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14-day China, Tibet, Everest Adventure

This fantastic journey through China and Tibet to the roof of the world begins with visits to China’s world-famous “must-see” sites—the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, in Beijing, and the Terracotta Warriors, in Xi’an. We travel overnight by train from Xi’ning to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, then drive over the high passes of the Himalayas to Shigatse, one of the world’s hightest cities and home of some thirteen ethnic groups. Our journey continues by 4-wheel drive, to Shegar and Everest Base Camp, beneath the peak of Mount Everest. The trip is escorted by our English-speaking Chinese guides and includes transportation, accommodations, all meals and domestic airfare.

1st Day: Arriving in Beijing, the capital of China, we are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The evening free to relax after our long flight.

2nd Day: This morning we visit the Great Wall, where walk along one of the its most impressive sections. After lunch we visit the Changling Tomb, the largest and best preserved of all the Ming Tombs. It is the joint tomb of Yongle, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his empress, Xu.

3rd Day: Today we visit the Forbidden City. Dominating the north side of Tiananmen Square, the massive red Tiananmen Gate allows us to pass into the fabled old palace to see the home of the royal family and their court during China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the evening we fly to Xi’an.

4th Day: Following breakfast, we visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum. The thousands of life size soldiers and horses were created to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Emperor to unite China. The royal tomb itself has yet to be opened but the rank upon rank of Warriors is a sight that is unrivaled anywhere in the world. In the afternoon we visit the Great Mosque, built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty. The traditional Chinese-style architecture makes this mosque quite distinct from its Arabic counterparts.

5th Day:In the morning we fly to Xining, where we visit the Tibet Medicine Museum and in the afternoon we board the train for the overnight trip to Lhasa.

6th Day:We arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon, transfer from the train to our hotel. The day free to explore this special city.

7th Day: Today we visit the Potala Palace, the traditional home to the Dalai Llamas and Tibet’s best-known landmark. In the afternoon, we visit the Jokhang Temple, the most important pilgrimage center for Tibetan Buddhists and the home of the Sakyamuni Buddha, followed by a stroll through the colorful bazaar.

8th Day: We drive to Yamdroktso, one of Tibet’s three holy lakes. It is located 68 miles outside of Lhasa. The drive takes 3 1/2 hours on the winding mountain road which climbs over the snow pass of Kambala at 16,500 feet. The dazzling lake lies several hundred feet below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (23,592'). Overnight in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

9th Day: In the morning we drive on to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet, then continue on to the village of Shegar, also known as New Tingri, the last stop before Everest Base Camp.

10th Day: Today we drive on from Shegar to Everest Base Camp. On a clear day, we can see the huge sweep of the Himalayan range. When we finally get to Base Camp, the first sight of Everest will leave us speechless.

11th Day: This morning we head back to Shigaste, where we can relax and explore this laid back city.

12th Day: Today, after touring Shigatse, we continue our drive back to Lhasa.

13th Day: After the morning at leisure, we fly back to Beijing, where we overnight.

14th Day: We transfer to the airport for our flight home, bringing back photos and memories of this fabulous journey.

What’s included: Accommodations, English-speaking guide, domestic airfare, train sleeper (Xi'ning—Lhasa), ground transportation, transfers, entrance fees to mentioned sites, government taxes and service charges, and meals.

Price: Two to five persons: $5940*

Six to nine persons: $4150*

Ten or more persons: $3740*

Single room supplement: $  890*

Departures: Daily

Minimum Number of Persons: Two

*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.

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China, Yunan Province, Monastery at Shangri-La
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China, Yunan Province, Figure from Bamboo Temple in Kunming
China, Yunan Province, Naxi musician in Lijiang
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