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QingHai Tibet Rail Experience

Physical Grading: 1/5 (Easy) Travel Information: QingHai-Tibet (QingZang) route, Highway 109, is one of the 5 main roads into Tibet. QingZang route stretches some 1160km, with an average altitude of 4500m, making it the longest and highest paved road on the world. In this journey, you will travel via the famous QingZang Railway, cutting through major mountain passes of the KunLun mountain, Tanghla mountain (which divides the Qinghai-Tibet border), Nyenchen Tanglha mountain, the salt-rich Qaidam Basin (one of the largest inland basin in China), the vast steppes of KeKeXiLi nature reserve, and the prairie of Wutang grassland. In addition, other highlights include the source of the Yangtze river, sunset at ChuMaEr river and Namtso lake. Upon arriving to Lhasa Tibet, you will spend some time acclimatizing to the 3650m altitude, doing local city tour such as visiting Potala Palace and other monasteries. The 2nd part of your adventure goes to Mount Everest base camp, where you will also spend a night there in tents. You will also visit Namtso Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the world at 4718m, about 300km north of Lhasa.

Add: 9 Hoa Sua St., Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: [84.8] 35108112 35108113 Fax: [84.8] 35108144 Email: info@roadstour.com Website: www.roadstour.com

Itinerary: Day 1 Arrive in ChengDu - Airport pickup and transfer to city for some sight-seeing in mini-van (depends on time available) - In the evening, we will send you to ChengDu train station for your departure to Tibet (train departs 20:59hrs) - Overnight on train Day 2 QingHai-Tibet train - En-route to Tibet on train. Enjoy the scenery of the QingHai-Tibetan plateau - As it is a 44-hour train journey, we recommend you to bring some books and music with you - Overnight on train Day 3 QingHai-Tibet train - You should enter the QingHai plateau. Please use the above altitude map as a guide to your location along the route - After almost 48hrs on the train, you will arrive in Tibet. We will welcome you at train station & transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner in Lhasa - Overnight in Lhasa (hotel)

Add: 9 Hoa Sua St., Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: [84.8] 35108112 35108113 Fax: [84.8] 35108144 Email: info@roadstour.com Website: www.roadstour.com

Day 4 Lhasa - Acclimatization - Acclimatize to 3650m. You can do short walks around Barkor square and Jokhang Palace - Overnight in Lhasa (hotel) Day 5 Lhasa - Acclimatization - Visit to Potala Palace. Check out Barkor Square - Overnight in Lhasa (hotel) Day 6 Lhasa / Gyantse (drive 259km) - Enjoy the scenery of Tibet en-route and visit Yamdrok Yumtso Lake - After lunch, continue drive to Gyantse to see Old Fort ruins and Palchoi Monastery - Overnight in Gyantse (hotel)

Add: 9 Hoa Sua St., Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: [84.8] 35108112 35108113 Fax: [84.8] 35108144 Email: info@roadstour.com Website: www.roadstour.com

Day 7 Gyantse / Lhatse (drive 244km) - After breakfast, drive to Shigatse to visit Tashilungpo monastery (seat of Panchen Lama) - We will rest for the night in Lhatse to prepare for the drive into Everest base camp - Overnight in Lhatse (hotel) Day 8 Lhatse / Mount Everest Base Camp (drive 203km) - Drive to Rongbuk monastery at 5100m. Do enjoy the awesome view of Mount Everest. From Rongbuk Monastery, take a horse-cart up to the base camp. Do not forget the sunset! - Overnight in base camp (tents) Palchoi Monastery Day 9 Mount Everest Base Camp / Shigatse (drive 353km) - Wake up to view the sunlight shinning on the top of the worlds highest peak. Everest base camp/Rongbuk drive to Shigatse - Overnight in Shigatse (hotel)

Day 10 Shigatse / Lhasa (drive 270km) - Overnight in Lhasa (hotel) Day 11 Lhasa / Namtso Lake / Lhasa - Drive up 230km north to see Namtso Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the world at 4718m - You have time to complete a 1-round hike around the island and take on the steps to the top of the hill after lunch before driving back to Lhasa - Overnight in Lhasa (hotel) Day 12 Lhasa / ChengDu - Airport send-off for your flight back to ChengDu - End of your QingHai-Tibet Rail Adventure. Home Sweet Home!

Add: 9 Hoa Sua St., Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: [84.8] 35108112 35108113 Fax: [84.8] 35108144 Email: info@roadstour.com Website: www.roadstour.com

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