Roof of the World – 9 Days

$ 1,995.00

Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas is nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. Start from Amdo Tibet, travel to Lhasa, the site of hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha.

9 Days showcases Xining • Qinghai Lake • Lhasa • Shigatze • Gyantse • Tsedang


Day 1 Xining (Amdo Tibet)
Arrive in Xining, if time permits, visit the Liuwan Pottery Museum where China’s largest collection of painted pottery of Neolithic Age exhibited and the Qutan temple.
• Qinghai Hotel

Day 2 Xining /Lhasa by Train (B/L)
Visit Kumbum, the holy place of Gelukpa Lamaism with numerous shrines, stupas, halls and now hundreds of monk are living here.
Continue to the Grand Mosque and Museum for a visit before boarding your overnight train to Lhasa for one of the most remarkable rail journeys experience on the planet.

Day 3 Across Qinghai/Tibet Plateau (D)
Sit back as the train travelling across Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa, passing surreal and stupendous landscapes with the elevated bridges and open steppes against a stunning backdrop of towering snow capped peaks.
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to the hotel.
• Four Point by Sheraton Hotel

Day 4 Lhasa (B/L/D)
Visit the Potala Palace; an architectural wonder dominated the centre of Lhasa. Its vast inward-sloping walls broken only in the upper parts by straight rows of many windows, and its flat roofs at various levels are not unlike a fortress in appearance. Also visit the summer palace of Dalai Lama -Norbulingka and the Museum to get an insight of Tibetan Culture.

Day 5 Lhasa (B/L/D)
Visit the Jokhang Temple, spiritual centre and important pilgrimage site for pious Tibetans.
The Barkhor Bazaar, rich in colours and atmosphere, a perfect place to pick up a well-crafted Tibetan ornament.
Also visit the Sera and Drepung, both founded in the 15th century.

Day 6 Lhasa – Shigatse (B/L/D)
Travel to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city and the traditional capital of Tsang. Tour the labyrinthine Tashilumpur Monastery, the seat of Panchan Lamas and walk along the pilgrim route before sunset.
• Shigatse Hotel

Day 7 Shigatse – Gyantse (B/L/D)

Enjoy breathtaking vistas across vertiginous, snow-capped mountains as we travel to Gyantse. Visit Pelkor Chode Kumbum with 108 chapels illustrated with beautiful murals.
• Gyantse Hotel

Day 8 Gyantse – Tsedang (B/L/D)
Drive over Kamba La Mountain pass and skirt the turquoise Yamdrok Lake. Picnic lunch if weather permits. Tour Samye Monastery – the first temple of Tibet, Trandruk Monastery and Yumbulhakhang Palace dramatically posed over the fertile Yarlung Tsangpo Valley.
• Tsedang Hotel

Day 9 Tsedang – Lhasa Airport (B)
Transfer to Gongkha airport or onward flight.

Based on minimum 10
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $750

Based on 6-9 passengers
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $850

Based on 2-5 passengers
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1000

Additional information


10 days private trip from Amdo Tibet to Lhasa including the lifetime experience of the one of the highest rail journey from Xining to Lhasa.


Private Trip, Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers


First Class Hotel throughout


Superior First Class Hotel with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
Meal specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD = Special Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer services from Airport/hotel/airport
Transfer and ground transportation during the tours by air conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary with English speaking local guide(s)
Fully escorted by National Guide if the departure is final at minimum 10 passengers
Entrance fees at sites/monuments (one time)
Intra-tour air/rail transportation based on coach class
Present applicable VAT/taxes.


International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
Personal expenses and gratuities.
Any other item not specified


Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.


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