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Tour Name

Duration of the Tour

 Destination covered

Shanghai- Xian-Lhasa Transportation details

FT-MT -0126 SP

Mt Kailash via China & Lhasa

20 Nights/ 21 Days

Beijing, Xian , Shanghai, Lhasa and Holy Mt Kailash & Lake Mansarovar  

By  flight


Tour Introduction:
China, Tibet and Nepal Tour  cover  the most important destination of  Mainland China  as Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, Lhasa, ( Tibet) and  Kathmandu ( Nepal). During the tour  you will enjoy the Historical part of  China, Modern cities of China , Lhasa- the capital city of Tibet – popularly known as roof of the world and Kathmandu valley- know as leaving museum with 7 UNESCO world heritage sites with view of beautiful Himalayas. The short description of the destination are given below:


Beijing:
 Being the capital of China for about 850 years, it is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, offering China's most wonderful array of attractions. No other city in the nation attracts more travelers. As the saying goes, one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a true hero. Without visiting the Great Wall, no trip to this city or the country is complete. The 
Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders from Xiongnu attacks during various successive dynasties.
 At the heart of this city is the 
Forbidden City, home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the largest palace complex of the nation and the world. The Forbidden City also hosts the Palace Museum with imperial collections of Chinese art. The Forbidden City is, by any measure, a must-see site in this city.

Shanghai:
Shanghai is considered as the economic capital of  China with major business and economic activities. Shanghai is situated on the banks of the Yangtza River Delta in Eastern China. It is the largest city in China and the eighth largest city in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and with time, became China's most prominent city. By the 20th century, Shanghai became the center of popular culture,  intellectual discourse and political intrigue in the Republic of China. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Shanghai was considered the largest commercial city in the Far East, and the third largest financial center in the world, ranking after New York City and London.

Modern Shanghai has three key attractions of interest to the visitor, including Sightseeing, Business centers and Shopping malls located in the People's Square and along the Huangpu River. The main Entertainment and Holiday Tourism areas are located at Mt. Sheshan, Chongming Island, Dingshan Lake and Shenshuigang Area.

Xian:

Xian city is located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. Visitors marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.

Lhasa:

The city of Lhasa is the heart of cultural Tibet. Its importance dates back to its status as the capital of the Tibetan Empire in the seventh and eighth centuries, and as the capital of the Dalai Lama’s government from the seventeenth century onwards. In the modern Chinese state it serves as the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Lhasa has also been perhaps the most important religious site over the history of Tibet. It is home to the Jokhang temple complex, founded by the seventh-century Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo and residence of the most famous religious image in Tibet: the Jowo statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The Jokhang is the nucleus of central Lhasa’s commercial and religious Barkor area. The Potala Palace, built in the seventeenth century by the Fifth Dalai Lama as his palace and one of the greatest examples of Tibetan architecture, is also located in the Lhasa Valley. Finally, two of the three great seats of Gelukpa monasticism – the monasteries of Sera and Drepung – have been located here since the fifteenth century.

 

The city of Lhasa is located in the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level and on roughly the same latitude as Cairo. The valley in which Lhasa is situated is formed by the River Kyichu, a tributary of the Tsangpo (which is known as the Brahmaputra in India). The dominant peaks surrounding Lhasa range between 4400 and 5300 meters above sea level. 

OUTLINE ITINERARY & DATE OF ARRIVAL IN BEIJING

Day

Months

Outline Itinerary

 

May

June

July

Aug

September

October

01

7

6

5

4

3

3

Arrive Beijing and transfer to hotel.

02

8

7

6

5

4

4

Beijing City Sightseeing.

03

9

8

7

6

5

5

Beijing City Sightseeing.

04

10

9

8

7

6

6

Train Journey to Shanghai and Shanghai sightseeing.

05

11

10

9

8

7

7

Shanghai Sightseeing.

06

12

11

10

9

8

8

Fly to Xian and Xian Sightseeing.

07

13

12

11

10

9

9

Xian Sightseeing.

08

14

13

12

11

10

10

Fly to Lhasa & Lhasa Sightseeing.

09

15

14

13

12

11

11

Lhasa City Sightseeing.

10

16

15

14

13

12

12

Lhasa City Sightseeing.

11

17

16

15

14

13

13

Drive to Shigatse via Gyatse.

12

18

17

16

15

14

14

Drive to  Ronbuk  & EBC

13

19

18

17

16

15

15

Drive to Saga 

14

20

19

18

17

16

16

Drive to Mansarovar

15

21

20

19

18

17

17

Drive to Darchen

16

22

21

20

19

18

18

Drive to Yamadwar and Holy trek to Dirapuk

17

23

22

21

20

19

19

Holy Trek to Zuthulpuk

18

24

23

22

21

20

20

Holy Trek to Darchen & drive to Tirthpuri

19

25

24

23

22

21

21

Drive to Saga

20

26

25

24

23

22

22

Drive to Shigatse.

21

27

26

25

24

23

23

Drive to Lhasa

22

28

27

26

25

24

24

Fly for onward journey.

 

Detailed Itinerary:


DAY 01: ARRIVE BEIJING & TRANSFER TO HOTEL       NO MEAL
Arrive Beijing International airport, meet , assist  , welcome  by our representative and transfer to  hotel . Rest of the day is  free to explore on your own. 
Optional ( with an extra cost):
   Can be joined on Acrobatic show  Over-night stay at hotel

DAY 02: FULL DAY BEIJING SIGHTSEEING –      Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at hotel, and proceed for the full day Beijing sightseeing covering the following points:

·         Summer Palace:  The Summer Palace, known as Yiheyuan in Chinese, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park.

·         Tian'anmen Square : Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City.

·         The Forbidden City from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years.

·         Houhai:  It is a lake and its surrounding district in central Beijing, one of the three parts of Shichahai. In recent years it has become famous for nightlife because it is home to many popular restaurants, bars, and cafes. The area is especially popular with foreign tourists visiting Beijing, but is also often visited by the expatriate community and younger locals.
 Optional with extra payment:
 Hutong tour, which is also called Rickshaw Tour can be done in
  between the sightseeing tour & Kongfu show during the evening.

Dinner will be served at Chinese/ Indian specialty restaurant as per the choice of the clients.
Overnights stay at hotel.

DAY 03: FULL DAY BEIJING TOUR & HIGH SPEED TRAIN JOURNEY TO SHANGHAI            B/L/D
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for the start City tour covering:

·         Great Wall:  The most famous Great Wall & Juyong Pass- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a massive defensive structure built to keep off intrusion.

·         Juyong Pass: Continue sightseeing tour to Longdi Jade shop where we will learn about Chinese jade culture.

·         Bird’s Nest: Afternoon proceed to see the Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium outside) and the Water Cube from outside.

·          Yaxiu market shopping: leisure time to visit around the shops.

Optional with extra payment:
      Evening Acrobatic Show

Dinner will be served at Chinese/ Indian specialty restaurant as per the choice of the clients.
Overnights stay at hotel.

Today’s Meals: Breakfast at hotel ,Chinese Lunch at Great Wall + Chinese /Indian Dinner.

DAY 04: HIGH SPEED TRAIN TO SHANGHAI  & SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING  B/ D
 Breakfast  and transfer to Train station for High speed train journey to  Shanghai. Arrive Shanghai and transfer to hotel. After get
 refreshed proceed  to visit:
The Shanghai Museum: which is the largest museum of ancient Chinese art in Shanghai.

People Square and Nanjing Road for shopping: Visit and enjoy around people square and proceed to Nanjing road for shopping.

Visit the lovely old Yuyuan Garden-outside look nine zig zag bridge with golden fish pond, bridges and pavilions.

Step onto Yu Market (Old City God's Temple), which is a major yet relatively inactive, Taoist temple in Shanghai.

Optional with extra payment:

  • Shanghai Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Option program:1900pm-2100pm Evening visit Xintiandi, is an affluent car-free shopping, eating and               entertainment district of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional                   shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book                 stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both                   indoor and outdoor seatings. Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends,                     though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. It is considered one               of the first lifestyle centers in China. Xintiandi  is the location of the site of the first congress of and                  the Communist Party of China, now preserved at the Museum of the First National Congress of the                Chinese Communist Party.Dinner will be served at Chinese/ Indian specialty restaurant as per the               choice of the clients.

Overnights stay at hotel.

DAY 05: SHANGHAI   SIGHTSEEING   - Breakfast and Dinner
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for sightseeing covering following destination:

·         The Jade Buddha Temple: The most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai,& Tea Shop.

·          Taobao City for shopping.

·         Oriental Pearl TV tower 2nd level

Optional with an extra cost:

Shanghai Aquarium after 1600 PM.
Huangpu River Cruise
Transfer to Indian/ Chinese  restaurant for dinner , return to hotel and overnight.

 

 

DAY 06:  FLY TO XIAN & XIAN SIGHTSEEING     B/D

 

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Arrive Xian and transfer to hotel. After get refreshed  proceed to city sightseeing covering the following points:

·         Big Wild Goose Pagoda square: The great goose pagoda, calling Dayanta in Chinese, is built for keeping book.

·         Bell and Drum tower outside look: A classical building with carved beams and painted rafters has been served as the symbol of Xi’an.

·         The Muslim Bazaar: the Muslim quarters lies 100 meters west of the Bell tower in downtown Xi’an. The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people.

Optional with extra payment:
Tang Dynasty show-the ancient Chinese dance and musical show

Dinner transfer to any specialty restaurant. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 07:  XIAN SIGHTSEEING B/D

Breakfast  and proceed to city sightseeing covering the following points:

·         Terra Cotta Warriors: Visit the incredible 2000 year-old Terra Cotta Warriors. Each one is part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures were drawn up in full battle array in several large pits & Ceramic Shop

·         The Shaanxi Historical Museum : Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many of the Dynasties, including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain, many of which have never been on permanent display before.

Dinner transfer to any specialty restaurant. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 08: FLY TO  LHASA & FREE DAY IN LHASA B/D
Breakfast at hotel, and transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa. Arrive Lhasa, meet, assist and transfer to hotel.  Rest of the day free to acclimatize with the environment. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 09: LHASA CITY SIGHTSEEING- B/D
After breakfast leave for full day city sightseeing tour to Magnificent Potala Palace-the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa- the Sera Monastery, and the Dalai Lama's summer palace of the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. Return to hotel and Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 10: LHASA CITY SIGHTSEEING  - B/D
After breakfast, you will visit the No 1 Monastery of Gelugpa-Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thankas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 11: LHASA  SHIGATSE VIA GYANTSE –B/D
After breakfast, drive to Gyatse ( 260 Kms, 4 hours drive) . En-route visit Holy Yamdrok Lake ,Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and   cross 3 high passes with  altitude of 4794m ,  5039m &  4280m. Arrive Gyatse, lunch and proceed to Shigatse ( 3,900 Meter- 90 Km). Finally arrive Shigatse  and check into hotel. After get refreshed proceed to visit Palkor Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery.  Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Palkhor monastery: Also called “The Baiju Monastery” by the Chinese, this monastery is situated in Xigatse city which is about 230 Km away from capital Lhasa. Implausible combination of temples and Stupas will attract anyone. The architecture you will see in this place, are form the 14th and 15th century which make this place a Hotpoint for ancient archeological researchers. This place has more than 3000 statues from the statues of Buddha to famous King Songtsen Gampo. Number of tourist visiting this place has been increasing every year.

Tashilhunpo Monastery: Located in Shigatse 250 Km away from the capital city Tashilhunpo monastery was built by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. Among the six hugest monasteries in Tibet this monastery stands on massive area of 300,000 Sq. m and known as the “Seat of Panchen Lama”. Panchen Lama is considered as the second most important religious leader after Dalai Lama in Tibet.

Return to hotel, dinner  and overnight.

DAY 12: DRIVE TO EVERST BASE CAMP( 5,150 M)  - B/D
Breakfast and  drive to Everest Base Camp ( 5,150 meter, 350 km) . En- route enjoy the beautiful Tibetan landscape local Tibetan villages and visit famous Rongbuk monastery . Finally arrive EBC and check into hotel. Evening enjoy the view of Mt Everest( 8,848 meter). Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 13: DRIVE TO  SAGA VIA OLD TINGRI  - B/D
Enjoy the view of Mt Everest, breakfast and  drive to   Saga(  4,500 meter , 400 Km). En-route enjoy the beautiful view of  Mt. Shishapama, Peikutso Lake , Finally arrive Saga and check into hotel.   

DAY 14: DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR – B/L/D
After breakfast, drive to Mansarowar ( 4,560 Meter, 450 km). En- route enjoy Sand dunes  & visit  Chewu monastery. Finally arrive Mansarovar lake and enjoy the eye catching view of Holy Mt Kailash , Holy Mt  Gurla Mndhata and Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay at lodge. 

DAY 15: DRIVE TO TARCHEN - B/L/D
Morning  hour  enjoy the calm  environment of the area . Visit Chiu Gompa & drive (30 KM) to DARCHEN (4,660 m) for about 2 hours. Rest of the day  is free to explore your own. Overnight stay at lodge.  

DAY 16: DRIVE TO SERSONG/TARBOCH FLAG POLE & HOLY TREK TO DIRAPUK - B/L/D
Breakfast and  drive to Tarboch Flag Pole, the first prostration point, -the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground. Visit Yamadwar and further drive to Sershong (total 8 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4,765 m, 10 km, 3 to 4 hours trek). Overnight stay at guesthouse.

DAY 17: HOLY TREK TO ZUTHULPUK - B/L/D
Continue trekking of challenging cross the Dikpala (5,000m) and Dormala (5600m)  to Zuthulpuk (4,700 m) (22km/ 7 to 8 hours trek). Overnight stay at  Lodge.

DAY 18: HOLY TREK TO TARCHEN - B/L/D
Last and final day of Mt. Kailash Parikrama ends near Darchen (16 km/ 3 to 4 hrs trek). En-route  can enjoy the view of Thuktso lake. Arrive Tarchen and overnight stay at lodge.


DAY 19: DRIVE TO SAGA         - B/L/D
Breakfast and  drive to Saga(450 Km, 6 hours). Arrive Saga, & overnight stay at hotel.


DAY 20: DRIVE FROM SAGA TO SHIGATSE - B/D
Drive  Saga to Shiigantse ( 480 Kms, 8 /9 hours drive) . Arrive Shigatse and check into hotel.  Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 21: DRIVE FROM XIGATSE TO LHASA - B/D
Drive to Lhasa. Arrive Lhasa and check into hotel. Rest of the day  is free to explore your own.

DAY 22: DRIVE FROM XIGATSE TO LHASA B/D
Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.

TOUR COST:

Tour Category

SIC Tour cost  on twin sharing per person as per the group size in U$ Dollar

Single room supplement

Xian to Lhasa flight Fare in U$

Deluxe Tour– With Normal  4 star equivalent hotel  in China , 3 star eqv hotel in Lhasa. Xigatse & Saga and  Normal guest house in other part of Tibet.

U$
3,850.00

U$
1,050.00

U$
400.00


 

PACKAGE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES :

·         Arrival/departure transfer /sightseeing by Air-conditioned coach on SIC basis in China;

·         Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in Standard category rooms in China, Lhasa, Gyatse and Shigatse.

·         Daily Breakfast at hotel + 1 Chinese Lunch in Great Wall+ 6 Indian/ Chinese dinner in China.

·         Daily morning breakfast only in Tibet and Mt Kailash area.

·         Oriental Pearl Tower 2nd level in Shanghai

·         Professional English-speaking tour escort.

·         One bottle of mineral water per person per day in China part.

·         All Entrance fee to the 1st gate entrance.

·         Tip for driver and guide

·         Twin / Triple sharing 4/3-star hotel accommodation at Lhasa, Gyatse, Shigatse and Saga.

·         Best available dormitory lodge accommodation at Mansarovar, Darchen , Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk .

·         Tibet travel permit fee.

·         Yak &Yak men to carry your personal luggage during trekking.

·         Ground transfers in Tibet using deluxe 4500 cc Toyota land cruisers/ 6-seaterLimousine/ Mini Van / Coach as per the group size.

·         Required trekking and kitchen equipment.

·         Oxygen cylinders and first aid kit. 

Also included the following optional Tour program  in China:

1      Hutong tour-Rickshaw tour for 1.5hours-to view the old alley and ancient house in Beijing in traditional way;

2      Kongfu Show at Red theater-enjoy Chinese Martial arts performance and experience the essential spirit of Chinese Kongfu;

3      Acrobatic show-the real fantastic Beijing Cultural show;

4      Huangpu River Cruise along the bund;

5      Maglev Train-to experience the fastest train in China, 410km per hour for 8mins from Longyang station to Pudong airport one way

6      Shanghai Madame Tussauds wax museum

7      Xintiandi is an historical and cultural character of the city tourist attractions, it is unique Shikumen Shanghai-based urban construction

8      Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is located in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone of Pudong New District with a construction area of 22,400 square meters.

9      Tang Dynasty show-the ancient Chinese dance and musical show

 

Cost Excludes:

1.    Any expenses of personal nature as telephone calls, laundry, porterage, mineral water or any other services which are not mentioned on cost include part.

2.    Meals other then mentioned in program

3.    Domestic flight fare (Xian/ Lhasa & Lhasa to onward flight cost)

4.    Any optional program; all the optional sales will be charged as per the printed tariffs only.

5.    Int’l tickets and tax;

6.    China Visa fee, baggage and personal insurance.

7.    Personal items & clothing.

8.    Extra costs that may arise due to delay to receive Tibet Travel Permit and Visa ,prolonged delays or postponement of flights due to technical reasons/ acts of nature/ riots/ curfew/ government regulations or any other conditions whatsoever, which are beyond the control of Fishtail Tours & Travels and its associated agents.

9.    Personal expenses, tips and donations, insurance against loss of baggage, flight pre-pond and postponement expenses, damage of valuables, theft of personal items/belongings, medical expenses in case of accident and helicopter expenses for emergency evacuation. 

 

Please Note: No refund will be given for un-used tours, rooms, meals, free gift and transfer service.

    Luggage provision:  Only allowed one check-in luggage and 2 hand luggage in a coach in China,  all the other  extra luggage had to arrange luggage  in a luggage van, with an extra cost , all the extra luggage will be charged USD 8 per check-in luggage.

Guest self-paying items in China:

Due to the parking lot is quite far from the railway station, guest should carry their luggage for over 200 meter to the coach, if they don’t want to carry by themselves, they can request the local porter from railway station to help them to carry, clients should pay the porter fee at RMB10-20 per luggage by themselves. The luggage porter price may be different in different railway station, please check the price at the spot.

 If the clients require that the porter to carry the luggage from the lobby to the room, clients
 need to tip RMB5 per luggage by themselves.
 

Shopping Policy in China:

Appointed shops are compulsory and necessary, the policy is one day one shop, 1 shop in Shanghai, 1shop in Hangzhou, 1 shop in Xi’an 2 shop in Beijing, and otherwise the quotation will be increased.  The shopping sites are subject to change. All the guest must spent at least 40mins in our appointed shop, if the time less than the regulate time, the surcharge as penalty will be collected at the spot by our tour guide.  USD200-500 per group will be punished accordingly.  All tour leaders from should assist China local guide to convince guest for shopping for enough time there, tour leader has responsibility to coordinate with optional program and shopping. All the Travel Agents should inform the group members about the shopping policy clearly before they come to China.

 

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