Everest & Namtso Adventure tour from Xining by Train

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Everest and Namtso adventure tour is one of the most popular Tibet trip package. You will be welcomed by our guide in Xining and transfer to the train station in Xining. Taking a Tibet train trip from Xining to not only helps you gradually to acclimatize to the high altitude but also shows you the beauty of the Qinghai lake, Tso Ngonpo in Tibetan and it’s enormous grassland around, the Kunlun mountain range, Tibetan high plateau, many other beautiful lakes, nomad camps, lots of wild lives, spectacular Nyenchen Thangla mountain range and finally the view of Potala Palace, one of the seven wonders of the world's heritage.

Traveling in the world's highest train plus, an adventure travel to Mount Everest Base Camp, the world's highest mountain and Namtso lake, the second largest lake in Tibet makes this Tibet trip package even more exciting and interesting one. As usual, you take two full days of sightseeing around Lhasa city, visiting the cultural heart of Tibet. After that, you will drive directly to the western part of Tibet including Gyantse and Shigatsse through beautiful landscape of lake Yamdrok and Karola glacier, Visiting Gyantse town, lying on a historic trade route between India and Tibet, Gyantse has long been a crucial link for traders and pilgrims journeying across the Himalayan plateau. Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse is another enjoying Tibet tour with beautiful natural landscape and a big Tibetan farming land on the way to Shigatse. Drive from Shigatse to Everest base camp from Tibet side. On the way, during your Tibet tour, stop over the Tibetan villages, towns, Himalayan high mountain passes.

After the Everest Base Camp exploration, drive back to Shigatse and from Shigatse to Namtso lake by crossing the Barhmaputra river in Takdruka ferry and the Xugula pass. From the top of the Xugula pass, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Jomo Kanggar. The final destination of this Tibet trip package is Namtso lake. Namtso lake is known as sky lake by the tourists and it is the second largest salt lake in Tibet. You will see an extremely gorgeous view of the entire Namtso lake from Tashido hermitage, surrounded by the Nyenchen Tangla mountain range.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01 Arrival in Xining airport and transfer to train station-take train to Lhasa-on board trainQinghai Tibet railway-Beautiful view of Qinghai lake-Golmud-Kunlun Mountain rangeLocal Tibetan
02Arrival in Lhasa train station and transfer downtown Lhasa (3650m/10km)Tibetan high plateau-beautiful snow covered mountan-Thanggo la pass-lakes-Kyichu valley-Kyichu river-Holy Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Sightseeing tour around LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor BazarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Sightseeing around LhasaVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
05Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m/260km)Yamdrok lake-Nojin Kangsang snow mountain-Karola glacier-Gyantse-Visit Palchoe and KubumHotel in GyantseLocal TibetanBB
06Gyantse to Sakay monastery (4050m/240km)Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse-Tsola pass-Visit Sakya monasteryHotel in SakyaLocal TibetanBB
07Sakya to Rongpu monastery (5000m/270km)Dingla pass-great view of Mount Everest, Makalu and Lhotse from the pass-Rongpu monastery-Explore Everest Base CampMonastery guest houseLocal TibetanBB
08Rongpu monastery-Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m/340km)Great view of Everest in the morning-Gyatsola pass-Lhatse-ShigatseHotel in ShigatseLocal TibetanBB
09Shigatse to Namtso lake (4718m/390km)Barhmaputra-Xugula pass-Jomo Kanggar snow mountain-Yampachen hot spring-Namtso lakeGuest house in NamtsoLocal TibetanBB
10Namtso to Lhasa (3650m/250km)Walk around Tashido hermitage-Namtso lake-Damxung county-LhasaHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
11Lhasa to Gongkar airport (3600m/45Km)Lhasa city-Kyichu valley-Barhmaputra-Lhasa airport
  • Day 01 Arrival in Xining and then take the train to Lhasa.

    You will be welcomed at the Xining airport and transfer directly to Xining west train station. Board the afternoon train to Lhasa, enjoy the most beautiful view of Qinghai lake and teh Kunlun mountain range during this beautiful Tibet train trip.

  • Day 02 Enjoy the world’s highest train and arrival at Lhasa train station and transfer downtown Lhasa (3650Mts/ 10Km ) Hotel on B.B

    Enjoy the most beautiful view of Tibetan high plateau, beautiful snow-covered mountain range-high plateau lake, Thanggola pass and you will finally arrive in the holy Lhasa city. You will be warmly welcome by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.

  • Day 03-04 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Hotel on B.B

  • Day 05 Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse.(3950Mts/ 260Km ) Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers. Afternoon, Enjoying a walk to Palchoe monastery along the old town of Gyantse from your hotel which will take 10 minuets. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa.

  • Day 06 Drive Gyantse-Shigatse-Sakya monastery (4050Mts/ 240KM ) Hotel on B.B. (3900mts/ 90Km ) Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 8 am from your hotel and continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming land in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables. Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and and drive to Sakya monastery at the distance of 150km on a good paved road condition through Tsola 4500Mts and some beautiful villages. Visit Sakya monastery in the afternoon and enjoy a nice walk in the village of Sakya.

  • Day 07 Drive from Sakya-Drangthang-Dingri-Rongbuk monastery. ( 5000Mts/270Km Guest house

    You will start your tour at 9Am and drive through Dingla pass 5000Mts from which you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000Mts. After the lunch in Rongbuk monastery, you will visit the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk. Walk up to Everest base camp which takes you an hour and half. Explore Everest base camp and back to Rongbuk monastery. When the sun sets, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest in the red colored sun shade.

  • Day 08 Rongpu monastery-Lhatse-Shigatse, 3900Mts/340Km Hotel on B.B

    Enjoy a great morning in Rongpu monastery with a fantastic view of Mount Everest with a beautiful sunrise view on the Everest. By noon, you will drive to Shigatse by taking the main friendship highway and crossing Gyatso la pass, 5220m and Lhatse county.

  • Day 09 Drive from Shigatse to Namtso lake via Xugu la pass (4718Mts/ 390KM ) Guest house on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 9.30Am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in the morning, the seat of the Penchen Lama and one of the biggest Geukpa monasteries in Tibet. After the sightseeing, drive along the Bharmaputra river with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the otherside of the river. From Tagdruka, you will leave the main road and drive off road until you reach Yamba chen. You will have beautiful view of Nyenchen Thangla mountain.

  • Day 10 Drive from Namtso to Lhasa.(3650Mts/ 250Km )

    Am Explore Namtso lake and walk around Tashi Do hermitage where there are lots of caves and small monastery. After this return to Lhasa and free afternoon for souvenirs.NAMTSO LAKE at (4,700Meters) is one of the biggest lakes in Tibet and is 70Km long and 30Km wide. The landscape is dominated by the snow peak of Nyenchen Thangla to the south west of the lake. Tashi Do hermitage stands on a promontory with more than 50 small caves including some small chapels. Pilgrims do a half hour walk (kora) around Tashi Do hermitage.

  • Day 11 Drive Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600Mts/ 45Km ) End the trip

    After breakfast, drive to Lhasa airport, known as Lhasa Gongkar airport. it is so named because of its location at the county of Gongkar. Enjoy the last amazing view of the Potala Palace, beautiful ancient holy Lhasa city and the Kyichu valley created by Kyichu river which is one of the biggest tributaries of Barhmaputra.

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