15 days,Beijing to Kathmandu

Visit incredible monuments and palaces, explore the bustle of Beijing and hike the Great Wall, ride the rails on the Trans-Tibetan railway, experience monk debates in Sera Monastery, set eyes on Everest Base Camp

Take part in rituals and haggle for a bargain in the markets. From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countryside to Tibet on this well-packed overland adventure. Witness the splendour of the Potala Palace and the majesty of remote monasteries and then celebrate the journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've climbed down from the roof of the world.

What's Included

  • Great Wall entrance
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • Trans-Tibetan Railway
  • Lhasa orientation walk
  • Potala Palace entrance
  • Sera or Drepung Monastery visit
  • Jokhang Temple entrance
  • Pelkor Chode, Gyantse Kunbum and Tashilhunpo Monastery visits
  • Everest National Park entrance and hike
  • Zhangmu Pass drive
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 4 breakfasts. (Allow USD225-325 for meals not included.)
  • Train, private bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (11 nts), guesthouse (1 nt, multi-share), sleeper train (2 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Beijing

Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore Beijing.

Days 3–4Beijing/Lhasa

Take a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before boarding the Trans-Tibetan Railway to Lhasa.

Day 5Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa in the evening. Take an orientation walk around and start acclimatizing to the altitude.

Days 6–8Lhasa(1B)

Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 9Lhasa/Gyantse(1B)

Drive to Gyantse along beautiful Yamdrok Tso lake.

Day 10Gyantse/Shigatse

Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum, and Tashilunpo Monastery.

Day 11Shigatse/Sakya

Travel to Sakya and visit the Sakya Gompa.

Day 12Sakya/Rongpu Si

Visit Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world.

Day 13Rongpu Si/Zham

Hike (or drive) to Everest Base Camp for a closer view of this magnificent mountain. Continue driving through the spectacular mountain passes, topped with prayer flags and wind-driven prayer wheels.

Day 14Zham/Kathmandu

Cross the border and travel to Kathmandu. Enjoy some free time to get to know the city.

Day 15Kathmandu

Depart at any time.

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