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Trip to Tibet, China

12 Days Tour to
Beijing – Tibet - Shanghai

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Day 1:   Arrive in Beijing : Pick-up and Check-in


May you have a good journey to Beijing, and our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you clear the customs, and then transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest or take a walk near the hotel.

Day 2:   Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )


After having breakfast at hotel, we will visit the Tiananmen Square this morning to start our Beijing tour. Strolling round the large square is very enjoyable where we will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City. As the  largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China, it vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life. And also we can appreciate lots of national treasures in Treasure House of the Forbidden City. Then we will appreciate Chinese featured royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscape. We also visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests.


Tiananmen Square

Summer Palace

 Temple of Heaven





Tiananmen Square

Forbidden City

Summer Palace

Temple of Heaven        

Day 3:   Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )


After breakfast at hotel, we will have an excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, which is regarded as the most popular section of China Great Walls. It is also the best-preserved section, built during the Ming Dynasty. After that, we will explore Beijing Hutong by rickshaw to know more about the life and culture of ordinary Beijing people. This visit can provide us with a distinctive travelling experience compared to other attraction.







Badaling Great Wall

Great Wall








Day 4:   Beijing - Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air


You will be transferred to the airport for flight to Lhasa of Tibet, then check in at Lhasa downtown hotel. Upon your arrival at Lhasa, you will be met by our Tibetan local guide at Gonggar Airport, then will be transferred to downtown hotel. Have a good rest at hotel to adapt yourself to the high altitude of about 3,650 meters above sea level.


You should start taking anti-AMS medicines a week in advance before arriving in Tibet. Anytime in Tibet, no matter hotel or somewhere else, please do not so exciting to explore the city. And all you need is a good rest in your room for necessary acclimatization, otherwise you may easily get mountain sickness. Besides, try to avoid catching a cold. And a first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.

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Day 5:   Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch )


It believes that this day must leave a lifetime memory for your whole life. In the morning, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. The Jokhang Temple, we head to later, as the spiritual center of Tibet, will deeply impressed you by its magnificence and sincere pilgrims. Barkhor street, hugging the jokhang temple, is regarded as the crowded central Market in ancient section of Lhasa, and at where you can buy various Tibetan or other minorities’ souvenirs for your family and friends.


1. Due to the popularity of Potala Palace and restriction on visitor numbers, perhaps it has difficulty on booking entrance tickets, so the visit of Potala Palace may shift to another day. But don't worry, we will make appropriate changes accordingly. 
2. For the protection of this world-famous cultural heritage, the visiting time for Potala Palace is limited in 1 hour.


Potala Palace

Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Street






Potala Palace

Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Bazaar








Day 6:   Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch )


After having breakfast, we will drive to the western suburb of Lhasa City for visiting the Norbulingka, and which is meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet, covering an area of 360,000 square meters (88 acres), with 374 rooms in the various buildings. Then we will have a side trip to Lhasa Carpet Factory, where you could see lots of elegant rugs and other beautiful handicrafts. Later that day, after having lunch, the next visit is Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. Distinctively its famous debating activities are holding around 3-4 pm regularly every working day that you should never miss.


1. It is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water along your trip.
2. When you are in a monastery or a museum, please do not smoke, consume alcohol or make unnecessary noise; neither, do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags.




Buddhist Debate







Delicate Carpet

Sera Buddhist Debate






Day 7:   Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by vehicle


After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today we will drive about 2 hours (120 km) to appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous Sacred Lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seemly looks like a green jade, hence it was praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. Later, we arrive at Gyantse (2 hrs, 140 km), and take a one hour visit to the local popular Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the precious Kumbum Stupa. At last, we drive straight to Shigatse (1.5 hr, 150km) and check in there.


For amazing sceneries and beautiful legend, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake attracts seas of travelers from all over the world, also it is an excellent spot for photographic lovers, kindly well prepare your camera for taking a valuable photo! According to our customers' feedback, the sufficient sunlight in the afternoon is very suitable for taking photo there. So for those professional photographers, we can arrange the visiting of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake the next day when we come back from Shigatse.







Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Pelkhor Chode Monastery

Worship Flags


Day 8:   Shigatse - Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch )


After breakfast, you will visit the most famous tourist spot of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Later on the way back to Lhasa, we will take you to visit a local Tibetan family, here you can know more about local culture, customs and life condition of tibetan people. After several hours' drive, we will back to check-in at Lhasa downtown hotel.


This tour specially provides a chance to you to visit a local Tibetan Family, let you grasp a real tibet and tibetan people's life. And ChinaTourGuide.com released a exclusive blog based on our customer's real traveling experience for your sharing: Six Day Journey to My Dreamland - Tibet.










Tashilhunpo Monastery

Local Family Visit

Pilgrims along the road






Day 9:  Lhasa - Shanghai : Pick up & Check in ( Breskfast ) Transfer by air


After have breakfast at hotel, you can enjoy free time till being transferred to Gonggar Airport for filght to Shanghai, you could use this break to have a rest, pack your things or walk around. Then after 3 hour's fly, when you landing in Shanghai, our Shanghai tour guide will pick you up at airport and send you to check-in, you are supposed to have a good sleep before starting Shanghai tour.

Day 10:   Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )


As the biggest city of China, Shanghai definitely offers many lures. Begins from Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market, you will appreciate Chinese garden construction and know more about Shanghai local people. Then with a stroll from Nanjing Road to the Bund, you will be impressed by Modern Shanghai amazingly compared with Xi'an. Later you can view the whole city at the highest floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and know about the development of Shanghai with a following visit to Shanghai Municipal History Museum at the pedestal of the tower. At night, Shanghai Acrobats Show can be optionally appreciated.


Yuyuan Garden

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Shanghai Municipal History Museum






Yuyuan Garden

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Municipal History Museum






Day 11:   Shanghai : Free Day ( Breakfast )


Regarded as a flourishing international city and a shopping paradise, Shanghai has many wonderful places to see and shop. This day is totally up to you. You could walk along the Bund to see the beautiful views of modern skyscrapers, or taste some delicious local snacks at old lanes, or shop at famous commercial streets. Should you need any travel information ahout Shanghai, just contact our tour guide for your will.

Day 12:   Depart Shanghai : See-off at airport ( Breakfast )


This is the last day of your tour, you can have free activity in Shanghai, go on shopping or have a rest, and later the tour guide will take you to airport for your flight to next destination. We believe you will love China and keep forever memories about China in your whole life.

Package Details

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/img_r_2.gifTour Package Includes:

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifDining: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches.

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifAdmissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifFlight Tickets: all listed in itineraries;

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifHotels: accommodation in mentioned cities; base on twin share

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifTour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifCar Driver: an experienced licensed driver

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifVehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifLuggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifInsurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifGovernment taxes & Service charges

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/yes.gifPermit: Tibetan tour permit

http://www.chinatourguide.com/images/img_r_2.gifTour Package Excludes: Other optional attractions / tours / meals and international flights;


- Tips for tour guides and drivers.

- Personal expenses in the hotel




Land cost:  Minimum 5pax

5pax:   USD3439/p.p. + one single room fee: USD585    

6pax  USD3439/p.p.


10pax or above: USD2529/p.p.

The price does not include international air ticket fee.

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