Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Price
US $1660 excluding flights
Duration
13 Days
Countries
China, Tibet
Type
Tailor made
Group size
2-12
Reviews
Vouchers
Not Accepted
More info
Tibet travel permits, Entrance Fees, train ticket, English-speaking local tour guide, business hotel, Transfers, Insurance, airport pick-up and drop-off.
Price exclusion: meals, tips to tour guide and driver, single room supplement.
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Description of Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Price information

US $1660 excluding flights
Tibet travel permits, Entrance Fees, train ticket, English-speaking local tour guide, business hotel, Transfers, Insurance, airport pick-up and drop-off.
Price exclusion: meals, tips to tour guide and driver, single room supplement.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Reviews

2 Reviews of Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

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Reviewed on 01 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Everest base camp and the terracotta warriors.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't use this Tibet operator for any travel on China proper. They got a lot wrong, wanted me the customer, to sort it out. Wrong phone numbers, wrong itinerary changes, incorrect hotel addresses. It was endless. Tibet itself went OK.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very low because of the inconvenience in China. Leon Zhang was very disorganised and unhelpful.

Reviewed on 28 May 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport suited to size of group.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was brilliant. Loved it. Such a privilege to be amongst such genuine people and see how they are coping with the Chinese impact on their culture. And we liked that we were not put in faceless international hotels on the edge of cities and given freedom to eat where we wanted at night. The variety of activities was good, group size small, journeys broken by regular breaks. Our guide Yankie was incredible, calm, patient and so knowledgeable. The only criticism I would have would be the lack of toilet running water and washing facilities at Namsto Lake. Same for all tourist groups including the Chinese but something that needs to be addressed.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

How to allow tourists to appreciate the real beauty and exotic culture of Tibet while have the lowest human impact on the environment is one of the main guidelines for our company to handle the tour. Before your head to the tour destination, our travel consultant would advise you to travel light and bring reusable toiletry containers. As tour guide introduces the varied hot attractions, they will also raise touristsí awareness of how to respect the unique local cultures and protect biodiversity.

When tourists travel in Lhasa city, we also recommend tourists to tour the old city on foot or by bicycle and other public transportation like city bus to minimize the carbon foot print. In fact, traveling in this way, tourists can have closer contact with locals and fully discover the genuine Tibetan life. We offer eco-friendly accommodations travelers, where the water is heated with the power from the solar panels. We do remind tourists to turn off the air conditioning or other electric device if it is unnecessary. While touring the local market, never buy live wildlife home or purchase the souvenirs made of rare animals.

People

As a responsible tour operator, we also attaches great importance to the development of local communities. Normally, winter is the off-season for Tibet Tourism, and the fewer tourists mean lower income to locals involved in tourism. However, because of our ample winter tour groups, the local Tibetan staff can work till Feb next year (usually they work from April to Oct.) All staff of different divisions work passionately and harmoniously like a big family.

During the spring festival, our tailor-made tour will guide tourists to visit the localsí family and celebrate the festival together with them. In this way, the cultural gaps caused by false presentation of TV drama and magazines can be bridged. The host family and the foreign guests can understand two culturesí differences, and make friends with each other. Meanwhile Tibetan families can have extra income. During some important festivals like Losar, we will also offer donation to charity organizations and some monasteries nearby Lhasa city.

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