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10-Day China Private Tour of Chengdu, Lhasa, Shigatse and Everest

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Overview:

This 10 days Chengdu Lhasa tour in which you will not only enjoy the culture, history as well as the convenience of modern Chengdu, but also enjoy incredibly stunning landscapes in Lhasa – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

CHN10D9N-CLSE-959

Duration

10 Days/ 9 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Chengdu Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

Welcome to Chengdu! Chengdu is well known as the “Land of abundance”. The seven-day tour will start from Chengdu, where you’ll discover more of Chengdu’s amazing stories. After retrieving your luggage, you will find your local guide waiting for you in the Arrival Hall of the airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and your guide will help you with the check-in.

Day 2Chengdu

Attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Temple, Wenshufang, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home to more than 100 Giant Pandas. Don’t miss the chance to visit the most adorable panda cubs in the panda kindergartens. You will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the bustling downtown of Chengdu – Wenshu Temple. Adjacent to the monastery is a small bazaar (Wenshufang) where you can experience local market and living style. Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in Renmin Park. Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street.

Day 3Chengdu-Lhasa

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

Today you will take a flight to Lhasa Gongga Airport from Chengdu. After check in to your hotel, the rest of today is for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa.

Day 4Lhasa

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

The grandiose Potala Palace will be the first place to discover. After more than 1300 years of historical changes, this colossal Palace still dominates the skyline of Lhasa city. In the afternoon, visit the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple with a history stretching over 1,300 years, where the 12-year-old-like Shakyamuni statue is consecrated. Outside the door of Jokhang Temple is the famous pilgrimage circle, Barkhor Street, where you can join faithful Tibetans in colorful attires walking the circle around Jokhang Temple.

Day 5Lhasa

Attractions: Norbulingka Park, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

After breakfast, start your day with a visit to Norbulingka Park. Norbulingka is thickly wooded. Among the green trees, there are some Tibetan-style buildings, such as Lake Palace, Dragon King Pavilion and Golden Ringka. The fresh air and quiet environment have a simple and natural taste unique to Tibetan gardens. Then drive about 5 km west to Drepung Monastery. Drepung Temple is one of the six major temples of Yellow religion, formerly known as auspicious eternal ten square Zunsheng state, Tibetan means “pile rice temple” or “Ji rice temple”, Tibetan full name means “auspicious meter ten square Zunsheng state”.

You will then visit the six-hundred-year-old Sera Monastery, known for its grand Buddhist debate ceremonies and beautiful temple with its stunning icons, murals and history.

Day 6Lhasa-Shigatse

Attractions: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Palcho Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shigatse

Today you will be taken to the second largest city in Tibet Shigatse, while viewing the highlights along the road. At an altitude of 4,441 meters, Yamdrok Lake is known as one of the “Three Holiest Lakes” in the world, and also one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet. After this stop we will continue driving to the next destination – Gyantse and take a short break at Karola Glacier which is famous for its approachability, brightness and grotesque shape.
You will have lunch in Gyantse town and then make a visit to the key landmark of Gyantse Palcho Monastery. This is a traditional Tibetan monastery with a fusion of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture in its temples and stupa.

Day 7Shigaste-Everest

Attractions: Mount Everest, Rongbuk Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Everest

Today we will drive about 8 hours to the final destination – Mount Everest. After arrival at Mount Everest, hop on a park bus and drive about 20km to the Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery with an altitude of 5100m. Accommodation will be arranged at Rongbuk Guest House.

Day 8Everest - Shigatse

Attractions: Everest
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhatse

Get up early to chase the most beautiful landscape of sunrise on the Everest. Then drive about 6 hours to the final destination for today – Lhatse.

Day 9Shigatse - Lhasa

Attractions: Sakya Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

After breakfast, go ahead to visit the famous monastery of Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism – Sakya Monastery. It is the ancestral monastery of Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Leave Lhatse, and drive about 3 hours to Shigatse where you will have lunch and short rest. Then keep driving about 5 hours on well-conditioned highway back to Lhasa.

Day 10Lhasa-Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

You will catch your flight / train to your next destination. Tour ends!

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 9-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned