A kaleidoscope of people, scenery, religions and culture, China truly boggles the mind. This very special trip takes you from Beijing and the sea-level world of the Han Chinese all the way across the continent up onto the Tibetan Plateau at more than 11,400 feet. Along the way you will visit a myriad of world heritage sites from the Forbidden City and the Great Wall to the Terracotta Warriors and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as enjoy several festivals. You will come in contact with farmers, Khampas, monks, and many, many others. This is a true adventure crisscrossing the vast continent of Asia.
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Beijing and private transfer to hotel.
Beijing touring - visit the Temple of Heaven Forbidden City and Hutongs.
Wander the Great Wall, Gymnastic school, and Lama Temple. Evening train to Xian.
Arrive Xian by train. Terracotta Warriors, Big and Little Goose Pagodas, Tang Dynasty show and Dumpling dinner.
Morning sightseeing in Xian. Evening flight to Lanzhou and drive to Liujaxia.
Speedboat to Binglingsi Grottoes. Drive Xiahe for Labrang Monastery.
Sightseeing in Labrang. Drive Xining.
Visit Kumbum Monastery. Board soft sleeper for Lhasa in the evening.
Full day on train. Arrive Lhasa in the evening.
Visit the Jokhang, Potala and Sera.
Phabonkha, the Norbulinkha and Ranoche.
Drive to Gyantse.
Kumbum, Monastery. Drive Shigatse via Shalu.
Tashilumpo Monastery, Kora, Tibetan Market.
Drive Lhasa via Drepung Monastery.
Free day in Lhasa until evening flight to Beijing.