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Golden Eagle – China and Tibet by Train

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Duration

13 Days

Prices Start from

$14,599pp (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 our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Urumqi

  • Day 2

    Urumqi

  • Day 3

    Kashgar

  • Day 4

    Kashgar

  • Day 5

    Turpan

  • Day 6

    Dunhuang

  • Day 7

    Jiayuguan

  • Day 8

    Xining

  • Day 9

    Golmund

  • Day 10

    Golmund - Lhasa

  • Days 11-12

    Lhasa

  • Day 13

    Lhasa

Day 1

Urumqi

Day 2

Urumqi

Explore the Provincial Museum, home to fascinating artefacts including ancient Caucasian mummies.

Day 3

Kashgar

Kyrgyz man at Kashgar Sunday animal market, Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China

Shop for exotic produce at Kashgar market.

Day 4

Kashgar

Day 5

Turpan

The Ruins Of Jiaohe, Turpan City, Xinjiang, China

Visit the ancient city of Jiaohe and the world famous irrigation system at Karez.

Day 6

Dunhuang

Crescent Spring and Mingyue Pavilion, Dunghuang, China

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

Day 7

Jiayuguan

Great Wall of China, China

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

Day 8

Xining

Day 9

Golmund

Day 10

Golmund - Lhasa

Potala Palace, Tibet

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

Days 11-12

Lhasa

Monk with Prayer Beads, Tibet

Explore the palaces and Buddhist sites of Lhasa.

Day 13

Lhasa

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

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This Itinerary
Price
From $14,599 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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