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21 Days Shanghai,Chengdu Tibet and Yunnan Discovery Tour

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Experience the cultural Tibet and glacial mountains, highlighted with Potala Palace,and the Lijiang and Shangri-la,they are both beautiful and interesting regions.Shangri-La,This fascinating spot has become a dreamland for many tourists and adventure lovers.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : 10 May, 2015 Arrival in Shanghai
10 May, 2015  Arrival in Shanghai

On arrival be transferred for a stay two nights at the 4* Ocean Hotel.

  • 4* Shanghai Ocean Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : 11 May, 2015 Shanghai
11 May, 2015 Shanghai

Today troll around the delightful Yuyuan Garden, its ponds, pavilions, paths and plants creating an infinitely varied series of exquisite views, and visit Jade Buddha Temple whose statues were carried all the way from Burma. Later walk along Shanghai riverside promenade, the Bund, with 19th century European architecture along one bank, and the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong opposite.

  • 4* Shanghai Ocean Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3 : 12 May, 2015 Shanghai/Chengdu
12 May, 2015 Shanghai/Chengdu

Fly to Chengdu for two nights at the 5*Tibet Hotel.  In a quaint and colourful part of the old town, step back in time as you walk along Kuanzhai Lanes, lined with traditional houses decorated with intricate woodcarving and red lanterns.

  • 5*Tibet Hotel Chengdu or the same class
  • Breakfast / Dinner
Day 4 : 13 May, 2015 Chengdu
13 May, 2015 Chengdu

Get close to one of the world most adorable and endangered animals at the Panda Research Base here which both supports those living in the wild and also works on a successful breeding programme. Later attend an intriguing and entertaining Sichuan" face-changing Opera“ see if you can spot how the performers swap their masks so quickly! 

  • 5* Tibet Hotel Chengdu or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 5 : 14 May, 2015 Chengdu/Lhasa
14 May, 2015 Chengdu/Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa to stay four nights at the 5*Brahmaputra Hotel. The rest of the day is free to rest and acclimatise to Tibet high altitudes, 12,000ft above sea level here in Lhasa and rising to 15,750ft later in the journey.

  • 5*Brahmaputra Hotel Lhasa or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : 15 May, 2015 Lhasa
15 May, 2015 Lhasa

Visit the 15th century Sera Monastery and its Great Assembly Hall, dormitories and colleges where 10,000 monks used to live. Later, follow the throngs of pilgrims as they make the clockwise circuit along Barkhor Street that encircles the golden-roofed Jokhang Temple, home to the most sacred Buddha statue for Tibetans.

  • 5*Brahmaputra Hotel Lhasa or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 7 : 16 May,2015 Lhasa
16 May,2015 Lhasa

425ft above the city on Red Mountain stands the fortress-like Potala Palace,13 storeys high  and with 1,000 rooms filled with statues, chapels, manuscripts and murals. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas and Tibet political and spiritual headquarters for centuries, and later you will visit the summer palace, Norbulingka, a complex of delightful pavilions and gardens outside the city. 

  • 5*Brahmaputra Hotel Lhasa or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 8 : 17 May, 2015 Lhasa
17 May, 2015 Lhasa

One of the three great monasteries of Tibet, Drepung Monastery is a religious university where around 600 monks live in its heyday before the Potola Palace was built there were over 10,000 and it was the largest in the world.

  • 5*Brahmaputra Hotel Lhasa or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : 18 May,2015 Lhasa/Gyantze
18 May,2015 Lhasa/Gyantze

Leave Lhasa and drive along the Southern Friendship Highway in the direction of Kathmandu, over the Kampa La mountain pass to Yamdrok Lake, the sacred holy sapphire and female guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Continue past the Karo La Glacier to the small town of Gyantze

  • 3*Gyantze Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : 19 May, 2015 Gyantze/Shigatze
19 May, 2015 Gyantze/Shigatze

This morning visit Palkhor Chode Monastery and its nine-storey pyramid-like structure known as a kumbum with 76 chapels lined with lavish murals. Continue to Shigatze to stay at 4*Shigatze Hotel for two nights

  • 4*Shigatze Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 11 : 20 May, 2015 Shigatze
20 May, 2015 Shigatze

Visit the Tashilhungpo Monastery, founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th century and traditional seat of his second-in-command, the Panchen Lama, ever since. See the jewel-encrusted tomb of the tragic 10th Panchen Lama, the 86ft-high Maitreya Buddha statue, murals and the immense Thangka Wall.

  • 4*Shigatze Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : 21 May, 2015 Shigatze /Lhasa
21 May, 2015 Shigatze /Lhasa

Drive back to Lhasa, the Ground of the Gods, through rugged scenery along the Northern Friendship Highway for a final night in Tibet.

  • 5*Brahmaputra Hotel Lhasa or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 13 : 22 May, 2015 Lhasa/Zhongdian
22 May, 2015 Lhasa/Zhongdian

Fly to Zhongdian in the north-west of China Yunnan province, a photogenic town perched on a Himalayan plateau and once a staging post on the Southern Silk Road down to Vietnam. It was renamed Shangri La a few years ago due to its natural beauty, and we stay two nights in this fabled paradise at the 4*Shiner Hotel.

  • 4*Shiner Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 14 : 23 May, 2015 Zhongdian
23 May, 2015 Zhongdian

Visit Songzanlin Monastery, dating from the 16th century and rebuilt following damage during the 1959 invasion of Tibet. Drive out to Napa and Shudu Lakes, surrounded by snowy mountains, forests, rich pastures and picturesque hillside hamlets. Visit one of these to meet a local Tibetan family and enjoy a hearty home-cooked dinner.

  • 4*Shiner Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 15 : 24 May, 2015 Zhongdian/Lijiang
24 May, 2015 Zhongdian/Lijiang

Drive south to Lijiang, once the capital of the Naxi Kingdom, en-route admiring the world deepest canyon at Tiger Leaping Gorge where the Yangtze is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks. In Lijiang visit the local beauty spots Black Dragon Pool and Lion Hill, and listen to the traditional music of the Naxi orchestra.

  • 4*Castle Hotel Lijiang or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 16 : 25 May, 2015 Lijiang
25 May, 2015 Lijiang

Take a cable car ride up sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the southernmost glacier in the northern hemisphere, and explore Lijiang quaint old town with its 354 bridges and elaborately carved Naxi houses. 

  • 4*Castle Hotel Lijiang or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 17 : 26 May, 2015 Lijiang/Dali
26 May, 2015 Lijiang/Dali

Drive south through the green, rural lands of the Bai people and pass Erhai Lake to Dali, to stay at the 4*Landscape Hotel for the night.  See the elegant, thousand-year-old towers of the Song Dynasty Three Pagodas and the exotic Catholic Church, and shop in the pleasant old quarter. 

  • 4*Landscape Hotel Dali or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 18 : 27 May, 2015 Dali/Kunming
27 May, 2015 Dali/Kunming

Fly to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan and staging post along the old trading route to neighbouring Burma, part of the southern Silk Road, and stay two nights at the 4*Jinjiang Hotel.  On arrival, visit the Western Hills that locals say resemble a beautiful girl reclining on the banks of Dianchi Lake

  • 4*Jinjiang Hotel Kunming or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 19 : 28 May, 2015 Kunming
28 May, 2015 Kunming

Today visit the extraordinary Stone Forest, a hundred square miles of thin, jagged limestone towers like giant trees, and the Tang Dynasty Bamboo Temple.

  • 4*Jinjiang Hotel Kunming or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 20 : 29 May, 2015 Kunming/Shanghai
29 May, 2015 Kunming/Shanghai

Today transfer to airport for your flight  to Shanghai for an overnight stay at the Ocean Hotel. B 4*Ocean Hotel

  • 4* Shabnghai Ocean Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 21 : 30 May, 2015 Departure Shanghai
30 May, 2015 Departure Shanghai

Fly from Shanghai to your home. 

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10 May--30 May 2015





Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

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please note:The Tibet has a high altitude (3,500m/11,483f - 5,200m/17,060f) with temperatures range from 10-25. Please make sure to consult your GP when travelling to this area to advise you about the effects of altitude sickness.

1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Shanghai to Chengdu,Chengdu to Lhasa, Lhasa to Zhongdian, Dali to Kunming and Kunming to Shanghai.
2. Domestic airport taxes.
3. 20 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with private facilities.
4. All meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all entrance fees
6. Complimentary domestic travel insurance.
7. Tibet permit.

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