Rating in China
$ 5676

Himalayan Adventure

Culture
Culture
min $ 5676
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Chengdu, Lhasa, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Bhaktapur
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 5676
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Description

Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world, before descending into the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.
Visit the world famous Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu Giant Pandas Immerse yourself in the mysticality of Jokhang Temple Lhasa Gaze at this breathtaking mountain at the North Base Camp Mount Everest Jump into a riot of colours, chaos and culture in Nepal's capital Kathmandu

What's Included?

all international airfares all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges all accommodation all meals entrance fees, guides and daily tours visa fees for UK passport holders

21 Day Himalayan Adventure Tour Itinerary

Our Himalayan Adventure itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Days 1-2 Fly to Chengdu

Fly overnight to Chengdu. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. (D)

DAY 3 GIANT PANDAS

A visit to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Stroll through People's Park to Matchmaker's Corner, where parents come to look for suitors for their children, and visit a traditional teahouse. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 LHASA

Fly to Lhasa and acclimatise. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 DEBATING MONKS

Lhasa is a modern city but among the old streets at its core you’ll feel a million miles from the modern world. Venture inside Jokhang Temple where queues of people worship in the flickering light of yak butter candles. Wander around the Barkhor with traditionally dressed locals and prostrating pilgrims. There will also be a visit to Sera Monastery to witness the debating monks. This evening, try yak burgers for dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 THE POTALA PALACE

The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder towering over the city. The former winter palace of the Dalai Lama, it houses thousands of rooms filled with old treasures. This evening, enjoy a traditional Tibetan dance performance. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 SHIGATSE

Travel across Tibet’s stark plains to Shigatse, Tibet’s second city and the traditional home of the Panchen Lama. Take a stroll through the local market and browse the wares on sale. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the hilltop complex that is the monastic seat of the Panchen Lama. From here, drive to New Tingri admiring awe-inspiring Himalayan views. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Mount Everest

Rise early to make the final assault across the Gue La to Pasum and Rongbuk, a monastic village festooned in colourful prayer flags. See the world's highest post office, with the Himalayas dominating the horizon, before reaching the Everest Base Camp Boundary Monument. Here, situated under the gaze of Everest’s north face, the views of the world’s highest peak are unsurpassed (weather permitting). (B,L,D)

DAY 10 GYANTSE KUMBUM

Drive to the pleasant town of Gyantse and visit the famous Kumbum. This fascinating monastery is home to the largest chorten in Tibet – climb it for a sucession of colourful muralfilled chapels and wonderful views. Stay overnight in the town. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 YAMDROK LAKE

Drive back to Lhasa, making a stop to admire the colossal Karuola Glacier, stretching down the side of Mount Simila towards the road; and a stop to admire the breathtaking blue of the sacred Yamdrok Lake, backed by the snowy peaks of the Himalaya. Overnight in Lhasa. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 INTO NEPAL

Fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Meet your Nepalese guide and transfer to Dhulikhel to see the traditional Nuwari houses and browse the local market. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 BHAKTAPUR

Visit Changu Narayan Temple before taking a hike to Telkot through the forest landscapes, admiring the stunning Himalayan scenery. Drive to Bhaktapur and visit the Old Houses before enjoying a traditional Nepalese lunch. This afternoon, wander Bhaktapur’s cobblestone streets where you’ll stumble across many old courtyards, temples and artisans busy at their craft. Visit the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows on Durbar Square. (B,L,D)

Days 14-15 Pokhara

Fly to Pokhara. The town sits on the verdant banks of Phewa Lake with virtually uninterrupted views of the majestic Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Take a walking tour, admiring the views. The next day, explore Pokhara's traditional bazaar, Bindyabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Cave and Devil's Fall. Spend the afternoon wandering the International Mountain Museum. (B,L,D)

Days 16-17 Chitwan National Park

Admire the sunrise before departing for Chitwan National Park. A jungle safari delivers you to the Terai, or plains region. Tomorrow, take an early morning nature walk, and visit the elephant stables. Later, enjoy a serene trip down the Rapti River to view the animals on the river banks. Observe an elephant bath and this evening enjoy a traditional Tharu Stick dance performed by local farmers. (B,L,D)

DAY 18 DAMAN

Drive to Daman which has one of the most spectacular outlooks over the Himalayan range of anywhere in Nepal. Continue on to Kathmandu (B,L,D)

DAY 19 LAMA BLESSING

Essentially a suburb of Kathmandu, Patan was once the capital of an independent kingdom, something that is noticeable in its distinctiveness. See the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Palace and the sights of Patan’s Durbar Square. Returning to Kathmandu, visit the Bodhnath Stupa and Monastery for a very special Lama blessing. Continue to Pashupatinath Temple. (B,L,D)

DAY 20 SWAYAMBHUNATH

Kathmandu is a city of many layers – a modern day assault on the senses, a hub of cultural and artistic heritage and a monument to the medieval era. Today’s visits include Swayambhunath Temple, Durbar Square, the Kumari Temple and Thamel Market. (B,L,D)

Day 21 Fly Kathmandu to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

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TOUR HOTELS

Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine. ...Read more

Tibet Hotel

Located a short distance from the renowned Potala Palace, the Tibet Hotel Lhasa has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning, tea making facilities, a minibar, satellite television and a safety deposit box. The hotel features a restaurant serving Cantonese and Tibetan cuisine, a lobby bar and a fitness room with sauna....Read more

Shigatse Hotel

The Shigatse Hotel, located less than 1km from the Tashilumpo Monastery, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including tea making facilities and complimentary toiletries. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves local Tibetan, Chinese and Western flavours. There is also a fitness centre onsite....Read more

Everest Hotel

Mt. Everest Hotel is located in Tingri County at the foot of Mt. Everest. The hotel is 510 km to Lhasa, 240 km to Shigatse and 100 km to the prominent Mount Everest, ,making Mt. Everest Hotel the tourists' choice during their stay in Tibet. The Hotel has 51 comfortable en-suite rooms, all with modern amenities, and a restaurant with magnificent views of the Himalayas. ...Read more

Zhangmu Hotel

The Zhangmu Hotel, located in the city centre of Zhangmu, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning and a personal safety box. The onsite restaurant serves Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Other facilities include room service, laundry and a coffee house. ...Read more

Hotel Heritage

Located a short 7-minute walk from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Hotel Heritage is a boutique hotel which successfully blends the traditional Nepali look and feel with modern amenities. The hotel features luxurious large en-suite rooms all with free Wi-Fi, and a superb restaurant serving delicious Nepali and continental food. ...Read more

Mount Kailash

Located in Pokhara the second largest city in Nepal, Mount Kailash Hotel provides guests with elegant views of the city’s landscape. The hotel boasts 51 beautiful en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities and magnificent views of mountain ranges. Other superb facilities include two dining spaces, a swimming pool, a beautiful garden and spa....Read more

Tigerland Safari Resort

The Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Chitwan National Park, just across the Rapti River that forms its boundaries. The comfortable en-suite rooms are built on stilts off the ground, replicating the local Tharu culture and dwellings, and are well equipped with modern facilities including air-conditioning and heating. The restaurant also boasts superb local cuisine....Read more

Everest Panorama

Perched on the side of a mountain, the Everest Panorama hotel prides itself on expansive views over the Himalayas and its heartfelt service from staff. Located close to the hotel are Pashupatinath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The hotel has comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV. Other fantastic facilities include a library, spa, sauna and superb restaurant. ...Read more

Radisson Hotel

Perfectly situated near Thamel in Lazimpat, the heart of the city, the Radisson Hotel is an unbeatable accommodation choice for future vacations to Nepal. The hotel boasts 5* en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities to ensure your stay is pleasurable. The hotel also features an impressive array of world-class amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet access, a health club, a rooftop swimming pool, a deluxe spa and numerous on-site dining options. ...Read more


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