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China Great Wall, Tibet, and the Himalayas

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This 13-day customisable tour is designed for those intending to discover both China and Tibet, on an adventure encompassing some of Asia's most breathtaking sights. Take your first steps in China's vibrant capital, Beijing, and travel to the ancient Tibetan city of Lhasa. One thing's for certain: there's no better way to experience the best of both worlds!

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing, the beating heart of China...

• Your driver will transfer you to your hotel
• You'll be rooming in a hotel situated in the heart of the capital
• Free time to explore the city for the rest of the day 

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
The Orchid (Beijing)

Day 2: Get to Know Beijing

Explore the capital's greatest landmarks...


• Visit the stunning Temple of Heaven
• Head to Tiananmen Square and  Forbidden City
• Take a stroll in Jingshan Park and visit the opera

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
The Orchid (Beijing)

Day 3: Venture to the Great Wall

Climb the Great Wall, China's greatest wonder... 


• Set off to explore Mutianyu, part of the Great Wall
• At 6,000km long, this is of the Seven Wonders
• Free evening to rest or take in Beijing's sights

Visited:
Beijing Mutianyu
Accommodation
The Orchid (Beijing)

Day 4: Beijing's Palace and Temples 

Stroll through the Summer Palace...


 Morning tour of the luxurious Summer Palace
• Explore Kunming Lake and the Cloud Pavilion
• Visit the Lama and Confucius Temples

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
The Orchid (Beijing)

Day 5: Exquisite Views in Lhasa

Depart for Lhasa, the ancient capital of Tibet... 


• Morning flight to Lhasa 
• Airport transfer to your hotel and settle in 
• Enjoy the view across Lhasa from the restaurant

Visited:
Beijing Lhasa
Accommodation
Night at House of Shambhala (Lhasa)

Day 6: Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace

Explore the vibrant temples and palaces of Lhasa...


• Tour of Jokhang Temple in the Old Town of Lhasa
• Take a stroll down the famous local market
• Visit Potala Palace, built by the 5th Dalai Lama

Visited:
Lhasa
Accommodation
Night at House of Shambhala (Lhasa)

Day 7: Drepung Monastery

Discover some of Tibet's holiest sites...


 Visit Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet’s sites
• End your day at the 15th-century Sera Monastery
• Free time in the evening to relax or explore

Visited:
Lhasa
Accommodation
Night at House of Shambhala (Lhasa)

Day 8: Holy Yamdrok Lake

Journey to the breathtaking Holy Yamdrok Lake...


• Visit the city of Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake
• This natural wonder is a famous Tibetan sight
• Upon arrival in Gyantse, explore a monastery

Visited:
Lhasa Gyangze Xigazê
Accommodation
Night at Gesar  (Xigazê)

Day 9: Everest Base Camp

Trek across the foot of Mount Everest...


• Head to the Everest Base Camp
• Pay a visit to the highest monastery in the world
• Embark on a short trek at the mountain foot

Visited:
Xigazê Everest Base Camp Tingri
Accommodation
Night at Rongbuk Monastery (Xigazê)

Day 10: Back to Shigatse

Watch the sunrise before returning to Shigatse...


• Watch the sunrise at the foot of Mount Everest
• Drive back to Shigatse and relax in the hotel
• Free evening to relax or explore the city

Visited:
Tingri Xigazê
Accommodation
Night at Gesar  (Xigazê)

Day 11: ​Tashi Lhunpo Monastery 

Visit one of Tibet's best-preserved monasteries...


 Explore Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
• Drive back to Lhasa for your flight to Shanghai
• Free evening to relax or explore the city

Visited:
Xigazê Lhasa
Accommodation
Night at House of Shambhala (Lhasa)

Day 12: Flight to Shanghai 

Take in the fascinating sights of Shanghai...


• Flight to Shanghai
• Airport transfer to your hotel, to get settled in
• Rest of the day free to relax and explore the city

Visited:
Shanghai
Accommodation
Night at Casa Serena (Shanghai)

Day 13: Departure from Shanghai

Enjoy your last day in Shanghai ...


• Spend the day sightseeing or browsing
• Transfer to the airport for your flight home
• We hope you had an amazing trip!

Visited:
Shanghai

Beijing Mutianyu Lhasa Gyangze Xigazê Everest Base Camp Tingri Shanghai

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,490 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
For 2
Price per person $2,430

Included in price:

  • Hotel with breakfast
  • English tour guide if mentioned
  • Private driver if mentioned
  • Entrance fees as mentioned

Not included in price:

  • Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tips to the driver and tour guide
  • The room before 14pm and after 12
  • Supplement for early or late pick up/ drop off before 7am and after 10pm

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