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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Get a glance at the top of the world in Mt.Everest after a visit to the pandas in Chengdu. The peak and remote monasteries and lakes in the forgotten land of Tibet are calling you for this adventure.


  • Lhasa's highlights and Mt.Everest
  • Terracotta Army in Xi'an
  • Cute pandas in Chengdu
  • Nice 3-star hotels for good value
  • Worry-free arrangement of Tibet Travel Permit

Tour Itinerary

Chengdu Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Chengdu)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Chengdu Huanhua Jincheng Hotel 3-star hotel

This China adventure starts in the hometown of pandas: Chengdu. Check in upon arrival and adjust yourself to local time.

- Smart Tips:

  • No flights included in this package. However, we can get great deals for flight from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and other destinations, please contact us if you need any help.
  • 20 days is required for Tibet Travel Permit application, please book your tour at least 30 days before departure.
  • DAY
    • Activities: Half Day Panda Breed Reserve Tour
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Chengdu Huanhua Jincheng Hotel 3-star hotel

    Chengdu is the hometown of the cute creatures Giant Pandas. Today we will drive out of the city to Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. Here you will learn how a panda spends its day under all-time caring. Get back to the city for lunch. After lunch, you will be free to explore around.


    Chengdu to Lhasa by Sichuan Airlines 3U8611 Dep 12:00 - Arr 14:15
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Early in the morning, you will fly to Lhasa. Arrive in the afternoon and check in.


    - Smart Tips:

  • We'd suggest you stay in for the rest of today to adjust yourself to the high altitude. However, there are some interesting places to check out if you are in the mood: Canggu Nunnery and Tianhai Night Market.
  • DAY
    • Activities: Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Lhasa, considered as the spiritual heart for Tibet, offers you a never-seen-before perspective. Visit Jokhang Temple, enshrining a life-sized statues of Sakyamuni. Take in Lhasa's vibrancy at Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery.

    Jokhang Temple

    • Activities: Norbulingka, Visit Tibetan Family, Potala Palace
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Potala Palace, is an all-time highlight for Tibet tours. Not only a sublime palace, but also a treasure house in which you can see the essence of Tibetan arts, history, politics, religion and simple everyday objects. After a couple of hours at this amazing site, get to Norbulingka, the Summer Palace of Tibet. Enough about the royal glory, we will visit a local family before the day ends.

    Potala Palace

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

    Today we will take a long yet scenic road trip to Shigatse.

    The glittering stupa of Tashilunpo Monastery is like a statement of its glory and everlasting stand as the biggest monastery of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Arrive in Shigatse by the evening and stay overnight here.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The Shrine Hall of Tashilunpo Monastery closes at noon from 12:00 - 14:00.
  • Hotel and restaurant in Shigatse are of nomral standards
  • Zhashenlunbu Monastery

    • 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

    Located at the border of China and Nepal, Mt.Everest is the longing destination for all adventurers. Today we will drive 6 hours to reach its camp. Visit Rongbuk Monastery, the world's highest monastery at 16,728 feet.

    Stay overnight in Tingri.

    Mt. Everest

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

    Today we will drive back to Shigatse. Check in upon arrival.

    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa, The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: ShangBaLa Hotel 3-star hotel

    On the way back to Lhasa, you will have an awesome chance to visit Palgor Chorten, also known as Palcho Monastery. The monastery is famous for its rarely-seen co-exist of the three important sects of Tibetan Buddhism: Sakya, Kadampa and Gelug. Later, get awed at the amazing views of Yomdrok Lake.

    We will arrive in Lhasa before dark. Get yourself a good night's rest.

    Yomdrok Lake

    Lhasa to Overnight Train by Train No. T166/T163 (Lhasa Railway Station - Xian Railway Station) Dep 11:30 - Arr 20:49
    • Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: No

    Have a free morning before we take the overnight train to Xi'an. The train will arrive Xi'an tomorrow night and you will have a special experience in tonight's train ride.

    • Activities: Train station Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: No Meals
    • Hotels: Xian City Hotel 3-star hotel

    Tonight you will arrive in Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Muslim Quarters, Ancient City Wall, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Xian City Hotel 3-star hotel

    Set out early in the morning, we will visit China's great wonder at Terracotta Army. Have lunch and stop by an art center.

    Feel Xi'an's lively everyday life in Muslim Quarter and take a free stroll at Ancient City Wall at sunset.

    Xian Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Today our Xi'an local tour guide will see you off at the airport. Hope this China holiday has become a precious memory for you. 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

    It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.

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    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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