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15-Day Tibet, Xian and Luoyang Tour

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15-Day Private Tour: Tibet–Xi'an–Luoyang

Uncover China's ancient wonders on a 15-day Beijing Tibet Xian and Luoyang Tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing. Journey to spiritual Tibet and discover Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

Encounter the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian and immerse yourself in its rich history. Visit the captivating Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple in Luoyang. Book your transformative journey through China's captivating cities and historical treasures today!

Tour Highlights

Witness the Famous Potala Palace

Potala Palace

Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes

Make a Mini warrior with a Local Artisan Family

Learn to make a clay warrior

Witness the Famous Shaolin Temple and Shaolin Kungfu

Shaolin Temple

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1-2 Beijing to Lhasa Overnight Train

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you in Beijing. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to Beijing West Station and then take a overnight train to Lhasa.

DAY3 Lhasa| Arrival

After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide hold a sign of "Tibet Vision" and will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel. Lhasa Gongar airport is 70km from the downtown, and we arrange shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport 3 times a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a while The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins

DAY 4 Lhasa| the Potala Palace

Explore the wonders of Lhasa City with our captivating tour that takes you to the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and picturesque Barkhor Street. Begin your day at the majestic Potala Palace, the revered winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Marvel at the gilded burial stupas and the sacred meditation Cave of the Tibetan king.

Potala palace

After a delightful lunch, visit Jokhang Temple, founded in the 7th century, where you can admire the statue of the young Buddha Sakyamuni. Experience the enchanting atmosphere as pilgrims perform prostrations outside the temple. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore Barkhor Street, joining pilgrims in their religious circulations and discovering the lively old market. Indulge in a taste of Tibetan tea and savor a welcome dinner to complete this unforgettable adventure.

DAY 5 Lhasa | Drepung and Sera Monasteries

Embark on a spiritual journey and explore the monasteries of Lhasa, including Drepung and Sera. Begin your day at Drepung Monastery, one of Tibet's renowned Gelug monasteries. Explore its vast complex and witness the bustling monastery kitchen. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the intricate Buddhist Sculpture Carving nearby. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, another prominent Gelug monastery.

Witness an engaging highlight - the energetic Monks debate, held from 3 to 5 PM. Marvel at the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and admire the mesmerizing sand Mandalas and vibrant Rock Painting of Buddha. Immerse yourself in the spiritual tranquility of these sacred sites and embrace the unique cultural heritage of Tibet..

DAY 6 Lhasa to Shigatse | Yamdrok-tso Lake

Embark on a breathtaking journey from Lhasa to Shigatse, exploring captivating natural wonders along the way. Drive through the scenic Gampala Pass (4790m) and catch a glimpse of the majestic Yamdrok-tso Lake (4400m), surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the impressive Korola Glacier and hang prayer flags at Simila Mountain Pass near Manak Dam Lake.

Gyantse

Discover Gyantse, Tibet's historic third largest city, with visits to Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum, while enjoying panoramic views of Gyangtse Fortress. After a scenic drive, arrive in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. Explore its unique culture with a visit to a traditional Barley Mill and soak in the beauty of the Barley Fields (summer season). Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures on this unforgettable journey.

DAY 7 Shigatse | Rongpuk Monastery

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas and visit the majestic Rongpuk Monastery on this unforgettable journey. Begin your day at Tashilunpo Monastery, the residence of the revered Panchan Lama. After obtaining your Alien's travel permit, depart from Shigatse and stop for lunch in the charming town of Lhatse. As we ascend through Tsola Pass (4600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5248m), be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan mountain range at Gawula Pass (5198m).

Everest Base Camp

Continue along the new zigzag road to reach Everest Base Camp (5200m), where you'll have an incredible opportunity to get closer to the magnificent peak of Mt. Everest. If conditions permit, witness the mesmerizing sunset over the golden Everest peak from your lodging area. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of nature's masterpiece on this extraordinary adventure.

DAY 8 Rongbuk Mongastery to Everest at Shigatse

In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

DAY 9 Shigatse to Lhasa

Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

DAY 10-11 Lhasa Overnight Train to Xi'an

Your guide will transfer you from the hotel to Lhasa Station to take a overnight train from Lhasa to Xi'an. Our guide in Xi'an will pick you up on your arrival.

DAY 12 Xi'an | Terracotta Army

Discover the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, accidentally unearthed in 1974. This incredible army consists of over 7000 unique soldiers, archers, horses, and chariots in full battle array. Guarding Emperor Qin's tomb since 210 BC, these life-sized figures are an incredible sight. Explore the three protected excavation pits, housed inside massive hangars, and learn about their history at the excellent museum nearby. Photography is allowed (without flash), so don't forget your camera. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the journey.

Xi'anOur family clients are making clay warriors.

Additionally, don't miss the opportunity to visit a local family workshop in the countryside. Learn firsthand from skilled artisans the intricate process of creating Terracotta Warriors. Have a chance to interact with the locals and discover fascinating details about how these life-sized warriors were made in ancient times. Gain insight into the most challenging steps of the production process while enjoying a unique cultural experience.

DAY 13 Xi'an | Hanyang Tomb

Discover the essence of Xi'an on this captivating city tour. Begin by exploring the ancient Hanyang Tomb, a fascinating archaeological treasure. Immerse yourself in Chinese art at the TangBo Art Museum, where you'll encounter exquisite pieces of Tang Dynasty craftsmanship.

Hanyang Tomb

Delve into the rich history of Shaanxi province at the Shaanxi History Museum, home to countless cultural relics. Admire the grandeur of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda from the outside, known for its significance in Buddhist history. Uncover the secrets and beauty of Xi'an on this carefully curated tour, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience for every traveler. Don't miss the chance to explore the captivating landmarks and rich heritage of this remarkable city.

DAY 14 Xi'an to Luoyang | The Shaolin Temple

Embark on a journey to explore the cultural wonders of Luoyang with our captivating tour. Visit the magnificent Longmen Grottoes, one of China's largest grottoes, nestled amidst beautiful mountains and rivers. Designated as a national cultural relic protection site, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it holds live cultural relics dating back centuries. Marvel at the intricate carvings and immerse yourself in history.

Shaolin Temple

Discover the renowned Shaolin Temple and its mystical Pagoda Forest, a place steeped in legend and martial arts. Known as the birthplace of kung fu, this iconic temple holds a significant place in Chinese Buddhism. Don't miss the thrilling Shaolin Kungfu Show, performed in a small theater with limited seats. Be sure to arrive early to secure your spot and witness the spectacular display of martial arts prowess. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich traditions of Luoyang on this unforgettable journey.

DAY 15 Luoyang Departure

The guide will accompany and assist you as far as the security check, and then wave goodbye

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Tour Price

FromUS4,500 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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