You can find direct train to Tibet from the cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Xining Lanzhou. Among them, I would suggest you to take the train to Tibet from Xining. The reasons are as follows:
1. The train journey from Xining to Lhasa only takes 20 hours, you don't need to spend too much time on the narrow space of the Qinghai Tibet Train.
2. The highlights of your train journey to Tibet lies in the section of Xining - Lhasa part which includes Qinghai Lake, Keke Xili Grass Land, etc.
3. All of the trains to Tibet will pass by Xining Station, you have more choices on the trains to Tibet.
The Potala Palace: You can take pictures in the palace from varied angles. In the “Chakpori Viewing Platform” and Lupuyan Temple, you can shoot the Potala Palace with the white tower in the foreground. From such angle, you can shoot the palace shining under the sunset glow. And in the Potala Palace squire, you can shoot the “Standard photo” of the palace.
Jokhang Temple: As a cultural scenic spot, Jokhang is a good choice for shutterbugs all year round, despite the weather conditions. Prayers from all parts of the world come to pray here. You can shoot a perfect film here, especially when it coincides with Tibetan festivals and religious celebrations.
Drepung Monastery: It is quite spectacular to come here to shoot the Giant Buddha exhibiting ceremony during the Shoton Festival.
If you want to travel to Tibet, whether if need to bring tents and sleeping bags? If you participate in our regular tour, there is no need to bring this equipment. Even in winter, our regular tour is to the cities with relatively complete accommodation facilities, and we will stay in star hotels along the way. For the further remote places such as Mt. Everest, while sleep in the guesthouse you may wish to bring along a personal sleeping bag, mainly in order to maintain good hygiene and preventing cold. In addition, the sleeping bag is very convenient to rent in Lhasa, and charged as date and quality. There are a lot of outdoor shops providing such business in Lhasa.
Day 1: Lhasa - Shigatse
Day 2: Shigatse - Everest Base Camp
Day 3: Everest Base Camp - Saga
Day 4: Saga - Darchen
Day 5: Darchen - Zanda
Day 6: Zanda - Shiquanhe Town
Day 7: Shiquanhe Town - Rendo Town
Day 8: Rendo Town - Cuoqin
Day 9: Cuoqin - Wenbunan Village
Day 10: Wenbunan Village - Nyima County
Day 11: Nyima County - Bange
Day 12: Bange - Namtso
Day 13: Namtso - Lhasa
The Shoton Festival of Drepung Monastery is held on July 1st every year in the Tibetan calendar. During the period, there are numerous of visitors to the Buddha exhibition is very large, which can be crowded.
Visitors to the exhibition of the Buddha at Drepung Monastery should pay attention:
Traffic control Since 0 a.m. before the festival begins, all vehicles will not be allowed to pass through the streets within 5 kilometers below the Drepung Monastery. You can take the free bus in the designated places.
If you want to be close to the show, you need to start off early to get the best seats.
Because you have to climb a mountain, it also takes a long walk to take the bus. Therefore, recommended to wear comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes. In case of rain, please bring along the cold clothes and raincoats.
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