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Tour Overview

Discover the wonders of China, Nepal, and India on this enriching 20-day journey. Begin in Beijing, exploring iconic sites like the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall. Immerse in Tibetan culture at Potala Palace and serene Yamdrok Lake.

In Nepal, marvel at Kathmandu's historic gems and take a scenic flight over Mt. Everest. India welcomes with the Taj Mahal's splendor, Jaipur's royal allure, and Varanasi's spiritual ambiance. Each day offers a new adventure, blending ancient marvels, cultural treasures, and breathtaking landscapes into an unforgettable odyssey.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Forbidden City Marvel: Explore the grandeur of the Forbidden City, the ancient imperial palace, and immerse yourself in China's imperial history.
  • Great Wall Adventure: Conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall, enjoying stunning views after a cable car ride.
  • Terracotta Artistry: Craft your mini Terracotta Warrior souvenir in Xian and take home a piece of history.
  • Potala Palace Serenity: Experience spiritual bliss at the Potala Palace, Tibet's iconic landmark, and delve into Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Himalayan Majesty: Soak in the beauty of Lake Yamdrok, a pristine turquoise gem nestled amidst snow-capped peaks.
  • Historical Kathmandu: Discover Kathmandu's rich heritage with visits to Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and more.
  • Everest Spectacle: Witness the majesty of Mt. Everest on a thrilling scenic flight.
  • Taj Mahal Elegance: Marvel at the Taj Mahal's eternal beauty and explore Agra Fort's historical significance.
  • Jaipur Royalty: Traverse Jaipur's royal heritage with visits to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and City Palace.
  • Varanasi Spirituality: Absorb the spiritual energy of Varanasi with Ganges River boat trips and the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After the journey, take the rest of the day to unwind and acclimate to the new time zone.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, an expansive historical site where you can learn about China's rich cultural heritage. Explore the Forbidden City, an architectural marvel that once housed Chinese emperors.

    China Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    In the afternoon, delve into the heart of Beijing by wandering through the old hutongs, narrow alleys that offer a glimpse into traditional Beijing life.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Explore the Temple of Heaven, an iconic symbol of Chinese religious architecture. Later, venture to the Mutianyu Great Wall, a picturesque section of the Great Wall known for its natural beauty. Take a cable car ride to the top and enjoy a leisurely walk on the ancient wall, absorbing the breathtaking scenery.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  4. Discover the Summer Palace, a magnificent imperial garden that showcases classical Chinese garden design. In the afternoon, board a high-speed train to Xian, a city renowned for its ancient history and the Terracotta Warriors.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

    China Beijing Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat trip on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace

  5. Embark on a journey to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an archaeological marvel. Participate in a workshop where you can create a miniature Terracotta Warrior, a unique souvenir to cherish. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Xian and its ancient wonders.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xi'an

    Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    The spectacular Terracotta Warriors

  6. Take a morning flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and take some time to adjust to the high altitude. Relax and prepare for the upcoming days of exploration.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Lhasa

  7. Visit the awe-inspiring Potala Palace, an architectural masterpiece standing as a testament to Tibetan Buddhism and its rich cultural heritage. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its magnificent white and red facade, continues to awe visitors with its historical significance and breathtaking mountainous surroundings.

    China Tibet Potala Palace
    Potala Palace

    Explore Jokhang Temple, a sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists, and wander through Barkhor Street, a bustling market where you can experience Tibetan culture. Later, visit Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery and indulge in a serene afternoon tea session.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Lhasa

  8. Discover Norbulingka, aka the Summer Palace, showcasing exquisite Tibetan architecture. Visit Drepung Monastery, one of the most important monastic institutions in Tibet, and witness philosophical debates at Sera Monastery in the afternoon.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Lhasa

    China Lhasa Sera Monastery
    Monks are debating at Sera Monastery

  9. Embark on a scenic drive to Lake Yamdrok, a turquoise gem surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Enjoy leisure time by the lake and later drive to a small temple on an island. Delight in a picnic with unique lake views, creating memorable moments.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Lhasa

    China Tibet Lake Yamdrok
    Lake Yamdrok

  10. Catch a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal, and have the free afternoon to explore Thamel Street, a vibrant area filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kathmandu

  11. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic palace complex displaying traditional Nepalese architecture. Explore the spiritual ambiance of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Conclude your day at Swayambhunath Monkey Temple, an ancient stupa with panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kathmandu

    Nepal Kathmandu Durbar Square
    Kathmandu Durbar Square

  12. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas with a scenic flight over Mt. Everest. Explore the architectural wonders of Patan Durbar Square and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bhaktapur, discovering its intricately carved structures, such as the Golden Gate and Pottery Square.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kathmandu

    Nepal Patan Golden Temple
    Patan Golden Gate

  13. Fly to Delhi, India, and visit Qutub Minar, an iconic tower of Mughal architecture. Explore the grandeur of Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reflecting the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Delhi

    India Delhi Humayun's Tomb
    Humayun's Tomb

  14. Explore Jama Masjid, a majestic mosque that showcases Mughal architecture at its finest. Embark on a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk Market, a bustling bazaar offering a sensory delight of colors and aromas. In the afternoon, drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Agra

    India Delhi Jama Masjid
    Jama Masjid, an architectural masterpiece

  15. Witness the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to eternal love. Explore Agra Fort, a fortress with a rich history and stunning architecture. At sunset, savor coffee or tea with cookies while marveling at the Taj Mahal's enchanting silhouette.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Agra

    India Agra Taj Mahal
    The magnificent Taj Mahal

  16. After breakfast, take a guided tour of Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal and a gem of Mughal architecture. In the afternoon, drive to Jaipur, known as the Pink City, renowned for its vibrant culture and magnificent palaces.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Jaipur

    India Agra Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
    Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

  17. Explore the grandeur of Amber Fort, an ancient fort perched on a hilltop with panoramic views. Visit Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, a fascinating structure with intricate latticework. Discover the scientific brilliance of Jantar Mantar Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and conclude your day at City Palace, a majestic royal residence with museums and courtyards.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Jaipur

    India Jaipur City Palace
    City Palace

  18. Drive from Jaipur to Delhi Airport and catch a flight to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world and a spiritual center of India.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Varanasi

  19. At sunrise, embark on a serene boat trip on the Ganges River, observing local rituals and the spiritual essence of the city. Visit various temples in Varanasi, each with its unique cultural significance. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony, a spiritual ritual that illuminates the riverbanks.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Varanasi

    India Varanasi Ganges River Sunrise
    Enjoy a serene boat trip on the Ganges River at sunrise

  20. Enjoy your free time until your departure. Your driver will escort you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home, concluding your remarkable journey through the cultural and historical wonders of Asia. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $4575 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 19 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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