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Tour Code: DY091801
18 Days Beijing, Xian & Tibet Escapade
 

Itinerary Package Price Terms and Conditions
Itinerary 
Day 1 • Arrive Beijing
Upon Arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to check into hotel.
Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing
MEALS:
 
Day 2 • Beijing
Today's sightseeing visits the imposing Tian An Men Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. After lunch, visit Baihai Park, one of the oldest and most authentically preserved imperial gardens in China
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 3 • Beijing
Walk along the ancient ramparts of the renowned Great Wall today. Visit a cloisonné factory and observe the skilled artisans create intricate designs. Then stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhibition Hall.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4 • Beijing/Xian
This morning, tour the Summer Palace with a cruise on placid Lake Kunming (weather permitting). After lunch, tour the ornately embellished Temple of Heaven and enjoy a tour via old-fashioned pedicab to explore Beijing's ancient narrow streets, known as Hutongs, Visit a courtyard-style family residence, and admire the city view from atop the Drum Tower Pagoda.
After dinner, take a soft sleeper train to Xian
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4 •Xian
Arrive Xian in mornning.Transfer to the hotel to check in. Breakfast in the hotel, then out to visit the Great Mosque. After lunch, tour the city wall and the famed Small Goose Pagoda. This evening, you are our guest at the Tang Dynasty Theatre's fabulous dinner and show.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
West Capital International Hotel
 
Day 5 •Xian/Lhasa
View the famed life-sized terracotta army, no two alike, buried for over 2200 years; Circle Vision Movie; Bronze Chariot. Then on to visit the famed Huangqing Pool,
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 6. •Xian/Lhasa
Early this morning, transfer to the rail station and settle into the soft sleeper compartment to begin your memorable trip to Tibet. Full day on the train. From then on , you will witness the diversities of China. From the train windows, an authentic China slideshow is presented in front of you to look and speculate.
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 7 •Arrive Lhasa
Today you will see the grandeur of snow-capped mountains, glaciers as well as the peaceful and clear rivers and lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. While passing through the Hol Xil Reserve, you might see the endangered species like Tibetan Antelopes, wild yak, wild ass and other creatures you have little chance to see in your life. Arrive Lhasa in the evening, be greeted and escorted to the hotel to check in.
Meals: Dinner
Shangbala Hotel
 
Day 8• Lhasa
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama,its massive 1000-room structure towers over this mountain city. Then visit famous Barkhor Market, where you can shop for rare Tibetan items. See one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Temple, with its statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    
Day 9•Lhasa
You'll not soon forget Nobrulingkha (Precious Stone Garden), built on the orders of the 7th Dalai Lama in the 18th century. Then tour Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, once home to more than 10,000 Lamas.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 10 •Lhasa
Tour of this morning shows Drepung monastery, the sacred land of Gelukpa sect., which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. After lunch,  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.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 11 •Lhasa /Tsetang
After breakfast, drive to Tsetang, on the way, tour Samye monastery, the first monastery with organic, monastic structure and systmatical study on Buddhism. Later, visit Mindroling monastery, the famous monastery for Ningma - pa sect, once the Fifth Dalhai Lhama was obsessed with the teachings and rituals of Ningma - pa order).
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tsetan Hotel
 
Day 12 .Tsetang /Gyangtse
Drive to Gyangtse today On the way to Gyangtse, engjoy a wondrous nature view standing by the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and overlook the colossal glacier when passing by the Karola snow mountain.  Tour Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum, a stupa comprised of hundreds of chapels said to contain 100,000 Buddha images.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  
Gyangtse Hotel
 
Day 13. Gyangtse/Shigatse
This morning, take a short tour of Gyantse before you drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilumpo Monastery, built in 1447
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shigatse Hotel

 
Day 14. Shigatse/Dirngri
After breakfast, depart Shigatse, travelling to Dingri. Along the way, visit the Sakya Monastery, the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and Lhatse city.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Everest Hotel
 
Day 15. Dingri - Everest Base Camp - Dingri
After breakfast, head for Everest Base Camp. See Rongbuk Monastery, a Nyingmapa monastery because of the legend about Padmasambhava, founder of Nyingmapa, who began his religious cultivation here. It is the highest monastery on earth.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Everest Hotel
 
Day 16. Dingri - Nylam
Today drive to Nylam Town,en route visit Milarepa Caves,  a cave where the great Tibetan Buddhist philosopher and Vajrayana Mahasiddha Milarepa spent many years of his life in the eleventh century. Overnight at Nylan Old town
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xueyu Hotel
 
Day 17.Nylam/Zhangmu /Kathmandu
This morning, drive to the Kodari (Friendship Bridge) of the border. Your guide will wait for you at the Kodari of the Nepal side and transfer you to the hotel to check in.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Soaltee Crown Plaza
Day 18. Depart Kathmandu
Fly home today
MEALS: Breakfast


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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.