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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Challenge yourself today with a trek upon the rooftop of the world: Mountain Everest! Also, you will visit the Great Wall with a hiking and camping night, Xi'an at Mountain Hua and other key attractions.

Highlights

  • Mt.Everet with camping and breathtaking views
  • Key sites in Beijing Xi'an and Lhasa
  • Overnight at the Great Wall
  • Steep Mountain Hua in Xi'an

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

No matter how late your international flight arrives in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport. On the way to your hotel, he / she will give you a brief introduction about the tour to come.

Sleep tight for the first night in China.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • We do have some edge booking international flights so please check with our travel advisors.
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  • DAY
    2
    Beijing
    • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, Lizexiang Pearl Store
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Haidilao Hot Pot
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Tian'anmen Square is an extensive open area in Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City. Inside the Forbidden City, you will visit the four cores: the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden. Have lunch at a famous hotpot restaurant .

    The most interesting fact about the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is that China's last emperor Pu Yi once lived in a courtyard house in a Hutong but not the majestic Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will take a rickshaw Hutong ride and visit a local family.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • To eat like Chairman Mao, try out Mao's Family Restaurant, whose head chef used to be Mao's private cook.
  • Tiananmen Square

    DAY
    3
    Beijing
    • Activities: The Huanghuacheng Great Wall
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Hotels: Camping on the Great Wall  |  Camping on the Great Wall  |  Camping on the Great Wall

    Today your Beijing tour guide will pick you up take you to the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng Section.

    Huanghuacheng Section of the Great Wall is known for its unique state: a great part of the Great Wall is under water because of the dam and creat a picture of a dragon playing in the water.

    Today you will hike at this beautiful section for about 3 hours and camp up for overnight.

    - Smart Tips::

  • The drive to Huanghuacheng Section takes about 2 hours.
  • Overnight in the camp at the Great Wall offers a great experience. However, don't forget to bring some heavy clothes and some snack for the night might get cold after sundown.
  • Huanghuacheng Section of the Great Wall

    DAY
    4
    Beijing
    • Activities: Jiankou Great Wall, The Mutianyu Great Wall (slideway down)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Waking up at the Great Wall, you will take in the first sunlight whilst a simple breakfast. Later, we will drive to Jiankou Section, a wild and unrepaired section of the Great Wall.

    After an easy hike at Jiankou, your Beijing tour guide will lead your way to Mutianyu Section. You will walk uphill and take an exciting slide-way downhill.

    Later today, you will be back to your hotel in Beijing.

    - Smart Tips:

  • The drive to Jiankou Section from Huanghuacheng Section takes about 1 hour.
  • You can change to a downhill cable car ride instead of slide-way if you prefer.
  • Worn out? A traditional Chinese massage can take away your fatigue! Ask your Beijing tour guide for tips.
  • Jiankou Great Wall

    DAY
    5
    Beijing to Xian by Train No. G87 (Beijing Xi West Railway Station - Xian Bei North Railway Station Railway Station) Dep 14:00 - Arr 18:25
    • Activities: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Beijing Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Digging out more royal grace, today you will visit the scenic Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Have lunch and you will take a flight to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

    der Himmelstempel

    DAY
    6
    Xian
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, waiting is the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, take a walk on the <Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.

    Have the rest of today free at your pace.

    DAY
    7
    Xian
    • Activities: Cable Car on Mt. Huashan(round way), Huashan Mountain
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will spend a whole day at the famous Huashan Mountain. Not ideally safe to climb, you will take a cable car up the mountain ridge.

    Mount Hua is known for its sheer cliffs and plunging ravines and blessed with perfect angles for photographers and travelers alike.

    You will be back to Xi'an at the end of the day.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Check out Xi'an's bustling market life at the Muslim Quarter.
  • Hua Mountain

    DAY
    8
    Xian to Lhasa by China Eastern Airline MU2335 Dep 11:35 - Arr 14:45
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    You will have a free morning in Xi'an before the flight to Lhasa. Check in upon arrival and explore the neighborhood.

    - Smart Tips:

  • To adjust your physical conditions, we'd suggest you stay in for the rest of today, especially senior trvalers.
  • Devle into a backstreet of Lhasa, you will find Canggu Nunnery where you can get a cup of sweet tea and see how locals social. We have the info on our tag.
  • Tianhai Night Market is a good choice for after-dinner stroll.
  • DAY
    9
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Lhasa Kitchen
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Today, you will visit the highlights of Lhasa. Firstly, get to the famous Jokhang Temple. Have lunch in a Tibetan-style restaurant.

    Afternoon, you will visit one of the most important monasteries in Lhasa: Sera Monastery. Later, your Lhasa tour guide will lead your way in a free stroll in Barkhor Street.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Tibetan carpet, Thangka(a painted or embroidered banner), Tibetan fresco painting, butter sculptures and other stuff can be found in Barkhor Street, which can be something nice to bring home.
  • Barkor Street

    DAY
    10
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Norbulingka, Visit Tibetan Family, Potala Palace
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Steak House Restaurant
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Enjoy your breakfast. The sublime Potala Palace will be the first stop for today. Waiting for us is the Summer Palace of Tibet: Norbulingka. Have steak at a Tibetan style restaurant.

    This afternoon, you will visit a Tibetan family, to learn about their day-to-day life and faith.

     

    DAY
    11
    Shigatse
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse, Tashilunpo Monastery
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today you will be taken to Shigatse. On the way, we will visit the biggest monastery in Shigatse: Tashilunpo Monastery. There is a Stupa-tomb of the Tenth Panchen Lama inside the chhapel. Have simple lunch en route.

    Arrive in Shigatse in the afternoon, check in and stay overnight.

     

    Tashilunpo Monastery

    DAY
    12
    Dingri
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Dingri, Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery(with Mt.Everest), Everest Base Camp, Entrance Fee for Mount Everest
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Dingri Zhufeng Hotel  |  Dingri Zhufeng Hotel  |  Dingri Zhufeng Hotel

    Known as "The Roof of The World", Mountain Everest (or Mountain Qomolangma) has been a dream for many adventurers. Today you will chanllenge yourself with the high altitude. This is a rewarding trip and definitely a day to remember. Have simple lunch en route.

    You will also visit the highest monastery in the world: Rongbuk Monastery.

     

    Mt. Evrest

    DAY
    13
    Shigatse
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Dingri to Shigatse
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Shigatse Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today your Lhasa tour guide will escort you to Shigatse. Have simple lunch en route.

    Later today, you will arrive in Shigatse, check in a simple accommondation for overnight.

    DAY
    14
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa, The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Today you will stop by the beautiful Yomdrok Lake. Also, you can take a distance glance at the marvelous Karola Glacier. Have simple lunch en route.

    Later today, you will visit a unique monastery: Palkhor Monastery, which is known as a stupa inside temple, temple inside stupa. Check in a simple accommondation for overnight.

    DAY
    15
    Lhasa Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Hopefully this adventure has made your dream come ture. Today your Lhasa tour guide will escort you to the airport. Thank you for choosing us. Hope to see you again soon!

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Good to know

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

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