Beijing, Lhasa and Kathmandu tour these three major cities of China, Tibet and Nepal offers a delightful blend of high adventure and exotic culture.
An exploration of the ancient palaces, monasteries and temples, a ride on the world's highest train, a journey to (almost) the top of the world, the Everest Base camp, this tour offers you an experience of a lifetime. This trip takes you on a whirlwind tour to three oriental cities: Beijing, Lhasa and Kathmandu. Exploring these three cities will give you an insight into three ancient cultures, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese.
1st Day: Arrival in Beijing
You'll be met upon arrival at the Beijing Capital Airport with comfortable private transfer and check into your hotel. The left hours of the day are for free individual activities. No scheduled program is arranged.
2nd Day: Beijing
You will be thrilled the whole day when you visit the Tiananmen Square - one of the largest and grandest city squares in the world; the Forbidden City - the imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Temple of Heaven - which was the royal temple during Ming & Qing Dynasties. The Beijing Duck Dinner is served as Welcome Dinner at the renowned original Quan Ju De Restaurant, which boasts a history of over 100 years. The cheering Peking Opera (the National Opera) is scheduled as evening delight after dinner.
3rd Day: Beijing
You will be accompanied by our local professional guide to one of the greatest world heritage sites - the Great Wall, Badaling section. Drive to escape the shopping site tourist restaurants near the Great Wall to have a decent meal -Sichuan food, for lunch. The visits continue to the Ming Tomb and the Sacred Way in the afternoon. You will sample Cantonese cuisine for dinner at a top restaurant in the Wangfujing Street, a la carte style.
4th Day: Beijing - Xian
This morning, you will be marvel at the treasures of the Summer Palace and go to see the lovely pandas in Beijing Zoo. Head for Xian by flight, upon arrvial, you'll be met by your local professional tour guide andt transferred to check in at the hotel, where you will enjoy your buffet dinner is served there.
Morning arrival and be met at the railway station. After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is said to be the Eighth Wonder of the world. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall. In the evening, we specially arrange the Dumpling Banquet which is unique in Xian, while the marvelous Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is scheduled afterwards.
6th Day: Xian
Continue your Xian visits to the Provincial History Museum in the morning. After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a local famous restaurant, visit the Great Mosque and a local family.
7th Day: Xian - Lhasa
On the way to the airport, visit the Hanyangling Museum, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi if time permits. Heading for Lhasa by flight where the altitude is 3,650 meters above sea level. Be met by our local expert travel buddy upon arrival at the Gongga Airport. Check into the best hotel in Lhasa. Take time to adapt yourself to the high altitude, no sightseeing arranged in the afternoon. Welcome dinner will be served at a top end local Sichuan cuisine restaurant, a la carte style.
8th Day: Lhasa
Make the most of the day by the in-depth religious adventure to the magnificent Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka Park and a local Tibetan family. Dinner is served at your hotel so the extra drive and energy will be saved for tomorrow.
9th Day: Lhasa
The escorted tours today will cover some other highlights of Lhasa - the Jokhang Temple, the perfect mixture of Han and Tibetan style both in the architectures and in the rituals of the Religion; the bustling bazaar along the Barkhor Street, the Tibet Museum, the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital and the Carpet Factory. Enjoy your dinner at your hotel.
10th Day: Lhasa - Gyangtse
Travel to Gyangtse overland. For those who are always in search of an in-depth touch of a genuine Tibeten culture and its unique landscape, you will enjoy the adventure to the heart of the Tibet to Gyangtze, Shigatse and all the way up close to the Everest Base Camp. Stop off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake - the holy lake. Upon arrival in Gyangtze, have a visit to the Palkhor Monastery and the Gyangtse Old Street. Check in at your hotel and where also the dinner will be served.
11th Day: Gyangtse - Shigatse
Travel by private vehicle to Shigatse and check in at your hotel. Visit the Tashilunpo Monastery which has a history of over 500 years and the largest monastery in Shigatse area. The following important visit is to the New Palace of Panchen Lama, also known as the Summer Palace of Panchen Lama. Dinner is served at your hotel.
12th Day: Shigatse - Dingri
Continue the adventure to the bordering town - Dingri and check in at the local best hotel. Visit the Sakya Monastery, which was the capital of Sakya Reign and Lhatse city on the way. Dinner is served at your hotel.
13th Day: Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Dingri
Continue the visit to the Everest Base Camp and visit Rongbuk Monastery, which was founded by Nyingmapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the highest located monastery in the world. Drive back to Dingri. Dinner is served at your hotel.
14th Day: Dingri - Zhangmu
Continue to drive to Zhangmu and check in at your hotel. Dinner is served at the hotel.
15th Day: Zhangmu - Katmandu
Drive to the Kodari (Friendship Bridge) of the border. Our guide will pick you up at the Kodari of the Nepal side. Transfer to the hotel.
16th Day: Katmandu
Visit Katmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Pagoda, the Buddhanikantha Temple and the Bouddhanath Stupa.
17th Day: Katmandu
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square and the Golden Temple, one of the most famous Vihar in Katmandu valley.
18th Day: Departure from Katmandu
Board your homebound flight. Comfortable hotel-airport transfer is arranged according to your flight schedule.