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Tour Code: DY091301
13 Days Beijing & Tibet Escapade
 

Itinerary Package Price Terms and Conditions
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Beijing
On arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to the hotel to check
Meals: Lunch ,Dinner
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel, Beijing

Day2: Beijing/Lhasa
This morning, fly to Lhasa, mountainous capital of Tibet where you will be greeted at the airport .Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to adjust to the altitude of one of the worlds highest plateaus–approximately 12,000 ft. above sea level.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  
Tibet Hotel Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa  
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows Drak Yerpa.  Built on a hillside with more than 80 meditation caves, Drak Yerpa is described as the "life tree" or spiritual axis of Lhasa.  The site had a powerful spiritual heritage, having been visited by Songsten Gampo, Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsoygel, Padampa Sanggye, and Asisha. Before the Cultural Revolution is was the home of several hundred hermits, monks, and nuns. Then visit Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, once home to more than 10,000 Lamas.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  
 
 Day 4: Lhasa  
You will not soon forget the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000 room structure towers over this mountain city. Continue on to visit the famous Barkhor Market where you may shop for Tibetan items. See one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, where pilgrims come to worship before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold. This evening, enjoy a memorable Tibetan dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Lhasa/Ganden
This morning, depart Lhasa travelling by private vehicle to Tidrum Nunnery, famed for its medical hot springs. Sightseeing visits the Nunnery and the springs. After the tour continue on to Ganden. Overnight at local guest house.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6: Ganden / Qugula
This morning, visit the Ganden Monastery, one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. Then start your trekking trip to Qugula Pass. Overnight camp at Quxie.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 7: Quxie/Dayala.
Trek over the Qugula Pass then continue walking to Dayala Pass, overnight camp at Dayala Pass.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 8: Dayala/Tsedang.
Trek over Dayala Pass and continue trekking to Niangge where you take a tractor to Samye .After the visit of Samye Monastery, travel by private vehicle to Tsedang.  Overnight at local guest house.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 9: Tsedang/Beijing
This morning, drive from Tsedang to Gongar airport where you take a flight bound for Beijing. Check into the hotel
 MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Beijing/Datong
Take a morning train in soft sleeper berth to Datong. Visit Yungang grottoes, known as one of the three major cave complexes in China. Later Check into the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Datong Hotel

Day11: Datong/Beijing
This morning fly back to Beijing. Visit TianMen Square and the Imperial Palace in Forbidden City. Later visit a tea shop and see tea presentation.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day12: Beijing
Walk along the ancient ramparts of the renowned Great Wall today. Visit a cloisonné factory and observe the skilled artisans create intricate designs. Later,tour Dongyue Temple, the largest Taoist Temple in Beijing. Tonight enjoy a stunning Beijing Opera Show.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day13: Depart Beijing
This morning, tour the ornately embellished Temple of Heaven. The balance of the day is free to explore. Perhaps indulged in a last-minute shopping before transfer to the airport for your flight home.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.



Package Price
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2-5 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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6-9 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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10 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.