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Day to day itineray - 10 Days

Day 1 Beijing
On arrival, CITS guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you. You will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Today’s activities: Forbidden City,Tian'anmen Square,Summer Palace,Temple of Heaven
Morning: Take a half-day excursion to explore the incredible Forbidden City with its grand palaces and courtyards. Built in 1420, it was here that 24 emperors lived and ruled for over 500 years. The South Gate leads you to Tian'anmen Square - the biggest of its kind in the world.
Afternoon: Continue to the beautiful Summer Palace where you can discover gardens, palaces and pavilions with temples and halls in a tranquil, landscaped lakeside setting. Explore the Temple of Heaven which itself has become a symbol of the city. Here ancient emperor worshipped God and prayed for harvest.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Today’s activities: Great Wall,Ming Tomb
Morning: You will take a half-day guided visit to the awesome Great Wall of China. Here you can enjoy the stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way into the far distance.
Afternoon: Continue to the Ming Tomb, which due to their enormity took over 200 years to complete.

Day 4 Beijing to Lhasa (B, L)
Morning: Transfer to take the flight to Lhasa. Arrival at Gonggar airport and meet guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa with 1.5 hours drive
Afternoon: At leisure for acclimatization or visit local bazaar on your own.

Day 5 Lhasa (B, L)
Today’s activities:Potala Palace,Sera Monastery
Morning: Guided sightseeing with the Lhasa's cardinal landmark - Potala Palace. This massive 13-soreyed building used to be the highest building prior to the early period of last century, used to be the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. As the nation's supreme relic, the palace dates back to 7th century A.D.
Afternoon: Visit of Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" in Sera is very famous.

Day 6 Lhasa (B, L)
Today’s activities: Jokhang Temple,Barkhor,Norbulingkha
Morning: Guided sightseeing of the most revered religious structure in Tibet - Jokhang Temple. Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibet, refers to "Buddha's House" in Tibetan language because the main statue enshrined which said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.
Afternoon: Visit of Norbulingkha, the summer palace of the Dalailama.

Day 7 Lhas to Tsetang to Samye (B, L)
Today’s activities: Samye monastery,Yumbulakhang palace
Morning: Drive along the Tsangpo River to visit the fantastic Samye monastery, believed to be Tibet's first monastery, built between 775 and 779. The original building is no longer intact due to destruction caused by wars and natural disasters, but the monastery has been rebuilt each time and still remains the symbol of Tibet's national identity.
Afternoon: Visit of Yumbulakhang palace - the first building of Tibet as the palace for the first Tibetan king.

Day 8 Tsetang to Yamdroktso to Gyantse (B, L)
Today’s activities: Yangdrok lake,Perkhor Chode monastery
Morning: Leave for Gyanste, after about 3.5 hours' driving, climbing over the snow pass of Kambala(4790m), have a overlooking the Yangdrok lake at top of the KambabaLa pass, the view of the lake and the snowpeak afar are marvelous and impressive. After down from the mountain, we continue our drive along the lakeside, stop for after about 90km.
Afternoon: Arriving in Gyangtse, visit Perkhor Chode monastery in the sunset time.

Day 9 Gyantse to Shigatse (B, L)
Today’s activities:Tashilhunpo Monastery
Morning: Leave the small town of Gyantse to Shigatse, the second large city in Tibet and the capital of Tsang.
Afternoon: Visit to the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, a sprawling complex with a gigantic Maitreya (Future Buddha) statue. Various temples contain ornate reliquary chortens. Visit Shigatse's outdoor market for some real treasures.

Day 10 Shigatse to Lhasa (B, L)
Today’s activities:Tibetan handmade incense mill,workshop
This day is an easy journey, driving along the Yarlung Zsangpo River back to Lhasa. On the way stop at a small village side the road to visit the Tibetan handmade incense mill and workshop.

Day 11 Lhasa to Shanghai (B, L)
Morning: Half day free in Lhasa.
Afternoon: Transfer to airport for the flight to Shanghai. Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 12 Shanghai (B, L)
Today’s activities:Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden,Jade Buddha Temple
Morning: Visit the Shanghai Museum with its collection of ancient Chinese Art of bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy.
Afternoon: Continue the Yu Garden, which has over 30 pavilions, linked by a maze of corridors and bridges. And Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha is treasured.

Day 13 Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your homeland. Alternatively, extend your stay.

Meals Symbol: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Tour Features Includes:

Hotel accommodation in the tour
Daily three meals in the tour
Tour admission and Transfer services<
Local tour conductor in each city
All service charges and hotel taxes

Tour Cost Does Not Include:

Round-trip transpacific air ticket
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Optional tours
Passport and visa fee
Gratitude to guides


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