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[ GW-CT-TER001 ] Beijing-Xining-Tibet-Chengdu-Shanghai (14 Day)
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Day 1 Arrive
Beijing


Beijing Tian'anmen SquareArrive in Beijing in the early morning, the capital of China. Meet your guide
upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel.Begin the days activity
with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then,
move on to visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, the
biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven
where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and
prayed for good harvest. (L-D)

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Day 2 Beijing

Today s highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a symbol of Chines
e civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains.. The Ming Tombs
area is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Visit the Chang Ling Tomb. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes
your full day activities. (B-L-D)

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Day 3 Beijing-
Xining
Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China s largest and best-preserved royal gardens, where you can
have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. In the afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple, the biggest
Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing, and the most renowned in China (outside Tibet itself). Take an evening
flight to Xining, the capital of Qinghai province. (B-L-D)
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Day 4 Xining
After breakfast, you will drive to visit Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, lying 180km from Xining and 3200 meters above,
is the biggest salt lake in China. Then, pass by the Sun-and-Moon Mountain which is the nature boundary of
Agriculture region and Pasture region in Qinghai province. (B-L-D)
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Day 5 Xining-
Lhasa

Railway in TibetYou will visit Ta'er Monastery (Kumbum Monastery), one of the six biggest
monasteries of the Yellow Hat Sect (Gelugpa Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism,
and it is rich in fascinating arts. The famous butter sculptures, the barbolas
, and the murals are considered to be the three most unique arts of superb
craftsmanship. In the afternoon, visit the grand Mosque and the folk
custom Museum
in Xining.Take train to Lhasa by N917(20:07-22:30+1)
with soft sleeper, first class in China, 4 person cabin. (B-L-D)

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Day 6 on the
train-arrive in
Lhasa

Today is on the train. The train will lead you to traverse the one of the biggest basins Chaidamu Basin, the oasis
in the desert Golmud, zigzag through the Kunlun Mountain which is known as the forefather of all mountains? then,
enter into the China biggest desolate area - Hol Xil (Kekexili); cross the Tuotuo River Bridge which is famous as the
first bridge of Yangtze River Headwaters; cross over the Tanggula Mountain Pass the highest mountain on the way;
pass by Damxung Grassland, the cenotaph of Gesar Kings Soldiers, Qiangtang Grassland, Holy Mt. Nyainqentang
Iha. You will arrive in Lhasa at 22:30. Welcome dinner in Lhsas. Be transferred to the hotel for rest. (D)

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Day 7 Lhasa
Potala PalaceThe first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasas cardinal landmark- Potala
Palace
,
a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already
appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still
be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those
rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of the Potala is the most
revered religious structure and the holiest temple in Tibet Jokhang
Tempel
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Bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang
is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the
Jokhang is the Barkhor Market Lhasas most interesting pilgrimage
circuit. This area of the Old Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and
the main commercial district for Tibetans. Stay overnight in Lhasa. (B-L-D)
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Day 8 Lhasa-
Xigaze

Drive 440km from Lhasa to Xigatse. Pass by Yamdroktso Sea (the holy lake) and the Karola Glacier. Visit the
Tashilhunpo Monastery, the new Palace of Panchen Lama. Miles away from Xigaste, you can already see the gold
tops of Tashilhunpo Monastery shinning under the sun. While Tashilhunpos magnificent outside may make you
gasp in admiration, its inside just offers you more religious tranquility and sincerity. Xigatse is the second largest
city of Tibet. (B-L-D)

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Day 9 Xigaze-
Gyanze-Lhasa
In Gyantse, visit Kumbum Monastery which also be called Ten Thousand of Buddha Stupa the Kumbum Stupa
designed by architects from Nepal. Drive back to Lhasa. (B-L-D)
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Day 10 Lhasa

Sightseeing the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka in
Lhasa. Drepung Monastery, the largest and richest monastery in Tibet,
was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of
a noble family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Nowadays it
stands as Tibet s most important and largest monastic university in Tibet.
Norbulingka Park (Treasure Garden) was built in the 1740s during the
reign of the seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and
became the Dalai Lamas Summer Palace. Sera Monastery is located a
few miles to the north of Lhasa, is one of the three largest monasteries.
Stay overnight in Lhasa. (B-L-D)

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Day 11 Lhasa-
Chengdu
Be transferred to the flight to Chengdu. Then, take an excursion to Panda Research Basement to get a behind-the-
scenes look at the current work underway to preserve the Chinese panda. Meet with Chinese and international
experts to learn how they are making efforts to save this endangered species. Return to Chengdu in the evening. 
(B-L-D)
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Day 12 Chengdu
-Shanghai
In the morning, pay a visit to the magnificent Sanxingdui Archaeological Museum. Then, take a flight to Shanghai,
the bustling commercial heart of China, known as Paris of the East Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the Huangpu
River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can be seen on the opposite side. The splendid row of
early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. (B-L-D)
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Day 13 Shanghai

Visit fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through theShanghai Yuyuan GardenOld Town filled
with antique markets and specialty stores. Then, move on to check out the
St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral) built in 1846. Wander around the
former French Concession represented by the leafy Fuxing Park and the
architecture in the area. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where
two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have
some free time in the afternoon to explore the city. A fabulous Acrobatic
Show
concludes today s activities in Shanghai. (B-L-D)

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Day 14 Return
from Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport, and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: xxxxSunny Capital Hotel
Xining:xxxXining Hotel
Lhasa: xxx Hotel Kychu
Xigatse: xxxShan Dong Hotel
Chengdu: xxxxTian Ren Grand Hotel?
Shanghai: xxxxShanghai Hotel
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 14933
¥ 3498
¥ 18237
¥ 3850
¥ 21117
¥ 3850
Shoulder Season
¥ 14394
¥ 3179
¥ 17753
¥ 3586
¥ 20633
¥ 3586
Low Season
¥ 13888
¥ 2893
¥ 17412
¥ 3465
¥ 20292
¥ 3465
 
Standard B ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: xxxBullion Hyatt Hotel Beijing
Xining:xxxXining Hotel
Lhasa: xxxx Hotel Kychu
Xigatse: xxxShan Dong Hotel
Chengdu: xxxTian You International Hotel
Shanghai: xxxZhong Ya Hotel
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 14190
¥ 2756
¥ 17511
¥ 3124
¥ 20391
¥ 3124
Shoulder Season
¥ 13959
¥ 2745
¥ 17280
¥ 3113
¥ 20160
¥ 3113
Low Season
¥ 13431
¥ 2437
¥ 16785
¥ 2838
¥ 19665
¥ 2838
 

g High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov.
g Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov.
g Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb
.

 
g For the air ticket booking and Travel Permit for Tibet , we need following info: Name (on the passport), Sex, Nationality, Passport No.,
Birthday of all passengers.

g We preserve the right to make reasonable adjustments of the itinerary and quotation according to the particular circumstances.

g For the group during 1.Mai, 1 Oct and Chinese Spring Festival, F1 Period in Shanghai ( Oct. 2008 ), we keep the right to change the price.

 
 
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