Journey Name: Beijing to Lhasa  |  Journey Duration: Upto 7 days
The Qinghai-Tibet railway is the highest altitude railway in the world. You'll witness thousands of miles of unrivalled landscapes. The train will run through the Xian, Lanzhou and Xining area in the daylight, a journey of 47 hours and a half hours.
Train Departure Schedule :
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
Journey Dates :
Places Covered:
Beijing West Station, Shijianzhuang, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, xining, Golmud, Nakchu, Lhasa
Day to Day Itinerary:
Detail itinerary :
Day.1: Board Train to Lhasa from Beijing,Shanghai,Chengdu etc

Board overnight train to Lhasa from Beijing/Shanghai. Go to the train station at least one and a half hours before the train departure for it takes about one hour to check in. The Beijing-Lhasa train starts at 20:00pm; Shanghai-Lhasa train starts at 19:36pm. Your Tibet Permit will be checked when you check in.

Day.2: On the train to Lhasa

Today, you will spend the whole day on the train to Lhasa and enjoy changeful sceneries along the railway. Today's journey is from Beijing/Shanghai to the starting station of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Xining, the capital city of Qinghai provincial. the big changes will be witnessed from China's most developed cities to the remote region in the west.

Day.3: Railway sightseeing & arrival in Lhasa

Today, you will witness breathtaking scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the land of snows, desert, grassland, snow-capped mountains, lakes, etc; then you will arrive in Lhasa in late afternoon. Your tour guide will meet you at Lhasa railway station and take you to your hotel in Lhasa for a good rest.

Day.4: Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Place,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor

In the morning, you will visit the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc. you will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thakangka workroom at Barkor.

In the afternoon, after having lunch and a break in your hotel, you will visit the Sera Monastery,which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 5-6:30 in the afternoon section most of the time.

Day.5: Lhasa sightseeing-Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery

Today, you will explore Tibet's two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera. which once housed about 10,000 monks. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. the monastery is divided into two different colleges that is Drepung loselling and Drepung Gomang college. The Ganden podrang is famous among them as it is the government centre during fifth Dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala palace during fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera 'jhe' and Sera 'may' respectively. Among them 'Tsokhang chenmo' where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together there. you can also see monks debating there in the courtyard at around 3:00-5:00 in the afternoon section.

 Detailed Itinerary of Beijing to Lhasa Train
Stops Arrival Departure Stop Time (Mins) Day KM`s
West Beijing   20:09      
Shijiazhuang 22:44 22:46 02 Day1 277
 Taiyuan 00:53 01:01 08 Day 2 1200
 Zhongwei 07:33 07:41 15 Day 2 1200
Lanzhou 13:04 13:19 15 Day 2 1876
West Xining 15:50 16:10 20 Day 2 2092
Golmud 01:38 01:58 20 Day 3 2922
Nagchu 11:18 11:24 06 Day 3 3742
Lhasa 16:00 - - Day 3 4064


Price Per Person

Hard Sleeper

Soft Sleeper

RMB 813

RMB 1,262

The tour cost include:
1- Hotel accommodation in Lhasa
2- All necessary Tibet tour permits
3- All sightseeing entrance fee mention as per itinerary
4-All transportation fee as transfer from Train station and sightseeing as per itinerary by private car & land cruiser vehicle throughout the trip
5-Local Tibetan English speaking tour guide
6-Meals mentioned as per itinerary and one fare well dinner at Tibetan restaurant .
7- Train Ticket .
8 Government and hotel taxes

The tour cost excludes
1- International airfare,
2-Expensive of private nature such as beverage laundry telephone etc
3-Any expenses other than mentioned under Tour cost includes heading.
4-Insurance of any nature
5-Chinese visa fee
Route Map
  • An engineering marvel, it is the world's highest railway
  • Unique and wonderful scenery
  • Special sightseeing windows on board and scenery viewing platforms 
  • Comfortable accommodation to suit every budget
  • Oxygen supplier on board for those who feel light-headed