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Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour provided by Qinghai Tibet Train (Lhasa Express)

Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour

Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4 days
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4 days
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 18203P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for Tibet
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Liability travel insurance
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Transportation by comfortable Tibet tourist bus
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
Exclusions
  • Single Supplement if you are a single traveler
  • China visa fees (please make sure you have China L Visa before you reserve this group tour if you fly to Lhasa from China)
  • Tibet Group Visa if you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu and The invitation letter of Tibet Group Visa
  • All Lunches and Dinners
  • All nights hotels
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, 7WR2+2CX, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China Pick up from airport: 10:00、13:30、17:00. Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. Start from hotel: usually at 9:30am. (The tour guide will notify you in advance)
  • Lhasa Railway Station, Doilungdêqên District, Lhasa, China
Additional information
  • China Visa: if you fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, you need have your China L Visa in advance.
  • Tibet Group Visa: if you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you don't need China L Visa, but you need apply for your Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu. Before that, you need the invitation of Tibet Group Visa from Tibet tour supplier.
  • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter Tibet with a Tibet travel permit. Your local tour operator will help you apply for a Tibet permits (usually need at least 12 days), but be sure you have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months.
  • A copy of your Tibet travel permit will be sent to you in advance or the original permit will be delivered to you at your place in China.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for Tibet
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Liability travel insurance
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Transportation by comfortable Tibet tourist bus
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
Exclusions
  • Single Supplement if you are a single traveler
  • China visa fees (please make sure you have China L Visa before you reserve this group tour if you fly to Lhasa from China)
  • Tibet Group Visa if you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu and The invitation letter of Tibet Group Visa
  • All Lunches and Dinners
  • All nights hotels
Departure details
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, 7WR2+2CX, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China Pick up from airport: 10:00、13:30、17:00. Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. Start from hotel: usually at 9:30am. (The tour guide will notify you in advance)
  • Lhasa Railway Station, Doilungdêqên District, Lhasa, China
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • China Visa: if you fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, you need have your China L Visa in advance.
  • Tibet Group Visa: if you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you don't need China L Visa, but you need apply for your Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu. Before that, you need the invitation of Tibet Group Visa from Tibet tour supplier.
  • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter Tibet with a Tibet travel permit. Your local tour operator will help you apply for a Tibet permits (usually need at least 12 days), but be sure you have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months.
  • A copy of your Tibet travel permit will be sent to you in advance or the original permit will be delivered to you at your place in China.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2
Lhasa Day Tour (D)
Day 3
Lhasa Day Tour
Day 4
Departure from Lhasa
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867carstenj
Zürich, Switzerland12 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Ich bewerte hier nur die Bahnfahrt, in meinem Fall von Lhasa nach Xian. Diese Fahrt dauert rund 33 Stunden (mit einer Übernachtung im Zug). Das eine lange Bahnfahrt kein Vergnügen ist, hatte ich mir gedacht, aber diese Bahnfahrt werde ich niemals wieder machen und hätte sie nicht gemacht, wenn ich gewußt hätte, wie katastrophal die Zustände sein würden. Es gibt grundsätzlich nur 2 Reiseklassen. Ich hatte die bessere
"sogenannte Erste Klasse" gebucht. In der besseren Klasse gibt es 4er Abteils mit Stockbetten (zwei links und zwei rechts). Die Abteile sind sehr klein. Grössere Koffer müssen auf dem Gang bzw. beim Ein-/Ausstieg gestapelt untergestellt werden. Die "Betten" sind unbequem und unsauber. Die "frischen" Bettdecken werden vom Personal auf dem Fußboden gefaltet und auf die Betten gelegt. Man sitzt in den kleinen Abteilen sehr unbequem und es ist stickig. Das Personal meidet die Fahrgäste und schließt sich bsw. überwiegend im Speisewagen ein. Das Essen dort ist unterschiedlich. Mal gibt es gar nichts oder der Wagen ist geschlossen, mal gibt es relativ erträgliche Kost, Speisekarte aber nur auf chinesisch! Die Fenster sind dreckig und der Zug hält überwiegend nur sehr kurz an unattraktiven Bahnhöfen. Die sanitären Anlagen sind katastrophal. Duschen gibt es gar nicht, normale Toiletten wenige, dazu einige "Bodentoiletten", also eine Zelle mit Loch im Boden. Es gibt kein Toilettenpapier, da dieses mitgebracht werden muß. Die Reise, die teilweise durch hübsche bzw. interessante Landschaften führt kann kaum genossen werden, da die Fenster klein und verdreckt sind. Tische als Ablage oder zum Kartenspielen etc. gibt es kaum. Der ganze Zug scheint etwa 30-40 Jahre alt zu sein und ist entsprechend verwohnt. Trotzdem ist (fast) jeder Platz ausgebucht. Der Zug ist also brechend voll und vollkommen auf chinesische Gäste ausgelegt. Tickets sollten 6 Wochen im voraus gebucht werden.
Eine anstrengende und lästige Fahrt. Man ist heilfroh, wenn die Zugfahrt endlich beendet ist.
Written 31 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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