Tibet Express: Beijing - Tibet - Kathmandu

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Day 1: Arrive Beijing
After arrival, make your way to the hotel and check-in. An evening group meeting is planned followed by dinner.
• Airport transfer, group meeting

Day 2-3: Beijing /Lhasa  
Early morning tour to Temple of Heaven joining the locals for their morning exercise. We return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon board on an overnight train to Lhasa.
• Morning exercise at Temple of Heaven

Day 4: Lhasa
Arrive Lhasa and transferred to your hotel, then take an orientation walk of Barkhor Square.
• Orientation Walk in Lhasa

Day 5: Lhasa
Lhasa day tour, we will visit Potala Palace,Sera Monastery and Barkhor Square.
• Potala Palace, Sera Monastery,Barkhor street,Dinner at Family Kitchen in Barkhor

Day 6: Lhasa/Gyangtse
Early morning tour of Jokhang temple, then drive to Gyangtse via across the Gampala pass, visit famous Yamdrok Lake. Enjoy the roadside Karola glacier en-route to Gyangtse. Arrive in Gyangtse in the afternoon.
• Jokhang temple,Yamdrok Lake Excursion,Karola Glacier

Day 7: Gyangtse/Shigatse
Continue your journey to Shigatse. Visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in the afternoon.
• Kubum and Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Day 8: Shigatse/Mount Everest Base Camp
Drive to Mount Everest Base Camp cross Tsola pass,Gyaltso la pass and Pang la pass. Arrive in Rongbuk monastery. Stay overnight at local simple guesthouse or tent guesthouse.
• Lhatse township-Gyaltsola pass,Pang-la pass,Rongbuk Monastery,Everest North Face

Day 9: Everest/Kyirong
Enjoy the viewing of sunrise of Everest in the morning. Continue your journey to Kyirong via Tingri after breakfast.
• Sunrise view of Mt.Everset,Mt. Shishapangma,Pelku Lake,Drakkar Taso hermitage,Kyirong

Day10: Kyirong – Kathmandu
After breakfast transfer to the Border of Kyirong and continue your journey to Nepal, end of our tour service.

Day 1: Beijing (D)
Nihao! Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China. Upon arrival at the airport, own transfer to your hotel located in the city center. Your tour begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. and there will be more information about the meeting when you arrive at the hotel. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception. Your group meeting will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and included dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
• Dongfang Hotel
Included transfer and activities:
• Private airport transfer
• Group meeting
Meals Included:
• Peking duck dinner

Day 2: Beijing /Lhasa (B)
We offer early morning tour to see local people doing their morning exercise at Temple of Heaven, then return to our hotel for breakfast. Board on an overnight train to Lhasa in the evening.

Accommodation:
• Overnight soft sleeper train
Included activities:
• See local people doing morning exercise at Temple of Heaven
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 3: Overnight Train to Lhasa
Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the train.

Accommodation:
• Overnight soft sleeper train

Day 4:Lhasa
Arrive Lhasa and Your Tibetan tour guide greet your arrival at railway station and it is a short drive to the holy Lhasa city within a valley enclosed by barren mountains, approaching the city you will have the first glimpse of Potala Palace rising out from the valley. Get full rest for acclimatization. 20km 0.5hr Overnight at Lhasa.

Accommodation:
• Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel
Included activities:
• Orientation Walk in Lhasa

Day 5: Lhasa (B, D)
Visiting one of the most charismatic structure ever built in Tibet, the Potala Palace, winter residence for the successive the Dalai Lama is an awe-inspiring experience. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery and will enjoy the monks have to debate with their Buddhism doctrine. Late afternoon, ramble around Barkhor will give you more time to feel the indigenous people and atmosphere of the historic town. Dinner at Family Kitchen in Barkhor.

Accommodation:
• Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel
Included activities:
• Potala Palace
• Sera monastery
• Barkhor street
Meals Included:
• Breakfast, Dinner at Family Kitchen in Barkhor

Day 6: Lhasa/Gyangtse (B)
In the morning you will visit Jokhang temple which located in the heart of the old town, build in mid-7th century A.D, having done with the temple. After the visit you will drive to Gyantse via across the Gampala pass (4990m). Yamdrok Lake 1st seen from the summit of the Pass, in clear weather you will appreciate the fabulous deep blue colored lake and a view of Mt Noejin Kangsang (7191m) from the summit. Enjoy the roadside Karola glacier (5050m) en-route to Gyangtse. Arrive in Gyangtse in the afternoon, once, the third largest and an important center of the wool trade in Tibet, and a bustling caravan stop on the trade route from Lhasa to India.

Accommodation:
• Gyangtse Hotel
Included activities:
• Jokhang Temple
• Yamdrok Lake
• Karola Glacier
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 7: Gyangtse/Shigatse (B)
Today, travelers from all over the world came to see this charming small town for its laid-back atmosphere with 14th centuries Pelkor Chode Monastery, Kumbum pagoda and the fortress.
Continue your journey to Shigatse, from Gyangtse, the 2nd largest town in Tibet, the main seat for the revered Buddhist master Panchen Lama. In the afternoon visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. It founded in 1447 by1st Dalai Lama, later became the seat of the Panchen Lama reincarnations, there you will see tombs of 7 passed Panchen Lama, an impressive statue of the future Buddha, a 26 meters (86ft) sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The impressive, finely crafted and serene looking figure high over the viewer, is an incomparable experience of the trip.

Accommodation:
• Shegar Longzhu Pozhang Hotel
Included activities:
• Kubum and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 8: Shigatse/Mount Everest Base Camp (B)
Drive on the China- Nepal friendship highway cross Tsola pass (4500 m) and Gyaltso la pass (5020m )to Lu Lu checkpoint, after that will take Everest road drive up to Pang-la pass(5050m), the views of Himalayan range from here is superb. Arrive in Rongbuk monastery, the world highest monastery; the views of the north face of the Everest from this vantage point are fine. Keep drive about 9km to the 5200m base camp, on a bright day; you rewarded with a stupendous view of Everest. Stay overnight at local simple guesthouse or tent guesthouse.

Accommodation:
• Rongbuk guesthouse
Included activities:
• Lhatse township-Gyaltsloa pass
•Pang-la pass
•Rongbuk Monastery
•Everest North Face
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 9: Everest/Kyirong (B)
In the morning enjoy ( if the weather is good) the viewing of sunrise of Everest. After breakfast continues your journey from Everest Base camp on the Friendship Highway via Tingri township, to the south of the road, it comes to a view of Shishapangma (8012m) the world 14th tallest mountain rooted entirely in Tibet. Driving along the turquoise lake Pelkutso with stunning views of massive Shishapangma and other snow-covered pagoda-like mountains offer superb landscape. Arriving at Dzongkha (currently known as, Kyirong county township), located at an altitude of 4200 m, then the elevation drops dramatically to 2800m to Kyirong Valley(Happy Valley).

Accommodation:
• Kyirong Hotel
Included activities:
• Sunrise view of Everest
•Mt. Shishapangma
•Pelku Lake
•Drakkar Taso hermitage
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 10: Kyirong border – Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast transfer to the Border of Kyirong end of our tour service.

Notes: The road from Kyirong to Kathmandu is very basic, it took 9 hours by jeep, the distance is 170 km.

Tour Code
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Price(US$)
  • CA-TE180921

    Friday

    2018-9-21

    From Beijing

    Sunday

    2018-9-30

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE181019

    Friday

    2018-10-19

    From Beijing

    Sunday

    2018-10-28

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE181116

    Friday

    2018-11-16

    From Beijing

    Sunday

    2018-11-25

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE181214

    Friday

    2018-12-14

    From Beijing

    Sunday

    2018-12-23

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190117

    Thursday

    2019-1-17

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-1-26

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190131

    Thursday

    2019-1-31

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-2-9

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190221

    Thursday

    2019-2-21

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-3-2

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190314

    Thursday

    2019-3-14

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-3-23

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190328

    Thursday

    2019-3-28

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-4-6

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA -TE190318

    Thursday

    2019-4-18

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-4-27

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190425

    Thursday

    2019-4-25

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-5-4

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190509

    Thursday

    2019-5-9

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-5-18

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190516

    Thursday

    2019-5-16

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-5-25

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190606

    Thursday

    2019-6-6

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-6-15

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE1905-20

    Thursday

    2019-6-20

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-6-29

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190704

    Thursday

    2019-7-4

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-7-13

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190718

    Thursday

    2019-7-18

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-7-27

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190801

    Thursday

    2019-8-1

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-8-10

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190808

    Thursday

    2019-8-8

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-8-17

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190729

    Thursday

    2019-8-29

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-9-7

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190819

    Thursday

    2019-9-19

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-9-28

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE190926

    Thursday

    2019-9-26

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-10-5

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191017

    Thursday

    2019-10-17

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-10-26

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191031

    Thursday

    2019-10-31

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-11-9

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191114

    Thursday

    2019-11-14

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-11-23

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191121

    Thursday

    2019-11-21

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-11-30

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191212

    Thursday

    2019-12-12

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2019-12-21

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

  • CA-TE191226

    Thursday

    2019-12-26

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-1-4

    From Kathmandu

    Available

    US$2597.00

    10
    Days

Visas

A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room

On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health

We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 18 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage

One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

 

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Itinerary Disclaimer

The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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