Tibet Highland Expedition

Beijing to Lhasa,Mount Everest,Nepal Tour

This is one of our special package tours from Beijing to Tibet,Travelling to Tibet via China allows tourists many discounts,plus it is easier to get permits and the China visa. According to this itinerary,you will spend two full days exploring Beijing before moving onto Lhasa,either by flight or train.In Lhasa too,you will have a few days to explore the most popular monasteries and palaces before travelling overland through the Himalayan ranges to Mount Everest Base camp and then the Nepal border.You will be warmly received by our Nepali partners at frienship bridge on the Nepal border and will have a few days sightseeing in Nepal too before flying back to your home country.

Beijing has a whole area of 16808 sq km (about 6500 sq mi),stretching 160 kilometres from east to west and over 180 kilometres north to south, Population in Beijing is about 12 millions.

Highlights:

Duration: 15days
Destination: Beijing,Lhasa,Gyantse,Shigatse,Rongbuk Monastery,Nepal
Maximum Altitude: 5225m
Best Season: Jan,Feb,March,Aprill,May,June,Aug,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Monasteries and Bharkor,Yamdok Tso Lake,Rongbuk.

Day1: FLY TO BEIJING
Our representative will receive you at Beijing International airport and transfer to hotel,it is a wonderful start to our 11-day journey.Our welcome banquet is hosted in a local restaurant and we get our first proper taste of authentic Chinese cuisine. O/nt Harmony Hotel

Day2:EXCURSION
Our second day to experience the sights and sounds of this modern and confident capital city.Today's tour includes the magnificently restored Forbidden City,home to the Emperors and their numerous concubines.Our afternoon sightseeing program is devoted to one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the whole of China, the Great Wall (2hrs each way and 70km).We travel out to a section at Badaling and have the opportunity to walk along some of the restored walkways.This evening we visit Tiananmen Square,the largest open urban square in the world and the site of several key events in China's history,most infamously the student protests in 1989; and we enjoy dinner in a local restaurant near the Square.

Day3:EXCURSION
Freeday in Beijing or optional choice,

Day4:TRAIN EXPLORING
Enjoy the view of World's highest train on the world and have some drinks on the train or take the photo.

Day5:TRAIN EXPLORING
Enjoy the view of train and in the afternoon will reach at Lhasa station around 3:30pm and will meet the Tibetan local tour guide and driver,then transfer to hotel,
Lhasa is located in a small basin surrounded by mountains,and it literally means "place of the gods".At an altitude of around 11,975ft (3,650m) it is one of the highest cities in the world,it is also the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and the holiest centre of Tibet with over a thousand years of cultural and spiritual history.Today we have free time to either explore the city or we can spend time in the hotel whilst we acclimatize,Transfer to Hotel O/nt Kyichu Hotel 12km

Day6:EXCURSION
On our second full day here,we visit the 13th century Jokhangm Temple,Tibet's holiest shrine and the spiritual home for almost all Tibetans. Next we explore the adjacent Barkhor market,the oldest market in the capital and a well-trodden route for the many pilgrims who make their way to the temple.A local lunch is accompanied by traditional folk music.This afternoon we visit the 17th century Potala Palace,former seat of the Tibetan Government and the Dalai Lama's winter residence before he fled to India in 1959.It contains thousands of rooms,dominates the city skyline.Perched upon Marpo Ri hill,130 meters above the Lhasa valley,the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters,is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet and one of the architectural wonders of the world.
Day7:EXCURSION
Morning visit to Norbu Lingka, the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace,it was built in the 1740's as a retreat from which to escape the heat of the summer.Meaning either "jewel garden"or"precious garden" it is still a tranquil haven from the noise of the city and a wonderful place to explore.This afternoon we have free time to wander through Lhasa and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque city.We have our farewell dinner tonight and say our goodbyes.

Day8:EXCURSION
Freeday in Lhasa or optional choice,

Day9:DRIVE TO GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse over three high passes and enjoy the view of Yamdoktso lake and also you can have a samll picnic at lake side,after the lunch you will see a very beautiful glacier which is named Karola glacier and stop for photo,then drive to Gyantse county,O/nt Gyantse Hotel

Day10:DRIVE TO SHIGATSE
After breakfast,your local guide will take you to the Gyantse Palchao monastery and Kubum stupa and will give you explanation,after visit the monastery drive to Shigatse,the largest second city in central Tibet and visit the Home of Pangcheng Lama's residence which is called Tashi Lunbu Monastery, O/nt Manasarovar Hotel

Day11:DRIVE TO RONGBUK MONASTERY OR MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP
On next morning,after breakfast drive to Mount Everest or Rongbuk,the highest monastery on the world and you will stay overnight,O/nt Rongbuk Hotel or Tent Hotel

Day12:DRIVE TO ZHANGMU
After breakfast,drive to Zhangmu,you will have lunch at one of Tibetan local restuarant at Tingri or somewhere enroute,also you will get wonderful view of Mount Cho Oyu and Shisha Pengma,O/nt Caiyuan Hotel

Day13:DRIVE TO NEPAL
After breakfast,drive down hill to friendship bridge and will cross the border,our Nepal representative will come to receive you and will take you to the Kathmandu O/nt Fuji Hotel or Tibet Guesthouse

Day14:EXCURSION
AM:Visit Bhudhha stupa  PM:Monkey Temple

Day15:DRIVE TO AIRPORT
Transfer to airport and fly out
- Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city as per above programs.
- Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser & Deluxe bus.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Monasteries entrance and EBC/Pax and Landcruiser fees as per program
- Travel insurance
- Train Ticket (Soft Sleeper) Beijing / Lhasa
NEPAL SECTION:
- Accomodation
- Fly ticket (One way)
- Tibet visa (Group visa)
- Sightseeing
- Entrance fees
- Transport (Border,airport and city tour).
- Cold drinks alcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner
- Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Tips for guide,driver.
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