10 Days Tibetan Highlands Tour - PT-PCT

Tibet, once veiled in mystery and hidden away from the world, has slowly em...

10 Days Tibetan Highlands Tour

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Tibet, once veiled in mystery and hidden away from the world, has slowly embraced the outside world. Visit the Tibetan Capital of Lhasa, home to some of the world's most glorious mountain vistas. Explore the Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet and one of the architectural wonders of the world, and dominating the city skyline high above the sea level.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 USA - Beijing

    Set out on an exciting adventure to China aboard a transpacific flight. Your destination is Beijing, the capital city of China, and the host city to the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • Day : 2 Arrive in Beijing

    Welcome to Beijing! After passing through customs and immigration we meet our tour guide in the arrivals hall and are transferred to our hotel. Spend the rest of the day free at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore the city.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|New Otani Hotel|5

  • Day : 3 Beijing

    Our city tour of Beijing begins with a walk along the Qianmen Street, and photo stops at the National Grand Theater, the “Water Cube” Aquatics Centre, and the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium. Afternoon is free at leisure. Tonight, we taste the renowned Peking Duck Banquet dinner at a local popular restaurant.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 4 Beijing - Lhasa

    The morning is free at leisure until we are transferred to the airport to board a flight bound for the mystical city of Lhasa ("Holy City"), the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Located more than 13,000 feet above sea level, Lhasa is home to some of the world's most glorious mountain vistas. No sightseeing has been planned for the day and it is highly recommended that we relax in the hotel to let our bodies acclimate to the high elevation.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|Four Points by Sheraton or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 5 Lhasa

    Full day tour takes us to the 17th century Potala Palace, the 13th century Johkang Monastery, and the Barkhor Market. Potala Palace is the essence of Tibetan architecture containing thousands of rooms, dominating the city skyline. It is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet and one of the architectural wonders of the world. Johkang Monastery is one of Tibet’s holiest shrines and the spiritual home for almost all Tibetans. Many pious Buddhist pilgrims flock here to pay homage. Barkhor Market is the oldest market in the capital and a well trodden route for the many pilgrims who make their way to the temples. In the evening we are entertained by Tibetan Music and Dance Show after a local Tibetan Cuisine dinner. If you have a chance, maybe try a cup of jam butter tea, the local favorite.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|Four Points by Sheraton or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 6 Lhasa

    Depart Lhasa and drive to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s three holy lakes. Admire the sweeping vistas of rolling mountains and sparkling turquoise waters. Enjoy a picnic lunch alongside the lake. Next visit the Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, and a typical splendid Tibetan architecture built in 1419. The Sera Monastery is world noted for their "Monk Debates" on the teachings of Buddha and the philosophy of Buddhism. It has developed over the centuries as a renowned place of scholarly learning, training hundreds of fame scholars in the Buddhist nations.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|Four Points by Sheraton or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 7 Lhasa - Chengdu

    After breakfast at hotel, we are transferred to the airport to board a domestic flight bound for Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Upon arrival in Chengdu, our sightseeing begins immediately with visits to the ancient Temple of Marquis Wu and the exciting Kuan-Zhai Lanes. This evening for dinner we will be served the famous Sichuan Local Cuisine.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 8 Chengdu

    Our morning excursion takes us to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where we will encounter China's famous pandas. Next our motor coach takes us to the World Heritage Site - Du Jiang Dam. This water control and irrigation infrastructure was built about 2,300 years ago and is still in use today to irrigate the region. This evening we'll have a chance to taste the famous Local Snack Food for dinner and then entertained by the Sichuan Opera. As one of the principal genres of regional drama in China, Sichuan Opera is particularly famous for its unique skills in “changing countenance”.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Day : 9 Chengdu - Beijing

    This morning after breakfast at hotel, we board a flight bound to Beijing. After we check in to the hotel, the rest of the day is set aside for you to use as you wish. No sightseeing has been planned, so take the opportunity to explore Beijing at your own pace.

    Hotel As Per Itinerary: 261|New Otani Hotel or similar|4

    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day : 10 Beijing - USA

    Say a fond farewell to China as you are transferred to the airport to board your international flight, or make the most of your trip by adding on an optional extension to the fascinating city of Taipei or Hong Kong.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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