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14 Days must-see attractions of Beijing and Tibet

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  • Departure place: Beijing
    Duration: 14 days 13 nights

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1

Highlights: The Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs & Changling One Day Tour

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As early as 7:30-8:30, tour guide and driver in accordance with the agreed time to pick up the guests in hotel, then after the guests together and starting to go to Changping.

Along the Badaling Expressway traffic 1 hour 30 minutes, arrived at the first places to visit - the Ming Tombs (Changling).

Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs first - Chang Ling sightseeing. (Tour time: 1 hour)

After the tour, arrange to visit Changping moist Jade Runzeju (40 minutes), then go to the friendship to foreign guests in Jindian restaurant lunch. (meal time: 1 hour)

After lunch, travel to the Badaling Great Wall​. (journey time: 30 minutes)

The magnificent sightseeing arrangements— the Badaling Great Wall. (Tour time: 2 hours) (Optional: Badaling Great Wall cable car)

​After the tour, drive back to urban areas, arrangements for Beijing on his way to visit a shopping features (shopping time: 30 minutes)

2

Highlights: Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace One Day Tour

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As early as 7:30-8:30, tour guide and driver in accordance with the agreed time to pick up guests in hotel, then after the guests together, set out to Temple of Heaven.

Capital "Heaven and Earth Sun Moon" all visit the Temple of Heaven — the first altar. (Tour time: 1.2 hours)

After the tour, arranged Qinghuaci restaurant lunch. (meal time: 1 hour)

After lunch, visit the Yuanhou silk shops (40 minutes), then visit the Royal Palace — The Forbidden City Palace Museum. (Tour time: 2 hours)

After touring the Forbidden City, Summer Palace​ — Royal Garden tour arrangements. (Tour time: 1.2 hours)

3

150 minutes Beijing Hutong culture experience, taking the train to Tibet.

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On the train
Train

Today we will taking you to experience an authentic old Beijing history and Hutong culture by bicycle rickshaw.

Route start at Qianhai west street-Beijing Hutong-Yinding bridge-Yandai xiejie-Bell Tower-Beijing siheyuan-Rear sea bar street-Dafengxiang hutong-Liuyin street-visit Prince kung's Mansion.(150 minutes tour)

Then you will be supposed to pick your train ticket at Beijing west railway station.

4

On the train to Lhasa

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On the train
Train

On the train to Lhasa. The train will pass Xi'an, Qinghai province, arrive in Tibet. 40 hours.

5

Arrive in Lhasa

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Our professional tour guide and driver will wait for you at Lhasa Kongga International Airport or Lhasa Railway Station, giving you a warm welcome and wear a HADA for you. Then drive you to the hotel in Lhasa downtown for rest.

HADA is a holy and essential gift looks like a scarf which is made of silk. It is for social activities in Tibet, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia regions of China. Local people always send it as a social gift, which means the guest is very important and respected.

TIPS: In the first day you arrive in Lhasa, we highly recommend you to stay in hotel for a good rest, attention to keep warm and avoid labor work, shower or alcoholic beverages, in order to prevent or reduce high altitude sickness.

6

Lhasa city tour-Potala Palace-Johkang Temple-Barkhor Street

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Enjoying the first sunrise from the last heaven on earth - Lhasa, enjoying your breakfast at hotel. Then head to our first scenic spot - Potala Palace, which is praised as the Pearl of the Roof of the World. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After lunch and a break, travel to Johkang Temple which is called the Eye of Tibet. Around the temple is Barkhor Street​, where you can explore the old market and buy some Tibetan souvenirs.

7

Lhasa - Yamdroktso lake - Karuola Glacier - Gyantse - Palcho Monastery - Shigatse

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After breakfast, drive from Lhasa to Yamdroktso Lake (Altitude: 4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. In the distance, you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (Altitude: 7191m), which is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Later, we will pass through and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside. Then, arrive in Gyantse, a historic Tibetan city. In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Palcho Monastery​ to enjoy the far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

Then keep driving, we will arrive in our destination Shigatse, and Stay overnight in Shigatse.

8

Shigatse to Everest

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After breakfast, we'll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien's travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse for lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass (Altitude: 4600M) and Gyatsola Pass (Altitude: 5248M). Shortly after we will enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (Altitude: 5198m).

Then we drive to Everest Base Camp​ (Altitude: 5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak.


9

Sunrise of the Everest and back to Shigatse

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

10

Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery - Lhasa

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After breakfast, we will head to Tashilhunpo Monastery which is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Be called the Heap of Glory, it is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. The monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and the successive Panchen Lamas. Covering an area of nearly 300,000 square meters (3,229,279 sq. ft.), the main structures found here are the Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple.

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

11

Namtso Lake - Nyainqentanglha Mountain - Northern Tibet Grassland

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After breakfast, head to Namtso Lake​, which is 4,718 meters above sea level. It is the largest saltwater lake in Tibet, and highest in the world. It is also a holy place for pilgrims. On the way to Namtso, you will experience the Northern Tibetan Grassland, Qinghai-Tibet Highway. Climb over Nengla Mountain with an altitude of 5,190 meters, you will see the snow-covered peaks of Nyainqentanglha Mountain in the trail of colorful prayer flags. The yak stocks of vast grasslands are widely seen along the way.

Return to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Tips: Namtso is at high altitude and the temperature is lower. Please prepare some cold-proof clothing. The whole journey will be 520km and a round trip will take about 9 hours.

12

Basongtso Lake - Mira Snow Mountain

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Depart from Lhasa and follow the Lhasa Valley, cross over the Mila Snow Mountain (Altitude: 5,013m). Along the journey, you can watch the natural scenery of the Nyang River Valley, visit the main stream, and admire the primeval forests and green pastures dotted with cows and sheep.

After lunch, go to the Holy Lake of Mongolian Lamaism--Basongtso​ Lake. Snow peaks, glaciers, virgin forests and monuments embracing Basongtso and make people truly return to "Shangri-La". Every spring, the lake is surrounded by flowers and the snow peaks reflect the lake. The scenery is intoxicating. Guests can take a luxury yacht at own expense to visit the mountains and lakes. On the 4th Tibetan Calendar month 15th, the local believers came back to make a pilgrimage around the lake.

After that, arrived at Bayi Town, Nyingchi for rest.

13

Namjagbrawa peak - Lhasa

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After breakfast, we will visit Namjagbrawa Peak. Namjagbrawa Peak​ is the highest mountain in Nyingchi area, and is praised as the Chinese Alpine. It is 7,792 meters above sea level and ranks 15th in the world's highest peak. It's huge triangular peaks are snow-covered all year round, and are always covered by clouds. Therefore, it is also called the "Shy Goddess Peak", you may need some luck to have a glimpse for her true face.

After visiting, returning to Lhasa.

14

Lhasa city town-airport or railway station

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​After breakfast, our journey will come to an end, bring our blessing Tashidelek, and look forward for our next trip!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

Tibet travel permit and all other permits to Tibet needed.

All entrance ticket fees red marked.

Complimentary breakfast

Tibet local 8-20 seats Tourist Vehicle. (depending on the group size)

A professional English-speaking Tibetan local.

Three stars hotel or same level. (normally standard room, if you travel individually need to share a room with other guest, or you can pay a single room supplement for stay by yourself)

SHUTTLE TRANSFER: Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa airport and hotel.

Tourist accident/casualty insurance.

Tibet hand map & Service Charge & Government Taxes.

​Exclusions

International flight to and out of China. Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the BEST discount price for the domestic flight/train ticket booking service, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)

Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself, usually it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 7 USD/day in total.

​Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

Cancellation Policy

There are three kinds of cancellations:

Traveler can cancel the trip before departure

Cancellation Time Cancellation Fee
Within 24 hours Free, excludes the other lost (Air or Train tickets).
30 days in advance 20% of total trip cost, excludes the other lost (Air or Train tickets).
7 to 29 days in advance 30% of total trip cost, excludes the other lost (Air or Train tickets).
Less than 7 days in advance 50% of total trip cost, excludes the other lost (Air or Train tickets).
No show up 100% of total trip cost.

The tour will be canceled due to political reason

Cancellation 10 days before departure due to political reason or natural force, no cancellation charge on local tour, but the lost caused by refunding flight tickets and train tickets is on travelers.

If Tour has to be cut off by any physical disease or personal reasons when travelers are in Tibet

Airfare: Travelers can get refund of airfare according to the policy of Airline Company. Local Tour Fee: Travelers can get refund of 60% of unused local tour fee, including admission fee of tourist sites, accommodation fee, tour guide fee, private vehicle fee, etc which are included in tour contract.

Train Fare: Travelers can get 60-80% refund of unused train fare according to the policy.

Know before you go

1) Tibet Travel Permit

The permit is an essential document for international visitors to enter Tibet. Normally we highly recommend customers to apply it 20-30 days in advance of your departure with submit copies of your passport and visa to us. It is required 30 days in advance at least if your tour involves Kailash or Lake Manasarovar. Basically the permit will be done within 10-15 days (except Chinese public holiday) and it will be delivered by express to your hotel or valid address in China.

(We have branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, which means can be delivered by our staff.)

2) About Tibet Accommodation

There are luxury resort, three and four stars hotel can be arranged in Lhasa & Nyingchi, four and three stars hotel in Shigatse can be arranged, guesthouse only in Gyangtze & Everest & trip to Kailash. The price showed on website includes three stars hotel, if you want to upgrade your hotel level, please contact with our travel consultant. We've selected safe and cozy hotels in Lhasa central area where you can explore more around Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street.But the accommodations of trip to some areas like Tingri, Gyangtze, Everest, Ngari, Naqu, etc., would be poorer, and the food is very basic.

3) About single room supplement

The price showed on website is single person accommodation fee. Normally, when you're travelling alone, you will be arranged a shared twin beds room with another tourist, or you can pay a single room supplement if you want a private room.

4) About Meals

Our hotel includes complimentary breakfast (except guesthouse),our tour leader will arrange dining during the trip but need to pay on site around 5 USD per person. Or you can arrange it by yourself.

5) About guiding and tips

Our English-speaking tour leaders are licensed native of Tibetan with profession Tibet culture and Buddhism knowledge. A tour leader plus one experienced driver will be arranged in each group, You can get any assist from them if needed. Basically a $7 tipping per day is acceptable. Anyway good payment depends on good service.

6) About pick-up/drop-off services

We provide free public shuttle service to pick-up/drop-off between airport/railway station and Lhasa downtown. 70km from airport to downtown, 30km from railway station to downtown.

7) About toilet

For many international travelers, using toilets in Tibet is an unforgettable experience. So, please reduce your expectation. If you take Tibet train to Lhasa, both sit and squat toilet are available on the train. If you stay in hotel above 3-star in Lhasa or Shigatse, you will have no complaining using standard western toilet.However, if you are visiting some outdoor attractions, such as Yamdrok, Namtso and EBC, mostly you have to use the smelly and filthy pit toilet. You would better carry enough toilet paper.

8) Climate in Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region located in the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China,it has dramatic temperature change between day and night. The annual temperature in Lhasa is -2~12°C (spring),10~25°C (summer), 6~18°C (autumn), -9~10°C (winter). Normally, As the altitude rises much higher, the temperature drops much lower. Do wear clothes properly such as thermal tops, fleece jacket, breathable underwear, down jacket, jeans, beanie, etc. Tibet has long duration of daylight and the climate is dry, so sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm are necessary.

9) About high altitude sickness

Taking a good rest is the best way to prevent high altitude sickness for the first time to Tibet no matter by Airplane or train. Do not get a cold or fever before your arrival. Walk slowly, eat more fruits or vegetables, try to drink local Tibet butter tea. If you feel uncomfortable, just find our tour leader to get assist.

10) Others

As Tibet is a special region in China, According to local policy, international visitors are not allowed to travel without a tour leader. Do not talk about sensitive topics like politics. Do not photograph the Buddha in monastery unless you get permission. Walk clockwise around Barkhor street.ect…Remember to find our tour leader if you are uncertain about something before you do it.

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Almond Lv.1
This is quite a long journey, but just worst it. From the busy city of Beijing to the sacred Tibet, we had new understandings about China. The tour agent stuff and the tour guide do offer excellent services. Me and my friends enjoyed a good time. One thing I want complain is about the food. One of my friend cannot eat Tibetan food in local restaurant, but the guide took a long time to find sth else for him. We thought the tour manager should concern more about the food. However, besides of this, it is a wonderful trip.
2018-05-31
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