        China Visa

        Personal expense

        Travel insurance (Recommended)

        International flights to and out of China

        Tips and gratitude to tour guides and drivers

        Meals if not specified in the itinerary (Average meals cost is USD5-8/per)

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