If you only have a very short time in Tibet, you could take this tour rather than the high-risk fly in to Lhasa. (To tell the truth, if you think you can only get to Tibet once in your life, it’s worth saving up the time and money to make a longer trip of at least two weeks.)
|Day||Tour Activities||Sleeping Elevation||Elevation Gain or Loss|
|1||Fly to Xining, arriving midday to give more time to acclimate, overnight Xining.|
|2||Day trip to Kumbum Monastery or another day trip out of Xining.2 Take one of the evening trains to Lhasa. The later the better. 3||Highly Variable (on train)||Unknown|
|3||On train. Arrive Lhasa in late afternoon/early evening. Rest!||3658 m|
|4||Visit Barkhor Street, Johkhang Temple, Ani Gompa. Resist urge to do more than leisurely walk and rest.||—||—|
|5||Drepung Monastery Visit Drepung (try the kora if you’re feeling okay); Ramochen Temple||—||—|
|6||Visit Potala Palace, walk the Potala Lingkhor and visit Sera Monastery||—||—|
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