6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour

Taking the train from Xining to Tibet is the best way to view the spectacular sceneries along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. During this tour, we will appreciate the breathtaking views of Qinghai Lake and then take the train to Lhasa and visit the highlights of Lhasa city, such as Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, etc.


  • Gazed on the breathtaking views of Qinghai Lake.
  • View the spectacular sceneries along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
  • Feel the strong Buddhism atmosphere in Tibet.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Xining Arrival
  • Day 2: Xining – Lhasa
  • Day 3: Lhasa Arrival
  • Day 4: Lhasa
  • Day 5: Lhasa
  • Day 6: Lhasa Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Xining Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Taer Monastery
Accommodation: Xining

Welcome to Xining! Upon your arrival, the tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. If time allows, we will head to visit the famous Taer Monastery, the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master – Tsongkhapa. Appreciate the famous “three bests” – butter sculptures, the barbolas, and the murals.

Day 2 Xining – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Qinghai Lake, Erlang Jian Scenic Area
Accommodation: overnight train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive about 2.5 hours to Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt-water lake in China and is fed by 23 rivers. We will stop at the Erlang Jian Scenic Area to enjoy the beauty of Qinghai Lake.

After the tour, drive back to Xining and take the overnight train to Lhasa.

Day 3 Lhasa Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy the spectacular sceneries along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Welcome to the roof of the world – Lhasa! Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Have a good rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet.

Day 4 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast


After breakfast at hotel, the Lhasa tour begins with the must-see attraction – Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama.

In the afternoon, move on to Jokhang Monastery and walk along the Barkhor Street nearby. Enjoy the local Tibetan culture here.

Day 5 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Then move on to the largest garden in Tibet – Norbulingka and the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries in Lhasa – Sera Monastery.

After all the visit, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 6 Lhasa Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Today your wonderful Xining & Lhasa tour will complete. Be escorted to the airport for your flight and service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.