Lhasa Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing - Pingyao

Your tickets have already been delivered, so make your way to the station for the specified express train to Taiyuan. Arriving here, meet with our trusty local driver who will take you onto Pingyao. Overnight - Yide Guest house

Day 2: Pingyao - Beijing

Today with our expert guide explore the town - the City Wall, The First Bank of China and Mingqing Street. We then transfer you back to the station for the specified express train back to the big smoke of Beijing. Arriving here, you have your own arrangements.

Forbidden City

Days 3-8: Beijing

The next days all arrangements are made by yourselves.

Day 9: Beijing - Shanghai

Upon arriving in Shanghai you make your on way to the hotel.

Ming statue

Day 10: Shanghai

Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the enchanting Yuyuan Gardens.

Day 11: Shanghai - Xi'an

After breakfast at our hotel, we take a tour of the many city sights including the Pearl TV Tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund and conclude with visiting Nanjing road.

Day 12: Xi'an

Arriving into Xian, a transfer awaits to take you to your hotel. Later, we visit the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site and a workshop where warrior figurines are made.

Day 13: Xi'an - Guilin

This morning we set off to the airport and then fly to Guilin. Here, our guide awaits to assist with getting to your hotel and thereafter exploring the Reed Flute Cave where there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stele, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then we continue on to Elephant Trunk Hill Located at the confluence of the Taohua (Peach Blossom) River and the Li River.

Day 14: Guilin

This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full days excursion. The 90 Km Li River cruise is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Bear witness to rural China as peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. After passing many world renown sights such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Pagoda Hill and more you arrive in to Yangshuo where you will get to explore the famous West Street before we take you back to Guilin.

Day 15: Guilin - Chengdu

This evening you return to the airport and catch the flight to Chengdu. Here, our guide awaits to take you on a tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding a short drive out of town.

Bright golden temple

Day 16: Chengdu - Lhasa

Upon arriving at the Gongga aiport you will be met by our guide to take you on a tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding a short drive out of town. Overnight - Gangjian Hotel

Day 17: Lhasa

We begin our exploration of this mystical city first heading to Lhasa’s most enduring image, the Potala Palace. This being the winter home of the Dalai Lamas we will then venture on to visit the Dalai Lama’s Summer palace Less daunting and surrounded by gardens, it was from here the present Lama fled in the 1950’s. However, it is the Jokhang Temple which will be the most enlightening stop of the day being the holiest shrine in Tibet. Overnight - Gangjian Hotel

Day 18: Lhasa

Today you have the opportunity to explore the outskirts of Lhasa. In the morning visit Yamdroktso- one of the tree holy lakes in Tibet. The journey is incredibly scenic, crossing two mountain passes, the Kambala pass (4794m) and Karola (5010m). This afternoon you drive to Gyantse where you can visit the Kumbum Monastery. Afterwards you will proceed to Shigatse where you stay overnight. Overnight - Gangjian Hotel

Day 19: Lhasa

This morning you will visit the residence of Panchen Lama- Tashilumpo Monastery. After visiting this magnificent monastery and having lunch at Shigatse you will head back to Lhasa along the Yarlong Tseangpo River- enjoy the great landscape en route. Overnight - Gangjian Hotel

Day 20: Lhasa

Today marks the end of your journey with us. We transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

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