10D9N TIBET HIGHLAND RAILWAY TOUR

Arrangement for adequate Tibetan accommodation for in-depth exploration of its beautiful scenery
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Travel period: Oct 2016 - Dec 2017

fr. SGD 1808

Highlights

Tour Code: CN10T, With effect from Oct 2016 – Dec 2017

Special Arrangement:

  • Experience 24-hrs Qinghai Tibet Train to enjoy spectacular views of Tibet on the train journey
  • Visit ancient Jokhang Temple which is the most sacred place in the eye of all Tibetan Buddhist with 1350 years
  • Visit the landmark of Lhasa-The Potala Palace. It is the ancient time castle-style architectures with the highest altitude 
  • Night visit to Potala Palace Square to experience its mysterious charm in the dusk.
  • Visit Namtso Lake, Yamzhoyum Lake to enjoy the picturesque scenery. 
  • Zha Ji Temple is the only God of Fortune temple in Tibet. Although small, she is frequented by devotees.
  • Complimentary visit to The Park of Oriental Miraculous Mastiff for its Tibetan mastiffs with strong body & fierce Appearance.
  • The Tibetan Song and Dance Performance enjoy the Tibetan cuisine and angelic voices of the ethnic group.
  • Arrangement for adequate Tibetan accommodation for in-depth exploration of its beautiful scenery, exclusive stay at Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel(or similar)

Delicate service for highland (Lhasa sector):

  • Special arrangement of professional highland doctors for consultation service in the hotel
  • Free bottles of oxygen provided on the coach

Delicacy cuisine:   Tibetan Tsampa,Butter Tea,Yogur,Yak Meat, Korean BBQ , Traditional Duck Pot , Highland Barley Wine,Mushroom Steamboat,Special Lhasa Western meal, International Buffet 

(Meal on board/Dinner)

Stay at Xining Qinghai Holiday Dynasty or equivalent 

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Lanzhou (Via Kunming). Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu province and a key transportation hub in the region. Upon arrival, we will take a coach to Xining. Xining is a highland ancient city with more than 2100 years of history, formerly known as the “South Railway for Silk Road”. After the tour, we will check into the hotel to rest for the night. 

Remark: If flight by Silk Air or Sichuan Airlines, please note that your flight is to Chengdu. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and check in to Chengdu hotel for a good rest. Stay at Chuan Gang International Hotel or equivalent. 


(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Xining Qinghai Holiday Dynasty or equivalent
After breakfast, we will visit Kumbum Monastery, also called Ta'er Monastery, originated in 1379 from a pagoda that marked the birthplace of Tsong Kha-pa, founder of the Gelugpa Sect of the Tibetan people. The site covers around 400,000 square kilometers and is home to over 750 monks. The most famous items in this monastery are the "Three Treasures", the yak butter sculpture called "Suyouhua".

Remark: If flight by Silk Air or Sichuan Airlines, after hotel breakfast in Chengdu, you will transfer to airport for you China Domestic flight to Xining.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch)

Train: 6 bed hard sleeper

After breakfast, we will have sufficient rest in the hotel room to adapt to the highland climate.  Thereafter, we will meet up and transfer to Xining  train station and board Qinghai Tibet train with the highest altitude in  the world heading towards Lhasa.

Remark :

1.Due to the current operational procedures onboard the Qihai-Tibetan Railway, the local operator will do their utmost to arrange for all passengers to be roomed in the same cabin. Rooming in the berths will be arranged according to the travelling party’s size and ages.

2. Passengers can request to upgrade to a cushioned berth (quadruple sharing) at an additional S$170/pax. Rooms will only be confirmed between a few hours to one day before departure. If the upgrade cannot be confirmed, Chan Brothers Travel will refund the amount paid after the end of the tour.

(Dinner)

Stay at Lhasa Manasarovar  Hotel or equivalent 

It will be a whole day train journey heading towards Lhasa in the Qinghai Tibet Railway, passing through Xining, Ge’ermu, Tuotuo River, Anduo, Naqu, Dangxiong and finally Lhasa. You will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Tibet on the way, such as Qinghai Lake, Kunlun Mountain and the freely grazing yaks on highlands. All meals on board the train will be at own expense.  Upon arrival in Lhasa, we have to take ample rest in order to acclimatize to the high altitude.  Lhasa is an ancient city with 1300 years of history; it is also the hub of the Tibet Politics, Economy, Culture and Religion.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Lhasa Manasarovar  Hotel or equivalent 

After breakfast, we will visit the landmark of Lhasa – the Potala Palace.  Potala in Sanskrit means sacred place of the Goddess of Mercy.  It is the ancient time castle-style architectures with the highest altitude. It is also the Tibetan Political Centre and residence of previous Dalai Lama since the seventh century AD.  In the afternoon, we will visit the ancient Jokhang Temple which is the most sacred place in the eye of all Tibetan Buddhist with 1350 years of history dating back to the 7th century reign of King Songsten Gampo.  Thereafter, we walk around the most bustling handicraft market of Lhasa - the Barkhor Street, for some minority handicraft souvenirs. We will then savor the Specialty Highland Mushroom Steamboat for dinner.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Shigatse Jiumuyamei International Hotel or equivalent 

Today we will set off from Lhasa, climbing over the Kambala Snow Mountain with an altitude of 4900 meters to visit the Yamdroktso Lake – it is the world’s highest altitude fresh water lake and also renown as the sacred lake in the sky.  Thereafter, along the way we will see an awesome roadside view of the Nojin Kangtsang Glacier and Gyantse, which is the outdoor filming scene of the “Valley of the Red River” that is surrounding the Yamdroktso Lake.  Next, we will visit the Palkor Monastery, which consists of the 3 major Tibetan religion groups in one monastery.  It is also well known for its exquisite mural and carvings.  We may also see the Zongshan anti-British Ruins from far before we proceed to Shigatse.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Lhasa Manasarovar  Hotel or equivalent 

After breakfast, we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the final resting place of Panchen Lama and also one of the 6 major monasteries for Tibetan Yellow Sect.  This monastery was built by the first Panchen Lama in 1447 and thereafter became the resident of all the previous Panchen Lama.  The world’s tallest Maitreya Buddha statue, which is 28 meters tall, is also enshrined the monastery.  We will also see the Stupa-tomb of the Tenth Panchen Lama here. En-route you will visit to The Park of Oriental Miraculous Mastiff. Tibetan Mastiff with the nicknames such as “Miraculous Beast”, “Number One Dog” and “Antique Dog” originates from the highland of Tibet, at 3000-5000m above the sea with cold weather. Lastly, we will coach back to Lhasa and appreciate the art of Tibetan Thangka

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Lhasa Manasarovar  Hotel or equivalent 

This morning we will take a coach ride through the Qinghai-Tibet railway and Nagenla Snow Mountain to Namtso Lake, the salt water lake with the highest altitude in the world at 4718 metres. It is one of the 3 sacred lakes of Tibet thus also renowned as a holy lake in Tibetan Buddhism.  With its good quality of pastures along the lakeside, it is a natural ranch.  On the return journey back to Lhasa, you may also see the peak of Mt Tanggula covered with snow all year round.

Note: In the event that we are unable to visit Namtso Lake due to drastic weather condition, it will be replaced by Derpung Monastery and Past Dalai Lama’s treasured park - Norbulingka Palace.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Stay at Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel or equivalent 

This morning we will tour the Mt Chokpori.  There’s a special grotto temple at the East side of the mountain which is named “Zala Lupu”. After thousand years of rain and shine, the temple was surprisingly in good conditions. There are 69 stone inscriptions and 66 stone statues in the cave.  The grotto is extremely dim and all depends on the butter lamp for light. Next, you will visit Zha Ji Temple. She is one and the only temple of God of Fortune in Tibet. Although small, she is frequently visited by devotees and is one of the special temples in Tibet. At night, take a stroll at the Potala Palace Square and be awed by its mysterious charm.

(Breakfast/Meal on board)

After breakfast, we will have some leisure time before we transfer to Gongga Airport for the flight to Kunming and transit back to Singapore.

Remark: If you fight by Silk Air, you will transfer to Gongga Airport for your China Domestic flight to Chengdu or Chongqing and transit back to Singapore.

Compulsory Additional Tour:

LHASA (RMB460/Adult, RMB360/Child below 1.2M height)
1. Sera monastery watch lamas debating
2.Tibet Museum
3.Tibetan home visit

Optional Tour:

1. Lhasa Princess Wencheng musical show – RMB520/Adult, RMB420/Child below 1.2M height

Remarks:

  1. Passengers with high blood pressure or heart health problems and elderly are advisable to consult doctor before joining tour.
  2. Diplomats and reporters will need special arrangement for the Tibet Entry Permit.
  3. Itinerary may be reversed due to air seat/train ticket availability. Eg. Fly to Lhasa and take train from Lhasa to Xining.
  4. The facilities and meals offered at Tibet highland are simpler and may not be compared with other China package tours, we seek your understanding. Also, beverages are not provided for Tibet group meals
  5. Tipping guideline as follow: RMB25/day/pax
  6. shopping stops: Mineral or Carpet factory, Tibetanhealth centre, Tibetan Dzi Beads amd Thangka, Tea, Silk or Jewellery
  7. Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified; Tour sequence is subjected to change; Tour groups on different flight schedule may be merged.
  8. All hotel ratings are based on local terms. If hotel is pending certification from the relevant body, we will use comparable to x star standard for your reference 
  9. In the event of discrepancy between the Chinese and English tour itineraries, please refer to the former for accuracy.

updated 04 Nov 2016

行程特色

Tour Code: CN10T, 适用于2016年10月份至2017年12月份

精华景点:

乘搭世界海拔最高的【青藏铁路专列】观赏青藏高原雪域风光
游览1350年的历史,藏传佛教信徒心中的圣地【大昭寺
参观【布达拉宫】当今世界海拔最高的古代宫堡式建筑群
夜游【布达拉宫广场】, 感受夜色中的布达拉宫独特魅力
游览赏雪峰冰川下梦境般的西藏圣湖【纳木措湖
羊卓雍湖】欣赏湖光山色美景
扎基寺】,拉萨香火旺盛的财神庙,一座藏区颇为特别的寺庙
 赠游【东方神犬藏獒园】,藏獒体大如驴,奔驰如虎,吼声如狮

藏族主题歌舞宴】品尝藏区风味美食并聆听藏区儿女的天籁之音

藏区安排充足住宿,深度探索藏区绮丽风光;独家入住拉萨神湖大酒店*(或同级)

贴心高原服务:


西藏拉萨段酒店特别安排专业高原医生提供高原旅游医疗巡诊服务
拉萨段旅游车上免费提供专业氧气钢瓶供应氧气

当地风味:

藏式糌粑,酥油茶,酸奶,牦牛肉,青稞酒
高原风味菌类汤锅,拉萨特色西餐,韩式烧烤,国际西式自助餐,老鸭煲
(机上便餐/晚餐)

宿:青海假日王朝或同级 
齐聚新加坡樟宜机场,搭乘国际航班飞往【兰州】(经停昆明)。兰州是甘肃省省会,中华民族的母亲河黄河穿城而过,在大西北处于“座中四联”的位置。接机后,乘车前往西宁,有着2100年历史的高原古城,被称为“丝绸之路南道”,是铁路进入西藏的重要枢纽。抵达西宁入住酒店休息。

注:若乘搭新加坡胜安航空或四川航空,将飞往【成都】,抵达后享用晚餐并入住酒店休息。
宿:川港国际酒店或同级

 

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:青海假日王朝或同级
早餐后,参观藏传佛教六大寺院之一的著名寺庙【塔尔寺】,是藏传佛教格鲁派创始人宗喀巴大师的诞生地,以堆绣、壁画、酥油花“艺术三绝”闻名遐迩。

(早餐/午餐)

宿:火车硬卧(6人房)
早上在酒店充分休息以适应高原气候。随后送往西宁火车站,搭乘世界海拔最高的【青藏铁路专线列车】前往拉萨。列车将沿唐朝文成公主进藏的唐藩古道,黄土高原与青藏高原,汉文化与藏文化的分界线,沿着面积4500平方公里,中国最大的内陆咸水湖-青海湖畔贯穿青海前往西藏拉萨。

注:

  1. 鉴于青藏铁路目前特殊的运营状况,当地旅行社将尽最大努力安排或调整团队所有旅客在一个车厢。
  2. 有关具体铺位届时将根据团员的年纪和人数协调分配。
  3. 若旅客要提升至火车软卧(4人房),需增加新币$170/人,但只能在乘搭火车前一天或者数小时前才能得到确认。若无法拿到软卧,曾兄弟旅行社将在团队结束后进行相关退款。
(晚餐)

宿:拉萨神湖大酒店或同级
全日搭乘世界海拔最高的【青藏铁路专线列车】前往拉萨。【西宁】【格尔木】【沱沱河】【安多】【那曲】【当雄】【拉萨】火车上不含餐,用餐自理。沿着世界海拔最高、里程最长、景色最壮观的高原铁路,走过青海湖、昆仑山、可可西里、戈壁红柳长江源、唐古拉山、错那湖和羌塘草原,观赏青藏高原雪域风光,以及奔腾撒欢的藏羚羊、野牦牛和其它各种动物。抵达拉萨后作高原气候适应性休息,以平稳渡过高原气候适应期。

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:拉萨神湖大酒店或同级
上午参观当今世界海拔最高的古代宫堡式建筑群【布达拉宫】自公元七世纪以来历世达赖喇嘛驻地和西藏政教权力的中心。下午前往藏传佛教信徒心中的圣地――吐蕃古寺【大昭寺】, 距今已有1350年的历史,大昭寺在藏传佛教中拥有至高无上的地位。大昭寺始建于七世纪吐蕃王朝的鼎盛时期,据传说是为了供奉一尊明久多吉佛像,即释迦牟尼8岁等身像。接着赴拉萨最热闹的步行街【八角街】手工艺品市场游览,浏览和选购各式充满民族特色和异域风情的手工制品。晚餐特别安排西藏特有的高原风味菌类火锅.

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:日喀则久木亚美大酒店或同级
翻越海拔4900米的冈巴拉雪山,远眺冈巴拉雷达站,前往世界上最高有天上圣湖美誉的【羊卓雍湖】清澈的湖水和蓝天融为一体,陶醉、震撼并涤荡着你的灵魂。观赏世纪冰川【咖惹拉冰川】,环绕羊卓雍湖前往电影《红河谷》外景地―【江孜】参观唯一集西藏三大教派于一体,以精美绝伦的壁画和雕刻而著称的十万佛塔【白居寺】,远眺宗山抗英炮台后赴后藏重镇―【日喀则】

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:拉萨神湖大酒店或同级
上午参观班禅大师灵魂安息地、黄教六大寺之一【扎什伦布寺】。扎什伦布寺由一世达赖喇嘛根顿珠巴主持修建于1447年。寺内供奉有高28米世界上最大的铜佛坐像“强巴佛”即弥勒佛像。瞻仰【十世班禅大师灵塔】。途中参观【东方神犬藏獒园】,藏獒产于青藏高原海拔3000-5000公尺的高寒地带,也是世界上唯一不怕野兽的犬种,有“一獒低三狼”的说法,故藏獒被称为东方神犬。随后乘车返回【拉萨】,参观唐卡工艺。

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:拉萨神湖大酒店或同级
早餐后,经青藏公路翻越那根拉雪山前往世界上海拔最高的咸水湖【纳木措】,海拔4718米。纳木错湖滨拔广阔、水草丰美,像一粒晶莹的明珠般镶嵌在万里羌塘草原上。“纳木错”为藏语,蒙古语名称为“腾格里海”,都是“天湖”之意。纳木错是西藏的“三大圣湖”之一。 纳木措是古象雄佛法雍仲本教的第一神湖,为著名的佛教圣地之一。返回拉萨途中远眺终年积雪的【念青唐古拉山】

备注11-次年4月,如果由于气候原因不能前往纳木措,将安排游览拉萨哲蚌寺和历代达赖喇嘛的宝贝园林“罗布林卡”。

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

宿:拉萨神湖大酒店或同级

早餐后,游览【药王山】,药王山东侧有个洞窟式的小庙宇,是一座造型奇特的石窟寺庙,叫查拉鲁普。经过一千多年的风风雨雨,至今仍然保存完好,岩壁上有69尊石刻造像,66道两边排列石刻神像,洞内光线暗淡,全靠酥油供灯照明。随后参观【扎基寺】是西藏唯一的一座财神庙,寺庙虽小,但香火十分鼎盛。夜幕降临,传递着藏传佛教千年秘密的布达拉宫,更散发着无法言语的神秘魅力。特别安排【夜游布达拉宫广场】,体会这座宫殿的庄严、神秘。

(早餐/机上便餐)

自由活动至送机时间,在拉萨贡嘎机场乘机经昆明转机返回美丽家园—新加坡.

注:若乘搭新加坡胜安航空,将乘搭中国内陆航班飞往成都或重庆,转机返回新加坡。

规定性附加配套(Compulsory Additional Tour):成人/人民币460元,1.2米以下小孩/人民币360元

1.大型藏式原生态歌舞《幸福在路上》
2.西藏博物馆
3.藏民家访

选择性配套(Optional Tour):

1.拉萨藏文化《文成公主》山川实景剧 - 成人/人民币520元,1.2以下小小孩/人民币420元

备注:

  1. 旅行社建议凡严重高血压、心脏疾病患者、呼吸系统疾病者及年老者在报名前咨询医生意见并谨慎参团。
  2. 外交官、记者入藏需特别办理。
  3. 如遇飞机机位或火车车位问题,行程将倒转走;既先飞拉萨,从拉萨乘火车至西宁。
  4.  西藏高原的旅游设施如酒店,团队餐食较简单并不能与一般中国旅游城市攀比,望体恤;西藏团队餐不提供酒水。

  5. 导游司机服务费标准:人民币25元/人/天.

  6. 旅游购物:矿产陈列馆或地毯厂,藏医药文化博览中心,西藏天珠和工艺品,藏茶,丝绸或珠宝.
  7. 导游全程以中文讲解;行程游览顺序将会根据实际情况而有所调整;不同航班的团体将可能合并成一团
  8.  全程住宿当地两至四星级酒店;酒店级别以中国当地为准,没有挂星的酒店将以准X星级酒店标明,以供参考

  9. 若中英文行程版本出现不符之处,将以中文版本为依据                   

修订于2016年11月3日

Note

  • Do note that the third bed for triple room may be a "roll-away" bed.
  • The below chart serves a guideline and may not be applicable to all destinations.
  • For maximum comfort, we highly recommend a family of four to stay in two rooms.
  • If extra bed are not available, passengers will be put into : 1 Standard Double / Twin Room + 1 Standard Single Room
passenger Adult
Standard Single Room
  • 1 adult x $ Single
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 1 adult x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 1 adult x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 2 adults x $ Twin
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 2 adults x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
Standard Triple Room
  • 3 adults x $ Triple
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 3 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 Child x $ No Bed
  • Departure
  • Airline
  • Price From (SGD)
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
13 Dec 2017 SINLHW e MU5094 0330 1055
22 Dec 2017 LXAKMG e MU5940 1134 1500
22 Dec 2017 KMGSIN e MU5093 2300 0230 (+1)
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
2,258.00 1,808.00 1,808.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,708.00 1,608.00 1,508.00
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
20 Dec 2017 SINLHW e MU5094 0330 1055
29 Dec 2017 LXAKMG e MU5940 1134 1500
29 Dec 2017 KMGSIN e MU5093 2300 0230 (+1)
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
2,258.00 1,808.00 1,808.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,708.00 1,608.00 1,508.00
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
27 Dec 2017 SINLHW e MU5094 0330 1055
05 Jan 2018 LXAKMG e MU5940 1134 1500
05 Jan 2018 KMGSIN e MU5093 2300 0230 (+1)
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
2,258.00 1,808.00 1,808.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,708.00 1,608.00 1,508.00
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