Beijing & Lhasa Tour

Beijing & Lhasa Tour
(ETNCN164)  Multi Country

Price from
USD 8170p.p.
    Price Notes:
  • Based on double occupancy;
  • 3-star accommodation level in low season;
  • International airfare is not included;
  • Price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
Tour Type:

Join-in small group with fixed departure

Group Size:

around 35;

Trip Level:

Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.

    Trip Level Guide:
  • Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
  • Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
  • Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
  • Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
Season:

Spring

Summer

Autumn

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Overview

This tour combines the two greatest ancient capital cities in China – Beijing and Xian with the holy city Lhasa in a single trip. You will firstly spend several days in Beijing to visit the world famous attractions, such as Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc. Then take a high speed bullet train to Xian to see the man-made wonder – Terracotta Warriors. Lastly, go to take a train to experience the highest railway in the world Qinghai Tibet Railway. As a private tour, you will be able to travel at a leisure pace with more flexibility.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Spend some days exploring the ancient Chinese culture and history by visiting the famous World Heritage Sites in Beijing and Xian, such as Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, etc;
  • Enjoy the shorter train journey to Tibet from Xian – only about 31 hours to get to the holy city Lhasa by train from Xian;
  • Have a memorable trip on the holy city on the Roof of the World to explore the famous sights, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, etc.

At a Glance

Day 1 Beijing Arrival ( B )
Day 2
Day 3 Beijing ( B, L )
Day 4 Beijing ( B, L )
Day 5 High Speed Train to Xian from Beijing ( B, L )
Day 6 Xian ( B, L )
Day 7 Train to Lhasa from Xian ( B )
Day 8 Qinghai Tibet Railway - Lhasa Arrival
Day 9 Lhasa ( B )
Day 10 Lhasa ( B )
Day 11 Lhasa Departure ( B )

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing Arrival ( B )

Welcome to the capital city of China! Upon arriving at the airport/train station, you will be met by your local tour guide, and then drive to your downtown hotel in Beijing City. After the hotel check-in, you are free to take a rest or explore around on your own.

Day 2:  Day 3: Beijing ( B, L )

China has more than 4000 years’ history of Imperial Social System, while Beijing is the best place in China to experience the magnificent history and culture of ancient China. Today your guide will pick you up in the hotel after your breakfast, then start the wonderful ancient China culture and history tour!

You will firstly get to the world’s largest plaza – Tian’anmen Square. The grandiose Tian’anmen Gate was the place where the chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China to the world. Passing through Tiananmen Gate, you will enter the splendid Forbidden City, the previous home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties for 600 years. Magnificent architectures, intricate ornaments and touching legends make it a must-see of China. In the afternoon, head to visit the stunning and exquisite Summer Palace, and be amazed at the vast ensemble of lakes, gardens, temples, and palaces, together as a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. While in Qing Dynasty, it was the personal summer retreat for the royal families. It is made up of front hill, back hill and Kunming Lake. You will see splendid halls and pavilions in the front hill, while in the back hill, you will enjoy quiet and natural beauty.

After the sightseeing, you will be taken back to your hotel for rest.

Day 4: Beijing ( B, L )

Hiking the Great Wall is one-in-a-lifetime thing to do for most travelers. Today, you are going to accomplish the Great Wall dream. You will be escorted about 70km from the downtown Beijing to the world-famous Mutianyu Great Wall which has fewer tourists compared with Badaling Great Wall. At the same time, it is the best Great Wall section to view the delicately beautiful scenery while appreciating the grandness of the Walls. After arriving at the ticket office, you will take a cable car to the walls of Mutianyu, and then hike about 2 hours on the Great Wall.

After the Mutianyu Great Wall hiking, you will drive back to the city. On route, take a sidetrip to the solemn Ming Tombs of ancient emperors in Ming Dynasty. Wander along the Sacred Road, a tranquil royal path featured with statues of divine animals and officials; also take an adventure to the mysterious Underground Palace. Before getting to your hotel, you will also make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed “Bird’s Nest” and the “Water Cube” from the outside.

Day 5: High Speed Train to Xian from Beijing ( B, L )

After breakfast, you’ll go to marvel at one of the greatest masterpiece in Chiense architecture history – the Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperors used to preside at various rituals for a national good harvest in ancient times. Today, the outer area of the Temple of Heaven is a public park for locals to gather to play Taichi, fly kites, chatting… while the inner area is the historical site for tourists to learn about the ancient Chinese history and culture. Later move on to visit the most famous Hutongs which are some old alleys with traditional architecture originated from Yuan Dynasty (CD 1271~1368. Today, there are still many local Beijingers living in these old quarters, while in the Qing Dynasty (CD 1636~1912), there were even some noble royal families resided here. You can wander leisurely around these narrow alleys to experience the original features of people’s living in old time, or take a relaxing rickshaw through. Lunch will be arranged at a local family who lives in Hutong.

After the lunch, you will have some free time until be taken to catch a high speed train to Xian. Our local guide will be waiting for you in train station and escorting you to your hotel in Xian. The rest of day is free for you to explore the ancient city on your own.

Day 6: Xian ( B, L )

After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours to witness the magnificent man-mad wonder – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which were interred to protect Qin Shi Huang (the first Emperor of China) in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors and horses with different looks and numerous bronze weapons compose a large-scale army system to reappear the majestic momentum of the Qin Army 2,000 years ago.

In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city to visit the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Built in Ming Dynasty as a military defense, the wall’s top is wider than its height to allow the army drill. Stroll on the top of the ancient wall and observe the modern Xian, emerge yourself in the charm of this ancient capital. Your next place is to go is the nearby Muslim Quarter, a place to satisfy your stomach with various delicious local foods and snacks. It is also a wonderful place for a leisure walking around.

Optional Recommended Activity: 1) biking for a while on the Ancient Great Wall; 2) enjoy a wonderful performance of Tang Palace Dancing Show (usually from 8pm to 9pm).

Day 7: Train to Lhasa from Xian ( B )

Today you are going to take a train to the holy city Lhasa from Xian. Currently there are two trains travelers can take to Lhasa from Xian – Z165 and Z265. Every day, the Train Z164 leaves from Shanghai Railway Station at 20:08pm and gets to Xian Railway Station at 11:14, and makes a stop around 8 minutes. While the train Z264 departs from Guangzhou Railway Station, reach Xian Railway Station at 09:36am of next day, and make a stop around 9 minutes. Geographically speaking, train ride from Xian to Lhasa is much shorter than some other long-distance train trip from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. It takes only about 31 hours. Passengers only need to spend a night on the train, but don’t have to miss the highlighting Qinghai Tibet Railway. From Xian, you have to pass only 4 midway stations (Lanzhou, Xining, Golumd and Ngachu) before final arrival at Lhasa Railway Station.

Day 8: Qinghai Tibet Railway - Lhasa Arrival

The Qinghai Tibet Railway is known as “Heaven Road”, originated from Xining, passing through Golmud, Kunlun Mountains Pass and Tuotuohe Town (origin of Yangtze River), crossing the Tanggula Mountain Pass and Changtang Grassland, and getting to the holy city Lhasa. It has created 9 incredible world records – the HIGHEST railway in the world, the LONGEST plateau railway in the world, the LONGEST plateau railway crossing frozen earth in the world, the HIGHEST railway station in the world, the HIGHEST tunnel built on permafrost, the LONGEST plateau tunnel built on permafrost, the HIGHEST railway construction base, the LONGEST railway bridge, the Max Speed the of plateau railway.

During your train journey to Lhasa, You will have chance to enjoy the unique charming scenery along the railway, such as the ysterious Kunlun Mountains, wild Hohxil Nature Reserve, the “Elf of Qinghai Tibet Plateau” – Tibetan Antilope, the Origin of Yangtze River, dominating Tanggula Mountains, blue Diamond – Tsonag Lake, the Largest Pasture in Tibet – Changtang Grassland, etc.

You will arrive at Lhasa Railway Station in the late afternoo, and then be picked up by our local tour guide and driven to your hotel in the downtown. Have a good rest.

High Altitude Acclimation Tips:1) go for some leisure walking to acclimate the high altitude but avoid strenuous activity after arrival; 2) you’d better not have bath, in case of catching a cold; 3) drink more water, and have some fruit; 4) have a good rest.

Day 9: Lhasa ( B )

Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark – Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. You will climb up the palace along the zigzag stone paths with white-and-red walls to the top of the palace where you can not only appreciate the exotic Tibetan-style architecture, but also get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas, then walk into the inner space of Potala Palace to explore the stately chapels and learn about the history of the palace.

Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Each day, there are thousands of pilgrims coming from different places in Tibet to the temple to worship to the Buddha. This temple is also known as the “house of Buddha” because it keeps the precious Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) image of the Shakyamuni at the age of 12. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple. The local people like to walk on the street for several circles usually in the late afternoon as a daily tradition of pilgrimage. The street also has many shops selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods, religious items and handcrafts.

Tips of today: 1) there are 1,080 steps up to climb to the top of Potala Palace, so don’t walk in a rush, which may cause high altitude sickness; 2) taking photos is not allowed inside the palace; 3) today you will be mainly outside, please bring some water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses with you.

Day 10: Lhasa ( B )

After breakfast, you will firstly go to visit the beautiful Norbulingka which used to be the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas in the ancient time, and now is a public park. It is famous for its Potrang, the private palaces of former Dalai lamas with grandiose Tibetan architecture style. Next, drive several kilometers to the western outskirts of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Since its establishment, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. In its heyday, there were more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in the monastery. Throughout its history, many important and famous Tibetan leaders used to study here, especially the Dalai Lamas. So Drepung Monastery is also respectfully known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to another famous monastery in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. It is famous for the spectacular “Buddhism Debating”. As a daily routine, the monks gather in a courtyard, and debate on the Buddhist doctrines with supplemented gestures, which is thought to be helpful to facilitates better comprehension of the Buddhist philosophy to attain higher levels of study. After enjoying the “Buddhism Debating”, you will be transferred back to the city. The rest time is your own free time to rest.

The Etiquette of Visiting Monastery: 1) you shouldn’t wear short and uncover shoulders; 2) taking off your sunglasses and hat before entering the chapels; 3) taking photos is usually not allowed inside the chapels.

Day 11: Lhasa Departure ( B )

Today is free for you until your tour guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2022 & 2023

Class/Price for Per Person Mar - May Jun - Aug Sep - Nov Dec - Feb
Based on 5 Star Hotels (Luxury Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Based on 4 Star Hotels (Deluxe Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Based on 3 Star Hotels (Standard Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Based on 2 Star Hotels (Economy Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Guest House/Hostel Accommodation (Budget Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Starting Date Price From Book Now
04/03/2022 US$
11/03/2022 US$
18/03/2022 US$
25/03/2022 US$

Service Includes:

  • Meet, assist and necessary airport transfers by our office representative
  • Traditional welcome by using Garland or Khada
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at Hotel (Non Alcoholic)
  • Cultural Show & Welcome Dinner (on Day 01) at Nepalese restaurant
  • 08 nights 09 Days Nepal tour as per above itinerary using base category hotel including breakfast
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • 08 nights 09 Days Annapurna Circuit trek using local Tea Houses available en-route including all meals
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • Local English Speaking Sherpa guide & Porter (02 pax=1 porter) during trekking including all their wages, fooding and lodging
  • Transfers & tours as per above itinerary by using necessary A/C Vehicle as per group size (Car-02 Seater, Mitsubishi Van-04 Seater, Jumbo Hiace-11 Seater, Toyota Coaster-18 Seater & Sutlej Bus-35 Seater)
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu sector including necessary fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fees to the monuments (One time visit)
  • Necessary trekking permits fees (National Park Permit-ACAP & Trekker’s Management System-TIMS)
  • 01 hour boating on Phewa Lake
  • Cable car tickets to visit Manokamana Devi Temple (Two way)
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral water per person per day
  • All applicable government tax, toll tax, parking etc

Service Excludes:

  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic drinks
  • Video Camera Charges
  • Any travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Expenses occurred due to natural calamities and phenomenon
  • Any expenses occurred due to situations beyond our control
  • Tips to company representative, driver, guide, bell boy, porter
  • Anything not mentioned in itinerary and inclusions

Value Added

We are ready to welcome you with all the necessary safety measures (Post -19 Pandemic Halt). Hence we assure you of safety and security by following the optimal precautions.

Safety Assurance from Us (Tour/Trekking Operator)

  • Vehicles fully cleaned and disinfected
  • Foot bath mat available at entrance
  • Extra masks available (if required)
  • Safe distancing
  • We carry limited number of passengers
  • Our crew wear full PPE while disinfecting the vehicle
  • Temperature screening available
  • Our crew tested fit to travel
  • Sanitizers available
  • We carry additional deep wipe down cleaning of high touched areas
  • Hygiene kit available for sale
  • Our crew wear face mask and face shield

Safety Rules for Travelers (You)

  • Namaste over handshake
  • Do not travel if unwell
  • Wear face mask all the time
  • Maintain safe distancing
  • Use foot mat while boarding
  • Undertake temperature screening
  • Ventilators over air conditioning
  • Avoid unnecessary surface touching
  • Wash/Sanitize hands regularly
  • Follow sneeze etiquette
  • Follow safety instructions (from local authority)
  • Carry your personal hygiene all the time

Customer Reviews (15)

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5.0 rating
2021-04-24 12:05:53

This travel & guide agency took the time to find out what I wanted and offered me a personal visit program adapted to my request. I visited the sacred places with this tourism agency. The director of the agency is a spiritual and ethical person.
I had a very competent and friendly French-speaking guide. The accompaniment was personalized, attentive and honest. I really enjoyed it. This agency even gave me contacts to continue my trip.
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Cette agence a pris le temps de savoir ce que je voulais et m’a proposé un programme de visite personnel adapté à ma demande. J’ai visité les lieux sacrés avec cette agence de tourisme. Le directeur de l’agence est une personne spirituelle et au comportement éthique.
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2020-08-02 4:55:25

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