The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers - have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
The artistic richness of the Kathmandu valley is reflected in the six Unesco World Heritage sites that lie scattered around the valley like jewelled confetti. They include the ancient Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath (affectionately known as the 'Monkey Temple') and Bodhnath. The Pashupatinath Temple ranks as Nepal's most important Hindu site and attracts pious pilgrims and dreadlocked sadhus (holy men) from all over the subcontinent. Newari architecture reaches its pinnacle in the breathtaking Durbar squares of Patan and Bhaktapur, the third and most traditional of the valley's three former kingdoms. Just outside Bhaktapur is the Changu Narayan Temple, an open-air museum of stone-carved masterpieces. All these sites are easily visited as day trips from Kathmandu.
Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snowcapped Himalayan Mountains Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. In Lhasa visit the Potala, the famous palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulingkha, the great Drepung Monastery and the holy Jokhang Temple.
Eagerly assuming its place among the world’s top travel destinations, even more so since Beijing took centre stage at the 2008 Olympics, China is an epic adventure. From the wide open and empty panoramas of Tibet to the push and shove of Shànghǎi, from the volcanic dishes of Sìchuān to beer by the bag in seaside Qīngdǎo, a journey through this colossus of a country is a mesmerizing encounter with the most populous, perhaps most culturally idiosyncratic nation on earth.
Travel with The Highest Train in the world( 5072 M)
The Qingzang railway, Qinghai–Xizang railway, or Qinghai–Tibet railway , is a railway which connects Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in the People's Republic of China.The line includes the Tanggula Pass, which at 5,072 meters above sea level is the world's highest rail track.The 1,338 m Fenghuoshan tunnel is the highest rail tunnel in the world. It is 4,905 m above sea level. The 3,345-meter Yangbajing tunnel is the longest tunnel of the line. It is 4,264 m above sea level and located 80 kilometers NW of the regional capital, Lhasa. Of the Golmud to Lhasa line, more than 960 km, or over 80% of the railway, is built at an altitude of more than 4,000 m, over half of it is laid on permafrost, and 675 bridges on the line, total length 159.88 km.
Day 1: New Delhi:
Arrive Delhi, the capital of India and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon tour of New Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi-Jaipur By Car /Coach
Morning drive to Jaipur and on arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of the pink city
Day 4: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort including an elephant ride. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Jaipur-FatehpurSikri- Agra By Car /Coach
Morning drive to Agra, the city of the Taj en route visiting FatehpurSikri. On rrival in Agra, check in at the hotel.
Day 6: Agra-Delhi By Car /Coach & to Kathmandu.
AM: Tour of Agra including a visit to the world famousTajMahal. PM: Drive to Delhi to connect onward flight Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 07: Kathmandu By Air.
AM - Sightseeing to the ancient towns of Bhaktapur&Thimi .PM - Half day sightseeing to Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath / Overnight hotel
Day 08: Kathmandu.
AM: Sightseeing of the ancient Hindu temple of Pashupatinath&Boudhnath. PM – Patan and Surroundings
Day 09: Kathmandu - Lhasa By Air.
Arrival and check in the hotel. Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize.
Day 10: Lhasa Tour
Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Sera Monastery &Norbulinka.
Day 11: Lhasa Tour
Sightseeing of Drepung&Jokhang Monastery &Barkhor Market.
Day 12: Lhasa – Beijing
PM: Transfer to Train Station.Beijing to Lhasa: Beijing-Lhasa is 4,064 km, of which 1,110 km are over the newly-built Qinghai-Tibet railway .Train T28 will depart from Lhasa Railway Station at 8:00 am. and arrive in Beijing west at 8:00 am. on the third day with a 48-hour-trip.
Day 13:Lhasa - Lanzhou by overnight train
Take overnight train to Lhasa. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 14: Lanzhou –Xiahe by overnight train ( B L ) Take overnight train to Lanzhou. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 15: Xiahe-Lanzhou ( B L )
Visit the Labrang Monastery. It is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat school of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 16: Lanzhou - Beijing by air ( B L )
Take a half day hutong tour. Visit Drum Tower dating from 1420, ascending the big drum tower and having bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 17: Beijing ( B L )
Visit TianAn Men Square, the largest public square in the world and Forbidden City which was once home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 18: Beijing ( B L D )
Excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall. The Great Wall is the landmark of China. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful environment - dense trees and rich grass with the natural colors changing with the seasons of each year. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 19: Departure Beijing
Departure from Beijing. Met and transferred to your Destination.
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