15 days with G Adventures Rating:
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Beijing
Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore Beijing.
Days 3-4 Beijing/Lhasa
Take a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before boarding the Trans-Tibetan Railway to Lhasa.
Day 5 Lhasa
Arrive in Lhasa in the evening. Take an orientation walk around and start acclimatizing to the altitude.
Days 6-8 Lhasa
Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.
Day 9 Lhasa/Gyantse
Drive to Gyantse along beautiful Yamdrok Tso lake. (1B)
Day 10 Gyantse/Shigatse
Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum before travelling to Shigatse.
Day 11 Shigatse/Tingri
Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning before heading off to Tingri.
Day 12 Tingri/Rongbuk
Visit Shegar Dzong in the morning before travelling to Rongbuk where you will get amazing views of Everest. Here you can opt to go into the Rongbuk Monastery and explore.
Day 13 Rongbuk/Kyirong
Pack up and head out for the long, yet incredibly scenic drive from Rongbuk to Kyirong which serves as the main border crossing between Tibet and Nepal. Soak in the passing views from your private vehicle window with a couple stops along the way.
Day 14 Kyirong/Kathmandu
Get ready for a scenic overland border crossing today. Soak in your last views from Tibet and say hello to beautiful Nepal. Enjoy some free time to get to know the city.
Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time.
All This Included
Take part in rituals and haggle for a bargain in the markets. From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countryside to Tibet on this well-packed overland adventure. Witness the splendour of the Potala Palace and the majesty of remote monasteries and then celebrate the stunning overland journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and Chief Experience Officer will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've climbed down from the roof of the world.
Hotels (11 nts)
Beijing: Chong Wen Men Hotel (or similar)
Shigatse: Sakya Lhandup Hotel (ZC) (or similar)
Gyantse: Yeti Hotel (or similar)
Guesthouse (1 nt, multi-share)
Shigatse: Rongbuk Monastery Guest House (or similar)
Sleeper train (2 nts)
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