Beijing ,Lhasa,Nepal Tour ..19 Days

Trip Introduction

Beijing, sometimes Romanized as Peking is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2012 was 20,693,000.[2] The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties.[5] Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.

Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.

The city's history dates back three millenia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past seven centuries.[8] The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, walls and gates,[9] and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China.[9] Few cities in the world have been the political and cultural center of an area as immense for so long.

Lhasa is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.

ITINERARY

DAY 01: TO BEIJING                 

DAY 02: BEIJING ARR TO BEIJING AT 14:00.

Tour at Hou hai and lou gu xiang area. Night tour at wang fu jing. Dinner at Bagupuyi restaurant           

DAY 03: BEIJING – XINING – BOARD THE TRAIN TO LHASA

Morning tour the Olympic sites. Transfer to the A/P for flight CZ6994 1120 > 13:55. arr to xining and transfer to the train station and board train to Lhasa (T222 16:21 >16:10+1). Dinner on the train included in the price.  Over night on the train at soft sleepers. One Cabin for 4 pax Breakfast O/N on the train at soft  sleepers cabin.

DAY 04: LHASA

Arr to Lhasa Train station at 16:10pm. Transfer to Lhasa (3650 meters). After checking in go out for dinner. Breakfast

DAY 05: SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

After breakfast go out for a day tour at Drepung Monastery, about 8 km to the west of central Lhasa. Sera Monastery, around 7 km north of central Lhasa.     

DAY 06: SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA:

After breakfast, visit the Potala Palace . con to visit Johkang Temple  and Norbulingka Palace.  

DAY 07: LHASA –GANDEN – LHASA 60KM  

After breakfast drive to visit at Ganden monastery, It lays 60 km east of Lhasa. Drive back to lhasa.

Dinner at New Mandala .

DAY 08: LHASA – NAMTSO LAKE TASHI DOR 260KM

After breakfast drive to Namtso Lake, located approximately 260km northwest of Lhasa. Namtso is famous for its high altitude (4720 meters) and vast area (1961 square kilometers).  Con to Tashi Dor Monastery.

DAY 09: NAMTSO LAKE - LHASA 250KM 

After breakfast drive back to Lhasa & surroundings.

DAY 10: LHASA - SAMYE –TSETANG170KM (3600M)

After breakfast drive  To the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River to Samye monastery. Then Drive to Tsetang Over night in Hotel.

DAY 11: TSETANG - GYANTSE (3950M) 320 KM

After breakfast start our journey to Gyantse and Shigatse via old road.

Travelling by jeep along the zigzag road and cross the Khamba La pass (4,794m). Yamdrok lake lies several hundred meters below the road. View at the Nojin Kangsang Glacier. After driving 320 km arr to Gyantse.

DAY 12: GYNATSE – SHIGATSE (3850M) 90KM

After breakfast visit Palkor & Kumbum. continue to Shigatse, a short drive of 90kms. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. Visit at the local market and at the Tashilhunpo Monastery.

DAY 13: SHIGATSE - SHAKYA (4100M)150KM

After breakfast Drive 150km Sakya monastery. Dinner at hotel Breakfast Dinner  Manasarovar hotel  ( Best hotel )

DAY 14:  SAKYA - RONGBUK (5000M) 230KM

Drive along the Friendship Highway. After passing through the small town of Lhatse cross GyatmsoLa elevation of 5220meters, the highest pass on our journey. Turn south from the Friendship Highway to the Pang La 5150 meters towards the main Himalayan range that give a view from Makalu to Shishapangma. Below the pass there is the Rongbuk Valley and the view of Everest.

DAY 15: MT. EVEREST BASS CAMP- OLD TINGRI (4370M) 85KM

Drive and Explore the Everest Base camp. After finish get back on Friendship highway journey to Old tingri. Best hotel (only toilet and hot water in the room  ))

DAY 16:  OLD TINGRI - ZHANGMU – NEPAL (186KM) 2300M 

Drive from Tingri and crossing two high passes, Lalung La at altitude of 5124meters and the Shung La 5200meters.  Arr to Zhangmu and to the Friendship Bridge passing the Bhote Koshi River and mark the Chinese - Nepalese border.  After that short drive say goodbye to the Tibetan guide and con drive to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari

Breakfast / Arrival at Kodari Border  and drive to Dhulikhel. Dinner and Overnight at Dhulikhel                

DAY 17: AFTER B/F DRIVE TO BHAKTAPUR ANCIENT CITY FOR 30 MINUTES AND VISIT THE LOCAL SITES:BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE, tour of PATAN DURBAR SQUARE. Overnight at Hotel Breakfast.

DAY 18: AFTER BREAKFAST CITY TOUR TO PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE,

KUMARI TEMPLE (LIVING GODDESS)

Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Squre and Bouddhanath.

Farewell Dinner at Nepali Kitchen with ethnic Nepali Cultural dances Overnight at Hotel             Breakfast

DAY 19: B/F MORNING FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING OR VISIT AROUND THAMEL TOURIST HUB. 

Departure Hotel to Katmandu International Airport to ONWARD FLIGHT

           

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