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Starting Price: $ 2600

  • Trip Code: Discover Top Ancient China cities
  • Destination: Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Shigatse
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Total Duration: 16
  • Group Size: 8 Maximum
  • Accommodation: 4 Star & 5 Star Hotel

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$ 2600 USD

 

Group size: 8 Maximum
Destination: Beijing, Xian, Xining, Lhasa, Shigatse
Accomodation: 4 Star & 5 Star Hotel

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Tour Fare Include:
    Local Tibetan-English speaking tour guide
    Transportation service during whole trip, include picking and dropping to airport
    All necessary permit and permit delivery fee
    All entrance fee as per the itinerary
    Accommodation 4 stars standard hotel
    top private service with best service quality
    Tour guide and driver accommodation

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Tour Fare Exclude:
    Train & Flight tickets
    Daily lunch & Dinner
    Gratitude to your guide and driver (but Its depend on you no forced)
    Expenses of a personal nature (beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
    Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason
Day 1 : Arrive in Beijing
Day 2 : Sightseeing tour to Beijing
Day 3 : Sightseeing Tour to Forbidden City
Day 4 : The Sacred Way of Ming Tombs The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu section

Day 5 : Take high speed train from Beijing to Xian, arrival at Xian Day5 - Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum - Small Wild Goose Pagoda - City Wall
Day 6 :  Great Mosque - Bell and Drum Towers
Day 7 : Xian to Xining by Flight
Day 8 : Xining City Tour
Day 9 : Xining to Lhasa by train 23hrs 40minutes durations.
Day 10 : Arrival Day in Lhasa
Day 11 :  Lhasa Sightseeing ( 3680m) Highlights Days
Day 12 :  Lhasa Sightseeing (3650m)
Day 13 :  Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse ( 5120m) Highlights Cultural & Nature Beauty Experiences 360km (8 hrs )
Day 14 :  Shigatse - Lhasa Nature Experience (3780m)280km 6 hrs
Day 15 : Lhasa to Drak Yerba Hermitage
Day 16 : End up your memorable Trip ( Good Bye Tibet ) 1 hrs

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Day 1 : Arrive in Beijing

Bird Nest – the main venue of 2008 Summer Olympics
Upon arrival, you will meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Beijing. Relax and enjoy the evening in China’s historic and vibrant capital city. Marriott Beijing City Wall or similar

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour to Beijing

Visit old Beijing’s Hutong on pedi-cabs
After a hearty breakfast and a tour briefing, you visit the Tiananmen Square. At 100 acres, it is the world’s largest public square, flanked by an assortment of historical buildings, huge museums and Communist monuments, including Mao’s Mausoleum. One visitor wrote, ‘An army could be massed, and all the kites in the world could fly’. You roam the Square and walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, under the famed portrait of Chairman Mao, to enter the Forbidden City, the symbolic center of the Chinese universe and a lasing monument of dynastic China, from which 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years (1420-1911).

Completed in 1420, the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest palace complex and China’s most magnificent imperial architecture, consisting of many buildings with 9,999 rooms on a 250-acre compound, protected by a 20-foot-wide moat and a 32-foot-high wall. Now known as the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City was the exclusive domain of the imperial court and dignitaries where outside visitors were forbidden for five centuries. Here you will explore the imperial treasures in the grand palaces and pavilions, exquisite courtyards and gardens in what was once the residence of China’s rulers.

Day 3 : Sightseeing Tour to Forbidden City

Visit old Beijing’s Hutong on pedi-cabs
After a hearty breakfast and a tour briefing, you visit the Tiananmen Square. At 100 acres, it is the world’s largest public square, flanked by an assortment of historical buildings, huge museums and Communist monuments, including Mao’s Mausoleum. One visitor wrote, ‘An army could be massed, and all the kites in the world could fly’. You roam the Square and walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, under the famed portrait of Chairman Mao, to enter the Forbidden City, the symbolic center of the Chinese universe and a lasing monument of dynastic China, from which 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years (1420-1911).

Completed in 1420, the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest palace complex and China’s most magnificent imperial architecture, consisting of many buildings with 9,999 rooms on a 250-acre compound, protected by a 20-foot-wide moat and a 32-foot-high wall. Now known as the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City was the exclusive domain of the imperial court and dignitaries where outside visitors were forbidden for five centuries. Here you will explore the imperial treasures in the grand palaces and pavilions, exquisite courtyards and gardens in what was once the residence of China’s rulers.

Afterwards, join our Culture InSites Program for a rickshaw ride along Old Beijing’s Hutongs (narrow ancient alleys) to discover the sights and sounds of local Beijing life in these traditional Chinese neighborhoods. See the locals as they go about their daily activities, and tour the maze-like alleyways and courtyard houses before it’s gone forever. Highlights include visits to a traditional courtyard home, to a local market, and a leisure walk along the ‘Lotus Lane’ lined with bars, restaurants and tea houses. This unique tour features a delicious lunch served at a local family home with a Chinese dumpling-making demonstration.

Return to your hotel for some free time in the afternoon. In the evening, we are gathering for a welcome dinner of a specially prepared meal of Beijing Duck, cooked to crispy perfection. (B,L,SD)

Day 4 : The Sacred Way of Ming Tombs The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu section


A memorable day awaits with an excursion to the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China at the less-visited Mutianyu section.

After breakfast, you take a drive to the northwest of Beijing to visit the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, regarded as China’s finest example of imperial tomb architecture. Situated in a peaceful valley, the site was chosen by the Ming emperors as their burial place for its auspicious Fengshui alignment. A ridge of mountains to the north cradles the tombs on three sides, opening to the south and protecting the dead from the evil spirits carried on the north wind. Here you will walk along the elegant Sacred Way that leads to the tombs. Beginning with a grand marble gateway more than 400 years old, the long avenue is lined with 36 massive stone sculptures of officials, lions, elephants, camels and mythical beasts.

You enjoy lunch, and afterwards, take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China’s most renowned monument – the Great Wall. Since the Great Wall is the single greatest attraction of China travel, we take you to the less- visited and more original Mutianyu section and try to avoid other sections which are the most accessible and consequently the most crowded.

The wall was begun in the 5th century BC to keep out foreign invaders. Construction continued for centuries, eventually linking up the walls of the former independent kingdoms. The Great Wall meanders through China’s northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert-a distance of more than 3,500 miles! Chairman Mao once said, ‘You haven’t walked on the Wall, you haven’t been a good Chinese.’

And today, you’ll not only visit the Great Wall, but experience it in more ways than one; learning some of the fascinating history and legend of this engineering marvel, riding a gondola up to the highest point for panoramic views of this ancient edifice, exploring its impressive watchtowers, ramparts, carriageways at your own pace, or hoping on a toboggan for an exciting ride down the curvy path. Today is a highlight of your China trip. (B)

Day 5 : Take high speed train from Beijing to Xian, arrival at Xian Day5 - Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum - Small Wild Goose Pagoda - City Wall

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the morning. Today your trip starts from the tremendous underground army that was built to protect Emperor Qinshihuang after his death, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will visit the three pits in the museum. The No.1 Pit is the largest and first unearthed pit, which has over 6,000 full-scale terra-cotta warriors and horses. At present, about 1,000 of them have been unearthed and ranked at a well-organized battle array. These warriors’ facial expressions could be seen clearly although they have been buried for more than 2,000 years. Lunch is on your own arrangement with our guide’s assistance.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the ancient City Wall. If time permits, you have the option to cycle on the City Wall is quite a wonderful experience. After that you will be driven back to your hotel in Xi’an.

Day 6 :  Great Mosque - Bell and Drum Towers

 

After picking you up at your hotel, your guide and driver will transfer you to visit the Great Mosque. It would be very quiet in the morning and you may enjoy peaceful time there. Outside of the mosque is the bustling Muslim Street where you may find delicious local snacks and interesting souvenirs. Later on you will visit the Bell and Drum Towers that are within walking distance from the mosque. Located in the center of the city, the towers have

witnessed the city’s development since the Ming Dynasty. Lunch is for your own arrangement.

Day 7 : Xian to Xining by Flight

In the morning  you will visit the Hanyangling Museum, the tomb of a emperor and empress in Han Dynasty. At the museum, visitors are also able to go into the grave and have a close look at this thousand-year-old royal tomb. Then you will be transferred to the Xian airport and take a flight to Xining.

Day 8 : Xining City Tour

In the morning you will visit to Xining museum. You will  exchange the cultural of Qininghai province. afternoon you will visit to Tibetan family explore the Tibetan experience in Qinghai Tibetan plateau.

Day 9 : Xining to Lhasa by train 23hrs 40minutes durations.

Your train start from Xining ahead to Lhasa. on the way you will see the beauty of Tibetan plateau. Also, this is the one of the best train experience on world highest train route.

Day 10 : Arrival Day in Lhasa

Arrival Lhasa train station and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimation.

Arrival Lhasa train station and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimation.

Meals: No meals

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.

Day 11 :  Lhasa Sightseeing ( 3680m) Highlights Days

Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , Barkor Street  

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must as it is the largest monastery of its type in the world and the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Meals: Breakfast    

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.

Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here.

Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.

Day 12 :  Lhasa Sightseeing (3650m)

Attraction:Hike in  Drepung Monastery, Norbu Lingka , Sera Monastery 

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.

Located 5 km from Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. It was first built in 1416, and held 7,700 monks in its heyday. In Tibetan language, Drepung Monastery means monastery of collecting rice.

Norbulingka means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.

In the afternoon, the Sera Monastery will be a good choice as well. It is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. The setting itself is very beautiful with cobbled alleyways, temples and colleges. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.

Day 13 :  Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse ( 5120m) Highlights Cultural & Nature Beauty Experiences 360km (8 hrs )

Attraction: Short trekking near the Yamdrok Lake, Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Monastery and Palko Pargoda 

Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning, on the way, take a view for the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, and visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda. Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Meals: Breakfast,

Located 250 km southwest of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,840 metres, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, with a population of 80,000. It used to be the traditional capital of the area known as Hou-tsang on the Nepal border.

Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. It is located 100 km southwest of Lhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhangsa, Mt. Chetungsu and Mt. Changsamlhamo. The holy lake is a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, groups of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Befitting its religious importance, the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with a fairyland in Heaven p.s. From November to March of the next year, water of Yamdrok Lake will freeze due to the weather condition.

Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects – Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar, Saka Dawa Festival will be held on April 15th to commemorate Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. During the festival, about 500 Lamas chant sutras and the loyal pilgrims gather in the monastery to commemorate Sakyamuni.

Palkhor also features its Kumbum in Tibet. Deemed as the symbol of the monastery, the spectacular ‘stupa’ consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thsoud images of various icons, in total there are about 33,000 statues.

Day 14 :  Shigatse - Lhasa Nature Experience (3780m)280km 6 hrs

Attraction: Tashi Lunpu Monastery – Tibetan Family and Explore Local Village 

Shigatse to Lhasa

Today, after a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning, you will be driven back to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast,

Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six big monasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tashilhunpo remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage. After that, You will continue drive to Lhasa and on the way you will see Burmapurtra River valley and beautiful local villages . Before we will reach to Lhasa we can visit to Local Tibetan family and learn about local daily life style.

Day 15 : Lhasa to Drak Yerba Hermitage

Attraction: Trekking experience in Drak Yerba, Drak Yerba Hermitage, Chakpori rock carving  

In Morning drive to Drak Yerba . You will drive through typically tibetan villages and Yerba Hill, after one hour drive you will arrive in Dark Yerba and you can slowly visiting to all the ancient hermitage and Chapels . after visiting all the important sightseeing, you will drive back to Lhasa. continue to visit  Chakpori rock carving buddha.

Day 16 : End up your memorable Trip ( Good Bye Tibet ) 1 hrs

 

Departure Lhasa Flight from Lhasa to Singapore connect from Chongqing

The time before transfer to the airport is free on your own arrangement. Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as board the flight or get on the train to your next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination, but if temples, religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye

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