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Trans Himalayan between Xi'an and Xi'an via Tibet

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16 days between Xi'an and Xi'an
Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting in the magnificent historic city of Xi'an, home of the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, we will then journey by train to the enchanted land of Tibet and it's exotic capital of Lhasa. After exploring the incredible highlights of Lhasa such as its imposing Potala Palace, we carry on to the ancient monasteries and forts of Gyantse and Shigatse before reaching the northern base camp of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain! We will then head back to Lhasa and fly back to Xi'an Join us on this unforgettable epic overlanding experience in Tibet and China!

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The vast Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China
Xi'an

Border Information: if joining the trip in Xi'an, you will most likely enter China at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA code: XIY).

There will be a group meeting at 6:00pm in our hotel in Xi'an - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Xi'an before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Xi'an.

In Xi'an we will stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

Xi'an at night, China
Xi'an

Today we will head out for an included visit to the awe-inspiring world-famous Terracotta Warriors. We will have free time to independently explore the Xi'an on our return to the city.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Visit the ornate 14th-century Bell and Drum towers, which originally marked the sunrise and sunset

CNY 40
Optional

Visit the mind-blowing Tomb of Emporer Jingdi of the Han Dynasty, containing 50,000 doll-sized terracotta figures

CNY 90
Optional

Wander through the atmospheric Muslim Quarter and visit the Xi'an Great Mosque, the first mosque constructed in China

CNY 30
Optional

Learn about the fascinating history of the ancient Chinese capital of Chang'an at the Shaanxi History Museum, without doubt one of the finest museums in China

CNY 30
Included

Explore the world-famous site of the Terracotta Warriors, an army of 8000 life-size figures built to protect the Emporer Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife

Included in Kitty
Optional

Walk or cycle around the Ming Dynasty Xi'an City Wall, the largest city wall in the world

CNY 80
Optional

Visit the impressive Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an's most famous landmark dating from the Tang and Ming Dynasties

CNY 80
Optional Visit the Forest of Stelae Museum, a collection of 3000 stone tablets of Chinese calligraphy that has been collected here since 1057 CNY 50
Optional Visit the huge former Tang Dynasty royal palace of Daming, and explore its vast parks and gardens Free
Wild camping on the shore of Qinghai Hu Lake, China
Qinghai Hu

Today we will take a short local flight to the small city of Xining in China's mid-western Qinghai province. On arrival we will make a visit to the vast and starkly beautiful Qinghai Hu Lake. The population of this part of the Tibetan Plateau is thinly spread and mainly comprises of Kazakhs, Moguls and Hui.

We will stay in a local hotel in the city of Xining.

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit the stunning remote Qinghai Hu Lake in the lower realms of the Tibetan Plateau

Included in Kitty
The stunning scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Overnight Train to Lhasa

Today we will board our overnight train to Lhasa - the train takes the 2000km-long Qinghai-Tibet railway, a masterpiece of railway engineering opened in 2006. The train takes us over the 5,072m Tanggula Pass (a crossing that makes the railway the highest in the world) on its spectacular and scenic journey across the mountains and the Tibetan Plateau, arriving in Lhasa the following day. Please note that there are several trains a day, so our departure and arrival times for the train journey will be flexible. 

Tonight we will have sleeper tickets on the train and will sleep on basic bunk beds on the train.

The Potala Palace dominating the centre of Lhasa, Tibet
Lhasa

Today we will arrive in the famous and evocative city of Lhasa, the religious, cultural and economic centre of Tibet. We will have free time to independently explore the city and soak up its unique atmosphere on our arrival.

In Lhasa we will stay in a comfortable hotel.

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3 Jul
2017
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2017
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Xi'an to Xi'an
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$2,882 + $420 = $3,302
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16 Jul
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2018
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Xi'an to Xi'an
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