22 Days China Tour with Tibet to see best natural scenery and some top cultural heritage in China. This tour package is among the best choices to toursits traveling to China for the first time who want to see more. If one want to do the tour with lower cost, in some cities we could arrange small group tour.
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival
Day 2Shanghai: Jade Buddha Temple, People’s Square, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund
Day 3Shanghai – Huanghan City by Flight: Huangshan Museum, Tunxi Street
Day 4Mt. Huangshan
Day 5 Huangshan – Shanghai by Flight
Day 6Shanghai – Guilin
Day 7Guilin: Li River, Yangshuo
Day 8Guilin – Chengdu by Flight: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Day 9Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou by Flight
Day 11Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong – Chengdu by Flight
Day 12Chengdu – Lhasa by Flight
Day 13Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 14Lhasa - Shigatse
Day 15Shigatse – Everest Base Camp
Day 16Everest Base Camp – Shigatse
Day 17Shigatse – Lhasa
Day 18Lhasa – Xining by train
Day 19Xining – Beijing by Flight: Qinghai Lake
Day 20Beijing: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Day 21Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling Mausoleum
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
Sweet meet with your local driver at either train station or airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Shanghai. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Day 2 Shanghai Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and start Shanghai city tour. First you will visit Jade Buddha Temple which was built in the late Qing Dynasty (1875AD-1911AD). Beside the thick Buddhist culture the temple also features on the huge collection of various Buddhist figures. After then take a walk on People’s Square, a welcomed public amusement place for Shanghai citizens. In Yuyuan Garden you will appreciate on of the most delicate ancient style garden in southern China. At last take a walk in the Bund. It is also an ideal place to see modern Shanghai.
Day 3 Shanghai – Huangshan City by Flight Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Huanghsan
In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight to Huangshan City. Arriving in Huangshan met by local guide and driver. The Huagshan tour will start with Huangshan Museum where you will learn some basic facts of the city and the mountain. After that take a walk on the Tunxi Street to appreciate ancient Chinese style buildings. Day 4 Huangshan Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel on mountain
Spending one whole day to visit Mt. Huangshan, the most beautiful mountain in China in traditional concept. There are many mini scenic areas to explore on the mountain.
Day 5 Huangshan – Shanghai by Flight Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai
In the morning appreciate sunrise on mountain and continue exploring mountain for some time. Then do down the mountain and take the flight back to Shanghai. Day 6 Shanghai – Guilin by Flight Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Guilin
Meet your guide and driver and drive to airport to catch the flight to Guilin, a city best known for its natural scenery.
Day 7 Guilin Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Guilin
In the morning meet your guide and driver. Your Guilin tour will start with Li River Cruise. By the cruise tour you will see all beautiful scenery of Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. After the cruise tour you will pay a visit to Yangshuo to feel the relaxing atmosphere of this place. After visiting transfer back to Guilin. Day 8 Guilin – Chengdu by Flight Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Chengdu
Today you will visit three top attractions in Guilin. The first one is Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City. Looking from distance, the hill just like an elephant drinking water from Li River. Then next stop would be Fubo Hill. That hill towers in the center of the River and was named after the General Fubo in the Han Dynasty. In the afternoon pay a visit to Reed Flute Cave, a dream like solution crevice. After the tour drive to airport for flight to Chengdu. Met by Chengdu guide and driver and transfer to hotel.
Day 9 Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou by Flight Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Jiuzhaigou
Today you will spend the morning time in Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center to have a close look at giant pandas and learn some knowledge about their life. In the afternoon you will be escorted to airport for flight to Jiuzhaigou. After arriving met by local guide and driver. Check in Jiuzhaigou hotel. Day 10 Jiuzhaigou Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Jiuzhaigou
Today you will spend one whole day to explore the picturesque Jiuzhaigou Scenic area. Our guide will escort you to visit most of the highlight mini sceneries in the scenic area.
Day 11 Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong – Chengdu by Flight Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Chengdu
In the morning board the car to visit another beautiful place – Huanglong. Beside the natural scenery seeing, in Huanglong you will also visit the Huanglong Temple which locates at food of Minshan Mountain. In the afternoon transfer to take the flight to Chengdu. Met by guide and driver in Chengdu and escort to hotel. Day 12 Chengdu – Lhasa by Flight Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Today we will head to Lhasa! Meet your guide and driver in hotel and transfer to take the flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival met by local guide and driver and transfer to hotel.
Day 13 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors.
Day 14 Lhasa – Shigatse Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Shigatse
After breakfast board the van and drive to Gyantse. On the way you will pass through the Gampala Pass and have a chance to see one of three sacred lake of Tibet – the Yamdrok-tso Lake. And then arrive at Gyantse in about 4hrs driving. In Gyantse, we will get to see the Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Then after another 1.5hrs driving, you will reach Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. And here we will visit Tashilunpo Monastery.
Day 15 Shigatse – Everest Base Camp Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Tent or local guest house
In the morning drive to Rongbuk Monastery. On the way we will top at Lhase at noon time. Lhase is s small town where you can have lunch and have a short time sightseeing. After the stop continue driving, in the van you will witness the lofty Mt. Everest in distance. After 4-6 hours driving we will reach Rongbuk Monastery. Day 16 Everest Base Camp – Shigatse Meal: No Meal Accommodation: Hotel in Shigatse
Get up in the early morning to appreciate the sunrise of Mt Everest. The rest of the day would be a trek from tent or guest house to Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is about 4KM trekking each way. Local bus is available if long distance trek is too much. Back from EBC, you will visit Rongbuk Monastery. It is the monastery of highest altitude in the world. Then drive back to Shigatse.
Day 17 Shigatse – Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Today we will drive for about 6 hours along the well known Friendship Highway and head to Lhasa. Please relax yourself and enjoy the Tibetan Plateau scenery in the van. Day 18 Lhasa – Xining by train Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: on the train
Meet with your guide and driver and drive to take the overnight train to Xining. Please relax yourself and enjoy plateau scenery in the train.
Day 19 Xining – Beijing by Flight Meal: Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
After train station pickup we will drive to visit Qinghai Lakewhich is famous as paradise of birds. Tourists could either take a walk around the lake or optionally take a cruise ship to visit the lake. After ward pay a visit to the most attractive part of the lake – Bird Island on the west part of the lake. After then transfer to take the evening flight to Beijing. Met by Beijing driver and guide and transfer to hotel.
Day 20 Beijing Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
Meet your guide in hotel and we will head to visit Tian’anmen Square. The square is the world largest city square and also the heart of Beijing City. Next to the Forbidden City you will visit the imperial palace of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties (1368AD-1911AD). Forbidden City is one of the largest, best protected, and most comprehensive wooden structure architecture complex. After then pay a visit to Temple of Heaven where emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties performed prayer for good harvest. At last you will come to Summer palace, the largest existed imperial park from the Qing Dynasty in the Qing Dynasty (1636AD-1911AD).
Day 21 Beijing Meal: Breakfast + Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
After breakfast meet your guide in hotel and we will drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best preserved and most beautiful part of Great Wall. Tourists could optionally take cable car up/down and stay more time on Great Wall top to enjoy the amazing scenery. In the afternoon drive to visit Dingling Tomb, one of the most visites Ming Tombs. After the tour, drive back to hotel.
Day 22 Beijing Departure Meal: No Meal
Say goodbye toBeijing, transfers to airport or train station for your next destination.
*Flight and train tickets
*Tibet travel permit
*Entrance tickets to sites listed
*Professional English speaking guide
*Licensed driver and tourist van in good condition
*All transfer listed
*Hotel with breakfast
*One shared oxygen tank each van in Tibet
*Tourist insurance Price Excludes:
*Meal not listed (Average meal cost USD 3-15 per person per meal )
*Gratuities to guide and driver
*Single room supplement
*Optional activities and personal expense Notice:
*You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with altitude of Tibet.
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