11 Days China Classic Tour with Tibet Impression
This 11 days China Classic Tour with Tibet Impression, besides seeing the three major tourist cities of China, includes a visit to Lhasa. Nowadays, Tibet is easy to access...
Code of Tour: YCT0000003546
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Departure City: Beijing
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Features of Tour: Nature Culture Minority Landscape
This 11 days China Classic Tour with Tibet Impression, besides seeing the three major tourist cities of China, includes a visit to Lhasa. Nowadays, Tibet is easy to access from Mainland China. Do not miss the chance to pay a visit to Lhasa, the highest city in the world with mysterious Buddhist culture. You will first explore the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled ancient China, and the other highlights of Beijing. Discover the unbelievable buried Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an before flying to Lhasa. Get to know the culture of Tibetan Buddhism by guidance of Tibetan Tour Guide, visit the magnificent Potala Palace and you will be chocked by the tremendous treasures inside, walk into the monasteries to hear the chanting of monks. Lastly, transfer to Shanghai to end the tour with one day Shanghai city highlights exploration.
- Have a wonderful stay in the flourishing and historical cities in China, including Bejing, Xi’an and Shanghai.
- Experience the Tibetan Buddism in the main monasteries in Lhasa.
- Explore the earthly paradise with Tibetan Lama monastery, primitive forest, crystal lakes, hospital people.
- Day 1: Beijing Arrival
- Day 2: Beijing
- Day 3: Beijing
- Day 4: Beijing-Xi’an
- Day 5: Xi’an
- Day 6: Xi’an-Lhasa
- Day 7: Lhasa
- Day 8: Lhasa
- Day 9: Lhasa-Shanghai
- Day 10: Shanghai
- Day 11: Depart from Shanghai
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Sightseeing and Activities:Beijing Arrival
When international flight lands in Beijing, Please take a taxi by yourself to our reserved hotel. The rest of the day free for you to be on your own.
Overnight in Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing
Sightseeing and Activities:Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Today is guided tour to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace which are the traditional must-see places in Beijing. These attractions present to the visitors an image of how the ancient Chinese emperors manage the country, what their family life is, how they spent leisure time, how they sacrifice gods. Overnight in Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing
Sightseeing and Activities:Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Peking Roasted Duck
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Badaling Great Wall first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner(your own expense).
Day 4 Beijing-Xian by flight
Sightseeing and Activities:Beijing Hutong
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshawto visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today’s Beijing City. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Day 5 Xian
Sightseeing and Activities:Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show
Enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and the massive Xian City Wall. After that, you can take a nice walk to the North Square to view the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda. There is also the option to attend fantastic Tang Dynasty Show (dinner included)(your own expense).
Day 6 Xian-Lhasa by flight
Sightseeing and Activities:Xian-Lhasa by flight
Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa tour. You will be then transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Lhasa, capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Day 7 Lhasa
Sightseeing and Activities:Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor Street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 8 Lhasa
Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung Monastery, Carpet factory, Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 9 Fly to Shanghai
Sightseeing and Activities:Fly to Shanghai
You will fly to shanghai after tour in Lhasa. The tour guide will escort you to Lhasa airport and see you off. There is no activities arranged in Shanghai today, please help yourself to do some sightseeing.
Tour package does not include transfer from Shanghai airport to reserved hotel in downtown, please take taxi in the airport on your own. Overnight in Shanghai.
Day 10 Shanghai
Sightseeing and Activities:Yu Garden, the bund, Shanghai Wax Figure Museum and Old French Concession
Tour guide will pick you up at hotel in the morning, today, you will explore Classic & Modern Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing. Including Visit Yu Garden, the Bund, Shanghai Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Old French Concession. You will not only see the Asia’s most modern skyscrapersbut also the modern Chinese culture sites in the most flourishing city in the world. Overnight in Shanghai.
Day 11 Depart from Shanghai
Sightseeing and Activities:Depart from Shanghai
End the tour, please arrange taxi from your hotel to Shanghai airport.
|Destination||5 Star||4 Star||3 Star|
|Beijing||Regent Hotel Beijing||Beijing International Hotel||Redwall Hotel Beijing|
|Xi’an||Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square||Grand New World Hotel||Mercure on Renmin Square|
|Lhasa||Intercontinental Hotel||Lhasa Yak Hotel||Lhasa Xiongbala Hotel|
|Shanghai||JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square||New World Shanghai Hotel||Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Wujiaochang|
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Accommodation with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- High speed train tickrts with 2nd class seat;
- Two bottles of mineral water each day.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel insurance;
- All optional programs;
- Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class mentioned in the program.
- Tibet Permits
There are several permits required to visit Tibet. Tibet Entry Permit, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, is the most important one which has to be obtained before your trip because you must have it to take your flight/train to Tibet. To get the permit, you have to book a Tibet tour with us, and send us your passport and Chinese visa about 20 days in advance, and then let us apply for the permit (all Tibet permits can only be applied by travel agency). If you travel to other prefectures like Shigatse, Nyingchi, Shannan, etc, you also have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit. If you travel to Mount Everest, you have to obtain a Border Permit. (Tibet Discovery, with office in Lhasa, has always kept up with the latest news on Tibet Permits. Traveling with us, all your permits are guaranteed as long as you are qualified to the requirements.)
- Available Months to Visit Tibet
Generally speaking, May to early October is the best time to for a Mount Kailash trip. July and August are the peak season and rainy season. It may be too cold to travel in Kailash area from November to March. There is usually heavy snow. The conditions in Namtso Lake and Mount Everest area are quite similar with Kailash. While other places like Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are suitable for travel all year around.
- High Altitude Sickness
The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m; Namtso: 4718m). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be acclimatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival at Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay.
- How to Go to Tibet
Basically you have two options – flight and train. Currently, you can take a flight to Lhasa from Beijing(4.5hrs), Xian(3.7hrs), Chengdu(2.5hrs), Chongqing(3hrs), Kuming(3hrs), etc. Among all these cities, Chengdu and Xian have more frequent flights to Lhasa. Kathmandu also has several flights to Lhasa each week.
If you a train travel, you can take a train to from Beijing(40.5hrs), Xian(32hrs), Chengdu(43hrs), Shanghai(47hrs), Chongqing(42hrs), Lanzhou(25hrs), Xining(22hrs), Guangzhou(54hrs).
- Packing and Wearing Ideas
Firstly you can’t forget your passport and Chinese Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring the necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs like sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block are recommended. As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.