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15 Days Tibet and Nepal tour from Beijing by Train

15 Days Tibet and Nepal tour from Beijing by Train

Our 15 days China to Nepal tour including Tibet is going to be a life-time memory for you with the rare experience of getting to Tibet by Lhasa Express through Qinghai-Tibet railway, and staying a night at Everest Base Camp, which is the highest point of a human being can stay. You will discover the charm of ancient and different history of China, Tibet and Nepla together in just one go.

TOUR CODECTT-BXTKT-015

PLACES VISITEDBeijing - Xian - Lhasa - Yamdro Lake - Shigatse - EBC - Kathmandu

TOUR TYPEEscorted by private guide and vehicle

  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Service Guide

At a Glance

Day1   Arrive in Beijing

Day2   Beijing Sightseeing: Great Wall at Badaling (B)

Day3   Beijing Sightseeing: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace, and take train to Xian (B)

Day4  Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses (B)

Day5  Board the train to Lhasa from Xian(B)

Day6   Sightseeing along the railway, arrival Lhasa in the late afternoon (B)

Day7   Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street (B)

Day8  Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery, Carpet Factory and Sera Monastery (B)

Day9  Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyangtse - Shigatse(B)

Day10  Shigatse - Lhatse - Tingri - Rongphu Monastery (B)

Day11   Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu (or Nylam) (B)

Day12   Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu(1400m,123km) (B)

Day13  Kathmandu Valley half a day Tour (B)

Day14  Kathmandu Valley half a day Tour (B)

Day15  Leave Kathmandu to your next destination (B)

Itinerary Day by Day

Day1   Arrive in Beijing

A private car will take you to your Hotel in Beijing,you could have a rest in your hotel or looking around in Beijing on your own.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Day2   Beijing Sightseeing: Great Wall at Badaling (B)

Today you will visit the majestic Great Wall (Badaling section) and the Chang Tomb of Ming Tombs. You will be taken on a group tour to the Great Wall, the most famous symbol of China and one of the world’s most remarkable architectural wonders. This section was first built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

Stay overnight at Beijing.

Day3   Beijing Sightseeing: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace, and take train to Xian (B)

Today you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, and then the magnificent Forbidden City which located in the center of Beijing and used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

In the afternoon, you will visit the fine Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Summer Palace was an imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty. it is the most splendid classical garden in China. The Temple of Heaven is a royal sacred site where prayers for good harvests, prosperity and harmonious life are offered.

In the evening you board overnight train to Xian.

Stay overnight on the train.

Day4  Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses (B)

You will be in Xian in the morning.

Today’s sightseeing is The BanPo Museum, The Museum of the First Qin Emperor’s Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. You will also visit the shop of The Qin terra-cotta figures and Jades in Terra-cotta warriors Museum.

Stay overnight in Xian.

Day5  Board the train to Lhasa from Xian(B)

In the early morning, you will board the famous sky train to Lhasa in Xian train station. To start the wonderful journey of experience the highest train ride in the world. The train journey will take you about 33 hours.

Stay overnight on the train.

Day6   Sightseeing along the railway, arrival Lhasa in the late afternoon (B)

A full day window sightseeing along Qinghai-Tibet Railway, you will see land of snows, desert, immense grassland, ice –mountain, beautiful lakes which will strongly go to your heart.

Arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. You are warmly welcome to Tibet by saying Tashi Delek at the Train station by our professional employee and send you to reserved hotel in Lhasa. Then have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day7   Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street (B)

Morning section to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala etc.

Afternoon section visiting to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc. you will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thakangka workroom at Barkor.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day8  Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery, Carpet Factory and Sera Monastery (B)

Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous it was the government centre during fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during fifth dalai lama.

Then you will visit the Carpet Factory, you can see how the world-famous Tibetan carpets are made.

After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 3-5 in the afternoon section most of the time.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day9  Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyangtse - Shigatse(B)

Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama.

The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour and Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day10  Shigatse - Lhatse - Tingri - Rongphu Monastery (B)

Drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. There is about 90km bumpy road from Tingri to Rongpuk, road is under construction. From Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapid river and high mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more. They are Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m).

Stay overnight at Rongphu Monastery Tent or Guest House.

Day11   Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Zhangmu (or Nylam) (B)

Early in the morning to see the sunrise from Rongpuk then to view Mt. Everest. It is fabulous and splendid. After walking arrive the place get on the local bus then use half of an hour arrive at Everest Base camp ( Or you also can trekking to Base Camp around 1.5-2 hours one way. It's interesting and much warmer, but hard to breathe). Hiking up to the top of the photo point to take pictures of the splendid- Mt. Everest.

Then late in the afternoon around 13:00 go down from E.B.C back to Shegar. Then you will go west to Zhangmu with our tour guide.

Stay overnight in Zhangmu.

Day12   Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu(1400m,123km) (B)

Drive few kilometers away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River which brings you closer to the Immigration Control in Kodari. Here you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet your Nepalese escort who will drive you to Kathmandu.

After driving for around 5 hours, and covering 123 km, you finally arrive at Kathmandu.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day13  Kathmandu Valley half a day Tour (B)

After breakfast, your Nepalese tour guide will take you to the major sightseeing places in Kathmandu (Pashupathinath, Boudhanath and Paten). you will see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like and Boudhanath, Hindu temples of Pashupatinath.

After sightseeing, You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan. Then back to your hotel.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day14  Kathmandu Valley half a day Tour (B)

After breakfast we take you to Bhaktapur, where you will experience unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has not been touched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places.

Back to your hotel in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day15  Leave Kathmandu to your next destination (B)

Your Nepalese tour guide will take you to the airport for your flight to next destination.

On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can extend your trip to other parts of Nepal, such as Safari at National parks, rafting, trekking etc. – if you need, please ask us.

Services Included

  1. Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary permit to Tibet
  2. Domestic train/flight tickets as idicted in the itinerary
  3. All lodging listed in the itinerary
  4. Meals listed in itinerary
  5. Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  6. Local Tour Transfers according to group size
  7. Excellent English-Speaking Tour Guide in China Tour and local Tibetan English-speaking guide in Tibet
  8. Government tax and travel agency service

Services Excluded

  1. Chinese visa
  2. International flight to and out of China
  3. Domestic flight'train not listed in the itinerary
  4. Meals not specified the itinerary
  5. Tips and gratitude to tour guide and drive
  6. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc

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