China Tours | Tibet

Beijing, Tibet (Lhasa, Lake Yamdrok, Gyangtze, Shigatse, Lake Nam Co) , Nepal (Kathmandu ), Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha) 14 Days

Tour code: CT03



Year of 2017: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
APR 06 $3599 $1700 $5299 $1200
MAY 04 $3599 $1800 $5399 $1200
JUL 06, 20 $3599 $1800 $5399 $1200
AUG 03, 17 $3599 $1800 $5399 $1200
SEP 07, 21 $3599 $1700 $5299 $1200
OCT 05, 19 $3599 $1800 $5399 $1200
Remarks:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) or Vancouver (YVR) departure. For New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1   USA - Beijing

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation. 

Day 3   Beijing - Lhasa

In the morning, fly to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. After arrival you will be met by the guide and have a good rest to adapt yourself to the high altitude.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
 
Day 4   Lhasa

After breakfast, you will tour Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Norbu Lingka. Potala Palace was built at the time of Songtsan Gampo in the 7th century. In the 17th century the 5th Dalai Lama rebuilt it and extended it to its present size. Its 13-story main building is 117 meters high and is composed of the Red and White Palaces, with the red one in the middle. The main building consists of the Hall of stupas of Dalai Lamas from various historical stages and halls of Buddha. The White Palace is the residence of the Dalai Lamas and place for handling political affairs. Sera Monastery is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. It was built by one of the disciples of Zonggaba in 1419. On the 27th of the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar, it holds the great Sera Bungchen Festival, which attracts flocks of Buddhists and others. Norbu Lingka means a lovely garden in Tibetan. Located in the western suburbs of Lhasa, it has been a place for the Dalai Lamas to stay to escape the summer heat.  In the evening you are entertained by Tibetan Music and Dance Show after a local Tibetan Cuisine dinner. You may try a cup of jam butter tea, the local favorite.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5  Lhasa - Lake Yamdrok Tso - Gyangtze- Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse. On the way you will see Lake Yamdrok, one of the three most sacred lakes in Tibet and Karola Glacier. After arrival you will visit Pelkor Monastery built in 1414. Its 17 Dratsang belong to three sects of Sagya, Kadam and Gelug and gather all religious sects, a salient feature of the Hall of Coqen. By the monastery stands the resplendent Palkor Pagoda. This nine-story pagoda is 32.5 meters high house some 100,000 statues of Buddhas. So the pagoda is also famous as the 100,000-Buddha PAGODA". 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6   Shigatse

Shigatse is the second largest town in Tibet. You will visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market. Tashilunpo Monastery was built in 1447 under the supervision of the First Dalai Lama Gedun Zhuiba, one of the disciples of Zonggaba. It was expanded by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Bainqen Lamas and has become the place of the reincarnation of the Bainqen Lamas. It houses the 22.4-meter-high gilded bronze statue of Qiangba Buddha, the tallest of its kind in the world. The image of the Buddha is kind and generous, and is vivid. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Shigatse - Lhasa

On the way back to Lhasa, you will enjoy the fascinating highland scenery at the "roof of the world". 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
 
Day 8   Lhasa - Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Visit Patan Durbar Square, it is an area filled with ancient palaces, pagoda temples, stone baths, Hindu and Buddhist statues, engravings and bronze cravings. Visit the Patan Museum, formerly a Malla palace, which houses bronze statues and religious objects, some dating back to the 11th century. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Kathmandu

Visit the magnificent temple of Pashupati nath, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pashupati nath is also Nepal's most renowned Hindu cremation site. You may witness traditional cremations there.  Tour to Boudhanath Stupa, it is one of the most imposing landmarks of Kathmandu and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. It is one of the most important and the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal. For dinner, we enjoy a taste of Nepal cuisine while watching folklore dance performance.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu

After breakfast, we will fly to Paro, the only airport in Bhutan. Take a coach to Thimphu, the capital city of the country. Visit Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Visit the Takin Zoo, where you can see the Bhutan's national animal the takin. Visit the National Folk Heritage Museum and Textile Museum.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day11   Thimphu - Punakha- Thimphu

After breakfast, we travel to Punakha. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Visit the Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong was constructed in 1637 and is the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. In the afternoon, we return to Thimphu and visit the Takin Zoo, where you can see the Bhutan's national animal the takin.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day12   Thimphu - Paro

After breakfast, we drive back to Paro. Visit the Paro Museum. Hike to the Taktshang Goemba, it is the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the floor of Paro valley. A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated. It is about a 2-hour hike to the monastery.  

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13  Paro -Kathmandu - Chengdu

After breakfast, we fly back to Chengdu via Kathmandu. No lunch provided today. Arrive in Chengdu, you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Day14   Chengdu - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour. 

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Lhasa: Local Tibetan Cuisine dinner
Kathmandu: Local Nepalis Cuisine

Entertainment

Lhasa..............Tibetan Music and Dance Show
Kathmandu..... Local Minority Folklore Music & Dance Show

HOTELS

Beijing............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars) 
Lhasa.............Jardin Secret Hotel (5 stars)
Shigatse..........Shigatse Hotel (local best)
Kathmandu.....Crowne Plaza Kathmandu Saoltee (5 stars)
Thimphu.........Hotel Druk Thimphu (local best)
Paro...............Khangkhu Resort (local best)
Chengdu.........Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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