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Tibetan Wonders

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min $ 5423
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Destinations: Kunming, Lhasa
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 5423
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Description

Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to ‘the roof of the world’ where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.
Meditate with a Taoist Master at Weibaoshan Yunnan Admire the glistening architecture of Songzanlin Monastery Songzanlin Immerse yourself in the Buddhist way of life Lhasa Stand in awe as the sun rises over Earth's highest mountain Mount Everest

What's Included?

all international airfares all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges all accommodation most meals entrance fees, guides and daily tours visa fees for EU and UK passport holders Tibet permit conditions are subject to change

23 Day Tibetan Wonders Tour Itinerary

Our Tibetan Wonders 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 Kunming

Fly overnight to the relaxed city of Kunming, ‘the city of Eternal Spring’.

Day 3 Discover the Stone Forest

This morning, meander through the formations of the UNESCOlisted Stone Forest, where towering limestone pillars stand treelike in a fascinating illusion of petrified woodland. In the afternoon, visit Dianchi Lake and the Western Hills. Returning to Kunming, tuck into local delicacy Across the Bridge Noodles for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 4 TRAVEL TO DALI

Drive to Dali, a charming town that offers a peek into bygone China. Wander the Ancient Quarter and see the magnificent Three Pagodas. (B,L)

DAY 5 TAOIST MOUNTAIN MEDITATION

Weibaoshan is one of the Taoist religion’s most sacred mountains, and has twenty temples dotted on its forested slopes. Take a scenic walk and discover a handful of these temples, stopping to meet a Taoist priest who will introduce you to Taoist meditation techniques. (B,L)

DAY 6 SHAXI ANCIENT TOWN

Drive to Shaxi Ancient Town, nestled deep in the Himalayan foothills. Learn about the fascinating minority peoples who reside in the area and enjoy a local lunch. Continue to Lijiang and spend the evening wandering the old town. (B,L)

DAY 7 JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN & DONGBA SHAMAN

A magnificent mountain, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain soars to 5,500 metres. Taking a chairlift, explore one of the stunning high meadows and enjoy the amazing vistas. Admire the fascinating Ming Dynasty frescoes at Baisha and see the intricate creations of the embroidery school. Next, meet a genuine Shaman who will teach you to write the forgotten language of Dongba Pictograms. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 TIGER LEAPING GORGE

Visit Black Dragon Pool Park for magnificent views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Travel to Tiger Leaping Gorge. With its backdrop of snow-capped mountains, it is one of China’s most extraordinary sights. Continue on to the Tibetan monastery town of Zhongdian, also known as Shangri-La. Visit Dafo Temple and take some free time to explore the old town. (B,L)

DAY 9 RURAL SHANGRI-LA

Visit Songzanlin Monastery before hiking 2-3 hours to Napa Hai. Here you are surrounded by towering mountains and lush grasslands brimming with flora and fauna. Next, visit a rural Tibetan-style village where you will learn about the villagers’ way of life, make butter tea and taste home-cooked dishes. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 LHASA

Fly to Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. The afternoon is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (B,D)

DAY 11 JOKHANG TEMPLE AND SPIRITUAL BARKHOR CIRCUIT

Lhasa is a quickly growing modern city but among the narrow, old streets you’ll feel a million miles from the stresses and strains of the modern world. Wander around the Barkhor Circuit to see traditionally dressed locals, stalls of religious trinkets and prostrating pilgrims. Inside the Jokhang Temple, the devotion is palpable as queues of people worship in the flickering light of yak butter candles. There will also be a visit to Sera Monastery, to witness the debating monks. (B,L)

DAY 12 POTALA PALACE

The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder, towering over the city from its seat on Marpo Ri (Red Mountain). The Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, houses thousands of rooms filled with old treasures, from intricate shrines to beautiful frescoes. Next, explore Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lama, set in parkland just outside the city. Learn to make delicious momo dumplings and enjoy lunch at Snowland Restaurants (B,L,D)

DAYS 13-14 SHIGATSE

Travel across Tibet’s stark plains to Shigatse. Dominated by a fort reminiscent of the Potala, Shigatse is Tibet’s second city and the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Enjoy some time to explore the local markets. The next day, continue by road to New Tingri admiring the awe-inspiring views of the mighty Himalayas as we go. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 RONGBUK

Traverse some of the world’s most incredible scenery to the Rongbuk township. 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). Visit Rongbuk Monastery, draped in colourful prayer flags, and stay overnight in the township. (B,L,D)

DAY 16 EVEREST SUNRISE

Rise early to see a glorious sunrise over Everest before returning to New Tingri. (B,L,D)

DAYS 17-18 SHIGATSE AND GYANTSE

Return to Shigatse where the evening is at leisure. The next day, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, and join the pilgrims on their evening 'Kora' (circumnavigation) of the monastery. Continue to the pleasant town of Gyantse to visit the Gyantse Kumbum. Visit a traditional folk house for some home brewed 'chang'. (B,L,D)

DAY 19 TSEDANG

Travel along the Brahmaputra River to Tsedang, called the ‘cradle of Tibetan civilisation’. Visit Gangpo Ri. (B,L,D)

DAY 20 YUMBULHAKANG PALACE

Perched on a hill over the Yarlung River, legend says that the ancient Yumbulhakang Palace was the first building in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan king. Continue on to the Chang Chun Monastery and the King’s Tombs before returning to Lhasa. (B,L)

DAY 21 CHENGDU

Fly to Chengdu. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

DAY 22 GIANT PANDAS

Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre where you can get up close to China’s celebrated bears in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Visit People's Park, Matchmaker's Corner, a teahouse and the Shu Brocade factory. Tonight, sample delicious Sichuanese cuisine for dinner. You will also have the option to see a 'face-changing' show. (B,L,D)

DAY 23 FLY CHENGDU TO UK

Fly back home arriving the same or following day. (B)

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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.

Jinjiang Hotel

Jin Jiang Hotel is located close to Kunming’s main sttractions. Each of its air conditioned, modern en-suite rooms include satellite television, a minibar, complimentary toiletries and tea making facilities. The hotel includes the Shanghai and the Lily restaurant, which serve local Huaiyan and Yunnan specialties. The onsite fitness centre and spa is a highlight. ...Read more

Asia Hotel

Backed by the snow-capped Cangshan Mountain range and facing Erhai Lake, the four-star Asian Star Hotel offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the natural scenery of this area. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant, fitness room and currency exchange facilities. All of the rooms feature air conditioning, a telephone and a view of the mountain or lake....Read more

Adange Hotel

Located in the city centre of Lijiang, the Adange 4 star hotel offers 283 elegantly furnished en-suite rooms equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, safety deposit box and refrigerator. The onsite restaurant offers local Chinese and Western dishes. A swimming pool and gym are also available. ...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

Jin-Tone Hotel

Jin-Tone Hotel is a four-star hotel located in the core business area of Chengdu, close to CBD, Tianfu Square and Wide and Narrow Alleys. ...Read more


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