Driving across the majestic Himalaya mountain range, this 17-day Kathmandu to Beijing overland tour will let you discover the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, mysterious land of Tibetan Buddhism and two of China’s most centuries-old cultural cities, Xi’an and Beijing. In addition to the classic road trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa along the Friendship Highway, you will also enjoy the legendary Tibet train journey along the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway and get amazed by the fast high speed train in China.
The tour will first bring you to Nepal’s Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur City, where you will visit the Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and the Golden Temple etc. Leaving Nepal, you will take an overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa, traversing breathtaking plateau landscapes as lakes, glaciers, gorges, forests, grasslands etc. On the way, you will visit the renowned Everest Base Camp, the magnificent Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, and famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Then the holy Lhasa city will greet you with its landmarks, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture and religion. After your Tibet tour, you will take the Tibet train from Lhasa to Xi’an, to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors, the eighth wonder of the world. Then the high speed train will take you to the modern and ancient city of Beijing, where you will visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, as well as hike to the Great Wall, before the tour ends.