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14 Days World Cultural Heritage Sites Tour of China and Tibet

14 Days World Cultural Heritage Sites Tour of China and Tibet

(CT005) Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC- Lhasa - Chengdu

Overview

This China Tour includes the adventure to Mt.Everest in Tibet, If to see the highest mountain in the world is one of your life goals, then do not miss the opportunity to make Mt. Everest in Tibet into your China Tour Plan. It is so easy that you can fly to Lhasa from Xian to start the adventure to the mountain. Of course the tour includes traditional China popular tourist cities --- Bejing, Xian, Chengdu.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Beijing, Please go to our reserved hotel by taxi by yourself.

When international flight lands in Beijing, Please take a taxi by yourself to our reserved hotel. The rest of the day free for you to be on your own.

Overnight in Beijing

Day 2: Beijing - Day tour to explore ancient Beijing, visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Today is guided tour to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace which are the traditional must-see places in Beijing. These attractions presentto the visitors an image of how the ancient Chinese emperors manage the country, what their family life is, how they spent leisure time, how they sacrifice gods.

Overnight in Beijing

Day 3: Beijing - Day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall

The Great Wall tour proves that China was one of the strongest country in its history. Stretching thousands of kilometers, the Great Wall protected the ancient Chinese against the invasion of the enemy from its north side for more than 1000 years, the Great Wall was listed as one of the world's eight wonders. Mutianyu Great Wall, featured “graceful”, enjoy the best quality among all Wall sections, 80km north-east of Beijing with 22 ancient watchtowers, about one every kilometer. (Cable car is optional if you do not want to walk)

After the tour, you will be drop off at the train station to board the overnight sleeper train to Xi’an, the reference train number is Z19, which departs from Beijing at 20:40, arrive in Xian at next 08:31 (the Sequence of Day2 & Day3 might be exchanged according to the arrangement of travel agency)

Overnight in the train

Day 4: Xian - Day Tour to Terra-Cotta Warriors, Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum, Banpo Neolithic Village

The tour guide will pick you up from Xian railway station The day tour in Xian is impressive too. The Emperor’s Terracotta Army is also one of the eight wonders in the world. These terracotta warriors and horses are the size of a real army, and were buried alongside the Emperor in a vast underground palace.The archeological site of Banpo Village, built more than 6,000 year ago, and you will see how the resident matriarchic tribe used to survive in the Neolithic age. Short visit at the Terra-Cotta Replication Factory on the way back to downtown.

Overnight in Xian

Day 5: Fly to Lhasa from Xian

Please take a taxi by yourself to from hotel to Xian airport to board the flight to Lhasa, when check-in and pass by the security, you need show the original Tibet Travel Permit to the airport.

Flying from Xian to Lhasa, you will fly from China's low-altitude inland into the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, you can watch the plains, canyons, forests, glaciers evolved into the snow-capped mountains from the aircraft. Tour guide will pick you up at Lhasa Gonggar airport and you will be transferred to hotel in Lhasa by Tibet Vista shuttle bus.

Overnight in Lhasa

Day 6: Lhasa City Tour - Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Barkhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

Overnight in Lhasa

Day 7: Lhasa: Day tour to visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, Sera & Drepung.

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance clients can have spectacular views of Holy Mount NyenchenKhangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, tourists will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, tourists will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Overnight in Shigatse

Day 9: Shigatse (3900m) to Everest (5200m) via Tingri

Drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where tourists can have lunch. Then, head to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to Shegar tourists will view the Mt. Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive, tourists will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, they will pass one of the highest Passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass they will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

Overnight in Rongpuk Tent Guest house

Day 10: EBC (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. You can visit the Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

Overnight in Shigatse

Day 11: Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m) 350km

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally, the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 12: Fly to Chengdu

You will fly to Chengdu after tour in Lhasa. The tour guide will escort you to Lhasa airport and see you off. There is only 2 hours flying from Lhasa to Chengdu, Tour package does not include transfer from Chengdu airport to reserved hotel in downtown, please take taxi in the airport on your own.

In the afternoon, you could spend your time to explore Chunxi Road, Jinle Street or Kuanzhai Alley in central Chengdu.

Overnight in Chengdu

Day 13: Chengdu Day Tour – Panda Base and Leshan Giant Budda

In the morning, the guide will pick you up to visit Chengdu Panda Research Center. Morning is pandas' feeding time, you will visit both adult and baby pandashouses and watch them eating fresh bamboo. In the afternoon, drive about 2 hours to Leshan, where you can visit biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world, about 71- meter in height. Either watching the Buddha by hiking or by cruise. After the tour, drive back to Chengdu, end the tour at Tianfu Square. Please take taxi to your reserved Hotel

Overnight in Chengdu

Day 14: Depart from Chengdu

End the tour, please arrange taxi from your hotel to Chengdu airport.

Service Guide

Service Included:

All Tours in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

  • Pick up from hotel before the tour
  • Drop off to hotel after the tour finish
  • All Entrance Fees of tourist attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One Dinner included in Lhasa
  • Local English Speaking Tour guide
  • AC comfortable tourist Vehicle

Train Tickets in China

  • Beijing to Xian Overnight Train ticket, Sleeper berth
    (All domestic train will be included and booked by us in advance.)

All Accommodation

  • All Hotels in the tour are included. We choose best value 3 star hotels with good location for you. All hotels include breakfast.
  • Accommodation at EBC is local tent guesthouse with poor condition.

Travel Documents

  • Tibet Travel Permit, Alien's Travel Permit.

Others

  • Airport pick up and drop off service in Lhasa

Service Excluded:

Domestic Flight Tickets

  • Flight ticket Xian to Lhasa, approx. 200-260 USD/person
  • Flight ticket Lhasa to Chengdu, approx. 200-260 USD/person
    (We do not quote the price because the flight tickets changes time to time, and it is easy to book it by yourself in internet. Sometimes, if you book international air tickets along with domestic air. you can get cheaper price)

Shuttle Service

  • Price does not include airport/train station pick up or drop off in Beijing, Xian and Chengdu, it is easy to arrange a taxi by yourself with minimum cost.

Some Meals

  • Some meals are not included, check the meals plan

Others

  • Some options might to be recommended to guests like Kongfu Show in Beijing, those option are chosen by your wish and pay on sites.
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses

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