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Mount Saipal with prayer flags Nepal Tibet

Golden Eagle – China and Tibet by Train



13 Days

Prices Start from

£11,495pp (ex. flights)

Journey through remote Western China skirting the Gobi Desert, visiting the silk route city of Kashgar, ancient sites and the iconic Great Wall of China before journeying by train to the ‘Roof of the World’.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Great Wall of China, China 1

Great Wall of China

Soak up far reaching views from one of the largest and most intact passes of the Great Wall of China.

Kashgar Market, Kashgar, China 2

Kashgar Market

Shop for exotic produce at Kashgar market.

Rolling desert dunes with group of camel riders in foreground. 3

Desert Dunes and Buddhist Caves

Scale dunes by camel and seek out ancient Buddhist artwork at Magao Thousand Buddha Caves.

Potala Palace, Tibet 4

Worlds Highest Rail Pass

Journey to Lhasa on the worlds highest rail pass, some three miles above sea level.

Why we like it

This lovely itinerary combines some of China’s less visited areas with the spiritual city of Lhasa, staying in a combination of 5 star hotels and the comfortable Shangri La Express train. These remote areas, away from the normal tourist trail can often be harder to access with sometimes simple accommodation. However, this itinerary removes any hassle plus the bonus of extremely comfortable accommodation. Travel on the highest rail pass in the world before spending three days exploring the beautiful palaces and Buddhist shrines on the ‘Roof of the World’. A perfect holiday for those with an adventurous spirit who don’t wish to forgo comfort.

Explore the itinerary

Train Journey
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
    Golmund - Lhasa
  • Days 11-12
  • Day 13

Now for the details


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  • Russia

The Golden Eagle Train embarks on the worlds longest train journey from Moscow. This rail adventure is a must-do for any train aficionados. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian chugs past Lake Baikal before reaching Vladivostok via Ulan Bataar (Mongolia). Alternatively, board the Trans-Mongolian journey arriving into Ulaan Baatar in time to celebrate the Naadam Festival. The Golden Eagle plays host to many interesting Guest Speakers who travel on board delivering a series of informed lectures.

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A note on price

This Itinerary
From £11,495 Per person

When to travel

Tibet is best visited between May and October when the warmer weather has melted the snow and roads are passable. Autumn and Spring are also incredibly pretty times to visit offering autumnal colours and wildflower carpets.

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