Take part in rituals and haggle for a bargain in the markets. From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countryside to Tibet on this well-packed overland adventure. Witness the splendour of the Potala Palace and the majesty of remote monasteries and then celebrate the journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve climbed down from the roof of the world.
- Trip Code: Tibet tour from Beijing
- Trip Type: Tour
- Max. Altitude: 3800 m
- Travel Mode: Coaches
|Trip Code||Tibet tour from Beijing|
|Trip Duration||15 Days|
|Min Group Size||2|
|Max Altitude||3800 m|
|Meals||Bed and Breakfast|
Pick up and transfer to hotel, in the afternoon visit Summer Palace, You will have Peking Duck dinner.
Visit Tian’an Men square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world, and the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, in the evening you will visit Peking Opera.
After breakfast, excursion to the Badaling Great Wall. After lunch drive to Ming Tombs to visit the Underground Palace of Dingling. Then transfer to rail way station and drive to Xi’an by train, soft sleeper.
In the early morning arrival in Xi’an, pick up and transfer to hotel, after rest drive to the famous Terracotta Warriors Museum. After lunch, you will visit the Provincial History Museum with its richest collection of artifacts in China. After that you will also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight, the deluxe Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is reserved for you.
Transfer to airport and fly to Chengdu, Capital of Sichuan province. Pick up and then visit Research Base of Panda Breeding and an old traditional Chengdu Tea house
In the early morning transfer to airport and fly to Tibet, upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, pick up and transfer to Lhasa(3650 m) with about 1 1/2 hours’ driving (100km), in the afternoon rest and acclimatize.
In the morning visit Potala Palace, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. In the afternoon visit Jokhang temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa.
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelukpa sect., which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there.
Today is a full day picturesque drive crossing over a colorful Yamdrok Lake. Kambala Pass at 4,794 m and Karola Pass at 5,010m. In Gyantse visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery.
After breakfast drive to Shigatse(3810 m), the second largest town in Tibet and the capital of Tsang, there visit Tashilunpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet.
After breakfast we continue on our drive to Shegar, also called “new Tringri, and crossing over the Gyatsola Pass at 5,220 m, which is the highest en route to Shegar, 240 km.
Today we drive to Kerung, with views of beautiful Himalayan Ranges panorama including the Mt. Everest (8,848 m).
After breakfast drive to Kerung (Nepal-Tibet border), there you will be picked up by Nepalese guide and then continue on drive to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.
After Breakfast transfer to airport for your next destination.
Trip Cost Include:
|»||Accommodation as per program on bed and breakfast basis|
|»||Transportation by 1 unit land cruiser/Van/Coaches|
|»||All necessary permits|
|»||1 English-speaking Tibetan guide|
|»||Entrance fee including Potala, Jorkhang, Yamdrok, Pelkor Chode& Kumbuk, Tashilunpo|
|»||Airpot pick up and drop|
|»||Airfares and airport tax|
|»||Lunch and dinner not mentioned above|
|»||Tips, drinks and expense due to nature|
|»||Tibet Visa fee|