This grand tour offers an in-depth peek of the major historical and cultural sights of China, Tibet, Nepal and India with adventure and panoramic experience.
DAY 01: BEIJING:
Welcome aboard your flight to Beijing..
DAY 02: BEIJING:
Arrive in Beijing, our first stop of China tour, capital with over 3,000 years of history. After retrieving your luggage and clearing customs you will check into your pre-reserved accommodations. .
DAY 03: BEIJING:
This morning, see vast Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in theShanghai towers Forbidden City home to 24 Emperors between 1420 and 1911, including the jewelry section. After lunch, visit the elegant Summer Palace,, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the largest imperial garden in the world. The grounds include over 3,000 structures with a variety of pavilions, towers and arched bridges surrounding Lake Kunming with boat ride (weather permitting). This evening, enjoy your Beijing Duck Dinner.
DAY 4: BEIJING:
Today experience a highlight of your China trip today as you visit the renowned Great Wall. The Great Wall is a about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing, where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. After lunch, Temple of Heaven, situated in the southern part of the city, the temple of heaven covers the total area of 2,700,000 square meters. TheTerracotta warriors, Xian china temple was built in 1420A.D. It is the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifice to heaven and pray for good harvests. The main buildings of the temple including the Circular Mound Altar, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest.
DAY 05: BEIJING/ SHANGHAI:
Fly to modern Shanghai, China's center of commerce. Time free to explore the fashionable cafes and boulevards of Shanghai.
DAY 06: SHANGHAI:
Sightseeng Shanghai's highlights: the Shanghai Museum, features vast historic collections, Children's Palace or Urban Planning Center, YuElephant trunk hill Garden and the Old Town, the city's colonial European past at The Bund, the modern Xintiandi, and a renowned Shanghai silk carpet factory.
DAY 07: SHANGHAI/XIAN:
This morning free at leisure. Then fly to historic Xi'an, former capital of China, origin of Great Wall and Terracotta warriors, a must see China travel experience.
DAY 08: XIAN:
Today sightseeing taks us to The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: Discovered accidentally in 1974, this incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array has Beijing, Temple of heaven guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits which are protected inside huge hangars. There is also an excellent museum and film about the history of the vaults. Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang, brought back from his epic journey to India. Ancient City Wall: The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldestPotala Palace, Lhasa Tibet and most complete city defences still around. Built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city centre
From the ancient Xian in mainland China to Autonomous state of Tibet. Arrive at Gonggar airport and meet assist at the airport & transfer to Lhasa. Afternoon at leisure for acclimatization or visit local bazaar on own.
DAY 10: LHASA:
Today we'll visit Potala Palace, this massive 13-storeyed building used to be the highest building prior to the early period of last century, used to be the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town. As the nation's supreme relic, the palace dates back to 7th century A.D. In the afternoon, visit of Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" in Sera is very famous.
DAY 11: LHASA-Gyantse/SHIGATSE:
Nepal welcomes youToday we start our overland travel in Tibet to Gyantse and Shigatse. Travelling by jeep along the Friendship Highway we cross the spectacular Khamba La pass from which we'll get stunning views of the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa 24,000ft.24,000ft.24,000ft) looking across the waters of the Yamdrok-tso Lake. We then continue westwards over another high pass, the Karo La (5,045m), from which you can see a huge spectacular glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages we arrive in the town of Gyantse. Our overnight accommodation is at the Gyantse Hotel.
DAY 12: SHIGATSE/LHASA:
Today you will visit "Tashilumpo Monastery" which sprawls on the slops of Mount Niser, southwest of Shigatse. The monastery grounds cover an area of approximately 300,000 square meters. There are many priceless and rare historical articles in the monastery. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa. birds.
DAY 13: LHASA/KATHMANDU:
Fly to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu, meet and transfer to Hotel Yak N Yeti/Del Annapurna. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city, visiting the Temple of Hanuman, Dhoka Square, The House of the Living Goddess, the Royal Palace, and the city markets.
DAY 14: KATHMANDU:
After breakfast sightseeing in Patan, city of ancient architecture and fine arts, renowned for its silver, copper and bronze work. This afternoon we'll Pashupati nath, kathmanduvisit Bhaktapur, the city of religious devotees built in the shape of shell, visit the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery, the Golden Gate and the Palace of Windows
DAY 15: KATHMANDU/DELHI:
Morning is free with an optional (but recommended, not included) flight-seeing tour of Mt. Everest. Afternoon flight to New Delhi. Arrival met and transfer to hotel. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, Welcomearchitecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi.
DAY 16: DELHI:
After breakfast you are off to visit the capital city. It will include the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower, Jantar Mantar, the fashionable Connaught Circus. Red Fort, symbol of the glorious Mogul period in India. Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi.
DAY 17: DELHI/AGRA:
Taj at sunrise Early morning transfer to Lhasa airport for flight, This morning we'll drive for Agra. Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal, Stand awe-struck when you visit the Taj Mahal, certain to be an India tour highlight, as the colors on the white marble building give it a mythical aura. Completed in 1643, this exquisitely detailed monument is considered one of the finest architectural achievements. Our next stop is Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Tibet TravelThough the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were made by his grandsons. Hotel Taj View/Clark's Hotel.
DAY 18: AGRA/FATEHPUR-SIKRI/DELHI:
After breakfast drive to Fatehpur-Sikri, a huge fort complex that served as capital of India before it was moved to Delhi in 17th.century the deserted sandstone city was built by Mogul Emperor Akbar. This imperial complex of forts, palaces, mosques and temples was short livedRiding elephants to Amer and today is a haunting testament to that era. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. This evening arrive Delhi and prepare for homeward bound departure.
DAY 19: DELHI
Departure from Delhi for homeward bound.